William M. Watt, fully William Montgomery Watt

William M.
Watt, fully William Montgomery Watt
1909
2006

Scottish Historian, Professor in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh

Author Quotes

There is some evidence that, besides his regular marriages and his unions with concubines, Muhammad had relations with women in accordance with the older matrilineal customs.

Firstly, at one time, Muhammad must have publicly recited the Satanic verses as part of the Quran; it is unthinkable that the story could have been invented later by Muslims or foisted upon them by non-Muslims. Secondly, at some later time Muhammad announced that these verses were not really part of the Quran and should be replaced by others of a vastly different import.

Do not put your faith in what statistics say until you have carefully considered what they do not say.

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First Name
William M.
Last Name
Watt, fully William Montgomery Watt
Birth Date
1909
Death Date
2006
Bio

Scottish Historian, Professor in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh