The Humanist Quran – Al-Hikmah – Chapter 1 – Al Fatiha

1:1 In the name of humanity, of elevating compassion , and of rationality
1:2 Praise and appreciation is [due] to the pioneers, those looking to understand the Worlds –
1:3 The Exceptionally Courageous, the Unfailingly Inquisitive,
1:4 Knowledge reigns sovereign over the days of the future.
1:5 We refuse to worship but seek to understand.
1:6 May we be guided to the straight path –
1:7 The path of Salk, of Borlaug, of Newton and Darwin, who saved lives and bestowed knowledge, not of those who have evoked the worst of our animal instincts and led us astray.

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Note: This will initially follow Quranic ordering of chapters but will be re-organized for language and content flow down the road, many of the stories in the Quran are out of order and repeated. Moses for example is mentioned in 2 dozen different chapters instead of in a consolidated narrative.


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  • MY

    Newton? The Christian…who spent possibly even more time ‘proving’ his theology than proving gravity. Newton? The Christian… who stated that God performs infinite calculations to keep planets from colliding with each other.

    • Canadian Apistevist

      I don’t understand why what Newton did during his spare time matters.

      • Khaja

        I think it counters the argument that believers are just dumb and irrational and therefore incapable of sustained rational thought in any domain, much less works of scientific discovery.

  • PrincessOfTheCrystal

    Aside from this being archetypically cringey fedora tipping new-atheist shit what’s really gross to me about this is how it mentions 4 white guys which doesn’t do much to dismiss the idea that a lot of ex-Muslim stuff is just worshipping western/colonialist shit instead. I mean it’s such a joke because Muslim history is FULL of awesome scientists but the obvious agenda on this site doesn’t seem to count them, I guess because they make their discoveries in the name of “another God” than this westernised notion of “rationalism” they don’t count.