Monday, February 2, 2015

Misconceived contradictions of the Quran

The Quran is a perfect Book from Allah and there is no contradiction or error as it is stated: Do they not consider the Qur'an (with care)? Had it been from other Than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy. (Surah 4:82). Some readers may have looked at certain verses and claim it to be in contradiction but the Quran must be deliberated in totality as a whole Book then it will expunge misconceived contradictions to the ultimate truth of the message.
Misconceived contradictions over the people of Aad
The claim that the Quran at Surah 54:19 mentions Aad was destroyed in a day but in Quran at Surah 69:6 & 7 mention that Aad was destroyed in seven nights and eight days.  The complete verses are as stated below:
For We sent against them a furious wind, on a Day of violent Disaster, (Surah 54:19)
And the 'Ad, they were destroyed by a furious Wind, exceedingly violent; He made it rage against them seven nights and eight days in succession: so that thou couldst see the (whole) people lying prostrate in its (path), as they had been roots of hollow palm-trees tumbled down!  (Surah 69:6-7)
The Surah 54:19 clearly says Allah sent against them on a day of violent disaster not destroyed them in a day. That day of violent disaster continues for seven nights and eight days as stated in Surah 69:7.  
Misconceived contradictions over Mary with the angel
It is claimed that in the Quran at Surah 19:17 shows an angel appeared to Mary but while in the Quran at verse 3:42 shows several angels appeared. This appears as a contradiction whether one angel or many angels visited Mary. The full verses are stated below:
She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent her our angel, and he appeared before her as a man in all respects. (Surah 19:17).
Behold! The angels said: "O Mary! Allah hath chosen thee and purified thee- chosen thee above the women of all nations. (Surah 3:42)
There is no contradiction in the above as Mary was visited twice by a group of angels who announced to her that she was chosen and to worship Allah. The other time was when an angel visited her to announce of a son at Surah 19:17-21.
Misconceived contradictions over Pharaoh’s body and soul
The disputer claimed that the Quran at Surah 28:40 mentions Pharaoh drowned and died but in Quran 10:92 states that the same Pharaoh was saved. Both the verses are stated below:
So We seized him and his hosts, and We flung them into the sea: Now behold what was the end of those who did wrong! (Surah 28:40).
"This day shall We save thee in the body, that thou mayest be a sign to those who come after thee! but verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Signs!" (Surah 10:92).
This is a simple case which one should be aware between the soul and the body. At death Allah take the soul from the body as stated in this verse of the Quran: It is Allah that takes the souls at death; and those that dies not He takes during their sleep: those on whom He has passed the decree of death, He keeps back from returning to life, but the rest He sends (to their bodies) for a term appointed verily in this are Signs for those who reflect. (Surah 39:42).
Death means the soul is separated from the body and taken away by Allah and human is no more functioning. This is what had happened to Pharaoh his soul was taken but at Surah 10:92 Allah saved not the soul instead He saved Pharaoh’s body from rotting.  This is mummifying of the Egyptian Pharaohs of their bodies and until today the bodies remain intact but their souls were taken back until the Day of Judgment. So the body of Pharaoh was saved not of his soul from death. The body is preserved as a sign for future generation to ponder of his misdeeds.
Misconceived contradictions the sun set over a muddy spring of water
Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: Near it he found a people: We said: "O Zul-qarnain! (thou hast authority,) either to punish them, or to treat them with kindness." (Surah 18:86)
It is claimed that the Quran at Surah 18:86 states that the sun sets in a muddy spring of water. To them this is an illogical statement in the Quran as the sun did not set at any place at all.
However those people were confused and refused to acknowledge that the Surah 18:86 is an allegorical verse to show this person by the name of Zulkarnain made the travel to the deepest west where the sun indicated as if it sets over a dark horizon as if it set in a muddy spring. Nevertheless there is another verse allegorical in nature a few verses away from Surah 18:86 which says “Until, when he came to the rising of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had provided no covering protection against the sun” at Surah 18:90 again an allegorical which indicates that he went to the farthest east part of the world where the sun rises. Thus it does not mean the sun actually set in murky water or it rises over the head of a person. Both verses are allegorical.
Misconceived contradictions over Surah 15:19 stating the earth is flat.
And the earth We have spread out (like a carpet); set thereon mountains firm and immovable; and produced therein all kinds of things in due balance. (Surah 15:19)
There is nothing wrong with the earth is flat because the land was created by Allah originally flat and He covered it later with mountains as stated in the above verse. Before the Day of Judgment Allah will demolish the mountain and the earth will be flattened again without any mountain. The following verses of the Quran were referred:
And when the earth is flattened out (Surah 84:3); They ask thee concerning the mountains: say, "My Lord will uproot them and scatter them as dust; "He will leave them as plains smooth and level (Surah 20:105-106) and the verse which states: One Day the earth and the mountains will be in violent commotion. And the mountains will be as a heap of sand poured out and flowing down. (Surah 73:14)
Misconceived contradiction over Surah 86:6-7 mentioning that semen emits from between back-bone and the ribs. 
He is created from a drop emitted, Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs: Surely (Allah) is able to bring him back (to life)! (Surah 86:6-8)
There is no contradiction with the verses that quoted: He is created from a drop/water emitted-proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs. The water first will flow into the throat and pressured downward all over the body. This can be just explained in common sense.
Misconceived contradiction the Quran 19:27-28 says that Mary was the sister of Aaron, whereas history shows they were born about 1300 years apart.
At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms). They said: "O Mary! Truly an amazing thing hast thou brought! "O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!" (Surah 19:27-28)
The Quran does not view the above verses as the Jews or the Christians view their Book where Mary and Aaron were then sister and brother of Moses. Sister in the above verse means Mary is the relative or descendant of Aaron instead of Moses. Moses and Aaron have the same mother but different father resulting in two family trees as stated in the Quran: And further their Prophet said to them: "A Sign of his authority is that there shall come to you the Ark of the covenant, with (an assurance) therein of security from your Lord, and the relics left by the family of Moses and the family of Aaron, carried by angels. In this is a symbol for you if ye indeed have faith." (Surah 2:248).
The Quran is showing Mary was a descendant of Aaron instead of Moses.
Misconceived contradiction that the Quran at Surah 28:8 says that pharaoh and Haman were living at the same time and place whereas history clearly shows that they were born about 1000 years apart and pharaoh lived in Egypt and Haman lived in Shushan city in Persia.
History can pick the same name to provide the contradiction but it is not a contradiction in the Quran as Moses, Pharaoh and Haman were all contemporary and their story is the truth from Allah as the Quran is the truth from Allah as stated: We rehearse to thee some of the story of Moses and Pharaoh in Truth, for people who believe. (Surah 28:3)
Those who claimed the Quran is full of contradictions did not read the Quran in detailed had they done so they would realized that the Quran is the Book from God and He will protect it from any crookedness and this is the reason these kind of verses were inspired to the Prophet as a challenge to the disbelievers:
It is a Qur'an in Arabic, without any crookedness (therein): in order that they may guard against Evil. (Surah 39:28)
Do they not consider the Qur'an (with care)? Had it been from other Than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy. (Surah 4:82)
This Qur'an is not such as can be produced by other than Allah; on the contrary it is a confirmation of (revelations) that went before it, and a fuller explanation of the Book - wherein there is no doubt - from the Lord of the worlds. (Surah 10:37)