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In what could prove something of a pot hole for current readings of Islamic history, a carbon test carried out on a Koranic manuscript recently discovered in England reveals the book is likely older than Muhammad, the founder of the Islamic faith.

The final, authoritative written form was completed and fixed under the direction of the third leader, Caliph Uthman, in about AD 650.”However, Keith Small, a researcher at the Bodleian in Oxford, urged caution as the carbon testing only used parchment rather than the ink from the book.The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.Please contact the server administrator, [email protected] inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.More information about this error may be available in the server error log.Speaking to the newspaper, professors David Thomas and Nadir Dinshaw, of the University of Birmingham, said that Muslim tradition states that Muhammad “received the revelations that form the Koran…

between the years AD 610 and 632, the year of his death.”“At this time, the divine message was not compiled into the book form in which it appears today,” said Thomas.“Instead, the revelations were preserved in ‘the memories of men.’ Parts of it had also been written down on parchment, stone, palm leaves and the shoulder blades of camels,” he added.“Caliph Abu Bakr, the first leader of the Muslim community after Muhammad, ordered the collection of all Qur’anic material in the form of a book.Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an Error Document to handle the request. the world's oldest Koran actually be older than the Prophet Muhammad?A team of researchers at the University of Oxford assessed fragments of the Koran kept at the Birmingham library with the help of carbon dating.