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Islam and Pluralism (30 Jul 2019 NewAgeIslam.Com)




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  • Quran is simple, hate every other things and being other than Muslims and its history 
    Quran is also simple to tell how to use hypo racy among who are not Muslim and not part of Muslims history 

    By Aayina - 8/2/2019 3:39:18 PM



  • Hats Off has told many lies about me before and has never had the decency to apologize. Now he comes up with even more lies. Can he give even a single example of my being  "willing to run with the hares as well as he cases with the wolves." If he can't, he should admit that he is a liar.

    Does he want me to agree with him when he calls the Quran a book of hatred against pagans, jews, idol worshipers, polytheists and other religions? If he does, he is more moronic than I thought.

     He reveals his sour grapes attitude when he keeps questioning the legitimacy of my American citizenship. He thinks the only way to be a good American citizen is by kissing Trumps behind! 

    Also, he should present evidence of my willingness to  do anything for greenbacks and lie through my teeth to support jew hatred, hindu hatred and kuffar hatred. I have never seen anyone lie so unashamedly.

    His hatred for CAIR and Omar and Tlaib has no  basis in facts but he continues to spew it because he has no valid arguments to make. As I have said before, he is a habitual liar and a disgraceful hate merchant.
     

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 8/1/2019 11:10:33 PM



  • mr ghulam mohuyiddin has absolutely no honesty, no integrity, no loyalties, no conscience and absolutely no shame.

    he is the one who is as willing to run with the hares as well as he cases with the wolves.

    his shameless deceit and lies regarding the hatred of a "holy" book against pagans, jews, idol worshipers, polytheists and other religions is even worse that the hatred immortalized in the pages of a holy book.

    he is willing to sabotage the western society into which he crawled on his knees, lied during his oath of citizenship and he stands with goons and hoodlums of CAIR whose declared aim is to sabotage the "miserable" western society and casts his lot with treacherous slime such as omar and tlaib.

    he will do anything for greenbacks and lie through his teeth to support jew hatred, hindu hatred and kuffar hatred.

    By hats off! - 8/1/2019 5:11:20 PM



  • Hats Off's ugly hate war against Islam continues to adorn the pages of this supposedly progressive Muslim website. It is sad that we have to put up with this.


    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 8/1/2019 12:07:59 AM



  • Hats off says, "islam is basically hatred of those who do not convert to islam. the entire book drips with hatred of jews, atheists, pagans, idol worshippers and polytheists. no self respectin jew, christian, pagan or idol worshipper can ever accept that islam is tolerant."
    Do not speak about Duniya. But Islam will be Intolerant towards pagans in the Herafter. This cannot be rejected except by" peacemakers" 

    By Ravi - 7/31/2019 10:24:00 PM



  • Hadith refers Christians and Jews to be people of Scriptures. The following is the extract: And Ibn 'Abbas narrated: Abu Sufyan bin Harb told me that Heraclius called for his translator and then asked for the letter of the Prophet (ﷺ), and the former read it (thus): "In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Merciful. (This letter is) from Muhammad bin 'Abdullah, to Heraclius. "...O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians): Come to a word that is just between us and you that we worship none but Allah..." (V.3:64) وَقَالَ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ أَخْبَرَنِي أَبُو سُفْيَانَ بْنُ حَرْبٍ، أَنَّ هِرَقْلَ، دَعَا تَرْجُمَانَهُ، ثُمَّ دَعَا بِكِتَابِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَرَأَهُ ‏"‏ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ مِنْ مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ إِلَى هِرَقْلَ، وَ‏{‏يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ تَعَالَوْا إِلَى كَلِمَةٍ سَوَاءٍ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكُمْ ‏}‏‏"‏ الآيَةَ‏.‏ The extract above is from Sahih al-Bukhari 7541, book 97, hadith 166, vol 1, book 93, hadith 631. If hadith were very against Jews and Christians, why should the phrase, people of the Scripture..Jews and Christians, be mentioned in this hadith verse. From all the extracts above, it is obvious that there is no reason why Muslims should promote hatred against Christians and Jews and treat them as if they are evil and not the people of the Scriptures.
    By zuma - 7/31/2019 5:53:45 PM



