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Corruption of the Torah:

A while ago, a Muslim brother forwarded a message he found on a
Jewish net which attempted to prove the corruption of the Qur'an.
The post attempted to show that Muslims are command in the
Qur'an to kill all non-Muslims and FORCE them into Islam. A
knowledgeable scholar of Islam, one who knows the context within
which each verse was revealed would be able to refute these claims
quite simply, however, I have decided that it is necessary to provide
Muslims with the weapons they need to counter such attacks in order
to not allow them to force us to always be on the defensive. But
rather, be able to effectively launch an effective devastating
OFFENSIVE strike at them as well when they try such games.
First, a word of caution: The information I am about to provide is to
be used to respond to them RESPECTFULLY and CALMLY. A
person possessing the truth does not need arrogance. Allah has
placed us on this earth to guide mankind to His deen. This includes the
Jews. We should wish for them the same guidance we wish for
ourselves. We should not be so quick to call for death and
destruction until all avenues of dawa and calm rational reasoning have
been exhausted.

Allah (SWT) says: "And argue not with the people of the book unless
it be in (a way) which is better (than mere arguing), except with such
of them that do wrong, and say (to them): 'We believe in that which
had been revealed to us and revealed to you, and our God and your
God is One, and to Him we have submitted (as Muslims)" Al-
Ankaboot(29):46.

The "people of the Book" includes Jews. Remember that. Even
though Allah (SWT) has told us of the hatred they hide in their
hearts, He has not command us to hate and kill every single Jew we
meet simply because he is a Jew. We are better than that. We serve a
higher purpose. For this reason, I am going to provide a very
devastating argument against them in order to assist them in seeing
the corruption of their forefathers and see how their God is even yet
trying to save them and guide them to Islam. I cannot emphasize this
point enough, please be respectful and receptive. Be willing to take
abuse and respond with kindness. If one of them were to be guided, it
will be to your benefit. It will take some time for you to read and
digest the following proof, but once you have done so, no Jew will
(inshallah, of course) ever be able to respond to you. If any Jew reads this, please think carefully about the proof that is provided.

Now the proof:
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Did mankind tamper with the Old Testament?:
"And because of their breaking their covenant, We have cursed them
and made hard their hearts. They change words from their places and
have abandoned a good part of the message that was sent to them.
And you will not cease to discover deceit in them, except a few of
them. But forgive them and overlook(their misdeed). Verily! Allah
loves the kindly". The Qur'an, Al-Maidah(5):13.

"O Messenger!(Mohammad) Do no be grieved by those who vie with
one another in the race to disbelief, of such as say with their mouths:
"We believe" but their hearts believe not, and of the Jews: of them are
those who listen eagerly to lies -listener to others who have not come
to you. They change the words from their places; they say: If you are
given this then take it, but if you are not given this then beware! He
whom Allah dooms unto sin, you (by your efforts) will avail him
naught against Allah. Those are they for whom the will of Allah is that
He cleanse not their hearts; for them there is a disgrace in this world,
and in the Hereafter a great torment". The Qur'an, Al-Maidah(5):41.
The Jews have, from one generation to another, handed down their
Old Testament, as the faultless words of Moses (pbuh) and the
prophets. The "Old testament" is made up of the "Torah" (Tawrat),
(which is also called "the Pentateuch"), and the "books of the
prophets".


The "Torah" consists of the first five books of the Old Testament.
They are believed by the Jews to have been written by Moses (pbuh).
These five books are: "Genesis", "Exodus", "Leviticus", "Numbers",
and "Deuteronomy". After the Christians decided to incorporate the
Old Testament into their Bible, they began to study these books in
great detail..

For countless ages, the only book of history available to Christians
and Jews was the Old Testament. When someone wanted to know
what happened in the past, they would go back and study the Old
Testament to find the answer. New theories about history literally
lived and died by their conformance to what the Old Testament
taught. Then the discrepancies began to be noticed.

Once mankind began to study the OT in detail, comparing the various
passages which referred to the same topic in order to obtain as much
detail as possible, they began to notice conflicting accounts of many
matters as well as other problems. For instance, in the eleventh
century, it was noticed that the list of Edomite kings in Genesis 36
names kings who lived long after Moses was dead. Then people
began to notice such statements as "to this day" something is true,
which implies that the author was looking back at these matters
through history and has seen that they have endured.

After this, it was noticed that in the beginning verses of the OT
manuscripts, Deuteronomy says: "These are the words that Moses
spoke to the children of Israel across the Jordan...". They noticed
that the words "across the Jordan" refers to people who are on the
opposite side of the Jordan river to the author. But the alleged
author, Moses himself, was never supposed to have been in Israel in
his life.

It was also noticed that Moses speaks in detail in Deuteronomy 34:5-
10 about how he died and where he was buried. Moses also calls
himself the most humble man on earth in Numbers 12:3 (would the
most humble man on earth call himself the most humble man on
earth?). In Deuteronomy 34:10 we read "And there arose not a
prophet since in Israel like unto Moses". This also implies that the
author was looking back at Moses through history a long time after
Moses's death. Now the flood gates were opened and countless other
discrepancies began to show up.

In the beginning, it was claimed that Moses wrote the Pentateuch
(Five "books of Moses") and anyone contesting this fact would be
severely punished or worse. However, when these matters started to
become well known, it became necessary to find explanations. For
example, the first explanation presented for the verses referring to the
death of Moses was that Moses (pbuh) had written his books, but that
later prophets, as well as "inspired" scribes (who could also be
considered prophets), had later on added on a couple of lines here and
there. In this manner the text remained 100% the "inspiration" of
God. This explanation, however, did not stand up to scrutiny because
the style and literary characteristics of the verses are the same
throughout. For instance, the verses which describe the death and
burial of Moses exhibit the same literary characteristics as the verses
before and after them. Thus, they must have been written by the same
person.

The Doublets:
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After this, the trend became to explain any and all discrepancies
through abstractism and elaborate interpretations, or through the
introduction of additional narrative details that did not appear in the
biblical text. Around this time, a startling new discovery was made.
It was noticed that the stories in the five books of Moses were made
up of doublets. A doublet is a case of one story being told twice.
Even in the English translation of the Bible, the doublets are
noticeable. These doublets have been masterfully intertwined so that
they become one narrative.

For example, there are doublets of the creation of the world, the
covenant between God and Abraham, the naming of Isaac, Abraham's
claim that his wife Sarah was his sister, the story of Jacob's journey to
Mesopotamia, Jacob's revelation at Beth-El,.......and on and on. In
many cases these doublets actually contradict one another. The
apologists once again jumped up with an explanation in hand. They
claimed that the doublets were complementary and not contradictive.
It was claimed that they came to teach us a lesson by their "apparent"
contradiction. However, this claim did not hold water for long. The
reason is that not long after, it was discovered that when the doublets
were separated into two separate accounts, each account was almost
always consistent about the name of the deity that it used. One would
always refer to God as Yahweh/Jehovah. This document was called
"J". The other always referred to Him as Elohim(God). It was called
"E". There were various other literary characteristics which were
then found to be common to one group or the other. It became
obvious that someone had taken two separate accounts of the ministry
of Moses (pbuh), cut them up, and then woven them together quite
masterfully so that their actions would not be discovered until
countless centuries later.

