reply to post by StringTh
I am ready anytime you want to discuss the Holy Qur'an.
Just because it was revealed in Arabic, you think God was being unfair?
God send His messages through His Messenger with the langauage of the people to whom He sent it. But He didn't intend for these people to be the
sole receivers of His Message.. that's why in the cause of time it came to be translated into other languages, so that it can deliver the same
message to other people in another time.. like us for example. I do not know Arabic, I was not born into a Muslim family. Yet here I am, a Muslim
because of a book which was revealed in another tongue that I don't understand. God moves in mysterious ways. He guides whom He wills to the straight
I want to share part of the Prophet Muhammad's Last Words on his farewell pilgrimage, so that you will understand, our Faith.
All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no
superiority over a black, nor a black has any superiority over a white- except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every
Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim, which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given
freely and willingly. Do not therefor, do injustice to yourselves.
Remember one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.
People, no prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well therefore, O people, and understand words which I convey
to you. I leave behind me two things, the Quran and the Sunnah (Hadith), and if you follow these you will never go astray. All those who listen to me
shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listened to me directly.
Be my witness, O Allah, that I have conveyed your message to your people."
Also, God sends Messengers to every community or nation. The Holy Qur'an reached you, you are not unaware of its existence, therefore God's message
was delivered to you.
7:35 O Children of Adam! If messengers of your own come unto you who narrate unto you My revelations, then whosoever refraineth from evil and
amendeth there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
6:130 O ye assembly of the jinn and humankind! Came there not unto you messengers of your own who recounted unto you My tokens and warned you of the
meeting of this your Day? They will say: We testify against ourselves. And the life of the world beguiled them. And they testify against themselves
that they were disbelievers.
5:33 The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or
crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world,
and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom;
5:34 Save those who repent before ye overpower them. For know that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
---is this the verse that you were referring to 5:33?
God has always punished those who make war with Him and His messengers. He drowned all the disbelievers in the time of Prophet Noah. He turned the
city of Sodom and Gomorrah upside down and rained on it with stones of clay. He drowned the Pharaoh and his people, some He killed with hurricanes,
some He caused the earth to swallow.
These people disbelieved in God, and He punished them in this life and in the Hereafter there awaits them worse, Hellfire where they will dwell for
17:58There is not a township but We shall destroy it ere the Day of Resurrection, or punish it with dire punishment. That is set forth in the Book
(of Our decrees).
Calamities are reminders from God to a people who forget Him so that they might become humble and worship their Lord.
6:42 We have sent already unto peoples that were before thee, and We visited them with tribulation and adversity, in order that they might grow
I hope you understand now,StringTh, God did not leave you out of His Message, but everything has its own time.