7th April The British Library’s oldest Qur’ān manuscript, Or.2165, dating from the eighth century, has now been fully digitised and is available on the British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts site. Among the most ancient copies of the Qurʼān, it comprises 121… Read More ›
How we approach the Quran determines what we see there.
A Christian missionary harangues Muslims at Speakers Corner. The woman is Beth Grove whom I’m told is Jay Smith’s secretary. A disgusted Christian says to Beth “I rebuke you in the name of Jesus!” 2:27 Beth pushes the Muslim Speaker a… Read More ›
From Huffingtonpost.com To effectively counter the ideologies of strident puritanical groups who lay claim to Islam, we must appreciate the depth and breadth of the classical Islamic tradition. Quranic interpretation is of fundamental importance in this endeavor. It is the… Read More ›
Question Regarding Marital Rape by Shazia Ahmad January 29, 2016 reblogged from Virtual Mosque Question: Is marital rape allowed in Islam? Answer: As salaamu alaykum, Thank you for asking this important question which has come to the fore in recent times,… Read More ›
Happily this amazing lecture was filmed. It is a MUST watch for those interested in the subject. As I recall, the lecture theatre was totally packed out. Is there Justice Outside God’s Law?: Making Sense of the Boundaries of the… Read More ›
I find Brown’s reply really helpful
Jack The Lad just posted this: ‘Ducks attracted by the Quran, as soon as they stop they flee. It started having a calming effect on them and the ducks returned as if they we’re listening and understood the Quran.’
“Verily in the Remembrance of God do the Hearts find Rest.” (Quran 13:28)
Dr Shabir Ally makes some excellent points in refutation of common Christian claims
An empirical study reports that the Old Testament and the New Testament are both more violent than the Quran. Having studied all three in detail I already believed this to be true. Advanced text mining platform scours Quran, Old and… Read More ›
New video just posted on youtube
Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation invited Professor Al-Samarrai to deliver a lecture on “Qurʾān Palaeography and the Fragments of the University of Birmingham”.
A very slick and entertaining new video about the God, the Quran and Christianity. Well worth watching!
Another hard-hitting video from Yahya Snow which is really rather good. (Published on 22 Jan 2016) ‘Yeah, it’s an old, tired and annoying polemic. Hopefully this will help Christians stop regurgitating this ‘argument’ against Muslims. Also see: Does Jesus ‘Forgiving’… Read More ›
Dr Shabir Ally discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the new Study Quran (hereafter SQ) in an absorbing review on the Quran Speaks programme. He highlights what he see as a serious deficiency in the SQ’s discussion of women rights… Read More ›
Dr Shabir Ally discusses the strengths and weaknesses in this phenomenal new Study Quran See my review of Shabir’s discussion here
The Study Quran is a new English translation produced by a team of distinguished Islamic Studies scholars. It includes commentary, maps, essays, and more. The video explains..