Once this startling discovery was made, the Old Testament was once
again placed under the scrutiny of scholars and it was discovered that
the Pentateuch was not made up of two major source documents but
FOUR. It was discovered that some stories were not only doublets,
but triplets. Additional literary characteristics were identified for
these documents. The third source was called P (for Priestly), and the
fourth D (for Deuteronomy). In the end it was concluded that the
first four "books of Moses" were the result of the merging of three
separate accounts which were called J, E, and P, and the book of
Deuteronomy was found to be a separate account which was called
D. The person (or persons) who collected and intertwined these
sources was called "The Redactor". Let us have a look at an example
of these doublets from Genesis 6:5 to 8:22. The Jehovah(J) text is in
regular type, THE PRIESTLY(P) IN CAPITALS:

Genesis 6:
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Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in
the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was
only evil continually.
Genesis 6:6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the
earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Genesis 6:7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have
created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the
creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have
made them.
Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Genesis 6:9 THESE ARE THE GENERATIONS OF NOAH:
NOAH WAS A JUST MAN AND PERFECT IN HIS
GENERATIONS, AND NOAH WALKED WITH GOD.
Genesis 6:10 AND NOAH BEGAT THREE SONS, SHEM, HAM,
AND JAPHETH.
Genesis 6:11 THE EARTH ALSO WAS CORRUPT BEFORE
GOD, AND THE EARTH WAS FILLED WITH VIOLENCE.
Genesis 6:12 AND GOD LOOKED UPON THE EARTH, AND,
BEHOLD, IT WAS CORRUPT; FOR ALL FLESH HAD
CORRUPTED HIS WAY UPON THE EARTH.
Genesis 6:13 AND GOD SAID UNTO NOAH, THE END OF ALL
FLESH IS COME BEFORE ME; FOR THE EARTH IS FILLED
WITH VIOLENCE THROUGH THEM; AND, BEHOLD, I WILL
DESTROY THEM WITH THE EARTH.
Genesis 6:14 MAKE THEE AN ARK OF GOPHER WOOD;
ROOMS SHALT THOU MAKE IN THE ARK, AND SHALT
PITCH IT WITHIN AND WITHOUT WITH PITCH.
Genesis 6:15 AND THIS IS THE FASHION WHICH THOU
SHALT MAKE IT OF: THE LENGTH OF THE ARK SHALL BE
THREE HUNDRED CUBITS, THE BREADTH OF IT FIFTY
CUBITS, AND THE HEIGHT OF IT THIRTY CUBITS.
Genesis 6:16 A WINDOW SHALT THOU MAKE TO THE ARK,
AND IN A CUBIT SHALT THOU FINISH IT ABOVE; AND THE
DOOR OF THE ARK SHALT THOU SET IN THE SIDE
THEREOF; WITH LOWER, SECOND, AND THIRD STORIES
SHALT THOU MAKE IT.
Genesis 6:17 AND, BEHOLD, I, EVEN I, DO BRING A FLOOD
OF WATERS UPON THE EARTH, TO DESTROY ALL FLESH,
WHEREIN IS THE BREATH OF LIFE, FROM UNDER HEAVEN;
AND EVERY THING THAT IS IN THE EARTH SHALL DIE.
Genesis 6:18 BUT WITH THEE WILL I ESTABLISH MY
COVENANT; AND THOU SHALT COME INTO THE ARK,
THOU, AND THY SONS, AND THY WIFE, AND THY SONS'
WIVES WITH THEE.
Genesis 6:19 AND OF EVERY LIVING THING OF ALL FLESH,
TWO OF EVERY SORT SHALT THOU BRING INTO THE ARK,
TO KEEP THEM ALIVE WITH THEE; THEY SHALL BE MALE
AND FEMALE.
Genesis 6:20 OF FOWLS AFTER THEIR KIND, AND OF
CATTLE AFTER THEIR KIND, OF EVERY CREEPING THING
OF THE EARTH AFTER HIS KIND, TWO OF EVERY SORT
SHALL COME UNTO THEE, TO KEEP THEM ALIVE.
Genesis 6:21 AND TAKE THOU UNTO THEE OF ALL FOOD
THAT IS EATEN, AND THOU SHALT GATHER IT TO THEE;
AND IT SHALL BE FOR FOOD FOR THEE, AND FOR THEM.
Genesis 6:22 THUS DID NOAH; ACCORDING TO ALL THAT
GOD COMMANDED HIM, SO DID HE.

Genesis 7:
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Genesis 7:1 And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy
house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this
generation.
Genesis 7:2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens,
the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the
male and his female.
Genesis 7:3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the
female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
Genesis 7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the
earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I
have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
Genesis 7:5 And Noah did according unto all that the Lord
commanded him.
Genesis 7:6 AND NOAH WAS SIX HUNDRED YEARS OLD
WHEN THE FLOOD OF WATERS WAS UPON THE EARTH.
Genesis 7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his
sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
Genesis 7:8 OF CLEAN BEASTS, AND OF BEASTS THAT ARE
NOT CLEAN, AND OF FOWLS, AND OF EVERY THING THAT
CREEPETH UPON THE EARTH,
Genesis 7:9 THERE WENT IN TWO AND TWO UNTO NOAH
INTO THE ARK, THE MALE AND THE FEMALE, AS GOD
HAD COMMANDED NOAH.
Genesis 7:10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of
the flood were upon the earth.
Genesis 7:11 IN THE SIX HUNDREDTH YEAR OF NOAH'S
LIFE, IN THE SECOND MONTH, THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF
THE MONTH, THE SAME DAY WERE ALL THE FOUNTAINS
OF THE GREAT DEEP BROKEN UP, AND THE WINDOWS OF
HEAVEN WERE OPENED.
Genesis 7:12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty
nights.
Genesis 7:13 IN THE SELFSAME DAY ENTERED NOAH, AND
SHEM, AND HAM, AND JAPHETH, THE SONS OF NOAH, AND
NOAH'S WIFE, AND THE THREE WIVES OF HIS SONS WITH
THEM, INTO THE ARK;
Genesis 7:14 THEY, AND EVERY BEAST AFTER HIS KIND,
AND ALL THE CATTLE AFTER THEIR KIND, AND EVERY
CREEPING THING THAT CREEPETH UPON THE EARTH
AFTER HIS KIND, AND EVERY FOWL AFTER HIS KIND,
EVERY BIRD OF EVERY SORT.
Genesis 7:15 AND THEY WENT IN UNTO NOAH INTO THE
ARK, TWO AND TWO OF ALL FLESH, WHEREIN IS THE
BREATH OF LIFE.
Genesis 7:16 AND THEY THAT WENT IN, WENT IN MALE
AND FEMALE OF ALL FLESH, AS GOD HAD COMMANDED
HIM: and the Lord shut him in.
Genesis 7:17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the
waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the
earth.
Genesis 7:18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly
upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
Genesis 7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth;
and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were
covered.
Genesis 7:20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the
mountains were covered.
Genesis 7:21 AND ALL FLESH DIED THAT MOVED UPON
THE EARTH, BOTH OF FOWL, AND OF CATTLE, AND OF
BEAST, AND OF EVERY CREEPING THING THAT CREEPETH
UPON THE EARTH, AND EVERY MAN:
Genesis 7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that
was in the dry land, died.
Genesis 7:23 And every living substance was destroyed which was
upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping
things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the
earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in
the ark.
Genesis 7:24 AND THE WATERS PREVAILED UPON THE
EARTH AN HUNDRED AND FIFTY DAYS.

