Aftab H. Kola/ TimesofOman
Wed Aug 24 2011
[I remember very well when Dr. Zakir Naik, the Islamic preacher of international repute, once shared with me a very disturbing incident which he came across. He said, “While we were staying in a European country, I was astounded to find the Holy Quran in a drawer of my hotel cupboard.
Delighted, I started to open its pages. Everything seemed fine in the first few pages but … as I skimmed further, I was shocked to see that it was a corrupted version of the Holy Quran.” But to me it is no surprise that we are coming across distorted versions of the Holy Quran these days. This was common even some ten to twenty years ago. But after the advent of Internet, it has become more visible. Also, there have been widespread reports that Israel was printing and distributing distorted translations of the Holy Book in Hebrew language.]
More on the genuine fakes at "Times of Oman"
Some stuff from a genuine koran - or is it a fake?
"The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement" (Sura 5:33)