How historically reliable is the Quran?

How historically reliable is the Quran?

How historically reliable is the Quran?

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In this interview, Alan Shlemon explains that the Quran is historically unreliable, especially in comparison to the Bible, by the standards of manuscript evidence and source criticism.

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  1. Saman Durrani

    well of course the Quran has bits from the original bible – it came to confirm the truth from previous prophets of which some parts had been changed by people

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  2. Habib Hassen

    Those are just claims. How do you explain scientific discoveries written in the Quran 1400 years ago (the embryo process, and the big bang for expample)? How do you explain the prophesies that had already come true from the Quran (the fall of the roman empire for example)?

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  3. Altaïr Ibn La Ahad

    The reason why you find only few quranic manuscripts, because the primary source that the Quran was transmitted with it is called"The oral Tradion" in Arabic we say "tawator" "تواتر"which is the way we memorise the Quran from cover to cover then passing it to the other generations, however we do not say that we don't have manuscripts that was written before, but if the Quran was only transmitted by manuscripts then the chances of having contractions between the texts are very high, that's why the Bible have so many contradictions, because the way of transmitting the Bible was pick and choose transmition, in other words you are left with 10000 manuscripts that no one knows which manuscript represent the original Bible that Jesus used to preach. And don't tell me that Jesus was holding Mark Luke Matthew in his hands while he was preaching, if the Christian claims that the Bible that they are holding in their hand is from Jesus, then what's with the so many versions that are being published as a revised version for it? Why do we have many versions of the Bible that sometimes had texts being kept and in other versions are omitted ? Who are the gospel writers ? Was Mark Luke John Matthew desciples of Jesus? were they truthful? Do they followed Jesus in their life? Were they trustworthy ? Do we have their biography? How can we know that the K.G.V or any other version is correct? Does Jesus used to carry with him the K.G.V the R.S.V or any other version when he used to preach? the Christians are like trying to find a needle in a haystack! You will never find the original Bible, because it doesn't have a guarantee of preservation ! The Quran have. Allah says in the Quran << Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur'an) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption)>> we the Muslims we don't need manuscripts to prove the authenticity of our Quran because the preservation of the Quran itself is considered a science and a miracle! We have thousands and thousands of ways to prove the authenticity of the Quran one of them is called "علم الرجال" which means the biography or the science of man that study the life of the people who have transmitted the Quran in the most accurate way.
    I advise you all to follow the last Message of Allah, Islam is the only religion on Earth that it didn't get corrupted, if you want salvation it's through the mercy of Allah all you have to do is to repent sincerely and Allah is the only one who is capable to erase all of your sins, Assalamualaikum warahmatu Allahi ta'ala wabarakatuhu.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  4. Bluegachue4-[Rsps-pk]

    😂

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  5. bobolos prabo

    LOL. LOL. if only i can multiply the font size sigh

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  6. Arif Ekrami

    Bible change every christian knows this

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  7. Abdifatah 5000

    Passing with flying colors he says 😂😂😂😂😂 not 😂😂😂This is the most Bias vid ever

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  8. Sophia Anwar

    does he not realize that three abrahamic religions might have similarities lol

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  9. Mohmemed Ahmed

    The Qur'an is a guide to murder, slaughter and terrorism.

