Mughal wrote:Dear friends, please be patient. I will try and explain this surah as to what it means as and when I get the time. On the other hand, one can see my other posts on this forum where I explain the main ideas about understanding the message in the quran.
Regards and all the best.
The word "means" is a subjective one. If a word in Quran means one thing to YOU - it very well may mean something else to others.
A classic example is those Biblical Stories from the HB told & interpreted at length in the Jewish Talmud - compare that to same stories told (rather repeated) in the Quran where Abraham, Issac - all the way to Jesus all were "Muslims & preached Islam". No they were not. Period.
Frankly, when people like you who take upon themselves to "interpret" the true meanings of same players described in HB & NT - you are causing an irreparable harm between Judea-Christianity & Islam. One can appreciate your effort to present Islam as "authentic, original etc. erc. But we can not ignore facts & chronological order of evens throughout history.
For the 1000 time.
Fact: Islam was created in 632 ACE by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Not a day earlier or a day later
Fact: Judea was formed by Prophet Abraham (pbuh) some 2000 BCE when he receive his calling form God (Elohim)
Fact: Jesus who's 12 disciples had formed Christianity, he was born & lived between years 1-33 ACE also himself was a Jewish.
Fact: HB was compiled over 1500 years & NT over hundreds of years - both contain wisdom of people of their time.
Fact: Qurran's entire content. 70% derived from Judea. 20% from Christianity. 5% from Zoroastrian & remaining 5% from per-Islamic pagan rituals practiced in Mekkah. It's entire content was dictated from the mouth of only one man & over mere 23 years of Prophet Muhammad's prophecy.
It's time to wake up to realities. I don't thing your posted encyclopedia change many people's mind here to accept your version of Islam - rather a big yan - yeah yeah yeah have heart & read it before.
Think about it mughal