Difference Of Opinion

You hold that positive difference of opinion in religious views is always welcomed. But out of many of the scholars somebody has to be closer to the factual teaching. We have to decide and follow that. Cannot we name one such person whose views are closest to the Qur’an? We know that the points of difference in worship rituals are great. We may consider one viewpoint correct and the rivals as incorrect. The first pronounced difference of opinion and judgment of Muslim history surfaced between Hazrat Aisha and Hazrat Ali. Though the intentions of both were right yet an historian may not agree that both were right?

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History Of Salah

I have a question about the five daily prayers. I know the story of the implementation of five daily prayers. Did the pagans pray five times a day to their gods (i.e. statues)? If I am reading the story right it would mean that the five daily prayers were first introduced to the Prophet Muhammad (sws), what about the prophets before him (sws)? Did they have a set number of prayers?

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History In The Qur’an

Why is it that the history related in the Qur’an and other scriptures is not spoken of in common history, although the Qur’an tells the history of perished nations so that human beings can take lessons from them?

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A Historical Error In The Qur’an?

Surah Taha (20:85-87 and 20:95-97) states that the calf worshipped by the Israelites was made by a Samaritan but neither the country of Samaria (where Samaritans come from) nor the term Samaritan existed during this time (the time of the Exodus) and so it is certain that Moses (sws) could not have used the term or had any dealings with a Samaritan. The term was not used by anyone until around 722 BC, hundreds of years after Exodus. Thus, the Qur’anic claim of being error free cannot be justified.

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