News Exercise #101
1) This Koran is very old, but it is important for a reason even more than that. What was mentioned several times about this?
It is from around Prophet Muhammed’s time, and it is likely that the writer actually knew him.
2) Had Birmingham University recently acquired this fragment?
No, it had been resting on the shelves in the university library for decades.
3) How was the age of the document established?
The paper of the Koran was radio-carbon dated to no later than the year 645.
4) If an old Koran were to be found in Europe, why is it not so surprising that it was in Birmingham?
Birmingham has one of the largest Muslim communities in the country.