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Nozzi: Belief in the Oneness of Allah is a truly silly reason for being rewarded with paradise

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Submitted by Plato (India), May 31, 2009 at 06:07

Nozzi you write,

>>Let's consider carefully the Holy Quran to determine who could be entitled for a place in paradise:

Quran 2:25, "And give glad tidings to those who believe and do righteous good deeds, that for them will be Gardens under which rivers flow (paradise)…<<

Nozzi, read this verse carefully: 009.111 YUSUFALI: Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur'an: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? Then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.

Compare 2:25 and 9:111. In both believers are addressed. In 2:25 Allah says those who do righteous deeds go to paradise. He has not said what these righteous deeds are. Some of these deeds as spelt out in 9:111 as "they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain". And for fighting and killing or getting killed in Allah's cause (righteous deeds) Muslims are promised paradise.

All the other verses you have the same theme of believing in the oneness of Allah as the great righteous deed for which you will be rewarded with paradise. I can't think of a sillier reason for being rewarded with paradise.

Regards

Plato

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