Category Archives: Methodology

Dialogue With Wakas – Masjid Al-Haram pt 4

In a separate discussion on Free-Minds forum, Wakas mentions that he did not factor in nuh in the analysis of the passage because he is only mentioned ‘in passing’.  He says: I discuss Moses, but not Nuh as he is … Continue reading

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Dialogue With Wakas – Masjid Al-Haram pt 3

Further analysing Wakas’s first passage analysis, he says: The use of “bi” and “ila” in 17:1 suggest God took with/by His servant from A to B. Since we have ruled out a physical journey, this only leaves a spiritual journey … Continue reading

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Dialogue With Wakas – Masjid Al-Haram pt 2

Wakas continues : It is clear from 17:1 the reason given for taking His servant from A to B was to be shown some of God’s signs/ayat. Hence a possible link to Moses in 17:2 with “and We gave Moses … Continue reading

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Dialogue With Wakas – Masjid Al-Haram pt 1

Wakas’ approach favours the cross sectional analysis of word occurences. This is a favourite method among Quranists who use the Concordance of the Quran to see where each word appears. I don’t believe this method is wrong, in fact if Quran … Continue reading

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Dialogues with Wakas: Introduction

This dialogue began with my inquiry into authoritarian (not the same as authoriTATIVE) readings of Quran. I believe there is no such thing as any authorised readings and that each person must decide the best meanings for himself. Wakas has … Continue reading

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