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Submitted by noor al amin (United Kingdom), Feb 18, 2011 at 17:12

asalamu alaikum,

brother plato you have read the quran with your heart but the satan has caused misunderstanding, therefore you are retaliating what has been said in the quran.

to retaliate means you are holding hard feelings as you chose to understand the quran from a different point of view. everything has two sides to it but it is down to your wisdom if allah grants you, for you to make that choice of which point of view you believe as allah has given everyman the chance to understand the quran and choose their religion, so on the day of judgement there is no denying in what you chose.

firstly a sentences in the quran can have many different meanings but if you read bearing in mind the context of it then it can only be understood properly. it is not 100% translatable to any language therefore it is preferred by many scholars to learn the quranic arabic, the language of allah and this way there will be no misunderstandings or contradictions. because you read it in english or in the language you understand do you not see that it stills seems hard to understand? sentences seem backwards and some not straightforward and thats due to the effort the translator trying to translate as pure as possible and without misqouting therefore a translated quran always seems some backwards and not straightforward qouting, thats beacause as i said its not 100% translatable but read it in the quranic arabic it is clear as water if you understand quranic arabic.

according to [Quran 5:101-102] This verse prohibits the Muslims from asking about things they have no benefit in asking about, because if such matters appear to them it may be harmful to them and it will be difficult for them to hear it, like the person who asked the Prophet : "Where is my father (in the Hereafter)? The Prophet replied: "In Hellfire.", or the person who asked about Hajj: "Is it every year, o Prophet of Allaah?", whereupon the Prophet replied: "No, and if I replied by 'yes', it would become an obligation on you to perform it every year and you will not be able to do so .."These examples are reported about the reasons for which the verse was revealed, and similar to this are the questions asked just in order to mock the person or to ask rigid questions without any benefit. To conclude, this verse was revealed because of asking about things that have no benefit, or because of asking too much, or asking in order to mock, or test someone or to argue with him only for the sake of argument.As regards asking the scholars about the matters of religion or asking people of experience about beneficial things in this worldly life, then this is not included in the probation of asking. Allaah Knows best.

so brother plato i can assure you every single verse you have picked for contradictions is your misunderstanding. for instance all misunderstanding of the verses you have picked have been cleared i can also assure you that deep down in your heart you will know islam is the right religion. i am a muslim and i know 100% islam is right and fully correct and the quran is 100% perfect too, even when i read some parts of the quran i stop and wonder and think this cant be right but i already know it is right and im not understanding it properly. i do find it hard at that point as usual i always find the true meaning eventually.

praise be to the lord of the world, the master of all before and after, the self subsisting and the most high and supeior. allah knows best. brother plato do not give up easy i understand how hard it is for you when things dont sum up, but allah has given us common sense, intelligence and wisdom we must use it in the right way when needed and not in the bad way. you have enough intelligence to project such a long post of misunderstanding surely you did not use it in the right way.

may peace and blessings be upon all brothers and sisters inshaallah.

asalamu alaikum.

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