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Quote Angel Replybullet Topic: My thoughts My view - part 2
    Posted: 03 September 2005 at 9:24am

Hello

I posted this almost a year ago on the old forum under the title - Please help me - and while it didn’t generate much help I am trying again. I have posted this here in “Discussions-islam for non muslims but I believe it should go into “Discussions-basics of islam” even then its still not the right forum, but since I seem to not have access anymore and want it open for ALL, here it is. Did thought of “General discussion” but this is more than general.

 

Also, I have pretty much posted as I did back then, I did edit a little but not much.

 

And also, I know that there is no scholars here

 

 

Hi All,

 

I’m wondering if anyone can help me in furthering my understanding and knowledge of Islam, I would like to have my questions and queries answered if they can, it seems they are being ignored and I stay in the area of wondering…

If anyone can help it would be appreciated because I can’t go on further, I’m left with my thoughts without no correction. But sometimes I have to wonder about the silence – is it that I am already correct in my thinking and understanding of certain verse of the qu’ran, because this is somewhat different I normally get responses or some kind of action if I am wrong.

I have moved on from basic understanding to a more intermediate understanding I believe.

I have placed all my relevant thoughts and posts about the issue under one thread so its all together for easier viewing. But it is mostly the post my thoughts and my views part 2 that is of concern here as I have proper references I believe are relevant and what my thoughts or my understandings are and along the way pose questions/queries.

Everything to me is legimite and sincere and truthful from my end, I feel some people do wonder and want to find out also. But for my own sake of knowledge I want something. I am trying to have an intellectual discussion from my end, I have laid everything out and is open. I don’t want any crap such as you’re only arguing for the sake of arguing or this is dumb or this is boring or entertainment purposes because all that is incorrect, I am serious here in searching the truth and in asking, in knowing, those that are long time regulars should know this of me.

 

As I have said before if anyone of you don’t know or can’t help me, then that is totally fine, all I ask is that you say so.

 

Israfil, since most of my posts are with you, they are still gathered because they contain important issues of mine, extra thoughts but you do not need to feel you need join because some of your points are there. It is up to you if you want to join in and help me. I am trying to put things together (if it can be) once and for all.

They are legit concerns, something that I believe should be enquired about.

 

There is a link to the old forum for some posts but I don’t think the link works so I have posted those posts beforehand before ‘my thoughts my view part 2’

 

Lets get started, read, ponder, ask others, come back and posts whatever you have.

Thank you in advance

 

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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 03 September 2005 at 9:25am
Topic: The Way Forward (4 of 16), Read 53 times
Conf: Discussions: General

From: Angel

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 01:11 AM

On 9/14/2004 9:15:00 PM, Israfil wrote:
>Let us
>not concern ourselves with
>labels because when it boils
>down to it even the most local
>gangs are terrorist we must as
>a priority to disassociate
>people with their own agendas
>from mainstream religions.

Sure I agree with that but what if one calls themselves something as in this case 'islamic terrorists' proclaim to follow the quran and proclaim to be muslim, then what ?
Are we just going to ignore it ?

As I have said many times before for muslims, if one proclaims to be muslim you ought to believe them, its in the quran is not ? And in a way islamic terrorists are fighting for islam so really you cannot denouce that either.
One says they are fighting for true islam and the other says they are also fighting for true islam, which is it, who is right ?
No one stands up to the terrorists and say to them they are wrong nor to the world.
If these terrorists are so wrong then somethings got to be done! But nothing is.

The answer that seems to float around its the west fault and its the US faults, and that they should pull out then the terrorists acts will stop, that is a load of crap. Sorry to say and I'm not enitrely excusing the US or the West, I own they got stuff to be blamed for.

Everytime this issue comes up I bring up the same and what is excepted of a muslim and it never gets refuted.
You can't say that not its islamic.

If the terrorists are so wrong and wrong about the quran, then do something!

