"A False Quran" Called Furqan
I came across a false Quran called (Furqan), how should Muslims react to such attacks against Islam?
Muslims are instructed to leave alone the people who are engaged in this type of slanderous nonsense and let them go on their way. Don't engage them and don't bother them. Allah will deal with them in His own way.
Read what Allah Tabaraka says in Quran:
"Blessed is He who sent down the Criterion (Al-Furqan) upon His Servant that he may be to the worlds a Warner" [Noble Quran 25:1]
"Indeed, the Qur'an is a decisive statement,
And it is not amusement.
Indeed, they are planning a plan,
But I am planning a plan.
So allow time for the disbelievers. Leave them awhile." [Noble Quran 86:13-17]
Another clear teaching of Islam comes from our prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him), when he told us: "Man Kana Yu'minu Billah Wal-Yawmil-Akhir, Falyaqul Khayran Aw Liyasmut". (Let the one who believes in Allah and the Last Day either say what is good, or else he should remain silent."
Please take these teachings into consideration before passing around links and emails attacking Islam and the Quran. Let us use our time, energy and resources to promote the real truth (Al-Haqq) of Islam and not promote the very thing that we hate - lies and attacks against the Truth.
Over the years I have received many emails concerning the attacks, lies and corruption originating with some very devious minded people, targeting new Muslims and non-Muslims while trying to attack Islam and the Quran. We have looked into these allegations, insinuations, insults and instigating claims and in each and every case, we have found these to be fabrications, misquotations and outright lies. So much so, we have produced an entire section on one of our websites dealing with these matters. Please take a moment to read, reproduce and forward or share this information with every single person you know. This is what must be promoted and not the evil of these horrible individuals (may Allah guide them, Ameen).
After investigation of the subject of the Furqan (a fabricated book, made up of 77 chapters, trying to incorporate the trinity into the "Basmalah" and a lot of other nonsense), we came to find it is just another silly attempt at putting down Islam and the Quran. The chapters are very short, ranging only up to a few verses. The Arabic is nothing compared to the Quran of Allah. And certainly no one would be able to memorize it as easily and completely accurate in the way of the Quran of Allah. The statements are even confusing to the one who wrote it, I am sure. The meanings are twisted and seem to double back on themselves at a number of points. And the attack at Islam is clear on every single page. Even the 99 Names of Allah come under attack from this writer while all the while he claims he is preaching a message of truth and love. It is truly sick in each and every aspect and disgusting to the educated and well versed in the Arabic language regardless of religion. Close examination and further exploration reveal it to be a part of the misguided missionary work of none other that the enemy of Islam and hater of truth, Anis Shorrosh, who had been defeated in debates with Ahmed Deedat and Dr. Jamal Badawi on every occasion.
One example of the continued misrepresentation of truth and insulting lies being offered on Mr. Shorrosh's website deals with the subject of the so-called moon-god of Islam. He clearly states although he was raised in a Muslim, Arabic speaking country (Palestine), that Muslims have been worshiping a moon-god called "Akbar". He goes on to claim the Bedouin Arabs called the moon "the greater" (Akbar) because they didn't like the sun because it was too bright. And then he says "Allahu Akbar" means "Allah is the moon" - Astaghfirullah (I seek refuge in Allah from such nonsense).
The list of incorrect, insulting, demeaning and hate promoting statements and allegations from this man and his ilk (equals) is beyond the imagination and comprehension of any decent, self-respecting Christian (or any person for that matter).
These people don't have much of a religion of their own and if it were not for the time they spend trying to find things wrong with Islam and debating over the most ridiculous topics, they would not have anything else to do. After all, consider their wretched condition - How is it that they must preach a serious of anger oriented and hate motivated series of attacks to promote their religion of "LOVE"? This is a pathetic joke (on them in the end).
Remember, I used to be a "born-again" Christian and followed along behind such people as Jimmy Swaggart (convicted sex offender), Oral Roberts (claimed Jesus was going to kill him if someone didn't donate 5 million dollars to his ministry - and I got it too), Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker (convicted swindlers), Robert Tilton (major extortionist and removed from his position) and many others who have been proved in the media to be some of the worst liars, crooks and sex offenders in the last century. It is only a matter of time before Allah brings all of these liars and cheaters to His Justice. So, let them alone and just keep presenting the beauty and truth of Islam. This was the way of our blessed prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him), and it has worked for me in the Dawah for well over a decade. I have witnessed so many of the hard-shell Christians coming over to Islam, after simply dismissing their mistakes and presenting the real truth of Islam.
Al Hamdulillah, and fortunately for me, Allah brought me out of that darkness into the light of the real truth of Islam, Al Hamdulillah. I have visited the sites of these people (mostly Christian Arabs without any proper employment) and found their claims and statements so outlandish as to not really require any reply at all. Whoever would take the time to read all of their nonsensical presentations and caustic approach to misrepresentation of facts, and then not see their direction of misguidance, is not someone who would listen with reason to any alternative anyway.
I say, let them have it their own way and say what they will and let them pretend that their lies are from God or the Lord or their holy ghost or whatever. We know when someone is clearly lying and what will be the outcome of their futile efforts.
Finally, we do have the best way and the best methodology for presenting it. Use our sites, DVDs, CDs, articles and graphics for your own blogs, forums, websites and emails as much as you can - and we support you in this one hundred percent, Insha’Allah. Even the copyrights - we left off (we call it "copy-left") so you can put our videos, audios and TV shows on your local access channels, YouTube or project them on the wall of your Masjid or school for all to see. Give them out as free gifts and handouts to everyone who is interested in Islam whether they love it or are attacking Islam. Be kind. Be honest. Be persistent. Above all Be Muslim - the best you can!
Love - peace - and may Allah increase you in blessings and patience always,
Jazakum Allahu Khayran Was-Salam Alaykum,
Sheikh Yusuf Estes