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Azkad: A peaceful religion will not threaten to torture those who do not believe

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Submitted by Plato (India), Jan 23, 2009 at 11:01

Akzad you wrote:

>>Islam is the religion of PEACE, PEACE and again PEACE. The Sharia of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) does NOT call for shedding blood of the innocent no matter what religion he/she practices.<<

If Islam is a religion of PEACE why does the Koran say and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN that those who die without believing in it will be punished with the most horrible tortures for being disbelievers. Will a religion of PEACE talk of such gory punishments like feeding disbelievers with putrid water, or molten brass that will tear up their innards, for an innocent act of worshipping an idol?

004.056
YUSUFALI: Those who reject our Signs, We shall soon cast into the Fire: as often as their skins are roasted through, We shall change them for fresh skins, that they may taste the penalty: for Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.

044.043 -48
YUSUFALI: Verily the tree of Zaqqum
Will be the food of the Sinful,-
Like molten brass; it will boil in their insides.
Like the boiling of scalding water.
(A voice will cry: "Seize ye him and drag him into the midst of the Blazing Fire!
"Then pour over his head the Penalty of Boiling Water,

There are umpteen similar verses which shows hatred of people merely because they choose to believe in an idol or associate someone else with the egotistical Allah.

This is not the sharia, but the Koran itself asking for the blood of unbelievers. The sharia is no better. Because of the sharia, Muslims murder people who leave Islam. No other religion has such a cruel practice.

>> I support nehter HAMAS nor Israel. Both of them should be kept accountable for the lives of the civilians.<<

That is good to hear from a Muslim.

>>Hamas leaders are far from the truth of Islam. According to the principles of Islam, if a person is having some troubles, it just because he/she commited something bad, haram (forbidden act) or broke the rules of Sharia.<<

This means that what the Iraqis are suffering is because of the haram they have committed. But what about the little children and babies who also die at the hands of the militants and the US soldiers?

>>Hamas supporter should have corrected themselves before commiting themselves to such violent crime as launching war against Israel.<<

What does this mean? How do they correct themselves? Is there a sharia proceduce for this purification? But after correcting themselves are they justified in committing "such violent crime as launching war against Israel"?

>>It might also be our, that is MUSLIMS fault, not to abide by the rules of Sharia completely, may be that is the reason why Israel has started war against Hamas, or Islam to be precise.

By what logic is the Israeli action a war against Islam? The large majority of Muslims are not in the crosshairs of the Israelis.

What about the genocidal war that Sudan has launched against Darfuri Muslims. Is it a war against the rest of the Muslim world? What about the thousands of Muslims killed by Saddam. Did the other Muslims consider that a war against them? Or the Syrians killing a town full of the Muslim Brotherhood? Why does Israel attacking Hamas become a war on Muslims in general? Is it because they are Jews?

>>We, MUSLIMS, should follow the exact footsteps of the Prophet PBUH, pray for peace, prosperity of Islam, tranquility of the world.<<

The Prophet's footsteps were often drenched in the blood of innocents. He had his critics assassinated in cold blood (Kaf bin Ashraf, Asma bint Marwan etc), he had a man tortured and killed to try and get some treasure (Kinana bin Rafi of the Banu Nadir), he had a whole tribe which had surrendered without a fight decimated in a single night (Banu Quraiza).

>>We have the strongest weapon -- DUA (Supplication).<<

If supplication was the only weapon that Muslims used, we would not be too worried. But Muslims themselves do not have much faith in it as they have observed that no amount of supplication results in Allah being moved. Muslims have been supplicating Allah (especially in Saudi, Pakistan, Iranian, Palestinian and other mosques to erase Israel) for decades now. Allah has turned a deaf ear to all those pleas by billions of Muslims.

That is why instead of waiting for Allah to wake up they have taken His advice in 9:111 and decided to kill or get killed. Allah will reward them handsomely when He wakes up.

>>Let's pray for the prosperity of Islam.<<

Why do Muslims pray for the prosperity of only Islam? Are people who follow other faiths not entitled to Allah's generosity? He created them after all, so why the discrimination?

>> Everything happens on the will of the Creator, the Almighty Allah.<<

If you believe this then you have no cause to complain about what is happening in the world, including Palestine and Iraq.

>>It is of no difficulty for the Rohman to establish peace in the world <<

Why then does Al Rahman not do it?? Either He is powerless to act in the world or He does not care or more ominously He is responsible for the injustices we suffer. If the Koran is to be believed then you will have to admit that Allah has taken responsibility for the evils in the world.

006.123 YUSUFALI: Thus have We placed leaders in every town, its wicked men, to plot (and burrow) therein: but they only plot against their own souls, and they perceive it not.

113: 1-2 Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the Daybreak. From the evil of that which He has created.

Regards

Plato

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