The affair of the Qurʾān
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…