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Kafir

KAFIR
The language of Islam is dualistic. As an example, there is never any reference to humanity as a unified whole. Instead there is a division into believer and kafir (unbeliever). Humanity is not seen as one body, but is divided into whether the person believes Mohammed is the prophet of Allah or not.

Kafir is what the Koran and Islam call the unbelievers. Kafir is the worst word in the human language.

The Koran defines the kafir and says that the kafir is:

Hated- 40:35 They who dispute the signs of Allah [kafirs] without authority having reached them are greatly hated by Allah and the believers. So Allah seals up every arrogant, disdainful heart. and despised by Allah.

Mocked- 83:34 On that day the faithful will mock the kafirs, while they sit on bridal couches and watch them. Should not the kafirs be paid back for what they did?

Punished- 25:77 Say to the kafirs: My Lord does not care for you or your prayers. You have rejected the truth, so sooner or later, a punishment will come.

Beheaded- 47:4 When you encounter the kafirs on the battlefield, cut off their heads until you have thor-oughly defeated them and then take the prisoners and tie them up firmly.

Confused- 6:25 Some among them listen to you [Mohammed], but We have cast veils over their [kafirs] hearts and a heaviness to their ears so that they cannot understand our signs [the Koran].

Plotted against- 86:15 They plot and scheme against you [Mohammed], and I plot and scheme against them. Therefore, deal calmly with the kafirs and leave them alone for a while.

Terrorized- 8:12 Then your Lord spoke to His angels and said, "I will be with you. Give strength to the believers. I will send terror into the kafirs' hearts, cut off their heads and even the tips of their fin-gers!"

Annihilated- 6:45 So the kafirs were annihilated. All praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

Killed- 4:91 If they do not keep away from you or offer you peace or withdraw their hostilities, then seize them and kill them wherever they are. We give you complete authority over them.

Crucified- 5:33 The only reward for those who war against Allah and His messengers and strive to com-mit mischief on the earth is that they will be slain or crucified, have their alternate hands and feet cut off, or be banished from the land. This will be their disgrace in this world, and a great torment shall be theirs in the next except those who repent before you overpower them. Know that Allah is forgiving and merciful.

Made war on- 9:29 Make war on those who have received the Scriptures [Jews and Christians] but do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day. They do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden. The Christians and Jews do not follow the religion of truth until they submit and pay the poll tax [jizya], and they are humiliated.

A Muslim is not the friend of a kafir- 3:28 Believers should not take kafirs as friends in preference to other believers. Those who do this will have none of Allah's protection and will only have themselves as guards. Allah warns you to fear Him for all will return to Him.

A kafir is ignorant- 6:111 Even if We had sent down the angels to them [kafirs], the dead had spoken to them, and We had gathered all things before their eyes, they would not believe unless Allah had willed it, but most of them are ignorant.

Evil- 23:97 And say: Oh my Lord! I seek refuge with You from the suggestions of the evil ones [kafirs]. And I seek refuge with you, my Lord, from their presence.

Disgraced- 37:18 Tell them, "Yes! And you [kafirs] will be disgraced." a partner of Satan 25:55 And still they worship others besides Allah who can neither help nor hurt them. The kafir is Satan's ally against Allah. Unclean- 9:28 Oh, believers, only the kafirs are unclean.

Cursed- 33:60 They [kafirs] will be cursed, and wherever they are found, they will be seized and mur-dered. It was Allah's same practice with those who came before them, and you will find no change in Allah's ways.

Stolen from- Bukhari 5,59,537 On the day of Khaybar, Allah's Apostle divided the spoils of war of Khaybar with the ratio of two shares for the horse and one share for the foot soldier.

Raped- Ishaq 759 [Mohammed's official biography] On the occasion of Khaybar, Mohammed put forth new orders about forcing sex with captive women. If the woman was pregnant she was not to be used for sex until after the birth of the child. Nor were any women to be used for sex who were unclean with regard to Muslim laws about menstruation.

Christians and Jews are infidels, but infidels are kafirs, too. Polytheists are Hindus, but they are also kafirs. The terms infidel and polytheist are religious words. Only the word "kafir" shows the common political treatment of Christian, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, animist, atheist and humanist.

The word kafir should be used instead of "unbeliever", the standard word. Unbeliever is a neutral term. The Koran defines the kafir and kafir is not a neutral word. A kafir is not merely someone who does not agree with Islam, but a kafir is evil, disgusting, the lowest form of life. Kafirs can be tortured, killed, lied to and cheated. So the usual word "unbeliever" does not reflect the political reality of Islam.

"Hi i am not sure that 23:97 refers to Kafirs but to demons or jinns ,i read many translations at two quran browsers and a couple of tafsirs at www.altafsir.com.

Evil- 23:97 And say: Oh my Lord! I seek refuge with You from the suggestions of the evil ones [kafirs]. And I seek refuge with you, my Lord, from their presence.

can you please send proff that the text refers to Kafirs.By the way i love youre balanced and fresh aproach to this important topic.Thank you God Yhvh bless"

Jarod Zorro — August 28, 2008 @ 11:31 AM

"The point can be argued. Some scholars say the demons referred to are actually those arguing against Mohammed, based upon the historical context of the material."

Bill — September 8, 2008 @ 9:19 PM

"The brilliant discovery of CSPI is that Islam is dualistic. Normative Islam is based on the juridical decisions of Shari'a law which contains two separate laws: one for the Moslem and one for the Kafir. We would say that Islam has a double ethical standard. "Do as we say, not as we do."

There is a further dualism, that of types of kafirs, broadly divided into People of the Book and the various "polytheists" such as Hindus, who have in inferior status. For instance, in Saudi Arabia, the "blood money" paid for the unintentional death of Moslem man is 100,000 riyals if the victim is a Muslim man is 100,000 riyals, 50,000 riyals if a Muslim woman, 50,000 riyals if a Christian man, 25,000 riyals if a Christian woman, 6,666 riyals if a Hindu man, 3,333 riyals if a Hindu woman.

A Moslem man is worth 33 times more than a Hindu woman."

Democracyistheanswer — November 17, 2008 @ 4:09 PM

"I'm guessing from the trajectory of those fines that whacking an atheist costs nothing and if you kill a Jew the government cuts you a check."

Lenny — December 1, 2008 @ 2:23 PM

"why mohammed doesn't reveal salvation on his koran to his believers?how can he be said a prophet of Allah if his teaching contain many hatred and violence nor peace and love. while world today needs peace and love.
do God hate His own creature? and need to banish them?God never hates, disgraces,curses His hand-made creature.but why do you do it?are you a high power man?eventhat you can not save your soul?"

ASDFAF — January 28, 2009 @ 11:00 PM

"Dear ASDFAF, "Why" is a meaningless word in Islam, because it based on the circular argument: I Mohammed am writing a book that comes from Allah; the Book says I am Allah's messenger; I, Allah's messenger, say that the Book is from Allah; Allah's Book says I am his messenger...etc.

Allah created the kafirs so that Moslems could hate and kill them. Hunting season is open."

Democracyistheanswer — February 6, 2009 @ 11:29 PM

"Dear Democracyisanwer
Well. thats how all of Moslem describe how beautiful is their religion.

Killing the Kafir....... and thats so...weird...
please be more relevant. You says hunting season is open. Dont make a joke, life and dead is in the -power of tongue...

well, killing is a sin for Islam as I know but how come Quran that Moslem claim as a word of Allah urge to kill???? How come.... even 5 years kid know killing is sin yet your religion still wanna kill us.... If yes come do it !!!!


I am a "Kafir" for the moslem. But yet I know what is the true meaning of being Christian the followers of Isa AS.......

well you have to answer me... what is Christian for you??? Who is Isa AS for you...... How do you know Mohammad is the messenger of Allah?
Why Arab's language is heaven's language?

See how far you know about your life and death!

Well, I am praying for you so that your eyes will be open and know whats the truth is. I'm not use any spell or jampi as you heard from your ustaz saying Christian used spell, magic....

ISA AS loves you.."

appleseed — February 27, 2009 @ 11:22 PM

"I am a Kafir by definition of the Qu'ran. Those who follow this twisted fairy tale like the christians who follow the bible . . . the jews the torah ad nauseam all the other ridiculous notions of GOD . . . I say to all 'WAKE UP' embrace everyone as your brothers and sisters . . . religion is intrinsically evil as it pits one doctrine against another, man against woman, brother and sisters against one another.
Please , please, please reject those who seek to control with false words of faith and wisdom and think for yourself. I do not wish to live in a third world theocratic society those who do please stop trying to change my country and leave us all alone.
Human beings have many failings, in time 'religion' will be heralded as the lowest point in our evolution . . . . ."

kafir — August 17, 2009 @ 7:35 AM

"i dont kno what all people say i kno only there is one creator of al n he cannot comand to kill anylife wheter its human or animals , it s only we hav to pay what we do ,n we pay what we do, every person can learn frm nature itself , i guarantee u wil get answer u wil kno , what the creator says CREATOR means almighty who created whole universe"

annonymous — December 1, 2009 @ 2:52 PM

"i dont believ kafir is meant for al this,it must for one who dont belive in god (allah) thats all,, one thin must be clear that we al r created by one creator thats al n it cannot ask any one to kill or destroy, creator has each n every bit of universe is perfect, we dont realize that ,moön star sun day night river mountain jungles animals every thing, if we do change anything we wil pay whether its good or bad ,its on us, if u plant cactus, u wil not get mango u wil get on cactus , good deed bad deed u wil get reward for that, allah (creator) only loues ,it cant hate"

annonymous — December 1, 2009 @ 3:19 PM

"As a person who has read the Qur'an and the sahil bukhari hadith, i can 100% verify that all that is written on this site is incorrect. You need to read the holy book yourselves to know for sure. This kind of false information to instill hatred against muslims in the hearts of people can only be the work of the disciples of satan. ↲And i am sure my message will not be posted,as its the truth."

sarah — December 29, 2009 @ 6:53 AM

"Sarah
could you be more specific?
your accusation/assertion would be of more value if you gave us an example or two.
for example, the quotes above are accurate as far as i can discern. how are they incorrect?
thanks"

Kinana — January 6, 2010 @ 11:02 AM

"Sarah, Read the Sira. That is where you find the warrior Mohammed, warts and all, not the air-brushed Mohammed they sold you.

And try these Hadiths:

Women are deficient in mind and religion.
Mohammed asked some women, "Isn't the witness of a woman equal to half that of a man?" The women said, "Yes," He said, "This is because of the deficiency of the woman's mind.” Vol. 3:826

Mohammed to women: "I have not seen any one more deficient in intelligence and religion than you." Vol. 2:541

The majority of people in hell are women.
Mohammed said, "I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers are women.” Vol. 1:28, 301; Vol. 2:161; Vol. 7:124

Women are a bad omen.
Mohammed said, “Bad omen is in the woman, the house and the horse." Vol. 7:30

Women are harmful to men.
Mohammed said, "After me I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women." Vol. 7:33

Sarah, do you hate yourself as a woman to put up with such disgusting misogyny? Are you quite well emotionally?"

Democracyistheanswer — February 1, 2010 @ 9:56 PM

"I honestly don't think people read for themselves anymore and rely on others to isolate the material, out of context and all, that best suits their present positions and reinforces what makes them not have to rethink things...

people read books of silly fiction, but will not take the time to read for themselves the book that is claimed by over a billion people in the world to be the statements of The Creator.

society's sensibilities have been changed to present norms and so some things that were normative 1500-2000 years ago are no longer seen as such. this is not contextual and is misleading and deceptive.

i close by telling you about an occasion when a jew was abused by a man and the jew complained to the prophet. the prophet stated the man had the right of retribution and that he who assaults one of the people of the book (christian or jew) unjustly would have to answer to him on the day of judgment.

stop being prejudiced and get to know your fellow humanity. and understand that elites who control mass communications have an agenda which is not FOR the people but FOR the elites. and that agenda currently is very much directed against muslims, otherwise the PEOPLE would not go fight the elites wars for them.

Peace..."

sargeant — February 9, 2010 @ 10:23 PM

"sargeant
"society's sensibilities have been changed to present norms and so some things that were normative 1500-2000 years ago are no longer seen as such. this is not contextual and is misleading and deceptive."

You have no understanding of the Qur'an.
The Qur'an cannot be changed.
The context and the norms have not changed
Everything Allah has revealed through his prophet is still valid today.

Bid‘ah or innovation is forbidden!
The Qur'an is the word of God and therefor perfect.
Who are you to decide what is true and what is false?
Are you above Allah?

Muhammad, stated:

“Whosoever originates an innovation in this matter of ours (Islam) that is not a part of it, will have it rejected."
"The Messenger also warned against the People of Innovation, from befriending, supporting or taking from them saying: "Whoever innovates or accommodates an innovator then upon him is the curse of Allaah, His Angels and the whole of mankind.""

