Monday, November 23, 2015

Islam as Misunderstood by Christians

The text below is a collection of subject matters about Islam that is misunderstood by non-Muslim especially the Christians. Below is a list of those misunderstood factors that is being put forward for us to ponder as they think nothing defies logic like Islam:-
The challenge that Muhammad did not claimed himself a Prophet
The Christians claimed Muslims ask them to show where Jesus claimed to be God in the Bible yet they cannot show you where Mohammed claimed to be a prophet from the Qur'an. Below is a verse in the Quran which proclaim Muhammad’s claim not only to be a messenger but also a Prophet of Allah:-
Say: "O men! I am sent unto you all, as the Messenger of Allah, to Whom belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no god but He: it is He That giveth both life and death. So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet, who believeth in Allah and His words: follow him that (so) ye may be guided." (7:158)
Islam claims Jesus is a prophet of Islam lower than Mohammed.
Islam never claim Jesus (Pbuh) is lower than Muhammad (Pbuh) in fact we are commanded to treat them equal and those who believe obey Allah’s command and there is reward from Allah for not differentiating among the messengers as stated:-
The Messenger believeth in what hath been revealed to him from his Lord, as do the men of faith. Each one (of them) believeth in Allah, His angels, His books, and His messengers. "We make no distinction (they say) between one and another of His messengers." And they say: "We hear, and we obey: (We seek) Thy forgiveness, our Lord, and to Thee is the end of all journeys." (2:285)
And those who believe in God and His Messengers and make no division between any of them, those -- We shall surely give them their wages; God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate. (4:152)
Islam claims Jesus is a prophet of Islam lower than Mohammed yet the Quran states that Jesus was sinless but Mohammed was sinful.
The Quran teaches Muslims that messengers and prophets were human beings and human makes mistakes and they cannot avoid being sinful in their life time and proof that even Jesus sinned is not only stated in the Quran but also in the Bible as stated:-
Jesus incurred Allah’s anger when he said as stated In the Quran - Said Jesus the son of Mary: "O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be for us - for the first and the last of us - a solemn festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the best Sustainer (of our needs)." Allah said: "I will send it down unto you: But if any of you after that resisteth faith, I will punish him with a penalty such as I have not inflicted on any one among all the peoples." (5:114-115).
And the Bible also confirmed Jesus sinned because he scolded his mother as stated- And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, they have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. (John 2:2-5).
By scolding the mother the Bible showed a bad example on Jesus as the Quran is very particular how a parent is to be treated:- Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor.(17:23)
Jesus performed miracles but Mohammed performed none.
It is Allah’s prerogative to give miracles to whom He pleases and it is not a standard He imposed to show the status of the messenger but He commanded us to make no distinction among the messengers as the miracles is in His authority:-Ye they say: "Why are not Signs sent down to him from his Lord?" Say: "The signs are indeed with Allah: and I am indeed a clear Warner." (29:50). And We refrain from sending the signs, only because the men of former generations treated them as false: We sent the she-camel to the Thamud to open their eyes, but they treated her wrongfully: We only send the Signs by way of terror (and warning from evil). (17:59).
Jesus was taken alive to heaven but Mohammed died of food poisoning. Yet Muslims claimed Mohammed is greater.
According to the Quran Jesus is dead as he said it and there is no second coming:- "So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"! (19:33). And there is another evidence shown in the Quran that Jesus is dead as Muhammad is dead and will be resurrected only on the Day of Judgment. On that day Jesus said he was not a witness to Christians worshipping him as god or son of god and that is why he said as stated in the Quran:-"Never said I to them aught except what Thou didst command me to say, to wit, 'worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord'; and I was a witness over them whilst I dwelt amongst them; when Thou didst cause me to die Thou wast the Watcher over them, and Thou art a witness to all things. (5:117).
If he is alive today and is coming to this world a second time he would have said in the Day of Judgment that he was a witness to billions of Christians worshipping him! He will not because he died before Christians worshipped him!
Islam says Allah is ONE yet Allah addresses himself as we.
