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Could Muhammad read?

Hello and happy Easter, to all of you who celebrate it!  Happy April the 24th to those who don’t!  (And happy sunny 4-day bank holiday weekend to those in Britain!  If that’s not a miracle, I don’t know what is!) … Continue reading

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Did pre-Islamic Arabians bury infants alive?

Uzza asked: Is there any archeological or other support for the claim that pre-Islamic Arabs buried children alive? AFAIK, there are a couple of passing mentions of this in the Quran and Hadith, I’ve never heard anything from non-Muslim sources. Sorry … Continue reading

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TED lecture: Lesley Hazleton reads the Qur’an

My friend Nora sent me a link to the TED lecture delivered by Lesley Hazleton about her experience of reading the Qur’an ages ago, but between revising my thesis and traveling for conferences and holidays, I have only had the … Continue reading

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America and the Qur’an

Since as far as I can tell from the information online, the national reaction to Rep King’s hearings on Islamic extremism hasn’t stopped them[1], I think it’s worth having another post about it. I’m slightly alarmed that although most of … Continue reading

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