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Incomplete verse and misleading translation

Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam
in response to reader comment: Islam: the latest faith to turn everyone into "chosen".

Submitted by Amro Helwa (United States), Feb 19, 2008 at 22:29

The citation to verse 132 of the Cow chapter (2:132) is not appropriate, misleading and was taken out of its context. The intention of this verse, as show on the appropriate translation below, is not to call for the death of every person rejects Islam; however, it is a descriptive verse for Ibrahim (Abraham) and Ya'qub (Jacob) insistence of advising their sons to stay on the right path of believing (submission to God/Allah) even while they are dying.

Here is the translation of this verse copied from www.al-islam.com website.

[132] And this was the Legacy that Ibrahim left to his sons, and so did Ya'qub; "O my sons! Allah hath chosen the Faith for you; then die not except in the state of submission (to Allah).

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