The basic question one must ask
oneself is "Could this Qur'an be the words of any
other than God." In reaching your conclusions there
are a number of factors to bring into your judgement.
Firstly we must consider how this object came into existence
and how reliable is the description offered of how it
came into existence. Then we need to begin our investigation
of the object in question. Through doing this we begin
to notice certain characteristics about the text and
start to study it in detail, noticing certain subtleties.
The establishment of general consistency with our knowledge
is of primary importance since if we find things in
it which contradict what we know, it will immediately
be making demands on our credulity rather than challenging
our conscience to accept it as true, so that we would
feel guilty not accepting it. Further investigation
shows consistency with current knowledge that is quite
amazing. Coincidence also plays an interesting role
in discovering curiosities about the Qur'an which show
some amazing aspects of the structure. In the process
we continually consider whether there is any credible
alternative explanation of the origins of the Qur'an
and ask ourselves, is it too hard for us to accept any
other explanation with a clear conscience that our thinking
remains good? What are our doubts about the explanation
that this amazing Qur'an comes from other than God?
Are these doubts reasonable?
This section takes you through the above process and
the next section will try to tackle some of the important
questions about the moral teachings of Islam which amount
to doubts that prevent people from accepting Islam.
These doubts are usually down to lack of knowledge about
the correct teachings of Islam and in answering them
I shall try to explain the relevant details of Islamic
teachings to clarify the misunderstandings.