Posted: Sep 21, 2015 2:18 pm
by Oeditor
igorfrankensteen wrote: which suggests that none of this fussing is applicable. According to the above link, the age of the parchment is still within the expected time that the Koran was said to have been written, and isn't old enough to be sure that it IS older than a lot of other very old copies in existing collections.
The problem for the Muslim tradition is that the date range extends from before Mohammed began preaching the content of the Koran and stops before the time whan it was supposedly immutably codified and all preceding copies destroyed. If the younger date is correct, it's a blow to the tradition. If the older date is correct, it's a blow to Islam.