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Email Text:Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 14:48:30 -0400
To: Sarah Tuft
Subject: Suras from the Qu'ran
This is important for all to read. In it you may find things that are good and some bad. Remember interpretation depends on the reader. In trying to understand why people hate and/or choose to create hatred out of belief, we all need to keep in mind that these grounds have been walked before in the name of righteousness, religion and God.
Suras from the Qu'ran
2- The Heifer (Al-Baqarah)
[2:62] Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians,
and the converts; anyone who (1) believes in GOD, and (2) believes in the
Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.
[2:190] You may fight in the cause of GOD against those who attack
you, but do not aggress. GOD does not love the aggressors.
(This sura is just one of many that fuels Islamic Fundamentalists theory that they are fighting for G-d)
[2:191] You may kill those who wage war against you, and you may evict
them whence they evicted you. Oppression is worse than murder. Do not
fight them at the Sacred Masjid, unless they attack you therein. If they
attack you, you may kill them. This is the just retribution for those disbelievers.
[2:193] You may also fight them to eliminate oppression, and to worship
GOD freely. If they refrain, you shall not aggress; aggression is permitted only against the aggressors.
[2:244] You shall fight in the cause of GOD, and know that GOD is Hearer, Knower.
[2:256] There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now
distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes
in GOD has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient. ( in other words, NO MUSLIM is allowed to force their religious beliefs onto anyone, for in their holy book it says NO COMPUSION.)
3- The Amramites (Al-Imran)
[3:82] Those who reject this (Quranic prophecy) are the evil ones.
4- Women (Al-Nisa)
[4:34] The men are made responsible for the women, and GOD has endowed them with certain qualities, and made them the bread earners. The
righteous women will cheerfully accept this arrangement, since it is GOD's commandment, and honor their husbands during their absence. If you experience rebellion from the women, you shall first talk to them, then
(you may use negative incentives like) deserting them in bed, then you
may (as a last alternative) beat them. If they obey you, you are not permitted to transgress against them. GOD is Most High, Supreme.
(This sura is the reason women are treated like animals in the Islamic world)
5- The Feast (Al-Ma'edah)
[5:82] You will find that the worst enemies of the believers are the
Jews and the idol worshipers. And you will find that the closest people in
friendship to the believers are those who say, "We are Christian." This is
because they have priests and monks among them, and they are not arrogant.
8- The Spoils of War (Al-Anfal)
[8:12] Recall that your Lord inspired the angels: "I am with you; so support those who believed. I will throw terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved. You may strike them above the necks, and you may strike
even every finger."
[8:17] It was not you who killed them; GOD is the One who killed them.
It was not you who threw when you threw; GOD is the One who threw. But He thus gives the believers a chance to earn a lot of credit. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.
[9:41] You shall readily mobilize, light or heavy, and strive with your money and your lives in the cause of GOD. This is better for you, if you only knew.
[9:60] Charities shall go to the poor, the needy, the workers who collect them, the new converts, to free the slaves, to those burdened by sudden expenses, in the cause of GOD, and to the traveling alien. Such is GOD's commandment. GOD is Omniscient, Most Wise. (This particular SURA states that charity work, or ZAKAT is compulsory, yet why is it that Osama Bin Laden, a multi-millionaire funds only his terrorist group, and not the refugees that CLEARLY need the help due to starvation, disease, and homelessness??????)
Email Date:Sat, 22 Sep 2001
Email Subject:Subject: Suras from the Qu'ran