"The first truth of true revelation is that it must be revealed in its entirety from the very beginning of creation for all of mankind."
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Read what a few ex-Muslim intellectuals have to say about Islam.|
They are only the few fortunate ones of the many who couldn't escape death for speaking out against Islam in countries like Pakistan, Iran, Eygpt, Bangladesh, etc.
"In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful."Sura. I:1
"Praise be to God, The Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds;" Sura. 1:2
The infliction of great suffering on un-believers and innocent creatures can hardly be deemed Merciful and Compassionate. Are they not His own creatures? Isn't it unjust of this God to create a world of non-Muslims and then call for their annihilation after almost five thousand years. Such cruelty to non-Muslims and innocent animals cannot be the work of a Merciful and Just God.
"Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgement. Thee do we worship, and thine aid we seek." Sura 1:3,4,5.
If all souls are created are they not all created innocent. Why do some suffer in poverty and some find pleasure in wealth? All souls, embodied as humans, and animals must be given the opportunity to find happiness. Only then can God be called Merciful and Compassionate. If God only renders his guidance to believers (Muslims) then why is there so much misery and war in the Islamic world.
Earthly justice would have been in total disaray and chaos if all criminals had to be judged on one particular day. Besides keeping them locked up until that day, would be infringing on the basic rights of these individuals. Similarly it would be unjust of God, who is All-wise, to judge all souls, from the beginning to the last day of creation, on one particular day.
"This is the book; in it is the guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear God; Who believe in the unseen, are steadfast in prayer, and spend out of what we have provided for them; and who believe in the Revelation sent to thee,and sent before thy time, and (in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter. They are on (true) guidance, from their Lord, and it is these who will prosper. As to those who reject Faith, it is the same to them whether thou warn them or do not warn them; they will not believe." Sura. 2:1-6
Obviously, there is no good in any other religions. Islam is 'true religion' of God and there is no necessity for a judgement day. For unbelievers a 'hell of blazing fire' is already a certainty and believers are already guaranteed paradise. But, if there is good in other religion then Islam is prejudicial.
It is total arrogance on the part of Allah to heap praise on His own book. Would it not have been praiseworthy had He not mentioned it? Since the pious are already treading the right path without intrinsic aid and the wicked are not directed by it, the Revelation of the Koran [more on the Koran]]
is of no use to either. If it is permissible to have faith in God, why do not the Muslims believe in the Bible in the same way as the Koran? If they do, why then the necessity for the Koran to be revealed?
"But give glad tidings to those who believe and work righteousness, that their portion is Gardens, beneath which rivers flow. Every time they are fed with fruits therefrom, they say: ?Why, this is what we were fed with before,? for they are given things in similitude; and they have therein companions pure (and holy); and they abide therein (for ever)." Sura 2:25
If it is argued that the Koran is more comprehensive than the Bible, it might be asked if God had forgotten to write anything in the latter book. If he did not then it was useless for Him to reveal the Koran. If God had sealed their hearts and their hearing and this leads them to commit sin, it would be God's fault. Since the human soul is restricted, it cannot be held responsible for its sinful or virtuous deeds as it is not free to act.
The Bible and Koran differ a little but yet three religions were born of them. Why? Were not there enough divisions among mankind already? It seemed as if this was the sole intent of this God of Abraham to create a world of pain and miseries for His devotees.
The paradise of the Muslims is in no respect better than this world, because many of the same things are obtainable here. The only exception is that men and women here die and are born again whilst in paradise they live forever. On earth there are daily struggles and passions for many things to pass time until death. Many would like to know how they will pass their days in paradise for all eternity? Since they shall enjoy wives then there is reason for procreation and as no one is ever leaving, what happens when their paradise becomes over crowded?
"Fight in the cause of God those who fight you...... And slay them wherever ye catch them; and turn them out where they have turned you out; ! For tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter.....but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith." Sura 2:190,19.
These kinds of intolerant teachings of the Koran promote violent and hateful attitudes that constantly prove fatal to society throughout the ages. This religion does indeed teach cruelty toward the non-Muslims and yet they boast of peace in Islam. They have always lived up to their religion in this respect. Many have lost their political supremacy while fighting for the cause of their God. Surely, these things cannot be right. If an ignorant person has abused us should we abuse him in return? God or His enlightened votaries can never teach such things, nor could they find in His word.
"..He forgiveth whom He pleaseth........." Sura 4:284
If God guides whom He pleases, He might be misleading others with whom He is not pleased. He alone can be called God and the altruistic teacher who impartially guides all.
"The religion before God is Islam....." Sura 3:19
Is God the Lord of Muslims alone? Did not Divine religion exist at all before fourteen hundred years? To claim a religion to be true by merely proclaiming it to be true to the followers is nothing more than brainwashing. By the same token why should any one doubt the claim of any other religion which proclaims itself to be true. It is always in the best interest of good learning to let the individual decide after good thought and reasoning what is true and what is false.