Genesis 8:
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Genesis 8:1 AND GOD REMEMBERED NOAH, AND EVERY
LIVING THING, AND ALL THE CATTLE THAT WAS WITH
HIM IN THE ARK: AND GOD MADE A WIND TO PASS OVER
THE EARTH, AND THE WATERS ASSWAGED;
Genesis 8:2 THE FOUNTAINS ALSO OF THE DEEP AND THE
WINDOWS OF HEAVEN WERE STOPPED, and the rain from
heaven was restrained;
Genesis 8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually:
AND AFTER THE END OF THE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DAYS
THE WATERS WERE ABATED.
Genesis 8:4 AND THE ARK RESTED IN THE SEVENTH
MONTH, ON THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF THE MONTH,
UPON THE MOUNTAINS OF ARARAT.
Genesis 8:5 AND THE WATERS DECREASED CONTINUALLY
UNTIL THE TENTH MONTH: IN THE TENTH MONTH, ON
THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH, WERE THE TOPS OF THE
MOUNTAINS SEEN.
Genesis 8:6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah
opened the window of the ark which he had made:
Genesis 8:7 AND HE SENT FORTH A RAVEN, WHICH WENT
FORTH TO AND FRO, UNTIL THE WATERS WERE DRIED UP
FROM OFF THE EARTH.
Genesis 8:8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters
were abated from off the face of the ground;
Genesis 8:9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and
she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of
the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled
her in unto him into the ark.
Genesis 8:10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent
forth the dove out of the ark;
Genesis 8:11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in
her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters
were abated from off the earth.
Genesis 8:12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the
dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
Genesis 8:13 AND IT CAME TO PASS IN THE SIX
HUNDREDTH AND FIRST YEAR, IN THE FIRST MONTH, THE
FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH, THE WATERS WERE DRIED UP
FROM OFF THE EARTH: and Noah removed the covering of the
ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.
Genesis 8:14 AND IN THE SECOND MONTH, ON THE SEVEN
AND TWENTIETH DAY OF THE MONTH, WAS THE EARTH
DRIED.
Genesis 8:15 AND GOD SPAKE UNTO NOAH, SAYING,
Genesis 8:16 GO FORTH OF THE ARK, THOU, AND THY WIFE,
AND THY SONS, AND THY SONS' WIVES WITH THEE.
Genesis 8:17 BRING FORTH WITH THEE EVERY LIVING
THING THAT IS WITH THEE, OF ALL FLESH, BOTH OF
FOWL, AND OF CATTLE, AND OF EVERY CREEPING THING
THAT CREEPETH UPON THE EARTH; THAT THEY MAY
BREED ABUNDANTLY IN THE EARTH, AND BE FRUITFUL,
AND MULTIPLY UPON THE EARTH.
Genesis 8:18 AND NOAH WENT FORTH, AND HIS SONS, AND
HIS WIFE, AND HIS SONS' WIVES WITH HIM:
Genesis 8:19 EVERY BEAST, EVERY CREEPING THING, AND
EVERY FOWL, AND WHATSOEVER CREEPETH UPON THE
EARTH, AFTER THEIR KINDS, WENT FORTH OUT OF THE
ARK.
Genesis 8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of
every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings
on the altar.
Genesis 8:21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said
in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake;
for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I
again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and
cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not
cease

Well known today:
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All of this has become so firmly established in accepted scientific fact
that even Grolier's encyclopedia (Academic American encyclopedia)
now readily admits it. Under the heading "Divisions of the Old
Testament" it states: "The Pentateuch is based on four principal
sources. The oldest, J, was perhaps written in Judah, the southern
kingdom, about 950 BC. Between 900 and 750, another version from
Israel, the northern kingdom, was woven in; this is called EPHRAIM
(E). In the 7th century BC, Deuteronomy, or most of it (D), was
compiled. About 550 BC, during the exile, the final edition of the
Torah added a priestly source (P), some parts of which are very old".
Mr. Richard Elliot Friedman is a professor on the faculty of the
University of California, San Diego. He earned his Doctorate in
Hebrew Bible at Harvard University. He is one of many scholars who
have attempted to critically study these "source" documents of the
"five books of Moses" in order to arrive at the identity of the authors,
the time period when each was written, the motives for writing each
narrative, and other information. In his book "Who wrote the Bible",
Prof. Friedman presents strong evidence that each "source document"
was written by a person or persons who, while on the face of it seem
to narrate the same stories, in actuality had distinctly different goals
they wished to achieve.

According to Mr. Friedman's research, each source emphasizes a
certain branch of the Jews, their nobility, birth right, and closeness to
God. Sometimes at the price of other branches of the Jews. For
instance, J was written by descendants of Judah, E came from
descendants of Israel, and P was written by a priest from the
descendants of Aaron. According to Mr. Friedman, the P (Priestly)
source seems to be particularly interested in priests, their lineage, their
being the only ones who are allowed to sacrifice to God, the
importance of sacrifice to God, and the surprising absence of all
stories wherein anyone not of their lineage made a sacrifice that was
accepted by God (for instance the sacrifice of the sons of Adam is
missing from this narrative). It also contains stories of how all those
who attempted to make sacrifices to God without the agency of an
Aaronid priest were killed by God.

The author goes on to show how in J and E we can find similar
emphasis on one tribe of the Jews over the other. For instance, on
pages 64-65 he shows how both the J and E documents attempt to
give the birthright of Jacob to their own forefathers. He also shows
how in the E version, Joseph is saved by his brother Ruben (the
firstborn of Israel), while in the J version it is Judah who saves him.
The author presents countless other proofs of these claims.

The JE texts emphasize the prophet (Moses). They depict Aaron as
having fashioned the golden calf. They also describe Aaron and his
sister Meriam as having criticized Moses and having been chastised by
God himself for this. They regularly have God saying "and Yahweh
said unto Moses....". The P document (written by Aaronid priests),
however, usually states: "and Yahweh said unto Moses and unto
Aaron.....". In this document, the staff Moses used to perform his
miracles is called "Aaron's staff". In the P document Aaron is also
named as the firstborn brother of Moses. Also, as mentioned
previously, in the P text no mention is made of any sacrifices to God
whatsoever until the last chapter of Exodus wherein we find the story
of Aaron's sacrifice when he was consecrated as high priest. After
that, all sacrifices are performed by Aaron and his sons. In other
words, the author of P gives no precedence for sacrifice for anyone
other than an Aaronid priest. There are even a couple of places in this
document which denigrate Moses (pbuh). They depicts Moses (pbuh)
as sinning and Aaron suffering for Moses's sin.

The rest of the books of the Jews:
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Well, what about the rest of the Old Testament?. Are the remaining
books of the Old Testament known to have been preserved from
change since the time of their first writing and truly to be the words of
the claimed authors?. No!. Once again, Groliers encyclopedia tells
us: ".....Joshua tells of a thorough conquest of Canaan, but Judges
contains traditions of the Hebrew tribes in the period before the
monarchy that reveal the conquest as partial. The books of Samuel
are about the founding of the monarchy under SAUL and David and
contain a magnificent early source for the life of David, probably
written about 961-22 BC. ALL THE ABOVE BOOKS HAVE BEEN
EXTENSIVELY EDITED BY WRITERS WHO SHARED THE
THEOLOGY OF THE D SOURCE".

There is much more which could be said about these matters,
however, we will leave it up to the interested student to obtain a copy
of Mr. Freidman's book and read his comments. Fourteen hundred
years ago, back when it was a blasphemy of the highest order
punishable by death to dare allege that the claimed authors of the
Bible were not the true authors, e.g. that Moses (pbuh) did not write
the "books of Moses", the Qur'an was sent down upon Mohammad
(pbuh) by God almighty with the claim that "the people of the Book"
(Jews and Christians) had changed the book of God. Mohammad
(pbuh) further claimed that he was sent with the true religion of God
which was sent down upon Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them
all). The Jews and Christians responded that Muslims were ignorant
savages who had concocted their own religion by copying Judaism
and Christianity, and only an insane person would ever make such
allegations. We invite the reader to judge for themselves who was
telling the truth.

