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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jan 15, 2006 at 18:13

Dear Nuray:

I just have a few questions for you, and again I do not know how good your is your Arabic:

1. Could you translate the following words from Arabic to English?:

Mujahid , Mujtahid, Ijtihad, Jihad, Yajtahid, Yujahid.

To the readers of this posting: I'm very eager to see what Nuray is going to say. This is very basic Arabic language.

2. I'm just curious to know and in your own opinion what is the difference between kissing a black stone in Mecca and kissing a statue made of stone in let us say a Catholic Church?

3. You wrote in another article that Allah is not the moon God. Could you provide us with extant evidence that would refute such claim? And let me help you here: provide us with sources from both the Islamic tradition and external to the Islamic tradition that refute such claim circa 6th and 7th centuries. Rememebr that it is you that has to refute such a claim.

One final point: what evidence do you have that Allah that pre-Islamic Arabian pagan deity is indeed the God of the Jews and Christians and the Hindus and the Buddhists and the rest of humanity? And do not quote the Qur'an because this would not count as evidence, it would be circular reasoning, and you sound to be a man full of logic.

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