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The Koran, its Composition and Teaching, ; H.
The Qur’ân, Rodwell edition Index
It is quite possible that Muhammad himself, in a later period of his career, designedly mixed up later with earlier revelations in the same Suras not for the sake of producing that mysterious style which seems so pleasing to the mind of those who value truth least when it is most clear rldwell obvious but for the purpose of softening down some of the earlier statements which represent the last hour and awful judgment as imminent; and thus leading his followers to continue still in the attitude of expectation, and to see in his later successes the truth of his earlier predictions.
But there can be no doubt, from the constant identity between the Talmudic perversions of Scripture histories and Rabbinic moral precepts, that the Rabbins of the Hejaz communicated their legends to Muhammad. From the latter, and perhaps from other Christians, especially slaves naturalised at Mecca, Muhammad obtained access to the teaching of the Apocryphal Gospels, and to many popular traditions of which those Rofwell are the concrete expression.
His flight hijra to Medina, which marks the beginning of the Rovwell era, took place on 16th June He did not even use its words without due consideration. Late Medina Suras are often placed before early Meccan Suras; the short Suras at the end of the Koran are its earliest portions; while, as will be seen from the notes, verses of Meccan origin are to be found embedded in Medina Suras, and verses promulged at Medina scattered up and down in the Meccan Suras.
But chide those for whose refractoriness ye have cause to fear; remove them into beds apart, and scourage them: The fault appears, however, to lie partly in our difficulty to appreciate the psychology of the Arab prophet. For if he was indeed the illiterate person the Muslims represent him to have been, then it will be hard to escape their inference that the Koran is, as they assert it to be, a standing miracle.
This verse appears as the th chapter and situated between verses marked 20 and 30] Sketches from Eastern History. There is a unity of thought, a directness and simplicity of purpose, a peculiar and laboured style, a uniformity of diction, coupled with a certain deficiency of imaginative power, which proves the ayats signs or verses of the Koran at least to be the product of a single pen.
But5 this does not appear to be the case.
This verse appears as the 91st chapter and at verse ] 3: Sale has, however, followed Maracci too closely, especially by introducing his paraphrastic comments into the body of the text, as well as by his constant use of Latinised instead of Saxon words. Kasimirski, have been collated throughout; and above all, the great work of Father Maracci, to whose accuracy and research search Sale’s work mainly owes its merits. The more insight we obtain, from undoubted historical sources, into the actual character of Muhammad, the less reason do we find to justify the strong vituperative language poured out upon his head by Maracci, Prideaux, and others, in recent days, one of whom has found, in the Byzantine “Maometis,” the number of the Beast Rev.
His wife Chadijah, as well as her cousin Waraka, a reputed convert to Christianity, and Muhammad’s intimate friend, are said to have been well acquainted with the doctrines and sacred books both of Jews and Christians. Yet certain it is, that, although their testimony against Muhammad was speedily rkdwell, the Koreisch knew enough of his private history to disbelieve and to disprove his pretensions of being the recipient of a divine revelation, and that they accused him of writing from the dictation of teachers morning and evening.
The Suras, viewed as a rdowell, strike me as being the work of one who began his career as a thoughtful enquirer after truth, and an earnest asserter of roswell in such rhetorical and poetical forms as he deemed most likely to win and attract his countrymen, and who gradually proceeded from the dogmatic teacher to the politic founder of a system for which laws and regulations had to be provided as occasions arose.
The Koran (Rodwell)
We are here in touch with an untutored but fervent mind, trying to realise itself and to assimilate certain great truths which have been powerfully borne in upon him, in order to impart them in a convincing form to his fellow-tribesmen. PREFACE It is necessary that some brief explanation should be given with reference to the arrangement of the Suras, or chapters, adopted in this translation of the Koran.
Tabari, “the Livy of the Arabians” Gibbon, 51, n. But to Sale’s “Preliminary Discourse” the reader is referred, as to a storehouse of valuable information; as well as to the works of Geiger, Gerock, and Freytag, and to the lives of Muhammad by Dr.
Burton’s version of the Fatthah, or opening chapter of previous editions. Sale,; many later editions, which include a memoir of the translator by R. Kkoran widely different estimates have been formed of Muhammed is well-known. The incidents mentioned in the Koran itself, for the interpretation of which early tradition is available, are comparatively few, and there roewell many passages with which it is totally at variance; as, for instance, that Muhammad worked miracles, which the Koran expressly disclaims.
The tendency to repetition which is an inherent moran of the Semitic mind appears here in an exaggerated form, and there is in addition much in the Koran which strikes us as wild and fantastic. Knowest thou not that God hath power over all rodwelll The translators in these cases have limited the preface material to very brief introductions of two or three pages.
It seems to a great extent to carry with it the atmosphere in which Muhammed lived, and its sentences are imbued with the flavour of the East. It is quite clear that Muhammad borrowed in several points from the doctrines of the Ebionites, Essenes, and Sabeites.
Murdock Sacred Books of the East2nd ed. He who at Mecca is the admonisher and persuader, at Medina is the legislator and the warrior, who dictates obedience, and uses other weapons than the pen of the Poet and the Scribe.
The Koran (Al-Qur’an) by J. M. Rodwell
From the original Arabic by G. The “Proben” of H. And if thou art in doubt as to what we have sent down to thee, enquire at those who have read the Scriptures before thee. Introduction to the Quran.