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Know Islam, Know Paradise

Misgoded Reading: Islam continued

    Click here for previous reading Islam – Part 2 Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns. —J. M. Clark, Journal of Political Economy, Oct. 1927 We have already noted the Islamic belief that the world is peppered with those who are Muslim by literal but not by ideological definition. These individuals may call themselves agnostic, Jewish or Christian, but they submit to the will of the Creator as best they can, and if adequately exposed to the teachings of Islam will readily accept them. These are those who, when they learn the teachings of Islam, state, “We believe therein, for it is the Truth from our Lord: indeed we have been Muslims (bowing to Allah’s Will) from before this” (TMQ 28:53), for prior to…
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July 18, 2017 0

Misgoded Reading : Islam (continued)

  Click here for previous reading     So Abraham was a Hebrew, in a time when the term Jew did not even exist. The descendants of Jacob were the Twelve Tribes of the Israelites, and only Judah and his line came to be known as Jews. Even Moses, despite popular opinion, was not a Jew. Exodus 6:16­20 identifies Moses as a descendant of Levi and not of Judah, and therefore a Levite.   He was a law giver to the Jews, certainly, but not a Jew by the definition of that time in history. This is not to diminish who he was and what he did, certainly, but just to state the case for the record.…
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July 16, 2017 0

Misgoded reading : Islam (part 2 contd.)

Continued from here  … that God was imperfect to begin with and required spiritual adjustment to a higher, faultless state.   Because Islam’s teachings have remained constant, there are no creedal inconsistencies. Is it true that early man lived by one creed and set of rules, the Jews by another, and the Christians a third?…
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July 15, 2017 0

Misgoded reading : Islam (part 2)

  Check out previous reading…    Nearly three hundred years ago, the following comment was offered by George Sale, one of the first to translate the Qur’an into English, a self­ professed antagonist of the man, Muhammad, and a hater of the Islamic religion:   “I shall not here enquire into the reasons why the law…
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July 15, 2017 0

Grandparents exempt from Trump’s Muslim Ban : US judge

Hawaii judge rules grandparents are exempt from Trump’s travel ban enforcement on six Muslim-majority countries. Common sense … dictates that close family members be defined to include grandparents, the judge ruled [Carlo Allegri/Reuters] A federal judge in Hawaii has expanded the list of family relationships needed by people seeking new visas from six Muslim-majority countries…
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July 14, 2017 0

Misgoded reading : Islam (Dr. Lawrence Brown)

Continued from here  coming will nothing avail them.…} It is notable that the slander of Islam having been spread by the sword was largely perpetuated by religious institutions that are themselves notorious for nearly two millennia of forced conversion, often by the most sadistic means. Clearly, testimony of faith cannot be coerced when a religion requires…
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July 14, 2017 1

Misgoded reading : Islam (Dr. Lawrence Brown)

  Click here for previous reading  Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension. —Oliver Wendell Holmes     As Margaret Nydell states in Understanding Arabs, “The God Muslims worship is the same God Jews and Christians worship (Allah is simply the Arabic word for God; Arab Christians pray to…
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July 14, 2017 0

Misgoded Reading : Continuation of the contd.

  Continued from here  … gnostic theosophy, the schism between the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches and, later still, the eruption of the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century. From the metaphysical seeds planted by Martin Luther, John Calvin, the Anabaptists and the Anglican reformers, a myriad theologies grew, persisting to the present day…
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July 13, 2017 0

Misgoded reading (Christianity continued)

Previous reading here    Hence, the world of Christianity has been divided since the time of Jesus. History chronicles an initial two hundred years, during which the disciples and their followers split from Paul and his divergent theology. This early period is crucial to an understanding of Christianity, for one can reasonably expect the purity…
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July 13, 2017 0

Misgoded Reading : Christianity (By Dr. Lawrence Brown

Christianity Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. —Will Rogers If the term Jewish is difficult to define, the term Christian is even more fraught with problems. One stumbling block is that early Christians considered themselves Jews, as acknowledged in the following: “The Christians did not…
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