The Quran: A Complete and fully detailed Book

Belief in the Quran can be called genuine only if a person believes and upholds six prime attributes of the Book:
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FIRST: The Quran is the word of God.
SECOND: The Quran is perfect with no contradictions.
THIRD: The Quran is clear and with no ambiguity.
FOURTH: The Quran is straightforward with no crookedness.
FIFTH: The Quran is complete.
SIXTH: The Quran is fully detailed.
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All Muslims will certainly testify to the first condition, that the Quran is the word of God. It is in connection to the other five conditions that they will have lots of 'ifs and buts'! Sadly the great majority of Muslims will fall short on some, or on all of the other five attributes. Let us consider these six attributes in more detail.
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FIRST

The Quran is the word of God
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The Quran includes a physical proof which confirms beyond any doubt that the Book is God given and not the work of any human being:
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And this is a blessed Book which We brought down; you shall follow it and be reverent that you may attain mercy.
Lest you say, "The Scripture was brought down to only two groups before us, and we were unaware of their studies."
Or that you say, "Had the Scripture been brought down to us, we would have been more guided than them." A proof has now come to you from your Lord, a guidance and a mercy. So who is more transgressing than one who rejects God's revelations, and turns away from them? We shall punish those who turn away from Our revelations with the worst punishment for how they turned away. 6:155-157
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The proof spoken of in 6:157 is the mathematical structure of the Quran and the code 19. For full details of the miracle please go to: Miracle of the Quran
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SECOND

The Quran is perfect

with no contradictions
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A.L.R. A Book whose verses have been perfected. 11:1

No Quranic verse contradicts or invalidates another. However, a great number of Muslim scholars fail to acknowledge this truth. Through a false concept which they call the 'Al Nasekh' (abrogator) and 'Al Mansoukh' (abrogated), they claim that some Quranic verses abrogate other verses.

For detailed information about this great lie against the Quran please go to: False Accusations
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THIRD

The Quran is clear and

with no ambiguity
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A.L.R. These are the signs of the clear Book. 12:1
We have made it (the Quran) easy to understand and in your own tongue so that you may take heed. 44:58

Although God confirms that the Quran is clear and easy to understand, the same scholars who uphold the abrogation lie also preach that the Quran is difficult to understand, and that nobody is qualified to interpret it except their likes! They even go to the extent of prohibiting its interpretation by anyone who does not possess a degree from one of their acknowledged Islamic academies!

They argue that since the Quran is not easy to understand, there is a justified need for the hadith. They stress that the hadith offers the guidance required to understand the Quran!

Apart from numerous other contradictions that are found in the claims of these scholars, the claim that the hadith of the Prophet offers guidance is in clear violation of the following Quranic verse:

Say, "I possess no power to harm you, nor to guide you." 72:21

If the Prophet is commanded by God to say that he cannot guide us, how can his hadith offer us guidance?

Here we ought to pause for a moment to mention that the Quran contains five types of verses:

1- Law giving:
These are the verses that include all the rituals, the prohibitions, and the laws of God.
2- Warning: These are the verses that warn against disobeying God. These verses speak of various sins, warnings against them and an assigned punishment.
3- Narrative: Examples of these verses are those which relate the stories of previous prophets or previous people.
4.-Informative: Examples of these are the verses which contain scientific information, such as the verses which speak of the universe, geology or embryology.
5- Reflective: Such as the verses which contain various parables.

On Judgement Day, believers will be accountable to the first two types of verses (Law giving and Warning verses) regardless of which divine Scripture they follow. In contrast, the last three types of verses are merely to reflect on.

The Quran was not revealed only for the intellectuals or the scholars, but for all humanity, regardless of the level of their intellect. It would thus make no sense if God deliberately made the law giving verses, by which all people will be held accountable, ambiguous or difficult to understand!

The law giving verses are indeed clear and straightforward, not through the interpretations of scholars, but through the simple words of God (12:1 and 44:58).

God distinguishes between the clear straightforward verses (the law giving in particular) and between other verses which could be interpreted in more than one way:

He is the One who brought down to you the Book, containing clear-cut verses, which constitute the foundation of the Book, and others which are multiple-meaning. As for those who harbour deviation in their hearts, they pursue the multiple-meaning verses seeking to cause confusion, and with the aim of enforcing their own interpretation; but none know its true interpretation except God. And those well founded in knowledge say, "We believe in it, all of it comes from our Lord." Only those who possess intelligence will take heed. 3:7

If the law giving verses of the Quran were complex and required a degree of intelligence to understand them, then there would be a favourable bias given to the intelligent. However, because of God's justice and fairness, we find that the law giving verses are made very clear and straightforward, thus no injustices would befall anyone. This is made quite clear in the Quran in numerous verses such as:

God does not inflict an atom's weight of injustice. 4:40

An example of the straightforward law giving is the verse that specifies the steps of ablution:

O you who believe, when you rise to observe the Salat, you shall wash your faces and your arms to the elbows, and wipe your heads and your feet to the ankles.
5:6

This simple rule for ablution in 5:6 is phrased in such simple and direct words that it is not possible to find different words which would make the meaning any clearer.

