To Shakeel: Koran is especially for Arabs and also for others?
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Submitted by Plato (India), Feb 18, 2007 at 06:28
"The prophethood of Muhammad (sws) had two dimensions. He was sent as a prophet especially toward Arabs, therefore judgment of God were to take place on Arabs, mean, all those who followed the prophet were to be rewarded and all those who rejected the prophet were to be punished."
sws? what happened to pbuh. Yes he certainly was Janus-faced, the peaceful Meccan dimension when he was powerless and the bloody Medinan dimension when he and his cohorts colonised Medina. The poor Medinans forgot that old Arab proverb about the camel taking over the tent if allowed an inch.
And why was he sent only towards the Arabs? Allah wanted only the Arabs to populate his paradise? Your prophet made sure all Arabs would populate paradise by instructing his followers to ensure that the Arabian peninsula would have only Muslims.
"He was also sent as a prophet for whole world. But in that case, Judgment of God was not to be held on people."
My reading comprehension is pretty bad as Noah and Susan have been kind enough to remind me politely time and again and I am having a real tough time time with what you have said. But let me have a shot at it anyway. (Once you say he was sent especially for the Arabs and now he was also sent for the whole world.)
Your Prophet was sent for the whole world. Unfortunately Allah seems to have sent him at the wrong time. There was no radio or TV to broadcast his presence to the entire world. The result of this poor timing on the part of Allah was that for a very long time a large majority of humankind remained blissfully unaware of this final messenger of Allah. So I hope you are saying that the judgement of Allah does not apply to people who had not heard of the last prophet of Allah because he did not haveforesight about radio and TV.
"In short, in Islamic sense, God keeps remembering people about the Day of Judgment from time to time through his Prophets. He selects a set of people in some time and carries out His Judgment on them through His Prophet in which believers get reward and rejecters get punishment."
Say I am Japanese, or Chinese or maybe a South Sea islander. I don't remember Allah reminding me of the Day of Judgement anytime in our history. Or were the Prophets to these countries sent in some kind of Islamic sense where even though Allah never sent anyone to remind us of the Day of Judgement yet the Day of Judgement should be obvious to us.
"By doing so, God remembers all the rest people that Day of Judgment is true and it will surely come as it came in its minor form through the hand of His Prophet.
Shakeel, this is like one of Allah's allegorical verses, please give me a tafsir of what you mean in that sentence.
Reading your reply I wished I could become Noah or Susan to take care of you.
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