Friday, December 09, 2016

David Wood: My Favorite Quran Verse

To prevent ongoing argument and hostility, David Wood extends an olive branch to Islam by sharing his favorite verse of the Quran. The verse is Surah 33, verse 53 (Surat al-Ahzab, Ayah 53), where Allah says:

“O you who believe! Enter not the Prophet's houses, unless permission is given to you for a meal, (and then) not (so early as) to wait for its preparation. But when you are invited, enter, and when you have taken your meal, disperse without sitting for a talk. Verily, such (behavior) annoys the Prophet, and he is shy of (asking) you (to go), but Allah is not shy of (telling you) the truth. And when you ask (his wives) for anything you want, ask them from behind a screen: that is purer for your hearts and for their hearts. And it is not (right) for you that you should annoy Allah’s Messenger, nor that you should ever marry his wives after him (i.e., after his death). Verily! With Allah that shall be an enormity.”

A closer look at this verse shows what the Quran really is.