The Islamic Bulletin
The Islamic Bulletin
Quran made its appearance six hundred years after Jesus and fur-
nished valuable material on Man and his creation which was (and
still is) totally lacking in the Old as well as the New Testaments
and other Scriptures. What is more important is this context is that
unlike the Bible’s Old and New Testaments, Quran is completely
free from errors and interpolations.
Q: In your opinion, what are the main causes of such plentiful
errors in other Scriptures?
A: The compilers of the Holy Scriptures, in their vanity, presumed
to have compiled them on the basis of heavenly revelations. But all
their efforts were the echoes of their period resounding the thoughts
prevalent in that particular environment.
They presented the conception of Man and the phenomenon of his
creation as if enunciated by God Himself, though it merely reflected
the traditions the rite and the perceptions well known and prevalent
at that time. This fact is admitted unanimously by all the exegetes
of the Bible, be they Roman Catholics or Protestants.
Q: Does the church also admit this fact and subscribe to this
A: Yes Sir. The church did accept this truth which was incorporated
in the proceedings on the occasion of the second Vatican confer-
ence, which was held to declare the “Revolutionary Nature of Old
and New Testaments”. They admitted that some parts of these Bibles
are defective and contradictory in purport.
Q: What are your views about the Quran in this behalf?
A: Now this is a matter of entirely a different nature. All scholars of
the Quran are unanimous that the Quran is the “Word of God” as
revealed to His Last Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W.) through Gabriel
(The Angel of Revelation). I have studied the Book (Quran) very
carefully and have not come across one single instance of scientific
fallacy any where in it.
On the contrary, I have felt that the (higher) truths and realities in-
herent in Quranic Text have been, throughout the history of 1400
years, beyond the comprehension of ordinary human beings which in
itself, is positive proof that the Quran is the Word of God and it is (at
places) beyond intellectual potential of mortal man; be he an excellent
scholar or philosopher of the highest caliber, who is not always able
to explain the inherent realities of nature as revealed in the Quran.
What obviously conflicts with scientific truth is the assumption of
the Bible that although life erupted in the form of various species,
which have endured, there has been no evolution or improvement
in their functions.
On the other hand according to the Quran, Man has transgressed
through gigantic changes in the course of the entire history of human-
ity. I felt it very necessary to inform the Christians of the world of this
very serious discrepancy in the Bible. As it happen to be impartial,
truthful and very outspoken in my studies, I have been repeatedly
called upon from time to time to express my views regarding these
matters before distinguished gatherings.
On all such occasions, I have always dealt with the subject from the
scientific point of view, ignoring the ecclesiastic or theological context.
Whatever has appeared to be dubious or fit for further investigation,
I have tried to put it on the touchstone of criticism and have not
allowed to pass it unchallenged.
Q: Have you embraced Islam?
A: I wanted to make it quite clear in the very beginning that even
before I learnt the first letter of Bismillah, I was convinced that God
was unique and all- powerful and when God guided me to under-
take a study of the Quran, my inner soul cried out that Al- Quran was
the Word of God revealed to his Last Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W.).
In my book “Quran, Bible and Science,” I have mentioned these
facts and the book has met with instant success in the entire Chris-
In this book I have devoted myself to discuss all problems from purely
academic angle, rather than that of faith or belief which would have
revealed only my personal convictions. This was because I desired to
be treated by the world as an academician rather than a theologian.
About my faith and belief, God knows what is in one’s heart. I
am convinced that if I identify myself with any creed, people will
invariably dub me as one belonging to such and such group and
feel that whatever I say or do, I do so from only the angle of such
and such creed group. I know my fellow beings very well and un-
derstand their mentality only too well. I wanted to assure them that
all my pronouncements are based on scientific knowledge and not
on any religious dogmas.
Q: This is O.K., but since you have referred to God’s complete
awareness with what is in one’s heart, may we ask what is your
opinion about human heart?
