Examination of the Views of Orientalists concerning the Prophet of Islam as Origin of the Quran PDF Print E-mail

Jamal Farzandwahy**

Mohsen Faryadres***

Abstract

Contemplation of the teachings in the Holy Qurʿān indicates that it must have originated from a metaphysical entity. Some orientalists cast doubts on such an origin for the Qurʿān. Both historical data and sound reason deny the possibility of any origin for the Qurʿān save for revelation. Thus, sources such as the Prophet's genius, unconscious, epilepsy, hysteria, and other mental phenomena are unfounded. The Qurʿān itself declares that it is revelation, and challenges deniers to bring a similar text to match. The present article critically examines such orientalist views concerning the origin of the Qurʿān using historical data and traditions.

 

Keywords: Qurʿān, the Prophet of Islam, the Prophet’s character and inner self, orientalists, origin of the Qurʿān

 


*. Date of receiving: 5 March 2016, Date of approval: 5 July 2016.

**. Faculty member of Razi University ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

***. Graduate of Kermanshah College of Islamic Sciences ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )