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Will of Allah

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Submitted by Charles Oren (Israel), Apr 12, 2003 at 17:39

I agree with the views in this article, and will be obliged to you for your comments on the idea expressed below.

The Will of Allah.

Arabs left the Arabian Peninsular after the death of Mohammed in 632. They established Muslim states in all the areas they conquered.......but NOT in Palestine. This is not by chance, but because the Koran states that Allah has decreed that the Holy Land belongs to the Jews.

Islam teaches that everything has been ordained by Allah, and can not be altered by mere humans. The verses below from the Koran explain to a Muslim, in his language, why they have been unable to destroy Israel. They did not fail, they were not defeated, it is the Will of Allah. It is not that Israel is stronger than all the Arabs nor that Israel is victorious, it is simply the Will of Allah that Jews shall live in the Holy Land.

It is futile for the Arabs to try to "drive the Jews into the sea". They do not need to fight to restore their honour.

There are many Surahs in the Koran from the early days of Mohammed's life that are contradicted by Surahs from later periods. This is because the Word of Allah can not be changed.

Once Muslims accept this, the stage is set for truly peaceful co-existence as equals. Not as a Hudna, a cease-fire, to be used to gather strength for the next round of fighting, as taught by Muhammad.

The following quotations are from the Koran, taken from the English translation by Dr A Ben-Shemesh in his book "The Noble Quran".

Surah 5, verse 24.
Recall when Moses said to his people. "So enter, my people, into the Holy Land which Allah has decreed for you, and do not turn your backs to it lest you be the losers".

Surah 7, v 133.
And We then let the oppressed people inherit the eastern and western parts of the Blessed Holy Land and thus the promises of your Lord to the Children of Israel were fulfilled.

Surah 10, v 93.
Thereafter, We settled the Children of Israel in the Holy Land and bestowed upon them many good things.

Surah 17, v 105.
We told the Children of Israel: "Go and settle down in the Promised Land till the promise of the Last Day when We shall bring you all together before Us."

Surah 28, v 5.
But We wished to bestow favour upon those who were weakened in the Land by giving them leaders, by making them inheritors and by granting them power in the Land and by making Pharaoh and Haman with their hosts experience the Disaster they were afraid of.

The Koran affirms the truth of the Bible.

Surah 2, v 81
We indeed gave Moses the Bible.

Surah 6, v 155.
We gave Moses the complete Bible from Us for the righteous, explaining in it everything.

Surah 10, v 94.
If you, O Messenger, have any doubt about anything which We have revealed to you, ask the Children of Israel who have studied the Bible before you.

Surah 46, v 11.
Yet there was before it the Bible of Moses, a model and mercy, and this Quran is a confirmation of it in the Arabic tongue.

Surah 4, v 135.
O you Believers ! Believe in Allah and His Messenger, in the Book which He has sent down to his Messenger, and in the Bible.

Surah 46, v 8
Say: " I am no innovator among the Messengers……"
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