Why don't Muslims adapt the Quran to the needs of the modern age?
  • "a.
    The Quran states: there is no changing the words of God. (1)

    The fact that it was sent down in the seventh century of the Christian aera, not the 20th, is irrelevant. We don't wear down a diamond by constant handling. And the passage of the centuries cannot erode the words of God.
    The act - the revelation - is located in time, but it is in itself timeless.
    (In Islamic theology: The Quran is uncreated, therefore eternal)

    b.
    As Muslims we ask, not how the book can be adapted to our lives in the world of today, but how our daily lives can be adapted to the Quran - that is the real problem."