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Faiz: Now for the three quandaries facing Islam

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Submitted by Plato (India), Mar 8, 2008 at 06:47

Faiz, you write to Infidel:

>>Thanks for providing me an opportunity to help the guys in finding the true path and correct opinion,<<

Faiz, the true path is easy enough to find if you exchange reason for belief. You are on the right track when you say we must free ourself of the "three quandaries". But do a little thinking out of the Islamic box you are in now. The posters on this board are there to help cut yourself out of that box.

>>Our biggest problem is this that we depend up on just rumors and never try to search for the reality.<<

Bang on spot, Faiz. We depend too much on rumours and never try to search for reality. Take the hadiths for instance. What are they except rumours and gossip written down more than two hundred years and extracted from the fading memories of people who had heard some hearsay about a prophet whose religion they were following.

Those who wrote down those rumours and gossip about their prophet tried hard to make the various gossip-mongers' wildly varying accounts have some semblance of coherence and believability and they still ended up with a phantasmagorical persona.

A person who could do all kinds of miracles, predict the future and communicate with someone who claimed to be the creator of the universe. The same rumour-mongers tell us of his helplessness when he had to bear the taunts of those who did not believe him or who could not predict what would befall him if he ate a dinner served by a conquered tribe or be stoned by another when he went to plead with them about something. These gossipers also report that he died a very painful death from the effects of that poisoning despite their claim that he was the Creator's favourite person on the planet.

Have you searched for the reality behind the rumours and gossip about this person? Do you see a problem with these rumours about the prophet or do you accept them without investigating whether there is any truth in them?


Again, right on the second sore spot. Believing Muslims have become slaves of the Koran and hadith. When Koran says Allah is the most merciful, benevolent and gracious being, they lap it up. A few sentences later the same Allah bellows his anger at anyone who dares to even think of worshipping someone else threatening to burn off their skin again and again, force putrid water down their throats or any other torture you can think off. Muslims again believe this, the exact opposite of the first claim.

One rumour in a hadith says Muhammad was very solicitous about a Jewish woman who tormented him by splattering rubbish in his path daily. You believe that. NO, No say several more even more reliable hadiths when they report how Muhammad had a Jewish poet murdered for criticising him in verse. Believe this one or not, Faiz?

>>… Saddam is a brave leader fighting against Iran, we believe w/o any question and again agencies say No NO he have a heap of WMDs, we again believe.. when media says Musharraf is a great US ally in war against undefined terror, we believe…,<<

A book that is claimed to be preserved in heaven tells Muhammad that there is no compulsion in religion. NO, No the same book tells Muhammad later, only Islam is acceptable to the author of the book (3:85)

>>Our third problem is this that currently we are watching and believing every thing exept US movie "Fahrenheit 911" and not trying to get the answers of the raised questions because it will open the truth and will condemn and pull the base of "War on terror"<<

The third problem for Muslims is that they are currently and as always hearing and believing everything the mullahs and maulanas tell them. Instead of watchng Van Gogh's movie they have him murdered and instead of going to watch Fitna, they will pour screaming down the streets where they live and try to kill anything moving because they are afraid of the truth it will reveal, pulling the rug from under the feet of the mullahs and maulanas.

>> First we should try to come out of the above three quandaries then may God will give some light of truth, Aameen.<<

Yes, Muslins should try to come out of the above three quandaries and then, most certainly, the rational mind every normal human possesses will give Muslims "some light of truth, Aameen."




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