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Khalaf: Iqra' wa It'alim you need to do lots of both!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Feb 4, 2006 at 07:12

All I asked you was: Did you really read Wansbrough's books, and it is books and not book, and they are: Quranic Studies and Sectarian Milieu. I knew that you did not, but I wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt.

To really appreciate such great scholarly work as Wansbrough your Arabic has to be beyond excellent, which I doubt that it is as I think that you are not an Arabic speaker and the clue was the e between Ibn and Warraq. But if you know very good Arabic: good then go and read his work and good luck, and no one can stop you from refuting what he wrote. And he is for sure the one that we all have to contend with in the study of early Islam unless you get your education from a madrassa.

Patricia Crone and Micheal Cook's work is for sure based on the work of Wansbrough. So for anyone to appreciate their work you must read Wansbrough first.

But again Muslims are taught early on never to question anything in the Muslim sources and the sira becomes real because the Ibn Ishaq says so. It is sad indeed.
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