Why This Blog?

Islam is a world of truth and depth. For good reasons, Islam is vibrant and very much alive, also today, in our age of technology. My proposition is: Modern ideas and knowledge, don't clash with ancient Islamic texts. Yet, Islam is under constant scrutiny, nowadays. In itself, this is no problem. I'll do my best to react to some of the frequent questions and criticism, as open minded as I can. Is it true, that Qur'an is just a copy of ancient Greek, Biblical, Persian, or other scriptures? Is there an 'easy' permission to kill those who leave Islam, or don't want to enter Islam? Where does it mainly differ from, or agrees with, other scriptures? In my opinion, religious scriptures are a labor of love and a study topic for life. They are modern. There's always new information and guidance in religious scriptures.

I've read and quoted several religious and philosophical works and I will continue to do so. This, in order to make a comparison between them. This will give us answers.

I've used, among others: 

Qur'anic translation into Dutch 'De Koran' by prof dr J.H. Kramers, Uitgevery De Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam, 1992/1997, ISBN 9789041705983; 
'Quran Explorer', http://www.quranexplorer.com/quran/
'The Noble Quran', https://quran.com/
'The Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad', https://sunnah.com/
al-islam.org, http://www.al-islam.org
Muslim Heritage, http://www.muslimheritage.com
IslamFact, http://www.islamfact.com
Aalulbayt al-shia.com: http://al-shia.org/
University of Southern California USC-MSA Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement (Compendium of Muslim Texts)
Maurice Bucaille's book 'The Bible, The Qur'an, and Science' 
'The Complete Tanakh', Chabad.org
'Official King James Bible Online' http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/ 
Torah Class, http://torahclass.com
'The Complete Tanakh', Chabad.org http://www.chabad.org
The Internet Classics Archive, http://classics.mit.edu
Internet Encypledia of Philosophy, http://iep.utm.edu
Newspaper 'Trouw', http://www.trouw.nl/