Qur'an Only

Hi. I've reverted your edit to Qur'an Only Islam - Why it is Not Possibleā€Ž because it is faulty and makes no sense at all. In you edit summary, you agree that "Buddhism without the Buddha would be like Islam without Mohammed, or maybe even Allah", yet you proceed to remove that comparison (i.e. the comparison of Buddha's input to that of the Hadith and Sunnah which in essence ARE Muhammad) with "Islam without the Hadith and Sunnah of Muhammad is like Buddhism without the Sangha".

According to Wikipedia, "Sangha is a word in Pali and Sanskrit meaning "association", "assembly," "company" or "community" and most commonly refers in Buddhism to the monastic community of ordained Buddhist monks or nuns." So how can you possibly think comparing Muhammad's role in Islam to that of a monk or nun in Buddhism is accurate? Monks/nuns in both Buddhism and Christianity are loosely comparable to imams/shaykhs (although more closer to priests, there is nothing more appropriate in mainstream Islam).

Same with Jesus who is comparable to both Buddha and Muhammad. Yet you replaced him with Paul. If you took Paul out of Christianity, it would still exist. In fact, Christianity existed from the beginning without Paul's input and there are Christians today who disregard Paul's input. If you took Jesus/the Christ out of Christianity then it would not exist just as Islam would not exist without Muhammad/the final Messenger.

In summary, Buddism and Christianity are both possible without the Sangha or Paul, so you edit was reverted. --Sahab (talk) 05:30, 16 August 2014 (PDT)


I am doubtful that the errors you claim to have noted are errors, (i.e. your failure to understand does not make it an error) but the page is gone, even the history, so I cannot verify it one way or the other, and Sahab is no longer active on the site, so the problem is resolved. --Tharpa (talk) 11:31, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi Tharpa, I'd like to discuss the Qur'an Only Islam - Why it is Not Possible article. If you take a look at our WikiIslam:Scope and Article Relevance we host only one type of article here on WikiIslam: encyclopedia articles. As such the article as it stands needs heavy revision. Currently it is an argumentative article which seeks to persuade the reader of a certain argument. We need to move it over to being an encyclopedia article on the phenomenon of Qur'an only Islam, listing both what its adherents and detractors say about it. We have a Discord server for editors set up, and I think that would be the appropriate place to hash out this discussion. Please let me know how you would like to proceed. --Asmith (talk)