{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

MMW 3 5.02.08

MMW 3 5.02.08 - MMW 3 5.2.08 Who wrote the Koran Muslim...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
MMW 3 5.2.08 Who wrote the Ko’ran? Muslim point of view -God sent it down through the Prophet -On each occasion he went into an altered state Koran -Record of the events -Muslim view = God did it – composed it and sent it down through the prophet Muhammad in installments -Scholars try to figure out when each installment came in -Mean recitation or reading – prophet was illiterate, for him to recite beautiful poetry was striking to people who knew him -Often begins by saying “recite” – God telling him to recite -First one – recite in the name of your lord who created man from clots of blood – first revelation in a cave when he was in retreat, 95th -73/74 = next 2 -Muhammad did not write or compose the Koran – did not control it -Muslims believe that God did -Outsiders say that he was a clever man – Muhammadan was coined to make the point to say that Muhammad did it -Whoever was making this word was probably doing something similar to Christian -No influences of the Koran according to muslims -Scholarly books will say things like the precepts of the Koran came from the eco-social status of Mecca -May choose to believe -final version of Koran written 50 years after muhammad’s death
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Umar -Important to history of Islam – fascinating character -Sort of like apostle paul – starts as very against it, then finding that family are believers -Outrage – slapped sister -Heard Ko’ran words over the door – became a believer -Becomes important after death of prophet -Shows that there were copies of recitation around Mecca – was being written down, other people were memorizing it Sura -Chapter of the Koran
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}