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Assalamo Alaykom brother Hassan,
 
I read your interesting post. May Allah reward you heaven for your efforts. I just want to add few verses from Quran.

If a non-Muslim ask you about the fighting verses in Quran, you answer this is for those who begin hostilities against Muslims. This is called “self defense”. Allah (The Almighty God) said in Quran:
•   (2:190) Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! Allah loveth not aggressors.

And before Muslims are allowed to begin fighting (for self-defense), Muslims must first negotiate for peace, but if the non-Muslims disagreed, then I believe that every human on earth would agree that Muslims have every single right to self-defense.
•   (2:208) O believers, enter the peace, all of you, and follow not the steps of Satan; he is a manifest foe to you.

Therefor, the fighting verses you are asking for are examples of what’s happened to those who began fighting against Prophet Mohammad.

If non-Muslims don’t fight Muslims, then Muslims must deal with non-Muslims kindly and justly i.e. live together as neighbors and friends, work together to produce best quality products, protect them if they ask for protection, etc. Allah (The Almighty God) said in Quran:
•   (60:8) Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just.

Prophet Mohammad said:
•   Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day honor his neighbor.
•   Receiving your friend with a smile is a type of charity and putting some water in your neighbors bucket is a charity.
•   A man walking along a path felt very thirsty. Reaching a well he descended into it, drank his fill and came up. Then he saw a dog with its tongue hanging out, trying to lick up mud to quench its thirst. The man saw that the dog was feeling the same thirst as he had felt so he went down into the well again and filled his shoe with water and gave the dog a drink. Allah forgave his sins for this action. The Prophet was asked: Messenger of Allah, are we rewarded for kindness towards animals? He said, There is a reward for kindness to every living thing.


Therefore, it doesn’t make any sense at all that Prophet Mohammad wants Muslims to kill for no reason while on the other hand is promoting good conduct towards the neighbor and the dog. Also, it doesn't make any sense at all that if Satan helped Prophet Mohammad inventing the Quran to tell him to promote towards peace and charity!!!


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Dear Brian464,

I read the first few questions you have asked in this post, and I think that I may be able to help you (if God willing). Dr. Laurence Brown who converted to Islam few years ago wrote many articles concerning some of your questions. I would like to invite you to read this article and I think that you MAY find answers to your questions.

The Big Questions, Part III—The Need for Revelation

In the previous two parts of this series, we answered the two “big questions.” Who made us? God. Why are we here? To serve and worship Him. A third question naturally arose: “If our Creator made us to serve and worship Him, how do we do that?” In the previous article I suggested that the only way we can serve our Creator is through obeying His mandates, as conveyed through revelation.
But many people would question my assertion: Why does mankind need revelation? Isn’t it enough just to be good? Isn’t it enough for each of us to worship God in our own way?

Regarding the need for revelation, I would make the following points: In the first article of this series I pointed out that life is full of injustices, but our Creator is fair and just and He establishes justice not in this life, but in the afterlife. However, justice cannot be established without four things—a court (i.e., the Day of Judgment); a judge (i.e., the Creator); witnesses (i.e., men and women, angels, elements of creation); and a book of laws upon which to judge (i.e., revelation). Now, how can our Creator establish justice if He did not hold humankind to certain laws during their livetimes? It’s not possible. In that scenario, instead of justice, God would be dealing out injustice, for He would be punishing people for transgressions they had no way of knowing were crimes.
Why else do we need revelation? To begin with, without guidance mankind cannot even agree on social and economic issues, politics, laws, etc. So how can we ever agree on God? Secondly, nobody writes the user manual better than the one who made the product. God is the Creator, we are creation, and nobody knows the overall scheme of creation better than the Creator. Are employees allowed to design their own job descriptions, duties and compensation packages as they see fit? Are we citizens allowed to write our own laws? No? Well then, why should we be allowed to write our own religions? If history has taught us anything, it is the tragedies that result when mankind follows its caprice. How many who have claimed to banner of free thought have designed religions that committed themselves and their followers to nightmares on Earth and damnation in the hereafter?

