Islam and literalism

Jayhawker Soule

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There are streams of Judaism which view the Torah as inspired and beloved but nevertheless the fallible product of man. The same can be said for Christianity.

Is literalism necessary to Islam?
 

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Literal as in "Jews" turn into ACTUAL LITERALS "Pigs", yet a Pig Fossil has being found 7.75 - 4.9 million years ago???
 

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Literalism is neccessary to Islam in the sense that the Quran is infallible, for Gods promise itself is in it that HE will protect it [from distortion] till the last day

but not all Quranic verses are litteral in meaning; there are metophorical one's there and a contextual meaning is derived from many others

this 'infallibility' of the Quran is proven by the verifiable evidence of mass transmission of every single verse of it, i.e, such a large number of people have transmitted it in every generation that it would be virtually impossible for all of them to have colluded to tell a lie, and this form of evidence is considered to be the most concrete in regards to authentication

And the fact that the consensus of the orientalists say that the Quran of today is the original that has been conveyed by the Prophet Muhammad [saw]
 

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Hi Jayhawker,

I think literalism is necessary in Islam. Provided, like earlier said, there are methaphoric verses in the Qur'an at the same time one reading qur'anic verses has to approach them with belief that they are full truth. Also, the Qur'an itself states that people may not understand all of it, but they still must believe. The more one socializes with Qur'an, the more guidance he is said to get and hense more understanding.

One example is the verse that mentions that Allah SWT is not wary of taking a small fly as an example of His Creative Power. Now, to ancient Arabs this may have sounded weird, and they asked: "What does Allah want with this example?" So they laughed it off. Today, centuries later, we have scientists who can tell us about the complex anatomy of a fly. They say that a house fly is able to see full 360 degree and are therefore difficult to surprise.

Check out this article, titled "Fruit fly nervous system provides new solution to fundamental computer network problem"

Fruit fly nervous system provides new solution to fundamental computer network problem | KurzweilAI
 
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