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Re: Radical Islam
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Friday, 29 September 2017, 11:46 pm
In Response To: Radical Islam (Iftekhar Hai, CA)

On the US "Subcommittee Hearing: Saudi Arabia’s Troubling Educational Curriculum"


I see nothing wrong in reforming or expunging hateful, violent man-made passages from the books used in Saudi curriculum.

Of course, the Qur'anic verses can never be changed anywhere. The best thing for the 'tough' verses is to provide a full context. Given the context, the apparently tough verses prove to be friendly, peaceful and very humanitarian.

One example:

9:5 When the four Sacred Months are over, subdue them wherever they come from. Take them captive, and besiege them, and prepare for them ambush. But if they repent from aggression, and help in the consolidation of the Divine System and in setting up the Economic Order of Zakaat, then leave their way free. Surely, God is Forgiving Merciful (so shall you be). [This verse applies to idolaters who were committing aggression instead of becoming law-abiding citizens or emigrating. The four Sacred Months forbidden for any warfare: From the 12th month, Zil-Hajjah up to the 3rd month, Rabi'ul Awwal 2:193-195 and 9:36. Some critics of Islam call this verse as the “Verse of Sword” presenting it out of context. Also, they present it as applicable for all times while it refers only to the aggressors against the Prophet and his companions in Makkah. See 9:1-6]

9:6 If anyone of the idolaters seeks your protection or a safe passage, grant him state protection. Convey to him the Word of God, and then escort him to his destiny where he feels safe and secure. This kindness on your part is mandatory since they are a people unaware (of the beauty of Islam).


41:33 And who is better in speech than one who invites people to God, tries to grow himself in goodness, fulfills the needs of others and declares, "I am one of those who submit to Him?"

41:34 Since good and evil cannot be alike, repel evil with what is decent. Then he, between whom and you there was enmity, may become close friend.

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Radical Islam
Iftekhar Hai, CA -- Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:39 pm
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devindersingh gulati, Punjab India -- Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:42 pm
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Adnan, Dhaka -- Friday, 29 September 2017, 2:13 am
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Sidqi, ca -- Friday, 29 September 2017, 5:06 pm
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Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 29 September 2017, 11:46 pm
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Shahab Qarni, MD -- Saturday, 30 September 2017, 12:32 am