By Emran El-Badawi | – ( Mizan) = When did Jews and Christians ever believe in the Qur’an? The first step towards answering this question is dispelling the myth that the Qur’an’s seventh century audience were “ignorant” pagans. On the contrary, the Qur’an’s audience had the same degree of literary, intellectual, and cultural sophistication that […]
Emran El-Badawi is program director and associate professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Houston, and founding executive director and treasurer of the International Qur'anic Studies Association. He is Editor with Paula Sanders of Communities of the Qur’an: Dialogue, Debate and Diversity in the 21st Century ( OneWorld, 2019), and author of The Qur’an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions (New York; London: Routledge Press, 2013).