A Qur’an that may be the world’s oldest made a splash in July, when carbon dating at the University of Oxford placed it at about 1,370 years old — the era of Muhammad. The “Birmingham Qur’an,” named after the English university where it resides, was heralded as proof that modern texts have remained true to Muhammad’s original words.
But Houston, we have a problem.
That’s not only very, very old, it’s quite possibly too old.
This Qur’an may be older than Muhammad.