The Sources of Islam

Reference: Rev. W. St. Clair-Tisdall, The Sources of Islam: A Persian Treatise, translated and abridged by Sir William Muir, T. & T. Clark, Edinburgh, Scotland. 1901, xiii, 102 pages.

Background: This book presents the original sources from which Muhammad obtained the various stories and myths that appear in the Qur'an.

Note: The text of the HTML and Zipped files is the same. The pagination for the HTML and Zipped files corresponds to William Muir's book.  This is done to facilitate reference to Muir's translation. 

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Additional References:
1. William St. Clair Tisdall, The Original Sources of the Qur'ān, Imprint London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, E.S. Gorham, New York, 1905. pp.287, illus. 18 cm. [Online edition]

2. The Sources of the Qur'an

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