    Say in the interpretation of the verse: When the sacred months then kill the idolaters wherever ye find and take them and count them and Aqta them all repent, and they set up prayer and pay Zakat then leave their way} means the bulk of Hereafter, saying: {When the sacred months} ​​If passed and went and came out, said to him: Slkhana month as well as Nskh Slkha and Slokha, meaning: We came out of it, and him as saying: sheep Mslokhh, in the sense: stripped of her skin director of it means months campus: the November, and the argument, and Muharram, or but I want in this place flayed taboo alone, because the software was innocently The day of the oldest Hajj, so it is known that they did not postpone all the sacred months; We have demonstrated the validity of that in the past. But when it was connected to the last two months before it, the two forbidden persons, and the last of them was the third and they are all connected to each other: And the meaning of words: If the sacred months have elapsed from the three who did not reign for them, or who have had their reign, Venqadwa reign Bmazhardhm enemies on the Messenger of Allah and his companions, or to their reign was known for others; {So kill the polytheists.} He says: So kill them (where you found them.) He says: Where you found them from the land, in the wilderness and in the swamps. {And take them} He says: And capture them {And confine them} He says: And prevent them from conducting themselves in the countries of Islam and entering Mecca. {And set them all observatories.} He says: And prepare for them with demand to kill them or their families every setting. It means: every path and an observation, and it is the verb of the saying that I have observed so-and-so that I observe it, meaning: his neck. {} Repent says the returned from what he forbade them from polytheism and ingratitude of the prophecy of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him to unify the worship of God and devotion to him, without gods and peers, and to acknowledge the prophethood of Muhammad, peace be upon him. (And establish the prayers) He says: And pay the limits of what God has enjoined upon them of prayers. (Let them leave their paths) He says: Let them dispose of your country and enter the Sacred House. We have mentioned the difference between those who were deferred until the infidelity of the sacred month. And according to what we said in the interpretation of that, the people of interpretation said. He said that as: 12793 – Tell us the top Abdul bin continued al-Asadi, he said: Tna Abdullah ibn Musa, said: Tell us Abu Jaafar al-Razi for spring, Anas said: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him: "From the minimum difference fidelity God alone and worship does not involve anything to him, leaves her and God bless him satisfied, "he said, Anas said: it is the religion of God, who came by the Apostles, and Bulgoh from their Lord before the playfulness of the conversations and the different whims and desires, so to believe in the book of Allah in the last what Allah revealed, Allah said: { If they repent and perform the prayers, and pay the zakat, then leave their paths. Then he said in another verse: {So if they repent and perform the prayers and pay zakat, then your brothers are in religion.) 9 11 12794 – Beshr Ibn Mu`adh told us: “Thana Yazid”, he said: “Than Sa`id,” on the authority of Qatadah, when he said: “If the next month breaks down, the next month

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  10. Mohmemed Ahmed

    The Qur'an is a guide to murder, slaughter and terrorism.

    Say in the interpretation of the verse: When the sacred months then kill the idolaters wherever ye find and take them and count them and Aqta them all repent, and they set up prayer and pay Zakat then leave their way} means the bulk of Hereafter, saying: {When the sacred months} ​​If passed and went and came out, said to him: Slkhana month as well as Nskh Slkha and Slokha, meaning: We came out of it, and him as saying: sheep Mslokhh, in the sense: stripped of her skin director of it means months campus: the November, and the argument, and Muharram, or but I want in this place flayed taboo alone, because the software was innocently The day of the oldest Hajj, so it is known that they did not postpone all the sacred months; We have demonstrated the validity of that in the past. But when it was connected to the last two months before it, the two forbidden persons, and the last of them was the third and they are all connected to each other: And the meaning of words: If the sacred months have elapsed from the three who did not reign for them, or who have had their reign, Venqadwa reign Bmazhardhm enemies on the Messenger of Allah and his companions, or to their reign was known for others; {So kill the polytheists.} He says: So kill them (where you found them.) He says: Where you found them from the land, in the wilderness and in the swamps. {And take them} He says: And capture them {And confine them} He says: And prevent them from conducting themselves in the countries of Islam and entering Mecca. {And set them all observatories.} He says: And prepare for them with demand to kill them or their families every setting. It means: every path and an observation, and it is the verb of the saying that I have observed so-and-so that I observe it, meaning: his neck. {} Repent says the returned from what he forbade them from polytheism and ingratitude of the prophecy of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him to unify the worship of God and devotion to him, without gods and peers, and to acknowledge the prophethood of Muhammad, peace be upon him. (And establish the prayers) He says: And pay the limits of what God has enjoined upon them of prayers. (Let them leave their paths) He says: Let them dispose of your country and enter the Sacred House. We have mentioned the difference between those who were deferred until the infidelity of the sacred month. And according to what we said in the interpretation of that, the people of interpretation said. He said that as: 12793 – Tell us the top Abdul bin continued al-Asadi, he said: Tna Abdullah ibn Musa, said: Tell us Abu Jaafar al-Razi for spring, Anas said: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him: "From the minimum difference fidelity God alone and worship does not involve anything to him, leaves her and God bless him satisfied, "he said, Anas said: it is the religion of God, who came by the Apostles, and Bulgoh from their Lord before the playfulness of the conversations and the different whims and desires, so to believe in the book of Allah in the last what Allah revealed, Allah said: { If they repent and perform the prayers, and pay the zakat, then leave their paths. Then he said in another verse: {So if they repent and perform the prayers and pay zakat, then your brothers are in religion.) 9 11 12794 – Beshr Ibn Mu`adh told us: “Thana Yazid”, he said: “Than Sa`id,” on the authority of Qatadah, when he said: “If the next month breaks down, the next month