The books of the Christians:
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Is all of this restricted to the Old Testament?. No!. Christian scholars
today call the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, the "Synoptic"
(One eyed) Gospels. This is because they all seem to have had access
to a common source document they were working from when they
wrote their Gospels. This source document is called 'Q'. Now they
are beginning to recognize that the alleged authors are not the true
authors (see chapters 3.1, and 3.2). Similarly, countless verses of the
Gospel of John, as well as other historical discrepancies, also go to
show that John did not write the Gospel of John. Some scholars are
now beginning to suspect that 'Q' may indeed be the Gospel of
Barnabas. It is much larger than the others, by all measures it is an
authentic Gospel (see chapter 11), and it contains all of the stories
contained in these three Gospels without the contradictions found
therein.

"Of the Jews are those change words from their places and say: "We
hear (your words O Mohammad) and disobey; hear you as one who
hears not" and "give us concession" with a twist of their tongues and
as a mockery of religion(Islam). But if only they had said: "We hear
and we obey" and "Do make us understand" it would have been better
for them and more upright. But Allah has cursed them for their
disbelief, so they believe not, except a few". The Qur'an, Al-
Nissa(4):46.

"Then woe to those who write the book (of God) with their own
hands and then say: 'This is from Allah', to traffic with it for a
miserable price. Woe to them for what their hands do write and for
the gain they make thereby" The holy Qur'an Al-Bakarah(2):79
A different approach:


Specific contradictions in the books of the Jews:
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The following are pairs of verses which contradict one another in
the books of the Jews:
2 Samuel 8:4(7 HUNDRED horsemen)
1 Chronicles 18:4(7 THOUSAND horsemen)

1 Chronicles 21:12(THREE years famine)
2 Samuel 24:13(SEVEN years famine)

Deuteronomy 2:19 & Deuteronomy 2:37(Moses deprived land of
Ammon)
Joshua 13:24-25(Moses gives land of Ammon as inheritance)

2 Samuel 24:9(800,000+500,000)
1 Chronicles 21:5(1,100,000+470,000)

2 Chronicles 36:9(EIGHT years, three months +10 days)
2 Kings 24:8 (EIGHTEEN years, three months)

2 Samuel 10:18(700, 40,000 HORSEMEN)
1 Chronicles 19:18(7000, 40,000 FOOTMEN)

1 Kings 7:26(TWO thousand baths)
2 Chronicles 4:5(THREE thousand baths)

2 Samuel 6:23(Michal had NO children)
2 Samuel 21:8(Michal had FIVE sons)

Genesis6:3(mankind shall not live past 120 years)
Genesis 11:10-32 (500,438,433,464,...etc.)

2 Chronicles 9:25(4,000 stalls)
1 Kings 4:26(40,000 stalls)

Isaiah 40:28 (God does not FAINT nor WEARY)
Exodus 31:17 (God RESTED, and was REFRESHED.)

Genisis 1: (God creates Plants, THEN animals, THEN man and
woman.)
Genesis 2: (God creates man, THEN plants, THEN animals, THEN
woman)

Ezekiel 45 and Ezekiel 46 (DOCTRINES of offerings and sacrifices)
Numbers 28 and Numbers 29 (CONTRADICTORY DOCTRINES of
offerings and sacrifices)

1 Chronicles 8:29-38 (One list of NAMES)
1 Chronicles 9:35-44 (A CONTRADICTORY list of NAMES)

2 Samuel 5 and 2 Samuel 6 (David brought the ark AFTER fighting
the Philistines)
1 Samuel 13 and 1 Samuel 14 (David brought the ark BEFORE
fighting the Philistines)

Genesis 6:19-20 (Noah was to bring onto the ark "of EVERY living
thing of all flesh, TWO of EVERY sort shalt thou bring into the ark,
to keep them alive ....male and female....of fowls....of cattle....of every
creeping thing of the earth...").
Genesis 7:2-3 (Noah was to bring onto the ark "Of every CLEAN
beast thou shalt take to thee by SEVENS, the male and his female:
and of beasts that are NOT CLEAN by TWO, the male and his
female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the
female...").

2 Samuel 8:1 ("David took METHEGAMMAH out of the hand of
the Philistines").
1 Chronicles 18:1 ("David...took GATH and her towns out of the
hand of the Philistines").

2 Samuel 8:8 ("And from BETAH, and from BEROTHAI, cities of
Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass").
1 Chronicles 18:8 ("Likewise from TIBHATH, and from CHUN,
cities of Hadarezer, brought David very much brass").

2 Samuel 8:10 ("Then Toi sent JORAM his son unto king David")
1 Chronicles 18:10 ("He sent HADORAM his son to king David")

2 Samuel 8:12 ("Of SYRIA, and of Moab, and of the children of
Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek").
1 Chronicles 18:11 ("from EDOM, and from Moab, and from the
children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.)

2 Samuel 8:13 ("And David gat him a name when he returned from
smiting of the SYRIANS in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand
men").
1 Chronicles 18:13 ("And he put garrisons in EDOM; and all the
EDOMITES became David's servants").

1 Kings 15:33-16:6 ("In the THIRD year of Asa king of Judah began
Baasha the son Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, TWENTY
FOUR years..... So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was BURIED
in Tirzah"). 3+24=27.
2 Chronicles 16:1 ("In the THIRTY SIXTH year of the reign of Asa,
Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah"). But he died in the
twenty seventh year!. Was he resurected?. So how did he invade
Judah 10 years after his death?.

Ezra 2:6 (2812)
Nehemiah 7:11 (2818)

Ezra 2:8 (945)
Nehemiah 7:13 (845)

Ezra 2:12 (1222)
Nehemiah 7:17 (2322)

Ezra 2:15 (454)
Nehemiah 7:20 (655)

Ezra 2:19 (223)
Nehemiah 7:22 (328)

Ezra 2:28 (223)
Nehemiah 7:32 (123)

And there are many money!!!

there is no doubt that the Bible-both OT and NT- is not accurate-and certainly not true- when it comes to historical facts, but what makes the Quran immune? there were several versions of the Quran (abdullah bin masoud,Ayisha,Hifsa,Fatima, etc.) all of them were destroyd and only one copy was kept when the 4th Khalif decided his version was the corrct one. Writing the Quran itself did not start until a late period after the death of the prophet, many people who memorized the verses were killed during battles,this was what led to the decision of writing down the Quran in the first place. how do you know that ALL the verses were recorded? how do you know that the EXACT WORDS were recorded?.

i think one is very logical when it comes to critisizing other beilef systems, yet one tends to ignore the fallacies of his own

please forgive my grammer since english is not my first language.

Peace Apprentice,

In the name of Allah Most Beneficent Most Merciful. All praise is for Allah the Exalted and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon His Messenger Muhammad and his family and companions and all those who follow them and their way until the Day of Resurrection. And we bear witness that there is NO God worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammed is the last and final Messenger of God!

Allah (SWT) challenges those who claim that the Qur'an has been written by man or the Prophet, Muhammed (peace be upon him),

"Do they not then consider the Qur’an carefully? Had it been from other than
Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradiction." [Surah 4:82]

God created man for a noble purpose: to worship Him and lead a righteous life based on His commands and guidance to mankind. Mankind learned this by God sending Messengers with clear and practical instructions of the meaning of life and how to worship God properly. God also revealed to these Prophets and Messengers knowledge about what will happen after death and the rewards and punishments for one’s actions.

These Prophets and Messengers convey the same prevailing message which is
entrusted to them by God. They proclaimed:

"…Oh my people! Worship God! (i.e., without associating anything with Him) You have no other god but Him. [Qur'an: 7:65]

God sent a Prophet and/or Messenger to every nation throughout the history of
mankind.

