By Patrick Appel
Irshad Manji writes:
Here’s news of a superstar Iranian scholar and devout Muslim who’s shaking the core of Islam as we know it. Abdulkarim Soroush argues that the Qur’an could have been authored by the Prophet Muhammad, not by God.
The implications of this thesis are game-changing.
However divinely inspired he may have been, the Prophet was a human being. If it’s possible that he wrote the Qur’an, then it’s also possible that Islam’s holy book contains human touches inconsistencies, contradictions, even errors. Thus, continual re-interpretation is not only conceivable; it’s necessary, since the full and final Truth is known only to God.
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