Three Big Lies Regarding the Compilation of Quran

If one consults traditional sources, e.g. Hadith, regarding the compilation of the Quran, the typical narrative is that: The Quran was revealed in seven modes (ahruf) and various styles of recitation (qira'at) Muhammad was illiterate and therefore had others write the Quran for him The Quran was not compiled in its final form until after … Continue reading Three Big Lies Regarding the Compilation of Quran

22:40 Monasteris, Churches, Synagogues

Dr. Rashad Khalifa provided the following translation for verse 40 of Sura 22, Pilgrimage (Al-Hajj / الحج ) of the Quran. [22:40] They were evicted from their homes unjustly, for no reason other than saying, "Our Lord is GOD." If it were not for GOD's supporting of some people against others, monasteries, churches, synagogues, and masjids—where … Continue reading 22:40 Monasteris, Churches, Synagogues

Backbiting Idiom

In Classical Arabic poetry, there is a poem from Hassan ibn Thabit that states: حَصَانٌ رَزَانٌ مَا تُزَنُّ بِرِيبَةٍ وَتُصْبِحُ غَرْثَى مِنْ لُحُومِ الْغَوَافِلِ Here is the word by word translation of this expression. ArabicTranslationحَصَانٌA chaste [woman],رَزَانٌrespectfulمَاnotتُزَنُّshe conceives a suspicionبِرِيبَةٍin doubt / suspicion / evil thoughtوَتُصْبِحُand [she] becomesغَرْثَى[she] hungersمِنْforلُحُومِ(the) fleshالْغَوَافِلِthe unaware [women] Put another way: … Continue reading Backbiting Idiom

How Hadith and Sunnism Destroyed Islam and Rationality

There was a time when the followers of the Quran were leading the world in science, technology, philosophy, and education. This period is referred to as the Islamic Golden Age, and took place in Baghdad which was the world's largest city at the time. This period began during the reign of the Abbasid Khalifa Harun al-Rashid (r. 786–809 CE) with … Continue reading How Hadith and Sunnism Destroyed Islam and Rationality

Does the Hadith Claim Muhammad was the final messenger?

Nowhere in the Quran does it claim that Muhammad was the final messenger (rasool). The Quran only confirms that Muhammad was the final prophet (nabi). [33:40] Muhammad was not the father of any man among you. He was a messenger of GOD and the final prophet. GOD is fully aware of all things. (٤٠) مَا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ … Continue reading Does the Hadith Claim Muhammad was the final messenger?

False Prophets After Muhammad in 7th Century Arabia

Historically, towards the end of the life of the prophet and predominately after the prophet's death in the year 632 AD (11 AH), numerous individuals proclaimed themselves be the prophet of God and coalesced their group of followers. This led to the Ridda Wars (Apostasy Wars). These were a series of military campaigns launched by … Continue reading False Prophets After Muhammad in 7th Century Arabia