Andy — February 22, 2010 @ 4:26 AM

"sargeant

“....very much directed against Muslims....”

Those are Sikhs and Christians who are killed in Pakistan....
By Muslims
Those are Shiites being killed in Pakistan
By Sunnis
Those are Sunnis being killed in Pakistan
By Shiites
Those are Christian Copts being killed and persecuted in Egypt..
By Muslims
Those are churches being destroyed in Indonesia...
By Muslims

Every year Muslims terrorise and kill 1000's of Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Jews, Buddhists, atheists and each other in the name of Allah and their religion.
Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Jews, Buddhists and atheists are discriminated and persecuted in every so called Muslim country in the world. They are forbidden or 'discouraged' to practice their faith they are forbidden to evangelise by law and under threat of death and their places of worship are destroyed.

Do you live on another planet?"

Andy — February 22, 2010 @ 5:07 PM

"@ Demoncracy sorry i mean democracy is the answer


The majority of people in hell are women.
Mohammed said, "I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers are women.” Vol. 1:28, 301; Vol. 2:161; Vol. 7:124

Statistically there are more women than men, so if we go by that argument, then its only a mathematical calculation of probability that there will be more women in hell than men. Nothing to make women inferior to men.

Women are a bad omen.
Mohammed said, “Bad omen is in the woman, the house and the horse." Vol. 7:30

You tell Muslims that we take the Quran literally yet your doing that all the time :D What this really means is that these things can cause people to argue to deviate from their duty (whatever that may be). The metaphor Women represents sex/lust or other biological temptations (whenever men see a beautiful woman they naturally stop whatever they are doing to look at her). House and Horse represents Wealth which again causes people to break rules to acquire it. This was addressed to a group of men and so the metaphor Women was used, if it had been addressed to a group of Women then the metaphor Man would have been equally correct.

Women are harmful to men.
Mohammed said, "After me I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women." Vol. 7:33

Again addressed to a group of men and Woman used as a metaphor, address it to a group of women and replace the metaphor with Men for it to be equally true. The Metaphor represents lust, sex, sin etc etc.

Sarah, do you hate yourself as a woman to put up with such disgusting misogyny? Are you quite well emotionally?"

Sarah says: No honey i dont hate myself as a woman and i was emotionally well until your supporters of demoncracy locked me up in Abu Gharaib and rapped me multiple times and then put a rope around my corpse and dragged it around and then the shame of it all you all got out scot free.

You talk about liberating Muslim women and what not yet you rape me when you come here to liberate me from my own people. I am definitely NOT joining your group.

You have torture cells called blacksites in every neighbourhood, you have a testimony to Adolf Hitler's evils ways in the shape of Guantanamo Bay (where you also have female inmates), you keep women and children aged 6 in Bagram Air Base all in the name of Demoncracy and you torture us there and kill us in cold blood.

You bombs my Palestinian siblings with Biological weapons and chemical weapons, you lie to the world that Iraq has those weapons and when its proved that they dont then you turn around and make up new stories to justify your conquests. You rob my country Iraq of all its ancient treasures.

And I havent even begun talking yet............

Are you emotionally stable?"

rational — February 27, 2010 @ 7:17 PM

"Dear All,
I belong to a Liberal Muslim family. Till i was i kid, i was proud to be a muslim. But things changed after series of attacks on innocent people.
What shocked me was not the attack, because there are some bad people in every religion. It was the response of ordinary Muslims (living in my country ) who haven't got anything to do with Palestine or Iraq or Afghanistan. They were happy to know the innocent people (for them -Kafir or Westerners) being killed.
I went completely against of Islam after the Bali Bombings.
HAVING LIVED VERY CLOSED TO ISLAM I CAN CONFIDENTLY SAY THAT ISLAM PREACHES NON- VIOLENCE AND IS A SERIOUS THREAT TO HUMANITY........"

Afaque Khan — March 1, 2010 @ 3:34 AM

"I think the simple term KAFIR is turning to many ways without a deep knowledge about it....KORAN or ISLAM never said to kill anyone who is kafir....kafir is a person who is non believer of teachings of islam....now starts certain catogaries of them.1people who believe GOD but not all the Prophets.people who dont believe IN oneness of the GOD.3people who dont believe in GOD.4people who believe in many GODS.5people who dont believe in any GOD. AND MORE N MORE...so ISLAM or KORAN never said to kill anyone...their is a simple philosophy....KILL DANGER BEFORE IT KILLS YOU...if anyone is dangrous for my life and there is no other way to save my life except killing enemy...then what should i do...so please dont consider terms of religion wrong to prove the political issues between certain communities or countries or people...i never thought about teachings of any religion are evil or misbehaving mankind...ISLAM was a religion of PEASE, IS , and WILL...opolgise for misspell not good in english"

fakhar — April 7, 2010 @ 11:27 AM

"The Qur'an is a fraudulent book which stole all its ideas from the Jews and Christians, including the Sabeans. Muhammad was mentally ill all his life and he never saw Allah except in his nightmares. All the great Islamic scholars down through the ages have written that the life of Muhammad is one of a crazed Bedouin who was a sexual addict. He even had sex with camels. Very soon, Reform Islam will arise and behead all the violent imposters in the mosques who claim to be the true Muslims. The only true Muslims are those who convert to Jesus Christ, may He return soon."

laith marouf — May 25, 2010 @ 7:41 PM

"Mr. L. Marouf is right on the money. Islam is a phoney religion. In fact, it is a code of violence for Muslim sickos. No wonder India is fighting jihadi Muslims and Israel is doing so too. There will not be peace in the world until Islam is defanged along the lines of Ataturk's laws in the 1930s. Islam then became a pussycat and not a peep was heard from the jihadists who were all beheaded by the glorious Turks. May Atataturk's name continue to be revered for all time."

Joe Kane — May 27, 2010 @ 6:36 PM

"I am a kafir (non beliver of Islam ) since 10 year, I am too much happy."

Pushtoon Kafir — July 4, 2010 @ 2:22 PM

"This world is very complex only Allah knows best, hence we can only follow the righteous religion of Islam i am pakistani a born muslim my ancestors belong from india who were hindus during the moghul empire im am thankful to Allah they embraced islam and that i was born muslim. I really hope others can see the light in this day and age too. Hindus are kafirs that have been sealed they need to get out of this darkness because there is one belief and one Allah!!! Why cant people see this why are they so blind????"

sophia — July 13, 2010 @ 11:15 AM

"Joe kane speak wisely these words will be painful on the day of judgment. Repent not only u but everyone!! Allah loves those who repent their sins he is merciful and all kind. Belief in him is the sacred reality. Anyone who is using discriminating words against Islam will surely pay the price one day. we will stand infront of our Lord and will be answerable to all the negative hostility we produce. Stop cussing islam u non believers u are blinded with satans blindfold only those who are strong will take it off and embrace islam. I know 2 hindu women who embrased islam and one athiest Jasakullah we muslims must be patient with the kafirs and its our responsibility to guide them and show them light patiently inshallah. I dont hate anyone i love humanity. Peace"

sophia — July 13, 2010 @ 11:22 AM

"Friend's just think why more than billion people love prophet mohammed that his hadith (order) are just followed with out question equally by all muslims...I am not saying other religions are bad but you need ot understand Quran in context..not out of context...
Regarding Quran referring to kill Kafirs..Actually to quote it is out of context.....
There is a story going on "Muslims had a noble intention to spread message of Allah to people..and the Mushriks(pagans) of that time are spreading false notions about Islam & mohammed(P.B.U.H)..The followers of mohammed (P.B.U.H) are upset because their honest message is not delived correctly, the pagans are succesful to deploy...So Prophet got sad..Seeing this Ofcourse Allah also got angry as god always support truth....Ok you don't want to listen Message of Islam , its ok but don't backbite...Allah got angry on his people(pagans) and in anger during the war he ordered to kill...Any good commander will order his people to kill enemies in war..Actually it's deep context which you can know, only if you want to know...may Allah open you doors of heart...Aamen"

shaik ahmed — August 7, 2010 @ 6:23 PM

"Great to see a few ex muslims have seen the light and have turned their backs on Islam after discovering its true evil nature. I admire you guys."

Charles Martel — August 8, 2010 @ 7:33 AM

"Dear 'Rational',
Your mind has been trapped in the non-rational Islamic vortex. You live in a separate universe where obedience and blind following discourage critical analysis. In this alternate reality, people are free to use taqiyya to 'bring peace'. Lies do not bring peace, but merely postpone the inevitable confrontation between unitary logic and dualistic bafflegab.

The bottom line is that in this Death Cult, the second most important doctrine is to hate kafirs. (Al Walaa wal Baraa).

This is the emotional basis required to commit jihad against peaceful, cultured people.

Wherever Arabs invaded, they robbed the indigenous peoples, destroyed their culture and slowly choked the captive nations until they disappeared.

I love it when a Moslem tries to defend misogyny! Wonderful. Thank you, Mr. Rational.

According to you, it's OK to repress women and kafirs. Islam is perfect."

Democracyistheanswer — August 19, 2010 @ 1:29 PM

"Dear shaik ahmed,

You explained it so well.

I see...Mohammed didn't just kill everyone who disagreed him, because they pissed him off. That would have been wrong.

NO! Allah ORDERED Mohammed to murder them. He was just following his orders! A divine command to murder trumps logic or morality.

Wow. It's alright now. I get it.

Allah hates the kafirs and wants Moslems to terrorize and murder them. Perfectly clear.

How could I have misunderstood? Islam is perfect...

...because Mohammed said so, he heard from Allah, who said Mohammed is a prophet, Mohammed wrote that he is a prophet in the Koran, Mohammed said he heard it from Allah, who said Mohammed is a prophet, so Mohammed wrote that in the Koran...etc. The Koran says Allah hates kafirs and wants Mohammed to kill them K. 9.5.

(Shaik, How is that different from Son of Sam?...'God' ordered him to kill a lot of people. He heard it from 'God'. Or Jim Jones?...'God' ordered him to give his followers poisoned Kool Aid? He heard it from 'God'...Eager to hear how these cases are different.)"

Democracyistheanswer — August 19, 2010 @ 2:04 PM

"I don't what all of you say, if you are not a Muslim then you are a Kafir. Basically they don't like you and Muslims are there to convert you and take your women. This is thier agenda. You may have good friends who are musims but how well do you know them and their attitude towards other. I have many Americans conert to Islam but do they really know what is Islam and theie histroy. Most of the south Asia was coneverted or killed and now since they can't follow the same agenda by killing, they will populate and slowly chnage the demographics. Look at India. Pretty soon all these liberls will realize that this shit will happen in the USA. We have a Pres who was born Muslim but he is a Christin but still did not change his name. Why? In 10 years, you'll have a Practicing Muslim and a President. Ask yourself, if you trry to put up a Churchl, Cynogogo, Temple in any of this Middle East countries, what will happen? Muslims preach Peace, Peace and Peace but DOES ANY MUSLIM COUNTRY OUT THERE HOLD ANY MINOTIRES MORE 5%? None because Muslims cannot leave with others. They say they want to be seculier but they cannot. Pretty US will have Sharia laws. I will say that Mohammed was probably the greatest man lived - a billion followers. Got to admit that. Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and others religion are too much into sex, drugs and whatever...Need to do something otherwiese shits going to come down faster."

Kafir2 — September 10, 2010 @ 2:35 PM

"بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

I testify that Quran is the Book of Allah Subhanahu, Islam is the only true religion and prophet Mohammad salalaho alaihay waslam is His last prophet and Islam the only BEST religion. It is important to believe in Allah, His oneness, His books including Quran, Torah, Injeel and Zaboor, His angels, His prophets and Akhirat before you die. Whoever refuses their lord will be in great loss. Quran calls you to accept Islam so that you be saved from Hell. Today kufars mock on Muslims, in Akhirat Muslims will mock on kufars for their foolishness."

IslamIsTrue — September 14, 2010 @ 6:21 AM

"People, i hope this message is posted ... i genuinely believe that No Religion is bad - only its followers are good or bad.

The problem with all religions and especially with the militant ones is two fold:

1. An inability to understand their own religion in context - for example the Quran was written in the medieval ages in the time of war - so a lot of it is militant exhortism not valid in times of peace.

2. A complete inability to understand other religions that leads to intolerance.

And dim wits like Sophia please wake up - Mankind has lived half its life on earth without religion, half of the balance half with only Sanatan Hinduism (the most tolerant of all religions) and the balance half with the melange of religions that we have today, the most recent being Islam.

And you will see if you study history and geography and fine arts that Militant Religion has always been an enemy of the people.

As has been militant socialism with no belief in god.

MORALE OF THE STORY: Militant anything is Harmful, much more than smoking or alcohol or even drugs"

Chanakya — October 17, 2010 @ 7:18 PM

"Islam is very brittle, weak and fragile, which is why it needs so much protection.

