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Submitters Perspective

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Finding God in our lives

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Gospel, containing guidance and light, and confirming the previous scriptures, the Torah, and augmenting its guidance and light, and to enlighten the righteous. (5:46) 

The people of the Gospel shall rule in accordance with GOD’s revelations therein. Those who do not rule in accordance with GOD’s revelations are the wicked. (5:47) 

Then we revealed to you this scripture, truthfully, confirming previous scriptures, and superseding them. You shall rule among them in accordance with GOD’s revelations, and do not follow their wishes if they differ from the truth that came to you. For each of you, we have decreed laws and different rites. Had GOD willed, He could have made you one congregation. But He thus puts you to the test through the revelations He has given each of you. You shall compete in righteousness. To GOD is your final destiny—all of you—then He will inform you of everything you had disputed. (5:48) 

Quran: No nonsense book

Contrary to what is portrayed by some, the Quran is an amazing book with no nonsense in it. Shouldn’t one expect such a book from God if He is indeed the author? The Quran’s proof of divine authorship is demonstrated by the superhuman mathematical system in this scripture. This mathematical system, which is based on the number 19, was discovered 1400 years after the prophet Muhammad, through whom the Quran was revealed.

For further information on the Quran’s mathematical composition, please refer to QURAN: The Final Testament, Translated from the Original by Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D. or check Mathematical miracle page

The Quran clearly tells us that there is no other god besides God, the Creator, the Almighty, and that He has no son, nor a partner.

Proclaim, “He is the One and only God. The absolute God. Never did He beget. Nor was He begotten. None equals Him.” (Sura 112)

“O people of the scripture, do not transgress the limits of your religion, and do not say about God other than the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the Son of Mary, was a messenger of God, and His word that He sent to Mary, and a spirit from Him. Therefore, you shall believe In God and His messengers, and do not say, ‘Trinity.’ Stop, for your own good. God is only one god. Be He glorified, much too high to have a son. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. God suffices as Lord and Master.” (4:171)

The most important commandment, worshiping God alone, is clearly stated in the Quran. God bears witness to this fact; so do the angels and the believers.

GOD bears witness that there is no god except He, and so do the angels and those who possess knowledge. Truthfully and equitably, He is the absolute god; there is no god but He, the Almighty, Most Wise. (3:18) 

The Quran also tells us that if there were many gods, they would have fought with each other for authority.

Say, “If there were other gods besides Him, as they claim, they would have tried to overthrow the Possessor of the throne.” (17:42)

Does evolution conflict religion?

If there is a Creator and a Designer behind all the creation, does that mean evolution did not happen? We learn from the Quran that evolution is a divinely designed fact along with creation, an Intelligent Design. For example, the concept that life began in water is mentioned in the Quran:

And GOD created every living creature from water. Some of them walk on their bellies, some walk on two legs, and some walk on four. GOD creates whatever He wills. GOD is Omnipotent. (24:45, also 21:30)

However humans are not descendants of monkeys; they are created. That is the origin of man:

He is the One who perfected everything He created, and started the creation of the human from clay. (32:7)

Your Lord said to the angels, “I am creating a human being from aged mud, like the potter’s clay.” (15:28)

Evolution is possible only within a given species. For example, the navel orange evolved from seeded oranges, not from apples. The laws of probability preclude the possibility of haphazard evolution between species. A fish cannot evolve into a bird; a monkey can never evolve into a human. (For more information, see Appendix 31 )

Quran and science

Although the Quran was revealed more than 1400 years ago in the Dark Ages, it contains many scientific verses, including the confirmation of the Big Bang theory.

Do the unbelievers not realize that the heaven and the earth used to be one solid mass that we exploded into existence? And from water we made all living things. Would they believe? (21:30) 

And we placed on earth stabilizers, lest it tumbles with them, and we placed straight roads therein, that they may be guided. (21:31) 

And we rendered the sky a guarded ceiling. Yet, they are totally oblivious to all the portents therein. (21:32) 

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