So why isn’t it enough just to be good? And why isn’t it enough for each of us to worship God in our own way? To begin with, peoples’ definitions of “good” differ. For some it is high morals and clean living, for others it is madness and mayhem. Similarly, concepts of how to serve and worship our Creator differ as well. More importantly and to the point, nobody can walk into a store or a restaurant and pay with a different currency than the merchant accepts. So it is with religion. If people want God to accept their servitude and worship, they have to pay in the currency God demands. And that currency is obedience to His revelation.
Imagine raising children in a home in which you have established “house rules.” Then, one day, one of your children tells you he or she has changed the rules, and is going to do things differently. How would you respond? More than likely, with the words, “You can take your new rules and go to Hell!” Well, think about it. We are
God’s creation, living in His universe under His rules, and “go to Hell” is very likely what God will say to any who presume to override His laws with their own.
Sincerity becomes an issue at this point. We should recognize that all pleasure is a gift from our Creator, and deserving of thanks. If given a gift, who uses the gift before giving thanks? And yet, many of us enjoy God’s gifts for a lifetime and never give thanks. Or give it late. The English poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, spoke of the irony of the distressed human appeal in The Cry of the Human:
And lips say “God be pitiful,” Who ne’er said, “God be praised.”
Should we not show good manners and thank our Creator for His gifts now, and subsequently for the rest of our lives? Don’t we owe Him that?
You answered “Yes.” You must have. Nobody will have read this far without being in agreement, but here’s the problem: Many of you answered “Yes,” knowing full well that your heart and mind does not wholly agree with the religions of your exposure. You agree we were created by a Creator. You struggle to understand Him. And you yearn to serve and worship Him in the manner He prescribes. But you don’t know how, and you don’t know where to look for the answers. And that, unfortunately, is not a subject that can be answered in an article. Unfortunately, that has to be addressed in a book, or maybe even in a series of books.
The good news is that I have written these books. I invite you to start with The Eighth Scroll. If you’ve liked what I’ve written here, you’ll love what I’ve written there.

The article is from: http://leveltruth.com/?p=72

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Salam brother Osama,

Isaiah (49:22-23) This is what    the Sovereign LORD says:     See, I will beckon          to the nations,     I will lift up my banner to the peoples; they will bring your sons

in their arms and carry your daughters on their hips. Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers.   They will    bow down   before you

with their faces      to the ground;    they will      lick      the dust   at your feet.    Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.

According to Islam, prostration is only allowed to Allah. Sobhan Allah; Allah “The Almighty” wants mankind ONLY to prostate to Him, while the Jewish wants mankind to prostrate to them    AND   lick the dust at their feet.

Brother Osama: I am thinking that this may have some connection to Quran “the Jewish says that Uzair is the son of Allah”.

Matt (5:17) Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

Brother Osama: can you please ask our friends the Christians of the reasons that they don’t obey Jesus? According to Matt (5:17), Jesus wants from Christians to “bow down      before the Jewish         with their faces             to the ground;   AND   to lick         the dust        at their       feet.

Thank you and best wishes,

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Salam bothers/sisters:

This is a proof from Quran that no one including Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) would know the whole meaning of Quran. Its complete interpretation will take place in the hereafter by Allah. 
 
(7:52) For We had certainly    sent unto them a Book,        based on knowledge,           which We explained in detail,- a guide and a mercy to all who believe.

(7:53) Do they just wait for the final fulfilment of the event?            On the day the event is finally fulfilled, those who disregarded it before will say:       "The messengers of our Lord did indeed bring true (tidings).         Have we no intercessors now to intercede on our behalf?                Or could we be sent back?        then should we behave differently from our behaviour in the past."             In fact they will have lost their souls,            and the things they invented           will leave them in the lurch.

هَلْ يَنظُرُونَ إِلَّا تَأْوِيلَهُۥ ۚ يَوْمَ يَأْتِى تَأْوِيلُهُۥ يَقُولُ ٱلَّذِينَ نَسُوهُ مِن قَبْلُ قَدْ جَآءَتْ رُسُلُ رَبِّنَا بِٱلْحَقِّ فَهَل لَّنَا مِن شُفَعَآءَ فَيَشْفَعُوا۟ لَنَآ أَوْ نُرَدُّ فَنَعْمَلَ غَيْرَ ٱلَّذِى كُنَّا نَعْمَلُ ۚ قَدْ خَسِرُوٓا۟ أَنفُسَهُمْ وَضَلَّ عَنْهُم مَّا كَانُوا۟ يَفْتَرُونَ

I hope this will help,
With great respect,

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Salam brother Osama,

I just want to bring to your attention the following regarding the sacrificed son of Abraham (pbuh):

•   Genesis (16:16) Abram was           eighty-six years old          when Hagar bore him Ishmael.

•   Genesis (21:5) Abraham was a       hundred years old            when his son Isaac was born to him

According to Genesis, Ishmael was 14 years older than Isaac.

