I've begun reading the Qur'an
I've reached the point where I feel legitimate comment needs to be backed by knowledge of the source.
I'll post occasional updates on how I'm doing and what I'm learning . . .
Is there a concordance one can purchase? cross references?
added, if not. start one.
I'm going to call you Jihadi Nic from now on.
Seriously, I've thought of doing this myself but then I think about how pointless it is knowing the bible to argue a point - the books themselves say completely contradictory things and just allow the reader to pick the parts they want to follow.
The only reason we ignore parts of the bible and follow others isn't because the bible tells us to, it's because society has decided which parts are acceptable.
The answers aren't in the books IMO.
Salaamu alaykum, brother.
I have the Quram on my shelve ... never opened it.
Great idea! I read parts of it when I was in my 20s, and interested in what other religions taught / believed. It can be difficult to wrap one's head around another culture's mindset - knowledge is power. Also, the more I learned about the topic, the similarities of world religions became apparent.
Looking forward to your updates/insights.
Nic, I tried once, I couldn't get through it - makes the bible look rational.
Digest version - Allah is the dog's bollocks. Everybody who doesn't agree is a piece of shit and will burn in hell for all eternity and once their skin is all burned off Allah will give them new skin so he can burn them some more for ever and ever amen. The end.
P.S. - If you wife is really annoying you should beat her.
Just be sure to read it in context...something the WTS never encouraged. If you do make quotes, can you post here the version you are reading?