Letter: The Holy Koran (2)
These comments come from The Jakarta Post’s website to the article
entitled “World’s most powerful book” written by Al Makin, published on
Sept. 28, 2010.
We Muslims believe that the Koran is one of our guides in life; it is
magnificent to read it in the original text, which uses Arabic, and when
we read its meaning in our language, we realize what an honor it is to
be a Muslim.
I agree that the Koran is Holy Scripture and a powerful book, revealed
15 centuries ago to humanity through Muhammad by Almighty God, but it is
no longer the most powerful book in this era, as that distinction
belongs to the volumes of the Holy Scriptures, among them the
Kitab-I-Aqdas (Book of Laws) and Kitab-I-Iqan (Book of Certitude),
revealed to humanity one-and-an-half centuries ago through Baha’u’llah,
the Glory of God, to give further guidance to humanity for advancing
The Koran is not written by anyone, it is the revelations revealed to
Prophet Muhammad. If you find some similarities between the Koran and
the original Injil and/or Taurat, it is because they are from the same
source, Allah subhanahu wa taala. The fundamental message is basically
the same, that is, the tauhid teachings, which are abused and or
violated by others. There is no issue of plagiarism at all.