by Robert A. Morey
© 1996 Research and Education Foundation
Modern scholars using sound principles of literary
analysis have determined that the Qur'an did not come
from Muhammad. He did not recite it and actually never
saw a copy of it. It was not put together in its present
written form until nearly one hundred and fifty years
after Muhammad's death.
This has come as quite a shock to Muslims. According
to the legends, myths, and stories found in the Hadith,
the Qur'an was written in heaven by Allah on a large
stone tablet. The angel Gabriel brought it down and
Muhammad recited it verbally but did not write any of it
down. It was Muhammad's companions who wrote down what he
recited. After his death, it was gathered together and
compiled by the Calif Uthman.
The insurmountable problem that Muslims face is that
they do not have any documentary evidence from the 7th
and 8th century to back up any of their claims. For
example, if Uthman compiled the Qur'an as the Hadith
claims (Bukhari I:63; IV:709: VI:507, 510), where is the
manuscript evidence for this? Why have no Qur'ans
survived from that period? Why do we have to wait over a
hundred years before we find even a scrap of the Qur'an?
The Muslims are also guilty of circular reasoning when
they document the Qur'an by the Hadith and then document
the Hadith by the Qur'an! But there is no documentary
evidence to back up the Hadith or the Qur'an! They are
both fraudulent as to authorship and dates.
Some Muslims have claimed that 7th century copies of
the original Qur'an have been found in museums at
Topkapi, Turkey and Tashkent, Russia. But when they were
examined by manuscript scholars, they turned out to be
9th or 10th century manuscripts.
The Qur'an was invented in order to give spiritual
unity to the vast empire created by Arab conquests. By
borrowing liberally from the legends, myths and religious
traditions of pagans, Jews, Christians, Hindus, and
Persians, they created one religion to rule over all its
citizens. Thus the Qur'an was the product of multiple
authors from different times and places. These authors
contributed stories and legends from their own cultural
and religious background. The sources of these stories
have been well documented by many scholars.
The burden of proof is now clearly on the Muslims.
They must supply scholars with the documentary evidence
to support their theories on the origins of the Qur'an
and the Hadith. Until they do so, we cannot believe in
the inspiration of either one.
How different is the situation with the New Testament.
The manuscript evidence for it begins twenty years after
the death of Christ. There are literally thousands of
Greek, Latin, Syriac and Coptic texts which document the
reliability of the New Testament.
The same holds true for the historicity of Jesus of
Nazareth. We have more than enough literary documentation
for the life of Jesus from first century Jewish, pagan,
and Christian manuscripts. This is in sharp contrast to
the life of Muhammad. We find no references to him as a
prophet until 150 years after his death. No one has ever
found even the smallest fragment of the Qur'an from the
7th century. Thus much of what is said about the life of
Muhammad must now be dismissed as fiction.
The truth will triumph in the end. The Qur'an and the
Hadith were political tools used to subjugate non-Arab
cultures by forcing them to accept a religion with
elevated Arabian language, political laws, moral
standards, dress codes, penal punishments and other
cultural elements to the status of divine law. This is
why, to become a Muslim, you must take an Arab name,
dress like an Arab, speak Arabic, eat only what Arabs
eat, treat your wife as Arabs treat their wives, etc.
The religion of Islam was thus born out of Arab
cultural imperialism and is rooted in a racist attitude
that all things Arab are good while all things non-Arab
are evil. Until this is understood, the true nature of
Islam cannot be grasped.
This is why Western dress, food, movies, hairstyles,
etc., are zealously denounced by the Mullahs and Imams as
Satanic. Such things as blue jeans are not really
condemned because they are immoral but because they are
The truthfulness of this observation is easily
demonstrated by Islam's demand that one bow in prayer in
the direction of Arabia (Mecca) and make a pilgrimage to
Arabia (Mecca). The religion of Islam is Arabian paganism
and culture raised to divine law and imposed upon
Nations such as Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, etc. who had
the misfortune of having Islam forced upon them by the
sword, need to break free from Arab imperialism in order
to regain their own identity and culture. Until they
throw off the shackles of Islam, they cannot become free
societies where human rights are honored.
How can this be done? The oppressed masses must return
to their Christian heritage which was stolen from them by
wave after wave of Arab armies. Why would anyone entering
the 21st century want to continue to believe in a foreign
religion that was forced upon his ancestors many
centuries ago by violence, slavery, oppression and unjust
taxes? It is time to break free from the darkness and
ignorance of Islam and enter into the freedom and light