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Mansoor: Meaning of a name does not give the named the same quality.

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in response to reader comment: Quran is Furqan "The Standard"

Submitted by Plato (India), Mar 26, 2008 at 20:31

Mansoor, you wrote:

>>Nice Question Plato!!! I appreciate your tone!! which is much improved now!

Quran the glorious is also called Furqan which means standard. For Muslims any body who claims the book he is following is believed to be the Word of God then it should be compared with Quran and those statements which contradict Quranic teachings and information are believed not to be the Word of God.<<

Instead of just appreciating the question you should have made an effort to answer it. This was the question: "One question: What proof can you bring that Muhammad was a prophet? The Koran?"

Telling me the Koran is also called the Furqan is not answer to the question. It is as inane a statement as claiming because Islam means peace it perforce is peaceful. It does not tell us what Mulsims believe is relevant to giving proof that Muhammad was a prophet. The Christians can with equal justice claim that Koranic teachings which contradict the Bible cannot be the word of God, especially as it came before the Koran.

>>Most of the so called divine revelations are believed to be the mixture of God and Human words as in Bible Gospels are believed to be Word of God and other texts are related to Jesus's words and teachings thus forming complete Bible. In Islam Quran and Ahadiths are in different books not mixed up as done with Bible.


For Vedas and other books, those statements which are in conformity to Quran are assumed to be of divine nature...but there is no strong evidence that Vedas are the words of God, who received it and on whom it was revealed. However there is a general understanding that this could be "Suhuf-e-Ibrahim" the Scrolls revealed to Prophet Abraham (Hazrat Ibrahim A.S) and the word Brahama is derived from the name of Prophet Abraham.<<

You are digressing and trying to sail away from the rocks on which you know you will crash. And this gobbledygook still does prove that Muhammad was a prophet.

>> This is a deep subject and you can see several websites to confirm it.<<

Like the Bible, Vedas etc. confirming Muhammad. Are these websites your proof that Muhammad was a prophet. Like other Muslims who claim that the Bible and the Vedas prove that Muhammad was a prophet, why have you not given us this fabulous proof?

>>Plato, we are lucky we have the extra ordinary treasure of information on our finger tips through worldwide web, we should seek knowledge and pray to our Lord that he may guide us towards the truth and make us understand what he wants us to understand.<<

Mansoor, we are certainly lucky that we have the internet and it is leading us to the truth, including thousands of Muslims. I pray that you also see the truth with the help the worldwide web.

And you still have not got around to answering the simple question:

What proof do you have that Muhammad was a prophet.




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