You can't say that the media has got it wrong and others got it wrong when the terrorists proclaim otherwise.

Sure the terrorists maybe just a handful among the 1 billion other muslims but surely 1 billion can out do the terrorists if a mass demostration and action is against them (terrorists)

I can tell you now that if things are going the way it is then the terrorists will gain their islam.

While nothing gets done, the terrorists have won anyway and you know what they know it because they know what is prescribe in the quran and what fellow musims must do.

And another thing, how can those in proverty be terrorists they don't have the means to get arms.
The proverty get sucked in by the promise if they fight for islam they will have all the good in heaven, Jannah.

No, it is the well off people who are educated both in islam and qur'an.

It is those (terrorists) that are fighting for islam under the milltary guidence in the qu'ran.

If I am wrong then correct me.

I want to know why the many muslims who say that the islamic terrorists are wrong and yet do not fight them, are they (terrorists) not fighting against Islam ?
Aren't you suppose to be fighting for islam also ? fight those who fight against you.

I wonder what the Prophet would do ?


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Topic: The Way Forward (8 of 16), Read 47 times
Conf: Discussions: General

From: Angel

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2004 12:59 AM
Israfil, it doesn't matter what you and I think and nor what we think is right or wrong whether it comes from scriptures or not. What matters the most is what they the terrorists think and claim to be and claim what they do. They think they are fighting for islam, they believe they are being attacked and fought against so as the qur'an says fight those who fight you, the terrorists are doing that.
They are taking verses from the qu'ran and using it to justify there acts.
Sure there can never be any justification for their acts, I do not despute that, But nevertheless.
You and I can pull whatever out of scripture and say this and that is not correct in not supporting terrorists acts, they have it wrong but this is how it is instead, this is what scripture says and the terrorists are not so and so because of it. But in the end is that helping ??
The scriptures also have passages for fighting, don't they, sure innocents must not be hurt it says when in war but hey ! reality and life experiences tells otherwise, innocent women and children and men are going to be hurt and killed no matter what "any" scriptures says!

The rules of engagement are not always going to go according to plan as we like, I think we see that at the moment ;-) and the rules of engagement in scriptures are not going to go according to scriptures either. What if they other side doesn't use scripture, then what ?
Somewhere along the line when things don't go you'll have to make things up but that is innovation and we now what the qur'an says about innovation ;-) unless there is something I miss that is only for fighting and war only?

I think I've just given justifications for the terrorists, don't you think ? They fight for islam in a way, I think you would agree, no / yes ?

And about this revenge business, I think you have this eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth in the qur'an, right ?
Well I guess the mentality for the terrorists is you hurt my family I'll hurt your family despite many innocent not being involved.
Just look at Beslan, the terrorists didn't care about killing and hurting the children and women (except 1 terrorists but look where that got him) but look at how many the Russians killed our children and women, innocents on both sides, man!


To understand the terrorist (if we ever do) we need to understand where they are getting their justifications from to even start to combat them, going ahead and start hitting them with arms is one thing but you are really doing what they are doing and innocents will be in the crossfire, just look at Beslan.

I'll ask again, why is there no action taken against the terrorists from muslims ?

Oh I think I know what the answer is - there not muslim, muslims don't harm innocent people nor terrorise so we are not going to associate ourselves with them.
It's the same for Christians terrorists, oh they're not Christians they harm innocent people and destroy but they also claim to be Christians, just look at the KKK they were Christian.

But what do you do when they claim to profess they are muslim and heed the qu'ran and Muhammed is their example?

Sure don't apologise, I'm not asking you to but the terrorists are destroying what you believe is islam.

Where is the muslims' responsibility as a group / community in keeping the criminals from terrorising innocents and keeping the sacredness of life and peace.

It's a global effort and everyones responsibility whether you apologise or not, Israfil.
Anyway its not about apologising.