Strong true beliefs, such as racial and sexual equality, liberty, and freedom are self evident and so strong enough to stand on their own. They need no jihad."

marky mark — October 30, 2010 @ 9:46 AM

"This post is true and says nothing but truth since it has as a source Muslim books.
Dear Sarah you claim that you have read Qur'an and Sahih Bukhari. I don't believe you because if you did you wouldn't argue the falsity of this post. On countrary you would agree totally. The cure for this planet would be the reading of Qur'an and Hadith by all non Muslims and then ban its teachings."

Silvana — October 30, 2010 @ 10:03 AM

"Do not spread lies about religions as all religions teach the same message. it is the preachers that wish to create hate among us so they can continue to feed their pockets by keeping the faithful fighting.
In Islam Kafir simply means a non- believer. One who does not believe in One God. all Christians, Jews and others are believers if the faith so dictates. Muhammad never asked for the conversion of any Jews or Christians because he regarded them as the people of the book. He never asked or ordered their conversion and only went after the non believers or atheists. Those are the Kafirs.
In this day and age please read and do not spread hate just for the sake of hate due to ignorance."

Jeff Baig — November 20, 2010 @ 10:51 AM

"You know, I try to keep an open mind on all aspects of life. My close circle of friends are so diverse religiously and culturally but never could I ever imagine one disrespecting the others beliefs. To say that anyone should repent to "YOUR" god, convert to "YOUR" religion etc is disgustingly ignorant and you should feel shamed to even say that Islam alone is working with 20/20 vision and the miraculous power to understand and see things that the "infidel" does not because the "kafir" is blind... Yes I think any religious person would agree God is one and all. Any religion would agree God IS mother earth, IS all of space and time, IS our ultimate goal. So now comes the question, if God is God in any language then why argue "MY" God or "YOUR" God? Hello my god is your god and vice versa. So if a "kafir" is a non-believer then Muslims too are "kafirs" by definition.... Let's never ever forget and I say this with so much passion in my heart and deep love and respect for the knowledge the Vedic scriptures contain, Muslims were Hindus before Islam was even thought of. In Hinduism a yogi will go through life training his mind to remain focused on only God. It is a very difficult and well respected duty in a Hindus life (which by the way has one god, I don't know where people get this crazy idea that Krishna is separate from Vishnu), if the yogi for some reason has not reached god by the time of death then karma will bring him back in his next life accordingly (usually to finish out his journey to the supreme)... As Muslims were Hindus before Islam was thought of it isn't too far fetched to consider the possibility that maybe karma has brought a yogi back in his next life to finish his journey back to the supreme as a Muslim or Christian, Jew or whatever it doesn't even matter because all is the same. Do you understand? If anyone is searching for truth they shouldn't have to look past their own heart to find God. If you should even have any doubt, enough so that you are willing to condition your mind to believe you can find all of him stuffed into just one religion then by definition that would make you a "kafir" non-believer because a true believer in a higher universal force and creator has a personal relationship with God they generally don't use the middle man called religion to speak to God for them. What? you don't have enough faith and belief in your own heart to consider God your closest friend that you can speak to yourself? Let's not forget the word "kafir" by definition or begin to use it so loosely. It's insulting inhumane and disrespectful. I do believe Islam is a peaceful religion thanks to my beautiful Muslim friends and am thankful they never use this hideous word. Anyone with respect for himself, fellow man and creature would never use this word. Amen to that!!!"

Giakoumakis — November 20, 2010 @ 1:47 PM

"I try to keep an open mind on all aspects of life. My close circle of friends are so diverse religiously and culturally but never could I ever imagine one disrespecting the others beliefs. To say that anyone should repent to "YOUR" god, convert to "YOUR" religion etc is disgustingly ignorant and you should feel shamed to even say that Islam alone is working with 20/20 vision and the miraculous power to understand and see things that the "infidel" does not because the "kafir" is blind... Yes I think any religious person would agree God is one and all. Any religion would agree God IS mother earth, IS all of space and time, IS our ultimate goal. So now comes the question, if God is God in any language then why argue "MY" God or "YOUR" God? Hello my god is your god and vice versa. So if a "kafir" is a non-believer then Muslims too are "kafirs" by definition.... Let's never ever forget and I say this with so much passion in my heart and deep love and respect for the knowledge the Vedic scriptures contain, Muslims were Hindus before Islam was even thought of. In Hinduism a yogi will go through life training his mind to remain focused on only God. It is a very difficult and well respected duty in a Hindus life (which by the way has one god, I don't know where people get this crazy idea that Krishna is separate from Vishnu), if the yogi for some reason has not reached god by the time of death then karma will bring him back in his next life accordingly (usually to finish out his journey to the supreme)... As Muslims were Hindus before Islam was thought of it isn't too far fetched to consider the possibility that maybe karma has brought a yogi back in his next life to finish his journey back to the supreme as a Muslim or Christian, Jew or whatever it doesn't even matter because all is the same. Do you understand? If anyone is searching for truth they shouldn't have to look past their own heart to find God. If you should even have any doubt, enough so that you are willing to condition your mind to believe you can find all of him stuffed into just one religion then by definition that would make you a "kafir" non-believer because a true believer in a higher universal force and creator has a personal relationship with God they generally don't use the middle man called religion to speak to God for them. What? you don't have enough faith and belief in your own heart to consider God your closest friend that you can speak to yourself? Let's not forget the word "kafir" by definition or begin to use it so loosely. It's insulting inhumane and disrespectful. I do believe Islam is a peaceful religion thanks to my beautiful Muslim friends and am thankful they never use this hideous word. Anyone with respect for himself, fellow man and creature would never use this word. Amen to that!!!"

Giakoumakis — November 20, 2010 @ 2:25 PM

"Jeff Baig
Excuse me, who is spreading lies about religion? I would love to know who you are referring to... I like to clear situations for people who think they know it all especially people who only know one religion because to me, a person who can only speak on one religion and not even in depth at the very least is a true ignoramus."

noalani — December 5, 2010 @ 10:57 AM

"Btw: If you have thoroughly read the entire discussion forum you would completely understand the utter disgust of the term "Kafir".... I don't give two shrimps who you are or what walk of life you come from, to be called a "Kafir" is rude, disrespectful and inhumane by definition. Even to pick on an Atheist.... How dare anyone... Leave people to practice what they want without categorizing... I mean really, why is it that in Islam you are reprimanded for thinking critically and forming your own logical opinion? (and mind you, I have so much respect for the real Islam).... Can't any Muslim understand where any logical person would question the hard facts. Most Muslims put Mohammed on such a high pedestal you would think he was the creator.. I find it strange that Mohammed so conveniently came into play ages after everyone was claiming to be a prophet and an era where delusion was the number 1 diagnosis.... And the craziest part is that every Muslim that I know (and trust me majority of my friends are Muslim) can not give me any logical explanation as to why they give him so much praise. Is being a prophet enough? No seriously I want to know. If in Islam the biggest argument is "we believe in your prophet how come you don't believe in ours?" then wouldn't Jesus being a prophet be enough to put him on a pedestal also?... And please don't give me that bulls**t that "Christians praise Jesus instead of the creator" because they don't . It's a Muslims pre conceived notion that they do. Why? because of tradition! A person who is born into Islam is taught to keep their mouth shut and not expand their thinking capacity enough to understand that truth in the creator is one in all and far beyond Islam... Because Islam like a lot of religions is taught to listen and not question, terms like "Kafir" are used so loosely and with no regard to whether the person is a mother, child, sister, brother etc... And why? because the prophet said so? Don't be so obtuse... You all better start thinking outside of the box because let me tell you something right now, peace in mind is a relationship straight with god... Giving 100% of yourself and devotion to any 1 man (because I think we can all agree that Mohammed was a man putting aside the fact that he was a prophet) is against any religion and yes, even pagan ones... If you researched any other teachings outside of Islam you would know that... Point is, I think disrespectful terms should not be overlooked just because it is a Muslim term. I find these religious prejudices are getting off way too easy these days. If a man in Germany was taken to court for commenting on a females hi jab (R.I.P. to the female who passed) because it was offensive then why can't a Muslim have to stand in court also for calling a person a "Kafir"?"

noalani — December 5, 2010 @ 11:29 AM

"I'm sorry, I can go on for days when I see how ignorant a person can be lol... I just want 1 Muslim (and not a dumb one because I pride myself on intellect) to explain to me how on gods good green earth is it okay to put yourself above any other religion? Where is Islams qualifications? What qualifies Islam to be number 1? Because Islams gods name is Allah? So what... My gods name is Marry Poppins... how about that... Now I'm qualified too. I'm not even trying to mock anyone's religion, I'm mocking your argument so you can see how ridiculous it sounds... I just want 1 person to make a valid point because most of you are not saying much of anything. You can not just wake up 1 morning and decide century's after organized religion already existed and say "Move over there's a new prophet in town and I'm putting a new face on god"... Do you understand how ridiculous that sounds? There has to be some truth to the Karan yes... but dammit don't sit there and tell me that you have never questioned some of it's content... You would have to be completely brain dead not to have questions, seriously... Oh yea, another thing, I see a few liars claiming that they supposedly know Hindus who converted to Islam... I would so love to know who these people are because if there's 2 things that I am great at, it's explaining the history and reasons why in less peaceful times a Hindu for the safety of their family and own life had to convert to Islam and the well respected Vedas. I can assure you there is not a single person in their right mind that practices yoga, reads Baghavad Gita, fasts and lives their life Krishna conscious that would go from truth in the smallest single cell to the complexity of entire space and time (explanation in depth and long before all this religious taboo) to something as vague as Islam practiced today (not the real Islam)... You would have to be nuts to understand the Vedas, be on your own private, personal, tranquil journey to god and then willingly give up your sanity and super soul to go on and listen to the preaches of man and it's religion instead of continuing your journey back to where it all came from "GOD". I think you guys have Hindus messed up and the real tear jerker is that Hindus are cool with it. I love me a Hindu boy let me tell you. Their whole thing is: You want to speak on subjects you know nothing of? go ahead, speak. You don't want to become a learned man? Go ahead, continue to be an ignoramus... Now that's wise. It's like staying out of a domestic dispute. Just leave it alone, don't waste your breath and eventually these fools (non-Hindus) will figure it out. All the abuse and harsh words Hindus take from these new religions and ideologies and STILL they practice their beliefs quietly, never pushing their beliefs on anyone else and never damning anyone for their betrayal of the original dharmic traditions and personal liberation or Nirvana. Their willing to teach the less noble but not a proud fool. You must always remain humble especially in the presence of an elder belief. The longer lived the wiser it becomes. Come on, you have to give it to them... That's loyalty to the creator if I've ever seen it. That's why I respect my Muslim neighbors who live in peace with their Jewish neighbors. Their philosophy is "You don't bother me and I don't bother you" But you know what? I'll do you one better... If I'm not mistaken, there's something on Muslims believing in the 7 skies. Where do you think this idea came from? That's right, read the epic Mahabharata or any other Vedic literature that came before anything else. Trust me Mohammed didn't just make this stuff up. He may have been a deluded trickster, causing mischief and mayhem everywhere he went as some might say but he definitely did his research to pull a good book together. I want Muslims on this discussion forum to do some research and see what Hindus believe happens when you pass away accepting god in your heart.. And don't be lazy and Google it. I challenge you to really research using legitimate, reliable sources. You have to actually read a book guys, it's not that hard. Meditate in a temple in tranquility. Speak to Hindus who know what they're talking about (not a shameless 20 something yr old who disrespects his parents and has no plans for his future). When you are confident in your research and argument then come and debate. It seems most of you came dreadfully unprepared, regurgitating the same lame argument as the person before. Anyhow, I think you would be surprised to see how identical the 2 ideologies are... That's why I can not understand where a Muslim can be so snooty... It's unnecessary, you are not qualified to put yourself above anyone else. Who gave you that authority? No 1 person is better than another point blank and that's it. Enough with the B.S. already get off your high horse thinking your gods gift to the universe. I've heard of being proud and comfortable in the religion you practice but jeeze not everyone cares to have your stuff in their face all day everyday, preaching like a mad man. That's as bad as a gay activist flaunting his beliefs all in your space all the time... It's offensive right? Okay then. Do want you want but do it quietly. Give respect to earn respect."

noalani — December 5, 2010 @ 2:31 PM

"Hi-
I do not agree with your understanding about Quran and Muhammad(SAW)
. What the meaning of these phrases mean is not what we
understood.
Bhukari sharif and other explanatory and translatory books are full of mixed ambiguities, which when understood casually become lie and mean nothing except
ingnorant faith on allah. Muhammad is a prophet not allah,
who created all prophets for his purposes and no prophet
is above one or other in his kingdom.
Kafir is who denies allah, that is all.
You do not follow ways of Muhammad (only deeds, not morals or sunnah) ,if only morals are fulfilled then You are kafir, indeed society may call you a Muslim."

rehman — January 14, 2011 @ 3:18 AM

"Just reading or reciting quran is not Islam. Understanding allah first and his power and mightiness is most important than Muhammad. Then comes Muhammad, following his deeds what he did in life is only important, rather than collecting sawab of sunnah and morale based muslim culture of invain.

