Does the Quran misguide?

There are over 1.6 billion Muslims around the world. Among them who read the Quran that we read is the same Quran but most of them get nothing out of it or get a distorted meaning and understanding to support the corrupted scholars to stay them in the religion business or terrorists who are misguided because they chose to ignore God’s teaching in the Quran and go after man-made books like the books of Hadiths and Sunnah as well as other books and pamphlets besides the Quran:

[2:185] Ramadan which is a month, has been revealed in it the Quran as a guidance for mankind, clear proofs of the guidance and the statute book; so, whoever among you has witnessed the month, then he should fast in it, and whoever has been ill or on a journey then the prescribed number from other days, God wishes ease for you and He does not wish hardship for you, and that you may complete the prescribed number; and that you may glorify God through which He has guided you, and that you may appreciate.

[39:23] God has revealed a scripture of the best statement being consistent to each other (free from contradiction between any of 6,234 verses of the Quran). The skins of those who fear their Lord shiver from it (Quran), then their skins and their hearts soften up to God’s message. That is God’s guidance; He guides with it (Quran) whomever He wills, and whomever God lets astray, then there is no guide for him.

[9:33] He is the One who has sent His messenger (Quran) with the guidance and a religion of the truth that He would make it prevail over the religion of any of it, even if has disliked the idol worshipers.

[48:28] He is the One who has sent His messenger (Quran) with the guidance and a religion of the truth that He would make it prevail over the religion of any of it. And has sufficed with God as a Witness.

[61:9] He is the One who has sent His messenger (Quran) with the guidance and a religion of the truth that He would make it prevail over the religion of any of it, even though has disliked the idolaters.

[7:146] I will turn away from My revelations those who turn arrogant in the earth without the truth; and if they see every sign, they will not believe in it and if they see the right path, they will not accept it as a path, while if they see the wrong path, they will accept it as a path. That is of that they have denied in our revelations, and they have been heedless from them.

[9:31] They have set up their religious leaders and scholars as lords, instead of God. Others deified the Messiah, son of Mary. They were all commanded to worship only one god. There is no god except He. Be He glorified, high above having any partners.

[18:27] You shall recite what is revealed to you of your Lord’s scripture. Nothing shall abrogate His words, and you shall not find any other source beside it.

[31:6] Among the people, there are those who uphold baseless Hadith, and thus divert others from the path of God without knowledge, and take it in vain. These have incurred a shameful retribution.

However, the detailed answer can be found in the Quran itself as the Quran has all the answers to understand our religion as well as what we need to do to lead a righteous life in practicing our religion given by God. Throughout the Quran He teaches us that His Glorious book, the Quran guides some and misguides others. In other words, God guides some while He misguides many.

  • The Quran would misguide those who are not sincere in seeking the truth came down herein from their Lord as we see one of the unique characters of the Quran is a book of guidance to the sincere believers:

[10:32] Such is God, your rightful Lord. What is there after the truth, except falsehood? How could you disregard all this?

[13:1] Alif. Laam. Meem. Reh. That is of signs (Quranic initials) of the scripture. And that which has been revealed to you (Muhammad) is the truth from your Lord, but most of the people do not believe.

[39:92] Who is more evil than one who attributes lies to God, while disbelieving in the truth that has come to him? Is Hell not a just requital for the disbelievers?

[41:44]… Whether it is Arabic or non- Arabic, say, “For those who believe, it is a guide and healing. As for those who disbelieve, they will be deaf and blind to it, as if they are being addressed from faraway.”

  • The Quran misguides those who choose not to find the truth and end up being misguided:

[17:82] We send down in the Quran healing and mercy for the believers. At the same time, it only increases the wickedness of the transgressors.

[2:26] Indeed, God does not shy to set forth an example of a mosquito, even what is its greater. So, as for those who have believed, then they know that it (Quran) is the truth from their Lord. As for those who have disbelieved that they say, “What has God intended by this example?” He lets go astray many with it and He guides many with it. And He does not let go astray with it except the disobedient.

[5:64] The Jews even said, “God’s hand is tied down!” It is their hands that are tied down. They are condemned for uttering such a blasphemy. Instead, His hands are wide open, spending as He wills. For certain, your Lord’s revelations to you will cause many of them to plunge deeper into transgression and disbelief. Consequently, we have committed them to animosity and hatred among themselves until the Day of Resurrection. Whenever they ignite the flames of war, God puts them out. They roam the earth wickedly, and God dislikes the evildoers.

[5:68] Say, “O people of the scripture, you have no basis until you uphold the Torah, and the Gospel, and what is sent down to you herein from your Lord.” For sure, these revelations from your Lord will cause many of them to plunge deeper into transgression and disbelief. Therefore, do not feel sorry for the disbelieving people.

[16:9] God points out the PATHS, including the wrong ones. If He willed, He could have guided all of you.

[76:3] We showed him the two PATHS, then, he is either appreciative, or unappreciative.

[90:10] Did we not show him the two PATHS?

  • Quran misguides those who said, “Tales from the past” when it is recited to them:

[83:13] When is recited our revelations to him, he says, “Tales from the previous people”.

[83:14] Nay, indeed, has covered over their hearts for what they have done to achieve.

[83:15] Indeed, that they will surely be isolated from their Lord.

[83:16] Then indeed, they surely will be burning in the Hellfire.

