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Please read quran

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in response to reader comment: Questions for Muslims to answer in Ireland - might be helpful for the US and other countries

Submitted by Muslim (United Kingdom), Aug 27, 2006 at 01:15

People can become very confused when it comes to Muslim and Islam. Their leaders are partly to be blamed for this, for not being able to confront certain issues correctly and in the best interests of the wider public. I'll let you decide how you want to interpret this statement.

Reading the Quran under the corect context: When someone reads the quran, they will notice that it contains responses to certain events that occured over 1400 years ago. And anyone who understands the quran comprehensively would know that to understand the Quran in full, one must know the context under which a verse or chapter was revealed. Verses that apply in the battle field should not be taken litterally when in a civil context. And if one even wants to go further into the research of the quran, they can read the biolgraphy of the Prophet (PBUH) and learn how each verse was revealed. This way they would be in a better stance to judge and percieve aspects relating to them.

When this attitude of learning takes place a person would be able to know and perhaps understand certain things that they did not know before. We think we know something well when reading from a website, or when we hear from a mate and we draw up our conclusions then and there, but we fail to do our own research.

"Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious; for thy Lord knoweth best who have strayed from His path, and who recieve giudance" The Holy Quran [16:125]

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