  • Hadith calls Muslims to be the friends of Christians. The following is the extract: Yahya related to me from Malik from Thawr ibn Zayd ad-Dili that Abdullah ibn Abbas was asked about animals slaughtered by the Christian Arabs. He said, "There is no harm in them," but he recited this ayat, "Whoever takes them as friends is from them." (Sura 5 ayat 54). وَحَدَّثَنِي عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ ثَوْرِ بْنِ زَيْدٍ الدِّيلِيِّ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، أَنَّهُ سُئِلَ عَنْ ذَبَائِحِ، نَصَارَى الْعَرَبِ فَقَالَ لاَ بَأْسَ بِهَا وَتَلاَ هَذِهِ الآيَةَ ‏{‏وَمَنْ يَتَوَلَّهُمْ مِنْكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْهُمْ ‏}‏‏.‏ The extract above is from book 24, hadith 5, book 24, hadith 1049. If Hadith is very against Christians and to curse them to hell, why should the phrase, Christian Arabs..There is no harm in them..Whoever takes them as friends is from them, be mentioned in this hadith verse? Instead, hadith verse should condemn Muslims to make friends with Christians if Muslims in the past hated Christians the most.
    By zuma - 7/31/2019 5:40:29 PM



  • islam is basically hatred of those who do not convert to islam. the entire book drips with hatred of jews, atheists, pagans, idol worshippers and polytheists. no self respectin jew, christian, pagan or idol worshipper can ever accept that islam is tolerant.

    there are unambiguous verses that exhort believers to shun these non belivers, kill them wherever they are found and to confiscate their property for mal e ghanimat and their women as left hand posessions.

    sugarcoating does not help. it just proves the point.

    this universal hatred was in part responsible for the fierceness with which entire cotinents were turned into islam.

    By hats off! - 7/31/2019 5:36:41 PM



  • Hadith never condemns Christians. The following is the extracted hadith verse: Narrated `Umar: I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying, "Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary, for I am only a Slave. So, call me the Slave of Allah and His Apostle." حَدَّثَنَا الْحُمَيْدِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ الزُّهْرِيَّ، يَقُولُ أَخْبَرَنِي عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، سَمِعَ عُمَرَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ يَقُولُ عَلَى الْمِنْبَرِ سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ ‏ "‏ لاَ تُطْرُونِي كَمَا أَطْرَتِ النَّصَارَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ، فَإِنَّمَا أَنَا عَبْدُهُ، فَقُولُوا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولُهُ ‏"‏‏.‏ The above is the extract from Sahih al-Bukhari 3445, book 60, hadith 115, vol 4, book 55, hadith 654. If Prophet was very against Christians, he would be angry with those people to place or to comment him with second class people. Yet he mentioned in this hadith verse that 'Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary. As the Prophet did not condemn those people who prasing him as Christians praised the son of Mary, it implies the prophet was never against Christians.
    By zuma - 7/31/2019 5:27:51 PM



  • Hadith mentions vividly that Allah will save Muslims, Jews and Christians.  The following is the extract:

    Abu Musa' reported that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said:

    When it will be the Day of Resurrection Allah would deliver to every Muslim a Jew or a Christian and say: That is your rescue from Hell-Fire.
    دَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو أُسَامَةَ، عَنْ طَلْحَةَ بْنِ يَحْيَى، عَنْ أَبِي، بُرْدَةَ عَنْ أَبِي مُوسَى، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ إِذَا كَانَ يَوْمُ الْقِيَامَةِ دَفَعَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِلَى كُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ يَهُودِيًّا أَوْ نَصْرَانِيًّا فَيَقُولُ هَذَا فَكَاكُكَ مِنَ النَّارِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
    The above extract is from Sahih Muslim 2767 a, book 50, hadith 57, book 37, hadith 6665.  If Allah will condemn Jews and Christians to hell, why should the phrase, the Day of Resurrection Allah would deliver to every Muslim or Jew or a Christian and say..That is your rescue from Hell-Fire, be mentioned in this hadith?  If Allah is very against Christians and Jews, he should leave them in hell instead of rescuing them from Hell-Fire.  The phrase, Allah..deliver every Muslim a Jew or a Christian..rescue from Hell-Fire, in this hadith verse obviously gives the clue that he will save them and that includes Muslims also.  As Allah will save even Jews and Christians, why do you so particularly about them even though they believe in Allah too?

