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For Tim and you asking me to pray? First answer the following questions!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 19, 2006 at 11:15

My dear Tim so you asking me to get dwon on my knees and pray to your Allah? You must be kidding!

But wait I would not mind praying to your Allah if you can provide me with answers to many questions that are in the realm of falsafa wa tafkeer a3qli (oh I forgot that you know no Arabic) I mean in philosophy and logic!

So here are my questions:

1. How do you know that there is a God or Gods? And argument from design is no answer.

2. And if there is only one God (tawheed) how can you be 100% sure that this God is your Allah and not let us say Ra' or even the Gods of your ancestors be it Rama or Ganesh?

3. And if you can prove to me that there is only one God and this God is your Allah (oh I forgot that you are a "Jew" and no Allah is not the God of the Jews) and that Allah created everthing then who really created your Allah?

May be I can share this story with you: In Ibn Hisham's recension of Ibn Ishaq's Sirat rasul Allah we are told on pages 571-572 a little gem of a story and it goes as follows (see Sectarian Milieu page 21):

You being a "Jew" you must be proud of your ancestors in Mecca that posed to Muhammad the old Aristotelain problem: "If Allah created this then who created Allah?" And with Muhammad limited understanding of the basic and profound Aristotelain logic he got angry as expected and with the help of Gabriel who came to his help Q112 was revealed not realizing that such poor response to such profound question would be regarded as "circular reasoning"!

And as expected the Jews of Mecca were not impressed with such poor answer and defective logic. the Jews of Mecca posed to Muhammad the following question: "but how did Allah do it? what limb did he use?" The poor theologian Muhammad got mad again and then as expected received help from Gabriel and Q39;67 was revealed. A very poor answer to such profound question. The Jews were not satisfied with such poor command of falsafa and tafkeer a3qli but Muhammad in his simple mind felt that matter was closed! What a poor theologian!

So I will pose the question to you again and may be you can do better this time than Abul Qasim aka Muhammad:

If Allah indeed created everything, then who really created Allah?

4. And if you can indeed prove that there is only one God and not Gods, and this God is indeed Allah, and if you can get yourself out of the above Aristotelian problem, then why should you pray? And why is your Allah that needy?

5. And why should you ask me to pray for Allah when we have wars, killings, famines, killer storms etc.... and poor Muslim women in Darfur being raped by al-Janjaweed who are muslims? It seems that evil is in charge of this world and not your Allah unless you know who is evil! So is He evil? It seems that He is. I do not pray for evil Gods!

If you can give me real answers to all these questions, I will be glad to think about praying to your Allah until then you are wasting your time and my time!

PS: I find it strange that you are out to spread the religion of the Arabs and Arabian imperialism. Shame.

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