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  11. Andrej O

    Jesus rose form the dead

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  12. 57Aqua57

    I don't think the Quran is unchanged or perfect by any means. But to say the Bible is the same and has stayed the same is a complete lie. There is overwhelming evidence that it was been changed multiple times. TREY the Explainer made a video called "10 Changes Made to the Bible (Part 1 of 2)" that shows some examples. And guess what? He cites sources!

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  13. Bitter Truths

    The source of Quran is the Cave of Hira and it is opening of the bottomless pit. The pit starts from Jabel Al Noor and leads in more than one direction to Bermuda Triangle and Dragon Triangle. The center points of these three locations are equally distanced. These three are within 20-25 deg. N parallel (latitude) belt. This is the mystery behind Bermuda and Dragon Triangles as well.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  14. Endy Kakiay

    Major blow? Cite your source, Alan. Cite reliable credible sources of the writers of the Quran doing that. Simple.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  15. Iman Boost

    Muhammad could not read nor write.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  16. Khaled Madani

    Source: "Dude trust me"

    I dont like committing on YouTube, but dude stupid liars like you should be stopped and banned from talking in public places.

    I am only asking you to think once not twice, only once before talking.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  17. Roberto _017

    Muslims watching this 👩🏻‍🦯🧑🏻‍🦯

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  18. Ahmed Pathan

    The Quran also pulls from books of Modern Science too. Example :
    1) Number of times word "Sea" is mentioned : 32 times
    Number of times word "Land" is mentioned : 13 times 'Sea'+'Land' = 32 + 13 = 45
    % of Sea = 32 ÷ 45 x 100 = 71.11111111%
    % of Land = 13 ÷ 45 x 100 = 28.88888889%

    2) There are 5100 Verses in the Quran from the begging till the Iron Verse.
    The Iron core of Earth is 5100 km from the Surface.

    3) The verse that contains the word Sacred Mosque (Kaaba) and the verse that contains Al-Aqsa Mosque are separated by 767 verses.
    The distance between the two mosques is 767 miles.

    4) The word "Star" and the word "Earth" in the Quran's chapter "The Star" are separated by 861 letters.
    The distance between Earth and The Brightest Star in our sky is 861 Centi Light-years.

    This shows that if it didn't come from Allah, then Prophet Muhammad Pbuh was definitely a Time Traveller.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  19. Usama Javed

    This guy is an idiot,

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  20. Leo Hernandez

    Why oh why do you Christians think that the existance of thousands of manuscripts renders the Bible to be reliable when it is well known that no two of these manuscripts are alike and are replete with scribal errors both innocent ones such as those attributable to writers fatigue and purposeful efforts meant to change the text to conform more to the developing Pauline Christology? The holy Quran is far and away the more reliable document of revelation than any book in the New Testament precisely because it’s has been preserved in the original language of the community to which it was revealed. The NT is written in a language not spoken by the community of believers who followed Christ while he was on earth. The Quran was gathered in book form some 20 years after the prophet’ s death. The word “Quran” means “recitation” so once it became apparent to the caliph Uthman that the Quran was being recited differently in different regions of the growing Islamic lands, he gathered all of the closest living companions of the prophet to set the word down in book form. This was not a difficult task as many of the people alive during the prophet’s life were still around AND the Quran, being a recitation had been memorized by many of these companions. This tradition of memorization continues to this day. The fact that much of the Quran is in verse makes the memorization easier and it makes it easier to spot errors in recitation as the cadence and rhyming patterns are disrupted. The NT gospels were documents recording word of mouth stories people told about Christ years after his ascension. (Mark 66 AD, Matthew& Luke 85 AD, John 90 AD) Of the 14 epistles of Paul 6 of them are disputed among biblical scholars and suspected forgeries. Regardless, if you compare what Christ is reported to have said in the synoptic gospels, particularly Matthew ( the most Jewish of the three) with what Paul says in the undisputed letters you will find glaring contradictions! These thousands of manuscripts that you have are historically useless in preserving anything let alone a message from the Almighty. Your Bible because it is sourced from these thousands of manuscripts relating a mish mash of contradictory and sometimes downright dishonest translations of the Hebrew Bible is not only unreliable it is a document whose purpose is to sell an exclusionary belief system that has led to the fine Christian tradition of intolerance and a colonialist mindset of cultural superiority.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  21. GODWILLPREVAIL

    The Quran is fake. Jesus can only save you!!!

