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To Naz: Don't trust western knowledge about Islam.

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Submitted by Nuray (Portugal), Dec 7, 2005 at 15:05

Dear Naz,

I have very good answers that I want to give about Mu'tazilah which belongs to islamic schools of thought. The problem is that you don't read what I write. This perfectly proves what you said that "Sorry I dont read any thing written by muslims". That's why you jump from one subject to another. If you read only one side of the story for controversial issues how will you digest? As a Muslim I read and reply to all comments sent or written by non-Muslims. I know both side of the story. I gain more but loose nothing.

Don't trust western knowledge on Islam. I collected the following info about translation of the Quran.

(1)The first translation of the Quran into a Western language was made into Latin. It was carried out by Robertus Rotenesis and Hermannus Dalmata in 1143, but was not published until 1543.

(2) English translations were based on a Latin version by Father Ludovic Maracci in 1698.

(3) it was retranslated into Dutch in 1742, German in 1764, French in 1750, Russian in 1792, Swedish in 1814, and into Bulgarian in 1902.

Correctness of those translations are open to discussion. At least 9 century Christians never saw Quran. They believed what they were told about Islam. That's the main reason why Christians and Muslims hate each other. They don't know their similarities but exaggerate differences. I try to help them on this website but who listens to me? Non-Islamic websites abuse old discussions among the Muslim philosophers. The lack of understending are getting wider. What a pity.

If you don't read what Muslims write why do you then expect or want me to answer all those claims? Perhaps you think that whatever they wrote is correct therefore, I can' t argue with you. False logic. I am the Muslim, they are not. Who know my religion better than me? Religion is not like science. Islam captures both minds and hearts of believers.

Muslims were shocked with 9/11. I guess, this is my personal opinion, They though that such an evil action could be only done by Jews. Don't confuse politics with religions.

By the way, I will not respond to any comments on 9/11. Because I don't want to politicize this discussion forum (Is God Allah?). I prefer joining to theological discussions. There are other suitable articles for political views on this website.

Nuray
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