    By zuma - 7/31/2019 5:19:23 PM



  • I am also against another distorted truth that you mentioned Christians and Jews fought against Muslims due to they distorted the verses of Torah.  None of the Quran and hadith mention they fought against Muslims due to they distorted the verses of Torah.  If you can find one verse from these two, please enlighten us and quote them to us for your supporting twisted truth.  
    Al-Ma'idah (The Table Spread) - 5:82 
    لَتَجِدَنَّ أَشَدَّ النَّاسِ عَدَاوَةً لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ الْيَهُودَ وَالَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُواْ وَلَتَجِدَنَّ أَقْرَبَهُمْ مَّوَدَّةً لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ الَّذِينَ قَالُوَاْ إِنَّا نَصَارَى ذَلِكَ بِأَنَّ مِنْهُمْ قِسِّيسِينَ وَرُهْبَانًا وَأَنَّهُمْ لاَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ (5:82)

    Basit -   Hussari -   Minshawi -  f

    Latajidanna ashadda alnnasi AAadawatan lillatheena amanoo alyahooda waallatheena ashrakoo walatajidanna aqrabahum mawaddatan lillatheena amanoo allatheena qaloo inna nasara thalika bianna minhum qisseeseena waruhbanan waannahum layastakbiroona

    Topics discussed in this Verse: 
    [Compassion and Mercy in their hearts:love for the Believers] [Jews:enmity of] [Kabah] [Monasticism of Christians] [Pagans and polytheists:enmity to Believers] [People of the Book:relationship to Muslims]

    5:82 (Asad) Thou wilt surely find that, of all people, the most hostile to those who believe [in this divine writ] are the Jews as well as those who are bent on ascribing divinity to aught beside God; and thou wilt surely find that, of all people, [96] they who say, "Behold, we are Christians," come closest to feeling affection for those who believe [in this divine writ]: this is so because there are priests and monks among them, and because these are not given to arrogance.  -  

    The above is the extract from Quran 5:82.  
    If the Jews and Christians were those so bad that they distorted the teaching of Torah and fought against Muslims, Quran should condemn them for their act and there is no reason why the phrase, the Jews as well as those ..who say.. 'We are Christians'..these are not given to arrogance, to be mentioned in Quran 5:82.  The reason is Quran 5:82 should condemn them to be arrogant that they fought against Muslims due to their evil act in distorting the teaching of Torah, if they were so bad that they fought them because of their these evil acts.  As Quran did not condemn them since the phrase, these are not given to arrogance, in this verse implies Quran is not against them, there is no reason to assume they were those who fought against Muslims.  Instead, those who fought against Muslims were those who worshipped idols and yet their idols were destroyed by some Muslim extremists and that frustrated them to have the hatred against them and to begin their intolerant battle against Muslims.

    By zuma - 7/31/2019 5:04:48 PM



  • Zuma sb,
    Please read my comment properly then respond. 
    I am here to hear you. 
    Who said, "all the Christans and Jews are misguided?" 
    I just translated the meaning of waladdallin which is a general command used for all those who are misguided. 
    They could be from among the so-called Muslims, non-Muslims or so-called Mushrikin. 
    But is it your understanding ability that you applied it to
    those Christians and Jews who had believed?

    By GGS - 7/31/2019 10:59:43 AM



  • Please reply the following questions:
    Any Muslim who disbelives the Last Prophet is believer or disbeliever?
    What do you think of those believing in Trinity?
     What do you think about the Christians and Jews who disbelieve the Last Prophet (peace be upon him)? 
    Why did some Jews develop حسد against the Last Prophet and why is it that the same Hasad is seen in writings of those who support those Hasidin Jews living in times of the Last Prophet (peace be upon him)?

