Qurania is a non-profit organization based in the United States. We are believers in the Qur'an exclusive of any affiliation with the religion known as Islam. Our rigorous analysis of the Qur'an has lead us to completely affirm that the religion of Islam and the Qur'an should no longer be conflated as being part of one another, since we have determined that the tenets of Islam are in fact contradictory with the Qur'an's core teachings. In fact, there is no religion prescribed in the Qur'an. It should be borne in mind that God consistently criticizes the "religionists" that take priests and rabbis as equals to Him:
"They have taken their rabbis and priests as lords instead of God, as well as the Messiah, son of Mary. Even as they were commanded to worship none but the One God. There is no god except He. Glory be to Him; High above what they associate with Him." (Qur'an 9:31)
"Why do the rabbis and priests not forbid them from speaking sinfully and from consuming illicit wealth? Evil is what they have been doing." (Qur'an 5:63)
"O you who believe! Many of the rabbis and priests consume people's wealth illicitly, and hinder from God's path. Those who hoard gold and silver, and do not spend them in God's cause, inform them of a painful punishment." (Qur'an 9:34)
The Arabic term, "Islam", which is mentioned in the Qur'an, is in fact an abstract noun referring to anyone who belongs to a "state of peace", resulting from absolute submission to God. Islam is similar to nouns like patience/sabr or purity/zakat, in that these are all abstract nouns. Quranically, Islam denotes a spiritual state of mind and not a title of a religion that belongs to a specific group of people. Anyone who submits and serves the one true God without idolizing other entities is a believer by definition according to the Qur'an.
While those who call themselves Muslim may have this state, it is not the preserve of those who call themselves Muslim or in any way correlated with the religion commonly associated with them. The Quran is not, as supposed, the foundation of the Islamic religion; were it fully removed, apart from the loss of the daily liturgy in which the traditionalist reminds God of some small part of what he gave men to live by, there would be no discernible difference to the religion as commonly understood. - Sam Gerrans (Quranite.com)
Followers of the Arabian pagan cult known as Islam, will not find any support in the Qur'an for their various idolatrous principles (the worship at Kaaba) and up-holding of un-Quranic laws (the Hadith and Sharia laws). The adherents of this faith, which came about 200 years after Muhammad, currently form the world's second largest religion at almost 2 billion faithful. Realizing this, we note in the Qur'an how God shuns those that lack the ability to reason, and how most will lead you away from the Path of God:
"The worst of beasts in the sight of God are the deaf, the dumb — those who do not reason." (Qur'an 8:22)
"And if thou obey most of those upon the earth, they will lead thee astray from the path of God; they follow only assumption, and they are only guessing." (Qur'an 6:116)
Islam is the fastest growing religion simply because the Qur'an is being used as a bait-and-switch by Muslims to lure the unsuspecting into a religion that does not even adhere to the most basic Quranic doctrines. The entire main tenets of Islam, the 5 pillars, are in fact nowhere mentioned in the Qur'an. Quranic terms like zakat and salat, are actually abstract nouns referring to purity and duty respectively, and are not specific religious rituals as Muslims claim (their own sources and texts aren't even consistent or reliable for something basic as prayer, since they contain multiple contradictions within their own texts).
The issue of prayer is unambiguously not ritualized in the Qur'an. To ask how to pray, would be the same as asking how to be patient or how to love. These are abstract terms that one does according to their own account. In reality, the road to God is not a narrow one, it is truly a wide and bountiful one. This does not mean that this path excludes us of any hardships, however, we take such experiences as a means to become closer to God, as we attain strength, discipline, and self-restraint.
Ultimately, the motivation for our content is simply to proclaim God's true message, the Qur'an, to all people including those that swear allegiance to Islam. The credibility of every article written on Qurania depend exclusively on the Qur'an.
Most are unaware of what the Qur'an actually says and carry many views that are distorted and falsified because they have no direct knowledge of the verses. The Qur'an, whose clear precepts have been brushed aside, has become some sort of a talisman wrapped up and hung on the walls of houses to keep off evil, a brief portion of its contents are blindly recited during daily prayers and in graveyards for the souls of the departed.
The Qur'an is treated by Muslims as some sort of relic, in terms of practicalities it is abandoned in favor of religion. It is of no surprise that God informs us of a statement of the Prophet Muhammad on the Day of Judgement:
"And the Messenger will say: O my Lord, my people have deserted this Qur'an." (Qur'an 25:30)
It is highly recommended to view the work of our favorite authors: Sam Gerrans from Quranite.com and Said Mirza from WillYouNotReason.com. Be prepared for an eye-opening experience that will force you to re-evaluate everything you know about Islam.
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