WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE BOOK QURAN IF…
If the message of the book Quran is divided into the events of two cities (Mecca and Madina) happened some 1442 A.H before, then the vibrant message of the Quran is defunct in current situations. And we are overlooking a very important segregation done by the earlier scholars of Makki and Madni verses on the basis of our two states of mind.
If Hijrah is considered as escape of Rev. Mohammed bin Abdullah [PBUH] from Mecca to Madina that means we are missing a invaluable instruction and essence of Hijrah in the Quranic context.
If Safa, Marwah is conceived as two hillocks in Mecca and linked to the story of wife of Abraham [هاجره] ran for water for her infant son then again we are missing musical cords of our ever changing life.
If Arafat is inferred as a gathering at granodiorite hill about 20 km (12 mi) southeast of Mecca in the Makkah Province of Saudi Arabia then we know nothing about knowledge in Quranic sense.
If Abu Lahab in verse 111:1 is considered as uncle of Rev. Mohammed bin Abdullah [PBUH] then we are missing an important lesson regarding the consequence of our anger, fury, rage and wrath.
If the word Zayd in the verse 33:37 is considered Zayd ibn Harithah an adopted son of Rev. Mohammed bin Abdullah [PBUH] then we become the supporters of the story that defames Rev. Mohammed bin Abdullah.
The biggest hindrance in understanding the book Quran and Islam is that we assume Mohammed bin Abdullah of History same as Mohammedun Rasul of Quran.