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Topic: The Way Forward (12 of 16), Read 37 times
Conf: Discussions: General

From: Angel

Date: Friday, September 17, 2004 06:36 AM

On 9/16/2004 5:13:00 PM, Israfil wrote:
>This is such a dumb forum I
>wish not to waste my time this
>time Angel not only have you
>showed yourself in coming up
>with things that seem opposite
>to your intelligence but you
>have really gone overboard in
>your own logic again most
>disappointing but then again
>the web is full of surprises

Fine, yes it is such a dumb forum, what was I thinking.
[ok, that was a bit overboard ;-)]


But hey, they are legitmite concerns and important issues too. If you want to teach people Islam, what it is and the right way of islam, then don't you think you need to tackle them ?
You can't just run away because you feel otherwise and if you do not have the knowledge/the study of it, then fine but stop shooting me down.

If you want to show me that I am wrong, then do so.
In fact I want to be wrong, but I feel otherwise.
I am just trying to find out the truth and why these islamic terrorists are using the qu'ran for their stuff.
Don't you want to know why also ?


I'm not over with this, I believe it is too important issue to just leave alone.


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Topic: The Way Forward (13 of 16), Read 30 times
Conf: Discussions: General

From: Angel

Date: Friday, September 17, 2004 06:49 AM

On 9/16/2004 8:17:00 AM, que wrote:
>We fight by exposing
>the truth, however, most
>people do not want to know the
>truth.

I want to know the truth, why do you think I ask the questions that I have posed :-)

By exposing the truth, you mean to the terrorist right, in showing them that they are wrong and you hold the truth of islam right ? Not to the rest of the world ?
Or do you mean the rest of the world ?

If the terrorists are wrong don't you think you need to teach them more so than the rest of the world. Because the way I see it, by exposing the islamic terrorists and showing them they are wrong according to qur'an, would automatically show the rest of the world that the you guys are correct and hold the true islam.
Generally that is how people work.

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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 03 September 2005 at 9:28am

Ah now my big post

My thoughts, My view – part 2

A disclaimer:
This essay is just my thoughts and I mean my thoughts even if it is similar or same as some others who may think like me,  I have
Jinfact some do anyway, on the matter, so no need to get all tense ok?  tried my best to use authoritive sources that muslims use highly instead of media and opinions of others. And I’ll probably get that well versed quote: it’s a bad translation and / or you don’t understand, well I think I pretty much understand a lot and besides I have used proper resources so initially it’s not a bad translations. I also believe the verses are self evident, oh then there’s the other quote, you need to know arabic to fully understand it all, well, perhaps I don’t understand it all then because I only have English to go by and if that is a problem then God / Allah has made a big mistake that its for all people.

As for my thoughts on Prophet Muhammed, I haven’t spoken about them as such (my thoughts) and I am not going to yet, so do not jump to conclusions on what I think.

My reason for writing this is to try and get an understanding of these so called Islamic terrorists and what they use as a justification for their actions. Yes I know that other religions have fanatics and extremists and whatever other whatnots but they are in no way in comparison to Islamic ones, in my opinion, most especially these days.

Along with the two posts in the way forward thread which is kinda a continuation of my thoughts from there using references. If you like click here to read post 4 of 15 and 8 of 15: The Way Forward


These terrorists want control and they will do that at any cost, they believe islam should be the only ruling party but their way, they believe outside forces are to blame for their problems (while I do believe in some respect that outside forces have contributed to it, to some small extent) but that is not entirely true, not when you get qu’ranic verses that I have provided below that do seem to advocate fighting and not just when they are being oppressed and in self defense. Even other muslims – moderate muslims who seem to have a differences of opinion also get oppressed, terrorized and killed, you can just see what is happening in Iraq most notably the new recruits into the Iraqi police force trying to help rebuild the country but instead they get pretty much a death sentence for no reason other then trying to help their country. Is that really God’s act ? Is that what God really wants ?

