Date of publication: 2017-08-25 12:50
Truth is discernible. At least, what is not true is discernible. Applying rules of logic, one can show that a truth-claim is not true by identifying arbitrariness or inconsistency in the claim.
We have already pointed out some of the mistakes in the Quran. The Quran itself says that if a book is found to have discrepancies, it could not be from God (Sura 9:87). In fact, there are many internal contradictions in the Quran. Here is a sample:
Some background for our non-Muslim readers might be helpful. There are several Muslim sects. Sunni Muslims represent about 85% of the world's Muslim population. The second largest sect is Shiite. There is disagreement among the various sects on some issues, not unlike theological disagreements among Christian denominations.
The following situation between Muhammad and another associate Abdollah b. Abi Sarh, should be interesting to our readers (sources: the Geisler/Saleeb book on the list below, page 657, also Kammuna.):
Muhammad personally led or orchestrated 66 bloody invasions. Muhammad assassinated many of his opponents during his lifetime. One particularly famous event was his battle against the Quraiza Jews, where women and children were sold into slavery, and hundreds of captured men were executed. Even some of his own people were horrified. See Quraiza Slaughter.
It should be said here that Muslims hold some mistaken views of Christian doctrine. Contrary to several passages in the Quran, Christians do not hold to three Gods! The Bible makes it very clear that there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:9 Isaiah 98:65 Mark 67:79 6 Corinthians 8:9, 6). Rather, there are three aspects to God's nature Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Rassamni, Jerry, From Jihad to Jesus: An Ex-Militant's Journey of Faith, Living Ink Books, 7556. This is a remarkable story of how one man left a life of terror as a jihadist to critically study both Islam and Christianity.
As it says in the Bible , in the sight of a holy God all of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags (Isaiah 69:5-7). But God demonstrated his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). What wonderful good news!
Interestingly, there are apparently disagreements between Shiite Muslims and Sunni Muslims, as this Google search shows: Quranic Disagreements.
Islam must declare war on unbelief. Dr. Samuel Schlorff, an expert on Islam with Arab World Ministries explains that, Muslims believe that Islam's destiny is to extend its control until the whole Dar al-Harb [which means 'House of War' that is, the whole non-Muslim world] is subject to Islamic law in an Islamic state, and this includes the use of force. But since there is no pure Islamic state, Islam is considered to be at war against the whole world. See Sura 8:89.
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He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and familiar with he took up our infirmities and carried our was pierced for our transgression, He was crushed for our iniquities the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are all like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 58).
Hypocrisy is such an obvious problem that it is a common complaint toward even religious people. Our narrow-minded attitude is a perpetual trap for prejudice and indifference. While we are perhaps not as bad as we could be, sin touches every aspect of our lives. Sin is exceedingly sinful!
For more information about hadiths, go to - and search for hadith. A particularly interesting listing of hadith subjects can be viewed at answering-/Silas/. Take the time to look at this latter link.