Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sperm emanation

The latter part of this verse, i.e. "emanating from a place between the (lower) back and the

(lower) ribs", has generally been taken to imply the part of the abdomen that lies between these points. In Figure 1, this part has been roughly marked by the triangle ABC. This implication, obviously, has led the Muslims to believe that the sperm itself or its basic ingredients are made within the (roughly) marked area. I, being a novice in the related fields, asked a few of my doctor friends about the making of the male sperm and the supply of its ingredients to the ultimate place of its making. In response, among a few other things, I was told that although the male sperm is formed in the testes, yet the blood supply which, obviously, is integral to the making of the sperm comes from between the ribs and the back. I was also told by one of my doctor friends that the cells that form the sperm originate from between the ribs and the back. If this is true, then the words of the Qur'an are not scientifically incorrect, as the words "emanating from a place between the (lower) back and the (lower) ribs", do not necessarily imply "emanating in its final shape" only, but can also cover "initial emanation".

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Zakat or alms

Zakat that has roots in the Arabic word zaka which means to purify. So when we give charity we purify our wealth by giving what we are greedy withhold.

When you pay zakat you are giving to the poor help support those in need and this helps re-distribute the wealth to the poor.

Also we will be rewarded for the charity we have given - one good action in Islam is rewarded ten times more than previous nations of believers. So one pound of a Muslim is worth more than 10 pounds of previous nations.

So even though you are giving here - you can going to get back over there - on the day of judgement. That's the generosity of God/Allah because you give now and later he will give us much more than what we have offered. Purely because of his generosity.

What violence?

Then why has Cat stevens done on to lots of Charity work in bosnia and he has found schools etc. Are these an actions of a terrorist?

Firstly the tabari narration is not about the Prophet Muhammad he did not fire any arrow here and this is in the time of war against another tribe. War is deception.

Secondly that the to cut off the poets tongue meant to pay off the poet so he would not compose poetry against them.

Ishaq:595 "The Apostle said, 'Get him away from me and cut off his tongue.'"

This was also about a poet because the poetry in that time was like the media. Also permission was not given.

Ishaq:312 "Umar said to the Apostle, 'Let me pull out Suhayl's two front teeth. That way his tongue will stick out and he will never be able to speak against you again.'"

This was from from people who has stolen the property of the muslims from the pagans of mecca who had plundered from them. Also they did not kill them.

Ishaq:316 "Following Badr, Muhammad sent a number of raiders with orders to capture some of the Meccans and burn them alive."

Qur'an 8:12 "Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: 'I will terrorize the unbelievers. Therefore smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers and toes."

This is an incorrect translation - here is the correct translation.

"When your Lord inspired the angels, with whom He reinforced the Muslims, [saying]: ‘I am with you, with assistance and victorious help, so make the believers stand firm, by helping [them] and giving [them] good tidings. I shall cast terror, fear, into the hearts of the disbelievers; so smite above the necks, that is, the heads, and smite of them every finger!’, that is, [smite] the extremities of their hands and feet: thus, when one of them went to strike an disbeliever’s head, it would roll off before his sword reached it. The Prophet (s) threw a handful of pebbles against them and every single idolater was struck in his eye, and thus they were defeated."

So if Islam was as violent as you want us the believe then you would find more than this.

In fact you are looking for certain things and highlighting them and ignoring the good things about Islam.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Jesus confirmed the religion and law of the previous prophets

Jesus said, "Do not think that I came to destroy the law or the Prophets. I did not come to destory but to fulfill." Mathew 5:17-18

What is the greatest thing that the previous Prophets came with? The torah and the ten commandments which say:
1. I am the Lord your God

2. You shall have no other gods before me
You shall not make for yourself an idol

So no follower of Jesus can change the language of something as clear as this but it did happen paul changed this all. This was not for paul to change as her you can see he going against the speech of the Prophet which is madness!

