Comment on the Qu'ran

Ted Davis (
Tue, 22 Sep 1998 13:33:59 -0400

Karen Jenson writes:

Here is a summary I have made a couple of years ago when I read parts of a
translation of the KORAN (I mention that it was a translation, because we
are wise not to claim to have read the KORAN itself, because Muslems are
taught that the only way to really read or hear it is in Arabic).

MY COMMENT: Even more than this, Muslims do not believe that it is even
possible to speak of a "translation" of their holy book; one can have only a
"paraphrase." Sometimes I think Christians would be wiser to maintain that
all biblical "translations" are in some sense not the same as the original

Ted Davis