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Dueling Fatwas -Reply to Plato

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Submitted by Fazal Habib Curmally (Pakistan), Oct 16, 2010 at 02:14

Namste, Plato

Don't be so proud of your ignorance. We pray 5 times a day and the prayers and method are prescribed. We read the Quran e Karim To learn from it. I am quoting 9:29 and am using Professor Ahmed Ali's Translation.

" Fight those people of the book who do not believe in God and the last day, who do not prohibit what God and his Apostle have forbidden, nor accept divine law, until all of them pay protection tax in submission."

If you do not believe in any of the Divine Revelations like Judaism, Christianity or Islam, or believe in God then you are to be fought. Where or how does it degrade you? If you believe you are brainless as you choose to describe yourself what can I do? The Quran e Karim does not mention euthanasia for brainless people especially in this verse or in the Holy book itself.

Before I go to 9 :111, yes we break idols as is the tradition of the prophet Abraham (may peace be upon him). This is as per what is mentioned in the Quran e Karim. Now let us return to 9:111

"God has verily bought the souls and possessions of the faithful in exchange for a promise of Paradise. They fight in the cause of God, and kill and are killed. This is a promise incumbent upon him, as in the Torah, so the Gospel and the Quran. And who is more true to his promise than God?So rejoice at the bargain you have made with him;for this will be triumph supreme." I see no mention of wholesale warfare on the Jews or Christians. What are you talking about?

The Buddha statues in Bamiyan were destroyed by extremists and their associates we are fighting in my country today. The whole world knows that. The taliban and Al_Qaeda are extremists. Don't you have extremists in the USA? Or Australia or the UK or in India? What were Shuddi and Sangathan movements about?

Yes Mahmud of Ghazni did destroy the temple at Somnath and the idol there and took more riches than he could have imagined from that temple. Its a part of history and I cannot deny it. As it took place some 800-900 years ago, I can't be held responsible for it. Can I hold you responsible for the destruction of the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya? Were you there physically? can I hold you responsible for the Gujerat massacres? Did you take part in them? You say my ancestors were amongst those who died at Somnath. Hello how am I here if all my predecessors were killed.

Whoever gave you the reference to 4:34 has pulled your leg. This Surah is called Al Nissa or women and this Ayat deals with how you treat women. You are welcome to your women.

I am truly sorry that you did not take my advice and let it lie. Once again I tell you, there is bad blood from generations ago amongst us. Let us heal the wounds but it seems you don't want to.

With Regards

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