When one is faced with verses such as the few below, what is one suppose to think ? Are they not self evident and self explanatory ?

From: Sahih Bukhari:

Belief:
Volume 1, Book 2, Number 24:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle said: "I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives an property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah." “
Other version of Bukhari has:
“I have been ordered by God to fight with people till they bear testimony to the fact that there is no God but Allah and that Mohammed is his messenger, and that they establish prayer and pay Zakat (money). If they do it, their blood and their property are safe from me" (see Bukhari Vol. I, p. 13).

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 63:
Narrated Al-Bara:
A man whose face was covered with an iron mask (i.e. clad in armor) came to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall I fight or embrace Islam first? "The Prophet said, "Embrace Islam first and then fight." So he embraced Islam, and was martyred. Allah's Apostle said, A Little work, but a great reward. "(He did very little (after embracing Islam), but he will be rewarded in abundance)."

The Accession:
“ [8.12] When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.

http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/k/koran/koran-idx?type=DIV0& ;byte=267454

There are more, all you have to do is do your learning and search.
I think these few above speak quite clearly without deep explaination.

Yes yes, ok, I know there are verses in the Bible also but we are talking about Islam and terrorists who calls themselves muslim, here, not other groups and do you really think that is a justification for what is happening today ? Christians have pretty much put them behind them and not adovacate them, the church has learnt if they want to keep their followers they had to change.

People will find out for themselves these days anyway, you cannot stop the flow of information

From: Sahih Bukhari:
Volume 1, Book 2, Number 35:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "The person who participates in (Holy battles) in Allah's cause and nothing compels him to do so except belief in Allah and His Apostles, will be recompensed by Allah either with a reward, or booty (if he survives) or will be admitted to Paradise (if he is killed in the battle as a martyr). Had I not found it difficult for my followers, then I would not remain behind any sariya going for Jihad and I would have loved to be martyred in Allah's cause and then made alive, and then martyred and then made alive, and then again martyred in His cause."



Well we know that some terrorists call themselves muslim and has belief in Allah and they believe that they are being oppressed and/or their brothers and sisters are oppressed, so they do as the qu’ran says, they are going out in fighting those who fight against them. They believe the West is against them (well in a way yes) so they fight them. Are they really wrong then ? (Although I think this is a cop out, a lie for some to justify their actions so they wouldn’t get much blame among their peers) :

A verse that helps support:

From: Sahih Bukhari:
Volume 3, Book 43, Number 622:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever screened a Muslim, Allah will screen him on the Day of Resurrection . "


I guess greatly why the muslim leaders in the Middle East hold onto their brothers and not hand them over to the opposition to be prosecuted or the leaders to prosecute and bring justice to them for wrong doing on both muslims and non muslims.

The verse for self defense:

And fight in the Way of Allâh those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allâh likes not the transgressors. [This Verse is the first one that was revealed in connection with Jihâd, but it was supplemented by another (V.9:36)]. (Al-Baqarah 2:190 )

Verily, the number of months with Allâh is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allâh on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred, (i.e. the 1st, the 7th, the 11th and the 12th months of the Islâmic calendar). That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein, and fight against the Mushrikűn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh) collectively[], as they fight against you collectively. But know that Allâh is with those who are Al-Muttaqűn (the pious - see V.2:2). (At-Tawbah 9:36)


For the transgressing not the limits, well when you got the verses that I supplied above, where does the limit stop ? – when one is dead because they won’t submit to Allah and his messenger ? or because they have a slightly different view than what should be ?

I would love to believe there are limits but I have a hard time believing so, the qur’an or should I say Allah has mixed messages there, I really cannot believe this is God’s work let a lone words.
How can God advocate the killing of a people ? such as the Jews and as the qu’ran verse seems to mention:

From: Sahih Bukhari:
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 176:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "You (i.e. Muslims) will fight wi the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, 'O 'Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.' " “

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him." “
Sure….., that’s a blow to the Jews thinking that they will be treated with kindness, coming from the same line of monotheism along with Christianity – O’People of the book.


