He began stuttering, clearly flustered, and it remains unclear if the beads of sweat on his forehead were from running on the soccer field or because he knew the ass-kicking he was about to get when he crawled home later.“Thank you very much for giving me this,” Anas said to the reporter about the award he received that night.“I appreciate my fans, also my wife and my girlfriend… Sean Abrams is a sex & dating writer for Elite Daily.He enjoys long walks on the beach and large glasses of tequila.Speaking to Given the significance of the work, he said, the animal was likely killed specifically for the purposes of making the manuscript – meaning this date is likely to be very close to the assembly of the book itself.Traditional teachings about the origins of Islam state that the Prophet Mohamed was alive between the years 570 and 632, and that he received the revelations which make up the Koran from 610 until his death.Carbon dating revealed last month that the four delicate pages of script etched on animal skin were at least 1,370 years old, potentially making it the oldest partial copy of the Koran in the world.Modern methods can only accurately provide a range of dates for the Birmingham manuscripts origins, however, opening up a controversial time window during which the pages could have been created.The written compilation of the whole Quran in its definite form as we have it now was not completed until many years after the death of Muhammad.
Amid claims the fragments could throw the traditional view of the origins of Islam into question, a member of the team involved in the discovery said further analysis of the ancient artefact threw up a "problem" with this theory.
There are also a relatively small number of contemporaneous or near-contemporaneous non-Muslim sources, which confirm the existence of Muhammad and are valuable both in themselves and for comparison with Muslim sources.
The main Islamic source on Muhammad's life are Muslim sources written in Arabic, which include the Quran and accounts of Muhammad's life written down by later Muslims, based on oral traditions. According to traditional Islamic scholarship, all of the Quran was written down by Muhammad's companions while he was alive (during AD 610-632), but it was primarily an orally related document.
The University of Oxford’s Dr Keith Small said it “gives more ground to what have been peripheral views of the Koran’s genesis, like that Mohamed and his early followers used a text already in existence and shaped it to fit their own political and theological agenda”.
Yet Professor Thomas believes that the opposite is in fact more likely.