Did the prophet Mohamed mean to create a new religion called Islam or did he merely try to spread and reinforce God's message which was already delivered by Moses and Jesus before him?
I've been asking this question pretty much all my life and all I got was confusing answers.
Both, Moses and Jesus were Muslims according to Islam. If we go back to basics, Islam means "submission" as in submission to God. A Muslim is one who submits to the will of God.
So here's another question I have:
If Jesus was a Muslim, that's cool, but then why can't a Muslim be a follower of Jesus and choose to become a Christian without the fear of having to lose his head by the sword?
I have many more questions and I've found many answers simply by doing my own research.
I found that certain things simply don't add up or just don't make sense at all, so I came to the conclusion that the Koran was flawed because of human error.
If you really want to get back to basics you'll have to read what this man has to say: http://www.syriacaramaicquran.com/index.html.
You'll find that some things actually did get lost in translation somewhere down the line.
Mr. Sawma, who is a Lawyer specializing in International law and Shariaa law wrote a book in which he explains the reasons why certain things in the Koran don't make sense. He says:
"The Qur'an states that its language is Arabic. But Arab speaking people have difficulty understanding the language of the Qur'an. The difficulty stems from the fact that its language was not and has never been Arabic.The language of the Qur'an has been and still is Aramaic."
The discovery of the Qur'anic manuscripts in Yemen in 1972, better known as the "San'a Manuscripts", is the most important development in the study of the history of the Qur'an. Those manuscripts represent the earliest form of the Qur'anic script, which is different from the script used in modern Qur'an. The script of the Sana'a documents, lack the vowel signs and the diacrtiticals necessary to render accurate vocalization. The process of copying modern Qur'an from the older script resulted in numerous errors.
If you know Arabic and the content of the Koran you'll find that Gabriel Sawma's claims make perfect sense. When I watched The Passion of The Christ, I was surprised at how much I understood of the Aramaic that was spoken in the movie. I started thinking about that German dude who wrote a book under an alias a few years ago claiming pretty much the same things as Mr. Sawma. I remember thinking maybe he was onto something after all.