Thanks"

rehman — January 14, 2011 @ 3:23 AM

"hello friend ! who is killing and fighting person cant be a 'real muslim' they just think that they are muslim.i have readed quran i can tell you, in holy quraan(traditional arabic) allah say's ''if a man killed a single inocent man,he not just killed that man he killed whole humanity''. I know there are some people 'misguided' by some fool mullah's.but what about other peace loving millions of muslim who dont want any war? Why all people saw them with same vision? Do you think world's 2nd largest religions all belivers are terrorist? And do you know? jesus (p.b.u.h) is very big saint in islam. And he is prophet before muhammad (p.b.u.h). And about jews-i have readed holy quran allah never says to kill or abuse any non-muslim ,but some ''misguided'' muslim do that they gonna be punished by almighty allah.may allah bless you."

parwaiz khan — February 9, 2011 @ 3:50 AM

"The part about killing is for the Jews, not Muslims. The next two verses are about jihad for Muslims.

5:32 That was why We laid it down for the Jews that whoever killed a human being, except as punishment for murder or other villainy in the land, shall be regarded as having killed all mankind; and that whoever saved a human life shall be regarded as having saved all mankind.
Our apostles brought them veritable proofs: yet many among them, even after that, did prodigious evil in the land.
5:33 Those that make war against Allah and His apostle and spread disorder in the land shall be slain or crucified or have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or be banished from the land. They shall be held up to shame in this world and sternly punished in the hereafter: except those that repent before you reduce them. For you must know that Allah is forgiving and merciful.
5:35 Believers, have fear of Allah and seek the right path to Him. Fight valiantly for His cause, so that you may triumph."

Bill — February 11, 2011 @ 4:42 PM

"Well
All I can say to militants that shut your mouth and stop bragging abt islam, islam is best blah blah and learn to live peacefully with your neighbors.

love thy neighbor Christianity

Guest is like god (hindu )

in which other religion you find these kind of writings.

I don't follow Islam and never will in my life, .
let u r allah hate me i don't give a dam."

vineet — June 7, 2011 @ 7:11 AM

"well, the Great book Quran do have every thing cleared in ,, and we can see that this do have many many thing which people cant understand is just because of they dont have enough knowledge,, we must have to read learn Quran,,"

Quran — June 27, 2011 @ 7:12 AM

"hi,
one thing which i did not follow is that if we are talking about Allah, that is the other name of God then why are we discriminating and restricting him. Allah could be in any form. thats what the belief of non ideal worship is set on. then why the following of other forms of allah- ram, jesus, zohrashtra etc. who give the same message of love, peace and service to mankind are being considered unholy. why other religions are not considered a path to allah or holy and he person following them a 'KAFIR'? 'Kafir' should be another name to an atheist or the devils follower and not the one who believes in divine god, who has no classification and modification, based on casts.
kindly clear my query. thank you."

nikita — August 8, 2011 @ 6:28 PM

"This blog reeks of multiculturalist lobor communism"

Karol — August 9, 2011 @ 11:47 PM

"where in the Qur'an does it say you have to take over kafir land?"

chico — August 22, 2011 @ 5:28 AM

"We don't need to find that information in the Koran; we have it in the Sira (the life of Mohammed).
After Mohammed moved to Medina, he became a politician and a warrior. After a career of violence, he averaged an event of violence every six weeks for the last 9 years of his life, he died without an enemy left standing.

Up until the time of his death, he was attacking the Christians of the north. The Sunna of Mohammed is to attack every neighbor. After he died his closest companions became the caliphs. They carried out the ideals of Mohammed with constant war against the Kafirs."

Bill — August 22, 2011 @ 8:35 AM

"The Koran has a number of verses that call for ethnic cleansing of kafirs...those who say Mohammed is not a prophet.

Koran 33:26 “Allah made the Jews leave their homes by terrorizing them so that you killed some and made many captive. And He made you inherit their lands, their homes, and their wealth. He gave you a country you had not traversed before.”

Koran 5: 33-34) "The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet and alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom; Save those who repent before ye overpower them. For know that Allah is forgiving, merciful.""

Democracyistheanswer — September 22, 2011 @ 9:04 AM

"The death threats contained in these Koranic verses give divine authority to Islamic threats and acts of violence. ('submit and you be safe') These verses command Muslims to take political authority over Jews and Christians, remove their human rights and confiscate (steal) their homes, lands and wealth. In modern language, such a program is called ‘ethnic cleansing’ or ‘genocide’.

The polititical program of Mohammed is called 'supremacism'."

Democracyistheanswer — September 22, 2011 @ 9:11 AM

"Those who didn't believe in one god and his messenger, I wish you good luck, on the last day. You still have time."

Fadhl — October 31, 2011 @ 12:12 PM

"I just want to know one question where was Islam before 1477(whatever is the currenet hizri calander is)
this is very known fact that the human life in this earth is atleast 30000 years old.
why dont you just open your eyes and see the things
.Look at the socioeconomic situation of any civilization where the the religions got birth. there were rebels to protect people from them they wrote in quran that kafirs should be killed or punished. at that time people were so moran that mohamad had to write in the book that people should not do sex with their own mother.
Time has changed you need to changed . you cant keep killing people with 9/11(USA) 26/ 7 (India) In the name of religion or kafir."

Human — November 29, 2011 @ 2:08 AM

"selam aleikum to my brothers and sisters.
You people are sleeping whilst awake... Unless you open yourself to inner spirituality and inner God consciousness you will never be releived of your anxieties of not knowingness. Truth is knowledge and knowledge is your awareness. You argue to dissaprove Allah the almighty. hes name is yhweh, adonai, elohim or God or Allah. He hath created the dominion and all languages. You read but fail to understand because your hearts are hardened. Without being humble and accepting you will never comprehend the greatness of our majesty Allah. He is depicted or spoke yabout as if he is a man. Or a wise old scholar. He is not human nor some sort of invisible spirit. He is vast and does not have a human appearence or attributes. he does not reside in the clouds. He is everything and also consciouss. We are but dust particles in hes sight, but we were created from him directly from light unlike animals and plants and solar systems, therefor we have consciousness, and know good from bad. Do not mislead your hearts to think that the early jewish scriptures, the gospel and the quran are merely fairy tales. There is warnings about this. Do not ignore these callings because your life every life was created to praise the almighty. He has given you freewill so that you may make the correct desicions. Is this boring? For the unbeleiver it is... but on the day of judgement you will be tormented and be boring to the malachaieh(angels) whose jobs are to carry out your sentences. Before its to late! I urge all non monetheists to wake up. The jews and christians are our brothers and we love them. Allah doesnt hate, people hate, Allah doesnt kill people kill.. Some so called muslims justify there actions by the quran. They are called munafeeks. What the quran incites when it says to kill the unbeleiver is true. This is not hate. The bible and jesus hiself even has passages like this. Does this make God unworthy of worship? No.... Seek and you shall find, seek not and you shall be blind and the abode of the datkside awaits your spirit!!!!
All glory and praise be to him.
PEACE AND BLESSINGS

KAAN K SOLMAZ."

kaan the mongol turk — December 26, 2011 @ 8:17 PM

"F selam aleikum to my brothers and sisters.
You people are sleeping whilst awake... Unless you open yourself to inner spirituality and inner God consciousness you will never be releived of your anxieties of not knowingness. Truth is knowledge and knowledge is your awareness. You argue to dissaprove Allah the almighty. hes name is yhweh, adonai, elohim or God or Allah. He hath created the dominion and all languages. You read but fail to understand because your hearts are hardened. Without being humble and accepting you will never comprehend the greatness of our majesty Allah. He is depicted or spoke yabout as if he is a man. Or a wise old scholar. He is not human nor some sort of invisible spirit. He is vast and does not have a human appearence or attributes. he does not reside in the clouds. He is everything and also consciouss. We are but dust particles in hes sight, but we were created from him directly from light unlike animals and plants and solar systems, therefor we have consciousness, and know good from bad. Do not mislead your hearts to think that the early jewish scriptures, the gospel and the quran are merely fairy tales. There is warnings about this. Do not ignore these callings because your life every life was created to praise the almighty. He has given you freewill so that you may make the correct desicions. Is this boring? For the unbeleiver it is... but on the day of judgement you will be tormented and be boring to the malachaieh(angels) whose jobs are to carry out your sentences. Before its to late! I urge all non monetheists to wake up. The jews and christians are our brothers and we love them. Allah doesnt hate, people hate, Allah doesnt kill people kill.. Some so called muslims justify there actions by the quran. They are called munafeeks. What the quran incites when it says to kill the unbeleiver is true. This is not hate. The bible and jesus hiself even has passages like this. Does this make God unworthy of worship? No.... Seek and you shall find, seek not and you shall be blind and the abode of the datkside awaits your spirit!!!!
All glory and praise be to him.
PEACE AND BLESSINGS

KAAN K SOLMAZ."

mongol turc — December 26, 2011 @ 8:21 PM

"My dear brothers and sisters in humanity.
america is the big brother? how do you define america? A state with humanity or a state of rapist?
I am sure answer will be a state of freedom and humanity....not a state of rapist (though the rate of rape is the highest in america), we judge America by its law not by the people breaking the law!!!!!!! Ask yourself is it right or wrong?

WHEN WE DISCUSS AN IDEOLOGY IS IT BASED ON THE FOLLOWERS OR THE IDEOLOGY ITSELF?

on this forum, many people are trying to define ISLAM on basis of individuals! not on ideology!

Secondly many people are trying to interpret the term kaafir (non-believers) not on ideology but their own understanding.

IF one wants to understand this terminology then try to understand as who does "KORAN" mention as kaafir? who is non-believer.
HOW CAN ONE PROVE SOMETHING WRONG?

iF SOMEONE JUST START SAYING THAT CROW IS WHITE IN COLOUR, THEN EITHER PEOPLE WILL CALL ONE INSANE OR WILL ASK FOR A PROOF? ............."ISN'T IT THE CASE"......................IF THIS IS WRONG PLEASE CORRECT ME.

NOW COME TO THE POINT OF KAAFIR? wHO IS KAAFIR AND WHY?

TO DISBELIEVE IN ANYTHING, THERE SHOULD BE A PROOF, AND IF YOU WANT TO PROVE KORAN WRONG ............THEN YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WANDER AROUND? GOD in koran HIMSELF has given you the way to prove it wrong?

read through the KORAN chapter 2, verse 23-24!

which states

"IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT CONCERNING THAT WHICH WE REVEALED TO OUR SLAVE (MUHAMMAD P.B.U.H), THEN PRODUCE ONE SURAH(chapter) OF THE LIKE OF IT, AND CALL YOUR WITNESS BESIDE ALLAH IF YOU ARE TRUTHFUL.
AND IF YOU DO IT NOT- AND U CAN NEVER DO IT-THEN GUARD YOURSELF AGAINST FIRE PREPARED FOR DISBELIEVERS, WHOSE FUEL IS OF MEN AND STONES"

now my brothers and sisters in humanity, now GOD's challenge is there, If you can prove that its not the book of GOD(ALLAH), then you are not disbelievers(kaafir), but if you can not prove it wrong then that means this is the true book revealed by ALLAH(GOD)....................THIS IS THE FACT THAT THERE ARE ALWAYS TWO SIDES RIGHT OR WRONG....NOTHING IN BETWEEN......EVEN IN THE SO CALLED SCIENTIFIC WORLD AND THE BEST LAWS OF HUMANITY IN THE WORLD........(thief is only thief when you prove it otherwise you can not call anyone thief.........am i wrong?

SAME IS THE CASE YOU WILL BE CALLED KAAFIR (NON-BELIEVER) WHEN YOU CAN NOT PROVE THAT KORAN IS NOT THE BOOK OF (GOD-ALLAH)

PLEASE BEFORE COMMENTING ANYTHING FIRST PROVE IT WRONG....IF YOU CANNOT......AND STILL DISBELIEVE THEN ALL OTHER VERSES REGARDING KAAFIR WILL IMPLY ON YOU................

SAME IS THE CASE GO AND CALL OBAMA A THIEF! IF YOU CAN NOT PROVE IT THEN YOU WILL BE SUED, AND IF YOU DO NOT CALL HIM THIEF THIS LAW DOES NOT APPLY ON YOU,,,,,,,,,,IN OTHER WORDS YOU BELIEVE THAT HE(OBAMA) IS NOT THIEF...............

