Tag Archives: Muhammad

The Night Journey

When recently having read German Orientalist Tilman Nagel’s voluminous opus maximum on life and legend of the prophet of Islam, I became once more interested in the different versions of Muhammad’s ascension to heaven and his night journey to Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Not Everybody’s Darling

Tilman Nagel. Allahs Liebling – Ursprung und Erscheinungsformen des Mohammedglaubens. Oldenbourg, Munich 2008, 430 pages The original sources for the detailed descriptions of legends and fairy tales which circulate among both ordinary people in the Islamic world and, for example, … Continue reading

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Circular Reasoning

In the May 2008 issue of New English Review, Ibn Warraq briefly reports on the proceedings of an “Inarah Conference On the Early History of Islam And the Koran” earlier this year in Otzenhausen, Germany. The well-known ‘revisionists’ had been gathering … Continue reading

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