Thursday, April 30, 2015

More claim of contradictions of the Quran being refuted

Below are given more claims by the disbelievers of contradictions of the Quran
Misconceived contradiction of Allah’s decree
Are Allah's decrees changed or not?1."Rejected were the messengers before thee: with patience and constancy they bore their rejection and their wrongs, until Our aid did reach them: there is none that can alter the words (and decrees) of Allah. Already hast thou received some account of those messengers," (6:34). 2."The word of thy Lord doth find its fulfillment in truth and in justice: None can change His words: for He is the one who heareth and knoweth all, (6:115). 3.None of Our revelations do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, but We substitute something better or similar: Knowest thou not that Allah Hath power over all things?" (2:106). 4.When We substitute one revelation for another, and Allah knows best what He reveals (in stages), they say, "Thou art but a forger": but most of them understand not," (16:101).
Refutation: Allah’s decree will never change. When Allah substituted His revelation with another His decree did not changed. What is being changed is only in location and situation but the decree remained intact. Below is an example when He abrogates a revelation and replaced with a better one there is no changing in the decree involved:
Permitted to you, on the night of the fasts, is the approach to your wives. They are your garments and ye are their garments. Allah knoweth what ye used to do secretly among yourselves; but He turned to you and forgave you; so now associate with them, and seek what Allah Hath ordained for you, and eat and drink, until the white thread of dawn appear to you distinct from its black thread; then complete your fast till the night appears; but do not associate with your wives while ye are in retreat in the mosques. Those are Limits (set by) Allah: Approach not nigh thereto. Thus doth Allah make clear His Signs to men: that they may learn self-restraint. (S 2:187)   
It is stated in the above verse in the earlier stage there was restriction to approach the wives at night during the fasting month of Ramadhan but Allah make it easier by repealing this restriction because it was violated. However the restriction is not totally abandoned it is still maintained when they are in retreat in the mosques. Thus the decree to approach to the wives is relaxed but the restriction is still maintained at the mosques and thus there is no change in the decree of Allah.
Misconceived contradiction over the consumption of wine
Is wine consumption good or bad? 1.O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination of Satan's handwork: eschew such (abomination), that ye may prosper," (5:90). 2.(Here is) a Parable of the Garden which the righteous are promised: in it are rivers of water incorruptible; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine, a joy to those who drink; and rivers of honey pure and clear. In it there are for them all kinds of fruits; and Grace from their Lord. (Can those in such Bliss) be compared to such as shall dwell forever in the Fire, and be given, to drink, boiling water, so that it cuts up their bowels (to pieces)?" (47:15). 3.Truly the Righteous will be in Bliss: On Thrones (of Dignity) will they command a sight (of all things): Thou wilt recognize in their faces the beaming brightness of Bliss. Their thirst will be slaked with Pure Wine sealed,"
Refutation: In wine consumption it is not a case whether it is good or bad, the disputant miss to observe this important verse of the Quran which says: They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: "In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit." (S2:219). Here if the wine is taken for health reason or mixed with medicines or as supplement to preserve food to make the food last longer or tastier then it is the good part which is allowed by God. In the hereafter only the good part of the wine will be served as shown here: Round will be passed to them a Cup from a clear-flowing fountain, Crystal-white, of a taste delicious to those who drink (thereof), Free from headiness; nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom. The good part is not to be intoxicated otherwise a great sin will be committed as stated in this verse: Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from prayer: will ye not then abstain? (S5:91). When one is intoxicated it is then a sin to offer the obligatory prayer as he will not have control over his mind as reminded in this command: O ye who believe! Approach not prayers with a mind befogged, until ye can understand all that ye say (S4:43). So there is no contradiction between the verses put up by the accuser as it is not a question of wine being good or bad it is the intention to consume for the good or for bad purpose.
Misconceived contradiction of Quranic inheritance law
And it just doesn't add up: Sura 4:11-12 and 4:176 state the Qur'anic inheritance law. When a man dies, and is leaving behind three daughters, his two parents and his wife, they will receive the respective shares of 2/3 for the 3 daughters together, 1/3 for the parents together [both according to verse 4:11] and 1/8 for the wife [4:12] which adds up to more than the available estate. A second example: A man leaves only his mother, his wife and two sisters, then they receive 1/3 [mother, 4:11], 1/4 [wife, 4:12] and 2/3 [the two sisters, 4:176], which again adds up to 15/12 of the available property.
Refutation: For easy reference the share in fraction will also be converted into percentage. In the first example given above, when a man leaves behind:
3 daughters they get 2/3 converted to common fraction is 16/24 or   66.7%;
