Every single one of the above mentioned articles has noted that, indeed, there is no actual evidence to suggest the text itself predates the Prophet’s lifetime.
According to the logic being used by the “predating” line of thinking, If I found a scrap of paper that existed prior to my birth and wrote something on it, it means that, actually, what I had written magically predates my birth.
632, and according to Muslim tradition, he received the revelations that make up the Quran between A. "This means that the parts of the Quran that are written on the parchment can, with a degree of confidence, be dated to less than two decades after Muhammad's death," Thomas and Dinshaw said.
The radiocarbon dates from the parchment indicate that the animal that provided the parchment lived during or right after the lifetime of Muhammad.
No manuscripts or studies or science suggest that the Qurʾān predates the Prophet Muḥammad.
Well, does the Birmingham manuscript predate the lifetime of the Prophet? Or, if it does, then the case for its divinity is even stronger. The Birmingham manuscript’s is the only thing that has been carbon dated. "Instead, the revelations were preserved in the 'memories of men,'" said David Thomas and Nadir Dinshaw, both religious professors at the University of Birmingham. The divine message was not written at that time, though.It would also, Small adds, push back the origins of written Arabic tradition into the sixth century.The fragments, which were found in possession of the University of Birmingham, bound in a seventh-century Qur’an manuscript and part of a collection containing 3,000 early Middle Eastern texts, include three suras, or chapters of the holy book.