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Contradiction - Clarification of the Quran

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Mar 27, 2008 at 16:04

We read here and many other places in this forum of the supposed superiority of the ideology called Islam, that it holds for its believers a proper way to live this mortal life. We have read further that Islam is a religion of nature, a point not in contention here, but referenced here just the same to try and understand why something that should be a matter of faith needs proving outside one's ability to understand, or not understand concepts supposedly not human. From this reader's standpoint, these are the distinctions that separate Islam from its main source of contention, faith in the Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Holy One of Israel.

If it is truly said that Islam is the religion of nature, then the question is asked, according to the Quran, how does one attain perfect spiritual status while still living in this mortal realm?

If in the Quran, Yeshua is mere mortal and had no more importance than any other prophet, then why mention someone that has a completely contradictory message than the one supposedly brought to the Prophet of Islam? Even the narrative of the angelic messenger which is mentioned in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures is contradicted by the references of the Quran, which came after, so that outside of belief, where is the distinction of which is true?

We see in the references presented here by those believers of the Quran that where a saying transcends generalities and trends towards specific issues, the perception is that those issues are answered in the contemporary perspective of the time that it was written. If the Quran was indeed written during the time of the Islamic Prophet and yet is supposed to be relevant to the following today, why does there need to be some adjustment to its understanding by requiring proof of its validity?

Since it is argued that the followers of the Islamic Prophet do not hold any value to the Hebrew Holy Scriptures, the Holy Bible (we see that in their patent rejection of such by calling it corrupt ), then there cannot be the use of those writings to validate any supposed superiority of the Quran, that the value of the Quran must stand on its own to be of any value to the believer of such. To quote the vernacular, it's like comparing apples to oranges. Therefore, according to the Quran, where does one read that the children of Israel get permission to reestablish the nation after the Roman conquest and be a source of contention to the followers of Islam, like one can read about in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures?


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