MAY GOD GIVE US ALL THE GUIDANCE AND UNDERSTANDING

GOD BLESS NOT ONLY AMERICA AND PEOPLE OF AMERICA BUT ......................GOD BLESS THE PEOPLE OF WORLD........Aameen"

real/unreal — February 25, 2012 @ 9:45 AM

"Muslim religion will end sooner than before.Mohammed was not a right man.Time is watching,god is watching.God has seen the misery given by bar baric islam to humanity.killing of millions mercylessly by bloody islam.Islam is a bloody religion or better to say a satanic principle.Mohammed was satan.In this world nothing is permanenet.God is energy , god is a holy power , god is purity but barbaric islam has blacken the name of god.I say to all true follower of god both muslim or non muslim that end your jehad, end your cruelty against humanity otherwise all those of you sinner will be killed in awful way by the god or by his agent like accident, viruses, infection, disease ,tsunami, earth quake."

atrue messanger of god — April 9, 2012 @ 4:19 PM

"brother, first of all u dont have any knowledge about islam ,its a great joke ,look at the person who dont know the proper name of islamic holy book name ,is commenting on islam .So brother first of all correct u r self , its not koran - it is Quran. secondly the word kafir is not abusive word as you are saying with little or no knowledge.The meaning of kafir is the person who doest not believe in one ALLAH, so now if anybody is having problem with the word then become muslim.Like wise you are also free to use the words like non christian or non hindus to all muslims. we would be the happiest person on the face of the world."

peacelover — April 24, 2012 @ 4:55 AM

"I am sorry for you my brothers and sisters who follow islamic faith. It is good that you have something that you believe in. May Allah bless you all. However as in other books of religion such as the bible and Quran god sees us as equal, yet you profess that your religion in the only true religion. There is no where in the Quran that said to circumcise the children yet you do. Some cultures forced the girls to get married against their will. Denied then of the gift of sexual pleaser from God.
Child circumcision facilitate the raping of young girls in cases of forced marriage because of the lack of feeling or penal pain during dry penetration resulting from sexual mutilation which in itself an act of child abuse.
God created everthing and the people distort it and say somthings are good and others are bad. If their is a true God then humanity has distorted it so much that people does not recougnise it anymore. But irrispective of your faith we are all one. why all the fighting? This is the only true One God and we are all part of it."

Denis Berarie — June 10, 2012 @ 11:04 AM

"God and science are interchangeable however the unexplained became distorted by the slant imposed on God by first religion then several religions; where by segregation of science took place in favour of superstitious cultures and other practises.
God is a system of order which entailed Mater Energy Space and Time (MEST) the entirety of existence. Good order in design (GOD) is the science aspect of God or the way the MEST is organised. Science is drive from the Latin word Scio meaning knowing therefore science give us the mean to know God in relation to ourselves and its entirety.
What religion has done is to create a perception of God as a single and separate entity so now we argue whether we are men of God or men of Science and never dare to see our self as an integral part of GOD (Mater Energy Space and Time). God is not constant because the MEST are not constant. We are the perfect example of that.
When Moses or Jesus went to the Mountain for 40 days, they did not see God! What happened was, they experienced a state of altered perception and a moment of epiphany; a sudden intuitive leap of understanding, especially through an ordinary but striking occurrence through hallucination resulting from deprivation of necessary nutrients to the body which was by then in starvation mode. This epiphany was misinterpreted as the supposed manifestation of a divine being, referred to as “God”.
Mosses came down with a brilliant clarity of how to bring social order in his society and the Law was born.
Jesus came down the mountain with the brilliant realisation that life is endless in terms of our MEST.
However the long and short of it is we are all one and that’s all that matters.

God created perfection and people distort the body e.g. circumcised. Call somethings good and others bad. It seem to me Islamic knows better than God."

Denis Berarie — June 10, 2012 @ 11:18 AM

"It seems to me there has been a fundamental misinterpretation by Muhammed of the Psalms and Jesus' words. When the Psalms speak of the 'evil man' or the 'man' as evil, they do not bespeak of a 'man' on earth, rather of the 'man', or voice/voices found inside one's head, which may be evil or good. Therefore, cut off the 'hand' of the evil voice inside your head, and war against the evil voice in your head, but do good unto your brethren who are good (good voices inside your head). The symbolism for the Psalms originated in EGYPTIAN writings- then they spread to all cultures, but apparantly lost their original intended meaning. Since the kingdom is within, no 'man' of the earth can prevent you from obtaining it, therefore- seek not to 'kill' men of the earth, rather- the man/voice inside your head. For the kingdom is within, anyway- so only a fool would believe that it has to be created on the outer level through killing actual people."

Julie — June 16, 2012 @ 3:03 AM

"And another thing, I am a Christian, and I believe in God, but if you are a Muslim then you do realize that ALLAH is the same as God? Yes Allah is the same as God. And that means that anyone who believes in God, such as Christians, are therefore NOT KAFIR.
And I have now proven that Muhammed has lied to you."

Julie — June 16, 2012 @ 3:08 AM

"If Muhammed says that Christians, because they don't believe in ALLAH, therefore are Kafir, this is a lie. Because Christians believe in God, and God is the same God as ALLAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Therefore, Muhammed has lied to you in his Quran, right to your face!!!!!!!"

Julie — June 16, 2012 @ 3:09 AM

"...And therefore all killings, hand cuttings, and whatever is deemed appropriate by Muhammed against God- fearing, God-believing people, is an act of disobedience against ALLAH, even though it is an act recommended by Muhammed. Because Muhammed was wrong. Allah never said that people who love God should be Kafir. Muhammed said that. What Allah said, but which was misinterpreted by Muhammed, is that good thoughts in the mind are our brothers, but evil thoughts in our mind are our enemies- make sure to kill evil thoughts. So Islam and Christianity alike both have waged sin and evil against feelow human beings because of a misinterpretation. The real ALLAH would never condone killing, mutilation, etc."

Julie — June 16, 2012 @ 3:14 AM

"Kafir is a subject based on the verb Kufr. One who commits Kuf’r is Kafir. Kuf’r in Arabic dictionary bears three meanings.

*To conceal,
*To be ungrateful
*To deny or to reject.

This word has been used in all these three meanings in the holy Book.

Now let us deliberate over these three meaning of ‘Kufr’:

Concealment

Concealment is associated with possession and endowment. One who possesses nothing precious has no need to hide. The Word of God, the Knowledge given by Him is a most valuable asset a man may possess. All along in the history of mankind, men of knowledge have been concealing from masses the Knowledge they possess so as to exploit them in the name of religion. Those who forbade the Knowledge of Vedas to the Shudras were indeed ‘Kafir’. Those who conceal from masses that Vedas forbid idol worship, have committed the crime of concealment. Not a single verse of the four Vedas speaks of the next life of a person in the mould of any animal or vegetation. Instead, they explain in detail the descriptions of eternal paradise and hell Hereafter. There are detailed prophecies of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) in Vedas. Those who conceal these facts from the people having faith in Vedas are Kafir (in Arabic). Jesus Christ never once in his gospel, claimed to be ‘The Only Begotten Son of God’. On the contrary, to emphasise his human origin he always referred to himself as ‘son of man’. Those who hide this truth are Kafir in the eyes of Qur’an, which is in Arabic. This is an undisputable fact that prior to Qur’an, all the previous scriptures revealed by God could not remain safe from human interpolation. Those who made changes in the Word of God were Kafir. It is also a verifiable truth that among all scriptures, claiming to be Word of God, only Qur’an is unaltered to the last word and letter. This is the biggest endowment of God to the mankind that Muslims claim to possess. This wealth was sent for the whole of mankind. If the possessors of this precious asset do not distribute it among mankind, for whom it was revealed, they would be Kafir. In the past, the men of knowledge stopped others from knowing the word of God, but at present, those who possess the most precious wealth, the way to ‘Mukti’ and salvation, are in general becoming the greatest criminals of concealment if they do not distribute the ‘Gyan’ (knowledge) of salvation. A large number of Muslims I dare say, are practically becoming the greatest Kafirs of today as far as this meaning of the word ‘Kuf’r’ goes. Mr. Chatterji can call them Kafirs who keep the knowledge of unadulterated Word of God to themselves.

Ungratefulness

Gratitude and ingratitude are also associated with prize, endowment and bestowment. Whoever has been bestowed by someone has an obligation to be grateful to his benefactor. If those calling themselves Muslims think that they have been bestowed with the safest and unaltered Word of God by their Lord, it is they who can be grateful or ungrateful. If their lives do not bear witness to the teachings of Islam and Qur’an, if they are becoming unwanted instead of blessing for the society and if their conduct is driving Non-Muslims to hate Islam and Qur’an then they are becoming ungrateful or Kafir in Arabic. In principle he cannot be called ungrateful who has not been gifted anything worth while.

Denial and Rejection

Denial or rejection is essentially linked to an order or request or an offer. You cannot deny or reject anything unless an offer has been made to you or you have been ordered or requested something. If I ask someone to bring me a glass of water and he rejects my request I can say that he has rejected my request or denied it. I have no right to claim he has denied if I did not ask or requested him in the first place. Whether the Non-Muslims are technically Kafir or not in the eyes of Islam, those who have not asked them to accept it after explaining and presenting it in a decent and convincing manner, have no moral right in letter and spirit to call them Kafir.

The decree or Fatwa is passed on apparent admission but Allah knows all that is apparent and hidden as well. On two counts above it is for every Muslims to introspect whether he is being a Kafir or not. Only the third meaning of the word may brand a non-Muslim as Kafir but only after he has been offered Islam in a convincing and acceptable manner.

Kafir in itself is not an abuse. It has been used in Qur’an for faithful and devout Muslims also. “There is no compulsion in religion. Verily the right path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever becomes Kafir of the false deities and believes in Allah, has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break...” (2:256)

From the above verse it must be clear that the word Kafir itself is not abusive. Kafir is a subject that needs an object. The rejecter of - what? Muslims are the Kafirs of Hinduism (in its present form). Hindus are the Kafirs of Islam (provided they have rejected it after understanding it). In Islamic terminology the word, if spoken without an object, is used for those who reject the Islamic Faith."

Mohammed Ameer — June 29, 2012 @ 11:17 PM

"Dear Mohammed,

'Kafir' is far from a neutral word as you claim.

You are dismissing that in the Islamic foundational texts (Koran, Sira and Hadiths), kafir is not used as a neutral word, but a very partisan one which is used to stir up hatred and motivate Moslems to kill and enslave those who are unworthy to live.

A kafir may be hated, mocked, robbed, punished, beheaded, confounded, plotted against, terrorized, annihilated, killed, crucified, cursed, killed in battle, raped, disgraced, exiled, dispossesed, ethnically cleansed, annihilated.

Do you want to be a kafir?

No? Then why would you follow a belief system that persecutes and treats ‘others’ so badly, merely for the sake of having a different belief, or none at all?"

Democracyistheanswer — August 28, 2012 @ 2:57 PM

"Would Muslims please explain why they deny the very sources of Islamic doctrine, the Koran and the hadith?
Are the sources wrong or are you ashamed of the Mohamed you find described there?"

Guy Macher — October 9, 2012 @ 10:48 AM

"you lot only make me laugh;you should read the bible before pointing finger at others.didnt david,soloman,moses killed infidles?didnt christians commit atrocities in asia africa australia and south america.have you not read about papal wars?have america and rushia been waging wars all over the world in love of humanity?give up religious madness and be a human being.almost all religions spread hatered against non believers.so does yours."

p.khan — October 22, 2012 @ 7:15 PM

"most people in the west do not believe in religion i,e christianity and bible, millions of christians gave up christianity entirely and became communists.karl marx the founder of communism was a jew.what do you have to say about that ?"

p.khan — October 23, 2012 @ 4:55 PM

"There's enough evil in the Quran & Hadiths without inventing fiction. The fact that Islam preaches death of non-believers and the rape of captive girls (in Allah's name), doesn't mean you should reword texts. Rewording Islamic texts in the manner you've done only harms your own integrity, and give Muslims excuses to support their hateful & nasty religion.

Rape in Islam

8:67 It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allah desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
8:68 Were it not a previous ordainment from Allah, a severe torment would have touched you for what you took.
8:69 So enjoy what you have gotten of booty in war, lawful and good, and be afraid of Allah. Certainly, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

23:1 Successful indeed are the believers. 2 Those who…
23:5 And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts)
23:6 Except from their ... (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess, for then, they are free from blame;


Sahih Muslim

Book 008, Number 3371:
... We went out with Allah's Messenger (pbuh) on the expedition to the Bi'l-Mustaliq and took captive some excellent Arab women; and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, (but at the same time) we also desired ransom for them. So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing 'azl. But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah's Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him? So we asked Allah's Mes- senger (pbuh), and he said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born.

Killing In Islam

Quran 8:39 "Fight them until faithlessness is no more, and religion becomes exclusively for Allah."
Bukhari 52:260 "The Prophet said,'If a Muslim discards his religion, kill him.’”
9:29 Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.


As I said, there's enough evil in Islam without making things up."

