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Why Qur'an is errorless

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in response to reader comment: Allah says in the Qur'an that the earth is flat

Submitted by daniel (United States), Sep 24, 2009 at 19:42

Why? Because everything that happens is for the "pleasure" of Allah, or because it "pleases" Allah. By this definition, of course, Allah can do no wrong and, therefore, is errorless. No "servant" of Allah could believe otherwise. But, it seems, that Allah is allowed, because it pleases Him, to "make" or "cause" anyone to "err." [cite, Qur'an, passim]. Furthermore, both Allah and Shaytan can make anything "seem fair" to anyone, thusly concealing the error caused by Allah, or by Shaytan. [cite, Qur'an]. It may please Allah to have a believer truly believe what he is believing but only because Allah has caused the believer to "err."

We can not know whether the Earth is flat or round, not until we know what "pleases" Allah and then the knowledge will appear abundantly clear. The essence of Qur'an is to deny any independence of thought or judgment to the human being because, by definition, Allah is "one" and "alone" and it may not "please" Allah to see a human being deciding whether the Earth is flat or spherical. For the muslim, these types of questions are, for the most part, irrelevant. Who cares if the Earth is round or flat?

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