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Honourable Tariq's Explanation Leaves Infidel With Headache

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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Aug 4, 2006 at 01:10

Thank you for your response. You state that I'm "one of those ppl who have been fed so many lies, distortions, and fake testimonies".

Until 9/11/01, I knew nothing about Islam. After 9/11/01, I ordered a copy of the Qur'an, determined to learn about Islam by reading Muslim books and not listening to other people's opinions. After reading my first copy, I was shocked at the content, so I ordered another Qur'an by another author from a Muslim Society that was advertising free Qur'an.

After reading the second Qur'an, I downloaded a copy of the Qur'an from the Internet, in fact, I ordered it from a Muslim website, and I read it as well. I also downloaded the Sunnah from a Muslim website and read all 93 chapters. Even that was not enough, for I purchased and read over six different books about Islam, including, "Why I Am Not a Muslim", by Ibn Warraq. You probably heard about Warraq, he was raised as a Muslim, became a professor in the US and now has written several books about Islam.

Nobody has fed me anything, including lies, distortions, and fake testimonies. Everything I know about Islam, I learned by reading.

Now I will address some of your points. Isaiah wrote that, 40:22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth. Nothing in the Bible indicates that anyone would have thought that the earth was like a CD, thus your reference is rather foolish. Why don't we consider Muhammad's(PBUH) description: Hazrat Abdullah Muslem asked Muhammad(PBUH): "Ya Rasul Allah! Please tell us, on what does this vast earth stand?" Muhammad(PBUH) replied: "Allah has placed this seven-layered, huge earth on the horn of a cow. This cow has four thousand such horns, and the distance from one horn to another is a journey of five hundred years. This gigantic cow is standing on the back of a giant fish. This fish is floating on glutinous water; the depth of this water is the distance of a journey of forty years. The glutinous water is resting on floating air. This air or atmosphere is resting on darkness. The darkness rests upon the Hell and that Hell is placed on a massive stone. This massive stone is resting on the head of an enormous Farishta (angel); the Farishta is standing on wind and the wind is resting on the empty world of Allah's Kudrat (glory).

You asked me the following question, is it possible? can u see a sunset and at the same time see a sunrise at a different place on a flat earth? My answer is yes, provided that the seven-layered, huge earth is on the horn of a cow, according to Muhammad(PBUH). In closing I would like to commend you for being able to take an Aya stating that the sun sets in a "spring of murky water" or a "miry fount" and interpreting it to mean that the sun circles the earth which is also incorrect as the revolving earth causes the sun rise and sun set. Instead of responding to Infidel's difficult questions by twisting and stretching meanings for Ayas, just tell us, "we are taking it out of context", as no one can argue against that.


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