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Ask Me About Islam

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  1. I’d like to ask you some questions about Islam. Let me begin by asking what Islam in linguistic terms means?

    Next, what is Shariah Law and why is it considered a threat to America’s democracy?

    Then I’d like to know if you have ever met a real Muslim person, that is, one who practices their religion faithfully?

    Have you ever sat down with a Muslim and asked him/her about their beliefs?

    Have you ever read the Quran?

    Where does most of your information/knowledge about Islam come from?

    You invite others to ask you about Islam, does that mean you are an expert? An Islamic Scholar perhaps?

    Have you formally studied Theology and or World Religions enough that make it possible for you to be an authority in Islamic or any other Religious doctrine?

    Again, it is your invitation to be asked, please be kind and answer.

    Thank you,

    Melissa

    Comment by iman67 | November 10, 2011 | Reply

    • I’d like to ask you some questions about Islam. Let me begin by asking what Islam in linguistic terms means?

      Islam is Arabic for submission. It is interpreted to mean submission to the god of Islam whom is called allah. The name allah is arabic for god.

      Next, what is Shariah Law and why is it considered a threat to America’s democracy?

      Sharia Law is a threat to NOT just America, but all Free societies. Below are examples of Sharia Law that would replace the laws based on the US Constitution:

      LEGAL BARBARIC BARBARISM

      Sharia Law & Freedom of Speech:

      • The punishment for apostasy (changing or discarding one’s Islamic relgion) is death.
      • Q Fatwa 4400, Part No. 1, Page 334 & 335
      • Mocking anything in the Qur’an or the Sunnah of the prophet Muhammad is apostasy and therefore punishable by death.
      • Q Fatwa 2196, Part No. 2, Page 42
      • Criticizing Islam, shari’ah law or the Sunnah of the prophet Muhammad is apostasy and therefore punishable by death.
      • Q Fatwa 21021, Part No. 1, Page 414
      • Any Muslim who states a preference for democracy rather than shari’ah law or questions anything in the Qur’an or Sunnah is a kafir (disbeliever), considered an apostate, and therefore sentenced to death.
      • Q Fatwa 19351, Part No. 22, Page 239-248

      Sharia Law & Human Rights:

      • The punishment for theft is amputation of the right hand up to the elbow.
      • Q Fatwa 3339, Part No. 22, Page 218 & 219
      • The penalty for premarital sexual intercourse is 100 lashes with a whip and one year of exile.
      • Q Volume 3, Part No. 3, Page 359
      • The penalty for adultery between a married man and a married woman is 100 lashes with a whip and death by stoning.
      • Q Volume 3, Part No. 3, Page 359
      • The penalty for homosexuality is death.
      • Q Fatwa 4324, Part No. 22, Page 53 & 54
      • Non-Muslims living in lands ruled by Islamic law (shari’ah) must pay a poll tax (jizyah) in order to be subdued and feel subjugated to Muslims. Refusal to pay the tax grants Muslims the right to wage war against the non-Muslims.
      • Q Fatwa 4461, Part No. 1, Page 215
      • Q Volume 3, Part No. 3, Page 183-190
      • Waging war against non-Muslims (jihad), even those who are peaceful, is encouraged so that other religions and atheism will be purged from the earth.
      • Q Volume 2, Part No. 2, Page 437-440
      • If a Muslim kills a Jew or Christian dhimmi (one who pays the poll tax), he must pay only half the amount of “blood money” he would have to pay for killing a Muslim.
      • Q Fatwa 5414, Part No. 21, Page 245

      Sharia Law & Women’s Rights:

