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Only one version of the Koran – unlike the Bible

Holy books: the Bible and the Koran

From week to week, I ponder on what topic to expound on; of course I have an array of topics and lists which I can draw from, but I’ve found that ad hoc is my preference, what I stumble across in my daily life, a sort of serendipity, that turns the high beam on the topic to be highlighted.

I like it like that. It brings for me as the writer a more realistic and practical daily living vibe. I like to think that the reader feels the same way.

A topic that is relevant, useful and thought provoking that ultimately enlightens us, resulting in clarity and understanding of things we may have had questions about. I’ve found Islam has given me contentment and peace of mind; I am happy with that.

In essence, according to the following Hadith which was narrated from Abu Salam, a close companion of the Prophet (pbuh) said: "There is no Muslim – or no person, or slave (of Allah) – who says, in the morning and evening: ‘I am content with Allah as my Lord, Islam as my religion and Muhammad as my Prophet, but he will have a promise from Allah to make him pleased on the Day of Resurrection.’“

Religion is a way of life, meaning the way how we live our daily lives. The Koran leaves no stone unturned in giving us guidance on living our best lives according to God’s will.

In fact, the Bible does the same thing, but I believe, and it has been proven, that the Bible has been tampered with, many of the gospels have been rewritten inaccurately with many books missing.

For example, we have a “King James version”. The word “version” is the operative word here. The Oxford dictionary describes “version” as:

• A particular form of something differing in certain respects from an earlier form or other forms of the same type of thing

• An account of a matter from a particular person's point of view.

• Example: “He told her/his version of events”

Hence, we can safely conclude that version means a point of view or to create a new version of something.

It has been reported that much was left out off or inaccurately added to hide or distort truths from the readers; for instance, the Bible was used as a tool to keep people, especially slaves, under control. Research this for yourselves, as for me, this is a subject for another day.

Islam through the Koran has been kept intact, not anyone’s version has been created. It is pure and unadulterated. The Koran is not any of the Prophets’ versions, but Allah’s word alone.

I am well pleased with God’s word, it brings contentment and peace into my life and the lives of the followers of Islam if they follow the guidance as given.

Bermuda, the struggle continues in our home and abroad. We must pray and continue to seek peace among ourselves and the broader world. We must speak up for justice and peace.

As salaam alaikum (Peace be unto you).

Linda Walia Ming is a member of the Bermuda Hijab Dawah Team, a group of Muslim women who reside in Bermuda and have a goal of educating the community about the religion of Islam

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Published May 04, 2024 at 7:58 am (Updated May 04, 2024 at 7:21 am)

Only one version of the Koran – unlike the Bible

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