This is a common language structure when God refer Himself as “We” it is a plural of authority and as an example when He says “For that We pour forth water in abundance (80:25) His angels will be doing the work and He gave the order! On the other hand when He refers Himself as God He will never say “We are your Lord” He will say “I am” as shown: “"Verily, I am Allah: There is no god but I: So serve thou Me (only), and establish regular prayer for celebrating My praise. (20:14)
Verses to ponder
Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion. Say: "The Guidance of Allah,-that is the (only) Guidance." Wert thou to follow their desires after the knowledge which hath reached thee, then wouldst thou find neither Protector nor helper against Allah. Those to whom We have sent the Book study it as it should be studied: They are the ones that believe therein: Those who reject faith therein, the loss is their own. (2:120-121)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Christians claimed Quran at Surah 9:31 give deception and lie to Muslims about Christian’s belief.

Many Christians claimed that Quran at Surah 9:31 give deception and lie to Muslims about Christian’s belief. They claimed they do take priests and anchorites as God.
The Quran at 9:31:
They take their priests and their anchorites to be their lords in derogation of Allah, and (they take as their Lord) Christ the son of Mary; yet they were commanded to worship but One Allah: there is no god but He. Praise and glory to Him: (Far is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him).
For the information of Christians,  the Quran never lie about anything and it is telling the truth that Christians do take their priest and anchorites as lords in derogation of Allah. The Quran also provide proof of this statement from the Christian Bible itself. The verse (9:31) is broken into two fragments for easy reference and justification:-
The Quran says “They take their priests and their anchorites to be their lords in derogation of Allah, and (they take as their Lord) Christ the son of Mary;”
Here for easy justification the example of the Jews is taken into account as they take Ezra as their priest and anchorite and thus take him as the son of God and the Christians do the same except that the Christians take Jesus as the son of God.
The example of the Jew in Ezra he was also called Ezra the Scribe and also Ezra the Priest. He was also authorized to teach as stated in the Bible: For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments (Ezra 7:10). Since he was a teacher they called him Rabbi and according to Jewish tradition a Rabbi is also known as the son of God and this is where the Quran says they take their priests and their anchorites to be their Lords in derogation of Allah. Similarly the Christian takes Christ the son of Mary as the Jew take Ezra as Rabbi and a Jew confirmed Jesus is also a Rabbi and according to Jewish tradition he is the son of God. The part of the Bible that confirmed a Jew declared Christ a Rabbi and son of God is as stated:-
Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathanael said unto him, can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. (John1:45-49). So in the Bible the Jew confirmed a Rabbi is the son of God and a Rabbi is a teacher and a master which the Christians looked upon Jesus. So the Quran tell the truth of the Christians belief by giving evidences from the Bible itself.
In the part of the vcerse 9:31 the Quran also said “yet they were commanded to worship but One Allah: there is no god but He. Praise and glory to Him: (Far is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him).”
Stated in the following are verses of the Bible commanding the Christians to worship one God: For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: (Exodus 34:14); And in another verse Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. (Luke 4:8)
Thus the accusation that the “Quran at Surah 9:31 give deception and lie to Muslims about Christian’s belief is unjustified as the Bible itself proved and confirmed that they do take their priests and anchorites in derogation of Allah.

Monday, July 6, 2015

A debate between Christian Chin and Asar on Quran is not true

Below is the debate between Christian Chin and Asar on the Christian view that the Quran is not from God as it has many contradictions.
The Debate
Christian Chin said If the Quran is true, then Islam is false. Why? Because the Quran says to trust the Gospels, but the four Gospels contradict the Quran. This means the Quran can't be true if it says the gospel message is also true. In order to show this, I will quote several verses from the Quran. The more important ones are bolded for easy reference later. None can change Allah's words 6:34, 6:115, 18:27,
Asar replied the Quran never says without reservation that Gospels is true. The Gospel is true if you accept the Quran but you did not, here is an example: And when there came to them a messenger from Allah, confirming what was with them, a party of the people of the Book threw away the Book of Allah behind their backs, as if (it had been something) they did not know! (2:101)
Christian Chin said Moses was given the Torah 2:87, "We gave Moses the Book and followed him up with a succession of messengers; We gave Jesus the son of Mary Clear (Signs) and strengthened him with the holy spirit. Is it that whenever there comes to you a messenger with what ye yourselves desire not, ye are puffed up with pride? Some ye called impostors, and others ye slay!
Asar replied here again you rejected the Messenger Muhammad (Pbuh) whom you called an imposter and he brought message which you reject. How can you say the Quran says to trust the Gospel?
