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Submitted by Abdelrahman (Egypt), Dec 13, 2012 at 02:06

Dear Mr Ben,

I'm greatly happy for your answer although I haven't been conversing on the matter of Islam for too long now. The understanding of Quran is something that can't be achieved by reading translations of it.The miraclous structure of the sentences of the holy book can only be seen by those who know arabic and read it with no prejudice to any other set of beliefs but that's not the real problem because after all Islam is a religion for all mankind. Now about Ayat Al-Saief (verses of the sword as we call them) they were never meant for spreading killing or destroying, on the contrary they set the rules for how the muslims should fight whoever commits racist crimes against the muslims (Quran 2.190. Fight against those who fight against you in the way of Allah, but do not transgress, for Allah does not love transgressors.) so we are never told to start the war.(Quran [60:8] GOD does not enjoin you from befriending those who do not fight you because of religion, and do not evict you from your homes. You may befriend them and be equitable towards them. GOD loves the equitable.) Again whoever doesn't fight us we are not to fight them and we are to show them equity. And to be clear if I as a person with no experience but have a good mind for instance try to comprehend the Quran and neglect the Sunna of our prophet Muhammed I would indeed end up as someone who spreads evil because it's the human nature that derives things to the wrong path and in the sunna of our prophet you will find the extreme answers of how to apply the Quran in your everyday life and in harsh situations.

Let me put the Quran to you as the constitution of a country with several subjects in it, now if I use one of the subjects to derive a law that is absolutely evil and gives power to the ruling group but in the exact same time that law will be opposite to another subject in the same constitution, will it be applied or not?? The answer is clear it will not be applied because it breaches another subject and that's against the standards and rules of applying the constitution.That's exactly what happens people applying subjects of the quran and neglecting the other ones. The people who kill in the name of islam with no right to do so are only representative to their own mindset and do not represent the Islam. For so many years noone heared anything wrong about muslims even in the WWII islam was known as a religion of peace but the consecutive wars on islamic states in the past few years and the propaganda made islam look in the eyes of the world as the religion of terrorism.


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