If you are not Afraid Finding out the Truth about Islam & Qur’an…
The best and only proof, the authentic word of God/ Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala – depending you are interested in the truth…or investigate at least!- , truth can only be found in the authentic words of God which haven’t been changed by the hand of mankind during history or time.
Even the most logical thinking human being on earth who looks out for or thinks about God, shall commit himself or herself to look critically at everything that has been written about the one and only God. At least so do muslims or those who came to embrace Islam.
Out of my personal experience I can tell you after a search and exhausting search for this truth and the consistency of Scriptures of every monotheistic religion, I can state, all versions of the Bible and even Pentateuch didn’t pass the test. Because of translation mistakes, the diversity of versions or even the different meanings of translations which often lead to a complete distorted meaning of the books or verses themselves when you are intesively are going to compare them.
For example, when you put 2 Bibles aside of eachother, you can notice almost 1300 differences in the same “Book”. These are not even founded in mistakes of translation errors or litlle differences, but result in a complete different point of view and so definition and meaning of whole verses or chapters.
So when you are a critic person, you have to think this over seriously. Why all these books are so different. And which version, is the authentic version as God revealed?
If you start reading and comparing this way, talk to people with knowledge about the Books you will get even more puzzled. As for there are many differences in the Books themselves, so the opinion of people is even more exhausting.
You will need decades, but hence, what are decades anyway?!
Some people never will be able to find the truth because they even didn’t try convince themselves of truth at all.
So let’s suppose: You are looking for the most authentic word and Revelation of God Himself, in unchanged version, without additions or adaptions, without translations – on which the translator could have been mistaken by purpose or by chance- but besides this, after research of the Holy Books, you only can come to one conclusion and the only unchanged book of God is the Holy Qur’an.
The reason for this is quit simple: The Holy Qur’an never changed.
Not o none single letter or point. And even in printed as spoken word, it will stay unchanged because of the way of delivering Qur’an from generation on to generation, from muslim to another muslim. From one century into another century. And no man or woman calling him- or herself a muslim, would dare to make a change to this because every change of the Qur’an is considered as a bid’ah (noveltie) and strictly forbidden.
Bid’ah, introducing new things, as meant as in adapting, changing, leaving o radding things from the authentic word or revelation is not allowed in Islam.
Different versions of Interpretations of Qur’an or only one Qur’an?
In Islam there is only one difference to be made: We know only one real Qur’an:
The Arabic Qur’an.
Besides this, we have Interpretations of the Qur’an. No concession possible.
Interpretattions of the Holy Qur’aan are all translated versions of it, or the dual language Qur’an Interpretations people use, to learn the Arabic Qur’an or to make more easy to understand the original revelations for non arab speaking believers or people interested in reading the Qur’an.
But it stays an interpretation. How good or skilled the translators have worked, how many may have been working together in Total concensus about the translation….the only real Qur’an stays the arabic Qur’aan. And no… no concession to be made here!
Every translated version of the Holy Qur’an nowadays on which is written the word “Qur’an”, mostly also bears the words: “Interpretation of the Holy or Noble Qur’aan.” You can convince yourself of this in every well equiped bookstore which sells relgious books.
Protection and preservation of the Qur’an
The Qur’an was codificed by Oethman and the way of delivery has taken care of an absolute Insurance, it has not been change ever since. Because the Qur’an itself states it is forbidden to introduce new things or change words in it, – and the laws about this are very clear- the Qur’an is preserved since centuries in it’s original form like it is revealed to our Prophet Muhammed (SAW)
These strict rules guarantee and even make impossible, by time or by hand of mankind, anything would be changed.
Also it excludes everything which is not miraculous or beyond Human comprehension, because only the Qur’an on itself is a miracle because it IS the word of God himself.
The Sunnah for example, as described in the numerous hadith about the life of the Prophet (SAW), his companions, his habits, sayings, behaviour, all the stories are not considered as a miracle. Though the science of hadith, is one of the most strict and complex sciences in the World. Every word has to be delivered by trustworthy people, in a chain (isnaad) of trustworthy people. And even a slight difference in this will make the hadith not sahih (100% trustworthy as seen as Sunnah and literally spoken words of the Prophet Muhammed s.a.w)
For more about this, you can find various sources on the internet about the classification of ahadith and how to use them for gaining knowledge.
