Averroes - how do u know a passage in the Quran is to be interpreted with its most
straightforward meaning? Literal or figurative (metaphor/allegory)?
- God gave humans reasoning. If the reasoning is used well, we shouldn't be led to error.
- If a passage within the Quran goes against "demonstrative science" (mathematics,
philosophy, whatever is most certain), then it is treated as figurative
- Whenever it conflicts with you best knowledge or the best reasoning available, treat is
- Why are some translations as metaphors? Averroes says that God wants to hide some
meanings from those that are not prepared for it, while pe