      • Women are permitted an education in Islamic issues (religious education) and family duties, but academic study is not encouraged.
      • Q Fatwa 9019
      • Women are not permitted to attend universities where both men and women are taught or all-female schools with male teachers.
      • Q Fatwa 13814, Part No. 12, Page 150
      • Women over the age of puberty are not permitted to leave the house without covering the body (except face and hands).
      • Q Fatwa 667, Part No. 17, Page 142-150
      • Women are not permitted to visit the graves of loved ones.
      • Q Fatwa 2501, Part No. 1, Page 429
      • Women are not permitted to obtain passports (since their photographs in them may tempt men), unless for the purpose of making Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca).
      • Q Fatwa 2595, Part No. 1, Page 719
      • Women are not permitted to travel without a spouse or male relative.
      • Q Fatwa 12139, Part No. 11, Page 38
      • Women are not permitted to be alone with men who are not relatives or spouses, and the punishment for such “indecency” is whipping or stoning.
      • Q Fatwa 9693, Part No. 12, Page 381 & 382
      • Women are not permitted to speak softly to a man or otherwise provoke his desire with letters, phone calls or glances, the punishment of which is whipping or stoning.
      • Q Fatwa 9693, Part No. 12, Page 381 & 382

      Sharia Law & Civil Matters:

      • A man may divorce his wife by simply giving her a triple talaq (saying “I divorce you” three times simultaneously).
      • Q Fatwa 6542, 2nd question
      • A woman whose husband divorces her three times by simply saying “I divorce you”, even if divorced against her will, cannot seek alimony unless she is pregnant.
      • Q Fatwa 20918, Part No. 20, Page 227
      • A man may not adopt any children, even if they are his step-children born to his wife from a prior marriage.
      • Q Fatwa 5124, Part No. 9, Page 10
      • Men are entitled to twice the amount of inheritance a woman receives, regardless of what a person’s wishes are as detailed in a will.
      • Q Fatwa 8778, Part No. 21, Page 234

      Sharia Law & Business Matters:

      • Since usury (charging or paying interest) is a sin, working at banks with interest-bearing deposits, keeping money in interest-bearing deposits, or accepting loans that charge interest is prohibited.
      • Q Fatwa 4011, Part No. 12, Page 80
      • It is illegal to work in certain industries, such as retailers selling musical instruments, wine, tobacco, or music CDs; a photography studio; or any company that requires its employees to be photographed.
      • Q Fatwa 5436, Part No. 13, Page 42
      • Muslims are encouraged not to enter into business partnerships with non-Muslims.
      • Q Fatwa 5855, Part No. 2, Page 98 & 99
      Sharia Law & Personal Hygience:

      • Women are required to pluck, depilate or otherwise remove all facial and body hair, with the exception of shaving the eyebrows or head.
      • Q Fatwa 5007
      • Men must let their beards grow without cutting but keep their mustache trimmed so as to appear different from non-Muslims.
      • Q Fatwa 2196, Part No. 2, Page 41 & 42
      • Failure to take a ritual bath for the purpose of purifying oneself after sexual intercourse is a sin that must be repented from and will invalidate one’s prayers to Allah. Fatwa 11188, Part No. 6, Page 19

      Then I’d like to know if you have ever met a real Muslim person, that is, one who practices their religion faithfully?

      Yes, I have met many Muslims, both here in the US and abroad. But, no, not one who practices their religion faithfully as not one followed the proper teachings of mohammad and the qu’ran and attempted to kill me for my statements regarding mohammad and Islam.

      Have you ever sat down with a Muslim and asked him/her about their beliefs?

      Yes, I have. From my first encounter with a muslim in high school, to those in the areas I’ve been assigned, to my brother-in-law.

      Have you ever read the Quran?

      Yes, I have a copy of two CURRENT ARABIC versions as well as a few translations.

      Where does most of your information/knowledge about Islam come from?

      Most of my information comes directly from the qu’ran, sahih hadiths, Sira: (“life”; abbreviation of Sirat Rasul Allah, or “Life of the Prophet of God”; the canonical biography of the Prophet Muhammad written in the eighth century by Ibn Ishaq and later edited by Ibn Hisham; modern translation by Alfred Guillaume), and Sunnah: the “Way” of the Prophet Muhammad; includes his teachings, traditions, and example.

      You invite others to ask you about Islam, does that mean you are an expert? An Islamic Scholar perhaps?

      Yes

      Have you formally studied Theology and or World Religions enough that make it possible for you to be an authority in Islamic or any other Religious doctrine?

