“The standard narrative has holes in it.”
It is inconceivable to me how so many Muslims continue to claim that the Qur’an is perfectly preserved, some even saying ‘down to the letter’. This is the “standard narrative” referred to, and in the summer of 2020, Muslim scholar, Yasir Qadhi, finally admitted that this narrative does not hold water. Here are some of the many questions needing an answer:
PROBLEMS WITH THE Content
Compassionate and Merciful
Is Allah a father or a judge? Judges do not show compassion and mercy, fathers do.
Isa Masih – Word of God/Spirit of God
This concept contradicts the doctrine of Tawhid.
Does Islam commits Shirk?
The grammar of this verse points to the worship of the prophet of Islam.
Where is the grass?
The geographical description does not match with Mecca, in the Hejaz.
Safa and Marwa
These mountains are not in Mecca, but further north. More holes for the standard narrative.
Where is the blood sacrifice?
Why does this story, taken from the Taurat, miss the most central and important part?
Dealing with the Blind
What kind of man was the prophet of Islam?
PROBLEMS WITH THE qiraat & RIWAYAT
4/10 qira’at have the top reading: ‘two magics’ or ‘works of magic’ (Hafs). 6/10 have the bottom reading: ‘two magicians’. (Warsh).
Which was revealed?
Mahfuzun or Mahfuzin?
A small grammatical difference between leads to a big doctrinal difference, and proves the idea of perfect preservation is wrong.
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PROBLEMS WITH THE MANUSCRIPTS
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