many years ago I picked up the qur’an as an open minded athiest agnostic, honestly expecting to find nothing more than nonsense, I thought that religion was ridiculous, I had studied the Bible which I found to be full of contradictions and I expected the qur’an to be no different.
I was of course proven more wrong than I could ever imagine, I philosophically come to the conclusion that I do believe in a creator, an eternal, immaterial and intelligent source of all things, but still felt that God could not be the way religion described.
When I came to read the qur’an I was extremely skeptical, but as I read my skepticism was being absolutely destroyed, I felt like my skepticism was like a building, and the qur’an had just completely removed the foundation, now that building was quickly crashing down and fair to say, I was being moved emotionally by the wording and message of the qur’an.
Scientific fact after scientific fact, logical reasoning upon logical reason, miracle after miracle, I was blown away.
I was especially blown away by the fact that the qur’an didn’t ask me to believe blindly, which is what I of course expected from anything with an association to religion, the qur’an actually did the opposite, it asked me “do you not question?”, “do you not consider?”, “do you not use your intellect?”, the qur’an challenged me to think and to study it.
I came to believe the qur’an was true not on a religious basis, but a philosophical one, and as a person intrested in philosophy, I’ve never seen any text even come close to the logic, reasoning, and non-contradictory nature of the qur’an.
Nothing even comes close.
The Qur’an has absolutely grasped my intrest and my heart from the very day I picked it up and began reading it, and I honestly see it being a life long study for me like emoticon I’m just utterly fascinated by it.