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salamsourceofpeace On December 08, 2016




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#1New Post! Jan 19, 2011 @ 07:16:27
Peace be on you!..O Allah forgive my people for they do not know what they do. This was the prayer of Holy Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessing of Allah be on him) for divine forgiveness for the persecutors.


According to my understanding, God sends divine teaching to establish and remind His rights and rights of fellow human. When acceptance of divine message spreads, acceptors face persecution which starts from few opponents and increase to large groups. The opponents perceive the new message as potential threat to their earthly power. Through steadfastness, resolve and trust in God, Messengers and faithful move ahead.

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) was raised at a time when the world had been thoroughly corrupted. The purpose of the Holy Quran was to revive the spiritually dead who took pride in every kind of sin, with no social pattern prevailed.


I believe, God Almighty uniquely divided the life of blessed Holy Prophet Muhammad in two phases. One phase of suffering and hardship, and the other phase was of success and victory. It was to teach the people various morals which are associated with both phases.


During the early 13 years of trials and tribulation, Holy Prophet and his people continued to show perfect serenity under suffering, fearless courage, and steadiness in carrying out duties with trust in God. Even after their migration from Mecca, opponents continued to chase the faithful and waged wars on them near their place of sanctuary, the Medina.


During the second phase of authority and success, divinely taught forbearance, benevolence, and courage were demonstrated. He forgave the persecutors, granted security to those who had expelled him from Mecca. Continuously witnessing his high morals flocks of people testified that such qualities could only be demonstrated by one who comes from God and is truly righteous, explains the Promised Guide (MTAi). The Holy Prophet displayed generosity, bravery, meekness, forbearance and equity on their appropriate occasions with perfection. His sky-like moral of forgiveness [ https://www.alislam.org/archives/friday/FSS20110114-EN.html ] was matchless in both phases of his life. If that is practiced today, faith will reach to more and more souls. Amen.
Demented On October 14, 2019




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#2New Post! Jan 19, 2011 @ 13:16:57
You know! I once had a bike with a back wheel that was bent,and my arse was always sore after riding it,just like it is now from reading that.
Thanks for the memory
bob_the_fisherman On October 10, 2019
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#3New Post! Jan 19, 2011 @ 13:51:17
@salamsourceofpeace Said

During the second phase of authority and success, divinely taught forbearance, benevolence, and courage were demonstrated.


From the 'second phase' of mohammad's life, we read the following:

Surah 9:29: Fight against those who do not believe in allah, or the last day, and those that do not forbid what allah and his messenger has forbidden, and those that do not acknowledge the religion of truth from amongst the people of scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves defeated.

There is nothing divine, benevolent or courageous in that - this is nothing more than the vile rantings of mohammad demanding protection money from the people unfortunate enough to have been subjugated by mohammad and his roving band of thugs.
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

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#4New Post! Jan 19, 2011 @ 13:58:35
meh... who cares?

Mohammad, Jesus, and the lot of them were nothing but a bunch of thugs and child molesters.
someone_else On August 30, 2012
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#5New Post! Jan 19, 2011 @ 15:57:03
@boxerdc Said

meh... who cares?

Mohammad, Jesus, and the lot of them were nothing but a bunch of thugs and child molesters.



Leave Jesus out of that list and I might agree with you. I guess it also depends on who 'the lot of them' are.
salamsourceofpeace On December 08, 2016




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#6New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 15:04:28
1= Quran occupies the unique and distinct position among all religious Books and Scriptures that it completes the evolution of religion and it remains unchanged :

i= ??This day have I perfected your religion for you and completed My favour upon you and have chosen for you Islam as religion?? (ch 5: from v 4)
ii= Verily, it is We Who have sent down this Exhortation, and most surely We are its Guardian. (ch 15: v 10)


2= Since all true religions are from same God, Quran acknowledges them. New truths are revealed and new era of light have dawned and those who live a life of ignorance through no faults of their own and those who generally try to live a life of truth even if they inherited false ideologies, will not be denied salvation. As Quran says:
Surely, those who have believed and the Jews, and the Sabians, and the Christians ? whoso believes in Allah and the Last Day and does good deed, on them shall come no fear nor shall they grieve. (ch 5: v 70)


3= Quran prevents from censuring indiscriminately all those who do not belong to Islam:

They are not alike. Among the people of Book are those who are very pious and God-fearing, and who stand by their covenant; they recite the Word of Allah in the hours of night and prostrate themselves before Him. They believe in Allah and the Last Day, enjoin good, forbid evil, and hasten to vie with one another in good works. These are among the righteous. Whatever good they do, they shall not be denied its dues reward, and Allah well knows those guard against evil. ( ch 3 v 114-116)


4= Now about the point you raised?The verse you presented is from Chapter 9, Al-Tauba.

First the English transliteration of Arabic verse (9:29):
QAATELULAZEENA LA YOMENOONA BILLAHEY WA LA BILYOMIL AAKHERE WA LA YOHERREMOONA MAA HARRAMAALHO WA RASULOHU WA LA YADENOONA DEENAL HAQQEY MINALLAZINA OOTUL KITABA HATTA YOTULJIZYATA AAN YADIN WA HUM SAGHERUN.

