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The Quran was revealed to a man who lived a life of 40 years before prophethood and never uttered a lie or commited an indecency in a society where the people were savages and barbaric. Why would a person who wouldn't lie about the smallest matter lie about God?
Choosing an idol for worship does not hinder human rights but it violates the rights of God.
"The Creation speaketh a universal language, independently of human speech or human language, multiplied and various as they may be. It is an ever-existing original, which every man can read. It cannot be forged; it cannot be counterfeited; it cannot be lost; it cannot be altered; it cannot be suppressed. It does not depend upon the will of man whether it shall be published or not; it publishes itself from one end of the earth to the other. It preaches to all nations and to all worlds; and this word of God reveals to man all that is necessary for man to know of God."
The Quran commands all that is good and prohibits all that is harmful.
Islam place a restriction where peoples rights and dignity is violated (stealing, rape etc.)
God does not like ingratitude
The issue you have raised about interpretation is an important one so let me address it. As Muslims, we are forbidden to speak about the Quran without knowledge. We also cannot attribute anything to God without proof. The reason why there are so many sects is that people are making this mistake.
Everyone has a different set of values. To one person raping may be good and fulfilling whereas to others, it may be abhorrent. Where is the yardstick? The yardstick is the command of the One who created good and evil. He defines and we conform.
The Quran openly challenges humankind to produce anything like it.
It contains references to facts which were not known at that time but are recently discovered.
t contains prophecies, information about the past, present and future which noone could have known at the time it was being revealed.
The Quran is God's word which is unadulterated and unparalleled.
A single logical, grammatical, mathematical, scientific or any type of mistake or inaccuracy would render it invalid.
Originally posted by Islam_solutionforhumanity
True, Islam was meant to dominate but do you know the logic behind it?
Islam, we believe is the religion ordained by God for humanity. Such a religion should have the upper hand since this is what God wants people to do.
Moses (peace be upon him) in the Bible approved of holy war!
Now back to Jihad, we Muslims do not believe in killing every non-Muslim we encounter. The first step in the process is invitation to Islam. The message of God should be conveyed clearly to the non-Muslims and their doubts should be cleared with wisdom and beautiful preaching.
If they still do not choose to accept Islam then if they are Jews, Christians or Magians, they are asked to pay jizyah (tax) and come under Islamic rule or face a state of war. If they are polytheists, then there will be a state of war between them and the Muslims( no jizyah).
In Islam, we believe that denying the existence of God or worshipping others besides God is a heinous crime, in fact the greatest crime there is. ... God has commanded us to fight such people for His sake so that His ordained religion prevails.
Originally posted by Islam_solutionforhumanity
Now keep in mind that after the message of Islam has been conveyed and proven to these people, yet they continue to reject Islam due to stubbornness, arrogance, etc. They also pose a threat to Muslims because they might 1) attack them at any time (what would compel an atheist to live upto his word?) and by trying to spread their corrupt ideologies and beliefs.
Islam must be conveyed in its original form without any additions or deletions. It is a major sin to lie about the nature of Islam.
In short, Islam permits lying in cases of necessity, not for the heck of it, just as eating pork is allowed in cases of necessity.
You can also learn about Islam from converts who accept Islam with their own free will and face countless difficulties due to this. You can ask them why they accept Islam. Look at the whole picture, not just parts of it.
Originally posted by Islam_solutionforhumanity
The Quran was revealed to a man who lived a life of 40 years before prophethood and never uttered a lie or commited an indecency in a society where the people were savages and barbaric. Why would a person who wouldn't lie about the smallest matter lie about God? We can discuss each of these points in detail, you can ask questions, I can quote examples of all I am stating.
Originally posted by Hohuwah
It's funny how the Christian world seems to forget ....
