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Reader comment on item: Study the Koran?
in response to reader comment: For Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim

Submitted by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim (Germany), Jun 27, 2008 at 16:22

Thanks Jennifer.

Unfortunately ignorance and misinterpretation of a text which goes back to the seventh century is the root of the problem. In addition they also need to understand that dissent doesn't mean confronation. It rather contributes to the advancement of sceintific studies. Muslims are often emotional and tend to exaggeration.

For example there are thousands of wise proverbs attributed to the prophet depending on a kind of ridiculous Isnad which is a chain of people (more than thirty...) providing the link with the prophet. But as you know if you say something it would be completely changed when more than three or four people are involved in reporting it.

Besides, one person cannot be the source of all that wisdom.The prophet and his cousin Ali are given supernatural powers and they are only satisfied when all human science and achievements are attributed to them. This shows lack of self-confidence. It takes many decades and a lot of education to change this way of thinking


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