Christian Chin quoted the Quran  3:3, "It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong)."  4:163, "We have sent thee inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: we sent inspiration to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David We gave the Psalms." 57:27, "Then, in their wake, We followed them up with (others of) Our messengers: We sent after them Jesus the son of Mary, and bestowed on him the Gospel; and We ordained in the hearts of those who followed him Compassion and Mercy. But the Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We did not prescribe for them: (We commanded) only the seeking for the Good Pleasure of Allah; but that they did not foster as they should have done. Yet We bestowed, on those among them who believed, their (due) reward, but many of them are rebellious transgressors.
Asar replied look at the ending part of the verse “you did not foster” meaning most of you never nurture or cherish and many of you are rebellious transgressors. And you have the cheek to say the Qurans says to trust the Gospel and this is what you did before and now: Ye People of the Book! Why reject ye the Signs of Allah, of which ye are (Yourselves) witnesses? Ye People of the Book! Why do ye clothe Truth with falsehood, and conceal the Truth, while ye have knowledge? (3:70-71)
Christian Chin The Quran said Christians should judge by what is in the Gospel
5:47, "Let the people of the Gospel judge by what Allah hath revealed therein. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) those who rebel." The Quran confirms the Torah, the Psalms, and the Gospels and guards them 5:48 To thee [the people of the gospel] We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety: so judge between them by what Allah hath revealed, and follow not their vain desires, diverging from the Truth that hath come to thee. To each among you have we prescribed a law and an open way. If Allah had so willed, He would have made you a single people, but (His plan is) to test you in what He hath given you: so strive as in a race in all virtues. The goal of you all is to Allah; it is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which ye dispute.
Asar replied The Quran at 5:48 …, confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety.  Guarding it in safety means the Quran act as a quality control over previous scriptures it detects and exposes the Christian falsehood. Here is an inaccurate example of moral justice:
And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. (Luke 6:29). Nobody in their minds will follow your Bible Clement Chin. This is what should be the truth in your book as stated in the Quran: We ordained therein for them: "Life for life, eye for eye, nose or nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal." But if any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself. And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (No better than) wrong-doers. (5:45)
Christian Chin said the Quran command the Muslims to ask Christians about spiritual things as stated: 10.94, "If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee, then ask those who have been reading the Book from before thee: the Truth hath indeed come to thee from thy Lord: so be in no wise of those in doubt."
Asar replied you see your brain is only concentrating on the phrase “then ask those who have been reading the Book before thee” but I am looking the bigger phrase of the verse “If thou were in doubt as to what We revealed unto thee (for Muslims no harm in asking those people of the Book just to check but but) the Truth hath indeed come to thee from thy Lord: (The Quran) so be in no wise of those in doubt.! This is what the verse really meant not to doubt the Quran it is the only Truth. There is actually no need to ask the people of the Book
Christian Chin quoted verse of Quran: Curse on those who say God has a son 9:30, "The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!
Asar replied this is true there is consequences in saying falsehood: They say: "Allah hath begotten a son!" - Glory be to Him! He is self-sufficient! His are all things in the heavens and on earth! No warrant have ye for this! Say ye about Allah what ye know not? Say: "Those who invent a lie against Allah will never prosper." A little enjoyment in this world! and then, to Us will be their return, then shall We make them taste the severest penalty for their blasphemies. (10:68-70)
Allah says not to associate Him with any sons or daughters.
Christian Chin said the Quran says Jesus was not crucified 4:157, "That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah"; but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not." Alright, so we see that...None can change Allah's words (6:34; 6:115; 18:27); Jesus was given the gospel by Allah (57:27); The Quran confirms the Gospels (5:48) The Gospels contradict the Quran
So, if the Quran confirms the Gospels which say that Jesus was crucified (Matthew 27:26–31; Mark 15:15–20; Luke 23:32–34; John 19:17-18), and the Quran says Jesus was not crucified (Surah 4:157), then the Quran is false. But if it says the Gospels are false, then the Quran denies its own teaching and Islam is false.
Asar replied remember the Quran is guardian over previous scriptures it functions to expose those falsehoods in the Bible: confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety.(5:48). Guarding it in safety means the Quran act as a quality control over previous scriptures it detects and exposes the falsehood. And it says: Verily this Qur'an doth explain to the Children of Israel most of the matters in which they disagree.(27:76)
Christian Chin Objection: The gospel is not the written record, but the message that Jesus gave. This can't work because the Quran confirms the Torah, the Psalms, and the gospels (written records) that were around at the time of Muhammad. Surah 5:48 To thee [the people of the gospel] We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety.
