Category Archives Individual Surahs

Which Koran? by Ibn Warraq From New English Review, February  2008. “It is an extraordinary thing that we still have no critical text of the Qur`an for common use’                   — Arthur Jeffery, 1937 [1] There is no such thing as the Koran. There is no, and there never has been a, textus receptus ne varietur […]

Which Koran? (Part II) The Significance of Koranic Variation By Ibn Warraq From New English Review, March 2008. DO VARIANTS MATTER? The variants between Korans (as set out last month) are not trifling, and are, in fact, of great significance. The problem is to work out what significance, and this proves to be no easy […]