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Answers for Plato and all Non Believers Part-4

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Submitted by Maqsood (Pakistan), Aug 1, 2007 at 08:03

Q:How would I know whether they are the words of Allah or not? How can you prove to me that the Koran is the word of Allah. Because the Koran says so??


God states in The Quran,

We have sent down the Book to you which manifests the truth about all things and as guidance and mercy and good news for Muslims.
(Quran, 16:89)


I know u will demand logical reasons. Luckily There are many many those have been proved.

U can see in the following link.


There are other proofs also:

Like not a single word of Quran is changed even after 14 centuries

It is most read book ever present on the earth.

Recently it is confirmed by scientist that moon is splitted into two halfes in past, it is mensioned in Quran.

If u want to know other prooves please let me know.

Who occupied Persia, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Spain, India. How many countless people did they kill including civilians, children and women in occupying them. Have you read about what Khalid bin Walid used to do?


It is a common complaint among some non-Muslims that Islam would not have millions of adherents all over the world, if it had not been spread by the use of force. The following points will make it clear, that far from being spread by the sword, it was the inherent force of truth, reason and logic that was responsible for the rapid spread of Islam.

1. Islam means peace.

Islam comes from the root word ‘salaam', which means peace. It also means submitting one's will to Allah (swt). Thus Islam is a religion of peace, which is acquired by submitting one's will to the will of the Supreme Creator, Allah (swt).

Sometimes force has to be used to maintain peace.

Each and every human being in this world is not in favour of maintaining peace and harmony. There are many, who would disrupt it for their own vested interests. Sometimes force has to be used to maintain peace. It is precisely for this reason that we have the police who use force against criminals and anti-social elements to maintain peace in the country. Islam promotes peace. At the same time, Islam exhorts it followers to fight where there is oppression. The fight against oppression may, at times, require the use of force. In Islam force can only be used to promote peace and justice.

Opinion of historian De Lacy O'Leary.

The best reply to the misconception that Islam was spread by the sword is given by the noted historian De Lacy O'Leary in the book "Islam at the cross road" (Page 8):

"History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myth that historians have ever repeated."

Muslims ruled Spain for 800 years.

Muslims ruled Spain for about 800 years. The Muslims in Spain never used the sword to force the people to convert. Later the Christian Crusaders came to Spain and wiped out the Muslims. There was not a single Muslim in Spain who could openly give the adhan, that is the call for prayers.

14 million Arabs are Coptic Christians.

Muslims were the lords of Arabia for 1400 years. For a few years the British ruled, and for a few years the French ruled. Overall, the Muslims ruled Arabia for 1400 years. Yet today, there are 14 million Arabs who are Coptic Christians i.e. Christians since generations. If the Muslims had used the sword there would not have been a single Arab who would have remained a Christian.

More than 80% non-Muslims in India.

The Muslims ruled India for about a thousand years. If they wanted, they had the power of converting each and every non-Muslim of India to Islam. Today more than 80% of the population of India are non-Muslims. All these non-Muslim Indians are bearing witness today that Islam was not spread by the sword.

Indonesia and Malaysia.

Indonesia is a country that has the maximum number of Muslims in the world. The majority of people in Malaysia are Muslims. May one ask, "Which Muslim army went to Indonesia and Malaysia?"

East Coast of Africa.

Similarly, Islam has spread rapidly on the East Coast of Africa. One may again ask, if Islam was spread by the sword, "Which Muslim army went to the East Coast of Africa?"

Thomas Carlyle.

The famous historian, Thomas Carlyle, in his book "Heroes and Hero worship", refers to this misconception about the spread of Islam: "The sword indeed, but where will you get your sword? Every new opinion, at its starting is precisely in a minority of one. In one man's head alone. There it dwells as yet. One man alone of the whole world believes it, there is one man against all men. That he takes a sword and try to propagate with that, will do little for him. You must get your sword! On the whole, a thing will propagate itself as it can."

