Have you read the quran?

Profile photo of Alex Alex (@alexsabus) 2 years, 10 months ago

Anyone read it? What is your take on it? Is it worth a read?
Any other suggestions on it?

November 3, 2014 at 3:34 am
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St Emilion (2,991) (@manimal) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

I’ve read it. It was weird.
I wouldn’t say it’s worth a read, it’s just another religious text.

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Alex (63) (@alexsabus) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Could you explain your perspectives and your understanding from the book?

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Alex (550) (@hollowinfinity) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

I felt like I missed a lot because I speak English. I wasnt convinced on the translations.

The only religious text I’ve read, that ive gotten more than just mythology out of is the Tao Te Ching.

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Alex (63) (@alexsabus) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

What do you mean?
Will English speakers encounter problems when reading it?

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Zykanthos (4,758)M (@chodebalm) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

If you don’t mind me asking….why do you want to read it?

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Alex (63) (@alexsabus) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

It a book I’m curious about. Its a famous book, the ancient scripture aspect of it. Also because of a huge religion that it gives base, leading to worlds decision based on the population it represents.

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Ray (4) (@brainofmorbius) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

I have read parts of it and I would say its similar to other ancient texts. Its worth a read.

One book that is also worth a read, but is hard to get through because its so obtuse in a philosophical way is Mein Kampf (“My Struggle” by Adolf Hitler).

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Alex (63) (@alexsabus) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

I have read some Mein Kampf, but have not been able to finish it. I lost interest halfway and also got other books on different topics.

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Ray (4) (@brainofmorbius) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

It is a difficult book to finish, but that’s not really saying much. I’ve read a lot of books that were really hard to finish, that I had to force myself to keep reading. I find that in every book there is some little kernel of wisdom if you plod through the rest. The one passage in Mein Kampf that I always remembered, which described Hitler’s character very well, was he was talking about how to control what he felt were the inferior races and he said:

“The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and continual employment of violence.”

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Mahdi (An Anathema) (0) (@MahdiRashidiCK) 1 year, 7 months ago ago

Hey buddy. My name is Mahdi and I’m from Iran.

You can’t put it in one specific category. You can’t say it’s just philosophy or just historical.

First step to understand it is understanding Arabic language. Because there’s no translate for many words and you should describe the word with your language. Because it’s powerful and precise language. Even more powerful than English. I always say “English language is more regular and more detailed than Persian and Arabic is a step higher than English”. somehow it’s precisest. 

Second step is that you should choose a literary view somewhere in translating according to the sentences conditions in each surah(surah is something like chapters in other books. In Arabic surah means: One ring of chain. and all these surahs has a great linkage.)

After observing these steps you have provided the learning context.

It’s not strange. It’s wonderful. all the law of creation is there. all the historical events is a learning class. science is there. art is there. I researched about Budism, Christian, Jews, Illuminati, Freemasonry, Nlp, Metaphysics, Mathematics, Philosophy, All kinds of Arts, Psychology and so many other things. Frankly without flattery Quran is a big great knowledge art. everything is there. Anthropology, Sociology, Theology and all things we discovered, we see now and we will discover.  

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Anonymous (1) (@) 1 year, 7 months ago ago

It is well worth a read even with no intention of becoming muslim.I converted to islam in 2012 and although I no longer practise it I’m glad that I learned about it and actually realised that it holds wisdom :)

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