Orientalist scholarship since the 19th century has proposed various theories that seek to disqualify the Muslim narrative on the authenticity of the Qur’anic compilation and the preservation of the text. The recent discovery of early Qur’an manuscripts in San’a has reinvigorated the issue, and skeptics have hoped for evidence to support their assertions. Bayan visiting faculty member Dr Joseph Lumbard sheds some light on this issue.
Contemporary Issues: Is the Original Qur’an Preserved? – Dr Joseph Lumbard