Asar replied it makes no different to me you can being me any Bible whether it is the King James Version or Catholic Good News or Jehovah’s Witness New world translation of the Holy scriptures or any other Bible irrespective whether it is the one during the Prophet or the new version when you claimed it is your scripture then the Quran will fulfill its function to be “the Guardian over previous scriptures” The Quran detect and expose falsehoods and fabrications. Remember the word “guardian” in 5:48 has a huge function

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.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Thwarting more misconceived contradictions of the Quran

Below are given more claim by the disbelievers of contradictions of the Quran
Misconceived contradiction of the creation of man
What was man created from: blood, clay, dust, or nothing?1."Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood," (96:2). 2."We created man from sounding clay, from mud moulded into shape, (15:26). 3."The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: "Be". And he was," (3:59). 4."But does not man call to mind that We created him before out of nothing?" (19:67, Yusuf Ali). Also, 52:35). 5."He has created man from a sperm-drop; and behold this same (man) becomes an open disputer! (16:4).
Refutation: It is God’s procedure when He created anything it is a process from nothing to something. Similarly when He created man in the beginning there was no human and He begins the process of creating man from nothing S19:67. He then created the elements essential for the creation of mankind which is clay (S15:26) mixed with water (S25:54) into mud molded into shape at S15:26. The sticky mud is turned into sperm (S36:77) and thus the process become clear as in Surah 22:5 O mankind! if ye have a doubt about the Resurrection, (consider) that We created you out of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot, then out of a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed, in order that We may manifest (our power) to you; and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term, then do We bring you out as babes, then (foster you) that ye may reach your age of full strength. And Allah gives us the things which we did not have before as stated: Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him: So We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight (S76:2). There is therefore no contradiction in the Quran as it is a procedure of creation by Allah.
Misconceived contradiction on the compulsion of religion
Is there or is there not compulsion in religion according to the Qur'an? 1."Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things," (2:256). 2."And an announcement from Allah and His Messenger, to the people (assembled) on the day of the Great Pilgrimage, that Allah and His Messenger dissolve (treaty) obligations with the Pagans. If then, ye repent, it were best for you; but if ye turn away, know ye that ye cannot frustrate Allah. And proclaim a grievous penalty to those who reject Faith," (9:3). 3."But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful," (9:5). 4.Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued," (9:29).
Refutation: According to the Quran a Muslim who refused to pay the zakat is classified under the same category as the pagan as stated in the following verses: Say thou: "I am but a man like you: It is revealed to me by Inspiration, that your Allah is one Allah: so stand true to Him, and ask for His Forgiveness." And woe to those who join gods with Allah (Pagan), Those who practice not regular charity (zakat), and who even deny the Hereafter (S41:6-7).These category who did not pay the zakat were classified as pagans and until they pay the zakat war was declared upon them unless they repent by paying the zakat and establish regular prayers. Similarly the People of the Book they have to pay the Jizya which is the equivalent of the zakat paid by the Muslims at a standard rate of 1/5 or 20 percent of their income as stated:  And know that out of all the booty that ye may acquire, a fifth share is assigned to Allah, and to the Messenger, and to near relatives, orphans, the needy, and the wayfarer, if ye do believe in Allah and in the revelation We sent down to Our servant on the Day of Testing, the Day of the meeting of the two forces. For Allah hath power over all things (S8:41). Repent here is referred to the due payment of zakat or jizya which were due to the authority which have to be settled. So this has nothing to do with freedom of religion but it is regarding on taxable income which is enforced on the whole community irrespective of one’s religion.
Misconceived contradiction of who was the first Muslim
The first Muslim was Muhammad? Abraham? Jacob? Moses?1."And I [Muhammad] am commanded to be the first of those who bow to Allah in Islam," (39:12). 2."When Moses came to the place appointed by Us, and his Lord addressed him, He said: "O my Lord! show (Thyself) to me, that I may look upon thee." Allah said: "By no means canst thou see Me (direct); But look upon the mount; if it abide in its place, then shalt thou see Me." When his Lord manifested His glory on the Mount, He made it as dust. And Moses fell down in a swoon. When he recovered his senses he said: "Glory be to Thee! To Thee I turn in repentance, and I am the first to believe." (7:143). 3."And this was the legacy that Abraham left to his sons, and so did Jacob; "Oh my sons! Allah hath chosen the Faith for you; then die not except in the Faith of Islam," (2:132).
