Talk:Dhul-Qarnayn and the Alexander Romance

From WikiIslam, the online resource on Islam
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This is a talk page

Questionable reference


So there is this bit that talks about whether the Dhul Qarnayn narrative was actually revealed in Medina:

> According to the traditional Muslim narrative, Al-Kahf (The Cave) was generally revealed in Mecca, except verse 28 and verses 83-101 which were revealed in Medina

I tracked down the reference, which itself references Abd al Kafi's عدد سور القرآن وآياته وكلماته وحروفه وتلخيص مكية ومدنية (PDF version here Surat al Kahf can be found starting in page 292. It does list the opinion that verses 28 and 83-101 are Medinan, but it also says that it has a daeef narration and that the majority view is that the whole chapter is Meccan. So I don't think categorizing that opinion as "the traditional Muslim narrative" is particularly accurate.

What do you guys think?

Thanks very much for investigating that point. It's important to eliminate inaccuracies or exaggerations so the site can help people research or argue in good faith. I've moved the opinion to a footnote mentioning that it is weak and not the majority view according to Abd al Kafi. Lightyears (talk) 11:44, 4 June 2022 (UTC)