Now that we have carried out a cursory study of the historicity for both the Qur'an and the Bible, it is important that we make some conclusions. What can we say concerning the veracity of these two scriptures in light of the evidence produced by the manuscript, document and archeological data at … [Read more...]

The Qur’an’s Archeological Evidence

[III] THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL ANALYSIS If we are to take the Qur'anic and Biblical records seriously, we will need to inquire further as to whether there are other sources which we can turn to for a corroboration of their accounts. Since we are dealing with scriptures which often speak of history, … [Read more...]

The Qur’an’s Documentary Evidence

[II] DOCUMENTARY ANALYSIS [A] THE QUR'AN'S DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE Documentary evidence for the Qur'an has always been difficult, due to the paucity of primary documents at our disposal (as was mentioned in the previous section). The oldest Muslim documents available are the Muslim Traditions, which … [Read more...]

The Qur’an’s Manuscript Evidence

[I] MANUSCRIPT ANALYSIS: Let's then begin by looking at the area of manuscript evidence. What manuscripts do we have in Islam which can corroborate the authenticity of the Qur'an that we have in our hands today, and likewise, what Christian manuscripts are available to validate the Bible? [A] THE … [Read more...]

The Qur’an

Apologetic Paper (Joseph Smith) - May 1995 Contents   Introduction The Authority of the Qur'an The Revelation of the Qur'an The Inspiration of the Qur'an The Qur'an's Supposed Distinctive Qualities Its Holiness Its Superior Style Its Literary Qualities Its Pure … [Read more...]