“If we were to take the early dating [as fact] then it overthrows Islamic history as it is understood,” Professor Thomas said.
“It would mean that the Koran existed substantially as it has been passed down before Mohamed – before the traditional date of the beginnings of his revelations, or maybe even before he was born.” the manuscript “destabilises, to put it mildly, the idea that we can know anything with certainty about how the Koran emerged”.
The University of Oxford’s Dr Keith Small said it “gives more ground to what have been peripheral views of the Koran’s genesis, like that Mohamed and his early followers used a text already in existence and shaped it to fit their own political and theological agenda”.
Yet Professor Thomas believes that the opposite is in fact more likely.
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According to the Encyclopedia of Islam, the "Qur'an responds constantly and often candidly to Muhammad's changing historical circumstances and contains a wealth of hidden data that are relevant to the task of the quest for the historical Muhammad." F. Peters states, "Few have failed to be convinced that what is in our copy of the Quran is, in fact, what Muhammad taught, and is expressed in his own words...
Amid claims the fragments could throw the traditional view of the origins of Islam into question, a member of the team involved in the discovery said further analysis of the ancient artefact threw up a "problem" with this theory.
In another age, the engagement between Mubarak al-Balooshi and his cousin would have been arranged by their family, with little input on the decision from him or her.
Instead, the 23-year-old Omani met his fiancée on Instagram, the photo-sharing application.“I was liking her photos, then it turned out she was from my family,” al-Balooshi says.
The written compilation of the whole Quran in its definite form as we have it now was not completed until many years after the death of Muhammad.
Modern scholars differ in their assessment of the Quran as a historical source about Muhammad's life.