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What Really Needs To Change

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Submitted by Rizal (Malaysia), Jul 2, 2006 at 01:39

Dear Jim,

Their (Muslims) problem is NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE FOLLOWING THE QURAN BUT IT IS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT FOLLOWING THE QURAN ALONE. If they follow the Quran ALONE they will realized that their actions are contradicting with the true teachings of Islam.

Quran, [2:62] :

Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; ANYONE who (1) believes in GOD, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

Quran, [5:69} :

Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the converts, and the Christians; ANY OF THEM who (1) believe in GOD and (2) believe in the Last Day, and (3) lead a righteous life, have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

Quran, [22:17] :


Those who believe, those who are Jewish, the converts, the Christians, the Zoroastrians, and the idol worshipers, GOD IS THE ONE WHO WILL JUDGE AMONG THEM on the Day of Resurrection. GOD witnesses all things.

Quran, [29:46] :


DO NOT ARGUE WITH THE PEOPLE OF THE SCRIPTURE (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) EXCEPT IN THE NICEST POSSIBLE MANNER - unless they transgress - and say, "We believe in what was revealed to us and in what was revealed to you, and our god and your god is one and the same; to Him we are submitters."
The Quran does mention not to take CERTAIN Jews and Christians as allies [5:51] ie. those who mock and ridicule [5:57]. However, the instruction is very clear.... not to take CERTAIN Jews and Christians, not ALL Jews and Christians. In general, [29:46] and [60:8] must be obeyed by the Muslims.

Quran, [5:51] :


O you who believe, do not take CERTAIN Jews and Christians as allies; these are allies of one another. Those among you who ally themselves with these belong with them. GOD does not guide the transgressors.

Quran, [5:57] :


O you who believe, DO NOT BEFRIEND THOSE AMONG THE RECIPIENTS OF PREVIOUS SCRIPTURE WHO MOCK AND RIDICULE YOUR RELIGION, nor shall you befriend the disbelievers. You shall reverence GOD, if you are really believers.

Quran, [60:8] :


GOD DOES NOT ENJOIN YOU FROM BEFRIENDING THOSE WHO DO NOT FIGHT YOU BECAUSE OF RELIGION, and do not evict you from your homes. YOU MAY BEFRIEND THEM AND BE EQUITABLE TOWARDS THEM. GOD LOVES THE EQUITABLE.
Well, what to do? They (Muslims) are the one who choosed to be like that.
Submitting....

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