Nouman Ali Khan Explains Why The Quran is From God To Andrew Tate
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who he was right? What would you say to him is one proof that he can look at to confirm that Islam is the Quran is not a man made book. And Islam is not a man made religion is beat from the Divine Being an expert in the Quran?
lots can be said, I'd start off by my own journey to share Can you hear him a couple of things you hear an Andrew Aryaka Okay. Nice talking to you, I think that I what I like to do when I meet with audiences, professors of other faiths and you know, intellectuals, anybody is that I'd like to invite them to explore the Quran.
You know, intellectually, and critically, that's an invitation that the Quran gives. It's interesting that people perceive religion as something that you have to be indoctrinated into. And you have to follow it, as the dictates are, and you don't have to actually critically ask any questions or think and contemplate, and the Quran is kind of unique in the way that it presents its message because it's constantly saying, Don't you then think? Don't you contemplate having to ask questions. This is a book for those who seek to ask to have answers. It's not actually asking you to shut your brain off and accept what it's saying. It's actually asking you to contemplate its
message. So it stands are really unique in that sense.
My own, you know, since it offered that invitation to me, I didn't come to the Quran first, as someone who believes in it as wanting to figure this thing out, and, you know, try to make sense of it.
And many of the things that I struggled with in philosophy, when I was a student of philosophy, they started getting unraveled, as I was getting deeper and deeper in my study of the Quran, it just started kind of untying a lot of those knots. And it's also remarkable that some of the biggest addictions that people suffer from every one of them is targeted one after the other in the Quran, right, some of the things that plagued humanity more like gambling, for example, alcohol, for example, intoxication, for example, like, each of these things is targeted. And you think it's not just solving a Muslim problem, it's solving a human problem. It's solving a societal problem is
solving a global problem by targeting these, each each of these specific things. The other thing that I was that that really fascinated me, I ended up writing a book on it. And then of getting taught around the world. 100 lights even being used in one of the Islamic Studies courses at Harvard now is divided speech. It's a book I dedicated along with my student to why is this book, Why is this book? Why am I believing that it's divine? What's making me think this? And I wrote it for a non Muslim audience? Actually, it's a little bit academic. But the point of it was, there are there are elements to this book. And the way that it's structured that if you first if you went to the
library, are you gotten on Amazon and bought yourself a translation of the Quran, you started reading it, you think the subject is kind of going all over the place? But it's, it's not staying on the same subject? Right? It's seeing some profound things, but the organization seems unlike anything I've ever read. And that was one of the things that baffled me at first, like, why is it organized in this way? And so I, one of the areas of my study became the organization of the Quran, why is it organized in this way? Why is God talking in this disarray, and what I discovered was something absolutely breathtaking, that it's, it's got a symmetrical structure, that you'll have a
chapter, for example, that's hundreds of verses, like Bacala is 286 verses. It's an oral tradition. So it wasn't written first, it was recited and pronounced and memorized in that way, amounts to about 50 pages in Arabic, right. But if you study the subject matter, the nine subjects that are occurring in this long 50 Page discourse, are like subject one is directly tied to subject nine, and two to eight, and three to seven, and four to six, and five, right center in the middle. Like there's an incredible three dimensional structure to the way the arguments being presented to human beings, we think linear, right? I'm gonna make point A, then I'm going to make point B, then I'm
gonna make point C, that's how I organize my thoughts. And unless you write something down and say, You know what, I'm going to do this and just for fun, I'm going to do ABC and then go CBA. Right? Even doing that in six sentences is hard for me, as I'm sitting here talking to you because my brain isn't wired that way. But this 1000 You know, Millennium and a half old tradition has got multiple suitors and multiple genes.
actors with this kind of a structure is demonstrated over and over again and other kinds of structures are like this is not possible for a human being to do linguistically it's not possible. I'm a student of linguistics. It's just not possible these kinds of structures, this kind of organization, that that's one of the things I wrote about in the book, and I started ended up teaching courses on this stuff.
But for just a just take a step back level, my invitation to anybody is put your pre conceived notions aside, take what you may have heard about Islam, what you may have thought about it from your own faith traditions point of view, put all of that aside, and I wouldn't even invite somebody to read the Quran to accept Islam, read the Quran, neutrally, and get a first, you know, an unbiased impression. And I would think it's really difficult to not walk away truly being moved by what you're what you're being exposed to truly hit by what you're exposed to. The final thing I'll say is there is a huge tragedy in the world today that even most Muslims aren't as aware of the Quran as
they should be. Right? So Muslims don't become a really good representation of the contents of the book, right? So even disconnecting yourself from the Muslim bias, I'm just going to read this for myself, with no other influences as much as possible. Yeah, at the end of the day, human beings can are going to have some bias or the other. But as much as I can consciously be disconnected from bias and give it a shot and read it. I think that that would be my invitation to anybody. And do any question, any final question anything you'd like to ask him why he's here what what happened was, because we got delayed with the program, he next guess was coming in. So you, but this is amazing,
you can look him up actually online. And you'll see a ton of his videos. I'm going to I'm going to read that book as well, because it was really interesting what you were saying, it was really interesting to the show, I'd like to send you a copy as again, and also your invitation is exactly the way I would have done it anyway, I would have read it. I'm going to read it. I've yet to read the Quran, but it's certainly something I'm going to do. I'm going to read it without a preconceived notion without preconceived idea. And I think that's the best way to do things because you're right, there's too much bias in the world. But um, from, from what I know, I think we just talked about for
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