For man to believe that there is the only one God, His messages have to be both consistent and credible across time and history.
The discrepancy about God’s nature between religious scriptures means that either God is a man-made idea or His original messages were modified over time to suit man’s desires and fantasies.
When the Quran claimed to carry true information about God, His nature, the origin of the universe, stories of Adam, Noah, Ibrahim, Moses and Jesus it backed with a simple challenge: that no one would be able to change the Quran even until the end of time.
The Quran promised that God himself would preserve the Quran in its original form. God said: “We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it” Quran 15/9.
Those who believe in God according to His final message, the Holy Quran, consider themselves true followers Adam, Noah, Ibrahim, Moses, Jesus, as well as Muhammad, peace be upon them all.
The Quran is a scripture that came to unite humanity against oppression, injustice, poverty, abuse and all types of discrimination. No nation or religious group can claim to be chosen above the rest of humanity because of their faith, colour, race, or location on the surface of the earth.
Religious groups who accept the killing of innocent people, whether directly or through collateral damage should re-examine their understanding of their religious teachings and stop modifying their religion to suit their desires because God has never permitted the killing of innocent people in any religion.
Dr. Issam Ghannam, MD