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Does the Qur’an have contradictions?

a. What the Qur’an is telling us about the Qur’an

The Qur’an is telling us that it is a perfect, because it was preserved on pages:

“[Inscribed] in a Preserved Slate.” (Qur’an 85:22)

Therefore the Qur’an can be tested on perfection. There shouldn’t be any contradiction in it. Another claim in the Qur’an about the Qur’an is the defense of Muslims:

“And they do not come to you with an argument except that We bring you the truth and the best explanation.” (Quran 25:33).

b. Qur’an in the eyes of a neutral reader

The defense of the Qur’an by a Muslim should be understandable in a rational way to non-Muslims. When Muslims are not able to defend the Qur’an this implies that Quran 25:33 is not true and that therefore the Qur’an is not perfect. Any contradiction is evidence that the Qur’an is not perfect and that therefore Qur’an 85:22 is not true.

c. Conclusion

A perfect book cannot exist, because perfection cannot be in a book. There is no perfect language available. The neutral reader only have to search for an contradiction. The outcome is that the Qur’an does contain contradictions and historical inaccuracies.

Does the Qur'an have errors?