Nick asked:

Was Muhammad the sole writer of the Qur'an?

Robert Spencer replied:

"According to Islamic tradition Muhammad is the sole recipient of the Qur'an. And the Qur'an is a eternal book that has existed forever with Allah in paradise ... throughout Islamic history Christians and other non-Muslims have agreed that Muhammad is the originator of the Qur'an, but that said he was a false prophet. Historians now a days have started to study the Qur'an in greater depth and have come to the conclusion that the Qur'an seems to have been put together not by one person but by several, books by committee and does not have a single author. Most of them agree that Muhammad was not even among one of the authors."


Catholic Answers, "Islam" (San Diego: Catholic Answers, 2013)

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Show air date: September 20, 2013

Name of show: Islam

Guest comments by: Robert Spencer

Question appeared in show: 22:00

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