Muslims who follow the Muhammad who really existed have last names like Aulaki, Zawahiri, and Bin Ladin. But if a women out of her own free will chooses to wear the hijab, you people put the whole world upside down. Soon after Paul left the area, Jewish officials visited the new churches and insisted its members continue the Jewish practice of circumcision, follow Jewish dietary laws, and obey other elements of traditional Judaism. That deliberate change is what I meant by theft. This article is very ingratiating to Christians and Jews, however I highly doubt your claims that most would be able to recall the context of many specific passages including the ones of which we are given unnecessary detail. The matter of abrogation in the verse you quoted is completely different, in which God is asserting His power to people who started believing that "His hands are tied up.
Staring at the View, thank you so much for your informative and well-written blog. It's heartening to read the truth for a change rather than some mindbending contrivance regarding awesomeness of the Quran.
If the Quran was a tome of peacefulness and the true word of God, then its defenders would not have to be threatening and defensive. Their attitude betrays them. In your analysis of the "there is no compulsion in religion" passage, you seem to have gone out of your way to find the most negative connotation possible.
Additionally, you seem to have taken the "kill them where you find them" as out of context as the Muslims you complain about have taken Biblical phrases. For all of you shouting that the burqa is not freedom, let me tell you this: All of them have it.
Today which women of which religion do that? Muslim women dont wear it because they are forced to but because they want to. Cant you see the racism here. If any women is forced into wearing skirts or bikinis non of you sick people would mind it, rather you would adore it. But if a women out of her own free will chooses to wear the hijab, you people put the whole world upside down.
No wonder the world is a mess because of you guys. Finally, let me tell you the only reason why you will find muslims to be better than non-muslims in terms of manners or the way they talk to people in a friendly way is because they have prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him as their role model since he was of an incredible character and has not even done a fraction of all the non-sense that is being propagated against him.
And, those who choose to remain non-muslims remained so at their free will and the state was responsible for protecting them as well, which it did. So stop lying people and start researching Quran is the last Book of Allah.
Nice post, thanks for sharing. Learning quran online is the good this for people who don't have hafiz aur any guide to teach quran. I don't understand when someone who calls himself a scholar or something goes about bashing normal every day Muslims for being able to relate to the context of the Quran as if he is completely oblivious of the fact that there are 1.
While it is incumbent upon every Muslim to gain knowledge, not everyone does. Not every one gets a chance to read the context of every verse in the Quran in their lifetime, thanks to the western schooling system which is now prevalent almost every where. Now if you ask a every day Muslim to tell you the context he may not.
It does not show his ignorance but your foolishness. If you were anything but a critic trying to justifiably prove which religion is correct and which not, you would be debating with scholars and looking for the context yourself in the books of Tafseer Commentary of the Quranic verses yourself rather than quoting some scholars who may have said wrong things as not all so called Islamic scholars are on the right path or rightly guided.
You would have seen quoting from so many other books that explain what Islam and what Quran is but you chose to highlight that books in Islamic countries are usually about showing Jesus was not God through Bible or prophecy of P.
It's very clear what your agenda is. Talk about taking things out of context. Read the most authentic commentary of the verses of the Quran accepted by both Sunni and Shia and I am sure you won't end up writing this article so audaciously.
The matter of abrogation in the verse you quoted is completely different, in which God is asserting His power to people who started believing that "His hands are tied up. And please every time, when the mention of some Jews comes in Quran mentioning that they didn't believe or caused corruption in religion, there is no need to take it out of context to show that Islam and Quran is spiteful against Jews and Christians, read the numerous other verses where it admonishes any non believer or person with weak faith among the Muslims.
Again and again, several times, they have been mentioned as hypocrites who say they have believed in One God with their tongues, but haven't really done so with their hearts. Perspectives on life so far. One does not read very far in the comments section beneath any online blog or article asking hard questions about the Quran before finding the accusation by an offended Muslim that the author took texts "out of context".
This is usually accompanied by additional claims that the author is ignorant, Islamophobic, or hates Muslims. Very rarely does the person making the comment try to provide the "correct context" of the passage in question. There is a reason for this. If you ask any Biblically literate Christian for the context of a book of the New Testament, Paul's letter to the Galatians for example, they can explain that in the first century after Christ the Apostle Paul started several churches in the area of modern Turkey known as Galatia.
Soon after Paul left the area, Jewish officials visited the new churches and insisted its members continue the Jewish practice of circumcision, follow Jewish dietary laws, and obey other elements of traditional Judaism. Paul strongly believed the new Christians were to be free from these restrictions, as he saw them, and wrote his letter giving his opinion and advice about the issue.
She can explain that about BCE a Jewish family living in Israel was forced to leave their home during a famine and moved to an area called Moab. The father died and his two sons married local women.
Later the two sons also died, and their mother decided to return to her homeland. One of her daughters-in-law, Ruth, chose to return with her and in a remarkable turn of events you'll have to read them for yourself if you don't know the story!
Next ask your friend for the context of the only other book of the Scriptures named after a woman, The Book of Esther. But their sinfulness far outweighs their benefit. Check with "Alcoholics Anonymous" and "Gamblers Anonymous" for more information.
The devil wants to provoke animosity and hatred among you through intoxicants and gambling, and to distract you from remembering GOD , and from observing the Contact Prayers Salat. Will you then refrain? Chapter 5 verse 90 and 91 are very strong injunctions against lottery, gambling and games of chance. God calls these, " abominations of the devil ". Can there be a stronger reason to avoid them? If we love God, and know Satan is our enemy Quran In proof of this, we can cite the example of Monte Carlo, the greatest gambling House in Monaco.
When Islam came, it described the evils of gambling in the most effective language and prohibited it for Muslims. It was made clear that prosperity does not come through gambling. Gambling, among many other things, causes families to break, societies to suffer, and the economy to deteriorate, damaging the ethical foundation of any decent society. Since the Arabs had been habituated to gambling for a long period of time, as was the case with alcohol, Allah revealed His Commandments regarding its prohibition only gradually.
The meaning of that verse is: Say, "In them is great sin and [yet, some] benefit for people. But their sin is greater than their benefit. Say, "The excess [beyond needs]. This verse did not clearly condemn and prohibit gambling. It was only said that sometimes the gambler gains money without any effort, but its moral evil is so great that a few material advantages are of no account.
In the Hadeeth narrations of the Prophet , it is recorded that when this verse was revealed, many Muslims totally gave up wine and gambling without waiting for the command of their prohibition to come later on in the gradual process.
They quickly realized that something, which is predominantly disadvantageous cannot meet with the approval of Islam. The position of Islam on gambling was made clearer through another verse, which means: Satan's only desire is to create among you enmity and hatred by means of intoxicants and gambling and stop you from praying and remembering Allah. Will you not then desist?
It is a basic principle of Islam that man must not take that which he has not earned or worked for, as well as fairness and justice.