About the Book
This book focuses on the time before the Quran and the emergence of Islam. The research delves into the origin of the Quran, using its verses alongside investigative works which support various new theories. The Quran is a written document which, according to recent discoveries such as, the recently discovered world’s oldest Quran manuscript at the University of Birmingham, can be traced to the lifetime of Prophet Mohammad.
This work focuses on the time preceding Islam and highlights the relationships that are pivotal for understanding the development of Islam. The danger posed by false interpretations of the Quran has become increasingly more serious from first appearance of Islam until today, the result of which we can see clearly in our current world. Hence the Quran itself is the most important document to be researched and studied for resolving the problems caused by its false interpretation.
The book follows a clear methodology, backed up by evidence in form of quotations from the Quran and recently discovered scriptures on rocks and other materials in Syria and the Arabian Peninsula, to gradually reach its conclusions, which often greatly differ from the many conclusions about the origin of the Quran that have been nurtured for centuries.
About the Author
Dr. Seyed M. Azmayesh is a scholar and researcher in the fields of spirituality and Gnosticism. He studied Theology at the Sorbonne, History of Law at the Pantheon in Paris and comparative science of Islam and Christianity at the University of Lyon. He holds two doctorates as a result of his studies. After completing his academic career he continued his research in religions, philosophy and scientific subjects.
Dr. Azmayesh is also a renowned Sufi master and a strong advocate for human rights globally, having spoken on a number of occasions at various United Nations human rights conferences. He has published numerous books such as: The teachings of a Sufi master, The Pearl of Sufism and Crucifixion: Fact or Fiction. He has been recognised by Watkins Mind and Spirit Magazine as one of the top 100 spiritually influential living people in the world.