(as the Law and the Qur'an do) regarding fasting, almsgiving, the times and modes of
worship, the correct way to slaughter animals, &c. This shows that they have been
tampered with by interested persons.
C. The objection shows a failure to understand the spirit of the Gospels and the
"perfect law of liberty" which Christ gave. He did give what directions He
deemed needful about almsgiving, fasting, prayer, &c. (John iv. 24; Matt. vi. 1-23,
238. M. Christians themselves admit that the Bible did not "descend"
word for word and letter for letter as did the Qur'an, which is a transcript of the
"Mother of the Book" preserved in Heaven (Surah XLIII., Az Zukhruf, 3). It is
therefore worthless as compared with the Qur'an.
C. We know the origin of the Qur'an, that it was composed by Muhammad 1
[whose prophetic claims are devoid of proof]. We know the sources from which he drew his
teaching, and know that they are unreliable 2. No book has come down from
Heaven in the way you imagine, yet we have proof of the inspiration of the Bible in the