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What does theological discussions need?

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Submitted by Nuray (Portugal), Nov 4, 2005 at 08:39

Hi,

I see some comments coming from some people who have lack of understanding for theological books. They think that they can read holy books as they read their newspapers. Holy books are neither history books nor encyclopedias. First of all, you need to have good historical knowledge. Otherwise you understand nothing. Let me give some examples.

(1) Someone on this website, who hides his name and doesnt put his name under his writings, asked me to provide some verses from Quran about life of Muhammed, peace upon him. I gave this verses among many others as an example

93 - Surah Ad-Duha
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In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
6. Did He not find you an orphan and gave you a refuge?
7. And He found you unaware (of the Qur'ân, its legal laws, and Prophet hood, etc.) and
guided you?
8. And He found you poor, and made you rich (self sufficient with self contentment, etc.)?
9.Therefore, treat not the orphan with oppression,
10. And repulse not the beggar;

These verses clearly indicaates that Muhammed, peace upon him, was poor but became.
But he/she did understand nothing and not satisfied due to lack of his/her historical knowledge.
You can't see such information in Quran which is word of Allah, not human words like the followings
"When he was about twenty-five, he married Khadija, a wealthy widow whose status
elevated Muhammad(peace upon him)'s position in Meccan society."
that you can read at any history book.

(2) It is not difficult to find the translation of Quran at any language on the web. Some people search some words in an electronic version of Quran and get some verses to prove that Islam is not peaceful religion, very misleading information. Some are so lazy. They just copy some versus from other web sites. It is so obvious that these people have no information about history of Islam. They don't know that Islam brought new law and orders to violent pagan Arabs at the life time of Muhammed, peace upon him. Battle of Badr,Uhud, etc were well documented in Quran to show how an Islamic stated was established. Islam is the religion of liberation.

Some people on the web try to abuse those verses for holy wars to mislead people other than Muslims. We Muslims know very well the true meaning of these verses. We Muslims don't give any credit for those misleading comments. Therefore, This is a clear message for those who search Quran to find evidence to prove their misleading comments. I assure you that it is waste of time.

Politicians try to convince voters to believe that Islam is not a peaceful religion due to their political calculations. What a pity some people buy it. But we can increase understanding among the people for the sake of peace. I believe that civilized people have ability to learn and understand social, religious and political facts across the world and control politicians whenever necessary to stop violent actions against innocent people. Modern people shouldn't be just a consumer of modern life. Let's be sensitive to international problems.

Yours
Nuray
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