Also Muslims reject the original sin which can be proved by the bible

"God does not punish the children for the sins of the parents." Ezekiel 18.20

So to those who say this is the old testement and we have the new testement that overrides this. Then look at the speech of Jesus who said he came not to destroy but to fulfill the law of the previous prophets.

This negates any form of divinity because that is based on a methaphor. How can you base the entire salvation upon an unclear methaphor? This is all false and misguidance.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Paul changed the teachings of Jesus

Do you actually read history or are you reading something else?

Lets make it easy for you

Jesus - follows the laws of the Jews

Paul - divorces the law and causes the break from the jews.

So is not a change to you?

Jesus - respects women

Paul - considers women to be the tempators of men and says that they should remain the quiet.

Another change to religion.

Jesus - prayed in the jewish places of worship

Paul - made seperate buildings

Another change

Jesus - was a monetheist

Paul - is a trinitarian

another change
All these gospels are attributed to paul and none to Jesus? How could that be?

Epistle to the Romans -- Paul
First Epistle to the Corinthians -- Paul
Second Epistle to the Corinthians -- Paul
Epistle to the Galatians -- Paul
Epistle to the Ephesians -- Paul
Epistle to the Philippians -- Paul
Epistle to the Colossians -- Paul
First Epistle to the Thessalonians -- Paul
Second Epistle to the Thessalonians -- Paul
First Epistle to Timothy -- Paul
Second Epistle to Timothy -- Paul
Epistle to Titus -- Paul
Epistle to Philemon -- Paul
Epistle to the Hebrews -- Anonymous, traditionally attributed to paul

James was the brother of Jesus and he apposed belief of Paul. Paul then conspired to have James murdered.

Paul not Jesus is the main source for theology

The original sin is something that orginates from Pauls writings

And it has nothing to do with anything Jesus said.

another change

so thats seven changes so far.

Jesus - does not claim divinity

Paul - claims he is son of god

thats eight changes

Heres paul changes in line with pagan beliefs of zoastrains

In the preface to Edward Gibbon's History of Christianity, we read: "If Paganism was conquered by Christianity, it is equally true that Christianity was corrupted by Paganism. The pure Deism of the first Christians . . . was changed, by the Church of Rome, into the incomprehensible dogma of the trinity. Many of the pagan tenets, invented by the Egyptians and idealized by Plato, were retained as being worthy of belief."

Heres more about Arius

So rather than "explain" things he completely changes christanity from a part of judasm into another religion that is seperate even from the one they call their prophet - Jesus (upon him peace).

Monday, April 21, 2008

Jesus violent verses?

"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn "a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law--a man's enemies will be the members of his own household." (Matthew 10:34-36)

"If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple." (Luke 14:26)

"But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one." (Luke 22:36 )

"Perhaps people think that I have come to cast peace upon the world. They do not know that I have come to cast conflicts upon the earth: fire, sword, war. For there will be five in a house: there'll be three against two and two against three, father against son and son against father, and they will stand alone."
gospel of Thomas 16

Oh and its part of a muslims belief that he believes in the Prophethood of Jesus upon him peace.

Quran: protected

Jesus is not god heres proof from the Bible

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Why would I believe in God?

Thats an interest question

If you don't believe in god then why live a like a good person whats the point? Then why dont you commit evil then refuse to believe in any consequences for your actions.

God/Allah is great and part of his greatness is that he gives us chance after chance to believe and we forego every chance.

Where did we learn good character?

Was it from ourselves? Well this is impossible before the age of enlightenment of the west (because the east was alight at this time) there was a period of darkness and a lull in learning. part of this learning was charaters of the prophets.

For example it is well known that Jesus upon him peace was a forgiving prophet and spread peace. This character was embraced by thousands of people. So this proves that a person on their own cannot come up with good character because he needs an example, right?

Like free kick expert can show people tricks how to take a free kick because he knows - look at david beckham.

So who is seeming someone human to educate humans that they can reach good character? That has to be from a greater authority that is God.

