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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Proof of Islam impossible because of Circular Reasoning/Argument

Circular reasoning (Latin: circulus in probando, "circle in proving"; also known as circular logic) is a logical fallacy in which the reasoner begins with what they are trying to end with.[1] The components of a circular argument are often logically valid because if the premises are true, the conclusion must be true. Circular reasoning is not a formal logical fallacy but a pragmatic defect in an argument whereby the premises are just as much in need of proof or evidence as the conclusion,

At this difficult time in global relations between the West and Islamic world, we would do well to pause for a moment and examine the arguments that underpin "Islam" and subject them to some careful analysis.

The flawed reasoning in presenting Islam goes something like this:

"Islam is true" (Conclusion1)
"Muhammad is the final prophet"  (Conclusion2)
"We know this because Muhammad said so." (Premise)

The premise on which all this is based is mainly the credibility of Muhammad. for the conclusion "Islam is true" to be valid, the premise "Muhammad told the truth" must also be valid. That's where Islam runs into terrible  trouble.

The only evidence we have which would support the idea that what Muhammad said was 'true' about his supposed revelations, must be scrutinized in a way which corresponds with normal human expectations of behavior, common sense and our sense of morality.

Sadly, when we find Muhammad suddenly claiming that he received a 'revelation' to justify/permit his soldiers to rape captive women in the presence of their husbands, our generosity of according good faith to him is stretched way beyond breaking point. In fact it is totally fractured beyond repair.

Hadith Abu Dawud, 2150

Abu Sa’id Al Khudri said “The Apostle of Allaah(ﷺ) sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain. They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives. Some of the Companions of Apostle of Allaah(ﷺ) were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So, Allaah the exalted sent down the Qur’anic verse “And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hand posses.” This is to say they are lawful for them when they complete their waiting period.

Notice that the compiler of the hadith (Dawud) makes his own comment about the waiting period. The explanation of the origin of the Quran (4:24) is clear and separate.

Draw your own conclusions, but let them be tied closely to true logic, sound morality and common sense.

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