How was the Qur’an revealed?
Does the Qur’an claim to be pure Arabic, uncorrupted, inspired, no contradictions and unchangeable?
Muhammad claimed that the Qur’an was a series of revelations he received from Allah through the angel Gabriel. The inspirational experiences were described by Muhammad to be like a bell, clanging in his head, causing him to shake and sweat profusely. Qur’an 4:82 says, “Do they not consider and ponder the Qur’an? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy and incongruity.
” Qur’an 085:021 says, “Nay this is a glorious Qur’an, (inscribed) on a Preserved Tablet.
” Qur’an 043:003 informs us that, “A Scripture Book, whereof the verses are explained indetail; a Qur’an in Arabic. Further, 039:27 says, “We have coined for man in this Qur’an. (It is) a Qur’an in Arabic, without any crookedness (therein).” The Qur’an is considered to be an exact replica of the”Eternal Tablets” which exist in heaven. (085:022) Muhammad admitted to have also received revelations directly from Satan. Known as the “Satanic verses,” al-Tabari records in his History under “Muhammad at Mecca” that “Satan Cast a False Revelation on the Messenger of God’s Tongue.” Muhammad’s admission that,
“I have fabricated things against Allah and have imputed to Him words which He has not spoken.” confirms that Muhammad was demon possessed.
The only person who attempted to write down all of the Qur’anic revelations while Muhammad was still alive was killed by order of Muhammad. According to the Hadith, Abdallah bin Sa’d became concerned that some of the phraseology didn’t sound godly, so he suggested enhancements. When Muhammad accepted his edits, Abdallah rejected Islam. He recognized that the Qur’an couldn’t be from god if he, a scribe, could copyedit it.
Tabari V888:178 goes onto report that “When the Messenger entered Mecca he ordered that the following men should be killed… first among them was Abdallah bin Sa’d.” Clearly Abdallah bin Sa’d knew too much.
Allah says the Qur’an was Arabic because “the Pen” wrote the Qur’an before man was created. Qur’an 46:2 says, “And before it the Book of Musa [Moses] was a guide: and this [Qur’an] is a Book verifying (it) in the Arabic language.” And in Qur’an39:27 we find:
“We have coined for man in this Qur’an every kind of parable in order that they may receive admonition. (It is) a Qur’an in Arabic, without any crookedness (therein): in order that they may guard (against evil).
“Qur’an 41:3 tell us that: “A Scripture Book, whereof the verses are explained indetail; a Qur’an in Arabic, for people who have knowledge.”Then in Qur’an 41:44 we find that:”Had We sent this as a Qur’an (in the language) other than Arabic, they would have said: ‘Why are not its verses explained in detail? What! (a foreign tongue, a Book) not in Arabic and (a Messenger) an Arab?’ Say (unto them, Muhammad): ‘It is a Guide to those who believe; and for those who do not believe it, there is a deafness in their ears, and it is blindness in their (eyes)!’
