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Hadiths and Suras

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Submitted by michael (United States), Apr 18, 2008 at 18:35

I haven't read that many of the hadiths and suras you mention, except for a few lines that people pointed out to me, with the intention of convincing me how terrible all Muslims are. It turns out that during the time of Muhammad, many of the tribes in Arabia were Jewish. Therefore he did kill some Jews in the process of raiding-- which was his profession.

These suras reminded me of nothing more than the early chapters in our own OT, like Kings, or Joshua. Didn't Moses order his people to kill five tribes so they could take their land, sparing neither the ass, nor the oxen, nor the sheep nor women and children? I see a real equivalence there. Those were savage times, and people did savage things just to keep their tribe together. Hopefully we have advanced far enough, at this stage in history, to be able to move over and make a little room for our neighbor. He has the same right to exist that you or I do. We all do worship the same God-- the One God. There isn't two, one for them and one for you.

Declaring war on one's neighbor, or calling him unclean, is certain to come back on you and your loved ones in an adverse manner. That's why I preach understanding, communication, and the requirement that we reason together for mutual gain.

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