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To Shakeel: Develop thirst for knowledge instead guidance

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in response to reader comment: RE:To Shakeel: Allah has made us into prer-programmed zombies!

Submitted by Plato (United Arab Emirates), Jul 2, 2007 at 04:58

Hello Shakeel,

Yes I can understand difference between Rasool and layman. The Rasool claims he is Rasool and the layman does not! If you know your Islamic history, I go with what the Quraish negotiator at the treaty of Hudaibiya who told Mohammed what he thought about his claim to Prophethood. I have been seeking guidance from you with all those questions. But all you have been giving me are your beliefs and beliefs don't provide guidance. I have been questioning you about your beliefs to understand if there is any guidance in it but you keep regurgitating your beliefs. I suggest that instead of thirst for guidance develop some thirst for knowledge for without knowledge you could end up badly misguided.

Shakeel you also forget that the Koran itself repeatedly says it is a book easy to understand so where really is the need for guidance?

5:15 SHAKIR: O followers of the Book! indeed Our Messenger has come to you making clear to you much of what you concealed of the Book and passing over much; indeed, there has come to you light and a clear Book from Allah;

SHAKIR: Shall I then seek a judge other than Allah? And He it is Who has revealed to you the Book (which is) made plain; and those whom We have given the Book know that it is revealed by your Lord with truth, therefore you should not be of the disputers.

54:17, 22, 32, 40 SHAKIR: And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance, but is there anyone who will mind?

44:58 SHAKIR: So have We made it easy in your tongue that they may be mindful.

Who should I believe, you or Allah?



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