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Quote Matt Browne Replybullet Posted: 07 December 2010 at 9:40am
Amazon alone has over 4000 English books about the Quran. And almost 40,000 books about Islam.

Amazon in Germany has almost 6000 German books about the Quran and 16,000 books about Islam.

The numbers are similar for French, Spanish, Italian and other Western countries.

It not true that few books are published about the Quran and Islam in languages other than Arabic.

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Quote Friendship Replybullet Posted: 07 December 2010 at 10:04am
Assalamu alaika Matt Browne.

Assalamu alaika Matt Browne.

If we could stop at what you said and differentiate between understanding the Universe as created by Allah and understanding our limitations in understanding what Allah created in its most beautiful and perfect form as explained and emphasized in the Book of Genesis Chapter 1 and in multiple verses of the Qur'an, we should congratulate the owners of this website. What is pertinent to us is to understand the harmony of the physical world under the control of Allah. Likewise we are suppose to reflect on this perfect harmony and that He cannot create us killing and oppressing one another. If we obey His Laws we shall also live in harmony.
As regard the ultimate origin of natural laws we used to wonder with our Professor of Gynaecology the orign of uterine contractions and that immediately after delivery they cease. Yet despite all these evidences Schmikbob is yet to denounce his agnosticism.
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Quote Friendship Replybullet Posted: 07 December 2010 at 10:12am
Assalamu alaika Matt browne.

Well, we shall wait for Schmikbob's reply. Probably he has never traveled outside his county. Islam has the largest available literature. On the exegesis of the holy Qur'an alone there are over 13 different fields of specialization. I have come across only one good commentary of the holy Bible.  
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Quote schmikbob Replybullet Posted: 07 December 2010 at 5:40pm
rememberallah,I don't get it, what reply are you waiting for?  As for agnosticism, you have yet to write anything compelling that would influence me in the slightest.
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Quote Matt Browne Replybullet Posted: 09 December 2010 at 10:25am
Friendship, I think there is a spiritual understanding of the Universe and a scientific one. The latter talks about how. The first about why. Both the Quran and the Bible contain parables, myths and legends, such as Adam and Eve or the Night Journey. We should try to understand the deeper spiritual meanings.

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Quote Friendship Replybullet Posted: 09 December 2010 at 11:58am
Assalamu alaika Matt Browne.


Indeed understanding the deeper spiritual meaning of our covenant with our creator is very important. Look at the story of Prophet Moses- a child thrown into the sea but saved by Allah, incident of the crossing of the Red sea, the drowning of Phroah, the provision of protein (quails), carbohydrate (manna) and clouds by Allah, the smoke and the shaking of mount sinai. Instead of understanding our common background and that we are brothers we prefer to kill, maim each other and make the living impoverished. Science and Allah cannot be separated. It was the Christian Roman Empire that brought all this problem in defining wrongly what Jesus came with.
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