Saturday, December 24, 2011

MAIL - 17 - Part - 1

I Wrote -

Dear Friend

When it is said that Quran is the only undistorted scripture for the mankind, the following basics should be well understood.

- What Quran says about
the whole mankind.
- What Quran says about previous messengers and their followers.
- What was the underlying context that called for an undistorted scripture.
- How Quran introduces itself.

What Quran says about
the whole mankind

"Mankind was one community and Allah (One God) sent Prophets with glad tidings and warnings, and with them He sent down the Scripture in truth to judge between people in matters wherein they differed. And only those to whom (the Scripture) was given differed concerning it, after clear proofs had come unto them, through hatred, one to another. Then Allah (One God)  by His leave guided those who believed to the truth of that wherein they differed. And Allah (One God) guides whom He wills to the straight path." Quran 213

A. Mankind, a Single Community
Quran put forwards the ultimate universal view that mankind was one community. There is no geographical, linguistic, tribalistic, colorly, time based etc etc division or distinction. 

B. Prophets for Mankind
When the community of mankind grew, there came disputes as is the case every time when the members of a team increases, disputes also increases. God sent prophets to each generations of mankind to resolve the disputes.

C. Scriptures for Mankind

Prophets of God were not giving their own opinion, in the matters of disputes of people. Instead, they were given scriptures, according to which they guided the humanity to the true path of God. The Vedas, The Torah, The Psalms, The Bible were among the many scriptures that came into this world from the same source (One God), to resolve the disputes among the mankind.
What Quran says about previous messengers and their followers

Please see MAIL - 13 - Part - 1.

Precisely, all the messengers called their people to The True Worship of One God without Idols, Images, Graves etc etc.

What was they underlying context that called for a undistorted scripture

Please see MAIL - 13 - Part - 2.

Precisely, the scriptures whose protection were entrusted to its followers, were distorted for worldly gains. This was the very context. Hence
Quran was not entrusted in the hands of its followers because history will repeat.

How Quran introduces itself

"And We have not revealed the Book to you, except that you may clearly explain to them those things in which they differ, and (as) a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe." Quran 16:64

- Fundamentally, Quran did not bring a new thing that is not known to the previous generations of mankind.
- Quran introduces itself as a scripture from God that testifies all the previous messengers and scriptures.
- Quran introduces itself as a scripture from God that contains The Solutions to All The Problems of This World.

Now, I would like to inform you some of the matters in which people differed. Scholars explains the disputes and its
solution suggested by Quran

1. Dispute on How to Pray

- Some people only bow down but do not prostrate.
- Some people only prostrate but do not prostrate.
- Some people pray while talking.
- Some people pray while walking.

Quran arbitrates -

- Bowing down should be done as part of praying.
- Prostration should be done as part of praying.
- Don't talk during prayer.
- Don't pray while walking.

2. Dispute on How to Fast

- Some people fast only a part of the day.
- Some people fast from certain types of foods and eat other foods during the fast.

Quran arbitrates -

- If you fast, then fast from Dawn to Dusk.
- If you fast, then completely avoid having any kind of food, even a single drop of water.

3. Dispute on Jesus

- Some people accused his mother Marry, a grave sin.
- Some people made Jesus a god and the son of God.

Quran arbitrates -

- Marry the mother of Jesus, was a pure and chaste lady.
- Marry the mother of Jesus, is a world class role model and a very good example for a believer.
- Jesus who born miraculously, was a prophet sent to The Children of Israel and he was not son of God.
- Jesus was a true servant of God and not part of God.

will be continued ...

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