Are These Contradictions in the Quran? (Open Forum)

I am not posting this as a polemic or accusation against Islam or the Ancient Quran however as a Christian Apologist I have only noted issues I have located within the Islam Holy Book that do not make much sense to me or some of my Christian Brothers and Sisters. So I add this to Beacon Apologetics as a discussion forum. I would like to hear from and get constructive information as to understand what I have read from the Islamic beliefs and writings. They are nagging topics that keep popping up and I would like to get clarity. God Bless!

The Earth according to the Quran:
Quran 27:61
Is not He (better than your gods) Who has made the earth as A FIXED ABODE, and has placed rivers in its midst, and has placed firm mountains therein, and has set a barrier between the two seas (of salt and sweet water). Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Nay, but most of them know not.

So is this saying the Earth is not moving? “A Fixed Abode”?

What Holds Birds Up in the Air?
Do they not look at the birds, held poised in the midst of (the air and) the sky?
Nothing holds them up but (the power of) God.
Verily in this are signs for those who believe. Surah 16:79

What about aerodynamics?

Can Ants Talk?
Till, when they reached the Valley of the Ants, an ant said: O ants! Enter your dwellings lest Solomon and his armies crush you, unperceiving. And (Solomon) smiled, laughing at her speech, and said: My Lord, (Surah 27:18-19a)

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Adam was 90 feet tall?
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, “Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall. When He created him, He said to him, “Go and greet that group of angels, and listen to their reply, for it will be your greeting (salutation) and the greeting (salutations of your offspring.” So, Adam said (to the angels), As-Salamu Alaikum (i.e. Peace be upon you). The angels said, “As-salamu Alaika wa Rahmatu-l-lahi” (i.e. Peace and Allah’s Mercy be upon you). Thus the angels added to Adam’s salutation the expression, ‘Wa Rahmatu-l-lahi,’ Any person who will enter Paradise will resemble Adam (in appearance and figure).People have been decreasing in stature since Adam’s creation. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 55, Number 543)

These are a few of my questions and other Christian Apologists I know would like answers to. I ask these questions in peace and understanding.

God Bless
Brian Mason

Muslims: By Your Own Book You Say The Bible Is Not Corrupt!

Muhammed was not even born until 570 ad and the Bible was already in existance. The Muslims state consistantly that the Bible was corrupted. Answer me this then…”Why does the Qur’an say that the Psalms, Gospels and the Torah were sent to us by God”?

The Psalms: Surah 4: 163   Indeed, We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], as We revealed to Noah and the prophets after him. And we revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, the Descendants, Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David We gave the book [of Psalms].  

The Gospel: Surah 5: 46   Subsequent to them, we sent Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming the previous scripture, the Torah. We gave him the Gospel, containing guidance and light, and confirming the previous scriptures, the Torah, and augmenting its guidance and light, and to enlighten the righteous.

The Torah: Surah 2: 87 And We did certainly give Moses the Torah and followed up after him with messengers. And We gave Jesus, the son of Mary, clear proofs and supported him with the Pure Spirit. But is it [not] that every time a messenger came to you, [O Children of Israel], with what your souls did not desire, you were arrogant? And a party [of messengers] you denied and another party you killed. ,

If all were given by God, how does that fit with Muslims saying the Bible is corrupted? The Qur’an says the word of God cannot be changed or altered!

Surah 6:115  And the word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice. None can alter His words, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

God Bless

Brian Mason

 
 

 

Why Jesus is “The Only Way” and not Buddha or Muhammad.

Red Alert! Jesus claimed, and you can read it for yourself, that he is the only way to God!

John 14: 6, Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. How clearer could it have been stated? And to take it a step further he said that “whoever rejects him, rejects the one that sent him” Luke 10:16 “The one who listens to you listens to Me, and the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.”

Some may go and make the accusation that “all religions have the same kind of message, however they would sincerely need to re-evaluate that statement. Muhammad the founder of Islam and Siddharta the founder of Buddhism are both dead and still in their graves. But Jesus the Messiah is risen! Very crucial indeed! Jesus’ disciples claimed him to be God.

John 1: 1 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Jesus himself claimed to be God, read John 10: 30-34, 30 I and the Father are one.”
31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Has it not been written in your Law, ‘I SAID, YOU ARE GODS’?

Can you name any other founder of a major religion that has made that claim? Jesus was coined at one time as “Either a Lunatic, Liar or Lord” However Jesus put that statement to rest by saying his resurrection would be proof of him being Messiah in the scripture;

Matthew 12: 38-42, 38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” 39 But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet; 40 for just as JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEA MONSTER, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation at the judgment, and will condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. 42 The Queen of the South will rise up with this generation at the judgment and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.

Jesus is more than a preference, HE IS THE ONLY WAY!

Amen!

Brian Mason