If you believe that everything is created and it has a dependant lifespan then there must be some power which is independant bring them from non existance into life then into death.

So if things are coming from non-existance into life then into death who is taking this created thing from one stage to the next? You must conclude that is God/Allah. The ever living, the uncreated, cause of all causes, right?

There was once a man who argued with Ali ibn Abu talib about the afterlife. The man refused to believe in it. Ali said, "If you are right and I am wrong. I am okay and you are okay. But if I am right then I am still okay but you are not."

I don't know about you but I am not a betting man. I like to have things ready before I die and part of that is belief in God/Allah and his prophets including the final messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings of God be upon him).

Saturday, April 12, 2008

How did the Prophets pray?

"O you who believe! Bow down and prostrate yourselves and serve your Lord, and do good that you may prosper."-(HOLY QURAN 22:77).

"And he (Jesus) went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed..."-(MATTHEW 26:39).

"And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship..."-(JOSHUA 5:14).

"And he (Elijah) cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees."-(1 KINGS 18:42).

"And they (Moses and Aaron) fell upon their faces..."-(NUMBERS 20:6).

"And Abraham fell on his face..."-(GENESIS 17:3).

The Muslim prayer begins with standing, reciting the quran, bowing then prostrating which is when the face is on the ground. Muslims pray like the Prophets pray, isn't it time you prayed like the Prophets?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Slavery and Islam

The problem here is that when people think of slavery they imagine the horriffic treatment given to slaves by the europeans and coloninal americans. they wer just treated like a product basically.

Many did not even survive the trans atalantic trip. Some slaves were brought and others were captured, destined never to see their families again.

In Islam a slave has rights, they can agree a price and gain freedom, they would eat what their master ate, they would dress as their masters would and be in similar housing.

There is one story how one of the american delgates went to see a saudi king in the 60's and the slave of the saudi man.Gave the food and sat on the same table and ate the same food with the king. the delegate was furious and the king explained thats how we treat our slaves. You have to remember that even after freedom and the abolishement of slavery that there was still segregation. Whites with whites and blacks with blacks.

Rose parks was one the women who refused and caused havoc when she asked why she should sit at the back of the bus and the whites could sit at the front.

Personally I still think slavery exsists through child labour and slave labour the only difference now is that they stay in their own countires and are persecuted there. Many designer labels, carpet manufacturers, ore suppliers and many other businesses have children working for them.

So look again and forget what you know about slavery in europe and read something about the slaves in Islam.

Just to finish off one of greatest things a muslim could do was to free a slave, it was abolished because the economny depended on such trade. but it was far.

There is a story that Ali ibn abu talib - one of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of God be upon him) - brought two sets of clothes, one was harsh and the other was soft. He gave his slave a choice and the slave choose the soft one. His master Ali wore the hard one.

Does this sound like anything you know about slaves and their masters?

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Quote by Karen Armstrong from the book Muhammad prophet of our time

There was no impropriety in Muhammad's betrol to Aisha. Marriages conducted in absentia to seal alliance were often contracted at this time...

This practice continued in Europe well into the early modern period. There was no question of consummating the marriage until Aisha reached puberty.

Page 105

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Is it not possible that the universe also always existed?

We no because there are seasons on earth were things die and things come into life. People die and come into live.

Look at the day and the night, look at the childhood which follows adulthood. Everything moves from one stage to the other and the universe has an age, right?

So we have established that there are contingent beings or lifeforms that are being brought into existance and brought out. So then you must conclude that someone or something that is incontingent that is bringing things into life and then taking them out.

That is God/Allah to me and that is a proof. The universe is contingient on God as is everything else.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Ottoman donation to the Irish during the Great Irish Famine

In 1845, the onset of the Great Irish Famine resulted in over a million deaths.

Ottoman Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Mejid I declared his intention to send 10,000 sterling to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested that the Sultan send only 1,000 sterling, because she had sent only 2,000 sterling herself. The Sultan sent the 1,000 sterling but also secretly sent 3 ships full of food. The English courts tried to block the ships, but the food arrived in Drogheda harbor and was left there by Ottoman Sailors.

