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To Shakeel: Islamically speaking who really are the wrong-doers?

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Submitted by Plato (United Arab Emirates), Jul 2, 2007 at 07:09

Hello Shakeel,

You asked:

"---How many times will I tell you that Rasool testifies Allah's promise, that wrong-doers will not go unpunished and righteous will not go un rewarded? What is so difficult in getting it---"

The difficulty, Shakeel, in not getting it is in not knowing what constitutes wrong-doing and what constitutes being righteous.

Let me help you. (Correct me if I am wrong) Islam considers shirk, joining other gods names with Allah's to be the pinnacle of wrong-doing. Allah will forgive you everything but this. Why is this such a big wrong. Is it because the Allah (Rasool) says so? But then why do Muslims go to and kow-tow to a piece of rock, and pray five times a day turning towards if it is not an idol. Why do Muslims run between Marwa and Safa, which were once the abode of idols? Isn't there a bit of shirk here?

Is holding slaves wrong? Is keeping concubines wrong? Is looting during war wrong? They were all 'righteous' actions that the Prophet performed. The only excuse you have is that Allah himself sanctified and allowed what modern humans consider barbarous


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