"And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a messenger
(proclaiming): Worship Allah (Alone) and avoid (or keep away from) all false
deities" [Qur'an: 16:36]

Some of them we have been informed of and others we have not. These Prophets and Messengers include, but not limited to: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, Lot, David, Solomon, Elias, Elisha, Hood, Thul-Kifi, Enoch, Jonah, Job Shu’aib, Saalih, Ezra, Zachariyyah, John, Jesus , Muhammad and others peace and blessings be upon them all.

Some of them were sent with Books while others were not.

Some of the books that we were informed of are the Scriptures of Abraham, the Torah of Moses, the Zaboor of Dawood, and the Injeel which was revealed to Jesus. All of these scriptures contained the same basic message from God to mankind.

Each Prophet brought specific instructions from God addressed to a particular people for certain times in history and particular circumstances although the essential message remained the same.

A few examples of this would be the fact that Moses' contemporaries were excellent in magic. So his major miracle was to defeat the best magicians of his days. Jesus'
contemporaries were recognized as skillful physicians. Therefore, his miracles were to raise the dead and cure the incurable diseases. The Arabs, the contemporaries of the Muhammad, were known for their eloquence and magnificent poetry. So Muhammad's
(Peace and Blessings be upon him) major miracle was the Qur’an, the equivalent of which the whole legion of the Arab poets and orators could not produce despite the repeated challenge from the Qur’an itself.

However, the beauty and power of Muhammad’s (Peace and Blessings be upon him) major miracle is that it removes the constraints of place and time. It is the permanent miracle for all generations to see.

Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) is the final Messenger and that his Prophethood is also not limited to time and place, and is for all peoples (after the advent of his Prophethood) in all times until the Day of Judgement.

Now, many who would agree with everything we have stated above may reject this about Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) his Messengership and the scripture with which he was sent. (The Qur’an)

It is our objective here to prove without a shadow of a doubt that the Qur’an is in fact from God Himself and by extension that Muhammad is in fact a Messenger of God. For we cannot accept the Message and reject the Messenger, or vice versa. Both must be accept or both must be rejected.

We can basically divide the groups of opinions on the Qur’an into three groups:

-Those who say that Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) himself
wrote the Qur’an

- Those who say that the Qur’an was written by someone else and taught to
Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him)or that it was written by a human

- Those who believe that the Qur’an is the pure word of God having no human
author

Based on our arguments above, we can logically conclude tha t if the Qur’an was written by Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) or some other man (or group of men) then it is correct to reject the man and his message. However, if it is proven that the Qur’an is indeed from God, then it is necessary for us to believe in it, follow it and accept Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) as a true Messenger of God.

We ask you, dear read, to reflect on the evidences will provide you with and may Allah (SWT) guide you to the truth.

First Claim:
Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) wrote the Qur’an.

Those who claim that the Qur’an was written by Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) have given him a different motive for doing so and can basically be divided into the following groups:

-For Material Gain/ Power and Glory
- To Unite the Arabs or to morally reform them
- Epileptic Seizures or Self-Delusions

With Muhammad being perhaps the most well documented man in human history, we can easily examine these claims and compare them to his life.

Firstly, the claim that Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) wrote the Qur’an is not new. His own people made this claim. In response, to this claim, God revealed the following:

Say: "It is not for me to change it on my own accord; I only follow that which is revealed unto me. Verily, I fear if I were to disobey my Lord, the torment of the Great Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection)." Say: "If Allah had so willed, I should not have recited it to you nor would He have made it known to you. Verily, I have stayed amongst you a life time before this. Have you then no sense?" [Qur’an 10:15-16]

This verse is telling his critics to reflect on the fact that Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) lived amongst them from forty (40) years before reciting the Qur’an to them while never showing any signs of inclination to poetry and themselves
knowing that he was illiterate. If he could no t read or write, then where did these magnificent verses come from?

Also reflect on the fact that Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) is
commanded in the verses above to “Say” twice. This is a command to make a certain statement to the people. One can find this command “Say” 332 times throughout the Qur’an. In other places in the Qur’an he is ordered to “proclaim”, “Glorify Your Lord”,
“Prostrate Yourself” etc. So we ask is this how a man talks to himself or writes a book?

Also one must consider the fact that even before his Prophethood Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) was known amongst his people as “Al-Amin”, the trustworthy and the truthful. No one ever recorded a lie against him.

Many Western historians agree with this analysis:

"If a man like Muhammad were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness." George Bernard Shaw

"My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level."
--Michael H. Hart, THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORY, New
York: Hart Publishing Company, Inc ., 1978, p. 33

"He was Caesar and Pope in one; but he was Pope without Pope's pretensions, Caesar without the legions of Caesar: without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue; if ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by the
right divine, it was Mohammed, for he had all the power without its instruments and without its supports."
--Bosworth Smith, Mohammad and Mohammadanism, London, 1874, p. 92.

"Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational
dogmas, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?"
Lamartine, HISTOIRE DE LA TURQUIE, Paris, 1854, Vol. II, pp. 276 -277

"It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great Prophet of Arabia, who knows how he taught and how he lived, to feel anything but reverence for that mighty Prophet, one of the great messengers of the Supreme. And although in what
I put to you I shall say many things which may be familiar to many, yet I myself feel whenever I re-read them, a new way of admiration, a new sense of reverence for that mighty Arabian teacher."
Annie Besant, THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF MUHAMMAD, Madras,1932, p. 4.

"His readiness to undergo persecutions for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement - all argue his fundamental integrity. To suppose Muhammad an
impostor raises more problems than it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad."
W. Montgomery Watt, MOHAMMAD AT MECCA, Oxford, 1953, p. 52.

So, we ask you, dear reader, to reflect on the following:

Is it logical to believe that Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) who, until the age of forty and, as we mentioned earlier, was known to his people as al-Amin (The Trustworthy) and who is still admired even by Western scholars for his honesty and integrity, all of a sudden began to write a book that is unmatched in literary merit and
that has not be matched by legions of the Arab poets and orators of the highest caliber throughout history?

Is it reasonable to say that Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him), made a false claim and on that very falsehood trained thousands of individuals of outstanding
character, integrity, and honesty who were able to establish the best human society that the world has ever known?

Material Gain? Power and Glory?

Some claim that Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) wrote the Qur’an for some type of material gain or for power and glory. However, this claim is at odds with the historical evidence.
In fact, when one studies the history of Muhammad’s (Peace and Blessings be upon him) life, we find that he was actually materially more well off BEFORE claiming Prophethood than afterwards.

At twenty-five years old, Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) was married to the wealthy widow named Khadijah and lived a life of relative comfort.

However, after his call to Prophethood, his standard of living declined dramatically, sometimes going two months without cooking anything, surviving only on dates and water, because of the extreme hardships that he and his family endured after
proclaiming God’s message.

This would not be a temporary sacrifice, but a way of life for him until he died. At no time in his Prophethood did he ever live in a fancy palace, wear the finest clothes or enjoy the luxuries of this world. Even after the early Muslims became successful and started to make financial gains, Muhammad’s (Peace and Blessings be upon him) wives
complained about their living conditions and wondered why they had to continue to live so poorly when there was (seemingly) no need.

