Tuesday, July 12, 2016
The Sheepgate Conspiracy: How Muhammad’s Wives Changed the Quran
Muslims are typically taught that the Qur'an has been perfectly preserved, right down to the letter, from the time it was revealed to Muhammad. Yet Islam's most trusted sources are filled with examples of changes to the text of the Qur'an. For instance, Muslim sources claim that Allah revealed two verses of the Qur'an about breastfeeding adults (the Islamic practice of women breastfeeding men in order to make the men their foster sons). Neither of these verses are in the Qur'an today. According to Muslim sources, Aisha's sheep ate the verses. But since history shows that Muhammad's wives despised the practice of breastfeeding adults, can we consider it a coincidence that the verses came up missing shortly after Muhammad died? Is there evidence of conspiracy here?