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Response to Jaan

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Submitted by Abdullah A. (United States), Jul 21, 2005 at 17:44

Mr Jaan: Are you denying sahih ahadith and biographies by Ishaq and Tabari, the only sources available to the muslims to know who Mohammed was and to understand quran, it's chronology and context. Does not quran say Mohammed is your role model, follow what he said and what he did. Are those sources not the only ones available to muslims to know what Mohammed said and did. Don't the muslim pray, fast and go to Haj based on how Mohammed performed them, available only through the very sources you deny?

You conveniently said that all the violent ayas of quran came when prophet and muslims were being attacked and violence was necessary. Where did you get that historical information from? Quran has no details, no history, no sequence , no chronology, and no context and you don't believe in hadiths and only authentic siras which has all those details through which all muslims know their religion and it's history. Is not the very basis of islamic law "sharia" derived from quran and hadith ?

The ahadiths and history say that Mohammed conducted 78 offensive raids with personally participating in 26 of them, to kill and capture booty since capturing booty was his and his followers only source of income. The only historical chronicles available to muslims also say that except two conflicts (Uhad and Khandakh) out of 80 all others were raids where muslims attacked unannounced, killed, looted , and captured women whom they distributed among themselves. Don't you know that Allah made looted booty halal (Surah 8.1) and allowed sex with enslaved women (4.3,4.24, 23.6, 33.50, 70.30) captured in those very raids.

Mr Jaan by denying sahih ahadith and sunna of the prophet conveniently, just to win an argument, some muslim authorities will even call you a renegade (apostate) subject to beheading by quran:

Quran 4:89
"But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them"
and sunna:
Bukhari:V4B52N260 "The Prophet said, ‘If a Muslim discards his religion, kill him.'"

If you are doing it to decieve non muslim readers under islamic rule of 'Taqiyya" to save good name of islam and holy prophet, then I can fully understand your motive. Then you will surely gain sawab.
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