“The ‘opening’ of the Qur’an”

“The ‘opening’ of the Qur’an” October 1, 2016


Al-Fatiha al-Qur’aniyya
The first surah or chapter of the Qur’an, called the “Fatihah” or “Opener” (Wikimedia Commons)


I publish a column every Thursday in the Deseret News under the recurring title “Defending the Faith.”  Additionally, with my friend and former BYU colleague William Hamblin, I publish a column every other Saturday that’s overwhelmingly devoted to non-LDS religious topics.


The latest installment of that latter column went up this morning, while I was on an airplane:





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