In a nutshell: what I believe

A summary of my doctrine

Traditionalist Islam claims – and is typically supported tacitly in its claim by the Orientalist scholar and mainstream media – that the Qur’an may be fully understood only via the Traditionalist and his recourse to a vast later literature called the ḥadīth; it also maintains that, taken together, the Qur’an and the ḥadīth provide the foundation of what is called Islam; it further maintains that Islam is a religion (in the sense of prescribed dogma, rite and custom) and that by following the Traditionalist’s presentation of that religion one aligns oneself with the core Qur’anic imperatives. I reject each one of these claims on the basis of the Qur’anic text.

I believe in God. I have analysed the Qur’an with great care, and know it to be from God. And on the basis of the same analysis I reject Traditionalist Islam. I do so for many of the same reasons I reject Trinitarian Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism: I reject any religion founded on writings, opinions and events which post-date their respective revelations in which I find little general (to say nothing of exclusive) correspondence between the resultant dogmas and the revelations to which they lay claim. Like the Karaite Jew, I believe the guidance I hold in my hands from God to be sufficient for the business of knowing how to obey God, and I take responsibility for the exercise of my intelligence on that basis.

The present work (i.e. The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation) not only demonstrates that a full and satisfactory understanding of the Qur’an is possible without ḥadīth – or any other interloping literature claiming canonical status for that matter – it shows the religion commonly known as Islam to have, at best, vestigial correspondence with the Qur’an, and no claim to a monopoly over it whatever.

I provide evidence throughout, marshalling Qur’anic, etymological, contextual and historical data, to expose as spurious, specious and extraneous those assertions which the Traditionalist insinuates between the reader and the text – assertions made solely to lend credence to the Traditionalist’s claim to find confirmation in the Qur’an for his religion when his religion has its genesis elsewhere. I also draw the reader’s attention to some of the many instances where a plain reading of the text militates against that cultural narrative which today is called Islam.

While the energy expended in addressing the Traditionalist’s claims defines the tone and content of much of this work, my dominant interest is neither in brand Islam nor in those who espouse it; nor am I writing for the edification of academia, or even for those who participate in online Muslim forums which de-emphasise ḥadīth. I will be glad no matter who reads, reflects on, and benefits from what is presented here. But the people I am writing for typically overlook the Qur’an altogether. They assume it to be no more than another node in the realpolitik mental control grid, or they equate it with the words and deeds of those who claim loudest to believe in it and – perhaps understandably – dismiss it on that basis.

In short, I am writing for the few: those who are awake and using their brains; those suspicious of organised religion; those who recognise that they live in a matrix characterised by controlled opposition, perception management and media fictions; those who understand that the world is in the thrall of a Satanic tyranny; those who sense their own createdness and – despite endless propaganda to the contrary – know life to have objective meaning, intuit a higher purpose, and want to do something about it.

Among such people will be found individuals capable of grasping a key point about the Qur’an (one obvious when the intelligence is not suborned to the pre-existing requirements of an organised religion) which is that the Qur’an repeatedly illustrates God’s time-honoured protocol for defeating Satanic tyrannies – even worldwide tyrannies possessed of what today is called full-spectrum dominance – and that the sincere, steadfast application of this protocol has a proven track record of success.

It is my firm conviction, based upon much analysis and reflection, that the Qur’an contains the keys both to ultimate success and to overcoming tyranny in all its forms – including, incidentally, those which speak the language of religion.

The translation and notes which comprise this work are the result of my own process of due diligence upon the text of the revelation received by Muḥammad and represent that doctrine upon which I stand.

About the Author Sam Gerrans

Sam Gerrans is an English writer and speaker with professional backgrounds in media, strategic communications, and technologies. He is driven by commitment to ultimate meaning, and focused on authentic approaches to revelation and Realpolitik. He is founder of and author of The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation where his consistent, Qur'an-centric hermeneutical methodology is applied to the text of the Qur’an in its entirety. Read more...

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