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"Qur'an is a historical text, not perfect for all times and all places"

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Submitted by AV (United States), Jun 27, 2016 at 00:29

"Qur'an is a historical text. This means that the Qur'an should be regarded as a text at a point in time, and not perfect for all times and all places."

Even more problematically.

It is impossible for any human, alive today, to correctly interpret the Qur'an.

Only a prophet living today, who knows with infallible certainty the Divine intent of the text, could interpret, evaluate, and apply it correctly. And for Muslims, there cannot be anymore prophets.

Today, there are only mutually conflictive human opinions about the Qur'an.

So the Qur'an can never be perfectly understood again.

Any authority deriving from the Qur'an is, by definition, imperfect and non-authoritative.

Submitting....

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