Which book is the word of God - the Bible or the Qur'an?

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The Great Debate II Which book is the word of God - the Bible or the Qur'an? Is the Qur'an truly God's Word ? From where Muhammad (pbuh) got his revelations? and Who wrote the Bible? Was the bible corrupted as Muslims claim? Representing the Muslim perspective was Shabir Ally: Shabir Ally has earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, with a specialization in Biblical Literature, and an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Quranic Exegesis. He is now in his third year of Ph.D studies in Quranic Exegesis at the University of Toronto. He is the president of the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre International in Toronto where he functions as Imam. He travels internationally to represent Islam in public lectures and interfaith dialogues. Representing the Christian side was Mr. Jay Smith, a Ph.D. candidate in Islamic studies at Brunel University in London. He has participated in many debates that have included distinguished opponents such as Benazir Bhuto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan. The event format includes 3 hours of presentations and rebuttals with a exchange of ideas and worldviews. The dialogue was direct and challenging, yet handled with respect, cordiality and sometimes even humour. The Topic of Debate: Which book is the word of God the Bible or the Qur'an? Shabir Ally (www.Shabirally.com) vs. Jay Smith (www.debate.org.uk) (Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK 25th February 1998) For further information on upcoming or previous debates click here http://shabirally.com/debates.asp ;

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