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Submitted by Lisa (Canada), Apr 8, 2006 at 19:06You are not giving me any credibilty when you said that arab countries don't represent real islam, you are assuming that I learned islam from bad muslims,
I didn't learn islam from extremist or from those who present half truths, I understood islam from its original sources, from Quran, Muhammad's biography, hadith, and the rest of islamic reliable sources. Again Ahmad, I will say it one more time, My understanding of islam is from islamic sources that are approved by sunni muslims in specific.
Islam that you love and attached to is the islam when Muhammad lived in Mecca, he was somewhat peacful at that time before hijra, he didn't have power at then, there are about 100+ verse in Islam that I have little trouble with all written in Mecca before hijra. However, the verses in Medina changed the whole story, one verse called (Alsaif) (sword) overwritten all of the peacful ayas were previously written in Mecca along with hundreds of other violent verses.
Muhammad was an extremely smart man, muslims think that he was illeterate, if he was then how come he could successfully manage his wife's (khadija) business, he worked as accountant and trader (called bussiness man today). Muhammad learned Christianity from bad resources like Ibn Nawfal (Khadija's uncle) who belonged to what so called (Christian hartaqah). Islam is based on a cliam that bibles are corrupted and distorted, however today with continuous discoveries of ancient bibles scripts one just happened recently and other in Qumran are some of thousands of proofs about the bibles authenticity.
Ahmad, open your eyes and learn Islam as much as I learned it, learn the history of every verse, understand how Allah always rescued Muhammad when Muhammad wanted, when Muhammad had trouble with Aysheh and Hafsa, do you think GOD almighty would permit Muhammad to divorce his wifes and promiss him more beautiful and obedient women. Isn't it this troubeling you?
Understand law of abrogation that is taught by the Qur'an in sura 2:106,108, stating: "We substitute one revelation for another..." This is echoed in sura 17:86, which reads, "If it were Our Will, We could take away that which We have sent thee by inspiration." In sura 16:101 the law of abrogation is clearly defined as one verse being substituted by a better verse. Verse 101 read, "None of our revelations do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, but We substitute something better or similar- Knowest thou not that Allah hath power over all things?"
That's why Medina's violence verses overwrite Mecca's "somewhat" peacfull verses
Muhammad cliamed that Christians worship Virgin Mary, trinity according to Islam is GOD the father, Marry the mother and Jesus the son
If you know Christianity you will know how distorted this is from truth
It hurts to say this Ahamd, but trust me you have left the prince of peace and followed an illusion
If you have trouble understanding the divine entity of Jesus then don't try to understand it just see the love in his message, his life and his death. Pray sincerely and ask for GODs help to show you the truth, if my words can't provide you with any direction, then I have no doubt that if you ask for GOD's help he will show you the truth, just open your mind and heart before you pray
And I'll pray for you as much as I will pray for my friends Tariq, Harrak, and Taj Ashaheed
Peace be with you
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