What is it about?
Raymond K. Farrin's article takes up the view that the Qurʾān was left incomplete as a book and did not take final shape until well after the Prophet’s death. It considers whether this may be deemed valid upon analysis of a type of structural binding occurring in the text. Keywords: Qurʾānic composition, Center-periphery connection, Codex Parisino-petropolitanus, Ṣanʿāʾ palimpsest, ʿUthmānic commission
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Why is it important?
The research highlights continuity. This accords with recent stylometric analysis of the text, which shows a coherent stylistic trajectory. It also accords with an examination of the theme of jihād in the Qurʾān, which reveals overall consistency and adherence to core principles.
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This page is a summary of: The Composition and Writing of the Quran: Old Explanations and New Evidence, Journal of College of Sharia & Islamic Studies, July 2020, Qatar University, DOI: 10.29117/jcsis.2020.0258.
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