Refutation: In all the above verses mentioned it is not about who was the first to become a Muslim but it is more of a declaration that submission to Allah and to believe in Him is one’s most priority than anything else. To be the first is to be foremost or to put his best being a Muslim. This is shown Pharaoh’s sorcerers surrendered themselves to become Muslim they declared: "Only, our desire is that our Lord will forgive us our faults, that we may become foremost among the believers!" (S26:51). Thus there is no dispute to claim who is the first Muslim but rather a commitment to be of the foremost in believing in Allah and being a committed Muslim.
Misconceived contradiction of Allah forgiveness
Does Allah forgive or not forgive those who worship false gods? 1.Allah forgiveth not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgiveth anything else, to whom He pleaseth; to set up partners with Allah is to devise a sin Most heinous indeed," (4:48).  Also 4:116. 2.The people of the Book ask thee to cause a book to descend to them from heaven: Indeed they asked Moses for an even greater (miracle), for they said: "Show us Allah in public," but they were dazed for their presumption, with thunder and lightning. Yet they worshipped the calf even after clear signs had come to them; even so we forgave them; and gave Moses manifest proofs of authority," (4:153).
Refutation: Putting partners to God and worshipping other gods is two different things. Allah may forgive those who worshipped other gods maybe out of ignorance but when putting partners to God it is done deliberately with comprehension. The reason putting partners to God is the most heinous crime because the fabricator is giving authority that partners the same status of all the attributes of God the Al Mighty. This is blatantly unacceptable as the One and only God is described as follows: Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him. (S112). A clear example of putting partners to God is making Jesus as god as stated: They do blaspheme who say: "Allah is Christ the son of Mary." But said Christ: "O Children of Israel! Worship Allah my Lord and your Lord" Whoever joins other gods with Allah, Allah will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help. (S5:72)
Below is an example of an actual debate how a misconceived contradiction is refuted:
Misconceived contradiction over how many surah God put a challenge to the disbelievers – is it S2:23 & 10:38 one surah or S11:13 ten surah
John said when we read 10:38, there is not mentioned that first Allah said that they must show 10 surahs. Furthermore 2:23-24 comes earlier than 11:13, so first Allah said they must give one surah and later Allah said they must give 10 surahs. To free thinking people, with a brain given by the Divine Creator of Heaven and Earth is a bit confusing.
Asar commented 2:23 is saying a surah like unto it meaning if you choose Surah Fath the Opening do your one surah like unto it write 7 verses. Similarly 10 surah you choose 10 from the Quran calculate the no of verses and do like unto it but the condition Allah impose, is that you get your help from others besides Him. I don’t see any contradiction.  You try one like the opening Surah and we will see if it is absolute without contradiction.
John said Asar, first we read in 2:23-24 they need one surah, second in 11:13 they need ten surahs and finally in 28:49 a complete book of 100+ surahs. It is getting more and more. The Qur'an verses are not in agreement with each other. How many surahs does an unbeliever need to provide? 1, 10 or 100+?
Asar replied it is situational 2:23 if the unbeliever were in doubt to what Allah has reveal He challenge them to bring a surah like unto it. 10:37 if the unbelievers say he forged it then bring a surah like unto it. But in 11:13 when they say he forged it Allah demand from the unbeliever ten surah that is forged in the Quran and they are to produce the like thereof. However your quote at S28:49 has nothing to do with challenging to produce many surah to form a book but to bring forward any book that they think can give better guidance than the two books of Allah’s. There is no contradiction you misapprehend the meaning of those verses.
John said thanks for the interesting reply. It is true that there are different situations in the verses. However the question remains why there is a difference in the quantity? In all situations it is about the fact that unbelievers don't believe in the Koran and from the event it is clear that the unbelievers also have a message. We still have the question why in 2:23-24 only one surah is enough, while in the others much more is needed. It would be logical and understandable to avoid any number; in that case there would not be any contradiction for a non-Muslim
Asar replied unbelievers should understand that the Quran came down in stages S17:106 a challenge to produce one surah may happen when the Quran was a book with three surahs and a challenge for ten surahs when the Quran was with 20 surahs. Only when it is a completed book a challenge was made to the whole nation of mankind and Jinns at S17:88 to produce the like of this book. The number is a test for those who seek to believe or disbelieve. Therefore there is no contradiction whether one surah or ten surahs is offered to be challenged it is situational.