The “Miracle” of the Qur’an — The Christian Response
5. Sources of the Qur’an
In concluding this section on the Qur’an the reader may be interested to know that many of the stories or accounts found within the Qur’an are traceable to very similiar (sometimes almost identical) stories found in pre-Islamic writings. I would direct the reader to Clair-Tisdall’s classic The Sources of Islam, Rev. W. Goldsack’s The Origins of the Qur’an, and Samuel M. Zwerner’s Islam: A Challenge to Faith.
The Qur'an does indeed mentioned stories and events mentioned in earlier documents. The clear difference is that the Qur'an does not copy those stories and events and so does not suffer the same fate as those other records when that information was able to be properly scrutinized through our computerized age. The Qur'an does not have the story of the two whoring sisters, Samson and Judah screwing women on the roadside or even Rueben having sex with his step mother. Somehow it managed to miss those salacious stories. The Qur'an claims to confirm things that happened in the past and correct other documents that when those documents were wrong. It is essentially a guide so it does not obsess itself with old stories and except when it can use that story to teach a lesson. Remember when I ask you about what lesson God taught about Samson screwing the prostitute at the roadside? That is because the nest sentence did not show God telling Samson that he will punish him. Now while the Qur'an does not have the story of Samson screwing the prostitute, if it did, it would say that screwing a prostitute at the roadside is not only sinful but is also dangerous given the many sexually transmitted diseases. The Qur'an is a book you would adore if you weren't biased. After all, you hang on to that flawed book when everyone not blinded by blind faith is able to recognize how flawed it is.