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  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #11040 - June 15, 2024, 06:33 AM

    A new interview with Fred Donner:
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #11041 - June 18, 2024, 04:55 AM

    I have a hard time understanding how the development in research on early Islam is going. Is the revisionistic approach almost dead? Al -Jallad found an inscription outside of Hijaz with the word "sy" which is close to the name for Jesus in the Quran.  Can his findings question that the Quran originated outside of Hijaz or Mecca/ Medina?
    Has for instance someone of you studied Sean Anthony's work and what is his conclusions about the origins of Islam/the Quran/ Muhammed? Is anybody in the field except for Gabriel S Reynolds more "revisionistic "?
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #11042 - June 18, 2024, 11:50 AM

    The mainstream seems happier to disagree about the dating of the Quran than about its place of origin. I'm not sure whether this is in part an unwillingness to express doubts in the absence of any firm evidence for an alternative account of its origins. Sean Anthony seems to stick fairly closely to the outlines given by Islamic tradition.
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #11043 - June 18, 2024, 06:50 PM

    Thanks for your reply Zeca. When I try to follow some of the researchers on internet,  they talk about new inscriptions that are interesting,  but I get no clear impression whether it supports the traditional approach or not. I also get the impression that most them want to follow the traditions, if possible.
    Have anybody read something new from the INARAH researchers? It's so quiet from them.
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #11044 - June 18, 2024, 07:02 PM

    I've never really followed Inarah that closely, though the Peter von Sivers paper I posted above was presented at their last conference.
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #11045 - June 18, 2024, 07:07 PM

    Here's the programme for the Inarah conference:
    Mittwoc/Mercredi/Wednesday 01.05.2024

    Anreise bis/Enregistrement jusqu’à/Check-in until 16.00
    Kaffee ab/Pause-café à partir de/Coffee break from 16.30

    17.00 Begrüßung im Namen von Inârah
    Ouverture du Congrès–Opening Ceremonies
    Markus GROSS, Robert M. KERR

    17.45–18.30 Florence BERGEAUD-BLACKLER, Paris
    Le frérisme et ses réseaux

    18.30 Abendessen–Dîner–Supper

    19.45—20.30 Rachad ANTONIUS, Montréal (Québec)
    L’effet structurant du salafisme dans la culture
    religieuse arabo-musulmane

    20.30 Zusammensein in der Kneipe
    Rencontre amicale–Get-together

    Donnerstag/Jeudi/Thursday 02.05.2024

    —09.15 Frühstück—Petit-déjeuner—Breakfast
    Spuren des Alten Orients im Koran und im Islam
    09.30–10.15 Peeter ESPAK, Tartu
    Fictional Akkadian biography and the invention of
    the Prophet

    10.15—11.00 Sebastian FINK, Innsbruck  R.M. KERR
    „Assur ist der alleinig Gott und Assurbanipal ist
    sein Prophet!“

    11.00-11.15 Kaffeepause–Pause-café–Coffee break

    11.15-12.00 Christa MÜLLER-KESSLER, Jena
    Die nordarabische Göttin al-’Uzzā und ihr mesopotamischer

    12.00-12.45 Tarek ELTANAIHI, Innsbruc
    Mesopotamische Rechtsgeschichte und das islamische

    12.45-14.30 Mittagessen–Pause déjeuner–Luncheon

    Mīqrāʾ, Qumran und Koran

    14.30–15.15 David HAMIDOVIC, Lausanne
    Les manuscrits de Qumrân et le Coran

    15.15–16.00 Otfried WEINTRITT, Freiburg i.B.
    ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib – Idrīs, „Kotham“ – Jesus

    16.00–16.30 Teezeit—Heure du thé—Teatime

    Rezeption biblischer und liturgischer Inhalte

    16.30–17.15 Stephen SHOEMAKER, Eugene (USA)
    Believers in the Merciful: The Ancient Jerusalem
    Liturgy  the Religious Language of the Qur’ān

    17.15–18.00 Gordon NICKEL, Golden Bay (Kanada)
    How Muqātil characterises the Torah, the Gospel,
    and the Psalms

    18.30 Abendessen–Dîner–Supper

    20.00—20.45 David Stephen POWERS, Ithaca (USA)
    The Qur’ān and the Corpus Iuris Civilis

    20.45 Zusammensein in der Kneipe
    Rencontre amicale–Get-together

    Freitag/Vendredi/Friday 03.05.2024
     09.15 Frühstüc–Petit-déjeuner–Breakfast

    In Arabien vor dem Islam

    09.30—10.15 Marcin GRODZKI, Warschau
    Zwischen Abrahamismus, Judentum und unbestimmtem
    Monotheismus als direkte doktrinale
    Vorläufer des Islam in Yehuda Nevo

