Material for the Evaluation of the Sources of the Qur'an
The Origins of the Qur'an -
An Enquiry into the Sources of Islam by W. Goldsack
Judaism and Islam by Abraham Geiger
Jewish Foundations of Islam by Charles Cutler Torrey
The Original Sources of the Qur'an
by W. St. Clair Tisdall (Comprehensive, 287 pages, 1905)
The Sources of Islam
is Tisdall's earlier book (from 1900) on the same topic. It contains already most
of the important material, but being only a third in size (about 100 pages) it is not
as thoroughly documented as the later edition (it also has a few minor mistakes
that have been corrected in the later edition), but this is the version that has
been reprinted many times, probably because it is much quicker to read.
A Word to the Wise: Being a defence of the "Sources of Islam"
in response to two Muslim reactions to his above book.
The Influence of Animism on Islam by Samuel M. Zwemer
Legends, Myths and Fables incorporated into the Qur'an
Apocryphal gospels in the Quran is a short introductory article by James Arlandson.
The Legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzberg
does not directly discuss Islam, but is a valuable resource for possible sources.
Further individual articles
Surah Mariam: The Curse of the Apocrypha
Joseph the Carpenter in Islam
Surah 18: From Alexander to the Messiah
Solving a Quranic Puzzle investigates possible sources
for the mysterious claim that Jews have been turned into apes for breaking the Sabbath.
Jesus' Ministry and Miracles in the Qur'an (Part 1,
From Jonah to Pharaoh? –
Part I: What was the Sign of Jonah?,
Part II: What was the Sign of Pharaoh?
reveals a surprising connection between the sign of Jonah in the Bible and the sign of Pharaoh in the Qur'an
Abraham and the Idols
Abraham and the Flame of the Chaldeans: How the Quran Turns a Fable into Reality
Solomon and the Queen of Sheba: [Comparison of Targum and Qur'an],
[Did the Jews copy from the Qur'an?]
Midrash in the Qur'an
(Mainly on the story of Abraham)
Moses and the Magicians of Pharaoh
Haman in the Qur'an
On the literary sources of Haman in the Qur'an and the Tower of Babel (Part 1A,
Part 1B, Part 2)
The Rock that Gave Birth to a Camel
& The Mysterious Body on Solomon's Throne
The Christianity of the Qur'an: [Part 1]
The Qur'an's view of Christians
The story of Adam and Iblis
The story of Cain and Abel, An Inspired Apocryphal Fable?,
Cain and Abel in the Qur'an
The Fellows of the Cave (Sura 18)
Jesus speaking in the cradle and making birds from clay
Reflections on the story of Talut
I am all the prophets
Abdullah ibn Sa`d Ibn Abi Sarh
Waraqa bin Nawfal
The Qur'an and Galen's embryology
Is the Quran An Implicit Endorsement and Continuation of Arab Paganism?
Did Muhammad Plagiarize the Poetry of Imrau'l Qais?
Allah and the Pen; the attitude of the angels at the creation of Adam
The Identity of the Injeel
Syriac Influence on the Style of the Kur'an
Did Mohammed Know Slavonic Enoch?
Muhammad confusing Torah and Talmud
Allah's Use of Plural Pronouns [Part V]
Newsgroup discussion "Could Satan have impersonated Gabriel?" -
Is the Qur'an a Miracle? contains
several chapters discussing legendary sources of the Qur'an.
Myth in the Qur'an
Biblical Stories in the Qur'an
The name "Allah"
The Bible versus the Book of Mormon
(maybe some observations are releveant?)
Other Qur'an issues
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