The Origin of the Qur'an's Source Discussions in the Orientalist Literature


BILIMNAME, vol.7, no.1, pp.29-40, 2005 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: BILIMNAME
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Academic Search Premier, ATLA Religion Database, Index Islamicus, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Religion and Philosophy Collection, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-40
  • Keywords: Qur'an, Orientalism, History of Religions
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Discussions on the Origin of the Qur'an in western scholarship became increasingly popular since the 19th century. The topic has an important polemical side but the theories on the study of origin has also a deep root in the general western thought, and particularly in Comparative Study of Religions and Orientalist discourse. In this article, the emphasis was made on the interdisciplinary study of Orientalist literature.