The dating of the quran
it could date back to Mohammed’s childhood, or possibly even before his birth. Trouble with a capital “T.” That rhymes with “P” and that stands for, um, pissed Muslims.(If you don’t get the reference, please remedy that grievous shortcoming immediately.)The probability that this date range is correct was placed at over 94%.The physical part is as simple as holding hands and evolves into hugging, kissing and other forms of sexual relations.What's the bid deal with a little kiss or hand holding?One of the scientists who took part in the analysis of the manuscript pointed out that the carbon dating was done on the parchment only, not on the ink.Still, said Keith Small from the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, talking to the Times of London, if tests on the ink are consistent with the time range established for the parchment, it would seem that at least parts of the Muslim holy book were actually created before the birth of the man considered God’s prophet.( Scholars in the United Kingdom believe that the fragments of an ancient copy of the Quran may have been written even before the time of the Prophet Muhammad and could potentially alter the history of Islam.The fragments were discovered by researchers from the University of Birmingham bound within the pages of another copy of the Quran from the seventh century.
The final, authoritative written form was completed and fixed under the direction of the third leader, Caliph Uthman, in about AD 650.
An ancient copy of the Islamic holy book the Quran was discovered by researchers from the University of Birmingham.
Historians now believe that the early manuscript, written between 568 and 645 AD, could pre-date the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad.
It’s a narrow window of time, to be sure, and at first blush you might think the potential overlap could preserve the story of Islam’s origins. David Thomas of the University of Birmingham explains: According to Muslim tradition, the Prophet Muhammad received the revelations that form the Qur’an, the scripture of Islam, between the years AD 610 and 632, the year of his death…At this time, the divine message was not compiled into the book form in which it appears today.
Instead, the revelations were preserved in ‘the memories of men.’ Parts of it had also been written down on parchment, stone, palm leaves and the shoulder blades of camels…
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Later tests, however, have revealed that it may have originated as far back as 1,448 years ago.