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Nazia, what you quoted is not in the Quran.

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Submitted by Fazhil (Proud Muslim) (South Africa), Jun 2, 2010 at 10:27

Dear Nazia,

What you are quoting is not in the Quran and you are unfortunate for one main reason. You don't seem to be aware that the Muslims know the Quran better than you can ever fiddle with it. The ONLY book in the world which is memorized from cover to cover is the Quran and by looking at what you wrote, many of us can tell, within the blink of an eye that some comedian has played around with the Holy Scriptures here. Muslims don't wait for the Pastor to spoon feed them with whatever miserable verse he managed to selectively cram from the Bible to suit a particular occasion. They read and know their religion.

By writing that "When Quran says non Muslims are lowest of creature (8.55), unclean (8.28), perverts (9.30), evil (16.27-29), that is what they will teach the children", many of your comrades in blind criticism of Islam envy you because they think, "we have them from their own book. This guy knows their stuff". Little do they know that you are fooling them, not us the Muslims.

Quran 8:28 says [وَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّمَآ أَمْوَلُكُمْ وَأَوْلَـدُكُمْ فِتْنَةٌ وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ عِندَهُ أَجْرٌ عَظِيمٌ ] "And know that your possessions and your children are but a trial and that surely, with Allah is a mighty reward". Show me where it shows that the Non believers are "unclean" in that verse or even any reference to non Muslims.

Quran 8:55 says [﴿إِنَّ شَرَّ الدَّوَابِّ عِندَ اللَّهِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ فَهُمْ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ "Verily, the worst of living creatures before Allah are those who disbelieve". They/you, indeed are the worst BEFORE ALLAH but NOT before the Muslims because your refusal to believe has nothing to do with me or another Muslim. Everyone is individually accountable to Allah. By omitting the words "before Allah" from your biased quote, you are inviting me to treat you as the worst of living creatures before everyone and to treat you as such when Allah has specified "before Him". What, sincerely do you benefit from peddling deliberate distortions? Or was it innocent ignorance?

Quran 9:30 – I dont know which translation you read, but there is nothing wrong with the use of the word 'pervert' unless you don't quite appreciate the English language. That word means to 'distort' 'misrepresent' 'change' 'alter' and that verse says, "And the Jews say: "Uzayr (Ezra) is the son of Allah," and the Christians say: "The Messiah is the son of Allah." That is their saying with their mouths, resembling the saying of those who disbelieved aforetime. May Allah fight them, how they are deluded away from the truth!)". Here, Ibn Kathir translated it as 'deluded away from the truth' but means the same as perverted. So, just get used to English words and their use in various contexts.

The Quran says you are evil in 16.27-29. From the translation of those verses by Ibn Kathir below, show me where it says so.

16:27: "Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He will disgrace them and will say: "Where are My (so-called) partners, those over which you caused so much discord" Those who have been given the knowledge will say: "Indeed it is a Day of disgrace and misery for the disbelievers".

16:28: "Those whose lives the angels take while they are doing wrong to themselves. Then, they will (falsely) submit (saying): "We did not do any evil." (The angels will reply): "Yes! Truly, Allah is Most Knowing of what you did".

16:29: "So enter the gates of Hell, to abide therein, and indeed, what an evil abode there is for the arrogant".

Shame upon you for this feeble attempt at interpreting the Quran. May Allah (SWT) enable you to see the truth sometime.

Submitting....

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