By Adley on
Sunday, November 15, 2009 12:54 PM
Probably the most basic tenet of any sacred religious scripture is that it is God's word ad verbatim, at least in its original language of revelation and whatever definition of the "God" might be in each case. By maintaining this tenet, the immediate consequences are that the scripture should be flawless in every possible aspect and it should also be perpetually relevant to human conditions or problems. The qur'an, being one of the books that is held to be sacred by more than a billion people on Earth as Allah's words ad verbatim, inevitably share these characteristics as well. But should it? Should the qur'an be flawless in every possible aspect? And should the qur'an be perpetually relevant to human conditions or problems? This article tries to anwer those questions in one of the multitude of possible answers that could be given.
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