koran

  1. Moros

    Genealogies in the Koran?

    Are there any genealogies in the Koran? Other than immediate family (son of 'x' or a brother of 'y'), are there any long lists such as you would find in the Book of Genesis?
  2. Moros

    Genealogies in the Koran?

    Are there any genealogies in the Koran? Other than immediate family (son of 'x' or a brother of 'y'), are there any long lists such as you would find in the Book of Genesis?
  3. AlpinLuke

    Only two Gospels and the Koran make reference to the virginity of Mary ...

    Only the Gospels by Matthew and Luke report the virginity of Mary. The curiosity about this is that the only other Holly Text stating the virginity of Mary is ... the Koran, not the other two Gospels! There are other not canonical Gospels reporting this, but those Gospels have been dismissed...
  4. Y

    Why there is a story of the first sin in Koran?

    Why there is a story of the first sin in Koran? Is it derived from Bible?
  5. apophaticlogos

    Are translations of the Koran the Koran?

    I'm curious about the general Muslim belief on this. I know that, technically, "you can't translate the Koran". The Koran is inherently Arabic, but I wonder if that means that translations are the same as any other book and deserve no special respect. For example: I know the Koran can't be...
  6. Widdekind

    Koran vs. Crucifixion ?

    The Koran seems to claim, that Jesus was not himself crucified, but that someone else substituted for him, on the cross. I.e. "Jesus had a body-double take the bullet" (as it were). Logically, without the crucifixion, no resurrection. The NT explicitly claims that Jesus was physically...
  7. Gmann101

    The Language of the Koran

    This website Tingis Redux is pretty cool and has a lot of interesting articles on Islam and the Arab World, with a focus on Morocco, the nation of the website's editor, Anouar Majid. Check out this article on the language of the Koran, I think the author somewhat exaggerates how sure we can be...
  8. AlpinLuke

    Ecumenism in Koran

    The figures of Christian priests and monks [Muhammad lived in 7th century CE, let's remember this] played a certain role as symbols, positive examples in the Holy Text of Islam. I remember that when I read the Surah 5, in particular the following verses, I noted something really meaningful and...
  9. Lord_of_Gauda

    Calling all Muslims, RE: Koran

    To the Muslims, the Koran is the direct word of God, verbatim and handed down from Prophet Mohammed to the current generation. However, if one were to investigate the history of the Koran, one comes across this: History of the Quran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia So basically, there is a...
  10. viking

    Koran burning in Afghanistan

    Just seen footage of Afghan response to burning of Koran by American military. I have strong views on this but would like others to comment without any attempt on my part to influence what is posted
  11. P

    Original plots

    Could anybody point out on original plots from the Bible or the Koran? I commenced studying pagans religions and have found out that a plethora of plots, which we find in Bible or Koran, was derived. For example, Egyptian made up the concept of Hell, Babylonians made up the world deluge. Those...