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Was prophet Muhammad illiterate?

The verse 7:158 states that Muhammad was a gentile: “So you shall believe in God and His messenger, the gentile (ummy) prophet.” DEFINITION OF ILLITERATE 1: having little or no education; especially: unable to read or write <an illiterate population> 2 a : showing or marked by a lack of familiarity with language and literature <an illiterate magazine> b : …

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Quranists: Between Reading and Interpretation

Among Quranists, the question of reading and interpreting the Quran is a relatively subtle issue but nonetheless, very important for us to build a open and accepting association. The question is ever present in Traditional Islam too. Traditional Muslims ask ‘who speaks for Islam’ just as we ask ‘who has the right to speak for the Quran’. The answer to …

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Theorising Quran: An Introduction

This section in Quranology Blog is on the theory of Quran as a phenomenon within human being. In order to understand what this means, we should contemplate the concept of theory. Theorising is simply thinking about a thing. It involves developing and testing propositions and compiling a set of principles. It is philosophising. Pontificating. Contemplating. Perhaps even rationalising to an …

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