[quote=catholica]Isn’t this circular?
To go along with it, we would have to already believe that the Quran is Divinely Inspired.
Before considering the argument “The Quran is Divinely inspired”, I would have to hear a good argument for “God (Allah) gave new revelation to Mohammed”
God gave new revelation to Mohammed, because people had twisted and changed the teachings.
The teachings are that none shall be joined in worship with the “One God”.
Yet no other faith adheres to this strict oneness except judaism, and the jews werent spreading the word of God.
Its important to note that Jesus says
These are the two most important commandments
That you shall love your God
That you shall love your neighbour.
To understand islam, it is imperative to understand when certain suras were allegedly revealed.
Muslims will not share this with you.
They will variously say that the Quran is eternal, but must be understood in context.
There are some muslims that say that there is no abrogation of verses.
Others will say there is abrogation.
Like in Christianity there are varied interpretations of the Quran.
I am of the belief that one must consider the time of the alleged revelation, since that is the only way one can understand the context of the verses.
Sura 9 is believed to be one of the last suras revealed.
Many muslim scholars believe that this sura abrogates many others. However there is no universal consensus on this opinion.
Sura 9 (At-Tauba) talks about treatment of pagans and “people of the book” amongst other things.
You will notice in particular that the tone towards people of the book, ie. Jews and Christians has changed considerably from previously revealed suras.
This is because by now, most of arabia was muslim.
The remaining Jews and Christians were never going to convert to Islam.
Mohammed believed that the best way to islamicise arabia was to wipe out the local Christians and Jews.
9:30 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth
Is etremely interesting. Remember the greatest and only unforgivable sin in islam is shirk (associating partners with Allah)
Always bear in mind that the Quran is allegedly the exact word of God.
Here Allah is allegedly saying, that jews call ezra the son on Allah. and Christians call Jesus the son of Allah.
There is very little case to say that jews ever divinised Ezra.
This is a war mongering statement.
Mohammed is saying that you can attack Christians and Jews because they are cursed even by God.
But what is also interesting is that Allah says “Allahs curse be upon them”
This is strange shouldnt it be “Our curse be upon them”?
Unless Mohammed made this verse up!!!