# Islam

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## INTRODUCTION

This page contains all texts I  have collected in different posts about a few topics listed in the index, topics I am especially interested in.

# INDEX

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## God/Allah

Surah  Al Fatihah starts with:

In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.”

Allah is described with 99 names/attributes in the Quran. See en.wiktionary.org

Dr Musharraf Hussain, speaks about Islamic belief in God with Dr Jon Hoover. They discuss the relationships between the one God and His many attributes and between God’s mercy and God’s wrath.

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## Prophets

“God wants to communicate. He also talked to his people and the best
way to communicate to people is to talk through selected and chosen sinless perfect human beings people who God specifically made for this purpose to embody his teachings and to be able to convey his beauty his
greatness and his grandeur through these men really so they are these special people who convey and teaches about God”

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## Books

Apart from the Quran (www.quran.com) the four books mentioned by name in the Quran shareef are the

I wondered if Allah really meant “kill” in Qu’ran 2:191 I doubted if that was not Shayatan whispering in the ears of Mohamad.
My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the Shayatin (devils). ” ( Quran 23:97   )

Continuing to read the Quran, I discovered later, that killing is not uncondionate as can be read in quran.com/29/46.

The verse tells that “And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner, inviting them to Islamic Monotheism with His Verses) except with such of them as do wrong

If a Christian hunts and hurt a Muslim then the Christian is not following Jesus commandments to “love you enemie”. So the Quran tells that it is allowed to kill in a defence situation.

Many Muslims regards also the Hadith to be sacred and followed

I had problems reading the Hadith about the  9 year old Aisha playing with dolls being led into the sleeping room of Mohamed.

“The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six (years). We went to Medina and stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj. Then I got ill and my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) and my mother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girlfriends. She called me, and I went to her, not knowing what she wanted to do to me. She caught me by the hand and made me stand at the door of the house. I was breathless then, and when my breathing became Allright, she took some water and rubbed my face and head with it. Then she took me into the house. There in the house I saw some Ansari women who said, “Best wishes and Allah’s Blessing and a good luck.” Then she entrusted me to them and they prepared me (for the marriage). Unexpectedly Allah’s Apostle came to me in the forenoon and my mother handed me over to him, and at that time I was a girl of nine years of age.”

I stopped reading the Hadith after the description of his toilet practices with warm stones in the desert (read more in www.myreligionislam.com

I left the Hadith as I could not see the Hadiths to be books containing  messages of God.
I also understood that fanatic islamists support their evil actions on the testimonials of the Hadiths. I have also read about Pakistan Muslims defending there desire in marrying 9 year old girls referring to the Hadiths testimonial of Aisha in Sahih Bukhari.

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## Afterlife

Quran texts

About dead  is said in the Quran 6/60 but using the word “Soul” (that appears 16 time(s) in 15 verse(s) in the Quran)

Quran 6/60 says And it is He who takes your souls by night and knows what you have committed by day.  Then He revives you therein that a specified term may be fulfilled. Then to Him will be your return; then He will inform you about what you used to do.”

A you see, the soul is taken care of by God temporarily when you sleep and when you die, forever (?).

The word “Spirit”  in Arabic, is called Ruh, almost like the Hebrew   wə·rū·aḥ“. see wə·rū·aḥ in Genesis 1:2)

“Ruh” appears 17 time(s) in 16 verse(s) in the Quran.

For the Angel Gabriel the name ruh-ul-Qudus is often used. Jesus was supported with ruh-ul-Qudus.

Quran 17/85  says about Ruh And (ed. if) they ask you, [O Muhammad], about the Ruh. Say, “The Ruh is of the affair of my Lord. And mankind has not been given of knowledge except a little.

Note that Quran.com uses the English translation “Soul” of “Ruh” instead of Spirit probably to emphasize that God is one, not two or three.

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## Reincarnation

“Most Islamic schools of thought reject any idea of reincarnation of human beings or God…During the early history of Islam, some of the Caliphs persecuted all reincarnation-believing people”

“The idea of reincarnation is accepted by a few unorthodox Muslim sects, particularly of the Ghulat.[200] Alawites hold that they were originally stars or divine lights that were cast out of heaven through disobedience and must undergo repeated reincarnation (or metempsychosis) before returning to heaven.[201] They can be reincarnated as Christians or others through sin and as animals if they become infidels.” (Read more in Wiki

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## Notebook of a pluralist

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