The Qur'an says in surah 3:7 that there are clear and unclear verses in the Qur'an. One of the greatest Muslim theologians, Al-Ghazali said that "The number of the clear verses is 500." (Suyuti, 'Itqan Fii 'Ulum Al-Qur'an, Al-Hai'ah Al-Misriyah Al-'Aamah Lil-Kitab, 1975, Part II, Section 65: Al-'Ulum Al-Mustanbata Men Al-Qur'an. ), i.e., a mere 8% of the 6616 verses in the Qur'an. Thus, the Qur'an commands Muhammad and the Muslims to refer to the Jews and the Christians (surah 21:7). More details can the hadiths can be found in this collection of hadiths.

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