The onlu real evidence, the Qur’an is the Word of Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala, is the fact of the existance of Ijaz. Ijaz, is the remarkable eloquence which goes beyond Human capacity.
No man has been able in all history, to write a similar book with similar content, wisdom, meaning and knowledge, nor has ever been no man able to achieve the beauty nor literary high position or standard of Qur’an.
You have to read the Qur’an yourself, without prejudice to see this for yourself. One does not have to be a muslim to behold the beauty and magnificance of this Holy Book. Anyone with a sound mind will be convinced of this fact if you just read and judge for yourself.
Why is the arabic so important for Qur’an and Muslims?
Now we know, how miraculous the Qur’an is, and stayed in it’s most original state like it was revealed to our Prophet Muhammed (SAW) – an illiterate himself so he was not writing it himself by the way-, it is easy to understand, why it is important for a believer of God/G-d or Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala to preserve these original revelations. Because, who believes in God, loves Him and is truthful in heart and soul, one should only be interested in textures never changed by the hand of men, the pen or time, nor history, political motives, translation mistakes nor any other reason.
If you are a believer of God, in his Oneness (tawheed: no worship to any other besides God/ Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala), the Word of God himself is enough. And we want the only truth, unchanged.
To assure ourselves, therer has been no change at all in this Book, there is no better guarantee for this than to read the Qur’an in the language as it is revealed: Arabic.
For Muslims, we read the Arabic Qur’an, we recite the Arabic Qur’an and betwee none eachtoher exchanging knowledge, the best way to do is in Arabic, t o assure, we wouldn’t deliver any mistake, but pass over the original verses and wisdom and live that way according to his laws which will not be changed this way.
Besides this, because it is the word of Allah (God) Subhana wa Ta’ala himself, it has become a proof. Proof to speak with, to give how we call “daliel”, evidence from the Holy Qu’ran itself. This way, everything we speak or do, discuss stays pure, and it is an obligation on every muslim to convince him or herself of daliel.
Speaking about the Qur’an, Islam, or Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala requires an originated and founded source in the Qur’an itself.
Changing of the Scriptures in other monotheistis religions in History
You probaly heard or noticed, a lot of people trying to distort the view about Islam or Muslims, even do their best to change information about Islam on the Internet, hence, even in books. This is not because their own religion has taught them to do so. They wrong themselves by this. Distorting the revelations as done before, to every Prophet since Adam (AS) to Jesus (AS) untill the in the Bible announced “Seal of Prophets”: Muhammed (SAW)
We all can discuss long and exhausting about the reasons behind this. But it is of no use.
It is very clear to a reasonable person using his own sound mind, no man would dare to compare or even try to go beyond the revelations of God himself.
As for even the most Islam or Qur’an bashing mocking people of the Christians hadn’t understand their own Scripture.
In the Bible is written: Revelations 22:18-19:
18. I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy in this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will strike him with the plagues that are written in this book.
19. If anyone takes away any words from the book of this prophecy, God will take away his portion of the tree of life and the holy city that are described in this book.
So we also could talk a long while about the hundreds of different versions and meanings of so many different Bibles. Convince yourself at http://bible.cc/genesis/1-1.htm and browse, to see for yourself. Why, would God reveal these verses in revelations, when men in history achieved to distort, add, remove even whole books from the Bible itself.
For as you know, protestant Bibles contain 66 books and Catholic Bibles contain 8 more. Not to speak about the additions like the Holy trinity which was nothing else than a innovation of Emperor Constantinus who decided at Concilia of Nicea to introduce this phenomenon,
Something which is completely out of range with the revelations of the Old Testament and the Taurat which state:
Exodus 23:25: “You must serve only the LORD your God.”
This leaves nothing for imagination. It is quit clear. There is only one God and you have to serve only God. No one or nothing else.
