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By Emran El-Badawi

This publication is a examine of comparable passages present in the Arabic Qur’ān and the Aramaic Gospels, i.e. the Gospels preserved within the Syriac and Christian Palestinian Aramaic dialects. It builds upon the paintings of conventional Muslim students, together with al-Biqā‘ī (d. ca. 808/1460) and al-Suyūṭī (d. 911/1505), who wrote books interpreting connections among the Qur’ān at the one hand, and Biblical passages and Aramaic terminology at the different, in addition to smooth western students, together with Sidney Griffith who argue that pre-Islamic Arabs accessed the Bible in Aramaic.

The Qur’ān and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions examines the heritage of spiritual activities within the heart East from 180-632 CE, explaining Islam as a reaction to the disunity of the Aramaic talking church buildings. It then compares the Arabic textual content of the Qur’ān and the Aramaic textual content of the Gospels lower than 4 major subject matters: the prophets; the clergy; the divine; and the apocalypse. one of the findings of this booklet are that the articulator in addition to viewers of the Qur’ān have been monotheistic in beginning, most likely bilingual, culturally subtle and familiar with the theological debates that raged among the Aramaic talking church buildings.

Arguing that the Qur’ān’s teachings and ethics echo Jewish-Christian conservatism, this booklet can be of curiosity to scholars and students of faith, background, and Literature.

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85 Seyyed H. Nasr, “Sufism and the Perennity of the Mystical Quest,” Sufi Essays, Albany: SUNY Press, 1973, 25. , 36. 20 Sources and Method cultures and earlier peoples within the late antique Near East. 87 Similarly others provide strong evidence that the Qur’ān’s teachings on the universe, embryology, and related physical sciences (for example, Q 10:61; 23:13–14; and so on) are part and parcel of the late antique tradition of Greek scientific discourse, embodied—for example—by the Roman philosopher Lucretius (d.

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