|Foreign Words in the Qur'an
Linguistically the concept of foreign words in languages is described as ‘borrowing’ . The idea of borrowing words is a universal observation that applies to all languages. English is a good example of this; take the word ‘Philosophy’. It comes from the Greek words ‘Philo’ which means love of and ‘Sophia’ which means wisdom. The concept of ‘foreign’ or ‘borrowed’ words comes from the fact that different races, cultures and peoples come in contact with one another .
|Luxenberg & Puin: Origins & Revisions
Responding to the Channel 4 Dispatches Programme
On Monday 14th July 2008, the British Television Channel, ‘Channel 4’ broadcast a Dispatches documentary entitled “The Qur’an”. As a result of showing this two hour long documentary many Muslims are now confused and non-Muslims misinformed.
While searching the internet for a review, response or rebuttal, I have come across many individuals who have sincere questions and unfortunately doubts about the origins and nature of the Islamic way of life. Consequently I have decided to explain, contextualise and refute some of the deliberate accusations against the Qur’an.