Koranic Allusions: The Biblical, Qumranian, and Pre-Islamic by Ibn Warraq

By Ibn Warraq

For an individual with an curiosity within the early background of Islam, this erudite anthology will turn out to be informative and enlightening.

Scholars have lengthy recognized that the textual content of the Koran exhibits facts of many affects from non secular assets open air Islam. for instance, tales within the Koran approximately Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and different characters from the Bible evidently come from the Jewish Torah and the Christian Gospels. yet there's additionally proof of borrowing within the Koran from extra vague literature.

In this anthology, the acclaimed critic of Islam Ibn Warraq has assembled scholarly articles that delve into those strange, little-known resources. The participants study the connections among pre-Islamic poetry and the textual content of the Koran; they usually discover similarities among numerous Muslim doctrines and concepts present in the writings of the Ebionites, a Jewish Christian sect that existed from the second one to the fourth centuries. additionally thought of is the impact of Coptic Christian literature at the writing of the normal biography of Muhammad.

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In the Muslim world, different societies, cultures, and movements responded to the destabilizing impact of modernity in a variety of ways. Some, like the Kemalist movement in Turkey, for example, responded by attempting to Westernize and move as far away from Islam as possible. Others, while rejecting Western culture, attempted to reconcile Islam and modernism by emphasizing that scientific and rational thought is completely consistent with Islamic ethics. Wahhabism responded to modernity’s destabilizing forces, and to its overpowering moral and social insecurities, by running for shelter.

Historically, the Islamic faith and Shari’a law have been represented by several competing schools of theological and jurisprudential thought, the most powerful and notable of these organized into privately run professional guilds. Although the state often claimed to rule in God’s name, the legitimacy of such claims were challenged by these professional guilds. The Protestant Reformation did not seek to remove religion from the public sphere altogether but to challenge the monopoly and religious despotism of the Catholic Church.

8 In his teachings, ‘Abd al-Wahhab consistently emphasized that there was no middle of the road for a Muslim: either a Muslim was a true believer or not. And if a Muslim was not a true believer, according to his standards, ‘Abd al-Wahhab had no qualms about declaring that Muslim an infidel and then The Rise of the Early Puritans 49 treating him as such. If a Muslim explicitly or implicitly committed an act that betrayed the impurity of his belief in God or implicitly or explicitly “associated partners with God”9 —an Islamic expression meaning to fail to believe that there is one and only one God who is immutable and eternal.

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