A revelation then came from God stating:

O Prophet! Say to your wives: If you desire the life of this world, and its glitter, Then come! I will make a provision for you and set you free (i.e., divorce) in a handsome manner But if you desire Allah and His Messenger, and the home of the Hereafter, then verily, Allah has prepared for the good doers amongst you an enormous reward. (i.e., Heaven)
[Qur’an 33:28-29]

One of Muhammad’s (Peace and Blessings be upon him) companions, describing his
room said:

“I noticed that the contents of his room comprised of only three pieces of tanned skin and a handful of barley in a corner. I looked but failed to find anything else. I began to cry. He (Muhammad, Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) said: “Why are you weeping”? I replied, ‘O’ Prophet of Allah! Why should I not cry? I can see the patterns of the mat imprinted on your body and I am also beholding all that you have in this room. O’ Prophet of Allah! Pray that Allah may grant ample provisions for us. The Persians and the Romans, who have no true faith and who do not worship Allah but they worship their Kings, live in gardens with streams flowing in their midst. But the
chosen Prophet and accepted slave of Allah should live in such dire poverty?!” The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon him) was resting against his pillow, but when he heard me talk like this, he sat up and said, ‘O’ Umar! Are you still in doubt about this matter? Ease and comfort in the hereafter are much better than ease and comfort in this world. The disbelievers are enjoying their share of the good things in this world, whereas the Believers have all such things in store for them in the next’ “ (Muslim)

Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) died poor and his deprivation of this world was self-imposed.

The most significant refutation to this claim that Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) was seeking wealth and power is the following story when the Chiefs of Makkah came to him trying to get him to stop preaching his message:

“O’ Muhammad, You are, as you know a noble from your tribe and your lineage assures you a place of honor. And now you have brought to your people a matter of grave concern, whereby you have split their community, declared their way of life to be foolish, spoken shamefully of their gods and religion and called their forefathers disbelievers. Listen to what I propose and see if any of it is acceptable to you. If it is wealth that you seek, we will gather our wealth and make you the richest amongst us. If you seek honor, we will make you our overlord and we will make no decision without your consent. If you seek Kingship, then we will make you our King. And if you can not get rid of this demon that appears to you, we will find you a physician and spend all our money until you are cured.”
Life of the Prophet Muhammad, Ibn Hishaam

When he finished, Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) had received
revelation which stated:

Haa Meem. A revelation from Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. A
Book whereof the Verses are explained in detail; A Qur'an in Arabic for people who know. Giving glad tidings and warning, but most of them turn away, so they don’t listen. And they say: "Our hearts are under coverings (screened) from that to which you invite us, and in our ears is deafness, and between us and you is a screen, so work you (on your way); verily, we are working (on our way). Say: "I am only a human being like you. It is inspired in me that your God is One, therefore take Straight Path to Him and obedience to Him, and seek forgiveness of Him. And woe to the polytheists. Those who give not the Zakât and they are disbelievers in the Hereafter. Truly, those who believe and do righteous good deeds, for them will be an endless reward that will never end" [Qur’an 41:1-8]

So had his aim been wealth and power, then he could have easily achieved his goal without going through the hardship and poverty he went throug h up until his death.

To Unite The Arabs?

The claim that Muhammad’s (Peace and Blessings be upon him) goal was to unite the Arabs is also difficult to defend when one looks into the life of Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) and his own statements against nationalism, tribalism etc.

Firstly, again, had this been his goal, he could have archived it when the Chiefs of Makkah offered him wealth and riches in exchange for him agreeing to stop preaching.

Secondly, the concept of nationalism does not exist in Islam. Islam made the bond of faith and truth and falsehood the most important basis for binding people together and not nationalism, tribe affiliation, race, or ethnicity.

Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) himself spoke out on numerous
occasions against this type of ideology stating:

"Let people stop boasting about their forefathers who have died, who are merely fuel for the Hell Fire; or they will certainly be more insignificant with Allah than the beetle which
rolls dung with its nose. Allah has removed from you the partisanship of the days of jaahiliyyah (refers to the Pre-Islamic days) and the boasting about one's forefathers. Indeed a person is either a pious Believer or a wretched sinner. All of mankind are the
children of Adam, and Adam was created from clay. [Related by Abu Dawood and at-Tirmithi]

Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) also said: "Indeed there is no
excellence for an Arab over a Non-Arab, nor a Non-Arab over an Arab, nor a white person over a black one, nor a black person over a white one, except through piety.” [Related by Ahmad]

The Qur’an is filled with the same message. One example of this is in the following verse:

"O’ mankind, we have created you from male and female and have made you into
nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Indeed the most noblest of
you with Allah is the one who has the most piety." [Surah al-Hujuraat 49:13]

The examples from both the Qur’an and the statements of Muhammad (Peace and
Blessings be upon him) are too numerous to mention them all but this should suffice to make the point.

Regardless of one’s color, nationality, or tribe, anyone who believes in the Islamic message is part of the brotherhood.

With the above being the case, the logical question beckons that had this been written by Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) as these people allege for the purpose of uniting the Arabs, then why would he have put the exact opposite message in this book? Indeed, from the story we quoted above, we can see that this Islamic message actually divided the Arabs into two distinct groups: Muslims and non-Muslim.

Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) also had companions that were from
different tribes and were other than Arab.

He had Epilepsy?

Other people who reject the Prophethood of Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) agree because of the historical evidence of Muhammad’s (Peace and Blessings be upon him) impeccable character and truthfulness that he would not have deliberately
fabricated the Qur’an and his Prophethood, so they allege for some reason that he either had epilepsy or was delusional and actually believed that he was a Prophet.

Firstly, again keeping in mind that Muhammad is perhaps history’s most well
documented man, there is absolutely no evidence from his life to support this claim, and all evidence suggests that Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) lived a normal and sane life all the way up to his death at the age of sixty (60). However in spite of that, we will nonetheless prove that this claim is false and malicious.

Secondly, even some Orientalists (non-Muslims who have achieved considerable status as authorities on Islam) themselves have rejected these claims of epilepsy as false and
ridiculous.

Daniel commenting on the claim of epilepsy said:

“…epilepsy as applied to the Prophet was the explanation of those who sought to amuse rather than to instruct”
Khalifa, Mohammad The Sublime Qu’ran and Orientalism p. 13

John Davenport said,

"This remark that Muhammad has suffered the atta cks of epilepsy is one of the false, awkward sayings of the Greeks by which they meant to stain the prestige of the propagator of a new religion, and turn the world of Christianity against his moral behavior and qualities." Udhri Taqsir, p.20

There are various types of epilepsy, the main ones being grand mal, petit mal and psychomotor.

Grand Mal includes generalized convulsions in which there is sudden unconsciousness with falling and shaking of the limbs. Sometimes the person screams just before the
seizure and it is followed by stiffening and halted respiration. Next come jerky moves and one can bite one’s tongue and the person experiences a headache. Afterwards, they have no recollection of what happened.

When Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) received revelation, it was
described like the ringing of a bell, while other times the Angel Gabriel came to him in the form of a man and delivered the message directly. When one compares grand mal to the description of Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) receiving
revelation, it is obvious that he did not suffer from grand mal.

Petit Mal involves momentary lapses of awareness and more than seventy percent
(70%) of patients have their first attack before the age of twenty. It involves no involuntary movements and can happen several times in a day without interruption of consciousness. This too, is in opposition to the description of Muhammad’s (Peace and
Blessings be upon him) receiving revelation.

Firstly, Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) was forty (40) years old when he began to receive revelation. And each time he received revelation, it was for several minutes – not moments.

Psychomotor seizures involve convulsions. They last only a few seconds are accompanied with screams and mumbles which do not make words and sentences, much less entire chapters of a book which are not only completely understandable, but of the highest eloquence.

Epilepsy takes control of one’s thoughts during seizures, yet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) was in complete control during the revelation and was able to recall the event in detail, unlike one who would have an epileptic seizure.

Beyond the above facts, one must ask how could Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) unconsciously know about previous nations? How could he unconsciously answer questions people asked him and be so correct? No one ever stood up to claim that they too are familiar with these stories.

How could he know about future events which would later come to pass? How could he have known that the Persians and Romans would go to war and who would win the war years in advance?

Therefore when the facts are examined, the epileptic seizures theories can not only be easily ruled out as absurd but we can only conclude that this claim is made out of outright maliciousness because the evidence is overwhelmingly against them.

