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UK is a weird country
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Friday, 2 December 2016, 8:06 pm
In Response To: Re: UK is a weird country (Noman Waseem, NJ)

Dear beta,

I don't know how good an advocate you are :-) I still hate the 'once upon a time' GREAT BRITAIN. And I hate very few things in my life - raccoon for one, iguana second :-)

If Hitler did one thing good in his life, he facilitated freedom for our subcontinent by thrashing the VILAYATI FARANGI.

You do know that the exalted Prophet abolished slavery in his lifetime when it was considered a normal practice world-wide.

"The world cannot subsist without slaves", said Aristotle around 500 BC. He owned 70 slaves and brought forth 70 reasons supporting slavery!

47:4 If you meet the disbelievers in battle, strike at their command centers, until you have subdued them, then, bind them firmly. And thereafter, there must be an act of kindness or ransom when the battle lays down its weapons. If God willed, He could punish them Himself, but that He may let you be tested by means of one another (as to who remains steadfast.) As for those who are slain in the way of God, He does not render their actions vain. [Free the captives as an act of kindness or ransom, such as in exchange for your men in their captivity. There is no third option. Fadharb ar-riqaab is usually rendered as ‘smite their necks.’ A little contemplation, however, makes it plain that in a battle of swords and arrows no commander would order his soldiers to aim for the necks alone. Therefore, the term has been used idiomatically, indicating knocking out the command centers. It is interesting to note that even in today’s encounters with high technology this principle is given a top priority. This verse halted slavery since the source of slaves and concubines used to be battles and raids. 8:67, 90:13]

This was the first ever voice raised against the great human crime. Muslim monarchs bringing it back is a different story.

Messages In This Thread

UK is a weird country
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 2 December 2016, 12:21 am
Re: UK is a weird country
M Ahmed,uk -- Friday, 2 December 2016, 3:33 pm
Re: UK is a weird country
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 2 December 2016, 3:43 pm
UK is a weird country
Mukesh Jiradi, Mumbai -- Friday, 2 December 2016, 4:56 pm
Re: UK is a weird country
shahalam, TX -- Friday, 2 December 2016, 7:55 pm
Re: UK is a weird country
Noman Waseem, NJ -- Friday, 2 December 2016, 6:35 pm
UK is a weird country
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 2 December 2016, 8:06 pm