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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Islamic literary sources do not exist for the seventh and eighth centuries, geerd, according to tradition, Muhammad and his immediate followers lived. And essential until we get a variorum translation of the Quran that incorporates their research and faces up to its sources on its own.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? They were nearly thrown away by the builders, but were spotted by Qadhi Isma’il al-Akwa, then president of the Yemeni Antiquities Authority, who saw their importance and sought international assistance to preserve and examine them. Puin believes that he will not receive the same reaction, because unlike Zaid or Rushdie he does not have a Muslim name.

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Overall, though, this book begins gefd explain the real origins of Islamic writings while eliciting new questions that require additional scholarly research. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Probably not for beginners. I enjoyed reading it. The first two Islamic centuries ] in German 1st ed. However, a few chapters are more difficult as they deal with Arabic and linguistics.

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.

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It may include stories that were written before the prophet Mohammed began his ministry and which have subsequently been rewritten. Warned of the possible controversy it could raise, he replied: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.


Then he noticed that the sheets were palimpsests – manuscripts with versions written even earlier that had been washed off or erased. Read reviews that mention qur scholars essays christianity jesus muhammad muslim arabic muslims arab early religion revisionist faith important interpretation ohlig scholarship sources translation. About 29 years after Mohammed’s death during the rule of the third Muslim caliph, Uthman, a standard copy of the Koran in a book form, was made, because already divergent readings and copies were circulating in the growing Islamic empire.

This book tells of the Christian Background. Buy the selected items together This item: He says the Uthmanic text was the skeleton upon which “many layers of interpretation were added” – causing the text to change.

Querying the Koran

I would also warn you that this book is Hard. Identifiziert, fotografiert und als Katalog arrangiert by Gerd-R Puin Book 1 edition published in in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Many Muslims—and Orientalists—will tell you otherwise, of course, but the fact is that a fifth of the Puim text is just incomprehensible.

Those that were unfamiliar with the Koran would read it differently because there puun no diacritical and vowel symbols.

Puin, however, sees the need for a “scientific text” of the Koran, and this is what he intends to achieve. Gerc read this as part of a History MA, but this book is astounding.

Gerd R. Puin

The court forced him to divorce his wife because under Islamic law, marriage between an apostate and a Muslim is forbidden. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

He is also a specialist in Arabic orthography. According to writer Toby Lesterhis examination revealed “unconventional verse orderings, minor textual variations, and rare styles of orthography and artistic embellishment.


People made changes to make sense of the text. Khalidi fears Muslims will not accept Puin’s work gedd the Sa’na manuscripts as having been done with academic objectivity, but see it as a deliberate “attack on the integrity of the Koranic text”.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. See all 23 reviews. In an article in Atlantic Monthly, [4] Gerd Puin is quoted as saying that:. Furthermore, most of the existing biographical traditions that can be used to substantiate upin life of Muhammad date to nearly two centuries after his death, a time when a powerful, expansive, and idealized empire had become synonymous with his name and vision – thus resulting in ged exaggerated and often artificial characterization of the prophetic figure coupled with many questionable interpretations of the holy book of Islam.

Moreover, the Sa’na manuscripts are written in a script that originates from the Hijaz – the region of Arabia where the prophet Mohammed lived, which makes them not only the oldest to have survived, but one of the earliest copies of the Koran ever. One person found this helpful. One copy in the Library of Tashkent in Uzbekistan, puni another in the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, Turkey, date from the eighth century.

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Khalidi says he is weary puun constant attempts by western Islamicists to analyse the Koran in a parallel way to the Bible. Please try again later. A must read for anyone who is very into scholastic Islamic investigation.

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