Jun 212010
The Last Verse Of The Qur'anWhen it comes to identifying the last verse of the Qur’an, scholars have shown considerable disagreement and uncertainty. There are several competing ḥadīths and historical reports.
May 092010
The First Verse Of The Qur’anLike all aspects of the Qur’an, identifying its first verse and last one has continued to attract the attention of Muslims scholars down the centuries. In this article, we will focus on the question of the first verse of the Qur'an. Sources have discussed five different views and possibilities about which verse was revealed first.
Feb 082009
In my book The Mystery of The Historical Jesus: The Messiah in the Qur’an, the Bible, and Historical Sources I coined the term “contextual displacement.” This term denotes a very important concept that is critical to understanding a certain class of differences between the Qur’an and Jewish and Christian writings.
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