Quran and dating
Needless to say, Muslim academics have disputed the claims.Mustafa Shah of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) said: “If anything, the manuscript has consolidated traditional accounts of the Koran’s origins.” Meanwhile, Shady Hekmat Nasser from the University of Cambridge said: “We already know from our sources that the Koran was a closed text very early on in Islam, and these discoveries only attest to the accuracy of these sources.” Dr Keith Small, a Koranic manuscript consultant at Oxford’s Bodleian Library, admits the carbon dating applies to the parchment, not the ink, while the calligraphy is characteristic of a later style.Equally, the application of intermittent dashes to differentiate consonants varies from the counterpart pointing in the standard text at four places.Otherwise, the aspect in which the Birmingham Quran differs most substantially from the standard text is in its verse divisions; of the four surahs partially witnessed in these leaves, three have a verse division omitted in at least one place.in Paris, now bound with the Codex Parisino-petropolitanus; and witness verses corresponding to a lacuna in that text.
It should be taken as seriously as any other major decision in life - with prayer, careful investigation, and family involvement.It is very clear that Quran forbids intercourse between man and woman before marriage.However, when it comes to relationships, the only close reference I have from Qu'ran is that we should "lower our gaze and guard our sexual organ", but so far I didn't see any direct forbiddence in being in a relationship with a girl which does not involve any haram interactions.(Such as, kissing, holding hands, cuddling, meeting in private etc) 2) Forbidding relationship between men and women which does not involve any haram interactions before marriage. May Allah bless you for showing me the straight path.
I asked the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) about (the Islamic ruling on) accidental glance (i.e., at a woman one is not Islamically allowed to look at) and he ordered me to turn my eyes away.There are many many rulings on dating and relationships by various people, fatwās, and scholars, such as this. I want to say that I trust only in Allah and his Angels, the Holy Quran, and Prophet Muhammad, but not in any other worldly people when it comes to how to live my life.So my question is, is there any direction citation from the Holy Quran, or Prophet Muhammad (but no more than these two) that talks explicitly about: 1) What are haram interactions apart from anything to do with sexual organs according to Quran?It is Islamically permissible for a couple to meet in chaperoned, or group environment.