Sunday, January 27, 2008
How Contradictions In The Quran Came About?
I doubt bad intention by the people who are posing the contradictions. I can not exclude bias but I could have done the same if I am non-Muslim particularly with the geopolitical struggles over the years. However, if we are really searching for God we have to forget about what is our original faith, country or political views.The common causes for the findings of potential contradictions in the Quran:1- Linguistic barrier particularly the translation may not reflect correctly the meaning of words.2- Half-full and half-empty cup: you can say about the same cup it is half-full and/or half-empty. It is like in Quran in a verse "man is created in suffering" and in another "the here-now life is a false-enjoyment". Both are right statements there is suffering and enjoyment.3- Two different situations are made contradictions like John ate an apple and John ate an orange. The fact can be he ate at certain time the apple and in another time the orange.4- Comparing the Bible to Quran. Both are God's books. But the more accurate is the Quran. No bias, the question is: The Quran from God or not. I tried to disprove it and I failed severely. Then I enjoyed its power, music, comfort, miracles and truth. I enjoyed reading the bible since you feel he is the same God of the Quran. Some verses are corrupt particularly those who talk down about prophets and a lot of verses you feel them the truth and the glory of the creator. Muslims can quote the Bible and can maintain that there are corrupted verses. There is not contradiction.5- Failure to appreciate multiplicity: like man is created of dust, water, mud, clay, sperm,.... Like the orange you can say it has cellulose, it has vitamin C, it has sugars....6- Failure to appreciate default: like God's wrath is the default before he sent most of his messengers and so forth.7- Failure to understand the balance between his compassion and wrath & his goodness and justice & his love and hate. When America was attacked in 9/11 her leaders and people had felt angry and obligated to retaliate. They did not forgive the killers. Muslims sympathised with the Americans though there policies contributed to the death of thousands if not million of Muslims. We were happy when America attacked Ben Laden and to date we do not like to see Ben Laden attack America again. I do not fear Ben laden I fear the strong God of Israel if we as Americans do not fear him.8- Failure to appreciate his forgiveness of sins and the arrogance of humans to deny his right to make the roles.9- Comparing Jesus to Muhammad: God states to the prophets many times what to do in their lives. He even determined their reproducibility: Who will marry and what children they will have if any. Their reproducibility is his right to determine. The thing most important for all of them is the obedience to God. They are the best of us and the most to suffer.