This is for Muslims as well as non Muslims:-
16:125 Call to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful exhortation. Reason with them most decently. Your Lord is best Aware of him who strays from His Path, and He is best Aware of the upright.
16:126 Hence, if you have to respond to an attack in argument, respond only to the extent of the attack levelled against you. But to bear with patience is indeed far better for the steadfast.
16:127 Endure then, with patience, always remembering that it is none but God Who gives you the strength to endure (O Prophet). Do not grieve over them, nor be distressed by the false arguments they contrive.
16:128 For, certainly, God is with the upright, and the benefactors of humanity.
54:1 The Hour of Revolution is fast approaching. And the moon bearing banner is torn asunder.
[The use of the past participle here and at many other points in the Qur’an reflects the certainty of things to happen. The Moon splitting was the destruction of the power of the pagan Quaraish, whose flag had the symbol of the Moon on it.
As-Saa'ah = The Hour = The Last Hour = The Revolution = The decisive moment = Resurrection. Shaqqal Qamar is usually given the literal translation = The moon is split. Then there are fabricated Ahadith which go on to say that the exalted Prophet split the moon into two halves pointing a finger at it! Additional reports want us to believe that one half of the moon then came down, entered the collar of the Prophet and exited through his sleeve. Not only all this is contrary to the Qur’an and to reason, the whole story defeats its own validity. It fails to name a single person who was awestruck by this 'miracle' and embraced the Message as a result.
The Qur’an is a Book consistent with itself and vehemently rejects any notions contrary to reason and to the changeless Universal Laws. Moreover, attainment of belief is a matter of choice. God does not will to compel or coerce anyone into believing. Stunning the human intellect by means of 'miracles' would counter this Divine Law]
54:2 But if they see a sign of the oncoming Change, they turn away and say, “A persistent bewilderment.” [46:11]
54:3 For they adamantly deny the Truth and follow their desires. Yet, everything moves to its destination in stages.
54:4 And indeed, there has come unto them news sufficient to deter them from arrogance.
54:5 And profound wisdom! But all the warnings have been of no avail.
Belief in God should be based upon the intellect that God gave us, not on blind faith, fear or “love”.
The Quran is consistent and proves itself time and again that it was not from any mortal man. It challenges us to understand ourselves and the world around us, so is a practical way of life and not a series of rituals that only seek to suppress the humanity in man, resulting in a return to the animal ( most “humans” are MANIMALS).
Christians have a test which “proves” their faith in God and that is to speak in tongues, handle deadly snakes and drink deadly poison. Some Christians have died trying these and the rest have run away from it by saying it was only for those living when Jesus gave this test.
Muslims should prove their belief in God by being the best examples, having made the words of the Quran “flesh and blood”, not in the pagan Biblical sense, but in understanding and implementing the Quran, becoming a “walking Quran”.
The sad fact is that those who should know the difference between right and wrong seldom practice the right and rejoice in the wrong. So called believers, of every religion, fall short of the teachings they are meant to be following, so this proves there is no true belief in God, it is all lip service.
3:64 Say, “O People of the Book! Let us come to a mutual agreement, that we shall serve none but God. That neither shall we ascribe divinity to anyone beside Him, nor shall we take others for our lords beside God.” And if they turn away, then say, “Bear witness that it is we who have surrendered ourselves unto Him.”
3:65 O People of the Book! Why do you argue about Abraham, when the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed until after him? Do you not use your intelligence?
3:66 You argued (with Moses and Jesus) in matters of which you had knowledge. Why do you dispute in matters that you know nothing about? Indeed, God knows and you know not.
3:67 Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was an upright man who had surrendered to God. He never ascribed divinity to anyone beside the One True God.
3:68 People most worthy of Abraham are those who followed him, and this Prophet and those who believe with him. And God is the Protecting Friend of the true believers.
3:69 A party among the People of the Book wish to lead you astray. But, by doing so, they shall only lead themselves astray without knowing it.
“O People of the Quran”, why do you lead yourself astray when you have the clear book before you?:-