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To freebee: Open mind or closed mind? Please make up your mind!

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Submitted by Plato (United Arab Emirates), Jun 25, 2007 at 10:17

free bee, you are in inverted commas and you wrote:

"---There are numerous web sites by Saudi, Pakistani, UK, South African, Egyptian Islam Scholars which will/can give you fatwas on your confusions about Islam.
As a human being I can only make dua for your guidance and success.---"

Thank you for doing dua for me. You are very considerate.

I have visited quite a few websites by Islamic scholars and rather than clear my confusions they have made them worse confounded. I sometimes visit islamweb.net. Some interesting fatwas I found there are: http://www.islamweb.net/ver2/Fatwa/ShowFatwa.php?lang=E&Id=85306&Option=FatwaId,

http://www.islamweb.net/ver2/Fatwa/ShowFatwa.php?lang=E&Id=90455&Option=FatwaId,

http://www.islamweb.net/ver2/Fatwa/ShowFatwa.php?lang=E&Id=81505&Option=FatwaId.

Please read them. They are very 'enlightening'.

"---There is a verse in the surah Bani Israel (or al Isra): "wa nunazaloo min al qaurane ma ho wa shifaa ....

("And We have revealed the Quran as a healing and mercy for the believers (in Islam), but for the Zalimun (disbelievers in Islam and Allah) it increases nothing but loss and ruin (17:82)---"

So Allah does not want disbelievers to read His Koran. Then why do Muslims do dawah. It will only increase the disbelief of the kafirs when you quote the Koran to them.

"---And my teacher used to say:
"for the believers there is no question BUT for the unbelievers there is no answer"---"

Unfortunately for me most of my teachers told me to question everything, however sacred they may be. Surely you can accept that there are people who believe in other religions. What happens when their teachers also teach them what you were taught. They will see god in idols or they will believe souls migrating from body to body. Anything wrong with that? You are asking us to believe blindly. Reading the Koran blindly will make us believe the sun goes to rest at night, the earth is flat (as a Saudi sheikh insisted just a few years ago) and so on.

"---Please read and precieve the Quran/Sunnah with an open mind and NOT a prejudice Mind for your own benefit, don't read it to find faults, otherwise you will most certainly go astray.---"

How does saying your saying one must read with an open mind go with your statement for 'believers there is no question' which is asking us to close our minds and not ask questions?

I can say the same thing about reading the Bible, the Vedas, the Zend Avesta. Please read them with an open mind and without prejudice. Don't read them to find faults and you might end up believing one of them! What is special about the Koran/Sunnah?

plato

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