First off I'd like to say welcome.
Second, I'd like to ask what are the pieces of the Quran you find most compelling, which ones do you find hold truth? Like, what is your reason for still accepting that the Quran is the word of God, what makes it ring true to you?
Thanks for the welcome.
I noticed parrot welcome is the norm here
These are some of the verses that formed my principle in the universality of monotheism and that their belief systems don't have to be uniform so long that they:
- believe in one God
- believe in the Last Day
- do good deeds
There are many messengers that preach the 3 things above, some known and some not known. Thus in my opinion as long as people do the 3 things above, whatever they call themselves, their belief come from the same source as Quran and as per Quran says we should let them decide for themselves based on what scripture is being given to them, not force them to follow the Quran.
48:13 Anyone who does not believe in God and His messenger, then We have prepared for the rejecters a Fire.
4:164 And messengers of whom We have told to you from before, and messengers We have not told to you; and God spoke to Moses directly.
10:47 And for every nation is a messenger; so when their messenger comes, the matter is decreed between them with justice, and they are not wronged.
5:69 Surely those who believe; and those who are Jewish, and the Sabians, and the Nazarenes, whoever of them believes in God and the Last Day and does good works; then they will have nothing to fear nor will they grieve.
2:62 Surely those who believe; and those who are Jewish, and the Nazarenes, and the Sabians, whoever of them believes in God and the Last Day and does good works; they will have their recompense with their Lord, and there is no fear upon them, nor will they grieve.
4:150 Those who rejected God and His messengers, and they want to make a separation between God and His messengers, and they say:
"We believe in some and reject some" And they desire to take a path in-between.
4:151 These are the true rejecters; and We have prepared for the rejecters a humiliating retribution.
4:152 And those who believe in God and His messengers and do not make a distinction between any of them, We will give them their recompense. And God is Forgiving, Merciful.