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Is the Qur’an Authentic?

Some SHOCKing findings must be expressed based upon a “comparative investigation” made on two of the oldest manuscripts of the Qur’an we possess:

“The first manuscript known as Birmingham folios… is probably originated from Cairo (Egypt) and the second manuscript known as Sanaa folios… was discovered in an ancient mosque of Sanaa (Yemen). The old folios are carbon-dated from the period of the first century of Hijra: between 568 CE and 645 CE for the Birmingham parchment and between 578 CE and 669 CE for the Sanaa parchment.

NOTE: there are ZERO (that is, 0) manuscripts for the NEW TESTAMENT from the first Century CE.

Evidence:

“The two ancient scriptures corresponding to chapters 19 and 20, from Birmingham and Sanaa, were found to be similar to the present Uthmanic Quran compilation, in their basic morphology, as written in the old Arabic scripture.” That is to say, they correspond exactly to the current Qur’ans we possess, word for word. Let that sink in.

“This result involves that the Quran chapters 19 and 20 have been safely preserved during the last 14 centuries without alteration. Statistically speaking, this result suggests that the Quran, and not only chapters 19 and 20, should have been safely preserved during the last 14 centuries as well.

“Now, the raising question is: how could it be possible to have two different old parchments, coming from two different regions and dating from 14 centuries, which present a so great similarity with the present Uthmanic Quran compilation? The only interpretation, one can derive, is that the holy scripture has been delicately preserved by the Quranic scholars, by means of memory (i.e. learnt by heart) and by means of writing (i.e. written on parchments), and all that was probably controlled with a great rigour.”

Consider:

“Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Quran) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption).”

(Qur’an, al-Hijr – The Rocky Tract 15:9)

“…it is stangely stated that the holy Scripture is protected and preserved by His Creator; which is in total concordance
with the result of this scientific investigation, at least for the investigated chapters.”

So it seems the claims of the author of the Qur’an has been proved true. And, moreover, given that this has been proved true. what other claims in the Qur’an might also be true?

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Islam in the First Civilisations: 4. The Hittite Civilisation

The Aryans were the ancestors to a race of people as diverse as the Indians, the Iranians and the Europeans. This study on the Hittites hopes to glean any evidence from historical sources that demonstrate what the Qur’an claims about previous nations being sent messengers with earlier forms of Islam. You may be surprised with some of the findings, herein.

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Evidence and Proof of Christianity?

Bassam Zawadi said on fb @24.12.19:

“William Lane Craig said:

โ€œI am not saying that where there’s a lack of information you can make a leap of faith. Believing on the basis of the witness of the Holy Spirit is a rational decision โ€“ it is not a leap of faith. We have another source of warrant for our Christian beliefs that makes that belief rational. So I’m not advocating a leap of faith. Now, I disagree heartily with this nonchalant stance of the Christian apologist who says, ๐ˆ ๐š๐ฆ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ. ๐“๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ฅ๐ž. ๐“๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ˆ ๐š๐ฆ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ ๐š๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง ๐š๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ. It seems to me that the Scriptures would say you would never be justified in taking such a step. Never would you be justified in renouncing Christ and outraging the Holy Spirit of grace that is within you by committing apostasy.โ€

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Mediating Secular Liberal Morality with Islamic Morality

On Facebook, Jesse Smith said:

“…Moral โ€œtruthโ€ changes with time, else slavery and executions of adultery, among others, would continue. We dont need an ancient book or vague ideas of a celestial overmind to know what is moral, especially when the ancient books morals are selected for by humans as we go. The 4th surah is good evidence of this, as is the punishment for unbelief, as are much of the laws of the Old Testament- for every beautiful verse like u quoted there are others that are shockingly cruel. These books can be a guide, thrown aside when needed and adapted when needed.

Our civilisation has depended on this ability to discern its value, and as we rely on it less and less we have greater freedom and happiness than ever before.

The answer to preventing nuclear war is not faith however, which has a history of fermenting war and rarely preventing it, but more and better science to safeguard that which we have, and limiting the causes for war in general which tends to be poverty and ideological divison- two things religion tends to encourage. So the answer is not less science and more ancient faith based guidance, I would argue.”

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‘Believers’ Throwing Revelation Under the Bus (Modern Muslim 3 of 8)

UPDATED (11/05/19): The original video by Paul Bilal Williams (which used to be located HERE) raised some important points. In the part that I think was especially meaningful to me was when he talked about how Western Christians have themselves become secularised. I just wanted to extend this point to a different conclusion.

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The Miraculous Structure of the Qur’an

“The Qurโ€™an is a very unique book in terms of its composition. Its 114 chapters (or โ€˜Surahsโ€™ in Arabic) are not arranged chronologically or thematically. Even within the individual chapters, numerous topics can be covered with sudden switches from one topic to another and then back again.

This unique structure at face value may appear to be disjointed. However, modern research has discovered a sophisticated structural coherence in the Qurโ€™an known as ring composition.” LEARN MORE >

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Introduction to the New Testament (Part 1) with Br. Ijaz Ahmad

A very good overview of the New Testament and its historicity in simple terms, mashaAllah:

I recently did a quick 15 minute introduction to the New Testament that seems to have benefited quite a few folks, hereโ€™s the video: and God knowsย best!

via Introduction to the New Testament (Part 1) with Br. Ijaz Ahmad โ€” Calling Christians

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Why Hadith? Part 2

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Do you love the Prophet (peace be upon him)? (I believe you do).

It is reasonable to understand how when you love someone, you would naturally want to make them happy; you’d want to be in their presence as often as possible; you’d hang on to their every word. This is understood intuitively. And the implication, I believe, is clear.

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Critiquing the Critique of Early Islamic History [Hadith 1 of 5]

 

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The main argument about the criticisms of Early Islamic history has been put forward in recent times by Tom Holland,ย the fiction writer and historian (Islam – The Untold Story). His argument can be summarised as:

  • The religion was invented – about a century after the Arab Conquest – to justify Muslim rule; and
  • Prophet Muhammad did not exist at all (in the way history, so far, has told us).

Putting aside the absolute hilarity of his claims, his points have, nonetheless, been critiqued – as weak – in many places, the most succinct of whichย (on the net) includes:

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The Qu’ranic Versus…

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The Authentic Compilation of the Qur’an versus the (Relatively-Speaking) Inadequate Preservation of ALL the Other Previous Holy Books.

One ought to be awed by the material rigour in which the Qur’an was preserved and safe-guarded from corruption when compared to all the other previous sacred dispensations. Glory be to God.

Read a ‘basic-intro‘ here.

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