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3 Things You Should Know About Islam


This video probably won’t be up long, but it has been saved and is being reposted elsewhere.  It states the most vital facts about Islam at a fairly high level of abstraction, leaving the reader with the task of researching the details.

I want you to watch this video and tell your friends and family to watch it.  I want it to go viral before it is pulled down  by the intolerant, bigoted forces of obscurantism.

For those who prefer the short course: refer to my blog post:  What’s Wrong With Islam/Muslims?

The Qur’an is the foundational text of Islam. It is approximately one third as long as the Bible. It  contains much redundancy, little context and no chronology.
Reading Surahs 2,3 &4 is essential to understanding Islamic jihad & misogyny.  The second Surah deals mainly with defensive & retaliatory fighting.  Surahs 8 & 9 contain the imperatives for global conquest.  Surahs 47, 48 & 61 add some important reinforcing details.

The Qur’an is available free on line in many languages, translations and formats.  The Muslim Student Association at USC hosts three parallel translations: Pickthall, Shakir & Abdullah Yusuf Ali without commentary.

The Skeptic’s Annotated Quran presents Pickthall’s translation with a graphic index in the right sidebar.

Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s translation is available with his  commentary at altafsir.

The King Fahd Complex hosts  the Hilali & Khan translation with commentary. That translation includes parenthetical    expressions from three tafsirs. it is reputed to be 95% accurate, excepting only the terms “fight” and “marry”.  In the former case, the true expression is fight and kill, in the latter case, it is a common obscenity.

Maududi’s translation & commentary displays the Arabic text, English translation & explanation and offers Arabic recital for those who want to know what it sounds like.

Hadith are sayings, observations made by Muhammad’s companions.  They help to confirm and explain the Qur’an and form half of the basis of Shari’ah.
USC-MSA hosts abridgments of four of the six canonical hadith collections.  Sahih Bukhari is considered the most authentic. Its books of Jihad, Khumus & Expedition contain most of what you need to know about jihad.

Tafsir are explanations of the Qur’an, verse by verse. Other verses and hadith  form the basis of tafsir.  Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir is the most widely accepted.  Qtafsir has an alpha-numeric search engine so that you can look up a verse by its Surah:Ayeh numbers.  In several cases, the topic titles will tell everything you need to know.  Here are a few samples. Click them to read the topics at  http://www.tarsir.com.

Umdat as-Salik is the all purpose Shafi’ite handbook of Shari’ah: Islamic law. It was translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller as Reliance of the Traveller, a 1250 page book. That had to be a pure labor of love.  It is divided into books, each named with a  single letter.  Book O treats of justice. Chapter 9 details the law of jihad.  From my point of view, it is the most important part of the book.   Book M treats of marriage. Open it to 3.13  for a real eye opener.

Maktabah has a pdf version of Reliance that  you can search.  Here are some extremely relevant samples for readers with less intense curiosity.

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July 22, 2010 - Posted by | Islam | , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. A few notes to add a lil fairness and balance. 🙂

    – Rape (Deuteronomy 22:28-29), slavery (Exodus 21:20-21), and murder (Numbers 31:7-18) among other offensive things were not only condoned, but encouraged in The Bible.

    – The goal of Christianity (and most religions for that matter) is to “save” and recruit as many members as possible. Many also believe that those who are not saved will burn in the fires of hell.

    – The Pope, leader of the Catholic Church, was found to have contributed to the cover up of pedophile priest.

    – The Christians maliciously tortured and crucified a Jew, Jesus, for Christ (literally) sake!

    All religion has its dark corners. So why can’t we see a little more ‘do unto others’ and ‘love thy neighbor as thyself,’ rather than the uproar of rhetoric and hatred going on at the moment?

    Natina

    Comment by natinanorton | August 21, 2010 | Reply

    • Insanity shines through your comment like the full moon breaking through a cloud. Jesus was tortured by the Romans, at the behest of the Hebrew hierarchy, not his own followers.

      Argumentum Tu-Quoque is a diversion, not a defense. The Inquisition & excesses of the Crusades were in contravention of Christ’s teaching, not in emulation of his actions. Terrorists act in obedience to Allah; in emulation of Moe. There is no moral equivalence!

      Comment by dajjal | August 21, 2010 | Reply

  2. So it’s the Jews we should be blaming for the crucifixion. I stand corrected. Then all Germans for the acts of the Nazis, right? Christians for the acts of Evangelicals bombing abortion clinics and murdering doctors? What about the pedophile priests? Should we not allow churches to be built near schools and playgrounds anymore?

    Insanity is when people brag about their freedom, how men and women have fought and died to protect it, then try to take that right away from someone else based on hatred, ignorance and intolerance.

    There are more than 3,000 Muslims in our military who have fought and died for our freedom too. What Allah do they follow? Muslims who worked in the towers also died on 9-11. There are over 1 billion Muslims in the world. Are they ALL evil terrorists?

    Comment by natinanorton | August 21, 2010 | Reply

    • Islam has established core doctrines which sanctify and mandate genocidal conquest employing terrorism as a tactic. It is defined by the Qur’an and exemplified by Moe’s Sunnah. It is insedverable, Muslims are not allowed to pick and choose what they like. They are not free to reject jihad. Refer to 13:36.

      There is no right to the conceited belief that you have a divine commission to conquer the world. Such a right would abrogate all the rights cited in the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed in the Bill of rights.

      Islam denies our rights; I direct doubters & dissenters to Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387.

      It is not possible to be a believing Muslim and reject jihad/terrorism. Dr. Jasser and his ilk suffer from cognitive dissonance.

      Comment by dajjal | August 22, 2010 | Reply


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