Norman Daniel commenting on the slanders made against Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) said:

"All writers (referring to Western Writers) tended - more or less - to cling to fantastic tales about Islam and its Prophet... The use of false evidence to attack Islam was all but
universal."
Norman Daniel, Islam and the West, One world Publications 1993, p.267

Daniel also goes on to explain: "At the worst there was the assertion of the fantastic, and its repetition without discrimination; at the best there was the selection of only those facts that served the purpose of controversy."
ibid, p.268

Nonetheless, material gain; desire for power; desire to unify the Arabs and ever having had epilepsy are all easily ruled out when any unbiased reader one looks into the life of Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him)!

Second Claim:
Someone other than Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) wrote the
Qur’an:

Some people claim that Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) did not write the Qur’an, but actually either copied it from other sources or learned it from someone else or was written by someone else. Let us examine these claims separately.

Copied from Other Sources?

Amongst those who claim that Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) did not write the Qur’an but got it from other sources are those who claim that he simply copied either the Apocrypha (Some of the scriptures not included in the canon from the Council of Nicea in 325 CE that became known as the Bible, and later the “Catholic Version” of
the Bible) and/or the Bible itself.

The first problem with this argument is that Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) as we mentioned earlier was illiterate and could not copy what he could not read.

Please keep in mind what we stated earlier about Muhammad’s (Peace and Blessings be upon him) well known impeccable character and the fact that it was known that he was illiterate and that there is also no record of the pagan Arabs in Mecca accusing
Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) of not being illiterate.

Had he not been illiterate, as the Qur’an itself stated, would this have not been easy to prove during Muhammad’s lifetime by his enemies who were eager to discredit him?
This fact alone shows that it was common knowledge during his lifetime that he was indeed illiterate and no one questioned this.

Secondly, even if one were to assume, for argument’s sake, that he could read, then the first Arabic translation of what is known as the “Old Testament” was not produced until some two hundred (200) years after Muhammad’s (Peace and Blessings be upon him) death and the first Arabic translation of the “New Testament” did not appear until one
thousand years after his death.

Sidney Griffith, after extensive study, concludes that:

All one can say about the possibility of a pre-Islamic, Christian version of the Gospel in Arabic is that no sure sign of its actual existence has yet emerged. "The Gospel In Arabic: An Enquiry Into Its Appearance In The First Abbasid Century", Oriens Christianus, Volume 69, p. 166

Ernst Würthwein states in his book The Text Of The Old Testament that:

With the victory of Islam the use of Arabic spread widely, and for Jews and Christians in the conquered lands it became the language of daily life. This gave rise to the need of Arabic versions of the Bible, which need was met by a number of versions mainly
independent and concerned primarily for interpretation The Text Of The Old Testament, 1988, William B Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids,
Michigan, pp. 104.

So it is clear that no Arabic translations of the Bible or the Apocrypha existed during the
lifetime of Muhammad (Peace and Blessing be upon him)

Thirdly, the historical evidence suggests that there was no Christian or Jewish influence in the Hijaz (Inner part of the Arabian Peninsula) and particularly in Makkah where
Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) was born and raised.

Before the birth of Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) the Hijaz was for the most part ignored by the major empires of that time (The Persian and Roman) and left isolated with the exception of the time of when the Ethiopian King Abraha briefly tried
and failed to conquer Makkah during the year Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be
upon him) was born.

The New Catholic Encyclopedia states concerning the time of the Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) that:

The Hijaz [Arabian Peninsula] had not been touched by Christian preaching. Hence organization of the Christian church was neither to be expected nor found New Catholic Encyclopedia, Op.Cit, Vol. 1, pp. 721-722

There is a wealth of historical evidence to show similar evidence that there was no Christian influence in the Hijaz where Muhammad (Peace and Blessing be upon him) lived, so we must ask ourselves who then would have taught him the Bible and/or the
apocrypha (which were not even in Arabic) for him to later take from these sources, that he would have had to memorize, to later write the Qur’an?

The Hijaz was so isolated that four men from amongst the Makkans who were
searching for the true religion of Abraham had to leave Makkah in search of it. Waraqa Ibn Nawfal, was amongst them and returned as a Christian. We will discuss him more in detail below.

Fourthly, the Qur’an itself answers these claims that someone was teaching
Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) and at the same time points to the fact that the Arabic used in the Qur’an is pure.

And indeed We know that they (The Disbelievers) say: "It is only a human being who teaches him (Muhammad Peace and Blessings be upon him)." The tongue of the man they refer to is foreign, while this (the Qur'an) is a clear Arabic tongue. [Qur'an 16:103]

The Qur’an also says referring to Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him),

"Neither did you (Muhammad, Peace and Blessing be upon him) read any book
before it (the Qur'an), nor did you write any book with your hand. In that case, indeed, the followers of falsehood might have doubted" [Qur'an 29:48]

This argument was answered over one thousand four hundred years ago, by the Qur’an itself, yet these critics are still unable to provide any new evidence for their erroneous claims!

Learned the Qur’an from another human?

Others, from amongst those who argue that Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) got the Qur’an from some other source allege that he was taught by another person.

Some of them specifically allege that he was taught by Waraqa Ibn Nawfal who, as we mentioned earlier, was one of the four men who le ft the pagan faith of Makkah in search for the true religion of Abraham and returned as a Christian.

Here we must state that the true religion of all of the Prophets including that of Abraham and Jesus was Islam.

By “Islam”, we mean submission to God’s will. It is the same way, as we mentioned in the introduction that all of the Prophets called to: Pure Monotheism.

By “Christian” (in the case of those like Waraqa Ibn Nawfal and Salman the Persian) we mean that he was a person who was following to the best of his ability the true Islamic teachings of Jesus which was in line with the teachings of all the other Prophets and expecting the last Prophet. This is what is meant by the religion of Abraham that they were in search of.

This is the religion that Waraqa Ibn Nawfal was looking for and apparently found because when Muhammad was seeking an explanation of what he had seen after his first revelation Waraqa told him,

"This is the same one who keeps the secrets (angel Gabriel) whom Allah had sent to Moses. I wish I were young and could live up to the time when your people would turn you out." Allah's Messenger (Peace and Blessings be upon him) asked, "Will they drive me out?" Waraqa replied in the affirmative and said, "Anyone who came with something
similar to what you have brought was treated with hostility; and if I should remain alive till the day when you will be turned out then I would support you strongly." But after a few days Waraqa died. [Sahih al-Bukhari]

While it is clear in the passage above that Waraqa died just a few days after
Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) first received revelation from the Angel Gabriel, it was also clear that Waraqa Ibn Nawfal believed in his Prophethood.

So the claim that Waraqa taught the Qur’an to Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) simply holds no water.

Others try to allege that Salman the Persian taught the Qur’an to Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him).

Salman, who was from Persia, was a Zoroastrian who converted to Christianity and ventured to Syria to learn more about his religion. There, he learned from one of the
Christian Bishops about the coming of the last Prophet and the signs accompanying his advent. He then traveled to Hijaz where he was seized, sold into slavery, and taken to
Madinah, where he eventually met Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him).

When he found in Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) the fulfillment of all the signs of which he had been informed, he became a Muslim.

In Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasul Allah, we find the following account of Salman's journey in search of the true religion and the coming Prophet:

"`Asim ibn `Umar ibn Qatada said that he was told that Salman the Persian told the Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon him) that his master in 'Ammuriya told him to go to a certain place in Syria where there was a man who lived between two thickets.
Every year as he used to go from one to the other, the sick used to stand in his way and everyone he prayed for was healed. He said, 'Ask him about this religion which you seek, for he can tell you of it.' So I went on until I came to the place I had been told of, and I found that people had gathered there with their sick until he came out to them that night passing from one thicket to the other. The people came to him with their sick and everyone he prayed for was healed. They prevented me from getting to him so that I
could not approach him until he entered the thicket he was making for, but I took hold of his shoulder. He asked me who I was as he turned to me and I said, 'God have mercy on you, tell me about the Hanifiyyah, (the religion of Abraham).' He replied, 'You are asking about something men do not inquire of today; the time has come near when a
prophet will be sent with this religion from the people of the haram (i.e. the hijaz) . Go to him, for he will bring you to it.' Then he went into the thicket.

