I would completely agree TO DISAGREE
with anyone who says that dear mundi., what page of that 22 pages publication says that? what one can say at best is this "CERTAIN SELECTIVE VERSES FROM QURAN APPEARS TO HAVE ORIGINATED FROM NORTHERN ARABIA?LEVANT"
but Quran the book I read often.. NO.... NOPE..
anyways I ahve to read that publication again but before that I have to read those Quran verses independently and as well as in different contexts that one can think..
Powers ends with connecting the Quranic AUDIENCE with that area and that I dont understand. Who knows where the audience was or who it was. I think the verses he explains only link with certainty the author(s) of these verses, and only maybe, a supposed audience.
well as far as i am concerned THE ADDED VERSES
in to those Q manuscripts appears to have been directed to "SOME AUDIENCE " and they must be leaders in warfare and leader in community and leaders in preaching robes..
PS: what kind of show was preformed with the Quranic text that "the audience" was read legal texts?
you are talking about NOT 20th and 21st century but 7th century to all the way to colonial period.. So yes., certain religious statements/religious edicts /religious rituals did became legal texts to the society of that time
Do law students today (the audience) who are reading Roman or Napoleonic law, necessarily have a connection with Italy or France? Of course not
Well even today., some IDIOTS IN ISLAM & FAITH HEADS IN ISLAM (even in other faiths)do take nonsense from religious texts of cave men times as word of some allah/god hence they use it as legal texts to the society that they want to control ..anyways I have to read those verses that David Power used in his pub..
well here are 1st 10 verses he used ..
Q 33:37: Nay: he has come with the truth and verified the apostles.
Q 2:219: They ask you about intoxicants and games of chance. Say: In both of them there is a great sin and means of profit for men, and their sin is greater than their profit. And they ask you as to what they should spend. Say: What you can spare. Thus does Allah make clear to you the communications, that you may ponder.
Q 4:11 Allah enjoins you concerning your children: The male shall have the equal of the portion of two females; then if they are more than two females, they shall have two-thirds of what the deceased has left, and if there is one, she shall have the half; and as for his parents, each of them shall have the sixth of what he has left if he has a child, but if he has no child and (only) his two parents inherit him, then his mother shall have the third; but if he has brothers, then his mother shall have the sixth after (the payment of) a bequest he may have bequeathed or a debt; your parents and your children, you know not which of them is the nearer to you in usefulness; this is an ordinance from Allah: Surely Allah is Knowing, Wise..
Q 5:90 O you who believe! intoxicants and games of chance and (sacrificing to) stones set up and (dividing by) arrows are only an uncleanness, the Shaitan's work; shun it therefore that you may be successful..
Q 2:106 Whatever communications We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring one better than it or like it. Do you not know that Allah has power over all things?.[/i]
, Q 16:101: And when We change (one) communication for (another) communication, and Allah knows best what He reveals, they say: You are only a forger. Nay, most of them do not know..[/i]
, Q 4:43 .,O you who believe! do not go near prayer when you are Intoxicated until you know (well) what you say, nor when you are under an obligation to perform a bath-- unless (you are) travelling on the road-- until you have washed yourselves; and if you are sick, or on a journey, or one of you come from the privy or you have touched the women, and you cannot find water, betake yourselves to pure earth, then wipe your faces and your hands; surely Allah is Pardoning, Forgiving.
Q 61:06., And when Isa son of Marium said: O children of Israel! surely I am the apostle of Allah to you, verifying that which is before me of the Taurat and giving the good news of an Apostle who will come after me, his name being Ahmad, but when he came to them with clear arguments they said: This is clear magic..
Q 2:97. Say: Whoever is the enemy of Jibreel-- for surely he revealed it to your heart by Allah's command, verifying that which is before it and guidance and good news for the believers..
Q 6:92., And this is a Book We have revealed, blessed, verifying that which is before it, and that you may warn the metropolis and those around her; and those who believe in the hereafter believe in it, and they attend to their prayers constantly.