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04-08-2009, 06:16 PM
Maurice Bucaille

Maurice Bucaille (born July 19, 1920-1998) in Pont-L'Eveque, France; son of Maurice and Marie (James) Bucaille is a French medical doctor, member of the French Society of Egyptology, and author. Bucaille practiced medicine from 1945-82 and was a specialist in gastroenterology.In 1973, Bucaille was appointed family physician to King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. Other of his patients at the time included members of the family of President Anwar Sadat of Egypt. In 1976, while still in the service of the king, he published his book, The Bible, The Qur'an and Science which argued that the Qur'an contains no statements contradicting established scientific fact. In 1991, another book by Bucaille, Mummies of the Pharaos: Modern Medical Investigations, was published in English.

04-08-2009, 06:17 PM
In his book, The Bible, The Qur'an and Science, Bucaille aims to prove the Qur'an is in agreement with scientific facts, while the Bible is not. He claims that in Islam, science and religion have always been "twin sisters" . According to Bucaille, there are monumental errors of science in the Bible and not a single error in the Quran whose descriptions of natural phenomena make it compatible with modern science. Bucaille concludes that the Qur'an is the reliable word of God.

Bucaille argues that the Old Testament should have been distorted because of numerous translations and corrections as it was transmitted orally. He highlights, in his words, "numerous disagreements and repetitions", in the Old Testament and the Gospels (85, 95). In his analysis, Bucaille claims he makes use of many propositions of Biblical criticism, such as the Documentary hypothesis.

With regard to the Qu'ran, Bucaille however follows the Islamic tradition that the Quranic scrolls are said to be collected during Muhammad's lifetime and were deemed accurate by the archangel Gabriel himself

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