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  22. Mahbub khan

    He should have provide some documental studies on what he was talking about. He just claim like other people that Bible has passed all the test while it never was. Probably he is like Jay Smith who actually hide all the facts and present some irrelevant portion of sources that make people confuse and get shut in front of Muslim Scholar.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  23. om sa

    Unlike bible Quran is preserved by memorization and tracable sanad

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  24. Hadi

    Lol

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  25. Ayhem Shaban

    This man is the biggest lier in the world.

    There are thousands of Quran manuscripts, for example there is a museum in DC that has all sorts of old Quran manuscripts, and there is a quran manuscript in Birmingham and its believed to be the oldest written Quran.

    Links of Quran manuscripts:

    https://youtu.be/z0Q19RT6LYc

    https://youtu.be/SRYN7zQHfxM

    https://youtu.be/9NUDPJm2vaE

    https://youtu.be/jowQond7_UE

    https://youtu.be/mqyzrScyAqA

    https://youtu.be/qaMKJYOAXEk

    And here is a video that clearly shows how do we know that Quran is 100% been preserved:

    https://youtu.be/n281Zyywyn4
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    Also Quran is memorialized by muslims since its existence, and people passed it out in generations with the manuscripts of course .

    When we (trust worthy humans) saw the old manuscripts of the Quran and we read them. We came to a conclusion that it's the same quran that we have today.

    So, this channel must stop lying. Because it's not just and not fair to have an anti islamist talk about islam.

    In fact, according to historians, the oldest manuscripts of the bible was written 40 to 100 years after (what so called the crucifixion). And historians say that we dont know who is (john, mark , look, and Matthew etc…) that's why the books in the bible say: according to….

    Also former Christian historians say:

    The first defense of the doctrine of the Trinity was in the early 3rd century by the early church father Tertullian. He explicitly defined the Trinity as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and defended his theology against "Praxeas", though he noted that the majority of the believers in his day found issue with his doctrine.

    (YOU CAN CLEARLY SEARCH IT ON GOOGLE)

    On an advice for this channel and this man, to not be ignorant and STOP lying to people.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  26. Naved

    Bible and Quran are the same. Full of fairytale and bronze age mythology.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  27. Rohail

    When there are enough signs in the Quran to be the word of Allah then there must be no doubt .
    Example :
    In Quran , Allah says that it is he who have send down iron on Earth ( study surah 57 ) .
    Today , science says that iron was not formed on Earth and not even in our solar system . ( study on Google )
    There are various signs like that .

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  28. TheAxeliono

    As a christian I wish he gave any sort of verifiable information like places to check or research because no one is gonna just watch a 3 min video of a non scholar and take him seriously

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  29. Fahad Abrar

    I’m not even a Muslim, and never will be. But most scholars agree that the Quran was transmitted properly. And no, the Bible doesn’t pass with flying colors, the Bible fails miserably. Ever heard of Bart Ehrman. This man is a petty liar!!!

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  30. Sauk Raya

    LOL. Who trust YouTuber?

    "These portions must have been in a form that is very close to the form of the Koran read today, supporting the view that the text has undergone little or no alteration and that it can be dated to a point very close to the time it was believed to be revealed."
    'Oldest' Koran fragments found in Birmingham University.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-33436021

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  31. Sajit Bukht

    What a big hypocrite this person is. All the original sources of the Quran of the seventh century were scanned and documented, and scholars didn't find any contradiction.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  32. sIbrahim Asamuddin

    It is a tradition of a muslim to memorise chapter from the quran or the whole quran during ancient time or in the early part of islam as you can see it today in the islamic country and recite chapters in the quran everytime a muslim perform prayer from the time of muhammad (PUB) until today. So oral tradition is strong let alone the written record of the quran. And its error's free is a proof of its originality and still stands today as a challenge to non muslims.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  33. sIbrahim Asamuddin

