"Recommended to college libraries..." -- Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 35, 2001
Ibn Warraq is the highly acclaimed author of Why I Am Not a Muslim, Virgins? What Virgins?, and Defending the West. He is also the editor of The Origins of the Koran, What the Koran Really Says, Leaving Islam, The Quest for the Historical Muhammad, and Which Koran?.
Capita selacta from western scholarship on Islam, saving the a wider audience to dig their way through university libraries. Read morePublished on March 19 2003 by T. milo
Muslims believe that an angel revealed the Koran to Mohammed and that it is an exact reporduction of a book kept in heaven. Read morePublished on July 24 2002
The scholarship is so old you can almost smell the mildew when reading the pages. It's all been surpassed by contemporary scholarship, which still oftentimes suffers from... Read morePublished on June 10 2002 by "dathon"
Put simply, a horrible book. There are clearly reasons nobody has read these essays in 50 years. The scholarship is outdated and the editor is polemically opposed to Islam. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2002 by "slm303"
Ibn Warraq has no credibility, he is just some tool of Christians who seek more $$$ via more followers at the expense of Islam. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2001 by A.R
The worst part about this book is, it is not based on the author's research using the open mind to analyze the situation. It's basically the orientalis' thinking! Read morePublished on March 9 2001 by Fachri
See a BOOK REVIEW by Professor Y. Dutton, lecturer in thedepartment of Islamic Studies, University of Edinburgh at [...]%20Articles/1Book%20Review. Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2000
A collection of outdated work on the origin of Quran. Apart from Noldeke's article, the whole book is tiresome and non-conclusive at best. Read morePublished on June 22 2000 by R. Aamer