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in response to reader comment: Maha Mohammed: Islam a PERFECT example of what a religion should not be

Submitted by Maha Mohammed (Kuwait), Apr 18, 2008 at 19:05

(Can Allah make 1+1 = 3?)

Allah made you, every atom, every molecule and every cell in your body. He is the creature. Did you read in you English Quran "He only has to say to it: "Be!" and it is.'" 3:47.

(So when Allah says He is the most merciful and in the next breath threatens to boil you in molten brass we have a perfect example of what a god should not be.)

So what we only like God when he's nice and allow us to drink and have sex outside marriage ! but not when we do something really really bad like denying his existence .

(Can any religion that does not condemn slavery unconditionally but bans pork, alcohol and interest be perfect?)

Seriously!! Islam condemn slavery!! which history book thought you that!

The very first moathen (the person who calls for prayer and guide Moslems during prayer) In the history of Islam was a slave which prophet Mohammed have freed.

In Islam one of the good deeds that can make Allah forgive a lot of bad doing is freeing slaves (back then but now you can just give poor people money , food ..etc). So there were & are no slaves in Islam EVER.

I agree 100% on all the cases that you presented that all the Moslems and non Moslems in all the countries and the situations that you describes are living in misery. But who won't? if your government is run by criminals, terrorist (by the way this term is not yet officially identified by the UN, so all of you out there stop using it as a synonyms to Islam or Moslems), gold diggers, crazy fellows and dictators. Germans and Russians lived in extremely poor life conditions for years because of their governments and latter on because of the consequences of the wars (e.g: bad economy, health system, educational system, increased level of crimes..).

(And why do Arabs prefer to employ Indians rather than Pakistanis?)

What?! How I'm suppose to know. I'm not an employer. How about I get back to you when I start my own company and start hiring.

By the way the around 98% of all the professors that teaches me are either Indians or Pakistani. The rest are a mix of USA, Africa, and very few Kuwaitis

(Have you wondered why in Kuwait, Hindus will not be able to follow the guidelines and rules of Hinduism? Have you wondered why in Hindu majority India Muslims freely practice their religion and even have special sharia compliant laws unlike in Kuwait?)

What is your point? I do not understand?

I think Hinduism is more like a spiritual practice unlike in Islam where there is specific rules for almost every thing in human life.

(Islamic flexibility applies only to crimes which were unknown Muhammad. Why did not Allah give Muslims guidance about future crimes. )

So you want a book that gives exact detail about every event that will happen up till the day of judgment and the way to handle it !. is that your logic?

(no crime at all like consensual sex is severely punished even now in Islamic countries.)

So sex outside marriage is OK. And you do not view it as a crime. Guess what. I do and millions of millions Do . not just Moslems. Look at USA they are throwing parties where the girls or the boys commit to not having sex before marriage. Its common sense as I see it and obviously millions of non Moslems.

(The abhorrence and horror the rest of the world felt about slavery forced Muslims countries to change. Muslim countries are still resisting the UN charter on human rights. Why?)

What slaves are you talking about? Please do not tell me you me the housekeepers because the are not slaves. The are not treated like ones!

My driver have been working for us for over 25 years now. He is practically family. He have his own room, air condition, T.V, satellite reception, car. Just like me. He get days off every week with the car that no one drives but him. He get annual bonus, free ticket home where he stays for few months. He eat the same food that we eat every day … he have a normal life. He even calls my grandmother mom and loves her to death and always checks on her when he's on vacation.

By the way Kuwait did sign of the Human rights charter. Try to update your info.

(Let us be logical. Again and again in the Koran Allah claims to be the most beneficent, most merciful Creator. Logically can such a creator also punish with horrible torture (for ever) people who do not believe in him. If a man's son refuses to accept him as his father, does the father have the right to saw off his head?)

Have you took any parenting, family education or psychology class. There something called reward and punishment technique which by the way is proven to be the best teaching and parenting technique.

If Allah showed us how we will be rewarded without showing the absolute contrast then it won't have the same impact on the reader. And Allah is giving us fair warning.

(I must agree with you a 100% that going to the source the Koran is the best way to understand Islam and the behavior of Muslims. Just studying Surah Tauha can be very enlightening about what Allah expects from Muslims. They can break covenants (9:1-5) They can kill and be killed in Allah's cause (9:111). Need anything more be said????)

I read 9:1-5 In both Arabic and English . and I do not see the problem. The Soura 9 talks about a story of a war that the Moslems went through in the early years of Islam. This war was not initiated by Moslems. God gave permission to Moslems in that war go ahead and defend yourself because Allah do not like passive Moslems.

I can't write you the whole story, because the prophet Mohammed tried to resolve the problem peacefully for months before the battle took place. Do please read about it and understand it.

In 9:111 God basically say to those who are going into that battle (Moslems were outnumbered by the other party) that go is thankful for there sacrifice of there life and there positions (money, horses, weapons….etc) and those will be killed while defending Islam and Moslems will be rewarded by going to heaven. End of the story.

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