Source: We Are Muslim
It is obligatory upon every believer to have firm conviction on what Allah has mentioned in the Qur’an. They must have belief that whatever is mentioned in the Qur’an is the truth and there is not a doubt on even one letter of the Qur’an. To have the slightest amount of doubt regarding the Qur’an will render a person out of the fold of Islam (may Allah preserve our faith, Ameen). It is incorrect to compare the Qur’an to historical and archeological research and judge Qur’an through their scope and understanding. Firstly, historical data has always been tampered with and has been influenced many a times by people’s emotions and understanding of history. Secondly, historians and archeologist reject anything for which they have not found any proof. Not being able to find any ‘proofs’ does not negate the whole incident and render the incident false. It merely means they weren’t able to discover any archeological proofs. Thirdly, the Word of Allah is superior than any science or history. Therefore, if even some historical information or scientific and archeological fact appears contradictory to the teachings of the Qur’an, then we will hold fast to the Qur’an and leave aside all others.
“In a relatively few ayahs (Quranic verses) is contained a rather comprehensive description of human development from the time of commingling of the gametes through organogenesis. No such distinct and complete record of human development, such as classification, terminology, and description, existed previously. In most, if not all, instances, this description antedates by many centuries the recording of the various stages of human embryonic and fetal development recorded in the traditional scientific literature.”
This video illustrates how the Qu’ran gave honour to the Arabic language and why no race is more superior than the other in Islam.
By: Dr. M. Nazir Khan
The recent surge in negative sentiments towards Islam and Muslims has resulted in many attempts to depict the religion as inherently violent. This has also resulted in absurd accusations against the Qur’an. What are the five most frequently misquoted passages in the Qur’an? Do accusations of violence stand up to academic scrutiny, or are the verses being distorted to suggest the opposite of what they actually say?
Religion has always been a convenient scapegoat for violence. Genocidal maniacs and extremists throughout history have frequently invoked religion to grant cosmic significance to their earthly conflicts. The political conflicts, brutal dictatorships, and warfare involving Muslim countries in recent decades have lead to the emergence of modern extremist groups attempting to justify violence in the name of Islam. Chaos, instability and prolonged warfare create a political vacuum where power-hungry groups vie for control. Such groups will raise whatever banner draws support for their cause, whether it be the banner of ethnic identity, cultural identity, nationalism, 0r a particular ideological or religious identity.
“Let there be no compulsion in Religion: truth stands out clear from error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah (one God) has grasped the most trustworthy hand hold, that never breaks. and Allah hears, and knows all things.” (Qur’an, Al-Baqarah 2:256)
“Que no haya compulsión en la religión: la verdad se distingue claramente del error: el que rechaza el mal y cree en Dios (un Dios) ha captado el sostener la mano de más confianza, que nunca se rompe y oye Dios, y conoce todas las cosas.”. (Corán, Al-Baqarah 2:256)
“Laat geen dwang in Religie: waarheid onderscheidt zich duidelijk van de dwaling: wie het kwaad bestrijdt en gelooft in Allah (een God) heeft begrepen van de meest betrouwbare hand vast te houden, die nooit breekt En Allah hoort en weet alle dingen.”. (Koran, Al-Baqarah 2:256)
“Qu’il n’y ait pas de contrainte en religion: la vérité se distingue clairement de l’erreur: celui qui rejette le mal et croit en Allah (Dieu) a saisi la main de la main la plus digne de confiance, qui ne rompt jamais et Allah est Audient et Omniscient.”. (Coran, Al-Baqarah 2:256)
“Es gibt keinen Zwang in der Religion sein: Wahrheit hebt sich von Fehler klar: Wer das Böse ablehnt und an Allah glaubt (ein Gott) hat den vertrauenswürdigsten Hand zu halten, die kein Brechen und Allah hört und weiß alles begriffen.”. (Sure Al-Baqara 2:256)