Brian — October 23, 2012 @ 9:43 PM

"Dear bloggers....Please do not heed to this nonsense biased website...This guy had only used verses from the translation of M.H.SHAKIR....please read the translation of ABDLH.YUSUF ALI for real meanings...and speak to a scholar for their meanings. thx"

truman — November 16, 2012 @ 11:43 AM

"ALLAH TOLD TO MUHAMMAD !!! WHY ONE SHOULD BELIEVE THIS ?? IT WAS POLITICAL AGENDA OF MUHAMMAD TO MAKE ALL HIS SLAVES. FOR THAT HE USED " ALLAH " HE KILLED HUMEN & HUMANITY"

RAM — December 4, 2012 @ 5:28 AM

"every where in the world muslims kill other, fight among them selves.LAST 1500 YEARS IT IS GOING ON , OH MUSLIMS COME OUT OF THIS JAIL OF MUHAMMAD , SAY NO TO BECOME SLAVE OF MUHAMMAD. ITS NOT ALLAH'S ORDERS BUT SHEER DICTETERSHIP OF MUHAMMAD. BE HUMAN , STOP ELSE, ALLAH WILL PUNISH YOU & YOU WILL BE KILLED BY YOURSELVES , JUST LIKE YADAVS OF LORD KRISHN"

RAM — December 4, 2012 @ 5:41 AM

"Bless you, RAM. I m praying for you."

diane ballou — December 7, 2012 @ 7:11 PM

"Hey brthrs,,,,
I have some doubts,,,,,
Who killed the great mahathma gandhi....? Muslim,,,?
Who killed indhira gandhi..?muslim..?
Who killed rajiv gandhi..?muslim..?
who killed many muslims in gujarath...?is he a muslim...?
Who killed lot of muslim in libya...?muslim..?
Who killed palastenian children,and womens...?muslim..?
Was adolf hitler a muslim...?
World war 1, world war.2,,,,,are they muslims...?
Who put atom bomb in hiroshima,and nagasaki..?muslim....?

Matter is only one,,,,
If any muslim kills another ,,the reason of quran and muhammed,,
Muslim killed a non muslim then he is terrorist,,,
A non muslim kills a muslim,,he is a criminal...."

Savad — December 19, 2012 @ 5:28 PM

"Between RIGHT and WRONG will fights until the Lastday; ISLAM is one and only right "Deen" and the Non-believers will find, find, and find a WAYS to distort its teachings....

They will make researches on the HOW they will distort the meanings and WISDOMS of Qur'an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) because this is the TRUTH...But whatever they will do....They won't PROSPER because that is a promised from ALLAAH (swt), as prophesed by Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) not Nostra Damus, Islam will RULE the WORLD in the End....And for you to know, a second WITHOUT the Kalima phraising LA ILAHA ILALLAH... the world will be annihilated... :-)"

Mohd ryan — January 2, 2013 @ 3:10 AM

"ARE YOU A MUSSALLMAAN OR KAFIR?
Always first understand the meaning of the word and then apply it. But many want to exploit religion for selfish reasons. They are empty drums making much noise to lure the simpletons into their nets. Such people are Angels of Hell leading people into the sectarian riots in which people of the same tribe kill each other. Wherever there is a strong tribal instinct, such Angels of Hell cannot establish their roots.
ADAM: - Adam was created in the image of God as the NOOR comes from Allah whilst the Nature that you can see is of the demiurge god of creation called Brahma, Khuda, Yahweh, etc. Such demiurge gods are jealous and revengeful as a natural man is and they behave like animals unless they are tamed or disciplined by a Priest of Adam called Rabbi, Brahmin, Fetish, etc. Priests. That is why the students of these school masters or the moral teachers teaching the moral laws are called Disciples. Moral laws are based upon the natural instincts of tit-for-tat. If the roots of the moral laws are based upon “His Word”, then they are sound otherwise they are of the sons of Satan of the highest order Al-Djmar Al-Aksa. He propagates KUFARS, KOORR or falsehoods that are sweeter than honey or sugar-coated tablets that lead to massive destructions during the sectarian riots. So, an ideal Priest should have the basic knowledge of “His Word” or of Super Natural God Which dominates the Nature. Christ Jesus demonstrated this when He made Twelve sparrows of clay on a Sabbath day and put life into them so that the spiritually blind Rabbi complaining about Him could see the Powers of the Super Natural God called Eloheim, Par Brahm, Allah, etc. An ideal Rabbi has been defined by Christ Jesus in Matt.13.v52:- Then He told them, “That is why every scribe or the moral teacher who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the school master, Rabbi, of a household, Synagogue, who brings forth both new, “His Word” that cannot be written down in ink on paper called Oral Torah and old things, the Scriptures that is written down in ink on paper for the once-born children to be taught, the Disciples, in their class rooms, out of his Treasure Chest, the knowledge”.
That is why Christ Paul equated Scriptures to “Milk for the once-born natural babies” and “His Word” called Gospel that is always received by an individual seeker, the twice-born, to “Meat”, the Flesh of Jesus. As Gospel cannot be revealed to all but the sensible twice-born people possessing holy spirit, common sense, it is presented in Parables or puzzles that a once-born cannot decipher.
Now, there is much Light in the East and people over there are more enlightened. Greed is also greatest of all in the world and for the sake of money they will exploit religious concepts. Islam of Mullah presents the excellent way of life based upon the generosity of the Gentile who never die for they do not live to die. This is represented by the Samaritan man who picked up a wounded person without asking him his tribal identity as the Jewish Rabbis, Pharisee, etc. wanted to know before helping. People of the West have such qualities but they are totally missing in the East.A
This Dark Age belongs to Khatris, who are very greedy people and they have no religion but thieves. That is why the greatest spiritual Doctor Satguru Nanak Dev Ji appeared among these spiritually sick people and the Khatri were not allowed to rule India directly for their greed was too much. People of the Judah tribe are Princesses of Darkness whilst the Khatris are Kings and Emperors of Darkness.
Now, Islam of Allah is Universal religion of all the religious people, who are sons of Man or have tribal identity. Khatris on becoming Mohammedans occupied Mosques and performed their most satanic deeds. They changed their tribal identity to Sheikh and hid their tribal surname from public but they consulted their family trees during social occasions such as marriage. People of menial tribes did not stick to their tribal identity and changed their surnames from generation to generation. Such people are bastards worse than those born of the prostitutes and these are the people that make much sectarian noises to create riots.
I go to Oxford and being of the Jatt tribe, the menial tribal people do not like the Gospel Truth. It is only the sensible people of West that appreciate my Preaching of Gospel. This fulfils the Saying of Christ Jesus, “Lightning strikes in the East, Gospel originates from the East but shineth towards the West, the people of the West would appreciate the Light and not the greedy people of the East”. Western scholars like Trump and McLeod have done research on Sikhism, but the satanic Khatris did not like to be exposed. McLeod mentioned that around 0.9 per cent Khatris, 1.3 per cent Arorras and the maximum of 67 per cent by the Jatts, the highest appreciative people. I am a Jatt and my people are farmers and serve military but the Khatris are mostly business men cheating people.
Time of Justice is approaching when during the riots, the poor shall kill the rich and their ill-gotten wealth will become a noose around their necks.
In short, always deal with people who identify themselves through the tribal surname, a son of Man whilst those who conceal their tribal surnames are Bastard Al-Djmar Al-Wusta. Almost 90 per cent Pakistani hide their tribal identities and Jatts hide the least. That is why Jatts are more considerate in dealing with religious people but the sons of Satan have no conscience.
Thus, 99 per cent Mohammedans in Pakistan and India are KAFIR who take bribes, cheat, fleece, etc. You will find more Muslims in the West, who may not be Mohammedans."

Chaudhry Rajinder Nijjhar Jatt — March 11, 2013 @ 7:38 PM

"syria , egypt who is killing afagan napakistan who are killing ??muslims kill in the name of religion gandhi were killed not for religion, not because of any book or those killer were not having millions of killer followers, but mhd have !!!!!
30% muslims are 30000% terrorist, they can kill whole world muslims & non muslims in the name of allah"

bhausaheb — March 30, 2013 @ 7:21 AM

"Truly balanced. True, I never read the Qur'an in whole. Neither the Hadith and Sira. But I dealt with Israel for fourteen years now and came to the conclusion that doublespeak is a typical practice of Arab society in dealing with the western world in English and the Eastern World in Arabic with two different messages. What I did is read books by people that are on site and have a better grasp of reality concerning the Middle East conflict and I also read books by people that used to be Muslim and converted, in this case, to Catholicism as in the case of R. V. Menezes who became a Catholic bishop in India. http://www.amazon.com/Life-Religion-Mohammed-Prophet-Arabia/dp/192929168X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370800984&sr=1-2&keywords=The+Life+and+Religion+of+Muhammad+prophet+of+Arabia

Yet, I still will read all the other books as I have done before to have a better say.
In case of Sarah, one of the commentators, it is almost a certainty that this might not even be the real name. Either way, people refuting what is on this web site and similar sites like this, never ever back up their claims with any valid proof. This is also customary for the whole leftist liberal scene where accusations are made not base on facts but wishful thinking."

Andy — June 9, 2013 @ 2:12 PM

"It's funny how all the Muslims who are commenting here CONFIRMS what this article says."

A happy kafir — October 17, 2013 @ 11:59 AM

"christians know that their religion is melting down and the world is now turning to islam as alternative, the christian leaders who feed fat from tithes now resort to blackmail and lies against islam.it is too late , truth is now clear"

ibrahim itace — February 12, 2014 @ 1:59 PM

"I testify that Quran is the Book of Allah Subhanahu, Islam is the only true religion and prophet Mohammad salalaho alaihay waslam is His last prophet and Islam the only BEST religion. It is important to believe in Allah, His oneness, His books including Quran, Torah, Injeel and Zaboor, His angels, His prophets and Akhirat before you die. Whoever refuses their lord will be in great loss. Quran calls you to accept Islam so that you be saved from Hell. Today kufars mock on Muslims, in Akhirat Muslims will mock on kufars for their foolishness."
www.learnquraan.co.uk"

abdul basit — June 6, 2014 @ 12:36 AM

"Rational proof that Mohammed was a true prophet, may peace be on him:
1. Muhammed was not able to read nor write, so he did not write the Quran. Since he was orphaned and raised by his uncles and others in his tribe, he was illiterate. The Quran in Arabic rhymes and is of extremely high quality literature and poetry that no poet has ever been able to equal. Even Christian Arabs attest to its great literary quality.
2. The tribal leaders of Mecca offered Muhammed the leadership of Mecca and much wealth IF he would just give up preaching Islam. The Meccan leaders thought of him as trustworthy and certainly SANE. The prophet Muhammed declined the offer of wealth and leadership saying that even if he were given the sun and moon he would not give up preaching. He was committed to his maker.
3. He prayed no less than one fourth of each night to God, Allah, the Creator. He was thankful to his creator.
4. His genealogy can be traced back to the prophet Abraham. Yes, all prophets are related by blood to the other prophets.
5.Though some people ridiculed him, called him a lunatic in order to discredit his mission (to carry forth God,s (Allah's ) words and message), threw stones at him and made war against him, he persevered in obeying Allah, transmitting the words of the Quran revealed to him by the angel Gabriel.
6. Muhammed, by Allah's permission and power, performed a physical miracle, the splitting of the moon, as proof to the Arabians he was a prophet. No, I was not there and no one today was there when Jesus (Issa) multiplied the fish, but there are accounts written of the miracle. Even presently there exists a deep furrow down the middle of the moon.
7. The old testament and rabbis predicted the coming of prophet Muhammed. The cousin of Muhammed's wife Khadidja was a Christian who interpreted from the Bible, Torah of his time that Muhammed was the prophet that was predicted in the old testament."

Latifa J. — September 25, 2014 @ 8:47 AM

"Definition and Tafseer (explanation) of Kafirs from Quran
There is an entire small chapter devoted to kafir.

Surah Kafiroon chapter 109, Quran

This is an intimidating surah to study because of its simple language, yet nothing is as simple as it looks. Also there is repetition and we need to understand the reasons and wisdom behind it with deep study.

Discussion and linguistic and literary analysis of this surah is quite complex, so it’s been watered down for us in this lesson, yet remaining coherent.

Connection with Surah al-Kauthar:

In Surah al-Kauthar, the kuffar had insulted the Prophet (saws) (and had called him batara Muhammadun – Muhammad is cut off (in lineage)). Allah SWT responded to that language in the last ayah when He said inna shaaniaka huwa al-abtar. But when they called him something, Allah SWT has given him (saws) has the right to call them something back. And instead of insulting them, the word used for them is al-kafiroon.

