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3 years ago  ::  Nov 29, 2011 - 1:11PM #1
Craig_w_dressler
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Having read much of the Quran and worked for five years in the heart of Islam I have some questions in my mind.  The Quran was written by Muhammed who was one person while the Bible was written by a number of prophets, priests, kings, etc.  Since you can go to the original Hebrew and Greek words of the Bible and even study the recently discovered Dead Sea Scrolls to determine the meaning, there is little doubt about Bible truths.  When the Quran contradicts the Bible, which do you believe?  Do you believe one person, Muhammed, or the multiple prophets, priests, kings, etc. who the wrote the Bible?
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3 years ago  ::  Dec 02, 2011 - 2:22AM #2
Ibn
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Salaam (Peace),


Muhammad did not write the Qur'an. He only delivered the Message bit by bit over the period of about 22 years. There were other people (Companions) who used to write every word as well as memorize every word. The Book was compiled later on under the leadership of Abu Bakr.


Just as one believes in the new covenant where it contradicts the old covenant, we believe in the Last Testament (The Qur'an) where it contradicts the Old or the New Testament. We do believe in all the rest in the Bible. A lot of it is inspired by God.


This board is about the Qur'anic text. If you want to discuss any specific Text (Verse), please feel free to do so here. But if you want to challenge the whole Qur'an or the religion then please do so on Disccuss Islam board and we will be happy to respond appropriately.


Peace


Ibn

I know one thing: There are a billion Islamic people in the world today, and there will be about 2 billion by the time we're dead. They're not going to give up their religion.
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3 years ago  ::  Dec 10, 2011 - 6:51AM #3
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Nov 29, 2011 -- 1:11PM, Craig_w_dressler wrote:

Having read much of the Quran and worked for five years in the heart of Islam I have some questions in my mind.  The Quran was written by Muhammed who was one person while the Bible was written by a number of prophets, priests, kings, etc.  Since you can go to the original Hebrew and Greek words of the Bible and even study the recently discovered Dead Sea Scrolls to determine the meaning, there is little doubt about Bible truths.  When the Quran contradicts the Bible, which do you believe?  Do you believe one person, Muhammed, or the multiple prophets, priests, kings, etc. who the wrote the Bible?



1.   A misleading title that doesn't apply to the Al-Quran.   More often than not those that Al-Quran categorised as prophets of God, who received divine revelation themselve did not write what they receive.   They narrated orally as and when received.  In ancient sanskrit their word for religion is agama which literally means to listen or to be listened to.   Agama thus tantamounts to those supernatural revelations to be listened to, understood and any specific command to be observed and obeyed.


2.   Revelation doesn't come at one instant in one whole package like a DHL parcel.  It comes incrementally in a small package at a time.  And in any prophet lifetime the period of revelation may vary.  For example for 3 to 4 periods they may receive them.  But after the period they may just stop permanently or may receive them again after some time lapse.  The chances are that what they received may not be a whole some package.  So there may be 100 prophets, if the revelation received collectively don't answer all potential questions they are in complete.   And ALLAHswt says the Al-Quran revealed to Muhammadsaw over a period of 23 years is complete.   For Muslims who believe and faith in ALLAHswt Words they don't have to listen to others opinion.   Their task is only develop a deeper and full understanding of the various divine messages in the Al-Quran.     

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