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To faqi hussain : Quran is sent down to be understood by individuals

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Submitted by Nuray (Portugal), Jan 10, 2006 at 11:24

(I) We Muslims believe that we are created only to worship Allah as written in Quran
"And I (Allâh) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone) " (51:56)
Therefore, it is so obvious why Muslims pray five times a day.

Allah doesn´t need our prayer but we need to worship Allah so that we become good people as stated in Quran
"O you who believe! Bow down, and prostrate yourselves, and worship your Lord and do good that you may be successful." (22:77)

Not Allah but we humans need attention and care of Allah. We Muslims love our God and show our love as a prayer five times a day. We promise to be good people at every pray. What's wrong with this? We don't remember Allah at the end of a weekend like Christians.

(II) During the establishment of first Islamic state during the lifetime of Muhammed, peace upon him, Allah gave order for the killing of non-believers. Muslims was also running for their lives under the rule of non-believers. That's why early Muslims migrated from Mecca to Medina. Muslims established an Islamic state to survive and practice their religions without fear of being to be killed any time. During that time some non-believers ( their number is about 250 + some more from a Jewish tribe) are killed to keep order among tribes during holly fights. Is this different than establishment of any state in the history? Can you imagine any country built without war? Some people defeat others in order to survive and live as they want. History is full of those stories.

(III) Quran is sent down to be understood by individuals not for some people who call themselves as imam and some misinterpret Quran to give permission to violent acts.

If someone kills innocent people he/she can not save himself/herself from judgement of Allah by saying "I followed the rules of a Imam". No one is greater than Allah. The responsibility is on the individuals side not on leaders side. Otherwise, Allah could judge groups of people instead of individuals. Therefore, any individual should read Quran carefully, fear from Allah and not to abuse any verse for her/his agenda. In Islam the functionality of mosques are very different than churches. We don't have someone like Pope who can override the rules of Quran. We Muslims worship Allah not humans. Views of Imams means nothing for Muslims unless they support them. There is no obligation to support views of any Imam,
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