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The Quran a Divine Miracle?

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Submitted by Roy Weinberg (United States), Mar 19, 2006 at 15:19

If Mohammed Taheri-azar and his fellow Muslim fundamentalists truly believe that the Quran came directly from God, then they have some explaining to do.

They can start by explaining to all of us ignorant "dhimmis" why the Quran contains two conflicting accounts of creation. Sura 41:9-12 claims that God created the heavens and earth in eight days while Sura 7:51 and Sura 10:3 claim that God created the heavens and earth in only six days. Well, which is it?

I would also like Taheri-azar to explain why the Quran contains four conflicting accounts of how the Quran was revealed to Mohammed. For example, Suras 53:2-18 and 81:19-24 claim that "Allah" personally appeared to Mohammed to reveal the Quran while Sura 2:97 claims that the angel Gabriel appeared to Mohammed to reveal the Quran to him. Again, which is it?

Taheri-azar may also want to explain why some of the scriptures in the Quran seem to have been lifted directly from such Jewish sources as the Talmud and the Midrash Rabbah. For example, the story of Abraham being rescued from Nimrod's fire (Suras 21:51-71; 29:16-17, 37:97-98) comes directly from the Midrash Rabbah which predates the Quran by several centuries.

The Quran also claims that Jesus' mother Mary was the sister of Moses. (Sura 19:28) Needless to say, that is fallacious.

If the Quran truly came from God, then we have to conclude that either God must be suffering from senile dementia or he is in serious need of a copy editor. Reality tells us clearly that the Quran never came from God ...
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