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originally posted by: alldaylong
Although not A Muslim myself, i find stories on discoveries of ancient antiquity fascinating.
It has just been revealed that possibly the oldest fragments of The Koran have been discovered at Birmingham University. What makes this discovery more interesting, is that they where more than likely written when the Prophet Muhammad was alive, and what's more; the writer may have known The Prophet personally.
The British Library's expert on such manuscripts, Dr Muhammad Isa Waley, said this "exciting discovery" would make Muslims "rejoice".
When a PhD researcher, Alba Fedeli, looked more closely at these pages it was decided to carry out a radiocarbon dating test and the results were "startling".
Who dated the scripts? Was it the good dr
The tests, carried out by the Oxford University Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, showed that the fragments, written on sheep or goat skin, were among the very oldest surviving texts of the Koran.
originally posted by: StallionDuck
Who's not to say that he's biased or fanatical himself? Sure, it's just a name, but I would have to know his stance on the koran before I take it for truth.