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 ʿEltā d-Quran
(462 words)

The affair of the Qurʾān

Unknown author

Date: Unknown, probably 8th or 9th c.

Original Language: Syriac


This short polemical tale, which is to be found as an appendix to the East-Syrian recension of the Legend of Sergius Baḥīrā (q.v.), deals with the alleged corruption of the text of the Qurʾān during the first century of Islam. It begins with a description of how the Jew Kaʿb al-Aḥbār inserted his beliefs into the scripture origin…

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Roggema, Barbara, “ ʿEltā d-Quran”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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