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To Oliver: Allah knows best. But what I believe is that this is the last time children of Israel will be collected on the land of Israel before end of times.

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Submitted by Syed Rafey Husain (Pakistan), Jul 16, 2007 at 04:02

"The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has (all too) frequently had to punish His children (Israel), but He will never forsake them and He will never rescind or revoke His promises to them".

Do you have any evidence for that from All Mighty?

"He is forever their Father, they will forever be His chosen people".

No matter if you obey God of Abraham or not?

I understand that when God of Abraham forgives Israel when He has appointed forty nights for Moses and in his absence Israel took the calf for worship. And there are various other occasions when God of Abraham has forgiven Israel. I agree on that.

But again those forgiveness were meant that Israel obey One True God. Else there will not need to forgiveness if there is no obedience is required.

Canaan was first promised to Abraham and his descendents, then to Isaac and his seed, then to Jacob (renamed Israel by God) and his children, and once again (through Moses) to the children of Israel when they left the bondage of Egypt.

Canaan was promised only if there is obedience. No obedience, no land.

"In the book of Isaiah, God announced a great punishment upon Israel, captivity and deportation, BUT He also promised their return to and their repossession of the land of Israel".

Allah knows the best. But what I believe is that this is the last time children of Israel will be collected on the land of Israel before end of times.

"This gift is a perpetual gift that will never be rescinded or revoked – NEVER."

Then why I Canaan is not given between year 70 to year 1948 to children of Israel?

You wrote, "I am also a descendant of Abraham."

Oliver> "Really – I thought you said you were Pakistani" –

Yes I am Pakistani and descendant of Abraham.

you do realize that to be descended from Abraham your bloodline must come through his legitimate son Isaac (are you a Jew?) or his illegitimate son Ishmael (are you an Arab?)

Prophet Abraham (May peace and blessings on him) was pious, honest and greatest messenger of Allah. He has done nothing illegitimate. He was all pious. May peace and blessings of Allah on him. I am one of the children of Prophet Mohammad's daughter Fatimah (May blessings on her) who were Arabs. Hence the descendant of Abraham.

"Perhaps islam should reconsider SUBMISSION" – this was a silly play on words, I'm sorry you missed it, however seeing as you righted stated that islam could not exist without people and whereas ‘submission' is the primary tenet of islam (I'm still playing) – it is simple to deduce that I was suggesting that islam (the people – the muslems) should reconsider SUBMISSION (ISLAM). Get it?? You and your brothers in allah and mohammad should consider another more ‘fair and just' faith.

Thank you for pointing typo. Islam is the most fair and just faith way to me to submit to Allah.

"Oh, BTW, I have placed my trust in the Son of the God of Abraham; He is the true and living God – The Almighty.

May the true and living God enlighten you."

All Mighty has no son, how could he have a son when he has no wife?

My love to you.

Syed Rafey Husain


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