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Nozzi: The author of the Koran calls Himself merciful. Why would anyone believe an author's self praise?

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Submitted by Plato (India), Apr 16, 2009 at 10:11

Nozzi, you write:

>>Plato, I ask you a very simple question. Is Allah merciful or violent? If violent, why should the word, merciful, be mentioned in the Holy Quran more than a hundred times then?<<

If I write a book myself (like Allah wrote the Koran) and proclaim that I am the Greatest (remember Muhammad Ali the boxer's slogan) a thousand times, does that make me the greatest?

>>When it is mentioned with the word, fight, in the Holy Quran, could that be simply spiritual fight instead of physical fight? How could you be sure that Allah only means spiritual fight instead of physical fight?<<

I am sure there is no spirituality involved in Allah calling upon Muslims to fight because of these verses:

002.216 YUSUFALI: Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. …..

002.217 YUSUFALI: They ask thee concerning fighting in the Prohibited Month. Say: "Fighting therein is a grave (offence); but graver is it in the sight of Allah to prevent access to the path of Allah, to deny Him, to prevent access to the Sacred Mosque, and drive out its members."

Is this call for fighting during the sacred months spiritual in nature? Read the two verses together to understand what Allah is asking you to do.

008.065 , 86 YUSUFALI: O Prophet! rouse the Believers to the fight. If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred: if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers: for these are a people without understanding.

Do the above two verses sound to you as though it is calling on Muslims to a spiritual fight?

>>We, Muslims, know that Allah is powerful. Allah could destroy all non-Muslims by means of Allah's mighty power.<<

Allah hates non-Muslims and He has mighty powers but still does not kill all infidels. Why? Unbelievers must be harmless or Allah is a paper tiger.

>>If you mean that Allah is so cruel instead of merciful to demand all muslims to kill non-Muslims, how is it that Allah does not kill all the non-Muslims in this universe by the use of Allah's mighty power and need to depend upon the strength of Muslims' people?<<

That is a question if you answer honestly will lead you to apostasy.! Take a hint from my previous answer.

>>If Allah is so cruel as what you say, all non-Muslims could disappear from this universe without Muslim extremists to trigger off their fights with them.<<

Just goes to prove that the extremist Muslims also consider Allah to be a paper tiger.

>>Don't tell me all Muslim extremists are without faith with Allah.<<

They do not have faith in Allah's powers (as they do Allah's killings for Him) but yet believe Him when He says they will gain paradise for killing on His behalf.

>>Why not all Muslim extremists co-operate to pray for the destruction of all non-Muslim fellows in this universe that Allah would destroy and wipe them out immediately?<<

Have you listened to the Khutbas on Fridays in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and many other Muslim countries. The Muslim keep supplicating Allah piteously to destroy the infidels of the world. Either Allah is deaf or He is powerless.

>>Allah surely would not listen your prayers.<<

Everyone knows, including the extremist Muslims, that Allah never listens to anyone's prayers. What is your experience with prayers, Nozzi, try to be honest with yourself when you answer.

>>After your prayer with Allah, all non-Muslims still remain in this universe, I beg you!<<

Yes all the begging that is done by Muslims to erase Israel, destroy the Indian army in Kashmir, bury the Ahmadias and give them victory in every nation where Muslims are a minority has achieved precisely nothing.

>>This is because our Allah is merciful and Allah would want many non-believers to turn back to Allah.<<

Not so, Nozzi. That Allah is not merciful is proven by verses like:

005.033 PICKTHAL: The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom;;

008.067 PICKTHAL: It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise.

Regards

Plato

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