Questioning the Quran #1:1

Allah’s mercy is not mercy as we know it! بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ (Surah 1:1) The above quotation, translated as ‘In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful’, is a common refrain throughout the Qur’an, and it is this attribute of mercy that is one of the most often spoken of in…

Questioning the Quran #20

Surah Ta Ha (Surah 20) tells the story of Moses from the burning bush to the deliverance of the people of Israel out of Egypt. On the surface, the account in Surah 20 tally’s with the original account given in the Taurat (Exodus chapters 3-15). However, when I look a little more closely, I find…

Questioning the Quran #80:24-31

فَلۡيَنظُرِ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنُ إِلَىٰ طَعَامِهِۦۤ (٢٤) أَنَّا صَبَبۡنَا ٱلۡمَآءَ صَبًّ۬ا (٢٥) ثُمَّ شَقَقۡنَا ٱلۡأَرۡضَ شَقًّ۬ا (٢٦) فَأَنۢبَتۡنَا فِيہَا حَبًّ۬ا (٢٧) وَعِنَبً۬ا وَقَضۡبً۬ا (٢٨) وَزَيۡتُونً۬ا وَنَخۡلاً۬ (٢٩) وَحَدَآٮِٕقَ غُلۡبً۬ا (٣٠) وَفَـٰكِهَةً۬ وَأَبًّ۬ا (٣١)  Grass Undermines the Qur’an’s Authority The tafsir set this surah in what is assumed to be Mecca, Saudi Arabia, though that is never actually indicated. The reason why Mecca is assumed…

A Blind Man Seeks Help

A comparison of the Surah 80:1 (Qur’an) with Mark 10:46-52 (Bible), and what each passage teaches us about Muhammad and Jesus Christ respectively.

Questioning the Qur’an #48:9

لِّتُؤْمِنُوا۟ بِٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦ وَتُعَزِّرُوهُ وَتُوَقِّرُوهُ وَتُسَبِّحُوهُ بُكْرَةًۭ وَأَصِيلًا The Question: Does this verse commit Shirk (Idolatry)? ‘In order that ye (O men) may believe in Allah and His Messenger, that ye may assist and honour Him, and celebrate His praise morning and evening.’ Yusuf Ali As I examine this verse, I notice that a man…