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RE:Shakeel: Your interpretation a good beginning to reforming Islam

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Submitted by shakeel (Pakistan), May 21, 2007 at 14:47

Hello Plato

God took promise from everyone, but when we come into this world, we do not remember this promise. Because this world has been prepared for test, the outcome of this test will impact the Hereafter.

Since the people have forgotten this promise that's why God sends the messengers, who remember them about the forgotten promise. All of us have natural tendency to believe in one god, but we remain in doubt about that until a messenger comes to us and tells about that god and recite His guidance to us.

Although, parents diverted him from monotheism, but if he is a moral person who leads all his life morally (a natural guidance), he becomes monotheists finally because of his life experiences. It is the duty of God to guide him toward Him.

Whenever older messages of God were corrupted by the human interventions, God would send another messenger with original message. So in the past, messengers came after messengers. Since after Muhammad (sws), God were not to send any more messengers, He preserved the message forever in the form of recitation in the hearts of people.

I have already answered you that the purpose of telling the stories of past people is to teach a moral lesson and not to preserve history records. The wise will hear what God is teaching to him but fool will only listen to stories and ask where are others?

Rasool is very different from me or any other person, because he brings God's judgment on earth which no one can escape. Righteous is rewarded and wrong-doer is punished and the same thing will happen on last Day.

Rasool (sws) married to so many women not for sexual pleasure but to get kinships with other tribes.

20% of spoil was the right of God an Prophet (sws), but not that he wants worldly pleasure, but because he runs so many institutions for the betterment of general public like judiciary, educational and food supply for the needy. When prophet (sws) died, all of his wealth (which was very petty because he used to distribute it as a charity) was distributed in public. Prophet (sws) said that prophet do not leave anything as inheritance.

His beloved companion was to kill the apostates which were preached by Muhammad (sws) as a Rasool in his lifetime. Muhammad (sws) advised his companions to kill any apostate who was preached by him because as I said earlier, Rasool is judgment of God on earth and wrong doer must get a punishment and apostate is a wrong-doer. However, when his companions conquered other countries like Persia, Egypt etc, no one was killed on the account of being non-Muslim or apostate because these people were not preached by Rasool and they got the message indirectly.

To be a baligh for marriage, is a Sunnah of Prophet. Sunnah takes precedence over Hadiths, Hadith is a narration of one or few people from Prophet but Sunnah is a living practice that comes from generation to generation

Many Hadiths are fabricated; these are called Zaeef Hadiths and Mauzoo Hadiths, your heart is hard because you have heard many of such Hadiths but what you never have heard is the science of Hadiths, Ilmul Rajal.

Verse Q 9:29 is well-explained, once you know Rasool is judgment of God on earth and as a rule of God's judgment, righteous are rewarded and wrong doers are punished. And God will repeat the same thing once again for the final time on the Last Day, when He will judge all of us.

So is Verse Q 9:111.

Verse 8:39 is also about encouraging the Rasool's companions to fight against the Rasool's rejectors, however there is one more moral reason which is still applicable and that is "until there is no more persecution"

Without the help of God, no one can just stand up against all the challenges. Rasool always proclaims that he is Rasool of God, he is Warner and He has come with glad-tidings for the righteous and bad tidings for the wrong doers. I already told you that God did not send punishment over the wrong-doers until He does not make them crystal clear that Rasool is from Him and has come with Truth. He gives people enough time. In case of Muhammad (sws), people were given full 13 years to pay heed on Muhammad (sws) message, but during that time he was not listened but persecuted and then punishment came.

First, Muhammad (sws) married to 9 year old is against Sunnah, second it is a misreport because there are many hadiths which contradicts this hadith. For example, if we calculate Ayesha's age through her elder's sister's age, Ayesha was no less than 17 at the time of Hijra.

Thank you for reading all this patiently. Hopefully many of your misconceptions are removed.


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