What is it about?

Suheil Laher's paper analyzes the current state of Western research on the variant readings of the Qur’ān and how it differs from traditional Muslim scholarship, through the lens of objectivity and bias.

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Why is it important?

The article's originality lies in (I) its breadth, including incorporation of recent scholarship, (II) its depth: it pinpoint assumptions and disagreements that underly the rift, (III) analysis of the rift through a philosophical paradigm.


Each camp’s premises and goals impact their research, and each camp may perceive the other as biased. I chart out five suggestions for measures that the two camps could adopt to facilitate a more productive and objective way forward.

EiC Journal of college of Sharia and Islamic Studies Qatar University

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This page is a summary of: Between Dogmatism and Speculation: A Critical Assessment of Qiraʾat Studies, Journal of College of Sharia & Islamic Studies, July 2020, Qatar University, DOI: 10.29117/jcsis.2020.0262.
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