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The People of Lot were the first ones?
By:*Dr. Shabbir, Florida
Date: Sunday, 13 May 2012, 9:00 pm

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Dear Mu'mina Sister Kate, Salam

You have been true to yourself as always and, hence, true to the subject.

Unfortunately, Muslim clergy anywhere in the world has been strangling the voice of reason for centuries. The greatest Liberator of our mental and physical existence, Al-Quran, has been relegated to the lowest level on the shelf of reason, thought and action.

You cannot even discuss controversial issues freely in a so-called Muslim country.

During the Abbasid Dynasty centered in Baghdad (750-1258), the ruler and the clergy (Khalifah & Mufti) had an extremely powerful but sinister coalition. They formulated an easy two-step way to smother any dissenting, and thus threatening, voice forever.

- The Mufti would declare such a person as Murtadd (apostate).
- The Khalifah then decreed beheading.

And that was that. This is only one example from their History.

[Was it somewhat similar to the medieval Europe where the Church could declare any woman a witch to be burned alive on the stake?]

When a community stops thinking and fears discussing matters, the door to learning bangs shut on them and they start digging their own grave.

On every page, the Qur'an commands us to think, reflect, use our sense and reason, and shakes up our intelligence and wisdom.

Ah, but ....

25:30 The Messenger will say, “O My Sustainer! These are my people, the ones who had disabled this Qur’an making it of no account."

Then who cares for the Divinely ordained injunction of mutual consultation or dialogue?! [42:38]

IRON CURTAINS, RESPECTED SISTER, IRON CURTAINS!

Tonight, as a gift to you, I will be posting a most Realistic thought of the legendary Allama Iqbal.

"Fear is the root of all evils," said he.

God bless you!

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The People of Lot were the first ones?
Zuhaib Sabri, Scotland -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 3:23 am
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The People of Lot
Shangrila, Spain -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 2:41 pm
Prophet Lot's Wife
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 7:10 pm
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Muhsin Shamil, Zimbabwe -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 2:44 pm
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Helen, UK -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 4:20 pm
The People of Lot - Great answer from Helen
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 6:03 pm
Re: The People of Lot were the first ones?
Kate UK -- Sunday, 13 May 2012, 4:53 pm
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Saleeqa Begum, UAE -- Sunday, 13 May 2012, 7:16 pm
The People of Lot were the first ones?
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Sunday, 13 May 2012, 9:00 pm
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Hicham, Denmark -- Sunday, 13 May 2012, 7:40 pm
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Dreamz - Kenya -- Monday, 14 May 2012, 8:05 am
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