bayezid: Saying what is in the Koran is not proof that what is said is right
Submitted by Plato (India), Dec 23, 2008 at 11:20
bayezid, you wrote:
>>yes yes we know you are a gifted typist. but where exactly is the proof? here we have me who is simply saying what is in the quran and there you are escaping the challenge. prooooove it . <<
What do you want me to prove? That I am a gifted typist? I suspect you want me to show that I can prove the Koran wrong about it being inimitable. Okay, here goes:
Can you find a Surah in the Koran comparable in beauty to the Lord's Prayer in the Bible. The closest I can think of is Surah Fatiha. But it is spoiled by the fact that it is full of self-praise.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
(King James Bible AD 1611)
YUSUFALI: In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Can you find for me a Surah in the Koran comparable in beauty to the creation hymn in the Rig Veda? The closest I could find is Surah, ‘The Most High' (87) but Allah spoils it by revealing his merciless nature by talking about flinging people into the fire and the hereafter (death) being better than life.
There was neither non-existence nor existence then.
There was neither death nor immortality then.
Darkness was hidden by darkness in the beginning,
Desire came upon that One in the beginning,
Their cord was extended across.
Who really knows?
Whence this creation has arisen
Translation by Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty. From the Book "The Rig Veda - Anthology"
Koran: Al Ala:
Except as Allah wills: For He knoweth what is manifest and what is hidden.
In which they will then neither die nor live.
But those will prosper who purify themselves,
Now proooove to me that these quotes from other scriptures are not better than the Koran verses I have compared them with. Remember they are also translations, like the Koranic verses I have quoted, into English from the original languages.
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