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Hagarism: The Story of a Book written by Infidels for Infidels
Daily Star (Bangladesh) (2006)
  • Ali Khan, Washburn University
Abstract

The book titled "Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World," questions just about everything Muslims believe as historical truths. It challenges the common belief that the Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad over a period of 22 years (610-632) in Mecca and Medina. Instead, the book contends that the Quran was composed, possibly in Syria or Iraq, more than fifty years after the Prophet's death, projected back in time, and attributed to the Prophet. The Quran, according to the book, was fabricated during the reign of Caliph Abdul Malik (685- 705) to legitimize an expanding empire. The book also contends that the word Muslim was invented in the 8th century to replace the word Muhajirun (immigrants), which was the original name of the Arab community that conquered Palestine and built the Dome of the Rock.

Keywords
  • Crone,
  • Cook,
  • Hagarism
Publication Date
April 28, 2006
Citation Information
Ali Khan. "Hagarism: The Story of a Book written by Infidels for Infidels" Daily Star (Bangladesh) Vol. 5 Iss. 680 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/abu_kashif/33/