Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session   Similarly, “convert” Jewish and Christian scholars believed Muhammad fulfilled Old and New Testament prophecies of the final prophet. Some readers would object on the basis of never having found the name Muhammad in the Bible. On the other hand, how many times have they found the name Jesus in the Old Testament in reference to the promised messiah? The answer is none. The Old Testament contains numerous predictions of prophets to come, but none by their proper name.   Some of these predictions are thought to describe John the Baptist, others allegedly speak of Jesus, and still others appear to be…

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Venezuela constitutional vote marred by violence, death

Four months of protests against Maduro have left more than 110 people dead [Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters] FAST FACTS 545: Strength of Constituent Assembly tasked with rewriting the constitution 364: Chosen by local constituency level 181: Chosen by members of seven social sectors 6,000: Number of candidates At least nine people,…

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Saudi-led bloc 'cannot shrink list of demands on Qatar'

Top officials from main countries boycotting Qatar meet in Bahrain to reiterate demand that Doha ‘stops funding terror’.     Four Arab countries boycotting Qatar will only enter dialogue to ease the dispute if Doha agrees to certain demands, and “fights terror”, the group said on Sunday as they met…

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Russia expels 755 US diplomats in response to sanctions

President Vladimir Putin orders reduction in staff and vows for additional measures in retaliation to new US sanctions. Russia said the US had until September 1 to reduce its diplomatic staff in Russia to 455 people [Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters] Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will expel 755 US…

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UAE prefers imposed “secular” governments over elected Islamic ones

An ambassador for the UAE in Washington has admitted that “Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Bahrain […] want strong, stable and prosperous secular governments” in the Middle East, as opposed to Qatar, which he claims wants the opposite. In what seems to be a desperate attempt at salvaging dwindling support…

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Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session   As for those born Muslim and raised in ignorance of their own religion, their conversion to other religions cannot fairly be viewed as turning away from Islam—since the individuals never truly embraced Islam in the first place. And, of course, not every person born into a religion is an example of piety, even if knowledgeable of their religion.   Then there are those weak of faith, who find religious conviction pushed aside by worldly priorities or the allure of more permissive faiths. But the sum total of these apostates simply doesn’t match 1,400 years of Jewish and Christian clergy converting in the opposite direction. Conspicuously absent from the equation is the conversion of sincere and committed, educated…

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Re-entering al-Aqsa: A bright day in the gloomy skies

Thousands attend noon prayers after two weeks of protests over Israeli-imposed restrictions on entering the compound. Ibrahim Husseini Israel’s measures of control at al-Aqsa compound were described as collective punishment for Palestinians [Mahmoud Illean/AP Photo] Occupied East Jerusalem – Thousands of Palestinians attended noon prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on…

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Police disrupt plot in Australia to 'bring down plane'

Four men suspected of planning an improvised device attack were arrested in raids on homes in several Sydney suburbs. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said security had been increased at all major Australian airports [File: Paul Miller/EPA] Police disrupted a “terrorist plot” to bring down a plane and arrested four men…

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A COMPILATION OF PITHY REFUTATIONS ON MUHAMMAD BN ‘ALIYY JABATA AL- KHOORIJEE, ROSHEED MUSTOPHA AL-KHOORIJEE, AND YOOSUF (ABOO ABDILLAAH) AL- KHOORIJEE BY ABOO AAISHAH AL ODEOMEE [pdf]

    Click here to download INTRODUCTION   All (perfect) praise is for Allaah (alone). We seek Him, seek His help, and ask His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allaah from the evil of our souls, and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whoever Allaah guides, there is none that…

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