(01-22-2016, 05:22 PM)damien50 Wrote:
I would've messaged just one of you but I like it when all the Muslims get in one thread lol.
Anyway, I know how you all love the Qur'an and such but why and how?
I'd appreciate if we could refrain from Christianity as my attempt is to learn from you(the Muslim community), how and why you maintain such fervor. it's difficult to say the least that you encounter a Christian that loves the book and everything within it, let alone believes it wholly and completely.
I'm aware of all the translations that the bible has, but I'm trying to view from the Muslim perspective, how you can even teach and instill that burning love into another and just whole heartedly believe the book laid out in front of you.
Once again let's keep this respectful towards the Christian faith please, I respect you all, I just want the same even if you don't believe my religion.
In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Peace be on those who follow true guidance.
May Almighty God guide you Damien, you used some really beautiful descriptions about how Muslims are with respect to the Glorious Quran. God Willing, I may offer some insight as to why and how we Muslims whole heartedly believe the Quran: Why and how we love the book fervently and everything within it, and why and how we believe it wholly and completely.
Our hearts are attached to the Quran- it is the Rope of Almighty God. He says: And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. (Quran 3:103). The Quran is in accordance with our natural inclination to acknowledge that The God (Allah) is the only true God worthy of being worshiped.
Islam teaches that every child is born - not in a state of original sin - but with a pure and natural disposition (al-fitrah) to live a life in complete submission to the Creator of all that exists. (this way of life is called 'Islam') Everyone is born to be Muslim (one who submits to the Creator, Almighty God), but it is our parents, upbringing, society, etc... that lead us to follow whatever path we end up on - whether the path of Judaism or Christianity or any other religious or irreligious identity.
The Quran is the Speech of Almighty God; not inspired words of men. One of the first comments I read on VC's articles was from a born again Christian lady who said that she and her friend were reading the Quran and that it was different than any other book she had read - she said, "it makes you listen to it." I was really touched by her words and I knew exactly what she meant - it speaks to your heart.
There are no errors or contradictions in the Quran. Allah says: Then do they not reflect upon the Qur'an? If it had been from [any] other than Allah , they would have found within it much contradiction. (Quran 4:82) It's eloquence is unmatched and every statement it contains is a clear sign pointing to God's Oneness and His right to be worshiped alone.
To this very day the Quran is memorized and recited in the same language as it was revealed over 1400 years ago - by native Arabic speakers and millions of Muslims who don't speak Arabic except for when reciting Quran. That is because since it is Almighty God's final revelation sent to all of humanity, He promised to preserve it. Allaah says: Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur'an and indeed, We will be its guardian. (Quran 15:9) IF you asked a Muslim in Canada to recite 2:255 and a Muslim in Russia or any other country to recite the same verse, they all would recite it the same way. and that goes for all 114 chapters, 6600+ verses of the Quran.
I could say so much more yet I could never do it justice - The Quran is the everlasting miracle - truly magnificent and amazing. There is no book like it nor will there ever be.
You may say you are certain and strong in your current beliefs, but can you say the same about the Bible what I just said about the Quran? The reason we Muslims are so attached to the Quran is because it is 100% from God.
Damien, if you truly love God, then you owe it to yourself to read an interpretation of the meanings of the Quran in English or your native tongue - and to do so with a pure, open heart asking your Lord - Almighty God - to guide you to what is best for you in this life and the Afterlife. Allah says: Say, [O Muhammad], "If you should love Allah , then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful." (Quran 3:31)
Thanks for your sincere question and all the best to you.