posted on Feb, 14 2003 @ 03:33 AM
just in case you are a muslim...
ÝÝÝÝ Dear Muslim, I do not post these questions as a "proof" that Islam is false.Ý I do not believe that is possible with a simple list of
questions.Ý Nevertheless, they are here to encourage discussion that the truth may be known .
The Qur'an states that you shall marry only up to four women:Ý "If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with orphans,
marry women of your choice, two, or threee, or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or that
which your right hands possess..." (4:3).
If the Qur'an is eternal, having been written on the table in heaven, then the four wife limit was an eternal
Question :Ý Why did Muhammad have 12 wives if the Qur'an says to have only four?Ý Khadija, sawda, Aesah (8 years old), Omm Salama, Hafsa, Zaynab
(originally the wife of Muhammad's adopted son), Jowayriya, Omm Habiba, Safiya, Maymuna, Fatima, Hend, Asma (of Saba), Zaynab, Habla, Asma?
The Qur'an says that Allah created the heavens and earth in six days.Ý "Your Guardian Lord is Allah, who created the heavens and
the earth in six days..." (7:54)ÝSee also, 10:3.
41:9 - "Say:Ý Is it that ye deny him who created the earth in two days..."
Question :Ý Which should we believe, the Bible or the Qur'an?Ý The Bible says God created the earth in one day, the xth day (xxx).
41:10 - "He set on the (earth), mountains standing firm, high above it, and bestowed blessings on the earth,
and measured therein its sustenance in four days..."
Question :Ý Does 41:10 included the 2 days of 41:9 above?Ý If so, why does 41:9 say God created the earth in two days, but 41:10 says that God
measured its sustenance in four days?Ý They are different occurrences.
41:11 - "Then he turned to the sky, and it had been (as) smoke:Ý he said to it and to the earth:Ý'Come ye together, willingly
41:12 - "So he completed them as seven firmaments in two days, and he assigned to heaven its duty and command..."
Question :Ý the two days of 41:9 plus the four days of 41:10 and the 2 days of 41:12 equals eight days of creation, not six.Ý Why is that?
It is a commonly held belief among Muslims that Muhammad was sinless.ÝÝ
If Muhammad was sinless, then why does the Qur'an state:Ý "Patiently, then, persevere:Ý for the promise of Allah is true:Ý and
ask forgiveness for thy fault, and celebrate the praises of they Lord in the evening and the morning." (40:55).
Pickthall translates 40:55 thus:Ý "Then have patience (O Muhammad). Lo! the promise of Allah is true. And ask forgiveness of thy sin, and hymn the
praise of thy Lord at fall of night and in the early hours." The Hadith says, " I heard Allah's Apostle saying." By Allah! I ask for forgiveness
from Allah and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day."Ý
Question :Ý If it is the common belief that Muhammad was sinless, was do the Qur'an and Hadith contradict that notion?Ý Which is correct?
The Qur'an says to have no divisions within Islam.Ý "The same religion has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah - the [sic]
which we have sent by inspiration to thee - and that which we enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus:Ý namely, that ye should remain steadfast in
religion and make no divisions therein:Ý to those who worship other things than Allah, hard is the (way) to which thou callest them..." (42:13).
Question :Ý If Islam is the truth, which of the divisions within it is the "most" true?
Question :Ý Is Islam in a state of sin since there are divisions within its ranks?
The Qur'an says, "And dispute ye not with the People of the Book [Jews and Christians and the Bible], except in the best way, unless it
be with those of them who do wrong but say, "We believe in theÝ revelation which has come down to us and in that
which came down to you," (29:46).
Question :ÝIsn't the Qur'an here saying that the Muslim is to believe what the Bible says?