The Quran: clear, complete, detailed and explained?
Muslims these days seem to think that The Quran is not clear & detailed enough to live their lives by. It is an interesting view, considering most of the people who have this view haven't even studied The Quran! If they have not studied The Quran how can they have a valid opinion on it?
If a chef carefully prepares a dish for me to eat, and I do not even taste it or give it consideration and conclude the food is disgusting, how valid is my opinion? Is my approach an insult to the chef who carefully prepared the dish for me?
With references from The Quran itself, lets see what God says about The Quran:
We have sent down to you clear verses... [2:99]
Shall I seek other than GOD as a judge when He has sent down to you the book fully clarified? Those whom We have given the book know it is sent down from your Lord with truth; so do not be of those who have doubt. And the word of your Lord is completed with truth and justice, there is no changing His words. He is the Hearer, the Knower. [6:114-115]
And this your Lord's straight path; We have clarified the revelations to a people who remember. [6:126]
And We have come to them with a book which We have distinguished with knowledge; a guide and a mercy to those who have faith. [7:52]
This Quran could not have been produced without GOD, but it is to authenticate what is already present, and to clarify the book in which there is no doubt from the Lord of the worlds. [10:37]
A.L.R., a book whose verses were made decisive, then clarified from One who is Wise, Expert. [11:1]
In their stories is a lesson for the people of
intelligence. It was not a saying that was invented, but an
authentication of what is already present and a clarification
of all things, and a guidance and mercy to a people who
have faith. [12:111]
And the day We send in every nation a witness against them from themselves, and We have brought you as a witness against these. And We have sent down to you the Book as a explanation for all things, and a guide and mercy and good tidings to the Submitters. [16:89]
...And everything We have distinctly/clearly
And We have cited in this Quran every example for the people. But man was always most argumentative. [18:54]
Say: 'if the sea were an inkwell for the words of my Lord, then the sea would run out before the words of my Lord run out; even if we were to bring another like it for its aid'. [18:109]
O you who faith, let those whom your right hand
possesses and the children who have not attained puberty request
permission from you at three times. Before the Dawn salat, and
when you are changing your clothes at noon, and after the Dusk
salat. These are three private times for you. At other times, it
is not wrong for you or them to mingle with one another. GOD
thus clarifies the revelations for you. And GOD is
Knowledgeable, Wise. [24:58]
A revelation from the Almighty, The Merciful: A scripture whose verses are made distinct/clear, a reading in Arabic for people who know. [41:2-3]
And by the clear scripture. [44:2]
I hope the conclusion from the above verses is obvious. God is stating that The Quran is clear, complete, detailed and explained.
How strong is your faith in God and The Quran?
It is a very simple question: when God states it is clear, complete, detailed and explained... do you believe what God is saying? Or do you believe Muslims need other religious books (i.e. hadith books full of tradition/culture) to clarify or explain things?
I will leave this conclusion to you, but do not be surprised that in The Quran itself it predicts what the messenger will say on the Day of Judgement:
And the messenger said: "My Lord, my people have deserted this Quran" [25:30]
This article should be read with the following
Disclaimer: All the above information is correct to the best of my knowledge only and thus should not be taken as a fact, one should always seek knowledge and verify information given to them. [17:36, 20:114, 35:28, 49:6, 58:11]
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