Quran & Sunnah

Necessity for 4 x Witnesses – is a ‘Gag Order’!

وَالَّذِينَ يَرْمُونَ الْمُحْصَنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَأْتُوا بِأَرْبَعَةِ شُهَدَاءَ فَاجْلِدُوهُمْ ثَمَانِينَ جَلْدَةً وَلَا تَقْبَلُوا لَهُمْ شَهَادَةً أَبَدًا وَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ And those who accuse chaste women (of fornication/adultery) then fail to produce 4 x witnesses; flog them 80 stripes – and do not accept their testimony ever again – and they are the ones who are … Continue reading

An Introduction to Quran (قرآن): Part 1 – The Structure
Quran & Sunnah

An Introduction to Quran (قرآن): Part 1 – The Structure

I am writing this article to help the non-muslims – especially, but not limited to, people having a Jewish or Christian background – in understanding the ‘Structure‘, ‘Style‘ and ‘Sequence‘ of the Holy Quran. However, even muslims, who are a bit less-versed with the style of the Holy Quran, shall also find it beneficial, as an … Continue reading

Quran & Sunnah

Verse 10, Chapter 53 (سورة النجم): A Case of Mistaken Referential Ambiguity

فَأَوْحَى إِلَى عَبْدِهِ مَا أَوْحَى Thus He conveyed to His servant whatever He conveyed Quoted above is a verse from the 53rd chapter of the Holy Quran titled ‘The Star’. Unfortunately, due to a failure to realize a literary tactic employed by our Lord, our commentators have made a real mess of the interpretation of … Continue reading