A: Heart is not an apparent and perceptible organ of the body. It
is the abode of faith and source of eternal light.
Q: What are your views on Islamic mission and its future in
A: The best method is to approach the people through in their own
language. I am using the world language in its broadest sense, i.e.
comprehensive of all the factors which go to make any language
complete and expressive of peoples’ views and beliefs.
The principles and the regulations towards which you are inviting
their attention, should be presented in the style with which you
are familiar and which is popular among them. In my book “Quran
Bible and Science”, I have adopted a new style to acquaint the
readers with Quranic truths and to understand the intrinsic value
of al-Quran. This unprejudiced and impartial viewpoint of mine
gave an impetus to the wide circulation in my books.
Firstly, I tried to find out the central point of attention of the Chris-
tians and the style that appeals to their common sense. Thereafter I
achieved this success. After the publication of these books I received
a number of letters from great academicians and research scholars
as well as commoners in which they expressed their interest in my
study of Al-Quran and appreciated it. They felt satisfied with my
views about the Bible and confirmed the fallacies pointed out by me.
I once entertained some Christians at home, in which they expressed
their astonishment over the literature I produced regarding Islam and
inquired the names of exegesis to acquire correct information about it.
Q: What are your activities now?
A: We are now trying to produce a film on “Science, the Quran and
the Origin of Man” as a matter of fact I have deep friendly relations
with Malaysia. The provincial branch of “Dawa-Islamia” has passed
a resolution to produce a film on the Quran and the director of the
producing company visited Paris to prepare a plan for it. This film
is to be in Technicolor.
The duration of its presentation is fifty-five minutes being devoted to
the Quran and the history of the facts related to it, the verses of the
Quran are depicted in this film. Thus it is of great importance. Six
hundred thousand dollars have been collected to produce this film.
The preparation of this film has already been started. To begin with it
will be produced in five languages, and then it will be extended up
to ten. The first print will be in English, then Arabic and French, and
thereafter in other languages. It will be circulated throughout theworld.
Also watch the video The Book of Signs, which is based on Dr.
Maurice Bucaille: “The Bible, The Quran and Science” and “What
is the Origin of Man.”
Due to the neglect of one order of the Holy Prophet (SAW) the
victory at Uhud turned into a defeat. It was a very tough time for
the Muslims They were caught in between the two groups of the
enemy, and many were killed.
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) was surrounded by the enemy, who
spread the rumor that he had died. Most of the Sahabah lost their
balance of mind at this rumor causing major confusion in the ranks.
At that point Ali (RAA) narrated the incident as follows:
“We were surrounded by the enemy, and I could not see the Holy
Prophet (PBUH). I searched for him first among the living and
then among the dead, but I could not find him. I said to mytself,
‘It is impossible for him to fly from the battlefield. It seems that
God is angry with us due to our sins, and must have lifted the
Prophet (PBUH) up to the Heavens. There is no way left for me
except to jump into the enemy lines and fight till I am killed.’ I
therefore attacked the enemy, deeming them with my sword till
I caught sight of the Holy Prophet (PBUH); I was very happy and
was sure that God had been protecting him through the Angels.
I approached him and stood by his side. Meanwhile an enemy
contingent advanced to attack the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The
Prophet (PBUH) said to me, ‘Ali, go and check them.’ I fought
single-handed, killing quite a few of them. After this, yet another
group came to attack him. The Holy Prophet called out again, ‘Ali,
go and check them.’ I fought with that group again single-handed
and put them to their heels.”
It was on this occasion that the Archangel Jibrail (Gabriel) came
and praised Ali (RAA) for his valor and his devotion to the Holy
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said,
“Ali belongs to me and I belong
At this Jibrail remarked: “I belong to you both.” Look at the valor
of Ali (RAA).
He jumps in between the enemy lines single-handed. This act on
the part of Ali (RAA) portrays an unparellel devotion and love for
the Holy Prophet.