Me too, wish it was in English as I would have read it. Whats his name by the way?
It would be a shame for an Islamic scholar, who studied at Al-Azhar, with 80 years of experience and who has covered something like this so comprehensively, for it all to just go down the drain :(
Can those people who read it in Arabic put forward a brief synopsis , like RIBS just did?
He says, and I agree, that although the Quran has many beatiful poetic passages, the majority is rubish badly written, with loads of grammar mistakes, but Islamic schools and societies only recite the best part that it got diluted. He actually shows examples of badly written verses.
Can you list a few of the verses here, so we can take a look at them?
Another good point he raises is the challange that asks people to create similar verses if the can. He says no one can, because it is only unique as Almutanabi is unique or shakesper is unique. No one can imitate the original and that is not heavenly.
A good point, although I wouldnt put the Quran in the same league as Shakespeare. The Quran is crappily written, thats why its so difficult to replicate. Nobody would want to put their name to that drivel, and it would never sell if it was not supposedly authored by Allah.