Islam Cannot Bring Peace and Guidance to Humankind
by Imran Hossain
Islam is based on Quran and Sunnah (practices of Mohamed). About 1.2-billion people believe in Islam and it is known to its followers Muslims in many ways, such as by birth, conversion, and study. Most Muslims adopt Islam due to their birth to Muslim parents. Among all these Muslims, most of them are familiar with Islam by faith and little practices. However, Islam is not limited with prayers, hajj, jakat, and fast only. Islam is supposed to be the example of Mohamed (the founder) and what Quran emphasises, and all Muslims are required to obey.
In reality, Islam is far away from the ideal of a religion when Quran and Hadis (Sunnah) are thoroughly read. The majority Muslims are not even near Islam and it is not honestly known to them. Imams, Mullahs, or such people who spend their lives on Islam represent the picture of Islam. A literal study in Islam reveals Islam as follows.
1) Mohamed does not qualify as a good person,
2) Quran is a confusing book and its teaching creates hate and fight and takes away the rights of women and non-Muslims,
3) Islam fails to provide appropriate guidance for entire mankind, and
4) More importantly, a) Islam wants to dominate the whole word b) it wants to impose its own law to every citizen.
Revealed to a man. So from any outside perspective, this man simply appeared from his cave, or hut, or tent, or church, and proclaimed divine revelation. May I ask, were there any witnesses to this revelation? Was this revelation only to one man, or a series of men? Not that I don't already know the answer to this, but from my perspective - why should I believe this man whom I have never met, who is laying down laws given to HIM for ME from a god who has never seen fit to reveal themselves to me in a personal or direct fashion?
Volume 1, Book 1, Number 6: Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas: Abu Sufyan bin Harb informed me that Heraclius had sent a messenger to him while he had been accompanying a caravan from Quraish. They were merchants doing business in Sham (Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan), at the time when Allah's Apostle had truce with Abu Sufyan and Quraish infidels. So Abu Sufyan and his companions went to Heraclius at Ilya (Jerusalem). Heraclius called them in the court and he had all the senior Roman dignitaries around him. He called for his translator who, translating Heraclius's question said to them, "Who amongst you is closely related to that man who claims to be a Prophet?" Abu Sufyan replied, "I am the nearest relative to him (amongst the group)." Heraclius said, "Bring him (Abu Sufyan) close to me and make his companions stand behind him." Abu Sufyan added, Heraclius told his translator to tell my companions that he wanted to put some questions to me regarding that man (The Prophet) and that if I told a lie they (my companions) should contradict me." Abu Sufyan added, "By Allah! Had I not been afraid of my companions labeling me a liar, I would not have spoken the truth about the Prophet. The first question he asked me about him was: 'What is his family status amongst you?' I replied, 'He belongs to a good (noble) family amongst us.' Heraclius further asked, 'Has anybody amongst you ever claimed the same (i.e. to be a Prophet) before him?' I replied, 'No.' He said, 'Was anybody amongst his ancestors a king?' I replied, 'No.' Heraclius asked, 'Do the nobles or the poor follow him?' I replied, 'It is the poor who follow him.' He said, 'Are his followers increasing decreasing (day by day)?' I replied, 'They are increasing.' He then asked, 'Does anybody amongst those who embrace his religion become displeased and renounce the religion afterwards?' I replied, 'No.' "By Allah! Had I not been afraid of my companions labeling me a liar, I would not have spoken the truth about the Prophet. Heraclius asked, 'Have you ever had a war with him?' I replied, 'Yes.' Then he said, 'What was the outcome of the battles?' I replied, 'Sometimes he was victorious and sometimes we.'
Remember also that he might not actually have been lying, but what he claimed as god's word was not the truth either. He may really have honestly believed that he did receive divine revelation from god - but the source of which was really something much more mundane. Perhaps he was so caught up in his philosophizing on religion, that he could honestly no longer tell the difference between his musings and the will of god? Perhaps he honestly mistook epiphany for revelation? Perhaps he suffered from Frontal Lobe Epilepsy and a seizure was mistaken as visions of god - as they sometimes are known to manifest as. Such, apparently, was the case with Ellen White who helped found the 7th day Adventist Movement.