Now the translation, piece by piece:
QAATELULAZEENA (fight those who) LA YOMENOONA(not believe) BILLAHEY(in Allah) WA LA(and not) BILYOMIL AAKHERE (in Last Day) WA(and) LA YOHARREMOONA(have not declared to be unlawful) MAA (what) HARRAMAALHO (Allah has declared unlawful) WA RASULOHU (and His Messenger) WA LA(and not) YADENOONA(accept, follow) DEENAL HAQQEY(true religion) MINALLAZINA (from among) OOTUL KITABA(who were given the Book) HATTA(until) YOTUL JIZYATA(they pay jizya) AAEEN YADIN(with hand) WA HUM SAGHERUN(and they acknowledge subjection).

-----(fight those who)-----(not believe) -----(in Allah)---(and not) ---(in Last Day)---(and)----(have not declared to be unlawful) ---(what)----- (Allah has declared unlawful) -----(and His Messenger) -------(and not) -----(follow)-------(true religion) ------- (from among) -------(who were given the Book) ------(until) -------(they pay jizya) -------(with hand)-------(and they acknowledge subjection).

Fight those from among the People of the Book, who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor hold as unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have declared to be unlawful, nor follow the true religion, until they pay the tax with hand and acknowledge their subjection. (9:29)

i= After the Fall of Mecca with general pardon to persecutors tribes Hawazin and Thaqif joined forces and advanced attack on the Muslims in Hunain, about 15 miles to the south-west of Mecca, but eventually they lost. The rule and authority of Islam had been established throughout Hijaz.

Certain tribes had made treaties with Muslims and had laid down arms. But there were others who had not made formal submission, had not laid down their arms and also had not made any treaty with the Muslims. They had commenced hostilities against Muslims and though they have been vanquished, they had not yet acknowledged defeat nor had agreed to live in peace with Muslims. These tribes were given four month period of respite during which operations against would remain suspended. They could go about freely in the land and satisfy themselves that further resistance was useless. (Such people are mentioned in beginning of chapter 9)

ii= The verse (9:29) refers to some from those People of Book who lived in Arabia. [Caution: verse is not mentioning All People of Book]. Like the idolaters, some of them too had been actively hostile to Islam. Muslims were therefore ordered to fight them unless they agreed to, live as loyal and peaceful subjects.
The Jizyah was a tax which these non-Muslims had to pay as free subjects of the Muslim state in return for the protection they enjoyed under it.

It may be noted that against Jizyah imposed on non-Muslims, A Much Heavier Tax ?ZAKAT was levied on the Muslims, and in addition to Zakat, they had to perform military services from which non-Muslims were exempt.

After having dealt with believers? relation with idolaters, the chapter 9 with this verse (9:29) proceeds to deal with their relation with the People of the Book, especially with their religious belief and doctrines.


5= O people of Book! Come to a word equal between us and you ? that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partner with Him, and that some of us take not others for Lords besides Allah. But if they turn away, then say, Bear witness that we have submitted (to God). (ch 3: v 65)

Peace be on all!

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More:
Promised Reforms: https://www.alislam.org/archives/
Islam?s Response to Contemporary issues: https://www.alislam.org/library/.../IslamsResponseToContemporaryIssues.pdf
Muhammad: Seal of the Prophets: https://www.alislam.org/library/books/muhammad_seal_of_the_prophets/
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

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#7New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 15:12:28
buffalobill90 On July 12, 2013
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#8New Post! Jan 21, 2011 @ 09:13:33
@someone_else Said

Leave Jesus out of that list and I might agree with you.





"We are both atheists, I just believe in one less God than you."
someone_else On August 30, 2012
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#9New Post! Jan 24, 2011 @ 19:24:23
@buffalobill90 Said



"We are both atheists, I just believe in one less God than you."



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chisa96 On December 29, 2014
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#10New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 17:36:51
@someone_else Said

Leave Jesus out of that list and I might agree with you. I guess it also depends on who 'the lot of them' are.



@buffalobill90 Said



"We are both atheists, I just believe in one less God than you."



Jesus wasn't a god...
someone_else On August 30, 2012
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#11New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 18:09:42
@chisa96 Said

Jesus wasn't a god...



Neither was Mohammed.
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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#12New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 18:10:54
I'm not sure if marrying a pre-teen counts as "exemplary morals."
chisa96 On December 29, 2014
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#13New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 18:11:35
@someone_else Said

Neither was Mohammed.


Well, you didn't want jesus left out it, thus somehow believing in one god less.
chisa96 On December 29, 2014
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#14New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 18:14:07
@jonnythan Said

I'm not sure if marrying a pre-teen counts as "exemplary morals."



It has no relevence in a culture that doesn't put the same emphasis on the importance of childhood.
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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#15New Post! Jan 25, 2011 @ 18:14:41
@chisa96 Said

It has no relevence in a culture that doesn't put the same emphasis on the importance of childhood.


In that case, absolutely any behavior could be classed as "moral" as long as you define the culture in the right way.
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