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My understanding is that, like with other religious text, Koran contains a number of contradictory rules. It is probably part of the success of these religions, and their survival through so many years, that you can cherry-pick and adapt to your current situation. E.g. if you do one thing, you'll have one verse to cite it, and if you do the opposite there will be another verse you can cite. This is why I said that under the literal interpretation criterion, there is no such thing as a true Muslim (or Jew or Christian, for that matter). It is impossible to completely follow such religious texts, because of the contradictions in them (which may have been seen as a feature and not a bug). Also, some texts are written intentionally vaguely and allegorically, so it is not at all clear what literal interpretation means for them.