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Monday, October 06, 2008

 
Blogging the Qur'an: Sura 53, "The Star"

Robert Spencer has the installment here.

Remember Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses? That phrase is a reference to certain verses within this sura. Allegedly, Satan momentarily tempts Mohammed into embracing polytheism. This article by University of Vaasa (Finland) profess tor Joel Kuortti sheds some light on the issue. Wikipedia also has an article on this topic.

Click the "Koran" label to see all my posts on this series.

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