The Quranite position concerning the Qur’an in a nutshell:
- The Qur’an is from God – complete and preserved – and meant as guidance for mankind
- The Qur’an contains God’s proven solution for overthrowing tyranny – and that has nothing to do with implementing what Traditionalist Islam calls sharia law
- The Qur’an promotes no sect – its claim is that God alone can guide – and it calls people to serve and depend upon God alone, to turn away from sin and do good works
The Quranite position concerning the religion often presented as Islam in a nutshell:
- The religion typically thought of as Islam contradicts the book it claims as its foundational scripture throughout
- The religion typically thought of as Islam has to assume its conclusions vis-à-vis the Qur’an; one has to be conditioned to expect its outcomes in the Qur’an, they are not found there naturally
- One has to twist the Qur’an to make it seem to say what Traditionalist Islam requires – something which consistent analysis of Qur’anic terms and usage readily exposes
- What the Traditionalist Muslim calls sharia law has been imported from an entirely separate literature called the ḥadīth
- Traditionalist Islam’s claims for what it calls sharia law are also not native to the Qur’an; sharia law as popularly intoned is an entirely separate ideology
- Muslims typically miss the point of the Qur’an because they have a pre-existing allegiance to an ideology learned elsewhere – like most people, they largely follow what they were born into and fail to do due diligence on their doctrine
- Islam – as typically promoted – is a means of mind control no different to any other cult, religious or secular
Bring your evidence.
(2:111, 21:24, 27:64, 28:75)
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NOTE: The author’s understanding – and thus his translation – of the Qur’an is based upon that system of Qur’anic hermeneutics which is summarised and meticulously demonstrated in The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (Reference Edition).
That system of hermeneutics includes:
• preference for definitions found within the Qur’an over those found elsewhere
• the application of detailed (fully referenced) pan-textual analysis
• the consistent enforcement of proven values across the text
• the rejection of pre-existing allegiance to claims originating in texts other than the Qur’an
The author considers engaging only those objections levelled at either his translation of particular terms or attendant exegesis which are comparably evidence-based; that is, they both demonstrate proper understanding of the system of hermeneutics employed in The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation (Reference Edition) and provide evidence superior to that which it provides – being based upon either the same system of hermeneutics, or upon one which demonstrates superior results when applied to the text as a whole.