the parents get          1/3  converted to common fraction is  8/24  or   33.3%
and the wife get         1/8 converted to common fraction is   3/24 or    12.5%
There is an excess claim of 3/24 or 12.5% where total claim is (27/24) or (112.5%)
Refutation: It is true in this kind of family composition the situation will be excess of claim over what is available if one does not write his will the consequence is if all claim according to their share they will quarrel. So this fraction or percentage was deliberately done by the wisdom of Allah so that it is a reminder from Allah that wealthy people will be incumbent to write a proper will before he dies as stated in the verse: It is prescribed, when death approaches any of you, if he leave any goods that he make a bequest to parents and next of kin, according to reasonable usage; this is due from the God-fearing. (S2:180).
When Allah gives the command of a mismatched claim that exceeded by 3/24 or 12.5% as can happen as in the example of the above family composition (3 daughters, both parents and wife claiming) He did not leave the believers without solution, He retain in His Quran an amicable way of solving this situation. The solution lies in this statement in in the following verse of the Quran:
Ye know not whether your parents or your children are nearest to you in benefit. These are settled portions ordained by Allah; and Allah is All-knowing, Al-wise (S4:11)
The wisdom of the above statement is if we are allowed to choose between our children and parent whom we prefer then it is easy for us to take the initiative by deducting the portion from the one we less prefer so that the original portion of the one we love remain intact.
In the example above 3/24 or 12.5% can be deducted from either our parent or our children. If it is the parents we love more or benefit us more we keep their share intact at the expense of the children share thus the children portion of 16/24 – 3/24 = 13/24. Then the equation is matched as follows: 13/24(deducted from children) + 8/24 (parents intact) + 3/24 (wife no change) = 24/24 or 100%
Alternatively if it is the children we prefer then the excess claim of 3/24 can be taken off from the parents thus the parents portion of 8/24 – 3/24 = 5/24. Thus the equation is matched again as follows: 16/24 (children intact) + 5/24 (parents reduced) +3/24 (wife no change) = 24/24 or 100%
However Allah in Surah 4:11 insinuated you know not whom is nearer to you in benefit between the parents and the children and thus it is only fair that we deduct equally the excess claim of 3/24 into equal portion from both the children and the parent while the wife’s claim remain unchanged. Thus the equation is in equivalent again as shown below having converted to common factor: (1/24 converted to 2/48 so 3/24 = 6/48 resulting in deducting of equal portion of 3/48 each from the children and the parents respectively)
Children 32/48 minus 3/48 = 29/48
Parents   16/48 minus 3/48 = 13/48
Wife unchanged 6/48            =  6/48               
Total                                         48/48  again 100%
Thus in this kind of family composition the testator would have to write his will that he leaves 29/48 (or 60.42%) to his children; 13/48 (or 27.08%) to the parents and 6/48 (or 12.5%) to the wife. In truth it all adds up to 48/48 or 100% claim which does not exceed the estates left if one write his will by following the guidance from the Quran.
However if the tester is adamant to write exactly as original prescribed with the excess claim in the above fraction, his will can be denied as this will trigger the clause of the role of the witnesses who have the right to change it to its proper faction or percentage to equal one or 100%. This is provided in the following verse of the Quran as stated:
But if anyone fears partiality or wrong-doing on the part of the testator, and makes peace between (The parties concerned), there is no wrong in him: For Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. (S2:182).
As regard to the second example given by the disbeliever: A man leaves only his mother, his wife and two sisters, then they receive 1/3 [mother, 4:11], 1/4 [wife, 4:12] and 2/3 [the two sisters, 4:176], which again adds up to 15/12 of the available property.
Refutation: In the above example if either the mother or wife is still alive the sister or the brother has no claim at all. Therefore there is no excess claim in the above example.
Thus this proven that in the Quran writing a will is obligatory for the wealthy so that wherever there is a situation of excess claim Allah provide an amicable solution how to reduce the claim as he writes his will. Similarly a loner without any ascendant or descendant in writing his will, he can will his total wealth to anybody he pleases as stated in the following verse:
From what is left by parents and those nearest related there is a share for men and a share for women, whether the property be small or large a determinate share. (S4:7) 
However the moment he got married and has more than two children he has to change his will by giving 1/8 (or 12.5%) to his wife and 2/3 (or 66.67%) to his children while the balance of (100%-79,17%) 20.83% he is allowed to distributed back to his main family members or any other kindred or even his close friends. It is only when the wife, the parents and the children are still living there is no space for his to will it to anybody he pleases instead he has to reduce the excess portion from the parent and the children as been explained above.  Thus there is no contradiction in the calculation in the inheritance law of the verses from Allah as being made detail in the Quran it is only the ignorance and the rejection of the disbelievers when it comes to them of the truth of the Quran.

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