Yes there are recent (and old) papers about this topic. All read the word from the 9th frame : Mecca/Medina/Kaba/Zem Zem... (yawn...)
Altara ..that letter/word ....."9th frame"
.....in the last three responses for me .. mean 9th century Islamic story of that Quranic word "muhajirun"
..?? if it is, I am going to go to war with you..
yes .. muhajirun.. this UK girl did not know/ does not know that she is a 9th Century "muhajirun".
What the hell ....suddenly i see some 20 posts., you guys after drinking that Altara's Zem Zem and yawning
you guys are running race on high horses...
well let me read these links before i read posts..
1.The Concept of Muhājirūn – and Its Potential Significance for the Piety of the Seventh-Century Qur'ānic Movement
2. Reflections on the Identity of the Arabian Conquerors of the Seventh-Century Middle East
3. Fighting Words_ Religion, Violence, and the Interpretation of Sacred Texts
that 3rd one has catchy heading.. i must read that.. good stuff good one.. and damn this guy Robert G. Hoyland is very good story teller and great writer all the 25 pages of his paper, i would have said in 2 pages