Re: Koran mistake

From: Geordi Byron (
Date: Sat Apr 26 1997 - 14:51:51 EDT

Yes, I realize there will be at least 7 replies to this post, but what the

On Sat, 26 Apr 1997 ST001297@BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU wrote:

> If I'm not mistaken, I think Muslims believe that the Koran was revealed to
> Mohammed during several nights of the month of Ramadan.

Yep. It was dictated to The Prophet by the angel Gabrael in a cave outside
Mecca. Though illiterate, The Prophet was able to copy verbadum the word.

So, in reference to Dr(?)Tompkin's post, actualy the use of "compose"
would be appropriate -- The Prophet prepared the words of God for reading
by men.

I am not a Muslem, I am only reported on the teaching of Islam. Please
don't flame me.

                Be well and happy

                        Geordi Byron

                           aka Arete

                        Many, the wonders
                        has God wrought, but none quite so
                        wondrous as man

                                (Sophocles, _Antigone_
                                   trans. GBSJ)

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