Constantinus prayed to a trinity founded in the 4 sungods, Isis, Horus and Seth, also known as Baal, Astarte and Tammuz, but in Roman Catholic church better known as “IHS”
Because of political motives to achiev unity between the admirers of the Gods of the Sun and the Fundamental Christians who didn’t believe in any trinity, hes end his army to them and annihilated them, to achieve this way, the possibility without any resistance, to introduce his selfinvented trnity which would be acceptable or sellable for anyone: the Holy Trinity as well as get rid of the Biblical Sabbath.
This way, every new believer was bestowed with a very unbiblical fundemental teaching (Holy Trinity, to worship a holy Ghost and a son beside the God which is stated in Bible itself to be served as the only God), they lost a fundamental teaching revealed by God: the Sabbath, and in time, this Holy trinity became the doctrine of all the churches of Christians as we know them now, in all their diversity and teaching or interpretations of these differences.
Teachings, even in Total contrast with the words of Jesus, the Prophets before him and the Bible itself.
So I ask you. Which version is the truth. And which sign out of the scriptures you want to deny or confirm? How you know, after all these alterations of the Books, which is the truth and the message of God himself?
In Islam, it is out of the question someone changes even a point or one letter in the Qur’an.
Which excluded also, someone invented or added something new, did not translate wrong or even added something which would have been said by any Human being. The whole Qur’an is a scripture with the exact words of God revealed to the Prophet Muhammed (SAW)
Second: The whole Qur’ An is written in complete and perfect arabic. It does not contain foreign tongue or loaned words nor influences of other languages. This leaves no possibility for misinterpretation of the written text.
Imam Shafi, one of the most influential ‘Ulama (scholars) says in his Risala:
“The Qur’an points there is no part of the Book of Allah which is not written in Arabic Tongue. He, who has an opinion of this kind (concerning strange words in Qur’an) could have found some (people) who by submitting themselves absolutely (taqlid) to it’s authority and approved it. leavng the question of daliel (proof) to them who didn’t agree on this with him. However, by (absolute) submission they have neglected (their duty), may Allah forgive them and us. But, maybe he, who’s opinion is there would be strange tongue (words) in the Qur ‘an approved by others, because some (words) even are not understood by some Arabs.”
Besides this, it is ignorance of people themselves even between Arabs about the different opinion about some words of the Qur’an, it makes it no proof it contains these strange words.
Rather excists the posibility some non Arabs learned some Arabic words and spread and integrated it into their own language. Besides this, everywhere in the world tribes and peoples with dialects, containing even different choices for words for the same things, as we see in really every language in the world. Because of these differences in dialects it is the reason some people recognize words and others don’t. Even words mentioned in the Qur’an.
It is more rational more words became common because of the Qur’an and added by this a common vocabulary for Islamic believers, for no matter which regio nor dialect he or she comes, all muslim recite the arabic Qur’an in the same way with the same words as exactly written in the Qur’an. This also prevented changing of the Qur’an.
The muslim is taught, from beginning to study the Holy Book in Arabic, to follow it, to maintain and to transmit it this way. Own interpretations are useless and not neccesary this way, because the message reaches the one in all it’s perfection.
The Qur’an is completely and only revealed in Arabic, and this was intended to preserve it for these reasons stated above, which may become clear our of the following verses:
And if We had sent this as a Quran in a foreign language other than Arabic, they would have said: “Why are not its Verses explained in detail (in our language)? What! (A Book) not in Arabic and (the Messenger) an Arab?” Say: “It is for those who believe, a guide and a healing. And as for those who disbelieve, there is heaviness (deafness) in their ears, and it (the Quran) is blindness for them. They are those who are called from a place far away (so they neither listen nor understand).
[Surah Fussilat 41:44 - Interpretation in English by Muhsin Khan]
“And thus We have inspired unto you (O Muhammad SAW) a Quran (in Arabic) that you may warn the Mother of the Towns (Makkah) and all around it.”
[Surah Ash-Shuraa 42:7 - Interpretation in English by Muhsin Khan]
“And truly, this (the Quran) is a revelation from the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists), Which the trustworthy Ruh [Jibrael (Gabriel)] has brought down; Upon your heart (O Muhammad SAW) that you may be (one) of the warners, In the plain Arabic language.”
