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WRONG WAY OF INTERPRETATION OF THE HOLY QURAN

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in response to reader comment: Mohammad Nozzi: Quoting verses out of context is a favourite deception trick (taqia) of Muslims

Submitted by MOHAMAD NOZZI (Singapore), Apr 13, 2009 at 22:09

Plato, from the verses you extract from the Holy Quran, no doubt you have come to the conclusion to stir up the spirits of Muslims to fight even though non-Muslims do not start their fight. Your interpretation is certainly absurd since we, moderate Muslims, in Singapore are taught to be precautious to our interpretation. We have to read through the paragaraphs around these verses in order to come to the conclusion of what the Holy Quran means. We do not behave like you'll that just find the word, fight, immediately go and fight. This is wrong and misleading.

You have quoted Quran 4:77 well. However, please meditate a verse, Quran 4:75 prior to this verse:

Quran 4:75, "...fight in the cause of Allah and of those who...ill-treated (and oppressed)...Our Lord! Rescue us from this one, whose people are oppressors". The phrase, those who...ill-treated (and oppressed) in Quran 4:75 certainly refers to those non-Muslims that start to create trouble among our Muslim fellows so much so we are being ill-treated and oppressed. These people are called by Allah as Quran 4:75, "...oppressors". Thus, from Quran 4:75 above, it could come to the conclusion that Allah wants us to fight only when non-Muslims ill-treat and oppress us. The verse does not support Muslim extremists that they fight with non-Muslims even though non-Muslims do not begin their fights with them.

You have brought out the verse in Quran 8:69. However, you did not read through Quran 8:71, "(that mentions that) But if they have treacherous designs against thee, (O Messengers), they have already been in treason against Allah". The word, they, in Quran 8:71 certainly refers to non-Muslims. The phrase, if they have treacherous designs against thee, in Quran 8:71 implies that the non-Muslims trigger off their fight against Muslims. As these non-Muslims have triggerred off their fight against Muslims, they indeed Quran 8:71, "have already been in treason against Allah". As they are in treason against Allah, we, Muslims, will then fight. Again, as the phrase, they have treacherous designs against thee, is mentioned in Quran 8:71, it implies that non-Muslims have started their fights first, so we have to defend. However, Muslim extremists abuse the Holy Quran that they fighrt even at the time when non-Muslims do not stir up their fights with them.

Muslim extremists have put Allah's name in the shame.

Plato, you have wrongly accused me, being a moderate Muslim in Singapore since we hold firmly our interpretation is true and we don't fight since non-Mulsims do not fight against us.

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