    By GGS - 7/31/2019 10:47:30 AM



  • Extremely Selective nature! 
    To go in depth, translations will never help you. 
    Tafsirs or Translations are not the words of God but they are the understanding of mufassir or translators.

    By GGS - 7/31/2019 10:35:59 AM



  • Zuma sb, do you think theses verses mentioned in your comment are not known to Saudis?
    By GGS - 7/31/2019 10:24:54 AM



  • Quran 2:87 should never be a verse to condemn Christians and Jews.  Let's meditate the verse below:
    “And indeed We gave unto Moses the Book and caused a succession of messengers to follow him. And We gave Jesus son of Mary clear proofs, and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit. Is it not so that whenever a messenger brought you something your souls did not desire, you waxed arrogant, and some you denied and some you slew?” (2:87)
    The phrase, We gave Moses the book..And we gave Jesus..some you stoned and some you slew, as mentioned here should never refer to the acts of Christians and Jews in the past, since Jews and Christians could never stone Moses and Jesus, especially they were the followers of them. .

    By zuma - 7/31/2019 9:01:42 AM



  • If Quran is a book to be against Christians and Jews, why should Quran 5:82 not condemn them? Chapter 5 The Table Spread سورة المائدة - Al-Maeda: Verse 82 لَتَجِدَنَّ أَشَدَّ النَّاسِ عَدَاوَةً لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا الْيَهُودَ وَالَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُوا ۖ وَلَتَجِدَنَّ أَقْرَبَهُمْ مَوَدَّةً لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا الَّذِينَ قَالُوا إِنَّا نَصَارَىٰ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ مِنْهُمْ قِسِّيسِينَ وَرُهْبَانًا وَأَنَّهُمْ لَا يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the believers wilt thou find those who say, "We are Christians": because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant. The phrase, believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans..say..We are Christians.. these are devoted to learning..they are not arrogant, as mentioned above, implies Quran does not condemn Jews and Christians who are devoted in learning and even proclaim they are Christians. If Quran condemns them, why should the above phrase mention they are not arrogant? Quran should condemn these people to be arrogant if it condemns them, since they are not to Muslims. As the above verse does not condemn them, it implies the Quran accepts them. Is it true to comment that Quran dislike the act of Jews and Christians to distort the Quran and to condemn them? Chapter 60 She that is to be examined سورة الممتحنة - Al-Mumtahina: Verse 1 بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا عَدُوِّي وَعَدُوَّكُمْ أَوْلِيَاءَ تُلْقُونَ إِلَيْهِمْ بِالْمَوَدَّةِ وَقَدْ كَفَرُوا بِمَا جَاءَكُمْ مِنَ الْحَقِّ يُخْرِجُونَ الرَّسُولَ وَإِيَّاكُمْ ۙ أَنْ تُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ رَبِّكُمْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ خَرَجْتُمْ جِهَادًا فِي سَبِيلِي وَابْتِغَاءَ مَرْضَاتِي ۚ تُسِرُّونَ إِلَيْهِمْ بِالْمَوَدَّةِ وَأَنَا أَعْلَمُ بِمَا أَخْفَيْتُمْ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُمْ ۚ وَمَنْ يَفْعَلْهُ مِنْكُمْ فَقَدْ ضَلَّ سَوَاءَ السَّبِيلِ O ye who believe! Take not my enemies and yours as friends (or protectors),- offering them (your) love, even though they have rejected the Truth that has come to you, and have (on the contrary) driven out the Prophet and yourselves (from your homes), (simply) because ye believe in Allah your Lord! If ye have come out to strive in My Way and to seek My Good Pleasure, (take them not as friends), holding secret converse of love (and friendship) with them: for I know full well all that ye conceal and all that ye reveal. And any of you that does this has strayed from the Straight Path. The phrase, offering them (your) love..even though they have rejected the Truth has come to you, as mentioned in Quran 60:1 implies Muslims should offer their love to those whom Muslims have treated as enemies. Even if Muslims would treat Christians as Jews as their enemies, Quran 60:1 demands Muslims to love them even though they have rejected the truth. Thus, there is no reason why they should be against them, even if they do not treat them as part of them. Quran does not promote hatred, but love in the society. There is no way for anyone to abuse Quran to promote hatred.
    By zuma - 7/31/2019 8:48:33 AM



  • Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi,
    The following is the extract from your statement:
    Saudis distribute translations which interpret the Quranic words “wa ladhdhallin” as Christians and Jews, while the address of the Quran is general for all those who are misguided but Saudis make it specific for Christians and Jews.
    If the word, wa ladhdhallin, has to be interpreted as all those who are misguided but Saudis make it specific for Christians and Jews, let's replace the phrase, Jewish (Scriptures)..Christians and Sabians, with the phrase, those who are misguided, as follows:
    إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَالَّذِينَ هَادُوا وَالنَّصَارَىٰ وَالصَّابِئِينَ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا فَلَهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ وَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ
    After the replacement, the interpretation for Quran 2:62 would turn up to be as follows:
    Those who are misguided,- any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
    The phrase, those who are misguided - any who believe in Allah and the last day and work righteous deed, as mentioned in this verse can refer to those, who are misguided to other religions, i.e. Christians, Jews and etc., believe in Allah and the last day and work righteous deeds, shall have peace and will not be grieved.  If you would assume these people who are misguided to other religions would end up in hell, they would suffer grief.  As this verse implies they would not be grieved, it implies they would be in paradise, since it is a place they would never be grieved.  No matter how you twist and turn and replace the phrase to those who are misguided, the interpretation would still turn up those who are misguided to other religions will be in paradise as long as they believe in Allah and work righteous deeds. Still Christians, Jews and Hindus who are misguided yet can enter into paradise.
    No matter how you twist the Quran, Allah has promised the misguided people to paradise as long as they believe in Allah and work righteous deeds.

    By zuma - 7/31/2019 8:19:50 AM



  • “As Muslims, we cannot generalize, and put all Jews and Christians in the same box ‘because the Qur’an is critical of them’. In fact we should be the last to generalize and stereotype a whole religion and group of people, much the same way we don’t want to be stereotyped. (Remember the golden rule?)”

    Doesn't this paragraph mean we can generalize some Jews and Christians, if not all of them.

    Who are these some Jews and Christians?

    Saudis distribute translations which interpret the Quranic words “wa ladhdhallin” as Christians and Jews, while the address of the Quran is general for all those who are misguided but Saudis make it specific for Christians and Jews.

    A very progressive and rational scholar asked me the same question to check my opinion.

    I am not able to present my opinion to him for the reason that he himself is a scholar and the subject is extremely comprehensive. For this we need to take into consideration all verses which speak of what is the path of misguidance and then can reach the actual meaning of what is meant by “….wa ladhdhallin….”    

    To purely understand this verse, we also need to make our mind free from the notion of peace, hatred, or anything else which does not let us reach the divine meaning. If we preconceive the idea of hatred or peace, we cannot reach the actual meaning of divine statement. Thus we should understand the Quran, making our mind from preconceived thoughts. Actually very often we select some topics in advance and try to justify them, as if we were making forceful arguments.

    Some verses of the Quran praise the Christians and Jews who believed in God, Hazrat Moses (peace be upon him) and all other Prophets. These verses are selectively used by the human rights activists.

    Some verses of the Quran dislike the acts the Christians who distorted their religion, and Jews who distorted their own religion and when God sent other prophets to correct their distortion, they killed those Prophets sent to them. The Quran also refers to the state of the People of the Book who were impatiently waiting for the Last Prophet and that when he came, they denied because of their envious attitude. Verses refer to their status that for their business purpose, they used to distort the verses of Torah and changed the meaning of the praiseworthy words used for the Last Prophet.

