THE HISTORY OF THE QUR’ANIC TEXT FROM REVELATION TO COMPILATION: A COMPARATIVE STUDY WITH THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS
By Muhammad Mustafa Al-A’zami. Leicester: UK Islamic Academy,
Review by Murad Hoffman
From its very beginning, Islam has been under attack not only physically but academically. Christian demagogues like John of Damascus, Peter the Venerable, Raymundus Lull, and Martin Luther later were followed by infamous Jewish, Christian or secularist Orientalists like Julius Wellhausen, Gustav Flügel, Theodor Nöldeke, Ignaz Goldziher, Alphonse Mingana, Snouck Hurgronje or Joseph Schacht. They all did their best to prove that Islam was a corrupted Jewish-Christian copy, based on forged ahadith, without any originality or saving grace.
[Thanks to our dear brother, Ali Godil sahib, we were able to acquire the pdf of the actual book. Ali Godil wrote to us: “This book in spite of its value, remains obscure to most Muslim readership and at a steep price of 50 dollars, is perhaps out of reach of some of those who wish to purchase it. I stumbled across a pdf copy at the following link: http://individual.utoronto.ca/fantastic/The_History_of_the_Quranic_Text_from_Revelation_to_Compilation.pdf ]