According to the Koran Muhammad was accused of stealing various stories. For example, Koran 25:5 says, “And they say, ‘Legends of the former peoples which he has written down, and they are dictated to him morning and afternoon’” (Koran 25:5). The fact of the matter is many stories of the Koran have been traced back to various uninspired texts.
That much of the Koran was plagiarized from earlier uninspired Jewish, Christian and Gnostic texts, has been proven in W. St. Clair Tisdall’s book The Original Sources of the Qur’an and other works. Such uninspired original texts include apocryphal works, midrashim, targumim, and apocryphal Gnostic works, etc. The Koran mentions various biblical figures. Yet many of its stories about these figures are not found in the inspired Jewish and Christian scriptures. Well, where then do they come from? ▶ABRAHAM BEING DELIVERED FROM FIRE:
The story of Abraham being delivered from fire which Nimrod created to destroy him, is found in numerous passages of the Koran (Koran 2:260; 6:74-84; 30:52-72; 19:42-50; 26:69-79; 29:15-16; 38:81-95; 43:25-27; 60:4). According to this story Abraham’s father used to make idols and Abraham sold them. Abraham disliked this and mocked the purchase of such idols. Abraham then preached monotheism and tried to convert his father and the people. His father refused. Then news spread about Abraham’s preaching and it reached Nimrod. Nimrod then put Abraham in a fire from which Abraham escaped.
This Koranic story comes from Midrash Genesis Rabba which is a fifth century uninspired Jewish homiletical interpretation of the Bible. As Jewish literature experts Paul V. M. Flesher and Bruce Chilton note, “midrash Genesis Rabba came to completion during the fifth century” (Paul V. M. Flesher, Bruce Chilton,The Targums: A Critical Introduction, [BRILL, 2011], p. 450). It states, 👉“Terah was a maker of idols. Once he went out somewhere, and seated Abraham as (CONT.👇)