No compulsion in religion.

With which sword was Islam spread? Even if Muslims had it they could not use it to spread Islam because the Qur'an says in the following verse:

"Let there be no compulsion in religion:
Truth stands out clear from error"
[Al-Qur'an 2:256]

Sword of the Intellect.

It is the sword of intellect. The sword that conquers the hearts and minds of people. The Qur'an says in Surah Nahl, chapter 16 verse 125:

"Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord
with wisdom and beautiful preaching;
and argue with them in ways that are
best and most gracious."
[Al-Qur'an 16:125]

Increase in the world religions from 1934 to 1984.

An article in Reader's Digest ‘Almanac', year book 1986, gave the statistics of the increase of percentage of the major religions of the world in half a century from 1934 to 1984. This article also appeared in ‘The Plain Truth' magazine. At the top was Islam, which increased by 235%, and Christianity had increased only by 47%. May one ask, which war took place in this century which converted millions of people to Islam?

Islam is the fastest growing religion in America and Europe.

Today the fastest growing religion in America is Islam. The fastest growing religion in Europe in Islam. Which sword is forcing people in the West to accept Islam in such large numbers?

Dr. Joseph Adam Pearson.

Dr. Joseph Adam Pearson rightly says, "People who worry that nuclear weaponry will one day fall in the hands of the Arabs, fail to realize that the Islamic bomb has been dropped already, it fell the day MUHAMMED (pbuh) was born".

>>All these words pigs, najees and apes are not used for jews or any religion but for the non believers who who refused the sayings of Allah and Allah Almighty converted them to Apes and Pigs. <<

002.065 YUSUFALI: And well ye knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath: We said to them: "Be ye apes, despised and rejected."

5:60 Shall I tell thee of a worse (case) than theirs for retribution with Allah ? (Worse is the case of him) whom Allah hath cursed, him on whom His wrath hath fallen and of whose sort Allah hath turned some to apes and swine, and who serveth idols. Such are in worse plight and further astray from the plain road.

2:65 is clearly referring to Jews.

Ans: How can u say that, it is clearly talking about past as i said above. It is past history of some nations those were destroyed by Almighty Allah because they refused Allah and worshipped other than Allah.

So you are wrong about it not being about jews or other religions. 5:60 is talking about idol worshippers. Idol worshipping is a form of religion practiced by more than a billion people. Are you approving of the Koran's name-calling and Allah cursing his own creation?

Allah will destroy the whole world when there will be no believer. (End of times) i.e Qiamat

Allah does not want to destroy his creation but creation itself wants to be destroyed as said by Allah in Quran:

We have brought them a Book elucidating everything with knowledge, as guidance and a mercy for people who believe.
(Qur'an, 7:52)

Look how We explain the Signs with various symbols
so that hopefully they will understand.
(Qur'an, 6:65)

We have revealed to you the Qur'an in your own tongue, so that you may give good news to those who guard against evil and give warning to a contentious nation.

>>If u know history many nations have been destroyed completely before Hazarat Essa <<

(Qur'an, 19:97)

Allah gave warning again and again, y people dont understand, why they worship idols and other things also created by Allah.

It is them who wants to be destroyed.

Literature and poetry have been instruments of

human expression and creativity, in all cultures.

The world also witnessed an age when literature

and poetry occupied pride of position, similar to that

now enjoyed by science and technology.

Even non-Muslim scholars agree that the Qur'an is

Arabic literature par excellence – that it is the best

Arabic literature on the face of the earth. The Qur'an

challenges mankind to produce the likes of it:

"And if ye are in doubt

as to what We have revealed

from time to time to Our servant,

then produce a Surah like


and call your witnesses or helpers

(if there are any) besides Allah,

if your (doubts) are true.

"But if ye cannot –

and of a surety you cannot –

then fear the Fire

whose fuel is Men and Stones –

which is prepared for those

who reject Faith."

[Al-Qur'an 2:23-24]1


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