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To me, this view presents a logical puzzle. I can well understand how a Muslim who believes in divine origins of his religion may think that it has one and only one correct interpretation. Thus, for instance, the belief of the Shia Muslims that the Sunni interpretation of Islam is wrong is at least logically consistent. But how can a non-Muslim reasonably conclude that some interpretations of Islam are correct while others are not?


Do you also have trouble figuring out the "true meaning" of the sentence "The earth is flat"?






How is this related? "The earth is flat" is a sentence that only has 1 interpretation. Do you mean an that we should just take a completely literal reading of everything that's in the Koran, and this and only this can be called "true Islam"? In this case we'll probably reach a conclusion that there is no such thing as a "true Muslim".
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