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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Quraan and Freedom of Faith

Thank God, we have an opportunity for Muslims and Non-Muslims alike to see the beauty and wisdom of Qur’aan; the European Kings paid the greedy men to mis-translate the Qur’aan (info on the panel) to create hate towards Muslims among their dumb subjects in the 10th century; while Hilali Khan has made the same ugly effort to mistranslate the Qur'aan - you can check his work at his translation of Qur'aan and one such example is at - http://quraan-today.blogspot.com/2008/01/unlike-jews-or-christians-17.html on this site.

Both the works were to distort the Qur’aan for their gains or unethical influence. In the process, not only Muslims, but the Christians and Jews were duped too and of course these evil translations have muddied the minds of "shallow scholars" from across the globe. Finding the truth is your own responsibility and it will bring salvation from ill-will and misgivings.

If you are not a Muslim, all you have to do is to sit with an Arabic speaking Jew or a Christian and get their attestations to the veracity of mis-translations of Qur'aan done by the Europeans and the Hilali Man. God has shared his wisdom through a range of holy books or oral traditions in every community and every nation and God cannot be exclusive or do favors to one and not the others. The very first verse in Qur’aan is - Praise the Lord, he is God of the "universe".

Thank God there are 18 translations of Qur'aan out there now, hope it will help people understand the evil intent of the Original European translations and the one and only Muslim translation. I would recommend Mohammad Asad, Yusuf Ali and Pickthall and there are more on the horizon where you'd feel the connection no matter what faith you are from.

Mike Ghouse

Compiled by Muhammed Irtaza
Quraan and Freedom of Faith

[10:99] Had your Lord willed, all the people on earth would have believed. Do you want to force the people to become believers?

The Quran guarantees freedom of choice to all the people on earth:

[2:256] There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in GOD has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.

[18:29] Proclaim: "This is the truth from your Lord," then whoever wills let him believe, and whoever wills let him disbelieve....

[6:104] Enlightenments have come to you from your Lord. As for those who can see, they do so for their own good, and those who turn blind, do so to their own detriment. I am not your guardian.

[10:99] Had your Lord willed, all the people on earth would have believed. Do you want to force the people to become believers?

[2:148] Each of you chooses the direction to follow; you shall race towards righteousness. Wherever you may be, GOD will summon you all. GOD is Omnipotent.[73:19] This is a reminder; whoever wills, let him choose the path to his Lord.

God Almighty never permitted the Prophet to enforce the religion that he preached.

[5:92] You shall obey GOD, and you shall obey the messenger, and beware. If you turn away, then know that the sole duty of our messenger is to deliver the message efficiently.

[6:48] We do not send the messengers except as deliverers of good news, as well as warners. Those who believe and reform have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

[24:54] Say, "Obey GOD, and obey the messenger." If they refuse, then he is responsible for his obligations, and you are responsible for your obligations. If you obey him, you will be guided. The sole duty of the messenger is to deliver (the message).

[64:12] You shall obey GOD and you shall obey the messenger. If you turn away, then the sole mission of our messenger is to deliver the message.

Muhammad never assumed his role as a guardian over religious matters. He was simply a preacher of the God's message.

[33:40] Muhammad was not the father of any man among you. He was a messenger of GOD and the final prophet. GOD is fully aware of all things.

[4:80] Whoever obeys the messenger is obeying GOD. As for those who turn away, we did not send you as their guardian.

[6:66] Your people have rejected this, even though it is the truth. Say, "I am not a guardian over you."

[6:104] Enlightenments have come to you from your Lord. As for those who can see, they do so for their own good, and those who turn blind, do so to their own detriment. I am not your guardian.

[6:107] Had GOD willed, they would not have worshiped idols. We did not appoint you as their guardian, nor are you their advocate.

[10:108] Proclaim: "O people, the truth has come to you herein from your Lord. Whoever is guided is guided for his own good. And whoever goes astray, goes astray to his own detriment. I am not a guardian over you."

[11:86] "Whatever GOD provides for you, no matter how small, is far better for you, if you are really believers. I am not a guardian over you."

[42:48] If they turn away, we did not send you as their guardian. Your sole mission is delivering the message. When we shower the human beings with mercy, they become proud, and when adversity afflicts them, as a consequence of their own deeds, the human beings turn into disbelievers.

Thank you and may God guide us.

http://quraan-today.blogspot.com/2009/07/quraan-and-freedom-of-faith.html

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