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in response to reader comment: Hamad, you are missing the point

Submitted by Hamad (Saudi Arabia), Oct 23, 2006 at 04:21

Dear Jan and others,

Today I celebrate with other Muslims Eid Al-Fitr After fasting the month of Ramadan, and seeing our hometowns.

I don't know what hate site does maggie get her information from. Aisha in most histories I read was 12-13 when the Prophet got married to her with the blessings of her father. The first wife of the prophet was Khadijah, who was 20 years older than him, 40 years old . He was very sad when she died, and he never praised a woman like her. Aisha, his wife never spoke but praise about him. and when he got married to her and his other wives he was past his prime. Looking back, he loved and married a woman much older than him, and was always praised for his kindness and morals, I don't see how he can be a sexual predator as you claim.

Hallucinations? Seizures? Then, how come he was always known in Makkah and asked to resolve conflicts and safe-keep other people's property. No one would entrust an unreliable man as you describe. Their attitude only changed after he called them to stop worshipping idols.

Jan, One of the problems facing Muslims is their division into Sunni, Shi'ites or whatever. I am not Sunii, nor shiites, I consider myself a Muslim, and I would say most Muslims don't even care if I was Suffi, or Sunii as long as I respect them. Bukhari and Muslims? There are many contradictions in their narratives, the only Hadith you can be sure of is the one who is narrated in all books. Even in Bukhari and Muslims there are Hadiths that are considered 'weak' by Sunnis. Prayers and all main practices are widely agreed upon by Muslims and their Hadiths are clearly authentic. I am not dismissing Hadith, I am just saying that only very few can be authenticated. Heck, a child can tell whether a Hadith is authentic or not by using a little brain power.

You say that your point is many Muslims just believe all the nonsense. Then you tell me that Islam is in fact, nonsense. Which one is your point? Someone asks what we're doing about the nonsense as Muslims? Most of us live our lives in peace, and teach our children, relatives, and friends how to be peaceful and tolerant. The Quran and Hadith support us

" And we made you into nations and tribes, so that you will know and learn of each other, The most graceful of you in the eye of god is the most fearful of Him"

We believe that the Quran is comprehensive. Therefore, it has rules for war. Why is that so wrong? I know that very few Christians adhere to their religion and they brag about how unreligious they are. My honest opinion and I mean no offense when I say this, that Christianity as you have it is not practical and not comprehensive. I mean, turn the other cheek? Tell me how that works for you in this world. Even those who believe they are the impersonation of Christanity are asking to bomb us in our homes.

With all the anger in many Muslims at their countries, you just give them a reason to blow up with your foreign policies in the west. They naturally would prefer to kill the present day "Crusaders", while Bin Laden and many others are just waiting to recruit them.

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