    10.15—11.00 Helen GERŠMAN, Tartu
    The rhetorical composition of pre-Islamic Arabic
    oration as reflected in the style of elevated
    religious discourse in Islam

    11.00-11.15 Kaffeepause–Pause-café–Coffee break

    Zur Theologie und Geschichte

    11.15—12.00 Peter VON SIVERS, Salzseestadt (USA)
    Die Häresie der Araber. Eine vernachlässigte
    Quelle zum Verständnis der Auferstehung im

    12.00-12.45 Raymond DEQUIN, Badingen
    Die Marwaniden in der frühen Geschichte des
    arabischen Reiches

    12.45–14.30 Mittagessen–Pause déjeuner–Luncheon

    14.30–15.15 Volker POPP, Bernkastel
    Was ist ein uthmanischer Koran? Eine Strukturanalyse

    15.15–16.00 Sami ALDEEB, Saint-Sulpice
    Pour une nouvelle édition critique du Coran

    16.00–16.30 Teezeit—Heure du thé—Teatime

    16.30-17.15 Georges BOHAS, Lyon
    La métrique khalīliene et le Coran

    17.15–18.00 Ebrard Rodrigo DA COSTA, Luxemburg
    II. L’interpolation du sacrifice d’Ismaël dans Q 37

    18.30 Abendessen–Dîner–Supper

    20.00–20.45 Ayman IBRAHIM, Louisville (USA)
    Forging a Favoured History: Competing Muslim
    Narratives on Awwal man aslam

    20.45 Zusammensein in der Kneipe
    Rencontre amicale–Get-together
    Sonnabend/Samedi/Saturday 04.05.2024
    —09.15 Frühstüc–Petit-déjeuner–Breakfast

    09.30–10.15 Gerd-R. PUIN, Dudweiler
    Kamele oder Priester? Die Projektion des Koranverses
    5:103 in die Gâhiliyya und einige damit
    verbundene theologische Implikationen, die
    bis in die Gegenwart wirken.

    10.15–11.00 Jan VAN REETH, Brüssel
    Le Seigneur des Abeilles et l’Esprit de la Ruche
    11.00–11.15 Kaffeepause–Pause-café–Coffee break

    11.15–12.00 Ali BELAIDI, Béjaïa (Algerien)
    Al-Buḫārī, et la fin d’un mythe

    12.00–12.45 Hocine KERZAZI, Straßburg
    Les origines de l’islam dans la littérature musulmane

    12.45–13.00 Schlußsitzung—Séance de clôture—
    Closing remarks

  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #11046 - June 18, 2024, 07:13 PM

    Inarah congress booklet - with abstracts for the talksârah_8
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #11047 - June 20, 2024, 06:19 AM Open access book:,basis%20of%20qur'anic%20law
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #11048 - June 20, 2024, 06:24 PM

    Zeca, thanks for these referrals to INARAH. Does anybody know if there are some concrete new information in these referrals that support a more revisionist approach?
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #11049 - July 06, 2024, 08:35 AM

    Isaac Oliver on Karen Armstrong
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #11050 - July 12, 2024, 01:26 PM
    On this episode of Unsupervised Learning Razib talks to professor Sean Anthony about his book Muhammad and the Empires of Faith: The Making of the Prophet of Islam. Anthony is a historian in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University. He earned his Ph.D. with honors in 2009 at the University of Chicago in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and has a mastery of Arabic, Persian, Syriac, French, and German. Anthony’s interests are broadly religion and society in late antiquity and medieval Islam, early canonical literatures of Islam (Koran and Hadith) and statecraft and political thought from the foundational period of Islam down to the Abbasid Caliphate over a century later.

    Razib and Anthony discuss the state of the controversial scholarship about the origins of Islam, which often comes to conclusions that challenge the orthodox Muslim narrative. This earlier generation of scholars, like Patricia Crone, challenged the historicity of Muhammad, the centrality of Mecca in early Islam and even the distinctive religious identity of the early 7th century’s Near East's Arab conquerors. This revisionist school serves as the basis for Tom Holland’s 2012 book, In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire. While Holland’s work was an accurate summary of research before the 2010’s, Anthony argues that since then new findings have updated and revised the revisionism itself. A Koran dating from the mid-7th century seems to confirm the antiquity of this text and traditions around it, while contemporaneous non-Muslim sources refer to Muhammad as an Arabian prophet. While it is true that coinage did not bear the prophet’s name until the end of the 7th century, it may be that earlier generations of scholars were misled by the lack of access to contemporary oral sources themselves necessarily evanescent. Razib and Anthony also discuss whether the first Muslims actually self-identified as Muslims in a way we would understand, as opposed to being a heterodox monotheistic sect that emerged out of Christianity and Judaism. Though classical Islam qua Islam crystallized under the Abbasids after 750 AD, it now seems quite clear that the earlier Umayyads had a distinct identity from the Christians and Jews whom they ruled.

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