    One verse as an example,

    “So woe unto those who write the book with their hands, then say, “This is from God,” that they may sell it for a paltry price. So woe unto them for what their hands have written and woe unto them for what they earn.” (2:79)

    These (from among the People of the Book) were those whose hearts had hardened, as the Quran says,

    “Then your hearts hardened thereafter, being like stones or harder still. For indeed among stones are those from which streams gush forth, and indeed among them are those that split and water issues from them, and indeed among them are those that crash down from the fear of God. And God is not heedless of what you do”. (2:74)

    They were those who broke the covenant killed their own people, as the Quran says, “And when We made a covenant with you, “Do not shed the blood of your own, and do not expel your own from your homes.” Then you ratified it, bearing witness.” (2:84)

     “And indeed We gave unto Moses the Book and caused a succession of messengers to follow him. And We gave Jesus son of Mary clear proofs, and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit. Is it not so that whenever a messenger brought you something your souls did not desire, you waxed arrogant, and some you denied and some you slew?” (2:87)

    They were those who used to recognize the Last Prophet as they had read in Their Scripture. They used to seek help from Allah through the waseela of the Last Prophet (yet to come) but when he came, they did not believe, as the Quran refers to this, “And when there came to them a Book from God, confirming that which they had with them—and aforetime they used to ask for victory over those who disbelieve—so when there came to them that which they recognized, they disbelieved in him. So may the curse of God be upon the disbelievers.” (2:89). those who disbelieved in the last Prophet after he came to Arabs, are referred to as disbelievers here in this verse.

    The significant point to note is that selective attitudes are used when speaking of the Quranic treatment of the People of the Book. Human rights activists use their selective nature and others use their selective nature to deal with the People of the Book as the ones condemned in the verses above.

    According to Human Rights Activists, all People of Book have not been condemned in the Quran.

    According to Ulama and scholars, there were some people of the Book who were disliked due the reasons mentioned in the Quran.

    Both the groups blame each other.

    I have recently seen a quote used in an article in which Maulana Shafi from Deobandi school of thought does tafsir of the verse “Not of those who have incurred your wrath, nor of those who have gone astray (wa ladhdhallin).”

    He says, “Those who have incurred Allah's wrath are the people, who inspite of being quite familiar with the commandments of Allah willfully go against them out of a calculated perversity or in the service of their desires, or, in other words, who are deficient in obeying divine injunctions. This, for example, was the general condition of the Jews who were ready to sacrifice their religion for the sake of a petty worldly gain, and used to insult and sometimes even to kill their prophets.

    “As for (those who go astray), they are the people who, out of ignorance or lack of thought, go beyond the limits appointed by Allah, and indulge in excess and exaggeration in religious matters. This, for example, has generally been the error of the Christians who exceeded the limits in their reverence for a prophet and turned him into a god. On the one hand, there is the rebelliousness of the Jews who not only refused to listen to the prophets of Allah but went on to kill them; on the other hand, there is the excessive zeal of the Christians who deified a prophet.

    “Thus, the essential meaning of the verse is that, in praying for the straight path, we do not ask for the path of those who are the slaves of their desires, perverse in thought and action, and deficient in performing their religious obligations, nor the path of those who are ignorant or unmindful or misled, and indulge in excess and exaggeration in religious matters, but wish for a path between these two extremes, which inclines neither towards excess nor towards deficiency, and which is as free of the promptings of desires as of doubts and confusions and of erroneous beliefs.

    “In short, the prayer for the straight path is the essence of the Surah Al-Fatihah. Since knowing and following the straight path is the real knowledge and the real achievement in this mortal world, a mistake in picking it up right takes peoples and nations to ruins; otherwise, there are even non-Muslims who claim to be seeking God and undertake stupendous labours to attain this end. The Holy Quran has, therefore, defined the straight path so explicitly from a positive as well as eliminative point of view.”

    Such interpretation is very common in all sects of Muslims, Deobani, Barelvi, Salafi, Shia, to name a few.

    Now the readers should decide what should I do?


    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 7/31/2019 2:51:05 AM



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