How is that teaching tolerance ?
Also this verse below from: http://www.al-bukhari.org/Chapter4.html

10. Inna allatheena kafaroo lan tughniya AAanhum amwaluhum wala awladuhum mina Allahi shayan waolaika hum waqoodu alnnari
Those people who have adopted the path of infidelity (Kufr), neither their wealth nor their offspring will benefit them against Allâh. They will become fuels of the Hell.

11. Kadabi ali firAAawna waallatheena min qablihim kaththaboo biayatina faakhathahumu Allahu bithunoobihim waAllahu shadeedu alAAiqabi
Their end will be like, as it has been of the companions of Fir'aun and of the disobedients before them that they denied the revelation (Ayât) of Allâh -- the consequence was that Allâh caught them for their sins and that Allâh is Severe in punishment.


Well that is plain not nice, is that suppose to be tolerance of another people ??

"Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the last day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and his apostle nor acknowledge the religion of truth of the people of the Book (the Jews and the Christians) until they pay the Jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued. Surat At-Tauba 9:29"

In the same suras:
"Fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem’

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I don’t know about you but slay means kill.

It is known that muslims, moderate muslims also get hurt, oppressed by Islamic terrorists, and it is also a duty for other muslims such as moderate muslims to fight these so called muslim terrorists, you also need to fight the oppressors that oppress you. And in the qur’an it seems a strong advice/order. In this case the same verse from above:


And fight in the Way of Allâh those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allâh likes not the transgressors. [This Verse is the first one that was revealed in connection with Jihâd, but it was supplemented by another (V.9:36)]. (Al-Baqarah 2:190 )

And from: http://www.al-bukhari.org/Chapter4.html

216. Kutiba AAalaykumu alqitalu wahuwa kurhun lakum waAAasa an takrahoo shayan wahuwa khayrun lakum waAAasa an tuhibboo shayan wahuwa sharrun lakum waAllahu yaAAlamu waantum la taAAlamoona
You have been commanded for a war (Jihâd) and you do not like it-- it may be that you dislike one thing and the same thing might be good for you. And it could be that you like one thing and the same might be bad for you. Allâh knows, you do not know. (R) 10


I’ve come to learn that there is different levels of Jihad, not just personal struggle and physical fighting But to stick with the issue at hand, I’ll provide the reference below: from: http://63.175.194.25/index.php?ln=eng which is: www.islam-qa.com

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
“Jihad is of various kinds, with one’s self, one's wealth, by making du’aa’, by teaching and guiding, by helping to do good in any way. The greatest form of jihad is jihad with one’s self (i.e., going oneself and fighting), followed by jihad with one's wealth, jihad by speaking out and guiding others. Da’wah is also part of jihad. But going out oneself to fight in jihad is the highest form.
(Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 7/334, 335)


Note the last bit, the hightest form of jihad, it seems to be above the fight with one self even thou is it the greatest form of jihad.
And we also have this from: www.islam-qa.com

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz said:
“We have previously explained on more than one occasion that jihad is fard kafaayah, not fard ‘ayn. All Muslims are enjoined to support their brothers with their selves (i.e., physically, by joining them), or with money, weapons, da’wah and advice. If enough of them go out (to fight), the rest are freed from sin, but if none of them do that then all of them are sinners.


I must admit majority of the explanation from islaam q&a.com regarding Jihad I agree with and wouldn’t rule it out.
Let’s continue.

In my search, I also came across something that makes deceiving another lawful which I thought was wrong:

‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab wrote to the commander of an army that he had sent out: “I have heard that some men among you look for kaafirs, then when they run to hide in difficult mountainous terrain they say, ‘Do not be afraid,’ then when they catch up with them they kill them. By the one in whose hand is my soul, if I hear that anyone has done that I will chop off his head.”
It was narrated that Abu Muslimah said: “ ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab said: ‘By the One in Whose hand is my soul, if any one of you were to point to the sky [i.e., a gesture to imply that he will not harm him] to make a mushrik come down to him and then kill him, I would kill him for that.’


