Greetings to all,. In Toby Lester’s article “What is the Koran?”, published in the January issue of The Atlantic Monthly, a German scholar, Dr. Gerd-R. Puin, . “Gerd-R. Puin’s current thinking about the Koran’s history partakes of this contemporary revisionism. ‘My idea is that the Koran is a kind of. View Gerd Puin’s business profile at The Quran and see work history, affiliations and more.

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Salim Abdullah, director of the German Islamic Archives, affiliated to the powerful pan-Islamic Muslim World League, has given him a positive response. The first two Islamic centuries ] in German 1st ed. A must read for anyone who is very into scholastic Islamic investigation. The idea that the Koran is the literal Word of God, unchanging and permanent, is crucial to Islam. I would also warn you that this book is Hard. Not all Muslim reaction to him has been hostile. And since the Koran claims repeatedly to be clear but obviously is not—as even speakers of Arabic will tell you—there is a contradiction.

Academics offering radical interpretations of the Koran put their lives at risk.

You have to be able to wade through German scholarship to read these books from Saarland, and be prepared to read or skip over passages written in strange alphabets, but they are much friendlier in English than in the original German! The manuscripts, thought to be the oldest surviving copies of the Koran, were discovered in the ancient Great Mosque of Sa’na inwhen the building was being restored after heavy rainfall, hidden in the loft in a bundle of old parchment and paper documents.

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Most widely held works by Gerd-R Puin. This is blasphemy, according to orthodox Muslims, and is not entirely accepted by other academics. I enjoyed reading it. In an article in Atlantic Monthly, [4] Gerd Puin is quoted as saying that:. Yet The Theory provides important points that needs extra work and clarification in order for it to be more establish in the Scholarly world.

This book tells of the Christian Background. Such a backlash is not to be taken lightly; the Salman Rushdie affair is a solemn reminder of the power of an angry Muslim community. It may include stories that were written before the prophet Mohammed began his ministry and which have subsequently been rewritten. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Like other early Arabic literature, the Sa’na Koran was written without any diacritical marks, vowel symbols or any guide to how it should be read, says Puin.

Of course, the history of Arab Christianity — although quite long and interesting — is not something that modern Muslims like to deal with.

However my Criticism to Popp’s essay is, it didn’t deal with the materials that talks about Muhammad from non -Muslim sources. Those that were unfamiliar with the Koran would read it differently because there were no diacritical and vowel symbols. Set up a giveaway. More than 15, sheets of the Yemeni Qur’ans have painstakingly been cleaned, treated, sorted, cataloged and photographed and 35, microfilmed photos have been made of the manuscripts.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. My idea is that the Koran is a kind of cocktail of texts that were not all understood even at the time of Muhammad. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. But the Sa’na manuscripts are even older. Finally, it wasnot until the end of the eighth and ninth centuries that Islam formed as a separate religion, and the Koran underwent a period of historical development of at least years”–Publisher’s description.

In this context the name is used as an honorific meaning “revered” or “praiseworthy” and can only refer to Jesus Christ, as Christianity was the predominant religion of the area at this time. He says they gegd new light on the early development of the Koran as a book with pun “textual history”, which contradicts the fundamental Muslim belief that it is the unchanging Word of God.

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He says that Muslims believe that “the Koran has been worked on a thousand years ago” and “is not a topic anymore”. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Amazon Second Chance Pass gerr on, trade it in, give it a second life. Puin’s other radical theory is that pre-Islamic sources have entered the Koran.

This is something that Muslims would find offensive. Die beiden ersten islamischen Jahrhunderte [ At a glance: