THE ORIGINS OF THE QUR’AN
AN ENQUIRY INTO THE SOURCES OF ISLAM
Qur'anic references were edited to reflect the verse numbers used in modern translations of the Qur'an.
Also, some footnotes were edited to give additional support for the text.
بَلْ هُوَ قُرْآنٌ مَجِيدٌ فِي لَوْحٍ مَحْفُوظٍ
“Verily it is a glorious Qur’an written on a preserved table.”
REV. WILLIAM GOLDSACK
Australian Baptist Missionary and Apologist
Author of: The Qu’ran In Islam, Christ In Islam,
The Traditions In Islam, God In Islam, Muhammad In Islam. . .
THE CHRISTIAN LITERATURE SOCIETY
LONDON, MADRAS AND COLOMBO.
|I.||Heathen beliefs and practices incorporated into the Qur’an||1|
|II.||Jewish beliefs and practices incorporated into the Qur’an||12|
|III.||Christian beliefs and practices incorporated into the Qur’an||24|
|IV.||Portions of the Qur’an called forth by the circumstances of the time||35|
a. Page numbers correspond to the page numbers in the original book.
THIS little book has no claim to originality. It is principally based upon the larger works of Geiger, Tisdall, Zwemer, Muir, Sell and Imadu’d-Din, and aims at presenting in a brief, and therefore inexpensive, form for Indian readers some of the results of the exhaustive studies of those scholars. If it helps any enquiring Muslims to understand more clearly the origin of the faith taught by Muhammad, it will have accomplished the purpose for which it was written. The transliteration adopted is that recommended the Royal Asiatic Society, namely,
MADRAS, December, 1907.