The Qur'anic Quandary

The following approach is a deductive assessment towards the Qur'an. That is, if the presumptions are true then the conclusions logically fall into place. The question is, are the presumptions more plausibly true than not, if so than the conclusion is the best logical answer.

Presumption 1: The Christians (and Jews) possessed books that the Qur'an affirms, identified as the "Injeel" (Gospel) physically in their possession during the lifetime of Muhammad (Surah 3:4-5).

Presumption 2: The Qur'an commands that the "People of the Injeel" (Christians) judge by the "Injeel" (Gospel) that they possess or they are labelled as being "disobedient" with "nothing to stand on" (Surah 5:46-47, 68).

Presumption 3: The Qur'an denies the Trinity (Surah 4:171), the deity of Christ (Surah 5:116), as well as the crucifixion and resurrection (Surah 4:157).

Conclusion: The "Injeel" (Gospel) as it existed in the lifetime of Muhammad (Surah 3:4-5) was reliable (Surah 5:47) and worthy to be upheld (Surah 5:68) because it was a work of inspiration (Surah 3:4), preserved (Surah 3:4) and authoritative (Surah 5:47) from its inception to Muhammad's day (Surah 3:4).

Significance: The Qur'an is theologically and logically self-contradictory. It on one hand "confirms" the "Torah" (Old Testament) and "Injeel" (Gospel) (Surah 29:46), and yet simultaneously denies the central tenants those books hold together on. It calls Christians to "judge" by what was given to them, and if they do not they are in disobedience towards Allah (Surah 5:46-47, 68).

Logical Verdict: If the Qur'an is true, it's false.
This post outlines a problematic internal problem concerning the Qur'an. However,  history and archaeology recently has revealed an even more concerning external issue regarding Islam's holiest book, read about it in my post: The Birmingham Qur'an Discovery and How it Impacts Islam


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