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Topic initiated on Tuesday, February 27, 2007  -  3:24 PM Reply with quote
What sort of Book is Quran

AOA brothers/sisters,

I would like the learned members of this forum to shed some light on the nature of Quran as a book. The Quran seem to address multiple issues and majority of time we (at least I) don't find any sequence which makes it difficult to read.

For example a book on philosophy talks about many subjects (science, religion, history) but he focus remains the same, i,e., it is about philosophy.

What is the nature of Quran? We can find guidance, history, shariah, morality etc etc in the book but what the main theme that establishes continuity between verses and surahs? Or it is just a mere combination of verses?

Posted - Wednesday, February 28, 2007  -  12:12 AM Reply with quote
Salam brother

In my very limited knowledge and humble opinion Qur'an is the historical story of the Inzaar of the prophet pbuh. The Qur'an provides him with historical reminders of the previous prophets, as well as helps him with issues that he encountered e.g Hazrat Ayesha when she was accused , Hazrat Zainab 's divorce.

Posted - Thursday, March 1, 2007  -  5:53 AM Reply with quote
An Introduction to the understanding of the Qur'an

From Tafheem ul Quran (By Maula Maudoodi)

This is the book which contains no doubt, [it is ] guidance for the heedful who beleive in the Unseen, keep up prayer, and spend from what We have provided them with; Who beleive in what has been sent down to you as well as what was sent down before you; while they are certain about the Hereafter, such people hold guidance from their Lord, such will be successful. ( The Qur'an 2:2-5 )

If we remember these basic facts about the Qur'an it becomes easy to grasp its true subject, its central theme and the objective it seeks to achieve. Insofar as it seeks to explain the ultimate causes of man's success or failure the subject of the Book is MAN.

Its central theme is that concepts relating to Allah, the universe and man which have emanated from man's own limited knowledge run counter to reality. The same applies to concepts which have been either woven by man's intellectual fancies or which have evolved through man's obsession with animal desires. The ways of life which rest on these false foundations are both contrary to reality and ruinous for man. The essence of true knowledge is that which Allah revealed to man when He appointed him as His Vicegerent. Hence, the way of life which is in accordance with reality and conductive to human good is that which we have characterised above as 'the right way'. The real object of the Book is to call people to this 'right way' and to illuminate Allah's true guidance, which has often been lost either through man's negligence and heedlessness or distorted by his wicked perversity.

If we study the Qur'an with these facts in mind it is bound to strike us that the Qur'an does not deviate one iota from its main subject, its central theme and its basic objective. All the various themes occuring in the Qur'an are related to the central theme; just as beads of different colour may be strung together to form a necklace. The Qur'an speaks of the structure of the heavens and the earth and of man, refers to the signs of reality in the various phenomena of the universe, relates anecdotes of bygone nations, criticizes the beleifs, morals and deeds of different people, elucidates supernatural truths and discusses many other things besides. All this the Qur'an does, not in order to provide instruction in physics, history, philosophy or any other particular branch of knowledge, but rather to remove the misconceptions people have about reality and to make that reality manifest them.


Posted - Thursday, March 1, 2007  -  5:56 AM Reply with quote
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It emphasizes that the various ways men follow, which are not in conformity with reality, are essentially false, and full of harmful consequences for mankind. It calls on men to shun all such ways and to follow instead the way which both conforms to reality and yeilds best practical results. This is why the Qur'an mentions everything only to the extent and in the manner necessary for the purposes it seeks to serve. The Qur'an confines itself to essentials thereby omitting any irrelevant details. Thus, all its contents consistently revolve around this call.

Likewise, it is not possible fully to appreciate either the style of Qur'an, the order underlying the arrangement of its verses or the diversity of the subjects treated in it, without fuly understanding the manner in which it was revealed.

The Qur'an, as we have noted earlier, is not a book in the conventional sense of the term. Allah did not compose and entrust it in one peice to Muhammad (peace be upon him) so that he could spread its message and call people to adopt an attitude to life consonent with its teachings. Nor is the Qur'an one of those books which discusses their subjects and main themes in the conventional manner. Its arrangement differs from that of ordinary books, and its style is correspondingly different. The nature of this Book is that Allah chose a man in Makkah to serve as His Messenger and asked him to preach His message, starting in its own city (Makkah) and with his own tribe (Quraysh). At this initial stage, instructions were confined to what was necessary at this particular juncture of the mission. Three themes in particular stand out:

Directives were given to the Prophet (peace be upon him) on how he should prepare for his great mission and how he should begin working for the fulfilment of his task. A fundamental knowledge of reality was furnished and misconceptions commonly held by people in tat regard - misconceptions which gave rise to wrong orientation in life - were removed. People were exhorted to adopt the right attitude towards life. Moreover, the Qur'an also elucidated those fundamental principles which, if followed, lead to man's success and happiness.

In keeping with the character of the mission at this stage the early revelations generally consisted of short verses, couched in language of uncommon grace and power, and clothed in a literary style suited to the taste and the temperament of the people to whom they were originally addressed, and whose hearts they were meant to penetrate. The rhythm, melody and vitality of these verses drew rapt attention, as such was their stylistic grace and charm that people began to recite them involuntarily.

Posted - Tuesday, March 6, 2007  -  2:45 PM Reply with quote
Quran is from Allah.

Posted - Sunday, March 11, 2007  -  8:52 AM Reply with quote




Refutation of the baseless charges made by the above websites on Quran is here:
1.understanding anti islamic mindset-

2.Detailed rebuttals to the so called "Errors" in the Noble Quran:

3.Rebuttals to FaithFreedom.org web site:

4.Rebuttals to Jochen Katz & general articles from "Answering Islam":


5.Answering Missionaries:

6.Logical Answering to those who speak "logic".
Answers to Questions(athiests) & Criticisms of Islam

7.Islam and theory of Karma:

Edited by: raushan on Sunday, March 11, 2007 3:18 PM

Posted - Sunday, March 11, 2007  -  9:03 AM Reply with quote

you asked.......What sort of Book is Quran
full of contradictions.............

One who is not stupid gives reasons for his claims ,I hope u agree.
Can you illustrate a single one out of your" full"of contradictions?

Posted - Sunday, March 11, 2007  -  9:24 AM Reply with quote
One who is not stupid gives reasons for his claims ,I hope u agree.
Can you illustrate a single one out of your" full"of contradictions?

Same to U and remove the contrdutions fist.

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