    It is a tradition of a muslim to memorise chapter from the quran or the whole quran during ancient time or in the early part of islam as you can see it today in the islamic country and recite chapters in the quran everytime a muslim perform prayer from the time of muhammad (PUB) until today. So oral tradition is strong let alone the written record of the quran. And its error's free is a proof of its originality and its authenticity and still stands today as a challenge to non muslims.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  34. IDRECE GHADIE

    LMAOOOO this guy just said "scholars.." and didn't quote one. We hve authentic chains of narration that go back to the prophet. he said that the quran gets things from the bible when the first bible in arabic was translated  in 867 AD.  It's called the Mt. Sinai Arabic Codex 151.  Muhammad was illiterate.  These are just lies. LMAOO

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  35. Ateyo

    All those books are inaccurate and full of contradictions.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  36. language doctor

    Criticism is a healthy activity but it should not be for the sake of Criticism but some people are stupid what can I say

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  37. I Killed The Wendigo

    Thank you guys shalom

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  38. Bryon Covington

    The Quran is proof that Islam is a false religion, allah is false god (probably a demon) and Muhammad is a false morally reprehensible man claiming to be a prophet.
    How do muslims explain the evidence of tampering in the Quran below. And don’t give me that nonsense about oral preservation

    https://www.answering-islam.org/Quran/Text/index.html

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  39. Stephen Connolly

    This commentator appears to be ignorant about Tajweed – the oral preservation and elocution of the Qur'an (down to the syllable). If he had a point of substance in this subject he would have published his contentions in the academic literature, which he has not.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  40. bilal massoud-kahsay

    Please stop lying , the bible has been corrupted in every way

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  41. B T

    The guy should stop lying! There are around 250k Arabic manuscripts compared to around 7k Greek NT manuscripts. Muslims study Quranic manuscripts and write books about them. Most of the Quranic manuscripts are available for studying even for non-Muslims. That's why you have so many books written on the subject by non-Muslims. On the other hand you have Christians hiding their biblical manuscripts from non-Christians and only God knows how they're changing them. It took like 60 years for the Dead Sea Scrolls to finely published. Or remember the recent story when Christians were hiding an Egyptian mask which supposedly had some verses of gospel of Mark written on it, which turned out to be a lie. So this guy should really stop saying nonsense.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  42. Hamid Mahdaoui

    That 's very strange.. , so why there is one Quran and many Bibles in the other side!!!? there is no doubt the Quran is reliable

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  43. preapple

    There are no complete Qurans anywhere in the world available for the first Muslim century

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  44. Abdulrafi Shaheed

    This guy is aliar and have no idea what he is talking when it comes to the Quran.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply
  45. James J. Combe-Bouquet

    In the wake of the Birmingham Quran manuscript news story of 2015, Gabriel Said Reynolds, professor of Islamic Studies and Theology, published a commentary clarifying the unique differences between extant ancient Qur'an copies. He defines the lower text of the Sana'a palimpsest as ”a rare Qur’anic palimpsest – a manuscript preserving an original Qur’an text that had been erased and written over with a new Qur’an text.” Reynolds explains that the lower script of the Sana'a palimpsest ”has so many variants that one might imagine it is a vestige of an ancient version that somehow survived Uthman’s burning of all versions of the Qur’an except his own.” He concludes this finding is problematic because the Sana'a variants ”do not match the variants reported in medieval literature for those codices kept by companions” of Muhammad. Furthermore, Reynolds affirms the ”Sanaa manuscript… is almost certainly the most ancient Qur’an manuscript [and] contains a surprising number of variants, including completely different words.” Reynolds concludes that the Sana'a manuscript is ”our most ancient manuscript of the Qur’an [and] does not agree with the standard text read around the world today.”[27] However with the radiocarbon-dating of the Birmingham Quran manuscript to before the year 645 with a 95.4% accuracy, the latter is believed to be older then the Sana'a manuscript, and is seen as the oldest Quran manuscript.[28] Moreso, the discovery of a Quran manuscript by the University of Tübingen in 2014 also proved to date from the early second half of the 7th century.[29] A more recent study of one of the most ancient Quran manuscripts by François Déroche was the Codex Parisino-petropolitanus, containing 46% of the text of the Quran,[30] dated to the early second half of the 7th century,[31] from around the same as the Sana'a manuscript.

    February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am Reply

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