Warning: Beware of the Fake Revelation titled ‘The True Furqan’

Posted on February 6, 2007


by Rafik Beekun

Just reading the reviews below makes one understand very clearly the purpose of those who “wrote” this book:

“The True Furqan has the potential to be the most practical and powerful tool to share the message of the True Gospel of Jesus Christ with the Muslim world.”–Amazon.com review

 According to the Baptist Press: “No literary document has surfaced in 1400 years to challenge the Quran in style or substance like the True Furqan.”

“…a better Quran, written in beautiful and grammatically clear Arabic and forceful English…”
Dr. Michael Brown, Professor of Semitic Languages

“The Gospel message is certainly present in the text…”
Evangelical Mission Quarterly

“The approach that The True Furqan has taken could be a good way to tackle evangelism to Muslims.”
Billy Graham Center for Muslim Studies

“The True Furqan represents much diligent work and exhibits a creative way of communicating Biblical truth to Muslims.”
A Middle East seminary president

True furqan by Al Saffee This new book, titled “The True Furqan” by Al Saffee and Al Mahdy. is being distributed in Kuwait,  The Al-Furqan weekly magazine has found out that two printing companies, ‘Omega 2001’ and ‘Wine Press’, are involved in the publishing of ‘The True Furqan’, a book which has also been titled ‘The 21st Century Quran’! It is over 366 pages and is in both the Arabic and English languages. It is being distributed to children in Kuwait in the private English schools!

The book contains 77 Surats, which include Al-Fatiha, Al-Jana and Al-Injil. Instead of Bismillah, each Surat begins with a totally different version: “In the name of the Father, the Word, the Holy Spirit, the one and only true God“.  And this book which tries to imitate the Qur’an by its name, the title of its Surats, the name of its interpreter (Al Mahdy), etc. opposes many Islamic beliefs. In one of its ‘ayats’, it describes having more than one wife as fornication, divorce being non-permissible and it uses a new system for the sharing out of the will, opposing the current one. This book even goes as far as attacking Allah, Subhanahu wa Tahala!

You can preview the book on its website and judge for yourself.  What it states is in direct opposition to what Allah says in the Qur’an: see page 45 about Issa (Jesus) (peace be upon him), page 47 about Issa (pbuh) being crucified, page 61 about the Trinity, page 69 attacking Islam, pages 119 and 346 in the book on polygamy, the chapter on the Excellent Names which is an attack on the Glorious names and attributes of Allah, etc.  It even mocks a verse in the Qur’an by challenging the reader to bring forth ‘similar chapters’ (see page 317)! 

Please e-mail to everyone you know about this fake ‘furqan’. It is possible that new Muslims or Muslims who have very little knowledge of Islam could be misled by this book mimicking itself as the Furqan from Allah, and may unfortunately think that this is the true Qur’an.  

I am not surprised that the authors of the book have chosen to hide their identity.