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To Henrik:

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Submitted by Syed Rafey Husain (Pakistan), Jul 2, 2007 at 03:00

Dear Henrik,

Thank you for continuing to talk.

"The Quran rarely mentions love ('obligation' is the style), and even discourages it the first time the word is encountered."

Henrik, could you provide few examples where you (and I really mean you) have been discouraged while going through Quran.

"One needs to look at not only at the principle of submission"

I agree on this, one has to look if it is actually submission that happens inevitably due to love.

"The vengeful Allah one reads about in the Quran and Hadith is certainly a god I would not desire to have as a neighbour, and much less as someone commanding my actions."

Henrik, Quran starts with:

"In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The All-merciful"

and not as you fear something like:

"In the name of Allah, The Vengeful, The All-Unforgiving".

Don't you see?

And Quran continues, "And then Praise be to God, the Lord of the World, the Merciful, the All-merciful".

Do you still see Allah The Vengeful, The All-Unforgiving?

Syed Rafey Husain

Karachi, Pakistan

Blog: http://blog.360.yahoo.com/syedrafey


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