“There are problems with the Arabictheory, however. The oldest Qur’an fragments date to around 725 A.D. -a century after they were first recited. Arabic, especially in written form, is a recent phenomenon linguistically. Not only wasn’t it one of man’s earliest languages, it was derived from a language that predated it by at least 3,000 years, having evolved among Syrian Christians as a stylistic derivative of Aramaic in the 6th century A.D. There is no evidence that written Arabic even existed in Mecca until after the Qur’an was revealed. Therefore, it couldn’t have been the language of Allah if, as the Qur’an and Hadith attest, written scrolls were given to Adam, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus prior to the time written Arabic was even conceived. Even then, the Qur’an is filled with many non-Arabic words and phrases, including the word “qur’an” which the Syrian Christians defined as “to recite” or” to preach.” Arthur Jeffrey, in his book Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur’an devoted 300 pages to this study. One must wonder why these words were borrowed, as they refute the “pure Arabic” claim and put doubt on whether “Allah’s language” was sufficient to explain what he intended. Thus the assertion that the Qur’an is pure Arabic and was thusly written on”Eternal Tablets” in Heaven is false. In addition, during the Qur’an’s firstcentury, the emerging Arabic alphabet did not have diacritical points, and some of its letters were omitted. The text that Uthman canonized, if this actually occurred, was a bare consonantal text with nomarks to show verse endings, to distinguish consonants, or vowels. And without them it is impossible to comprehend the intended meaning of the text.Among other problems for the veracity of the Qur’an are the differing versions, even in Muhammad’s day. Bukhari’s Hadith reports: “Ibn Abbas asked, ‘Which of the two readings of the Qur’an do you prefer?’ The Prophet answered, ‘The reading of Abdallah ibn Mas’ud.’ Then Abdallah came tohim, and he learned what was altered and abrogated.” Another Bukhari Hadith claims that: “Umar was sitting with Abu Bakr and was speaking (to) me. ‘You are a wise young man and we do not suspect you of telling lies or of forgetfulness. You used to write the Divine Inspiration for Allah’s Apostle. Therefore, look for the Qur’an and collect it (in one manuscript).’ By Allah, if Abu Bakr had ordered me to shift one of the mountains (from its place) it would have been easier for me than the collection of the Qur’an. I said to both of them, “How dare you do a thing which the Prophet has not done?” “The Qur’an wasn’t, therefore, as Allah claims–a book memorialized on heavenly tablets–but was instead comprised of an evolving text. The oldest Qur’ans differ from one another and from today’s version. The original written copies were devoid of the diacritical points, so most words had to be chosen and their meaning interpreted two centuries after the Qur’an was revealed orally. It’s not pure Arabic as Allah claims, and there are a plethora of foreign words. There are also missing words, wrong words, and meaningless words, as well. And most importantly, the leading authority of the initial script of the Qur’an, studying the oldest fragments says: “One out of every five verses is indecipherable – meaningless in any language.”Excerpts from Prophet of Doom From chapter 10, “Muddled Message” In exposing Islam I have erred on the side of the Qur’an and Hadith. That is to say, I have been nearly as repetitious as they have been. By bringing the doctrine’s most holy books together chronologically and placing them in the context of time and place, the evidence piles up one confession ata time. The truth ultimately becomes undeniable. Therefore, I will continue to present their scriptures as completely as your endurance allows. By observing a consistent pattern of behavior, you will be able to render an accurate assessment. In this light, let’s dissect the 52nd surah, kissing cousin to the 56th.
Qur’an 52.1“I call to witness Tur (Mount Sinai) and a Scripture Book inscribed, written on a fine parchment scroll unrolled, and the House ever-peopled, and the roof raised high, and the sea kept filled.The Islamic spirit is trying to pull a fast one. The House wasn’t “ever-peopled.” As you will discover in the “Source Material” appendix, there is no archeological or historical evidence to show that Mecca even existed before the sixth century. Therefore, Islam’s formation is based upon a lie, because without people it would have been impossible to pass on any semblance of Islamic ritual from Abraham to Qusayy.Elsewhere in the Qur’an, we’re told that the “Book” was chiseled on Memorial Tablets, not inscribed on perishable parchment scrolls. But that’s the least of the Qur’anic headaches. It claims, as Maududi confirms, that it was first written before creation, and that it was passed down and maintained in its original form – verbatim.”The Qur’an that you are bent upon belying is unchangeable: ‘It is inscribed in the Preserved Tablet, which cannot be corrupted in any way.'”Since the Qur’an’s claims regarding its origin and nature are essential to our understanding, I’d like to explore this matter more completely. Allah’s “book” says of itself: Qur’an 012:001″ These are verses of the immaculate Book, a clear discourse.”Immaculate means perfect, flawless – inerrant. Yet we’ve already discovered scores of errors, big and small.Qur’an 012:003″ Through the Qur’an We narrate the best of histories.”Yet it is devoid of history. It doesn’t even provide any context.Qur’an 2.1″ This is a book free of doubt. “That is true, but not in the way it was intended.
Qur’an 010:037″ This Qur’an is such a writing that none but Allah could have composed it. It confirms what has been revealed before.” Not only would the behavior in the Islamic heaven be illegal in every state save the brothels of Nevada, the Qur’an contradicts rather than confirms the prior revelation it says is inspired. What’s more, the writing quality is an….
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