Bible Passages on a Quranic Manuscript?
Given the discovery of the palimpsest text that is now up for auction at Christie’s, it should be pointed out that one of the primary reasons we do not find much manuscripts like this is because Muslims aren’t allowed to… Read More ›
Dr. Bart Ehrman on the Qur’an in 2018
Br. Sabbagh recently had the opportunity to sit with Dr. Ehrman, have a meal and a quick interview, in this brief clip he speaks on the Qur’an and as to why he cannot accept Christianity and the New Testament. YouTube… Read More ›
Response to James White on Qur’an 10:94
In a short clip, spanning roughly 20 minutes long, Dr. James White sought to address my article on Qur’an 10:94. He generally had three main points of dispute: That you have to “jump” from Qur’an 10:94 to Qur’an 46:10 to… Read More ›
The tunnels that house old Qur’ans- BBC News
‘How to dispose of old or damaged copies of the Koran can be a sensitive topic in Pakistan. An underground shrine in Quetta is offering a solution. Buried deep within the tunnels are sacks overflowing with copies of the holy… Read More ›
The Bible, Tawrah and Injeel in Light of Islam
Judaism, Christianity and Islam all share the concept of divine revelation being sent down by God for the benefit and guidance of mankind. Islam acknowledges the scripture that was revealed to Moses, the Tawrah, as well as the scripture that… Read More ›
What is the Quran According to the Quran? Part II
Part II in the series on the Quran according to the Quran. This video examines the relationship the Quran perceives between itself and previous scriptures and some of the central functions it ascribes to itself.
What is the Quran? Part I
The Quran is unique in that it provides an extensive discussion of its own nature, and provides instructions for how to read it and understand it. This video discusses the Quran’s portrayal of its origins and its own nature as… Read More ›
Christian scholar forgets his own Bible when criticising the Qur’an
Gabriel Reynolds should really know better than make cheap polemical points about the Qur’an. Especially when his own Bible says something very similar. He is Professor of Islamic Studies and Theology, University of Notre Dame.
Islamic Circle 5 Paul Williams – 10 Ayaat from the Qur’an
Paul Williams reads Ayaat (verses) from the Qur’an at the blessed gathering of the Islamic Circle, 27th January 2018
The Collection of the Quran Part II
Part II of a two part series on the manner in which the Quran was collected into the form that we have it today. This video goes from the death of the Prophet (SAWS) in the year 632 to the… Read More ›
Missing The Point
Obviously someone end up missing the whole point of prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) story completely…
Contemporary Issues: Is the Original Qur’an Preserved? – Dr Joseph Lumbard
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… Read More ›
Why is the Quran in 7th Century Arabic?
A discussion of some difficulties confronted in reading the Quran
How was the Quran preserved?
How was the Quran first put together? How did it come assume the form in which we have it today? In this video, Professor Joseph E.B. Lumbard discusses the understanding of the collection of the Quran in Islamic sources. This video… Read More ›
What is the Best English Translation of the Quran?
Which translation of the Quran should one read if they are interested in understanding the text and have limited or no knowledge of Arabic? In this video, Dr. Lumbard discusses four translations that are widely available today.
Codex Ṣanʿāʾ I – A Qur’ānic Manuscript From Mid–1st Century Of Hijra
Read the updated article on Islamic Awareness
Addressing CJ Davis on Superficial Evangelical Slogans and Polemics
NOTE In this post, I’m addressing reverend CJ Davis of St Nicholas Church in Tooting despite there being no traceable link between the anti-Islam group, DCCI Ministries, and CJ. Hopefully it will be of edifying value to his congregants involved… Read More ›
Schooling Tom Holland
Tom Holland is a bit of a celebrity historian here in the UK having published several popular works on classical and medieval history. He had a public spat with hate preacher Jay Smith a few years back when Jay claimed that… Read More ›
My debate with the foreign correspondent of the New York Times on ISIS & the Qur’an
I have just had a pretty intense hour-long conversation with Rukmini Callimachi a foreign correspondent at the New York Times who covers ‘Al Qaeda and Islamic extremism’. She approached me out of the blue on twitter to ask: I don’t… Read More ›
The Holy Qur’an Experiment
‘Islam has been under huge scrutiny and is often criticised for being an aggressive religion… but what about Christianity? In this video we disguised a Bible as a Qur’an and read some of it’s most gruesome verses to the people…. Read More ›
“Can there be any doubt about Allah – the Originator and Creator of the heavens and earth?!” [Surah Ibrahim; 10]
This is a magnification of a mosquito’s leg. It was made through a special lens that magnified it 800 times. To give you an idea how much that is, a picture of an average grain of rice, if magnified to… Read More ›