Islam is a religion founded in 7th century Arabia . Formerly a trader, Muhammad claimed to have got the Koran by revelation from God (Allah). The Koran consists of Surahs that are numbered. Thus (3:48) refers to verse 48 of Surah 3. Let's give Islam a critical look.
I think there are flaws in Islam and I will be pointing them out. I don't intend to hurt anyone, but only point them to Jehovah, the God of the Bible. Also note: this article is about the Koran and Allah - not about Muslims in general. Many Muslims are nice people.
There are three primary claims of Islam. Let us examine them one by one.
"And ye know of those of you [Jews] who broke the Sabbath, how We said unto them: Be ye apes, despised and hated!" – Koran 2:65So Allah turned some Jews to apes one day. Good. When? Where? What were the names of those Jews? Did Allah warn them?
The Koran does not have features that suggest divine origin or proofs of authenticity like the Bible. Nor is it a masterpiece of Arabic literature. Thus, Claim 3 fails because the Koran comes across as a book that any creative human author could have composed. Details.
Conclusion: The Koran is not God's message to man, but Muhammad's invention.
Islamic apologists adopt a self-contradictory stance:-
Islamic apologists sometimes say that the Bible has been corrupted, but they point to certain passages in the Bible which they think lend support to Islam. This is self-contradictory (you cannot rely on a corrupted book to prove a point).
When Islamic apologists are shown contradictions or errors in the Koran, they respond that we must be wrong in our judgment because we don't know Arabic and are relying on an English translation of the Koran, and the Koran can truly be expressed only in Arabic. This raises the obvious questions: Why do Muslims use and promote translations of the Koran [if it can lead to misunderstanding]? Why can't Allah (who claims to be the creator of all men, and not just the Arabs) express himself adequately in other languages? Why did he create so many languages in the first place? If Muslims represent a monolingual God of love, why don't they offer free Arabic classes for non-Muslims?
Some Islamic apologists claim that "science" has disproved the Bible, since the Bible implies that the earth is only a few thousand years old, while most secular scientists believe the earth is billions of years old. But these apologists forget that the same secular scientists believe that all life, and the entire universe arose out of natural processes, in opposition to the Koran's creationist teaching. Thus the same atheists whom Islamic apologists invoke to "disprove" the Bible also "disprove" Islam. If Islamic apologists believe that atheistic scientists are right about the age of the earth but not about its origin, they need to explain/justify it.
Inter-faith debates are not allowed in Islamic countries; Christian apologetic sites that disprove Islam are blocked. So Islamic apologists need to explain their keenness to debate.
Islam does not agree with the Bible and the claims of Islam stand demolished. If you are a Muslim, take your time to verify what I've said. Turn to Jesus for eternal life. If you live in an Islamic country, harassment, torture and death may await anyone who realizes that Islam is false. But take heart. The Lord Jesus asked us not to fear Islamic (or Catholic, or atheist) authorities who can destroy our bodies but Jehovah, the God of the Bible who can destroy souls in hell. You may want to check: