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Rebuttal to Sam Shamoun’s article Do not say, "Three"!?


Shamoun wrote:

In the Qur'an, we find the following command:

... So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not "Three" - Cease! (it is) better for you! ... S. 4:171 Pickthall

The Qur'an is very clear: People should believe in Allah and His messengers and not say the word "three." More specifically, they should not say the Arabic word for three.

On the other hand, Muslims  (Isaiah 56:5: Muslim is the future believers' name.  Sons and daughters titles will be "no more") are expected to recite the Qur'an in Arabic. Traditionally, at least during Ramadan, the complete Qur'an is recited in most mosques. That is impossible to do without also reciting the word for three in this verse (and plenty of other verses as well, cf. S. 2:196, 228, 3:41, 4:3, 19:10, 24:58, 56:7, 77:30, etc.).

In a nutshell: It is impossible to recite S. 4:171 without being disobedient to the command it contains.

This must be the shortest contradiction or logical problem contained in the Qur'an.


My response:


When one read this article of Shamoun, one feels sorry for him. Before commenting on the above useless piece of imaginary interpretation, let me point that the verse from the Quran quoted by Sam Shamoun has three dots before the sentence “…”


This clearly shows that he is a master of quoting out of context.


Let me post it here with context.


[4.171] O followers of the Book! do not exceed the limits in your religion, and do not speak (lies) against Allah, but (speak) the truth; the Messiah, Isa son of Marium is only an apostle of Allah and His Word which He communicated to Marium and a spirit from Him; believe therefore in Allah and His apostles, and say not, Three. Desist, it is better for you; Allah is only one God; far be It from His glory that He should have a son, whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His, and Allah is sufficient for a Protector.


Here, Allah is ordering the Christians to refrain from practicing the man-made pagan concept of Trinity.


Maybe Sam Shamoun didn’t post it here as it would prove him to be a polytheist Trinitarian pagan.







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