Translation of a Muslim rewriting of Psalm 2

Here is an old translation of a Muslim rewriting of Psalm 2 (Word, with parallel Biblical text) from Florence ms 267, ed. Krarup.

I have given an extended analysis of this particular psalm in the article “Why Do the Nations Rage? Boundaries of Canon and Community in a Muslim’s Rewriting of Psalm 2,” Comparative Islamic Studies 6 (2010 [2012]): 151–179.

I have discussed other aspects of the Islamic Psalms literature in several other articles and presentations, which constitute the bulk of what has been posted on this site under the tag Muslim Biblical Studies.

A Mu`tazilite defense of abrogation “against the Jews”

Rough translation, for teaching purposes, of a Mu`tazilite defense of abrogation, framed as an argument against the Jews, from from [Abu Rashid al-Nisaburi?], Ziyadat sharh al-usul (Word file).

Al-Shatibi on the Sunna’s relationship to the Qur’an

Rough translation, for teaching purposes, of selections from al-Shatibi, al-Muwafaqat, on the Sunna’s relationship to the Qur’an (Word file).

Manna` al-Qattan on the Qur’an and its relationship to Hadith

A rough translation, for teaching purposes, of selections from Manna` al-Qattan, Mabahith fi `ulum al-qur’an (Word file).

Mu`tazilite arguments for the created nature of the Qur’an (`Abd al-Jabbar)

A rough translation, for teaching purposes, of selections from `Abd al-Jabbar / Mankdim, Sharh al-Usul al-Khamsa (available as an html file on my old web site and as a Word file).