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I am THE righteousness!

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Submitted by RF (United States), Feb 16, 2008 at 00:52

Dear Sarah,

Thank you for not being angry this time. I was expecting that me and you see history differently; that's why I tried to focus on one issue at a time instead of scattering our thoughts all over.

Let's go back to the Alhallaj's "An al Haqq" which means "I am the righteousness" do we agree on this? Noticing that according to Islamic teachings relevant to this issue, he was hanged since he claimed to be THE righteousness, only Allah is/was THE righteousness and therefore he was hanged for the sin of claim of being Allah.

Do we agree on this?

Just as a side note: In one of the Islamic classes that I attended somewhere in middle-east; one of the students asked the cleric teacher if a Muslim has the freedom to change his religion? The cleric answered with a smile stretching from ear to ear "sure you can, but then we kill you"

Don't get distracted by this one, let's discuss THE righteousness of Alhallaj (and follow Rumi's line of thought and find a universe of light behid this tiny sand)

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