And here is a verse in the qur’an which makes it alright to deceive, if I have the right understanding,, from Sahih Bukhari:

Volume 5, Book 59, Number 369:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:

Allah's Apostle said, "Who is willing to kill Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?" Thereupon Muhammad bin Maslama got up saying, "O Allah's Apostle! Would you like that I kill him?" The Prophet said, "Yes," Muhammad bin Maslama said, "Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Kab). "The Prophet said, "You may say it." Then Muhammad bin Maslama went to Kab and said, "That man (i.e. Muhammad demands Sadaqa (i.e. Zakat) from us, and he has troubled us, and I have come to borrow something from you." On that, Kab said, "By Allah, you will get tired of him!" Muhammad bin Maslama said, "Now as we have followed him, we do not want to leave him unless and until we see how his end is going to be. Now we want you to lend us a camel load or two of food." (Some difference between narrators about a camel load or two.) Kab said, "Yes, (I will lend you), but you should mortgage something to me." Muhammad bin Mas-lama and his companion said, "What do you want?" Ka'b replied, "Mortgage your women to me." They said, "How can we mortgage our women to you and you are the most handsome of the 'Arabs?" Ka'b said, "Then mortgage your sons to me." They said, "How can we mortgage our sons to you? Later they would be abused by the people's saying that so-and-so has been mortgaged for a camel load of food. That would cause us great disgrace, but we will mortgage our arms to you." Muhammad bin Maslama and his companion promised Kab that Muhammad would return to him. He came to Kab at night along with Kab's foster brother, Abu Na'ila. Kab invited them to come into his fort, and then he went down to them. His wife asked him, "Where are you going at this time?" Kab replied, "None but Muhammad bin Maslama and my (foster) brother Abu Na'ila have come." His wife said, "I hear a voice as if dropping blood is from him, Ka'b said. "They are none but my brother Muhammad bin Maslama and my foster brother Abu Naila. A generous man should respond to a call at night even if invited to be killed." Muhammad bin Maslama went with two men. (Some narrators mention the men as 'Abu bin Jabr. Al Harith bin Aus and Abbad bin Bishr). So Muhammad bin Maslama went in together with two men, and sail to them, "When Ka'b comes, I will touch his hair and smell it, and when you see that I have got hold of his head, strip him. I will let you smell his head." Kab bin Al-Ashraf came down to them wrapped in his clothes, and diffusing perfume. Muhammad bin Maslama said. " have never smelt a better scent than this. Ka'b replied. "I have got the best 'Arab women who know how to use the high class of perfume." Muhammad bin Maslama requested Ka'b "Will you allow me to smell your head?" Ka'b said, "Yes." Muhammad smelt it and made his companions smell it as well. Then he requested Ka'b again, "Will you let me (smell your head)?" Ka'b said, "Yes." When Muhammad got a strong hold of him, he said (to his companions), "Get at him!" So they killed him and went to the Prophet and informed him. (Abu Rafi) was killed after Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf."


This really has to make me think, for what because the guy hurt Allah ??
Since I haven’t came across this verse before perhaps I do have a misunderstanding, I just don’t get it get deceived and killed for hurting Allah, hurt how ? It’s totally wrong in my eyes.
Isn’t Allah Al-mighty and powerful and wise enough to not get hurt, especially by us mere humans ?


If I understood well this explanation mentions that tricks and deception is allowed to achieve your goals but not treachery. Sure…, that others deceive to achieve their goals but its not exactly for religious stake and I don’t nessecarily dispute deception in war, everyone does it but if its just for plainly to kill without proper justice then I’m against it.

