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Premise of Obfuscating Sources of Islamic Origins

Reader comment on item: Study the Koran?
in response to reader comment: Muhammad could very well be an illiterate person.

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Feb 9, 2022 at 19:41

After spending some 'alone' time in reading and attempting to understand the competing and conflicting debates and arguments (even those of this reader's own assertions), the idea proffered and expanded upon the premise of the authenticity of the authorship of the Quran cannot be truly 'guaranteed' when even in devoted Quranic circles, the authentication that should be available is questioned even amongst those who are adherents and devotees to the alleged author, even as it is impossible to identify who that is beyond a reasonable doubt.
Many will allege that the same applies to the Jewish Scriptures, the Torah and the Tanakh; yet even the Quran acknowledges the 'people of the book.' Does that provide irrefutable evidence of authenticity? No; in fact, even as the Quran does make that commentary, it (Jewish Scripture) is called by those adherents of the Quran a corrupted book, though without true corroborating evidence. It then becomes a matter of personal belief whether one will follow one or the other of the writings and determine an eternal destiny based upon which is truly irrefutable and which attempts to draw humanity away.
Ultimately, it can be reduced to a matter of choice; what does one fear the most: the terror about the end of life; or the terror of what comes after? If truth is set as the goal, what points to the truth and what distracts from the truth, serving the self; or finding the greater good and serving its principles. The 'corrupted book' speaks of loving and serving a loving God; that He who is identified as the Savior of mankind spoke to that love and was crucified for that love, His blood shed to provide the salvation that leads to eternity and living in peace with that Savior. This is that truth of the Hebrew Scriptures.
Is that a corrupted view of life? To hear the Quran tell its alternative, one cannot tell if making that choice for Islam actually leads to the truth of life hereafter since there is no guarantee it is better than the Hebrew Scripture except in expressions of material and earthly comparisons which are cause for tearing down others that do not agree; whereas the Hebrew Scripture calls for obedience to the love of God and witnessing that love for all of mankind to follow, if one chooses to seek His forgiveness, and not cater to the lusts of the self and defy the ordinances of the Almighty Sovereign of the universe.
It is written, and it is witnessed in the Jewish Scripture that 'salvation is of the Jews,' verified by the pronouncement of the One who was crucified for the sins of mankind. Where is that authenticated anywhere else in the world, let alone in any other of mankind's religious texts; nowhere else. It is here, where all of humanity has the chance to examine and determine one's personal fate and destiny in a world that is screaming for some sense of reality of life that there is hope; it cannot be found anywhere else; many have tried and have come to the realization that eternity cannot be achieved in this lifetime.

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