[83:17] Then it will be said, “This is what you had done to deny in it.”

  • There is prediction and indication in the Quran that we may find the miracles in it down the road (2:118, 29:49-51). Now we are blessed to see its 19-based mathematical miracle coded in (74:30, 74:35) to eliminate any trace of doubt from the hearts of the believers and the nonbelievers that the Quran is, in fact the word of God (74:31), which also serves as a tool to remove all corruptions from our practices occurred over the period of time. Even this miracle has been reserved for the sincere believers while others cannot see it when it comes to them as a reminder within the reminder (26:5) with an assurance that God has counted the numbers of all things (72:28):

[2:118] Those who possess no knowledge say, “If only God could speak to us, or some miracles could come to us!” Others before them have uttered similar utterances; their minds are similar. We do manifest the miracles for those who have attained certainty.

[29:49] In fact, these revelations are clear in the chests of those who possess knowledge. Only the wicked will disregard our revelations.

[29:50] They said, “If only miracles could come down to him from his Lord!” Say, “All miracles come only from God; I am no more than a manifest warner.”

[29:51] Is it not enough of a miracle that we sent down to you this book, being recited to them? This is indeed a mercy and a reminder for people who believe.

[74:30] Over it is nineteen.

[74:31] We appointed the angels to be guardians of Hell. We assigned their number: (1) to test the disbelievers, (2) to make certain for those who were given the scripture, (3) to strengthen the faith of those who believe, and (4) to eliminate any doubt from those who were given the scripture and the believers. Those who have disease in their hearts as well as the disbelievers would say, “What did God mean by this allegory?” Thus, God misguides whomever he wills and He guides whomever He wills. None knows your Lord’s soldiers except He. In fact, it is a reminder for the humans.

[74:35] This is one of the great (miracles).

[26:5] Whenever a reminder from the Most Gracious comes to them, that is new, they turn away in aversion.

[72:28] This is to ascertain that they have delivered their Lord’s messages. He is fully aware of what they have. He has counted the numbers of all things.

  • The insincere believers have no access to the Quran which means they have been prevented from understanding it by the teacher of the Quran. It does not matter how many times they read it or whether they read it in Arabic or any other languages will not help them understand it or reflect to the divine message as they fail to meet the requirements:

[41:44] If we made it a non-Arabic Quran they would have said, “Why did it come down in that language?” Whether it is Arabic or non- Arabic, say, “For those who believe, it is a guide and healing. As for those who disbelieve, they will be deaf and blind to it, as if they are being addressed from faraway.”

[17:45] When you read the Quran, we place between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter an invisible barrier.

[17:46] We place shields around their minds, to prevent them from understanding it, and deafness in their ears. And when you preach your Lord, using the Quran alone, they run away in aversion.

[18:57] Who are more evil than those who are reminded of their Lord’s proofs, then disregard them, without realizing what they are doing. Consequently, we place shields on their hearts to prevent them from understanding it (the Quran), and deafness in their ears. Thus, no matter what you do to guide them, they can never ever be guided.

[56:79] None can grasp it (Quran) except the sincere.

[3:7] He sent down to you this scripture, containing straightforward verses – which constitute the essence of the scripture – as well as multiple-meaning or allegorical verses. Those who harbor doubts in their hearts will pursue the multiple-meaning verses to create confusion, and to extricate a certain meaning. None knows the true meaning thereof except God and those well founded in knowledge. They say, “We believe in this – all of it comes from our Lord.” Only those who possess intelligence will take heed.​

  • There are many among us who practice religion in vein accepting it most likely a social function without giving their own thoughts and sincere efforts to save their soul:

[5:5] … Anyone who rejects faith, all his work will be in vain, and in the Hereafter he will be with the losers.

[6:70] You shall disregard those who take their religion in vain, as if it is a social function, and are totally absorbed in this worldly life. Remind with this (Quran), lest a soul may suffer the consequences of its evil earnings. It has none beside God as a Lord and Master, nor an intercessor. If it could offer any kind of ransom, it would not be accepted. They suffer the consequences of the evil works they earn; they have incurred hellish drinks, and a painful retribution because of their disbelief.

The Quran is characterized by a unique phenomenon never found in any human authored book. Every element of the Quran is mathematically composed based on the number 19. God designed and perfected the Quran in the Arabic language. He sent His final message to the world with an incontrovertible proof of divinity. The Quran’s literary excellence reinforced with its mathematical composition is beyond imitation by any of His creatures, even all humans and jinns put together. Therefore, one of the major functions of the Quran’s mathematical composition is to guard every letter and every aspect of the Quran. Thus, the believers are assured that there is no human intervention, and no falsehood in the Quran. It is a protected book by its Designer as promised:

Quran is a unique book full of guidance, light and miracles but how it misguides should not be taken by surprise. It misguides those who are not sincere in seeking the truth or those who choose not to find the truth. When we find many read the same verses or read about the miracle of the Quran, they get nothing out of them or even get the opposite understanding. Thus, the Quran misguides those who read the Quran but fail to reflect to the divine message because of their insincerity and follow the religious teachings found in other sources, even they contradict the Quran, and we see the whole picture, is reflected in the following verses of the Quran:

[12:103] Most people, no matter what you do, will not believe.

[12:106] The majority of those who believe in God do not do so without committing idol worship.

Peaceful Friday Salaam and God bless.
Tafazzal (11/6/2015)