when faced with a contradiction, like christians go to hell / heaven or humans produced from mud/clay/water/from the dead, then how can these not be contradictions? what happens is they claim they are contextual/metaphorical when it makes not sense or contradicts itself, thus making it impossible to do.
However if they do this, then it makes the Quran an unworthy as literal way to lead your life as it is impossible then to know how to interepret it.
Either way they're buggered.
The problem is with metaphors, who decides when and when it isn't a metaphor? an old geiser with a long beard and a double hyphenated elongated name with sheikh at the beginning? when does allegory stop and 'real begins'? if most of it is allegory then it is open to interpretation therefore it is impossible to have sharia because then there would be no uniformity in interpretation.
Then there is the obvious question and the most obvious contradiction - how come 90% of the rules Muslims need to follow are outside the official canon (Qur'an)? why aren't the directions of pray in the actual book? why does it have so little in the way of laws and rules? Was God to lazy to make the rules and thus left it up to his prophet? why then wasn't it written down at the time instead of leaving it 200 years to finally collate all the narrations together?
Islam from top to bottom is a giant contradiction - never mind the Qur'an itself.