Here is the section of explanation from: http://63.175.194.25/index.php?ln=eng which is: www.islam-qa.com :

Islam has forbidden treachery, and treachery is not one of the kinds of tricks and deception that are permitted in war.
This Islamic sharee’ah makes a distinction between the kinds of deceit that are permitted and that which involves treachery and breaks treaties.


I must underline the words ‘ “treachery” is NOT one of the tricks and deception that are permitted’ So this leaves me to think that deceit of wanting to kill a person because they may have said a bad thing about Allah or Muhammed then it is allowed.
Is this wrong in anybody’s eyes ? This is not just about denouncing a person nor banishing him from home but murdering him or her.

There is a verse that is troubling and it seems to take away the responsibility of a person, mentioning that it is Allah instead doing., so how can one be brought to blame and be accountable for his actions ? I really believed that you were accountable and no one else, in Islam.

The verse from:
http://www.salafipublications.com/sps/sbk/sahihalbukhari.cfm ?scn=dspbookfull&BookID=2

The accession:
8.17] So you did not slay them, but it was Allah Who slew them, and you did not smite when you smote (the enemy), but it was Allah Who smote, and that He might confer upon the believers a good gift from Himself; surely Allah is Hearing, Knowing.


8.65] O Prophet! urge the believers to war; if there are twenty patient ones of you they shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a hundred of you they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they are a people who do not understand.


So here we have some justifications for the so called Islamic terrorists, for the ones who do so in self defense – fight those who fight you and for those (which is about ALL muslims) who have orders to do so otherwise because Islam is only the one that should be ruling, religion of Truth, on earth.

So tell me, how can there be or one to believe islam is tolerance, peace among people, letting others live how they want to live, being equal, when faced with all this ?

And nowdays people are able to get information and read and learn for themselves about such things, there is not much control of information. And as they say in the library world, free flow of information is the right of the people, they have a right for information at their disposal, minus the private details of a person of course ;-).



I have found some interesting articles that I feel are highly recommended for the average muslim, which I also like. Just the links are provided, read them if you like.

Islamic Spirituality, the forgotten revolution by Abdal-Hakim Murad:
http://www.masud.co.uk/ISLAM/ahm/fgtnrevo.htm

Faith & Reason: Muslim terrorists embrace a very secular heresy,
The Prophet taught that to find the enemy of peace we must look inwards - not out at others
By Abdal Hakim Murad:
http://argument.independent.co.uk/low_res/story.jsp?story=51 6991&host=6&dir=140

A Time for Introspection.
"The worst enemies of Islam are from within", writes American convert scholar of Islam
by Hamza Yusuf:
http://www.islamfortoday.com/hamza01.htm

Monkey See, Monkey Do" - Not An Islamic Ideal:
http://www.muslim-answers.org/blog/2004/09/monkey-see-monkey -do-not-islamic-ideal.html#comments


While I agree to most of what is said in these above articles, only to some extent because alittle of it contradicts the verses above but nevertheless I brought them here to share with you guys :-)

See I’m not that bad afterall ;-)))))




An end disclaimers, I am not challenging anyone or even to prove back, I do not ask anyone to accept what I have talked about, you have your views and thoughts also and you are entitled to them. No matter what I brought of my thoughts here about this issue, I don’t denounce islam, never have nor peace loving friendly muslims - I just denounce the above and the next section of my essay.
I know there is some good things that islam offers :-), its seems its a matter of sifting thru the bad stuff.
In fact I like this verse that Muhammed mentions:

:[QURAN 4.94] "O you who believe! When you go to
war in Allah's way, make Investigation and do not say
to any one who offers you peace: "You are not a
believer". "Do you seek goods of this worlds life?
But with Allah there are abundant gains; you too were
such before, then Allah conferred a benifit on you:
Therefore make investigation: surly Allah is aware of
what you do.

I wish this would be but it seems that other verses counteract it :-(

:Allah's Apostle said, 'The best among you are those
who have the best manners and character.'


