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RE:To Shakeel: Animals have better values than your religious ones

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Submitted by shakeel (Pakistan), May 18, 2007 at 03:10

Hello Plato, Islam is simply guidance of God which He gave to man. This guidance is divided into two parts, Natural Guidance and Revealed Guidence. As a natural guidance, God took the promise from all mankind to worship Him alone, so it is innate in our nature to worship one God alone and further He inspired them with moral values. In this sense, all children are born as Muslim because they are born with natural guidance of God. It is later, his parents diverted him away from what is innate in their nature and they become polytheists. So every child is born Muslim no matter he is born in Chinese, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Christian, Jew etc.

Second part of this guidance came with the revelations of God, which He gave to mankind through His prophets and Messengers. Quran says that God sent His Messengers and Prophets to every nation. But Quran does not tell the stories of each prophet and messenger because if it tells, it would become an encyclopedia, which man would not refer to be guided but for curiosity to know past people. The purpose of Quran is to guide people, so it tells them only as much as that would be sufficient for their guidance. FYI, Quran tells the stories of Qaum Aad and Qaum Samood, these were Arab nations and now extinct.

Now when your link is broken with God, you will turn into animal. And animal does not have any moral value. See national geographic, how animal acts before wishing to be an animal. Apostates of Islam cannot be murdered, this law is special with Rasool only and only those people are killed who rejects Rasool's teachings, when he does his preaching among them. In other words, if you become Muslim and renounce Islam later on, you are free to do so; you will not be killed according to Islam because you were never preached by Rasool. Rasool comes to implement God's judgment on earth, this judgment is a mini-judgment and preface to the final Day of Judgment when righteous will be rewarded and wrong doer will get punishment.

Islam restricts child marriage by requiring that both members are Baligh, mentally and physically mature. Islam does not ask Muslims to take prisoners of war as slaves or prisoner women as their wives. Islam also do not ask to force convert any one. All these things were special with Rasool only, because all those who fight against Rasool are to be punished and humiliated. I never heard/read any teaching of Islam which is against morality or Fitrah (Nature). All you objections are valid only till the time, you do not know the difference between a general man and Rasool. Once you understand, Rasool is very different from all of us; you are left with no such objections. Thank you for reading all this patiently.

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