What do Muslims like about the Koran?

This is difficult to say because the vast majority of All Muslims have never read the Koran.Only a few selected passages are known, depending on the direction of Islam, some very different. This is comparable to the Christians, of whom the majority have never fully read the Bible, one knows only some interesting passages of hearsay.

What Muslims like the Koran and Christians about the Bible is the fact that the selected passages reflect their views.So one does not find “the Koran” good (or “the Bible”), but the little one has heard of it, mostly without knowing the context.

If one then lists a place that a Muslim or Christian cannot agree with, the reaction is conspicuously the same: it has been “taken out of context”.The “context” is what one believes, what is written in the respective books.

It is, in a way, astounding that the Koran and the Bible are said to be special and particularly important books, but that few people who have adopted this view read.This is a pity for both books, because they are one of the best arguments for atheism ever devised, as the Bible expert Isaac Asimov once said about the Bible. According to M.A., the Same applies to the Koran.

There are great views circulating about the Koran.For example, in the Koran, the word “water” occurs in relation to the word “earth” in the same proportion as it corresponds to the ratio of oceans to land mass on planet Earth. Arabic is an ambiguous language, but it is completely the same as how you count and what words you count, you don’t get the same relationship – only hardly anyone really counts. If you look at Islamic websites, you will find that figures based on the wrong way to count are published there to confirm this.

Or, it is claimed that the Koran describes embryology exactly according to today’s scientific findings – something that was not known at the time the Koran was created.If one really looks, one finds that the Koran has taken over the views of the ancient physician Galen almost literally, and that this description is completely wrong and contradicts in every point the current scientific view. But you have to read carefully to notice – which hardly any Muslim has ever done, apart from the fact that Galen’s texts on embryology know even fewer people.

So, what do Muslims like about the Koran?Actually only that what the Islamic propaganda told them about it. It is possible to say the same about Christians, they like the Bible, which Christian propaganda has told them. But in order to be able to judge whether a book is really good – whether you like it yourself – you would have to have read it yourself, completely, from front to back. This condition is not met.

This is made more difficult by the fact that the Koran was written in very flowery Arabic and that Muslims do not recognize translation.The absolute majority of the 1.5 billion Muslims (a rough and presumably exaggerated estimate) do not know a word arabic. The fact that Muslims do not recognize a translation may not be entirely correct, to be more precise: they recognize only a single translation of the Koran from Old Arabic to New Arabic. Yes, the Koran in circulation today is already a translation! Comparable to the fact that one translates books from Old German into modern German – Old German hardly understands today. And presumably the “old” Koran was originally written in Syro-Aramaic, so we have to deal with two translations – if this thesis is correct.

There are, of course, Muslims who have read the Koran in full.Some of them have memorized him completely. But that doesn’t mean they understood it. There are even a lot of passages in the Koran that are considered “dark”, i.e. even the Islamic experts and Koran scholars do not understand. Interestingly, the passages become comprehensible when they are translated from Arabic into Syro-Aramaic.

There is an “official” Islamic historiography, which also explains how the Koran was written.Opposition to this representation is not permitted, anyone who claims otherwise is a candidate for death, especially in Arab countries. These claims about the origin of the Koran naturally contribute to the formation of legends, or in short, to general propaganda.

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