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Submitted by Keith Williams (United States), Nov 9, 2008 at 15:40

Hi btilly,

I am impressed in your continued interest in Islam. Please allow me to help you.

Islam is not racist.

O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And God has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). (The Noble Quran, 49:13)"

The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated:

"All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black, nor a black has any superiority over a white- except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim, which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not therefor, do injustice to yourselves." Muhammad the Messenger of God (PBUH)

Yes, the pact of Umar required Christians in liberated lands to submit to Islamic laws which were better than the oppression and religious intolerance they had under the Byzantines and was one of the main reasons that allowed the ease of Islam to liberate the middle east, Africa, and other lands from the Romans/Byzantines and in return for their loyalty they were unmolested. This compares well with the treatment meted out to non-Christians in Christian Europe.

‘Ali, the last of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs, the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Mohammed and the Lion of God, who came to represent the supreme example of youthful manly perfection. Known for his selflessness, courage, generosity, loyalty, wisdom and honour, he was the invincible warrior of his day. His nobility on the battlefield shows the purity of Islam and guidance for all of what a true warrior should be on the battlefield today.

In one battle, ‘Ali had overpowered an enemy warrior and had his dagger at the man's throat when the man spat in his face. Immediately ‘Ali got up, sheathed his dagger, and told the man, "Taking your life is unlawful to me. Go away." The man was amazed, "O ‘Ali," he asked, "I was helpless, you were about to kill me, I insulted you and you released me. Why?" "When you spat in my face," ‘Ali answered, "it aroused the anger of my ego. Had I killed you then it would not have been for the sake of God, but for the sake of my ego. I would have been a murderer. You are free to go." The enemy warrior was profoundly moved by this show of great nobility and so he embraced Islam on the spot.

In another of his battles against the unfaithful, ‘Ali encountered a handsome young warrior who moved to attack him. His heart was full of pity and compassion for the misguided youth. He cried out, "O young man, do you not know who I am? I am ‘Ali the invincible. No one can escape from my sword. Go, and save yourself!" The young man continued toward him, sword in hand. "Why do you wish to attack me? Why do you wish to die?" ‘Ali asked. The man answered, "I love a girl who vowed she would be mine if I killed you." "But what if you die?" ‘Ali asked again. "What is better than dying for the one I love?" he countered. "At worst, would I not be relieved of the agonies of love?" Hearing this response, ‘Ali dropped his sword, took off his helmet, and stretched out his neck like a sacrificial lamb. Confronted by such nobility, the love in the young man's heart was transformed into love for the great ‘Ali and for the love of God, the One Most Exalted Whom ‘Ali loved.

Now I failed to see the logic in your last statements especially:

>>When a man had sex with any woman or women they were wives because they become one. Then one with Keturah. He never divorced Hagar because they were never married.<<

peace

Submitting....

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