So from the very beginning, it’s not even addressing them directly. It’s not “ya ayyuha al-kafiroon” [oh you who disbelieve], rather, it’s “qul ya ayyuha al-kafiroon [say; oh you who disbelieve] … .” In other words, Allah SWT is telling His Messenger to now call them al-kafiroon. The insult they hurled at him was abtar, and the word hurled against them by Allah is al-kafir. We’ll look at this difference in more detail a little later but for now:

1) Their insult didn’t have any reality. The reality of his name or his legacy not being mentioned anymore just isn’t true. It’s in fact the opposite – his mention will be made until the Day of Judgment. So he’s farthest from being abtar.

On the other hand the allegation Allah makes against them and the name he calls them fits perfectly.

2) When they tried to criticize the Prophet (saws) it wasn’t a criticism of his character or his behavior or his actions, because there’s nothing to criticize there. But when Allah SWT criticizes them, He uses an attribute that’s tied to an action. So it’s not just a bad word for them, but kafir (disbeliever, denier, rejecter) represents a crime which they are actually guilty of, and something they are blameworthy of.

The second connection with Surah al-Kauthar is that the kuffar are called “shaniak” – the enemy. And shani is the worst kind of enemy. It’s as if we are learning Allah’s definition of who is the enemy of Prophet (saws). It’s being further defined here: it’s the ones who are bent upon kufr after years and years of da’wah. After years and years of the softest approach. Years and years of warning, and they not only not get the message but insult the Messenger (saws). These people are the worst kind of enemy because of their kufr. So instead of using the same word, Allah calls them kafir here because there is no difference. Later on in the Madani Qur’an Allah SWT commands His Messenger (saws) in Surah Tahreem:9 to make struggle against the kuffaar and munafiqeen and be harsh towards them. We will understand later why he (saws) is told to be harsh when we see that the Messenger (saws) by nature is not harsh. He’s soft and merciful (many aayaat dedicated to how merciful he is (saws)). Even in the Makki Qur’an when Allah’s Messenger (saws) talks to the kuffaar, he’s always soft with them. This is a tough ayah, revealed against the people of disbelief.

The other thing is these kuffar outnumbered and outpowered the believers at this point. Politically and socially. On top of that status, they’re belitting the Prophet (saws) by saying he doesn’t even have sons to carry his name. And they felt all this put them in a position of strength, and put the Prophet (saws) in a position of weakness. One of the things they offered him as a compromise was “we’ll accept your religion for a year and you accept ours for one year. Then we’ll come back to ours next year, and we’ll alternate.” In other words, we’ll all share Islam for a season, and then shirk for a season. Give and take. Or we’ll give you wealth and whatever else, just leave us alone. Don’t bother us in our practices. So they offered the Prophet (saws) this compromise.

This sentiment of compromise tells us two things: 1) they’d figured out that this man would never stop calling to whatever he’s calling to. And they knew they weren’t going to let go either, so they knew they had to come to a political compromise. Get him to give a little, and give a little of their own. In the Qur’an Allah says in Surah Qalam:9 – they really want that you soften up a little bit so they can soften up a little. Both compromise a little bit so that all can be happy. That’s what they want. They’ve understood that he (saws) would never give up Islam altogether so they’ll just take a piece of it. And they know he (saws) would never accept all of their religion so they’re OK with him accepting just a part of it. And this is one of the classic tricks of Shaytan. Allah says in the Qur;an in Surah Baqarah:208 – Those of you who claim to believe enter into the fold of Islam, into submission, completely and absolutely while not following the footsteps of Shaytaan. In other words, entering into Islam but not completely is following the footsteps of Shaytaan. He doesn’t necessarily want us to leave Islam, just compromise a part of it. He wants a little at first, then next time he comes around a little more, and so on.

Br. Nouman’s teacher used to give the example of dam with a little tiny crack in it. You don’t need to destroy the dam – all you need is a tiny crack. It’s going to grow bigger and bigger until the whole thing is gone. The rest takes care of itself, and this was the strategy of the Quraish. But in the previous surah, Allah has given the Prophet (saws) al-kauthar, so much that nobody can give him anything that can compete. So no matter what you give him, power, money, wealth, it can’t compete. He’s not bribable. Further, he (saws) can’t be threatened, because again in the previous surah, the enemy is gone (huwa al-abtar). He’s taken care of by Allah. So at this point, the Prophet (saws) need not be afraid or give in to them. He’s being told, go straight to their faces and tell them yaa ayyuha al-kafiroon. Very profound placement of this surah, connected with the one before it. No need to be concerned with how they’re going to react, based on assurances in the previous surah.


قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْكَافِرُونَ

Say; “O disbelievers,

Introductory comments to surah:

The kuffar were willing to give a little bit, but Allah still called them kafiroon. He (SWT) didn’t call them compromisers or even mushrikoon. This is important. The people who disbelieve in the Qur’an are called “al-ladheena kafaroo,” and they are addressed directly in the Qur’an at only one place, in Surah Tahreem:7, when they will addressed on the Day of Judgment. Perhaps it is the angels or believers saying this to them because elsewhere in the Qur’an Allah tells us that He won’t address the kuffar.

Now the Quraish weren’t saying we reject your god, yet they were still called kuffar. When they were asked who created the heavens and the earth, Allah swears they will surely say Allah. Kufr means rejecting Allah, shirk means accepting Allah but associating other partners. So their crime from what we understand based on their words is that of shirk. But in this surah, Allah calls them al-kafiroon. It’s a very strong term. This difference is important. Why use this term?
These offers of compromise were coming from Aswad b. Abdil Muttalib, Umayyah b. Khalf, Waleed b. Mughirah and other such people, the leaders of Quraish at the time. Giving da’wah has some parallels with making a sale. The customer has the higher position, especially if the salesman sounds desperate. So the kuffar think he (saws) is in the weaker position because he is giving da’wah, and they think they can cut a deal with him to their advantage. Allah tells His Messenger, no you’re not desperate, actually you don’t even need to respond, I will respond. Just tell them this. Qul.

Kafiroon is used in the noun form, not in the (weaker) verb form. It refers to their being engaged in disbelief in the past, present and future, persistently. In other words Allah is talking to people who are at the point of no return. He’s addressing “cemented” disbelievers, who it is clear are never going to change. And Allah is the One who is sure, so He’s calling them that, not the Prophet. If the surah had said “alladheena kafaroo,” it leaves open the possibility of them believing in the future. But the use of “al-kafiroon” shuts that. Their fate is sealed.

This answers an important question – this surah is not talking about all the kuffar. It’s talking specifically about a section of people who have been given the best opportunity to accept Islam. They received the most effective da’wah from the most effective da’iee with the best character. There is none better than him. He’s exhausted his efforts and they haven’t budged. The only description left for them is al-kafiroon.


Why kufr and not shirk? All these years when they refused to leave their shirk, refusal and denial and rejection, this is kufr.

Another meaning of the word kafir: Whenever Allah uses this word, He also says kufr of what. Like disbelieving in Allah, or His Signs, or His Messengers, or the Qur’an, etc. But here, nothing specific is mentioned, so it means all of these things. They think they believe in Allah and worship Him at the Ka’aba, but they really don’t. They disbelieved in the Messenger and His Signs. Also in their own fitrah (7:172). They denied on the outside as well as what was inside, and they are permanently kafiroon.

Another powerful meaning of the word kafiroon or kufr: It doesn’t only mean refusal or denial or rejection, it can also mean denial of a favor. Kufraan an-ni’mah in Arabic, to be ungrateful for a favor. They are a people who received the favor of Allah, especially because of the du’a of Ibrahim (as) (last ayah of Surah Quraish). They received protection from Ashaab-ul-Feel, they got to go on their merchant trips in both seasons, and above all this, they received Allah’s Final Messenger as a result of Ibrahim (as)’s du’a. And they are so ungrateful.

The soft nature of the Messenger (saws) is described at many places in the Qur’an and is implicit in many other places (being told to be soft in argumentation etc.) and such harsh words cannot come from him (saws) so Allah (SWT) tells him “qul” – tell them. Just say it to them as He is telling him to. Kafiroon implies permanence. These are heavy words, very deep in meaning and they imply a finality. It is a very big, momentous and harsh thing to call people “al-kafiroon.” He (saws) came as a mercy, with concern for humanity, but now he’s being told say what even he doesn’t like hearing himself.

It means that this special brand of kuffar will never get the message.

Just in that word “qul” there are so many lessons. The kuffar think they can choose who to worship, they think they have freedom of religion. The Prophet (saws) isn’t presenting his opinion, he has no authority to change what he’s bringing to them. Allah is saying HE will talk back to them, to let them know that he (saws) is in no position to compromise, he has no authority to do so, he can’t make these decisions. He’s only communicating with them, and that’s why he’s called a messenger. There’s no room for compromise.


Who is this surah talking to?
It’s not for all disbelievers. It’s not for your neighbor, not for the Jews and Christians. It’s specifically for a group of people who received the special favor of Allah for generations, and then the most special favor of Allah, and His Revelation heard by their own ears from the mouth of the Messenger (saws) himself and who still refused to believe. It’s at this point they get this title.

Today we are very careless in how we understand the Qur’an and how we communicate it to others. We think we can just use this for any non-Muslim. It’s not that simple. We shouldn’t oversimplify and be careless with the Word of Allah. Imams Shaukani and Zamakhshari say these are specific kuffar, who Allah already knew will never believe. Can’t throw around that word to anybody.

The kuffar proposed a compromise with two parts: we worship your god one year, and you worship ours for one year. And Allah SWT answers both proposals with rejections, separately, which is one understanding of the repetition in the surah. Two offers and two rejections. It’s not just random repetition. We’ll see more benefits to the repetition.

How did the Prophet (saws) deliver this message? The leaders are having their meeting, and he (saws) walks straight up to them and says yaa ayyuha al-kafiroon. Straight up, he didn’t call them people of Makkah or Quraish or anything. You’ve rejected me, I’m rejecting you. He’s saying he (saws) has nothing to do with them. Completely disassociating himself from them. This complete separation is pretty much a declaration of war. He’s not even going to call them by a dignified name but just kafiroon, and it’s not just him but he’s been commanded.

The kuffar knew Prophet (saws) doesn’t lie, even if they said so outwardly. They knew he (saws) only uses the best of language, so what is making him use these words now? How bad do you have to be to invite such language? It adds a level of disgust and ugliness to his message.

Despite the commandment for da’wah being to do it with utmost softness and good speech, at this point Allah is making clear that He doesn’t care about these people anymore. The doors to da’wah are closed, and so are the doors to the Prophet (saws)’s mercy.


Use of Yaa ayyuha

This is used in formal settings in Arabic. For example, it’s not used to address a child. The Prophet (saws) is accorded an extra degree of respect when being addressed Yaa ayyuha al-rasool or yaa ayyuha an-nabi. Same with al-ladheena aamanu. Use of ya ayyuha also implies that what is to come is no small talk, it’s serious. Formality and distancing. It is an announcement of severing of all relationships with them. At this point, I have nothing to do with you and you have nothing to do with me. And all of this is just in the first ayah! We think it comes in the last verses, but this message is contained just in the first call.

The language so far shows how disgusted Allah SWT is with the compromise proposal they came up with. It’s not just a simple “No,” He SWT calls them kafiroon first. Almost like a curse. This is the anger of Allah manifest in these words

لَا أَعْبُدُ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ

I do not worship what you worship.

We need to understand the definition of ‘ibadah to understand this ayah. Briefly covered here, more extensive coverage in previous surahs. Imam Ibn Taymiyyah has 5 conditions in his definition of being an ‘abd of Allah:

1) Need to have Obedience to Allah (Ta’a). Also implies that obedience to Allah trumps obedience to anything else. Can only obey Allah’s Creation while it also means obeying Allah, and if you’re disobeying Allah in the process this is already shirk and you’re no longer ‘abd.

2) Love (Hubb). We have to love Allah ‘azza wa jall more than anything else. Those who believe are intense in their love for Allah (2:165). We love different things, our family, assets, etc. but for believers all of that comes under love for Allah.

3) Tawakkul: We have to trust & rely our Master. We have embody this attitude: I’ve accepted myself as a slave, I’ve accepted Him as the Master, so whatever instructions He gives me I have to trust that they are better for me. Whatever situation He’s putting me through, I have to trust Him, in that no matter how hard obeying Him is in that situation, it is better for me. We have to trust that that’s true.

