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Verses of Qur’an on Taj Mahal

https://www.quora.com/What-is-written-on-Taj-Mahal-wall

The Surahs which had been quoted are:

Ya Sin – Surah 36, the Crowds – Surah 39, Victory – Surah 48, Dominion – Surah 67, Those Sent-forth – Surah 77, The Folding Up – Surah 81, the Cleaving Asunder – Surah 82, The Rending Asunder – Surah 84 and The Sun – Surah 91 etc.

The ninety nine names of Allah had been found inscribed on the sides. of the actual tomb of Mumtaz Mahal.

Red or Yellow Heifer? (Qur’an 2:69 vs. Numbers 19:2)

Qur’an 2:69

They said, Call on your Lord for us, to show us what colour she should be. He answered, God says she should be a bright yellow heifer, pleasing to the eye.

VERSUS

Numbers 19:2 King James Version (KJV)

2 This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:

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Muhammad Asad (Leopold Weiss) on Qur’an 2:72

I MAKE NO JUDGMENTS AS TO THE VALIDITY OR INVALIDLY OF HIS ARGUMENTS.

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Bart Ehrman on Qur’an being Preserved

Refuting John Wansbrough on Qur’anic Manuscripts from the 1st Century AH / 7th Century BCE …”simply do not exist”

“…the manuscripts for the Qur’an within the century in which it was purported to have been compiled, the seventh century, simply do not exist”

Ref:  
The Sectarian Milieu: Content and Composition Of Islamic Salvation History (Oxford, 1978)
http://www.debate.org.uk/debate-topics/historical/the-bible-and-the-quran/the-qurans-manuscript-evidence/


The deceased “doctor” , has made an interesting claim. Perhaps he did not have access to or was not aware of the numerous Qur’anic Manuscripts that come from within the FIRST CENTURY AH or Seventh Century CE.

I will endeavour to make a list of some of the manuscripts available. To make the task even more rigorous,  I will restrict myself to manuscripts which have been radiocarbon-dated and are from Western Universities/Institutions . Let us begin:

(Note: THIS BY NO MEANS IS AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST.)

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Qur’an 21:105 and Psalm 37:11

Qur’an 21:105

Before this We wrote in the Psalms, after the Message (given to Moses): My servants the righteous, shall inherit the earth."
Psalm 37:11
But the humble shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

 

The tunnels that house old Qur’ans- BBC News

Blogging Theology

‘How to dispose of old or damaged copies of the Koran can be a sensitive topic in Pakistan. An underground shrine in Quetta is offering a solution. Buried deep within the tunnels are sacks overflowing with copies of the holy book.’

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Qur’an is the FIRST to determine Gender of Worker Bee

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“…Obedience: for so work the honey-bees, Creatures that by a rule in nature teach The act of order to a peopled kingdom. They have a king and officers of sorts;….”-Shakespeare’s Henry V

Boy did Shakespeare get it wrong! As we know from modern science, the head of the bee colony is in fact a Queen and not a King.

In addition to this we are told that the first to discover the gender of the worker bee is Charles Butler (1571 –1647) : “he was among the first to assert that drones are male and the queen female, though he believed worker bees lay eggs.”.

Wikipedia has been grossly misinformed……

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The Name John/Yahya in the Bible and Qur’an

Luke 1:59-61New Living Translation (NLT)

59 When the baby was eight days old, they all came for the circumcision ceremony. They wanted to name him Zechariah, after his father. 60 But Elizabeth said, “No! His name is John!”

61 “What?” they exclaimed. “There is no one in all your family by that name.”

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Qur’an Verse (19:7)

Arberry: ‘O Zachariah, We give thee good tidings of a boy, whose name is John. No namesake have We given him aforetime.

91.7 % of the Qur’an in First Century AH vs 0 % of the Bible in First Century AD

Keeping aside the oral tradition of the Qur’an of which the Bible does not have in Greek , let alone in Aramaic ( the language which Jesus spoke); how does the textual integrity of the surviving manuscripts of each respective book compare?

Just considering the first hundred years of each respective calendar (the Islamic Calendar vs the Christian Calendar), we find that within the early first century the Muslims can boast a 91.7 % completion rate . As for the Christians they do not have a Biblical fragment until the second century, and even then it is the size of a credit card. Moreover just based on manuscripts, it would take more than 300 years to get a complete Bible.

References

http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Quran/Text/Mss/hijazi.html

http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Quran/Text/Mss/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_manuscript

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_Testament_papyri

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