Due to this the Irish people, especially those in Drogheda, are friendly to the Turks.(Note, in 1845, the 10,000 pounds dedicated to the Irish from the Sultan would be worth approximately 800,000 pounds today, that is $1,683,280 US Dollars.

On the other hand, the Queen gave the equivilant of 160,000 pounds today or 336,656 US Dollars)The Osmanli Traveller blog has copied to text a writeup by a Christian Priest who wrote about the Sultan of the time in his travelogue. His account mentions this incident briefly.

What is interesting is that without knowing of the secret sending of the ships, the priest was already impressed with the character of the Sultan in his response to the Queen.On the Character of Sultan Abdul-Majid Khan, by the Rev. Henry Christmas M.A. (Christian Priest) written in 1853:‘One or two anecdotes will put his character in its true light.

During the year of famine in Ireland, the Sultan heard of the distress existing in that unhappy country; he immediately conveyed to the British ambassador his desire to aid in its relief, and tendered for that purpose a large sum of money.

It was intimated to him that it was thought right to limit the sum subscribed by the Queen, and a larger amount could not therefore be received from his highness. He at once acquiesced in the propriety of his resolution, and with many expressions of benevolent sympathy, sent the greatest admissible subscription.

It is well known that his own personal feeling dictated the noble reply of the divan to the threatening demands of Austria and Russia for the extradition of the Polish and Hungarian refugees.“I am not ignorant,” was his reply, “of the power of those empires, nor of the ulterior measures to which their intimations point; but I am compelled by my religion to observe the laws of hospitality; and I believe that the sense and good feeling of Europe will not allow my government to be drawn into a ruinous war, because I resolve strictly and solemnly to adhere to them.”

This is the true spirit of Christianity, and there is more it in the Mohammedan Sultan of Turkey, than in any or all of the Christian princes of Eastern Europe.’Reference: “The Sultan of Turkey, Abdul Medjid Khan: A Brief Memoir of His Life and Relign, with Notices of The Country, its Navy, & present Prospects” by the Rev. Henry Christmas, M.A., 1853

Also note, this generosity and compassion occurred during the time of the supposed ‘downfall’ of the Ottoman empire according to Western history books, and Sultan Abdul Majid in himself is not counted as one of the greatest of Ottoman Sultans.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

If God/Allah exists, how come there is so much suffering in the world?

If you think that there is only one world then you have a problem. This issue here is that can their be injustice, can God allow injustice in the world?

If I have a pen that is mine, I can throw it in the air, I can use it or I can break or give it someone else its got nothing to do with anyone else. Its my pen and I'll do what I want it.

Likewise the whole world, what seen and unseen, belongs to God/Allah so how can you be unjust with anything he owns?
No way.

If someone believes God to be Love like the christans do then there is a problem which is better known as the problem of evil.

There is no problem in Islam we believe that both evil and good are created by God and its part of divine wisdom that someone is poor and other person is rich. I know if I was rich I would be a much worse person than I am now and I am not much good now anyway!

Muslims know that the rich of this world have more to be taken into account for than the poor. Its stated that the poor enter heaven years before the rich.

Also what the poor don't get in this world they we be recompensed any loss in Paradise.

This is with the important condition that the person is muslim because disbelieving in God/Allah means no reward.

God/Allah is alive and its part of his majestic mercy that he does not destory us for even thinking bad about him because if i owned someone and he said someone bad about me I would want that person to be punished. God/Allah, oout of his mercy allows that person to have another chance then another one to come back.

Catasphories are opportunites to go to God/Allah with an clear heart and ask.

For a Muslim problems can be one of two things
1. Removal of previous sins
2. Punishment
Either way they are better than to get punished in this world rather than the next world.

You sound like you have been effected by Christan thought and now you need to think like a Muslim.
Think about this.