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Plato my Dear!!

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Submitted by Mansoor (Pakistan), Mar 31, 2009 at 05:34

Correct yourself Plato!

[AL-QUR'AN 78:6-7]

The word 'awtad' means stakes or pegs (like those used to anchor a tent); they are the deep foundations of geological folds. A book named 'Earth' is considered as a basic reference textbook on geology in many universities around the world. One of the authors of this book is Frank Press, who was the President of the Academy of Sciences in the USA for 12 years and was the Scientific Advisor to former US President Jimmy Carter. In this book he illustrates the mountain in a wdge-shape and the mountain itself as a small part of the whole, whose root is deeply entrenched in the ground. {Earth, Press and Siever, p.435. Also see Earth Science, Tarbuck and Lutgens, p. 157} According to Dr. Press, the mountains play an important role in stabilizing the crust of the earth. The QUR'AN clearly mentions the function of the mountains in preventing the earth from shaking:

You may have very limited knowledge about the people who would enter the paradise. All of the Paradise winners would be turned to a very young age. Here is a detailed description for you knowledge which is available on Wikipedia.

Descriptions of Paradise

The descriptions of paradise are mentioned in significant detail in the Qur'an, hadiths and traditional tafsir (exegesis). Paradise is described as surrounded by eight principal gates, each level generally being divided into a hundred degrees. The highest level is known as firdaws (sometimes called Eden). It will be entered first by Muhammad, then those who lived in poverty, and then the most pious. Entrants will be greeted by angels with salutations of peace or As-Salamu Alaykum.[2]

And angels shall enter unto them from every gate (saying) Salaamun 'Aleykum (peace be upon you) for you persevered in patience! Excellent indeed is the final home!'— (Ar-Ra'ad 13:23-24)

The Islamic texts describes life for its immortal inhabitants as: one that is happy — without hurt, sorrow, fear or shame — where every wish is fulfilled. Traditions relate that inhabitants will be of the same age (33 years), and of the same standing/equal. Their life is one of bliss including: wearing costly robes, bracelets, perfumes as they partake in exquisite banquets, served in priceless vessels by immortal youths, as they recline on couches inlaid with gold or precious stones. Other foods mentioned include meats, scented wine and clear drinks bringing neither drunkenness nor rousing quarrelling. Inhabitants will rejoice in the company of their parents, spouses, and children (provided they were admitted to paradise) — conversing and recalling the past. Texts also relate, for each man, "untouched consorts" (houris), created in perfection, with whom carnal joys are shared — "a hundred times greater than earthly pleasure".

What undemocratic you find when Allah would be chairing the justice day and would forfeit the right of his creation to speak in front of him. May be you never attended a court, where suspect or alleged is not allowed to speak without the permission of the Judge or Judiciary. I am sure you will agree to that. That is nothing undemocratic about it, Allah gave us full liberty to think what we want and speak what we want but not to cross the limits and laws he outlined for us. Violating people would surely be punished and like in any prevailing criminal law, Allah has defined punishments for the crimes committed by the people. Only those people would pay the price who like you tried to make joke of continuous warnings and alerts...Try to understand little Plato.

Many times you call the warnings as threats. Threats are made to innocent people, warnings are made to criminals and violators of Law.

Plato, keep on throwing your silly points, I will try my best to satisfy you...(although I know you are not willing to)

Submitting....

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