Muslims believe the Qur’an is a perfect revelation from God, and the Qur’an describes itself as an unassailable Scripture which falsehood cannot touch from any angle (Surah 41:41-42).
Since I read the Qur’an, and was powerfully moved by what I read, I have tried to encourage my Christian friends to read it. I have had very little success. I understand on one level, because Christians feel a profound fear of doing anything which might compromise their faith or draw them away from Jesus. Also, the way the media often portrays Islam can lead Christians to be frightened of and resistant to the religion.
But what if the Qur’an really is a perfect revelation from God? What if the claims it makes within its pages are true; that Islam really is the religion above all other religions, and that it contains the clearest direction for humankind when it comes to matters of faith? Is it really wise to simply disregard the Qur’an based on hearsay, without having read it?
Before I read the Qur’an for the first time, I prayed about it. This seemed wise, because surely if we go to God with a humble heart and ask for His direction, He will not guide us in any way that is detrimental to our spiritual health. God directed me to read the Qur’an, and what I discovered was a life-changing Scripture more beautiful than I had ever imagined.
I would like to invite you to read my short book, Discovering the Qur’an, which was birthed from the notes that I made while reading the Qur’an for the first time. The book highlights some of the similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam, and also tells of some of the things that surprised me about the Qur’an, as well as some of the things that left me feeling confused and needing further direction.
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