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Universal excuse about Quran

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Submitted by George Walters (United States), Feb 13, 2009 at 22:51

Ibrahim has quoted from Quran to prove that Quran is easy to read. As a person who has read a lot of scriptures (including Quran), I can testify that all religious scriptures are difficult to read. That is not the point here though. I find the apologist's standard "fallback position" vis-a-vis Quran objectionable. Any time someone criticizes any segments of Quran the apologists insist that Quran cannot be appreciated in translation. And, often times, its is stated that it is written in the purest form of Arabic and so it is difficult to interpret even for the people who know Arabic.

My point is that given that many people do not understand Arabic and Arabic itself is continuously evolving, is there anyone who can interpret Quran correctly? And if no one can interpret it correctly, who will find it of any use?

Let me clarify though that I have found a lot of good things in the Quran and hadiths. What is bothersome is the insistence that every word in these is 100% correct and if someone disagrees with something it is the fault of their understanding.

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