[Surah Ash Shu’ara 26: 192-195 - Interpretation in English by Muhsin Khan]
“And thus have We sent it (the Quran) down to be a judgement of authority in Arabic.”
[Surah Ar-Ra'd 13:37 - Interpretation in English by Muhsin Khan]
“An Arabic Quran, without any crookedness (therein) in order that they may avoid all evil which Allah has ordered them to avoid, fear Him and keep their duty to Him.”
[Surah Az-Zumar; 39:28]
Also the books, of every Prophet from Adam (AS) till Muhammed (SAW) revealed in the language of their people. Concerning those, not skilled in arabic language it is recommended they learn the arabic language because Imam al Shafi said:
“It is obligatory for every Muslim to learn the arabic tongue until his utmost power to (be able) to proclaim ” this way there is no Illah (God) besides Allah and that Muhammed is his Messenger and to recite the book of Allah, By this to express what is in his duty, to do Takbir and all which is ordered, Tasbih, Tashahud and anything else.”
How accurate a translation of the Holy Qur’an may seem, we can not use this translation as a guide, because it is neccesary to be able to use verses and laws of the Arabic Qur’an to understand, to follow or to lead. The best example is the prayer itself, it never would be possible nor comprehendable in any other language if you don’t understand the exact meaning. But one knows when one learns the beautiful language of the Qur’an.
And even one who needs great effort to try and learn will be rewarded for the Prophet (SAW) said:
“Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses (because he doesn’t know how to read it but is trying to), then he will have twice that reward.”
Consistancy of the Qur’an and it’s indestructibility
The Qur’an is as consistent as it’s revelation itself, because it is delivered by what we call “tawattur”: unchanged delivery in it’s original form.
This gives great certainty and assurance because all revelations to the Prophet Muhammed (SAW) were immediately written down by his Sahaba (companions of the Prophet SAW) en maintained in spoken word in the way of reciting it all the rime, because that is what we strive for, to become a Hafiz: to learn the whole Qur’an by heart.
And not only the Sahaba were able to do this. Until today even gifted little children in the age of 8 or sometimes even yonger know to recite every letter of the Qur’an, in unchanged form, likei t was delivered by tawattur without influences of time, mankind and was maintained and will be maintained.
It can NOT be destroyed although some give it a try like the Pastor in USA with his abhorrent announcement to burn the Qur’an. The same pastor also said: it would be a sign of God if the Mosque was moved from Ground Zero…
He probably didn’t understand the verse out of his own Bible
“…Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed”
Suppose…tomorrow they would burn every Qur’an.
Suppose…tomorrow they would be able to delete all digital data of Qur’an
Suppose…tomorrow they would be really able to eridacte every written, spoken or digitalized or other way of media with Qu’ran….
We will be able to restore the Qur’an within one day or less. With all the hafiz and even children knowing the Qur’an by heart. It will be impossible to destory the Qur’an. Besides this it is an rascist and cruel act of intolerance, but above all, ignorance of the highest level.
But Suppose… if they would do these things with the Bible – something which by the way no muslim would even enter his mind to do so – how would they reconstruct it? How many centuries do all the different people with different versions and opinions will need to reconstruct and what is consistent of it from beginning?
This is the best proof, the Qur’an protect itself. Because Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala revealed his laws this way to protect the Qur’an forever, unable to destroy by mankind. Which of the signs of your Lord you want to deny?
Those who reject Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) are deaf and dumb in darkness. Allah sends astray whom He wills and He guides on the Straight Path whom He wills.
[Surah Al-A’Nam 6:39]
Certainly, We have brought to them a Book (the Quran) which We have explained in detail with knowledge, – a guidance and a mercy to a people who believe.
[Surah Al A’raf 7:52]
Torah, Zaboor and Injiel: Changed, concealed or additions…
When we go watch closely to the Taurat (Torah), Zaboor (Book of Psalms) and Injiel (Bible)
It is proven, a lot of those books were changed by men. By concilia, or because of political reasons because the original Jews also reigned the country and had to adapt some laws here and there. Hence, even in 6th century in Rome, some bisshops discussed over women having a soul or not and reduced Meryam (Mary) to something simple, while she is one of the most important and often named women in Qu’ran. Even Isa (Jesus) is mentioned more often!
