An Analysis of Hamza Tzortzis’ paper on the Qur’an and so-called Scientific Miracles

By Shaykh Hafiz Mahmut, Edited and modified by the MuslimAnswers.net Team[1]

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

We begin in the name of Allah the Exalted. May Allah bless and grant peace to the leader of the Creation Muhammad , and on his Family and Companions until the Day of Judgment. We ask Allah to keep us away from knowledge that is not beneficial, and may increase us in (useful) knowledge that will be an adornment for us in this world and the next. Continue reading

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Initial response to the comment: ‘Do we really need to discuss the Existence of Allah before talking about the miracles of Islam?’

(Please read the notice concerning our draft articles and works)

By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

Some people may ask whether it is really necessary for us Muslims, in our discussions with non-Muslims or when generally explaining the truth of Islam, to first tackle the issue of the Existence of Allah before moving on to discuss the miracles of Islam, particularly with regards to the miraculous nature of the Qur’an. Continue reading

Question: What do we say concerning the Qur’anic phrase ‘Verily Allah holds the heavens and the Earth, lest they may shake’?

Edited and slightly modified by the MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

The following is one answer to a question posed by one of our members concerning the interpretation of Verse 35:41 of the Qur’an, and what to make of this Verse when compared with modern scientific knowledge. As per the statement of the Shaykh answering this question, this is more or less a partial answer, and if there is any additional material, we will add it to this answer as appropriate. Continue reading

Question: “Do we say the physical heart is the thinking organ?” (a short reply)

Edited and slightly modified by the MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

The following is a question posed by one of our members regarding the ‘Qalb’ [translated variously as heart, mind, etc.] and how the Muslim scholars understand the mention of the ‘Qalb’ in the Qur’an and the Ahadeeth, and whether this is taken to refer to the physical heart, or to something else. Continue reading

(Draft Article) Objection: “Why do you Muslims want to throw the world back to the Dark Ages?”

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

There have been a multitude of times when Muslims hear the objection from non-Muslims along the lines that: “Why do you fundamentalist Muslims wish to throw your countries and the world at large back to the barbaric Dark Ages? Are you people really so myopic?”

We would begin our answer by noting that there is a built-in problem with calling the period when Islam was revealed as “barbaric” and of the “Dark Ages”. Continue reading

(Draft Article) Claim: “If God punishes people only for not worshipping Him, He can go ahead and punish me, I do not care”

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

We have come across certain people who say that they want to have nothing to do with a Being who punishes people who refuse to worship Him. Since this is the case with Allah, who punishes those who refuse to worship Him properly after the message has been delivered to them, such people say that they want to have nothing to do with Islam or with “our God”. Continue reading

Preliminary Notes on the article ‘The Quran’s Challenge: a Literary and Linguistic Miracle’

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Notes from the article ‘The Quran’s Challenge: a Literary and Linguistic Miracle’ written by Hamza Andreas Tzortis (available here)[1]

o    The article starts by pointing out the beginning Verses of the first revelation (Sura al-‘Alaq). The fact that the Prophet was illiterate is contrasted with the huge revolution brought about by the Qur’an, which combined a new literary genre with a comprehensive and concise basis for Islamic theology, law and spirituality. Continue reading