So, as we can see, had Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) been a
impostor as the people who make this claim against him imply, then Salman would not have accepted his Prophethood, much less participated in the writing of the Qur’an with him.

Secondly, Salman did not meet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) until
after the migration to Madinah and hence AFTER more than two -thirds of the Qur’an (which includes the stories of the Prophets mentioned in the Bible) had already been revealed In Makkah.

Thirdly, Salman was a Persian and his original tongue was not Arabic. The Qur’an’s literary style is so brilliant and awe-inspiring that even Linguists who were born speaking the Arabic language have not been successful at replicating it (despite repeated
challenges from the Qur’an itself to be discussed later) much less a Persian who’s mother tongue was not Arabic.

Even if someone wanted to claim that it was someone other than the people mentioned above, then we repeat the challenge of the Qur’an,

…Say: "Bring your proof if you are truthful." [Qur’an 2:111]

As for anyone other than that, then we ask would there not be some evidence that someone was teaching Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him)? Would not someone have stepped forward to say that he was Muhammad’s (Peace and Blessings be upon him) “teacher”? Yet, we find no such evidence of this.

Written by someone else?

Allah (SWT) CLEARLY refutes this claim of yours!

"Do they not then consider the Qur’an carefully? Had it been from other than
Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradiction." [Surah 4:82]

First of all, the Qur’an in several places challenges mankind by saying:

Say: "If the mankind and the jinns were together to produce the like of this
Qur'an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another." [Qur'an 17:88]

And no-one was able to do it, so if no-one was able to do this challenge, then how can we claim that a human being wrote it?

Alfred Guillaume wrote:

The Qur’an is one of the world's classics which cannot be translated without grave loss. It has a rhythm of peculiar beauty and a cadence that charms the ear. Many Christian Arabs speak of its style with warm admiration, and most Arabists acknowledge its excellence. When it is read aloud or recited it has an almost hypnotic effect that makes the listener indifferent to its sometimes strange syntax and its sometimes, to us, repellent content. It is this quality it possesses of silencing criticism by the sweet music of its language that has given birth to the dogma of its inimitability; indeed it may be affirmed that within the literature of the Arabs, wide and fecund as it is both in poetry and in elevated prose, there is nothing to compare with it Alfred Guillaume, Islam, 1990 (Reprinted), Penguin Books, pp. 73-74

It is a miracle in itself that for over one thousand, four hundred years, this challenge to match the Qur’an’s is still stands unmet today despite many failed attempts to do so.

Although the Qur’an is a book of guidance for all of mankind and not a science book , one of the great miracles of the Qur’an is its conformity with modern science. It is a sign of its miraculous nature that it mentions things that no human being could have possibly known one thousand four hundred (1,400) years ago! We will give just a few examples here with commentary from some modern scientists who have read the Qur’an and compared it with science.

…He creates you in the wombs of your mothers, from one stage to another, and
all along three veils of darkness surrounded you [Qur’an 39:6]

Dr. Keith Moore, one of the world’s prominent scientists of anatomy and embryology at the University of Toronto said:

"The realization that the embryo develops in stages in the uterus was not proposed until the 1940's, and the stages used nowadays were not adopted worldwide until the 15th century C.E."

The Qur’an also says:

From what thing did He create him? From Nutfa (male and female semen drops)
He created him, and then set him in due proportion. [Qur’an 80:18]

Commenting on this verse, Dr. Moore said:
"The idea that development results from a genetic plan contained in the chromosomes, of the zygote was not discovered until the end of the 19th century C.E. The verse from the Qur'an (80:18) clearly implies that the nutfa (i.e. the initial drop of fluid) contains the plan or blueprint for the future characteristics and features of the developing human being".

Then We made the Nutfa into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators. [Qur’an 23:14]

The best way to really appreciate the beauty of the verses above is to see pictures of the human embryo as it goes through the various stages of development. The reference to “…chewed lump of flesh” is remarkably similar to the appearance of the embryo after the first month.

Consider this in light of the fact that if one reads what embryologists said on the subject just one hundred years ago, one would laugh at its inaccuracies.
Some of the other facts given in the Qur’an include the formation of milk (16:66), the orbiting of planets (21:33 and 36:40) and the description of the water cycle (15:22 and 35:9)

Maurice Bucaille writes on this topic:

“The above observation makes the hypothesis advanced by those who see Muhammad as the author of the Qur'an untenable. How could a man, from being illiterate, become the most important author, in terms of literary merits, in the whole of Arabic literature? How could he then pronounce truths of a scientific nature that no other human being could possibly have developed at that time, and all this without once making the slightest error in his pronouncement on the subject?”
- Maurice Bucaille, The Bible, the Qur'an and Science, 1978, p 125.

Professor Alfred Kroner who is one of the world’s most famous geologists said:

"Thinking about many of these questions and thinking where Muhammad came from, he was after all a bedouin. I think it is almost impossible that he could have known about things like the common origin of the universe, because scientists have only found out within the last few years with very complicated and advanced technological methods that this is the case"

We ask you, dear reader, to ponder on these facts!

Could a human being have known these things?

Third Claim:
The Qur’an is the pure word of God having no human author

After having examined the theories that either Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be
upon him) wrote the Qur’an and that he got it from other sources and discussing the flaws in those arguments, the logical question beckons that if Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) did not write the Qur’an nor get it from another human or collect it from other sources nor someone else wrote it, then where did it come from?

The answer, then, is obviously God!

And if you (Arab pagans, Jews, and Christians) are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down (i.e. the Qur'an) to Our slave (Muhammad, Peace be upon him ), then produce a surah (chapter) of the like thereof and call your witnesses (supporters and helpers) besides Allah, if you are truthful. [Qur'an 2:23]

And this Qur’an is not such as could ever be produced by other than Allah (Lord of the heavens and the earth), but it is a confirmation of (the revelation) which was before it [i.e. the Taurat (Torah), and the Injeel (Gospel), etc.], and a full explanation of the Book (i.e. laws and orders, etc, decreed for mankind) - wherein there is no doubt from the the Lord of the Worlds. Or do they say: "He
(Muhammad, Peace be upon him) has forged it?" Say: "Bring then a surah
(chapter) like it, and call upon whomsoever you can, besides Allah, if you are truthful!" [Qur’an 10:37-38]

Or they say, "He (Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him) forged it (the Qur’an)." Say: "Bring you then ten forged surah (chapters) like unto it, and call whomsoever you can, other than Allah (to your help), if you speak the truth!" [Qur’an 11:13]

Or do they say: "He (Muhammad peace be upon him) has forged it (this Qur’an)?"
Nay! They believe not! Let them then produce a recital like unto it if they are truthful. [Qur’an 52:33-34]

May Allah (SWT) guide you and show you the beauty of Islam.

Your claims that the Qur'an has different versions, is quite false so we will say to what God (Allah SWT) asks us to say those who bring lies against our Religion, …Say: "Bring your proof if you are truthful." [Qur’an 2:111]

There is only ONE version of the Holy Qur'an and that's the Qur'an itself, there are ONLY different english translaters (i.e. Yusuf Ali, Pickthel..etc)! The Qur'an still exists today as EXACTLY how it was revealed to the Prophet (peace be upon), it was neither corrupted nor will you find in it any contradictions!!

Peace

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