But even this is revealed in the Qur’an:
They (the Jews, Quraish pagans, idolaters, etc.) did not estimate Allah with an estimation due to Him when they said: “Nothing did Allah send down to any human being (by inspiration).” Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Who then sent down the Book which Musa (Moses) brought, a light and a guidance to mankind which you (the Jews) have made into (separate) papersheets, disclosing (some of it) and concealing (much). And you (believers in Allah and His Messenger Muhammad SAW), were taught (through the Quran) that which neither you nor your fathers knew.” Say: “Allah (sent it down).” Then leave them to play in their vain discussions. (Tafsir Al-Qurtubi, Vol.7, Page 37).
[Surah Al An’Am 6:91]
All the books, from Taurat, Zaboor, Injiel do not contain any other message than the original message from God as it was revealed to Adam (AS) and all the other Prophets.
But all the books of the Christians and the Jews were translated from Aramic, Greek, Latin and Hebrew, to be translated again into other languages, mostly not even by believers but just by people who get paid out of their profession to translate.
Knowing a language is not enough to translate the meaning of words of God.
Hence, all those people who maybe even offered their lifetime translating, they are just able to interpretate every choice of word, to personal opinion and regarding. But it stays interpretating, and they use the words, they regard as most proper.
My statement is: The word of God-G’d’Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala is impossible to translate for a Human being. So we even shouldn’t try to do so, because it damages reality and finding of truth in any way imaginable.
This is where all these books before Qur’an got in error. Nowadays, it even gets more worse. Nowadays, even words leand from other languages are added into other translations to make reading “more easy”.
To make it more “Easy” SubhanAllah.
Who wants to understand the message of God, has to do some effort.
But whose heart and mind, and common sense are open to see truth, their eyed and heart will be opened for it by His will. For it is not hard, to see the truth and the signs for those with a mind of their own, even for the most critic reader.
Even Torah was changed. The Jewish introduced a lot of innovations which found their foundation in changing fundamentally their own scriptures mainly in the fact they also were political reigners. Adapting laws, not always like the law as revealed to them by their G-d.
The jewish teaching is on tense foot with that was revealed to them. Examples to many.
Luckely there are Jews believeing in the Oneness (Tawheed) of God, and return on the right path and more and more getting there. But for a more detailed essay about these things: Neturei Karta, the real Torah Jews Organisation has a lot of well explained sources on their website about this topic:
Take away your blindness, remove your prejudice and convince yourself. I invite you to reads the Qur’an and Judge for yourself.
For every well thinking person with a mind of its own, even an interpretation of teh Qur’an in your own language, will be able to show you the wisdom, the beauty, and the Mercy of Islam.
To change your view, about the distorted perception media and some people try to put into brains of mankind.
Besides beauty, you will discover much more. As slavery was ended by Islam. Women have rights even justified by the Qur’an, as the only Holy Book giving rights and guarantees about things, even nowadays in present worldly life, people fight for. Miracles, science, even nowadays, scientiscts discover facts, which have been revealed in Qur’an, to an Illiterate Prophet Muhammed (SAW), things, which they only now with all knowledge and science are able to discover. Think about that. The Qur’an is not just a book about Religion. It is a book of laws for Life itself. For harmony, peace, inner rest and tranquility. Islam is Peace.
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If you have any questions, feel free to enter any mosque. Or to ask any muslim you see on the street. We all, will be very happy to explain to you. Or help you to find your information any other way so you can be sure you find out the real truth about Islam.
” This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.”.
All the good I said is given to me by Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala. If I have states something not completely correct, it is from the Shaytaan. I seek refuge with Allah from the cursed Shaytan
and beg for forgiveness and Rahma of Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala.
May Allah Aubhana wa Ta’ala guide us all to the truth, keep us on the straight path and protect us against any evil. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabb.