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To dhimmi: Fundamentals of Islam are written in Quran and not in al-Maghazi by Waqidi

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Submitted by Syed Rafey Husain (Pakistan), Jul 3, 2007 at 02:43

Dear dhimmi,

Thank you for writing.

Will you agree invasion, war, battle, fight are closely related words?

The translation "invasions" that you did for al-Maghazi has "translation shade" problem. Please try "invasion" at http://www.ectaco.co.uk/English-Arabic-Dictionary/ you will get different results.

Provide reference of book from where you have taken the meaning.

But tell you the truth. To me translations doesn't matter, it is you and myself that matters the most at this instance in time and space.

More than a century after Prophet Mohammad (May Allah peace and blessing on him) left, Waqidi born. (birth: 130 -death: 207AH).

A thoughtful and just heart could see what could change in a century especially for those whose piety, justice and power of remembrance is already in question.

We could base Islam on Quran, 6 books of Hadith, and other books of Hadith or we could pass from this world, becoming dust, by believing that fundamentals of Islam are written in al-Maghazi by Waqidi.

Dear dhimmi, choice is up to you.

My love to you.

Syed Rafey Husain
Karachi, Pakistan
Blog: http://blog.360.yahoo.com/syedrafey


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