The Satanic Verses are a small number of apparently pagan verses that were alleged to have been temporarily included in the Qur'an by the Islamic prophet Muhammad, only to be later removed. Narratives derived from hadith involving these verses can be read in, among other places, the biographies of Muhammad by al-Wāqidī, Ibn Sa'd (who was a scribe of Waqidi), al-Tabarī, and Ibn Ishaq (the last as reconstructed by Alfred Guillaume).
The first use of the expression 'Satanic Verses' is attributed to Sir William Muir (1858).
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