Reponse to Jay Smith’s Allegations About the Qur’an to be Released!
The response to Jay will be released
tomorrow with certainty on or before Wednesday 12th November. I had intended to release it on Sunday 9th, as the paper itself is finished. The refutation of Jay has been completed for some time. The delay is because of several additions to the paper which have been suggested such as a contents, a definition of terms, a foreward, appendices etc. I hadn’t intended to include any of those things, but as the more learned brothers read through the paper, for it to be understood by the lay man they suggested these updates. Given that some of these brothers live in time zones 12 hours ahead of me, it means that when I’m awake they’re asleep and when I’m asleep they’re awake, thus we have a very short window of time to communicate and exchange information on a daily basis. For a very brief window of time, the paper was made available on Blogging Theology two days ago. Since then, I’ve received quite a number of emails regarding the paper’s contents and it’s been fantastic to say the least. Some of those who’ve read the paper did advise me to add some more terms to the definition of terms, some brothers suggested a summary, etc.
Some missionaries have taken the delay to mean that I’m getting difficulty to respond to Smith’s claims. To the contrary, I’ve had not a single issue responding to Jay. As I’ve said, the response was completed a while ago, I’m just formatting the paper with additions as suggested by those who have already read it. At the back of my mind was a lecture that I knew Jay was going to deliver on the Qur’an at Veritas University, I wanted to see if he’d alter anything he’d said about the Qur’an since his debate with Dr. Ally. Unfortunately, he repeated the same allegations and brought no new allegations and so I didn’t have to add any content to the paper in that regard. The paper continues to grow in length and I’m pretty impressed with how far it’s come along. At first I never intended to write anything about Jay’s allegations, but given the attention the debate got and the questions that were being asked, I took the initiative to write something that’d inform the public about Jay’s gross dishonesty and mistakes. I didn’t know it’d grow into a 50+ page work with over 99 citations. In all honesty, it’s turned into a small book!
Please be patient with me as I finish the paper, it will be worth the wait.
and Allah knows best.