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Abuhajira - Scholars

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Submitted by Kiwi (New Zealand), Nov 10, 2007 at 18:33

Abuhajira

First of all - the first sentence of 5:32 was plagiarised (slightly different wording) from the Torah - so much of the Quran has many of the pre-Islamic Pagan and Jewish customs which is obvious to anyone who has read the Bible and the Quran.

As for Islamic scholars with their different interpretations of ambiguous verses such as those in the Koran - which scholar is correct and which scholar is wrong.? If every young Muslim was taught the correct meaning of every verse by such scholars as you mention - would that change the emphasis of the Quran or would your Holy Book still carry the message of Jihad against non-believers? somehow I doubt it, there are some very clear verses advocating

Certainly the average Muslim who straps on a suicide vest has absolutely no understanding of his religion, but is cherry picking the verses that make him a martyr with his due rewards.

And therein lies the problem.

At least the Christians went through their enlightenment and Jewish scholars repudiated their historical and cruel laws (stoning was banned by Jews before Mohammed PBUH was born, although ,according to the hadeeth the Prophet reinstated it ) - Muslims still adhere to ancient laws, that although may have made a better social system in the early 600's, have no place in a modern democratic world.

Perhaps if the political and militarised Medinian verses were removed completely, Islam would be an acceptable and honoured religion and peace would prevail.

Just a thought!

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