4) Sincerity. When we do something, especially an act of ‘ibadah, we have to do it sincerely for the sake of Allah alone. We can’t mix with Allah other things. If we’re giving sadaqah to the masjid, we can’t think yeah it’s a good tax writeoff, AND it’s good sadaqah. We can’t mix those intentions. This sincerity is talked about in the previous surah as well (fa Sallee li rabbik), and in other places as well (6:162).
We serve the deen in many capacities. In the beginning it’s for Allah, but soon frustration and discontent kicks in and we start thinking we need to be in charge and our ego kicks in. Nobody appreciates me. We don’t realize it but over time we begin to do it for appreciation. We have to maintain this ikhlas.
5) Terms of slavery. When we get a job, there’s a contract with the company. Spells out what each owes each other. It’s an understanding. For example between a husband and a wife, or parent and child, or government and citizen. Usually these contracts are a result of compromise, and spells out each other’s rights. With Allah, these terms are not a result of discussion and compromise. These come from above, we just take them. We are in no position to define or discuss these terms, we can’t define what it means to worship or obey Allah. Those definitions are coming from Allah, and that’s what makes us a slave. The kuffar are making tawaf, making sajdah, etc. but the terms of their worship are not as specified by Allah. They came up with it themselves. But Allah says if you do that it’s unacceptable. The only way it’s acceptable is if it comes from Allah, and the only way it comes to us is through the Messenger. If you worship Allah the way you want, you’re not a slave.
‘Uboodiyyah is not just worship but also slavery. Two terms, combined in Arabic. So when the Messenger (saws) says laa a’budu ma ta’budoon, it doesn’t just mean I will not worship, also I will not be enslaved to. Worship is specific acts, but we are always slaves of Allah whether we are doing those acts or not. This is a powerful concept – we are not to live our lives according to how Allah wants us to only in Jumuah or specific times, we are enslaved to Allah in between the prayers too. A lot of the time people worship Allah but don’t act like His slave.
Partial English definitions contribute to this confusion. ‘Ibadah includes both.

The Arabs refused to worship Allah alone, and also refused to be His slaves. There are two problems addressed in this surah. When they refused to direct their worship to Allah alone, that’s a problem of worship. But when they refused to take care of the orphan and feed the needy and enjoin justice, when they refused to act like His slaves. The ayah says I will not be enslaved to, and I will not worship, what you have been worshipping. The Messenger (saws) is being told to talk about what they worship and what they are slaves of. They’re worshippers of idols, false gods, and they are slaves of their own desires. The Prophet (saws) is refusing both of those things. The laa, according to some scholars, is more an emphasis on the future rather than the present, to quash any compromise ideas the kuffar might have had. It’s never going to happen, get it out of your heads.


وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ

Nor are you worshippers of what I worship.

wa laa antum ‘abidoona ma a’bud.



And By the way, you are not worshippers of nor are you enslaved to what I worship.
‘Abidoon again is a noun, so it signifies that never have you been in the past, nor are you now nor will you ever be in any way worshipping the same God as I do or be enslaved to Him. That has never happened and it will never happen – it’s a guarantee they will remain in kufr.


Why is Allah SWT cursing them in this way? The answer lies in another part of the Qur’an: 43:79. The Arabic word is ibram. It means to tie a rope for construction. They didn’t have cement in the past, so they had to tie things together. It has to be a thick, strong rope, tied and twisted in very strong ways. Every part of the process is double to ensure the rope will never be loose. This is the word Allah uses to describe the commitment of the kuffar to remain kuffar. Have they tied their rope when it comes to this decision? Are they so sure about their decision to remain kuffar? If so, then We have tied up our rope also, i.e. they will remain in kufr. When the kuffar “tied their rope,” the word used is a verb, signifying transience, but when Allah ties their rope, he uses a noun signifying permanence. On the day of judgment, perhaps the disbelievers will try to untie their rope. But it’s too late then. fa inna mubrimoon. In this verse it was hypothetical, but in Surah Kafiroon it IS the case – they’ve most certainly tied their rope, made up their minds.

So the message is don’t be confused, don’t think you’ve ever worshipped what I worship, not even before I was a Messenger. The Prophet (saws) never did shirk, we know that, but he (saws) truly became Allah’s slave after revelation came. This is reflected in the verb form in the previous ayah (a’budu).

These two ayaat have to do with the future now, taken together. I will not be compromising, and it’s clear that you will not be compromising, you won’t be coming to the slavery and worship of Allah


وَلَا أَنَا عَابِدٌ مَّا عَبَدتُّمْ

Nor will I be a worshipper of what you worship.

Now we turn to the past. Two ayaat for the future, two for the past.
wa laa ana ‘abidun. – and I am not a worshipper of. I have never ever been enslaved to maa ‘abadtum, what you worshipped. Don’t think that your god was the same as mine and don’t think mine was the same as yours. The one I was worshipping before was never the same as yours. And if I haven’t done so in the past, do you expect me to compromise now that revelation has come to me? It’s even more impossible now.


وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ



Nor will you be worshippers of what I worship.
And now tied to the past – wa laa antum ‘abidoona ma a’bud.

The second repetition is for the past. This is another understanding of the repetition.
A third way to understand: when you declare animosity to someone you use the harshest tone. Part of being harsh is to repeat. Like “I hate you! I hate you!”

It illustrates anger. They better get it right, if they didn’t understand properly the first time around, here it is again.

The word maa is important. Allah didn’t say man a’bud – and you don’t worship WHO I worship. He SWT didn’t say that. He said “what.” “What” I worship. The word what is used for non-living things, not living things. Who is for living things. Twice!

One way to understand is to take it as referring to the acts of worship. You don’t do those acts that I do. You will never take the form of worship and slavery that I do. They mean two different things.


Second meaning: if taken as the actual being to which worship is directed, it’s a way of saying what a pathetic falsehood you worship and what an amazing God I worship.

Difference between who and what: who involves an identity (like a name). What involves qualities (accountant, programmer, etc.). When maa is used, the question is about quality. So the quality of Allah, a True God is being highlighted (maa a’bud in ayah 3). What an amazing God I worship. When maa is used for them, (maa ‘abadtum) what pathetic falsehoods you’re following – what are the qualities of what you follow and what I follow. That’s the word maa here. You think you’re worshipping the same amazing Allah that I worship? Can your acts be attributed to Allah? Never! Do you really think the service I perform for my Master is comparable to what you do for your pathetic gods in front of you? Never.

The difference is made clear and wide by the use of the word maa. The nature of Allah is highlighted in the use of the word maa.


لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِ

For you is your religion, and for me is my religion.”

Lakum deenukum wa leeya deen.
Probably one of the most misunderstood ayaat in the Qur’an in our times.
Commonly translated as to you be your religion and to me be mine.


Lakum is early – it’s not deenukum lakum. It implies exclusivity. So what’s being said is your way of life, your religion is only for you. It’s never ever going to be for me. If lakum was after deenukum it wouldn’t be “only.” And wa leeya deen – and my deen is only for me when it comes to you. In other words, there’s never going to be any exchange. That time is past.

In other words, I am leaving this town. These ayaat are a precursor to the hijrah of Prophet Muhammad (saws). Da’wah is done with these people, and now hijrah has to happen. His only purpose in Makkah is da’wah. But now he’s saying the doors are closed – he’s basically renounced his citizenship.

Now for one more angle. The word deen. It comes from the word dain, or loan in English. Something owed to you or something you owe someone in precise terms. Also used in Arabic for government because a gov’t gives the people what they are owed and the people give the gov’t what they owe. It’s a precise exchange. A deen necessitates an authority. The Day of Judgment – when people get exactly what they deserve and pay exactly what they owe is also called Yaumu ad-deen.

So one of the meanings of lakum deenukum wa leeya deen is you will get exactly what you deserve. Your judgment will be only for you. And my judgment will be only for me. And you’ll find out the consequences of your kufr when the day of Deen comes. So this is an open challenge, you want to head for Hellfire, it’s only for you at this point. A special judgment for those bent upon kufr. And my special judgment is for me. Let’s see who comes out on top in the end. It’s an open challenge.

Some have misunderstood this to mean that the Prophet (saws) doesn’t care whether they do shirk, you go your way I go mine, I’ll mind my own business and you mind yours. This is a misinterpretation and a misreading of the ayah. To understand you just need to look at the context.

When was this ayah revealed? After a decade of da’wah. And at that point what they’re being told is you keep it up, you keep doing what you’re doing and I’ll keep up what I’m doing and eventually we’re not going to collide with words, we’re going to collide with the sword. This is a precursor to the conflict that’s about to come.
There’s a conflict embedded inside these words because the mushrikoon are keeping their idols at the Haram, and the Messenger’s job (saws) is to purify the religion of Ibrahim (as) by reclaiming the House of Allah for the purpose it was built for. He can’t do it as long as there are idols there.

In order for his deen to be complete, their deen has to go. You keep doing your deen, I’ll keep doing mine, and we’ll see who comes out on top. In Surah Saff:9 Allah says He sent His Messenger with guidance and the deen al-haqq – the religion or judgment of truth – so it may overshadow and overcome and encompass all the other deens there are. Any other form will be overshadowed and overcome even if the mushrikoon hate it. So keep doing what you’re doing but it’s going to be overcome. My deen has already been guaranteed. The word deen comes up again in the next surah (wa ra’ita an-naasa … ). We learn that conflict is announced in this surah, and in the next surah victory is announced.

A personal attack was made on the Prophet (saws) in the previous surah and his family – that his family is cut off and his name won’t last. They thought his followers were unimportant and he had no children, but Allah SWT is saying that the Messenger (saws) alone is enough for these people. So He SWT doesn’t command the believers together to say (qooloo) and He doesn’t say laa na’budu (we don’t worship … ). It’s qul and a’budu. Singular. Non-Muslim historians say sometimes that Muhammad depended on his followers for all that he achieved. But this surah shows us believers that it’s not true.

In Surah Taubah Allah tells the Sahaba if they don’t help him, Allah has already helped him. So that’s not our attitude. He has already gotten help from Allah.
In Hunayn, some of the Sahaba got shocked and ran away and he’s all alone and the archers are above the hill, and he (saws) is just standing there saying ana ar-rasoolu la kadhib – I’m the Messenger, I’m not a liar. He stood there by himself. This is the courage Allah SWT has given His Messenger.

The kuffar were looking to compromise with the Messenger, but Allah tells them he’s not the one they should be dealing with. These are My decisions. The Messenger is only communicating. The response isn’t even in his words – Allah is dictating it.

So at the end of the surah, lakum deenukum wa leeya deen. The deen at the end is actually deenee. For rhetorical reasons, the final ya is removed. Just a kasra left now. This kind of omission is used for several purposes. One of them is for exclamation. We don’t extend the vowel when we want to be emphatic. We don’t say rabbee when we make du’a we say rabbi. It’s short, we’re desperate before Allah and it’s a cry to Allah. Here is shows the emphatic power with which Allah’s Messenger (saws) declares that it’s his deen. The ya would refer to his deen, and his role has been minimized in this declaration and Allah’s role has been maximized (by the word qul). It’s as if Allah is saying, even at the end, don’t mention yourself much. It’s not really you who’s making this decision. SubhanaAllah

Third and final point about the end of this surah. The last ten surahs are a good depiction not only of the seerah of the Prophet Muhammad (saws) but also of his legacy as it is tied to that of the Prophet Ibrahim (as).

Consider Mumtahinah:4. Ibrahim (as) and those with him said they were completely disassociating themselves, no doubt about it, from those and what they worship anything besides Allah. We are cutting ourselves off from you and your worship. Sound familiar? The verse goes on to say kafarna bikum – we are doing kufr of you people and your people. And now animosity and hatred has been born between us and you forever (that group in particular) until you believe in Allah the One and Only.

Isn’t this another form of Surah Kafiroon and how the Messenger (saws) deals with Quraish? Even in his animosity to the Quraish he (saws) is repeating the legacy of Ibrahim (as). Not just in fa Sallee li rabbika wanHar. And Allah explains His ayaat in this manner. How beautifully things come together! How incredibly well history connects! The Prophet (saws) was told to speak alone, and Ibrahim (as) was told to speak with the few followers he had with him. The contrast is clear – Muhammad (saws) had more followers at that time is told to speak alone, because the kafiroon need to know what he’s made of and they can’t speak to him in this way.

May Allah ‘azza wa jall give us an appreciation of the Qur’an and an understanding of it and a love of His Messenger (saws).

Barakallahu wa lakum fee Qur’an il-Hakeem, wa nafa’na wa iyyakum bi ayaati wa dhikri al-Hakeem.

copied from:
http://linguisticmiracle.blogspot.com/2010/05/surah-kafiroon-dream-student"

Latifa J. — September 25, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

"One day, when I was a young boy, I was disappointed, angry because someone I before considered to be a friend, had cheated on me. After telling my mother about it, she hold my face with both hands, looked me in my eyes and said: "Listen now my boy and never forget it:
People's actions are the manifestations of what they deep inside believe in.
So if you want to avoid to be cheated on or mislead watch what they DO and you will see what their real agenda is. Let that be your primary point of attention.
If their doings are an expression of their sayings, they are honest. If they say one thing and do something else they are dishonest. Keep this in mind. Always!"
And so I did.
After having lived now more than 7 decades, after having met people from almost all continents, this advice showed to be the best advice I ever got. It saved me from lot of harm.
Mostly wise people don't say much but always act accordingly."

Carsten H. — October 5, 2014 @ 7:13 AM

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