      Yes

      Again, it is your invitation to be asked, please be kind and answer.

      I appreciate your patience in awaiting my reply, as my schedule is extremely busy. I will do my best to answer your questions in a timely manner.

      Thank you,

      Melissa

      Paul

      Comment by Paul Marcel-Rene | November 16, 2011 | Reply

  2. Please dont fall into the trap of following hadith blindly. It is doing more damage than good. The hadith also say that women should breastfeed adult men!

    ii. Sahih Muslim Book 008, Hadith Number 3425: [English Translation]

    ‘A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Salim, the freed slave of Abu Hadhaifa, lived with him and his family in their house. She (i. e. the daughter of Suhail came to Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) and said: Salim has attained (purbety) as men attain, and he understands what they understand, and he enters our house freely, I, however, perceive that something (rankles) in the heart of Abu Hudhaifa, whereupon

    Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said to her: Suckle him (Breastfeed him) and you would become unlawful for him, and (the rankling) which Abu Hudhaifa feels in his heart will disappear.

    She returned and said: So I suckled him, and what (was there) in the heart of Abu Hudhaifa disappeared.

    The sooner you come back to the Quran, dear brother – the better it is for the Islamic community.

    “And tell believing women that they should lower their glances, guard their private parts, and not display their charms beyond what [it is acceptable] to reveal; they should let their headscarves fall to cover their bosoms and not reveal their charms….” (HQ 24:31)

    If I was to visit your home, would you let me breastfeed on your sister and let her suckle me? Please dont. It is haraam! I blog on – http://islaminuk.org/

    You may ask me about Islam. I dont criticise others.

    Comment by islaminuk | November 13, 2011 | Reply

    • I am allowing your comment, but you are in the very small minority that believes Islam can be reformed to remove the anti-social violent elements. I do not believe it is possible or even desirable. Far preferable, is the acceptance of the Son of God Jesus, and the natural love and good works that stem from attaining eternal life through Him.

      Comment by Paul Marcel-Rene | November 15, 2011 | Reply

  3. Deuteronomy 13:13-19
    13 You may hear that some worthless people have talked everyone there into worshiping other gods, even though these gods had never done anything for them. 14 You must carefully find out if the rumor is true. Then if the people of that town have actually done such a disgusting thing in your own country, 15 you must take your swords and kill every one of them, and their livestock too.

    If this is supposed to be peaceful then what is the violence like? So much for religious tolerance in Christianity!

    Comment by islaminuk | November 17, 2011 | Reply

    • Please see the NEW Testament of the Holy Bible in which these all OLD Testament subjects are put into the proper perspective and the teachings of the Son of God, Jesus are found. These are the ONLY words of the One True God. Only the Holy Bible contains God’s words. There are no other scriptures, no other writings that are God’s words.

      And to address “religious tolerance in Christianity”, what tolerance should be allowed for false religions, falsehood, error, or religions of the adversary known as the devil? There is not and should NOT be tolerance for any religion that does not worship the One True God. Only the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism and Christianity have the One True God, and even then, Judaism still lacks the truth of the Son of God. (No, Islam is NOT an Abrahamic faith and the allah of Islam is NOT the God of Judaism and Christianity, not the God of Adam, of Moses, of Isaiah, of Jacob.)

      Paul

      Comment by Paul Marcel-Rene | November 19, 2011 | Reply

      • 13:12-18 Here is the case of a city revolting from the God of Israel, and serving other gods. The crime is supposed to be committed by one of the cities of Israel. Even when they were ordered to preserve their religion by force, yet they were not allowed to bring others to it by fire and sword. Spiritual judgments under the Christian dispensation are more terrible than the execution of criminals; we have not less cause than the Israelites had, to fear the Divine wrath. Let us then fear the spiritual idolatry of covetousness, and the love of worldly pleasure; and be careful not to countenance them in our families, by our example or by the education of our children. May the Lord write his law and truth in our hearts, there set up his throne, and shed abroad his love!

        Comment by Paul Marcel-Rene | November 19, 2011 | Reply


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