"....Is it not enough for you that God should help you with three thousand angels (Specially) sent down?? Sura 3:124
This God was so merciful and compassionate to the Muslims of long ago that whenever they were in trouble, He would send angels to their assistance. One wonders why he has completely ignored them in their times of troubles, today. In total defiance of their Holy Koran, they have to rely on Christian troops (unbelievers) to protect them - not from only unbelievers but mostly their own.
"If anyone contends with the Apostle even after guidance has been plainly conveyed to him, and follows a path other than that becoming to men of faith, we shall leave him in the path he has chosen, and land him in hell, - what an evil." Sura 4:115
This is driving fear into the ignorant, binding them to strict obedience to Mohammed and his God. There is no necessity for such a verse. If it was really the 'true religion,' why would the Prophet has to use fear to stamp his religion with divine authority.
"O ye who believe! Take not for friends unbelievers rather than believers....." Sura 4:144
Is there any hope for lasting peace in this world? Muslims tell the world that "Islam" means "peace" while the Koran speaks of the opposite. This is why it is necessary to examine the doctrines of all religions to know what is true or false.
" ...........God forgives what is past: but for repetition God will exact from him the penalty....." Sura 5:98
When is the past really determined? If it is a day before you die, then there was no need to send down such a lengthy revelation when this one verse can assure all Muslims of paradise. The forgiveness of sin is almost as bad as the sanction of its commission which encourages further growth.
"....In thy (very) soul, with humility and in reverence, without loudness in words, in the mornings and evenings.... ." Sura 7:205
This must be very confused situation when it comes to praying. At one place the Koran says that God should be spoken to aloud, while at another place it says that He should be addressed "without loud spoken words."
"One day we shall remove mountains, and thou wilt see the earth as a level stretch..." Sura 18:47
Those were the days when Christians believed the earth was flat. It will be impossible for the earth to be seen as a level stretch even if all landmarks are removed. Believing even one truth in the Koran, when its author is ignorant of simple geography, will be difficult.
"Again, on the day of judgement, will ye be raised up." Sura 23:16
Will the dead dwell in their graves or in another place before resurrection day? If it is the grave, even the virtuous will suffer pain because of the smell from decomposition. The period of confinement in a grave, for those who have died from the beginning creation, until judgement day could be worst than hell.
"....is a beautiful place of (final) return; Gardens of eternity, whose doors will (ever) be open to them; therein will they recline (at ease) therein can they call (at pleasure) for fruit in abundance, and (delicious) drink; and beside them will be chaste women restraining their glances (companions) of equal age." Sura 38:49-52
If there are gardens and orchards in paradise, as stated in the Koran, they neither have existed from eternity nor can they remain there for ever. The things, which result from the combination of elements, did not exist before that combination and will surely cease to exist after Dissolution. When these things will disappear from paradise, how can the dwellers live there for eternity? The fact that Arabs have been promised cushions, pillows, fruits, and drinks, proves that Arabia was not very affluent circumstance at the time the Islamic religion was founded.
"When Jesus came with clear signs, he said: ?Now have I come to you with wisdom......."Sura 43:63If God sent Jesus with clear signs, why did He then send down the Koran whose teachings are opposed to that of Christ? He created one wife for Adam, gave none to Jesus and swamped Mohammad with eleven. Did He not know that He would have had trouble with Mohammad and his wives? It seems He was better off with Jesus since the latter had no wife and no women had to be threatened. Since the Biblical teaching is opposed to that of the Koran, neither of these can be of Divine revelation.
It was consequently the poor people who Mohammed entrapped into Islam by such temptations. Perpetual happiness cannot reign where women are to be found. Where did these virgins come from since no one goes to paradise until judgement day? This paradise must be afflicted with maladies. If the dwellers have got bodies, they must die and if they have got no bodies, they cannot gratify their lust. What then is the use of paradise? A being who recites old wives "tales and kills other people through prejudice cannot be God.
"Some time after the death of Khadija, Khawla suggested to Muhammad that
he should marry either Aisha, the 6 year old daughter of his chief follower,
or Sawda Zama, a widow of about 30, who had gone as a Muslim to Abyssinia and
whose husband had died there. Muhammad is said to have asked her to arrange
for him to marry both. It had already been agreed that Aisha should marry
Djubayr Mutim, whose father, though still pagan, was friendly to the
Muslims. By common consent, however, this agreement was set aside, and
Muhammad was betrothed to Aisha.... The marriage was not consummated until
some months after the Hidjra, (in April 623, 624). Aisha went to live in an
apartment in Muhammad's house, later the mosque of Median. She cannot have
been more than ten years old at the time and took her toys to her new home."
|FROM THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ISLAM, under "Aisha". (pub. by E.J. Brill).|
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