Monday, December 17, 2007

The height of prejudice

The writer has put forward the following verses and made allegations to them.
"If they do not withhold their hands, seize them, and slay them, wherever you
find them. A believer killeth not a believer but by mischance, and whoso killeth
a believer by mischance shall be bound to free a believer from slavery; and the
blood money shall be made o the family of the slain believer unless they convert
it into alms. But if the slain believer be of a hostile people, let him confer
freedom on a slave who is a believer. But whoever shall kill a believer of a set
purpose, his recompense shall be hell, for ever shall he abide in it, God shall
be wrathful with him." (4: 94-96.)

[004:094] O ye who believe! When ye go abroad in the cause of God, investigate carefully, and say not to any one who offers you a salutation: "Thou art none of a believer!" Coveting the perishable goods of this life: with God are profits and spoils abundant. Even thus were ye yourselves before, till God conferred on you His favours: Therefore carefully investigate. For God is well aware of all that ye do.

[004:095] Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of God with their goods and their persons. God hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath God promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward,-
[004:096] Ranks specially bestowed by Him, and Forgiveness and Mercy. For God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

One wonders as to where the writer has taken his translations from! There are dozens of translations and many by hypocrites and anti-Islamic non-Muslims but none of them have this much falsehood in it as posted by the writer. Many a times the verses do not exist and on other occasions, they are distorted by the writer to suit his selfish needs.

In this section, the writer criticizes the belief that the rejecters of Allah will go to hell. This is his personal view and is an incorrect one too. A child who misbehaves with his/her parents is punished by the parents and similarly, Allah will punish those who lie and mock Allah. They say things that are blasphemy such as associating a child to Allah. Allah is pure! The writer has also criticized the Islamic belief that believing in Angels, Prophets etc is a must and those who do not do so are unbelievers. The writer says that this is associating partners with God whereas this is his own opinion. This can be explained by a simple example: A man sends his son to deliver a letter to Mr. A. If the son is made fun of or rejected by Mr. A but he accepts the message, it would be an insult to the boy’s father. A man approved of God brings the message of God and rejecting the messenger is actually rejecting the message of god and thereby rejecting God.

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