•   Genesis (22:2) Then God said, “Take your son,          your only son,              whom you love—Isaac—            and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”

In this verse, Allah told Abraham to sacrifice his "ONLY SON", and Isaac is mentioned in this verse. This contradicts the other two verses because the ONLY SON Abraham would have at that time is Ishmael. So, it seems to me that someone added the word “Isaac” without paying attention to the age of the two boys.

There is another proof from Quran that the sacrificed son was Ishmael. I am not sure if you mentioned it in other articles. But, here it is just in case:

The angels told Abraham glad news.

•   (11:69) There came Our messengers to Abraham with glad tidings. They said, "Peace!" He answered, "Peace!" and hastened to entertain them with a roasted calf.

The angels told Abraham that they were sent against the people of Lut.

•   (11:70) But when he saw their hands went not towards the (meal), he felt some mistrust of them, and conceived a fear of them. They said: "Fear not: We have been sent against the people of Lut."

The angles told the wife of Abraham that she will give birth to Isaac, who will have a son Jacob. Please note that at the begging of the verse, Allah said that she was standing “nearby”. Therefore Abraham heard what they told her. Therefore, Abraham knew that his son Isaac would live until he begets Jacob.

•   His wife who was standing   "nearby",    smiled and so We gave her the glad news that       she would give birth to Isaac who would have a son, Jacob.

Allah told Abraham to sacrifice his son. If the son that Allah told him to sacrifice was Isaac, how then he will beget Jacob. Abraham was not aware that Allah is only testing him. Therefore, it’s a crystal clear that the sacrificed son was Ishmael.

Last but not least, may Allah bless our beloved Prophet Isaac and grant him the highest level in heaven with our beloved Prophet Mohammad.

Your efforts are very much appreciated,
With great respect,

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Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said:

•   Powerful is not he who knocks the other down, indeed powerful is he who controls himself in a fit of anger
•   Fear Allah wherever you are, do good deeds after doing bad ones, the former will wipe out the latter, and behave decently towards people
•   The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character
•   The believers with the most perfect faith are those with the most perfect conduct and manners. And the best ones amongst you are those who are best to their families
•   Among the things that people have found from the words of the previous prophets was: If you feel no shame, then do as you wish
•   Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day either speak good or be silent
•   On the Day of Resurrection, nothing will be heavier in the scale (of good deeds) of the believer than good conduct
•   None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself
•   Allah has no mercy on one who has no mercy for others
•   Allah is more loving and kinder than a mother to her dear child
•   Allah hates the one who swears and hurls obscenities
•   Allah does not judge according to your bodies and appearances but He scans your hearts and looks into your deeds
•   On every person’s joints or small bones (i.e. fingers and toes), there is charity every day the sun rises. Doing justice between two people is charity; assisting a man to mount his animal, or lifting up his belongings onto it is charity; a good word is charity; every step you take towards prayer is charity; and removing harmful things from pathways is charity
•   Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day honor his neighbor
•   Receiving your friend with a smile is a type of charity and putting some water in your neighbors bucket is a charity
•   He who eats his fill while his neighbor goes without food is not a believer
•   The best of you are those who are the best to their women
•   A man walking along a path felt very thirsty. Reaching a well he descended into it, drank his fill and came up. Then he saw a dog with its tongue hanging out, trying to lick up mud to quench its thirst. The man saw that the dog was feeling the same thirst as he had felt so he went down into the well again and filled his shoe with water and gave the dog a drink. Allah forgave his sins for this action. The Prophet was asked: Messenger of God, are we rewarded for kindness towards animals? He said, There is a reward for kindness to every living thing
•   Be in this world as though you were a stranger or a traveler/wayfarer
•   O people! Spread (the greeting of) Salam, feed others, uphold the ties of kinship, and pray during the night when people are sleeping, and you will enter Paradise with Salam
Allah the Almighty has said: O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me, and hope in Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds in the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I shall forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with an earthful of sins and were you then to face Me, without having associated anything with Me, I shall grant you an earthful of pardon