Islam does as any other religions does make sure it survives and proves others are false ;-)

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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 09 September 2005 at 1:46am

No one knows anything ? no one can help ?

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Quote ummziba Replybullet Posted: 09 September 2005 at 5:07am

Hi Angel,

Sorry, it is a lot to digest!  I would suggest that a good place to start would be for you to read some tafsir, especially of verses you have questions/confusion about.  This is a good site, and I believe the tafsir there (by ibn Kathir) is considered very sound:

www.tafsir.com

I would be happy to try to answer any individual or specific questions you have, but my poor "leaky" brain cannot tackle all your concerns at once.  Your above posts are gone from my head by the time I get to the third paragraph , sorry!  I wish I could be of more help.  I am more than willing to try to tackle one thing at a time.  Maybe someone else can be far more helpful.

I would at least offer this: investigate with an open heart and an open mind!  I do hope you find the answers you seek.

Peace, ummziba

 

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Originally posted by Angel

No one knows anything ? no one can help ?

 

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Quote Dayem Replybullet Posted: 10 September 2005 at 6:14am

Ummziba is kinda rite........, i dont think i hv read all u wrote very carefully, but only the verse of quran and footnotes u provided.

Volume 1, Book 2, Number 24"..."

Here fight may also mean to strive(Jihad), that is Prophet(PBUH) says that he will try or strive till they believe in Allah and his messenger.Sad, yes, the so called TERRORISTS will wrongly interpet  them.

But Quran should be seen as 100% truth and these hadith should be filtered."...And if one of you killed a man..(unjustly), it is like he has killed the whole humanity."-or words to these effect are in Quran.

The next Hadith and the verse u point were actually of time when a battle was in progress.

Next, u urself pointed with the title that it is SELF DEFENCE and not offence!Allah dont like transgressor, that is, he asked us not to kill those who r not fighting, but KILL those who have come to KILL us.Justice, aint it?Sure u r not going to give em tea who come to kill u?Also, these people hv not been nice with muslims, and till then muslim were asked to tolerate.

Yes u r rite.If u dont believe in One God and commit shirk, then u r going to burn in hell.Why?Because, if u dont believe in the God who created u, gave u shelter, etc,etc, and u insult Him, the outcome wont be nice, trust me.

"Fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem’ Ah, my fav. topic this.Firstly, this surah was revealed during the battle of badr.Secondly, did u read all the verse in this surah?Or were u toooooo engrosed in copying and pasting?Well, read again.When Allah asked the then muslim to fight, he says in another surah not to harm those who dont want to fight and ESCORT THEM TO SAFETY.Which army general would ask his soldier to show so much heart?Thats wat is in Quran.

Deceived:try to deceieve some one else.Any fool with two eyes will see tht it was an SPECIAL PERMISSION given by prophet(PBUH) to kill that person, who had commited lots of crime against muslim but was difficult to catch.

Last, the verse is about the battle of badr and Allah says that it was He who defeated the ary of pagan, so dont take credit, rather thank God.

I hope against hope u r satisfied.

Thanx,

Dayem bin Anwar.

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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 19 September 2005 at 8:33pm

Thanks Dayem and Ummziba,

ummziba, yes its a lot to digest and I don't expect you or anyone else to tackle it all at once  I did my research and put it together over days. So if you want to still go ahead with this... 

And I cannot get any specific other than what I have done, everything I have enquired and asked and what my understanding might be are all there  I cannot do any more.

I believe it is something for both muslims and non muslims to tackle and learn and try to understand why certain things are, why the so called islamic terrorists/extremists, (they do call themselves muslim and profess to follow the Prophet and God's law the qu'ran), are the way they are and do what they do. Is it really that "ALL" do have a misunderstanding of what true islam is ? What is true islam anyway - is it what the terrorists/extremists/fundamentalists say or is what the moderate (sorry have to use that word) muslims say it is ? 

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