Archive for November, 2008

Myth vs Fact #27

November 30, 2008
Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. 4:72 There is certainly among you he who would linger behind (from fighting in Allâh’s Cause). If a misfortune befalls you, he says, “Indeed Allâh has favoured me in that I was not present among them.”
Tafsir Refraining from Joining Jihad is a Sign of Hypocrites

The Reason Behind Revealing this Honorable Ayah

Bottom Line: Use this link to read the full context so that you can see what Moe was up to.  He was attempting to overcome resistance to joining Jihad.  Moe was warmongering.

Myth vs Fact #26

November 29, 2008
Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace.    4:71 O you who believe! Take your precautions, and either go forth (on an expedition) in parties, or go forth all together.
Tafsir The Reason Behind Revealing this Honorable Ayah 
Bottom Line: See the context, from 4:69 to 4:81. Moe is warmongering, rousing the rabble for battle, cussing out those who reject it and demanding complete obedience.

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Myth vs Fact #25

November 28, 2008
Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace.    3:195 So their Lord accepted of them (their supplication and answered them), “Never will I allow to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female. You are (members) one of another, so those who emigrated and were driven out from their homes, and suffered harm in My Cause, and who fought, and were killed (in My Cause), verily, I will remit from them their evil deeds and admit them into Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise); a reward from Allah, and with Allah is the best of rewards.”
Tafsir Allah Accepts the Supplication of Men of Understanding
 
The Proofs of Tawhid for People of Understanding, their Characteristics, Speech, and Supplications 
Bottom Line: Moe is rabble rousing & warmongering: urging the Muslims to fight for his enrichment by accrual of spoils. He is calming their anxiety about the risk of being killed in battle, pitching martyrdom as a get out of Hell free card.

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Myth vs Fact #24

November 27, 2008
Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. 3:172 Those who answered (the Call of) Allâh and the Messenger (Muhammad) after being wounded; for those of them who did good deeds and feared Allâh, there is a great reward.
Tafsir The Battle of Hamra’ Al-Asad
Reward of the Blessed and Wretched Ones
The Qur’an and the Sunnah contain Parables that use Water and Fire

The Reason and Wisdom Behind the Defeat at Uhud
Bottom Line: Note the promise of great reward for joining Jihad. Allah gets back to this subect later.
3:195. So their Lord accepted of them (their supplication and answered them), “Never will I allow to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female. You are (members) one of another, so those who emigrated and were driven out from their homes, and suffered harm in My Cause, and who fought, and were killed (in My Cause), verily, I will remit from them their evil deeds and admit them into Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise); a reward from Allâh, and with Allâh is the best of rewards.”

Myth vs Fact #23

November 26, 2008
Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. 3:169 Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allâh as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision.
Tafsir The Great Reward for Those Who migrate in the Cause of Allah

The Reason and Wisdom Behind the Defeat at Uhud

Virtues of the Martyrs

Bottom Line: Examine the title of the first of three tafsirs listed above. Migration is a euphemism for joining Jihad.  If you doubt this fact, go to http://www.quranbrowser.com and search for migrate; examine the context in which it is used.  In this ayeh and the surreounding context, Moe is rabble rousing: inciting the Muslims to fight disbelievers. He is working on overcoming objections to Jihad.

Myth vs Fact #22

November 25, 2008
Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. 3:167 And that He might test the hypocrites, it was said to them: “Come, fight in the Way of Allâh or (at least) defend yourselves.” They said: “Had we known that fighting will take place, we would certainly have followed you.” They were that day, nearer to disbelief than to Faith, saying with their mouths what was not in their hearts. And Allâh has full knowledge of what they conceal.
Tafsir The Magnificent Blessing in the Advent of Our Prophet Muhammad

The Reason and Wisdom Behind the Defeat at Uhud
Bottom Line: for contrast, see:
49:15. Only those are the believers who have believed in Allâh and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allâh. Those! They are the truthful.

Myth vs Fact #21

November 23, 2008
Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. 3:165 (What is the matter with you?) When a single disaster smites you, although you smote (your enemies) with one twice as great, you say: “From where does this come to us?” Say (to them), “It is from yourselves (because of your evil deeds).” And Allâh has power over all things.
Tafsir The Magnificent Blessing in the Advent of Our Prophet Muhammad

The Reason and Wisdom Behind the Defeat at Uhud

Bottom Line: Defeat happens because you do not practice sufficiently pure Islam. If you want to win, you must not sin.

Myth vs Fact #20

November 21, 2008
Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace.   3:160 If Allâh helps you, none can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, who is there after Him that can help you? And in Allâh (Alone) let believers put their trust.
Tafsir Prohibiting the Ideas of the Disbeleivers about Death and Predestination
 
Trust in Allah After Taking the Decision
Bottom Line 3:150-200 are rabble rousing/warmongering verses. In them, Moe is trying to overcome objections & reluctance to joining Jihad. Muslims are afraid of3:150-200 are rabble rousing/warmongering verses. In them, Moe is trying to overcome objections & reluctance to joining Jihad. Muslims are afraid of being killed in battle. He pitches the great reward to be obtained through martyrdom.

   Use the link above to read the full context. Note: tafsir topics have next & previous navigation buttons; use them for further explanation of the context. being killed in battle. He pitches the great reward to be obtained through martyrdom.

   Use the link above to read the full context. Note: tafsir topics have next & previous navigation buttons; use them for further explanation of the context.

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Myth vs Fact #19

November 20, 2008
Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace.    3:158 And whether you die, or are killed, verily, unto Allâh you shall be gathered.
Tafsir Prohibiting the Ideas of the Disbeleivers about Death and Predestination
 
Some of the Believers Give Flight on the Day of Uhud
Bottom Line: 3:150-200 are rabble rousing/warmongering verses. In them, Moe is trying to overcome objections & reluctance to joining Jihad. Muslims are afraid of being killed in battle. He pitches the great reward to be obtained through martyrdom.

   Use the link above to read the full context. Note: tafsir topics have next & previous navigation buttons; use them for further explanation of the context.

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Myth vs Fact #18

November 19, 2008
Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace.    3:157 And if you are killed or die in the Way of Allâh, forgiveness and mercy from Allâh are far better than all that they amass (of worldly wealths, etc.). 
Tafsir Prohibiting the Ideas of the Disbeleivers about Death and Predestination
 
Some of the Believers Give Flight on the Day of Uhud
Bottom Line: 3:150-200 are rabble rousing/warmongering verses. In them, Moe is trying to overcome objections & reluctance to joining Jihad. Muslims are afraid of being killed in battle. He pitches the great reward to be obtained through martyrdom.

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