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Taj: Yes Muslims can do a better job of following 'peaceful' Islam, by not following 9:111

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Submitted by Plato (India), May 4, 2008 at 02:54

Taj, you wrote:

>>I would beg to differ with your opinion - first in attempting to compare my statement to whatever made by whatever communists - which, by the way, is certianly arguable regarding it's rationale...<<

Allah has already informed you in the Koran that infidels like me are dumb and without intelligence. So I request that you reword your above comment in more idiot-proof words.

>>I am not sure my claim raises any such question, but if it does, I don't see how it relates to my points...As to why "guidance" was restricted to only those four - I am not sure this is a valid question. The term comes from a hadith (Ibn Dawood) but does not necessarily restrict guidance to them as much as it bestows an honorific upon the first for khalifah...<<

This would mean that we can question their action as they need not have been rightly guided. When will any Muslim admit that the Prophet's actions are also questionable? His massacre of the banu Quaraiza, his assassination of critics, his marrying a child and so on.

>>I also disagree here...Islam is a religion that stands on its own merits. Whether an individual follows it or not is subjective. Whether you or I percieve that people follow it - or attempt to quantify adherence is also a subjective matter and one we can hardly be qualified to ascertain..<<.

You should at least have given us some of the merits of Islam. Let me list a few of its faults:

1. Women condemned to a lower grade than men, 2:228

2. No ban on the inhuman practice of slavery while banning something as innocuous as eating pork or drinking alcohol.

3. Allah Himself preventing kaffirs from understanding the Koran and then condemning them to eternal torture. 18:57

4. Giving a contract to Muslims to kill or be killed in Allah's cause and be rewarded with paradise for it, 9:111.

5. Revealing verses that Allah claims only He understands 3:07 and not telling Muhammad which they are. What use are they?

You say that whether an individual follows Islam or not is subjective. It is not, Mr Taj, as Allah clearly says in verses 3:85 and 8:39 that He will not accept any religion other than Islam and demands that Muslims fight till religion is all for Allah what subjectivity is possible after this threat from Allah? I suggest you bring in the standard Islamic excuse of context to defuse these threatening verses of Allah.

>> Here, I would only opine that Muslims worldwide can do a better job of following Islam, including myself...<<

How? By following Allah's explicit instruction in 9:111???




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