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The Origins of the Koran: Classic Essays on Islam's Holy Book Hardcover – September 1, 1998
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It is amazing to see that how Arabs mixed the verses in Quran after the death of Propet Muhammed. Although they call Christians and Jews as the destroyer of the original Gospels and books. We have a Turkish saying "Clever thief overcomes the house owner when he is caught!"
As for this book, this is magnificent work and a MUST READ for evey Turkish Muslim, to open their eyes and hearts on the topics that is not told, this will help all of us how we have been lied! I am truly impressed about this courages work.
When I see the average rating for this book which is 3 stars, I suprised because it should be higher than that. Then when I checked the reviews I see the reaon. There are two groups of reviews first one with 5 stars and second with 1 and so the average becomes 3 stars.
Please read and check the readers reviews, this second group with one star is the one that blinded our beliefs and hearts, they are the ones in my country who take us away fom the absolute truth.
Since if we do not know anything, will not suspect anything or think but keep following and respecting them. We will become easier to control and lead! This is what they want!
I am just suprised to see that how they reach so far to this site and TRY to conveince the new buyers NOT TO BUY and READ this wonderful material! Unbelievable!
Please, specially, if you are a Muslim go on an read this book to see the untold truths and do not LET OTHERS THINK FOR YOURSELVES but think with your own heart!
Whereas now, in Christian and Jewish, or post-Christian and post-Jewish academic circles, this kind of secular critique is normative, it has yet to make any headway in the wider Islamic academic world, including Western or European Islamic studies departments, where such an approach has largely halted in favour of consideration of devout Muslim academic or student sensibilities.
Perhaps that is a good thing.
But it means those, especially non-specialists such as myself, interested in, say, the roots and origins of Islamic material, or Qur'anic sources -whence certain Arabic terms derive from Christian, Jewish or Zoroastrian Greek, Aramaic, Hebrew or Farsi terms, for instance, or whence the Qur'an derives its stories- have little alternative but to turn to older scholarship.
I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I have little to compare it with. I cannot give it less than 4 stars.
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unscholarly, out of context,and full of lies! worst book ever! DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!I advise people to read books with at least some scholarly merit... Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by John
This book is very unusual and awakening the moslem world but unfortunately that world will be defiant to the facts exposed!Published on May 20, 2012 by cagdas
""The stereotypic image of the Muslim holy warrior with a sword in one hand and the Koran in the other would only be plausible if he was left handed, since no devout Muslim should... Read morePublished on May 31, 2010 by Arun Gupta
This is a thoroughly and well researched book, drawing on contributions by some of the world's leading scholars in the field of Koranic studies. Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by Kunjani
I haven't read this book ... but just by looking at the cover you can see the disrespect. He shows no decency, a piece of Qur'anic manuscript is portrayed upside down!! Read morePublished on November 25, 2008 by Adam Mackillop
This book is just a mere collection of journal articles written by missionaries (and Noldeke). the only original feature of his book is his introduction, and to tell you the truth,... Read morePublished on February 24, 2008 by reviewer
The product of Muslim can be viewed every time we turn on the television set. We are experiencing a myriad of problems here in Amsterdam - lawlessness, and the inability to accept... Read morePublished on December 28, 2007 by Treasure Books
I find the author to be a skillful collector of ideas and thoughts. He obviously handpicked essays which would provide the most proof but if you read the rest of the works of say... Read morePublished on September 29, 2006 by bin Readin
Some of the reviews of this book from muslims are quite laughable. The reason you dont know much about Ibn Warraq is that it is not his real name - if he reveiled his true identity... Read morePublished on February 23, 2006 by Michael Scott