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Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: To Harrak: Only seeming contradictions

Submitted by Abdul Rahman Reijerink (Australia), May 26, 2006 at 11:12

What I don't understand is the number of Muslims obviously influenced by Ahmed Dedat and his misled mission. Christians do not approach their texts the way Muslims do, you just can't criticise these texts based on your understanding of the Qur'an as the literal speech of Allah SWT, when you do the only person you will convince of the correctness of your views is yourself.

Then Christians weigh in on the Qur'an or the life of the Prophet Muhammad SAWS. The so called verses of the sword need to be understood in their historical context, understanding Sacred texts is no easy task, yes they speak to us as ordinary pious people, but to interpret them we need qualifications, not just letters after our names but real training.

"Those who listen to the word, and follow the best (meaning) in it: those are the ones whom God has guided, and those are the ones endued with understanding" Qur'an 39:18

When it is God speaking to us, we should listen with the attributes of God that are in us, mercy, compassion, justice, not the attributes of Satan.


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