REPLY TO DR SHAHEEN ANSARI -The enemity between India and Pakistan and the Muslims is religion based.
REPLY TO DR SHAHEEN ANSARI:
I present a small sample of the discriminatory and hate verses taken from the Quran and Hadiths (presented at the end) which should satisfy readers that Islam is a faith that brooks no opposition to its hypotheses, insists that other faiths are inferior, perverted or wrong and that its own pet theories revealed to Muhammad by an "invisible angel" (what is an angel?) are the only truths worth following and that those who worship other versions of God are evil and deserve to be punished on earth or will roast in hell (what is hell?).
Islam whimsically arrogates to itself the role of being the "best" among the faiths based on the naïve, irrational and unverifiable assumptions that:
1) An extra-cosmic god (Allah) who has no causal connection with anything somehow or the other managed to create the cosmos out of nothing by simply saying "Be !" and is overseeing it from his extra-cosmic lair, 2)That an invisible angel (Jibril) revealed secondhand, discriminatory and illogical knowledge which Muslims unquestioningly accept as absolute truth, 3) That by blindly following its theories one will make it to its extra-cosmic heaven and forever be surrounded there by rivers of honey, wine and milk and voluptuous houries and pearl-skinned ghilmans (boys) who'll satisfy the individual's sensual needs.
Now, the following questions arise:
1)Can an extra-cosmic god with anthropomorphic traits who creates out of nothing exist? How? Give the detailed mechanism.
2)Of what materials and forces are these angels,souls, heavens and hells constituted of and how do these materials and forces connect with gross matter as obviously for anything to exist there has to be an underlying unity among all the varied entities to form a whole?
3)How does the disembodied "soul" travel to the "heavens" or "hells" and, upon reaching the particular destination, how does it "generate" a body with mouth, teeth, tongue, stomach, intestines, anus, penis and feet so that it can eat the fruits and drink the milk, honey and wine from the rivers flowing in heaven and enjoy sexual relations with the houris and ghilmans depending upon one's sexual orientation?
4)In hell, how is fire prepared to roast the sinners and unbelievers? Are there combustible materials like wood, coal or gas and oxygen in hell to start fires and to boil water (in pans?) that'll be continuously poured down the backs of those relegated to hell?
5)If heaven and hell are supra physical places how come they're constituted of gross physical substances? In such an eventuality, it stands to reason that the Quranic "heaven" and "hell" are gross material places that fall under the physical laws and as such they ought to function as any other place in the physical universe where ambient conditions exist to give sustain lifewhich follows the cycle of birth, decay and death. Thus, how can this Islamic heaven (or hell) be a supra physical or spiritual place when everything about it is based on gross physical laws? Do they exist? How?
These are simply so many yarns spun by hallucinating individuals who had no real knowledge of the cosmos and its Monistic source and its strata and functioning in all its aspects or dimensions.
If the Quran (or Bible) had said that heaven and hell are subtle planes of Consciousness then it would be more believable but all talk of extra-cosmic god, creation out of nothing, cosmos, heaven and hell using irrational and gross materialistic descriptions and terms are not only fictitious but damaging to the human psycho-emotional apparatus as when a person believes in something that is fictional it disperses the centralized individual consciousness and its manifested effects like mind and vital-emotions and makes the individual highly unreasonable, peevish, inclined to fiction and inefficient.
Rational individuals recognize that being and becoming or life and growth revolve around 2 hard facts and are the eternal verifiable laws of Existence:
1)Unity in variety (that the One manifested the Many in a graded manner) and
2)Concentricity which is being centered on the innate Reality (and not eccentricity or dispersion).
The rest is all nonsense and degrading to the human intelligence. This nonsense is – belief in the extra cosmic god who creates out of nothing, flying on a winged horse into the skies and splitting the moon and rejoining it, heavens or hells constituted of gross physical elements, invisible angels flying down to reveal gibberish and the ignorant act of capriciously (and without any sound reasons or evidence) dividing humanity into "believers" and "non-believers" with the latter being subjected, as we see in Islamic theocracies, to all kinds of inhuman restrictions and humiliations.
And much more…
What follows is a small selection of verses taken from the Quran and Hadiths that preach discrimination and hate:
3.64 Say: O People of the Scripture (Jews, Christians included)! Come to an agreement between us and you: that we shall worship none but Allah, and that we shall ascribe no partner unto Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords beside Allah. And if they turn away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto Him).
Allah's Apostle said, "The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Apostle, cannot be shed except in three cases: In Qisas for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (apostate) and leaves the Muslims."
Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to 'Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn 'Abbas who said, "If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah's Apostle forbade it, saying, 'Do not punish anybody with Allah's punishment (fire).' I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah's Apostle, 'Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.'"
9:29, Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
3:28, Let not the believers take for friends or helpers Unbelievers (non-Muslims) rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah
9:73, O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell,- an evil refuge indeed.
48:13 And if any believe not in Allah and His Messenger, We have prepared, for those who reject Allah, a Blazing Fire!
"He that chooses a religion other than Islam, it will not be accepted from him and in the world to come he will surely be among the losers" The Imrans #85
"Believers, take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends. They are friends with one another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship shall become one of their number. God does not guide the wrongdoers." The Table (5) #51.
Muhammad is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another." Victory 48:29
"Ali Ibn Abi Talib encountered a man called 'Umru and told him, `I indeed invite you to Islam.' 'Umru said, `I do not need that.' 'Ali said, Then I call you to fight.' Umru answered him, `What for my nephew? By God, I do not like to kill you.' `Ali said, `But, by God, I love to kill you"' (ibn Hisham, "The Biography of the Prophet", part 3, p. 113; see also Al Road Al Anf part 3, p. 263).
3:85, If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good).
8:39, And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere.
Sura 5:51: O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.
Sura 8:40: And fight them until there is no persecution and religion is wholly to Allah. But if they desist, then surely Allah is Watchful of what they do.
Sura 9:5: And when the forbidden months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever you find them and take them captive, and beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent and observe Prayer and pay the Zakaat, then leave their way free. Surely, Allah is Most Forgiving, Merciful.
Sura 9:29: Fight those who do not profess the true faith (Islam) till they pay the jiziya (poll tax) with the hand of humility.
Jews will face Allah's wrath because they made friendships with those who disbelieve (5:80).
Jews look ugly and they are foolish (62:5). Jews are greedy (2:91), and are evil-livers (5:59).
Allah will mock Christians when they burn in Hell, asking them where are your partners now? (40:73).
Christians and Jews who disbelieve scripture are the worst creatures in Allah's sight (98:6) and will receive hell-fire.
Idolaters are unclean (9:28). Turn away from idolaters (6:106). Don't pray for idolaters (9:113). Let the idolaters kill their own children (6:137).
Ibn Ishaq recounts that Muhammad addressed the Qurayzah Jews contemptuously: "You brothers of monkeys, has God disgraced you and brought His vengeance upon you?" (The Qur'an three times — 2:62-65; 5:59-60; and 7:166 — says that Allah transformed the disobedient Jews into pigs and monkeys.)
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