The Islamic teachings have left great traditions for equitable and gentle dealings and behavior, and inspire people with nobility and tolerance. These are human teachings of the highest order and at the same time practicable. These teachings brought into existence a society in which hardheartedness and collective oppression and injustice were the least as compared […]
Never have I witnessed such sincere hospitality and the overwhelming spirit of true brotherhood as is practiced by people of all colors and races here in this ancient Holy Land, the home of Abraham, Muhammad, and all the other prophets of the Holy Scriptures. For the past week, I have been utterly speechless and spellbound […]
Here I am, back in Mecca. I am still traveling, trying to broaden my mind, for I’ve seen too much of the damage narrow-mindedness can make of things, and when I return home to America, I will devote what energies I have to repairing the damage.
Then when the sacred months have passed, kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them and prepare for them each and every stratagem. But if they repent and perform prayers and give charity, then leave their way free. Verily Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
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.
Verily, those who believe (in the Quran) And those who follow the Jewish (scriptures) And the Christians and the Sabians, Any who believe in God And the Last Day, And work righteousness Shall have their reward With their Lord; on them Shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. (2:62)
The Muslims remain Muslims first, and colonists from their region of origin second. They cannot become Englishmen or Britons, in any sense other than the technical. To say that they are Muslims first does not imply criticism or ‘Islamophobia’, but is a simple fact of life. So far, there are no signs in the Muslim […]
Have you not seen those who befriend a people to whom have the Wrath of Allah been upon?… Neither their possessions nor their children shall avail them aught against Allah; they are the companions (owners) of the Fire, to abide therein.
In addition to allegorical interpretation, the idea of progressive revelation is generally absent from Islam, whereas in Judaism and Christianity, it is commonly accepted. The Old Testament has numerous passages that no Jew or Christian would take as marching orders for today. No Christian or Jew is likely to sell his daughter into slavery (Exodus […]
Muhammad is God’s Apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another. (48:29)