Oldest quran carbon dating
Historians now believe that the early manuscript, written between 568 and 645 AD, could pre-date the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad.
( Scholars in the United Kingdom believe that the fragments of an ancient copy of the Quran may have been written even before the time of the Prophet Muhammad and could potentially alter the history of Islam.
Conservator, Marie Sviergula holds a fragment of a Quran manuscript in the library at the University of Birmingham in Britain, July 22, 2015.
What does this mean in terms of “rewriting the history of Islam? As for the articles on the subject of dating, here is a sampling of quotes:.” Well, fine.
But since that is total speculation, it doesn’t belong in a news piece, let alone coming from the mouth of a librarian.
According to the logic being used by the “predating” line of thinking, If I found a scrap of paper that existed prior to my birth and wrote something on it, it means that, actually, what I had written magically predates my birth.
Again: all we know is that the parchment itself came from an animal that lived before the Prophet’s birth.
There has been some dispute over the exact dating of the Birmingham fragments, however, with some British scholars suggesting that the written work actually predates the founding of Islam by Muhammad."This gives more ground to what have been peripheral views of the Quran's genesis, like that Muhammad and his early followers used a text that was already in existence and shaped it to fit their own political and theological agenda, rather than Muhammad receiving a revelation from Heaven," Keith Small of Oxford's Bodleian Library said back in August.