“He is the One who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and His throne was over the waters, so that He would make clear which of you is best in conduct…” 11:7
I do not think that the Quran is especially easy to misinterpreted and misuse. I think the Quran, like everything else, was created to be used exactly the way we want to use it.
Could the person who wants to be chaste and a person who does not, both use the Quran to help them be what they want?
70:29. Those who guard their chastity,
70:30. Except with their spouses and those who their right hands possess, for them there is no blamed.
24:30. Say to the believers that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty. That will make for greater refinement for them, and God is well acquainted with all that they do.
Can the person who wants world peace and another who wants violence both find an interpretation in the Quran to support what they want?
2:191. And slay them wherever you catch them. And drive them out from where they have driven you out, for oppression is worse than slaughter. But do not fight them at the Sacred Masjid, unless they attack you there, and if they attack you, slay them. Such is the punishment of those who suppress faith.
2:224. And do not make God an excuse in your promises against doing good, or acting right, or making peace between people. For God is the One who hears and knows all things.
Can the person who wants to get drunk and the person who does not both use the Quran to get what they want?
4:43. O you who believe, do not approach prayer with a confused mind, until you can understand all that you say…
2:219. They ask you about intoxicants and gambling. Say, “In both of them is great harm and benefit for humanity, but the harm outweighs the benefit.” They ask you how much they are to give. Say, “That which is beyond your needs.” Indeed God makes clear to you His signs in order that you may contemplate.
God created everything to test which of us will use our free will the best (so that we can earn paradise again). Why should the Quran be an exception?
“Adhere to the best of what is revealed to you from your Guardian Evolver, before the penalty comes on you all of a sudden, while you perceive it not.” (39:55)
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