Posted: Oct 04, 2015 3:54 pm
by tolman
Oeditor wrote:I'd have thought the idea that an earlier copy might have escaped destruction is the least worrying prospect for the Muslim tradition. If however it could be proven that a substantial component of the Koran existed in writing before Mohammed was supposed to have gone into that cave, the effect would be devastating.

Why?

If someone can believe in Allah, and in Mohammed being his messenger, what's to stop them believing that Allah provided one or more scribes with magically-old animal skins and ink to help people identify those Muslims whose faith isn't strong enough, or believing that someone found a convenient stack of old animal skins to write on?