Monday, January 13, 2014

The Art and Science of interpreting the Quran

By Observer for New Age Islam
13 January, 2014
In this article, I have discussed how the verses relating to sex with female slaves must be correctly interpreted.
Attributes of Quran that help in interpreting the Book
(27:1) These are verses of the Qur´an,-a book that makes (things) clear;
(18:28) (It is) a Qur´an in Arabic, without any crookedness (therein): in order that they may guard against Evil.
(4:82) Do they not consider the Qur´an (with care)? Had it been from other Than Allah, they would surely have found therein Much discrepancy.
(18:69) We have not instructed the (Prophet) in Poetry, nor is it meet for him: this is no less than a Message and a Qur´an making things clear:
(39:23) Allah has revealed (from time to time) the most beautiful Message in the form of a Book, consistent with itself, (yet) repeating (its teaching in manifold forms): the skins of those who fear their Lord tremble thereat; then their skins and their hearts do soften to the celebration of Allah´s praises. Such is the guidance of Allah: He guides therewith whom He pleases, but such as Allah leaves to stray, can have none to guide.
(10:82) "And Allah by His words doth prove and establish His truth, however much the sinners may hate it!"
(9:125) But those in whose hearts is a disease,- it will add doubt to their doubt, and they will die in a state of Unbelief.
The important points to note are:

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