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Christmas in the Quran or Night of Determination? An interpretation of Surah 97

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This article proposes to interpret Surah 97 based on research undertaken in the framework of the Corpus Coranicum, project. The first part scrutinizes Christopn LUXENBERG'S seriously flawed argument that Surah 97 can be understood as a Qur'anic hymn on the Nativity of Jesus if some of its key expressions are read against the semantic background of Syriac, while the remainder of the article endeavours to develop a more tenable understanding of the text. This involves an attempt to date Surah 9...

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10.1515/islam-2012-0002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Oriental Studies
Role:
Author
Journal:
Islam - Zeitschrift fur Geschichte und Kultur des Islamischen Orients
Volume:
88
Issue:
1
Pages:
11-32
Publication date:
2012-10-05
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ISSN:
0021-1818
URN:
uuid:da02e76e-4ef9-4306-95aa-9c57b32ce576
Source identifiers:
388286
Local pid:
pubs:388286
Language:
German

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