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Salam Brother Osama,

The following article is from http://thecanadiancharger.com/page.php?id=5&a=2026

The truth about the 9/11 tragedy

Scott Stockdale
 
With the passing of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, Toronto author and journalist Barry Zwicker thinks we are getting closer to the truth about a seminal event in our lives.
During a recent presentation in Toronto, Mr. Zwicker said that as more and more facts become available, the official version of 9/11 becomes more and more unbelievable.
He cited a video entitled 9/11 A Conspiracy Theory, by James Corbett, of The Corbett Report, as “the tightest and brightest summary of 9/11.”
In the video, Mr. Corbett questions how the alleged hijackers could have flown four commercial airliners wildly off course for over an hour without being molested by a single fighter interceptor - especially when the protocol requires fighter jets to respond after a plane has been flying off course for five minutes.
Mr. Corbett also said that according to the official version of 9/11, a plane hit the Pentagon in the budget analyst office where Department of Defence staff were working on the mystery of the $2.3 trillion that Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had announced was “missing” from the Pentagon’s coffers, in a press conference the day before, on September 10, 2001.
It is one thing to perpetrate such monstrous acts as occurred on 9/11 in the United States; but convincing the public about an official narrative, which defies and omits so many facts, would be even more difficult. In his video, Mr. Corbett alludes to this point:
“Luckily, the news anchors knew who did it within minutes, the pundits knew within hours, the Administration knew within the day and the evidence literally fell into the FBI’s lap.”
Illustrating with the example of the September 12, 2001 Canada's National Post story entitled “Towers Designed to Withstand Plane Impact” Mr. Zwicker said the strategy for the 9/11 tragedy was preplanned and preplanted (in the media).
He questions how, about 12 hours after the tragedy, the National Post already knew who did it and the newspaper was able to quote an “expert” - in the above-mentioned article - who said that as the steel heats up it loses its strength and if it burns enough it melts, causing a domino effect.
Meanwhile, no steel structure building in history, before or since 9/11, has ever completely collapsed due to fire. However, this fact was not published by the National Post or any other mainstream media outlet.
Mr. Zwicker said that psychologically it's very difficult to overcome an initial story such as the one in the National Post – various versions of which were promulgated by the mainstream media around the world.
Moreover, he said that for the past 15 years there has been total censorship of any investigative reporting on 9/11 (in the mainstream media); and instead, on the 15th anniversary we see a deluge of poignant stories.
“A Toronto artist's 9/11 drawings entitled “A Testament to Survival”; a Toronto man who saved a person in the tower. These are probably all true, but they're so far from questioning the official story. They're a total distraction,” Mr. Zwicker said.
Previously, Mr. Zwicker referred to a two-day conference (September 10-11, 2016) entitled Justice in Focus, at the Great Hall, Cooper Union, in New York City, as an example of an event presenting facts to counter the official version of 9/11, that was totally blacked out by the mainstream media.  
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, NY State Legislative Action Project for 9/11 Justice, 9/11 Consensus Panel, 9/11 Truth Action Project were among those participating in event.
As part of the Justice in Focus event, we learned that after his Access to Information request to obtain the documents on the official investigation of 9/11 was ignored, attorney James Gory filed a law suit in Federal Court in New York and he received the documents.
Graeme MacQueen, professor emeritus in religious studies at Canada's McMaster University and the founder of the McMaster's Centre of Peace Studies in Canada and its War and Health programme, used these documents to do his own investigation.
Dr. MacQueen said he used these documents to prepare his own report, which includes testimony from 156 eyewitnesses to the 9/11 tragedy.
“My report includes testimony from 156 eyewitnesses; most used the word explosives. They themselves said “explosives” and they were U.S. government employees: employees with experience with explosives.”
Dr. MacQueen quotes two firefighters who were interviewed shortly after the destruction of the towers as saying “floor by floor starting popping, at regular intervals, moving down the building and tearing it apart. “
In one police officer's account in the official report, which he submitted to his superior officers, he described an explosion which “sucked the air out of your lungs.” Dr. MacQueen said this 14 year veteran of the police force had been trained in the U.S. Army on how to respond to explosives.
Among the other eyewitness reports, police officer Kruger, of the Port Authority, said in his testimony that while searching the floor, a big explosion knocked him off his feet.
Officer LeClair said in his testimony that an explosion blew him against a wall: “It was the distinctive sound of an explosion. The windows blew in, air went out. The rush of air sucked my lungs of air. It was negative blast pressure.”
Dr. MacQueen said 31 members of the Fire Department of New York used the term bomb. Moreover, they talked about explosions at regular intervals. He said these are not the natural explosions from a fire.
“None of the explosions that typically would be in a fire could have destroyed those buildings ... These explosives were synchronized and deliberate in nature,” Dr. MacQueen said.
Although all the U.S. Government agencies investigating 9/11 had access to the same information Dr. MacQueen used to make his report, Dr. MacQueen said the official 9/11 investigative report – all 935 pages – contains one sentence fragment about eyewitness accounts.
“FEMA and NIST did not mention eyewitnesses. They had access to the same information.”

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