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The Islamic Bulletin

Issue 6

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The Islamic Bulletin

Issue 6

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-

tian world.

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

the west?

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

to him.”

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.