How to study Quran? An advice to Atheists
I wrote following comments; blog “Dwindling In Unbelief”; topic:”Which is more violent, the Bible or the Quran?”; link:
@Richard said…: Sun Feb 09, 04:19:00 PM 2014
“So I check parts of the Quran and sometimes consider comments by Imams in countries that are 90+ % Islam. Yes… I consider translations of imams speaking to Arabic Al Jazeera. Beat your wife soon, she might need it!” Unquote.
This shows that your approach is wrong. These sources which you quote have no status in Islam. Quran itself is self-explanatory. Quran does not delegate any authority to these people.
The correct approach for one, if one wanted to do some research and intended to read its chapter two; then to start with one should have studied the entire chapter two on one’s own. One should have prepared notes while reading, if a question would have naturally arisen from a verse and its context verses; one should have written that question in the note book. If the subsequent verses in the chapter would have cleared the question, one should have noted this also. After the end if there would have been a question which would have not resolved, then one should have again read the chapter and perused it intensively to form an opinion. Afterwards one could discuss such question for clarification. Else it just amounts to hearsay.
One of my atheist friends suggested me reading a book by Christopher Hitchens; I first read the book twice and then started discussing the issues.
If you did not adopt a right approach previously; you can try it now; no harm.
Please have confidence instead of relying on false opinions.
Tue Feb 11, 12:41:00 PM 2014