Islam is not rocket science. It is simply the living out of the Koran, a collection of couplets. A couplet is a pair of ideas that contradict each other.
In other words, the Koran is a mixture of two lists of commandments. One list of commandments says, “Do these things.” The other list of commandments contradicts the first list and says, “Do the opposite of the things I just told you to do.”
Now why would Muhammad teach contradictory commandments? Very simply, his followers had to remain little children waiting for father Muhammad to tell them which commandment of any couplet (pair of contradictory commandments) to obey at any given time.
So, to this day, Muslims remain little children dependent on the Imams and other Islamic leaders to know which commandments to obey.
We note that this is totally unlike Christianity that says, “Here are the uncontradictory commandments and what we haven’t told you figure out for yourself as freethinking adults.”