Here it must be stressed that the Quranic words will only be clear and straightforward for those who accept God's words on face value and not be duped into thinking that there is always a hidden meaning that only the interpreters can unveil! If they fall for this lie, all Quranic words will appear like riddles to them.
The believers who trust in God will believe the direct meaning of the law giving verses, while those who do not trust in God will never accept any Quranic words until they have consulted their Ulama and Imams first!


FOURTH

The Quran is straightforward

and without crookedness


An Arabic Quran, without any crookedness so that they may be reverent.
39:28

The interpreters who constantly twist God's words and claim that they mean something other than the obvious and straightforward meaning, are guilty of disclaiming this fourth attribute of the Quran. The examples of this type of corruption run in the hundreds. To view some of these please go to:
Misinterpreted Verses.

The following example is a clear demonstration of such corruption:

The Hajj is during the known months, so whoever 'farada' (executes) the Hajj 'feehhinna' (in them) shall refrain from sexual intercourse, wickedness and arguing during the Hajj. 2:197

In 2:197, God decreed that Hajj is to be observed during the "known months". Then in 9:36, we read that the known months are the four months which God calls "hurum".

It is very clear from these Quranic words that God has decreed four whole months for the purpose of Hajj and not the first 10 days of the Islamic month of Zu Al-Hijja!

The Arabic words "mann farada feehhinna al-Hajj" (whoever executes the Hajj in them) are self-explanatory. The word "farada" means to execute. This word comes from the word 'faridah' which means a religious obligation. Thus the word "farada" means to execute the religious obligation; in this case it is the Hajj. The word "feehhinna" (in them) refers to the four months. Together, these two words (execute) and (in them) confirm that God allowed the Hajj to be executed any time during the four months.

Sadly this generous concession from God for 4 months has been corrupted and restricted to only 10 days during the year!

Sadly, such so-called scholars get away with many such corruptions because the majority of people are too lazy to verify the Quranic truth for themselves, relying instead on scholars, in the belief that these scholars are to be trusted above the words of the Quran!

FIFTH

The Quran is complete


The Quran makes it clear that the Word of God is complete in the Quran.

The Word of your Lord is complete, in truth and justice.
6:115

The claim of the pro-hadith writers that God inspired to Muhammad a revelation other than the Quran, or what they call 'hadith qudsi' (Holy hadith) is in clear violation of 6:115. It is also in violation of 17:73 and 69:43-47 where God warns the Prophet not to attribute to God anything other than the Quran:

They almost diverted you from what We inspired to you so that you would fabricate something else and attribute it to Us, and then they would regard you as a friend.
And had We not made you stand firm, you almost leaned towards them a little.
And in that case, We would have made you taste double in life and double in death and you would have found no one to support you against Us. 17:73-75

A revelation (Quran) from the Lord of the worlds.
Had he falsely attributed any sayings to Us,
We would have grabbed him by the right,
and We would have severed his aorta.
None of you would be able to prevent it. 69:43-47

Throughout the Quran, we are told that the only revelation received by Muhammad from God was the Quran (see 4:105, 5:48, 6:19, 6:92, 6:155, 29:47, 16:89, 39:2, 76:23).

SIXTH

The Quran is fully detailed.


The following verses confirm that the Quran is fully detailed and that it contains all the details required for the believer in order that he/she can follow Islam:

We did not leave anything out of the Book.
6:38

Shall I seek other than God as a law maker when He has brought down to you the Book fully detailed?
6:114

The word of your Lord is complete, in truth and justice. Nothing can change His words. He is the Hearer, the Knowledgeable.
6:115

This is not fabricated hadith, but an authentication of what is with you, a detailed account of all things and a guidance and mercy for people who believe.
12:111

We have brought the Book down to you providing explanations for all things plus guidance and mercy, and giving news to the Muslims.
16:89

In spite of the very clear words:
"fully detailed", "details of everything" and "explanations for everything" the corrupt interpreters somehow still claim that the Quran does not include all the details! Sadly, they claim that the Quran has only the major outlines of the religion whilst the details of everyday rituals are only to be found in the hadith and sunna of the Prophet!

To conclude, belief in the Quran requires belief in all six of the above-mentioned attributes of the Book, and not just the belief that the Quran is the word of God. Consequently, all those who insist that the Quran does not include all the details of the religion or those who believe that the Quran is ambiguous and can only be explained through the hadith, they do not believe the Quran, nor do they believe God.