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Re: The real problem of the Ummah
By:jawaid ahmed
Date: Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 4:28 pm
In Response To: Re: The real problem of the Ummah (A Sayed (South Africa))

Flow chart has the Bible before Qur'an-
Everything else you said about Qur'an and nature becomes null and void if Bible disagrees with either. That explains everything!

2:38 We said, “For now, all of you are degraded to a lower level of existence, out of this state of felicity (Paradise). But, when guidance comes to you from Me, those who will follow My guidance, on them shall be no fear from without, nor shall they have any grief from within.”
[Note here the multiple plural ‘all of you’ confirming that Adam and his wife are allegorical terms for the humankind. Incidentally, the word ‘Eve’ is nowhere mentioned in the Qur’an, once again Adam denoting humankind. Khauf = Fear from without. Huzn = Intrinsic depression or grief = Unhappiness = Regret]
2:39 But those who reject Our messages or deny them in practice, such will be the rightful dwellers of the fire. They will abide therein.
2:40 (One example is that of the Israelites.) O Children of Israel! Remember My blessings that I bestowed upon you (when you were following My commandments). Fulfill your promise to Me and I will fulfill My promise to you. And fear none but Me. [Fear the consequences of violating Divine Commands. 2:47, 2:83-85, 2:122, 3:61, 5:12-13, 5:70, 9:111, 45:16]
2:41 And grace yourselves with belief in what I have revealed now confirming (the truth) in what you already have. Be not the first among those who will conceal the truth therein, and trade not My revelations for petty gains. Rather, be mindful of Me.
[‘Confirming the truth in’ (2:101). Petty gains = The false dogma of being the ‘chosen ones’ which is consistently rejected by the Qur’an. The only criterion of honor in the Sight of God is character (2:80-81, 10:69-70, 29:23, 49:13). Kufr = Opposing the truth = Denying the truth = Concealing the truth = Ingratitude = Rejection of truth = Choosing to live in darkness = Hiding or covering something = Closing eyes to light. Kaafir = One given to Kufr = One who adamantly denies the truth = One who opposes the truth = Commonly translated as ‘infidel’ = Derivatively and positively, a farmer who hides the seed under the soil (57:20). Therefore, Kufr or Kafir does not apply to the unaware, anyone to whom the message has not been conveyed or reached yet. Taqwa = Seeking to journey through life in security = Protect oneself from disintegration of the personality = Journeying in security = Being careful and observant = Getting empowered against evil = Avoid overstepping the laws = Exercising caution = Preserving oneself against deterioration = Good conduct = Building character = Live upright = Fear the consequences of violating Divine Commands = Being mindful of the Creator = Remaining conscious of the Divinely ordained Values = Taking precaution = Being watchful against error]

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Istanbul to host ‘Ummah’ conference
Tarek Osman, Turkey -- Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 8:55 pm
Re: The real problem of the Ummah
A Sayed (South Africa) -- Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 3:24 pm
Re: The real problem of the Ummah
jawaid ahmed -- Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 4:28 pm
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A Sayed (South Africa) -- Thursday, 18 October 2018, 7:37 am
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jawaid ahmed -- Thursday, 18 October 2018, 2:25 pm
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A Sayed (South Africa) -- Thursday, 18 October 2018, 5:26 pm
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jawaid ahmed -- Friday, 19 October 2018, 7:31 am
Re: Istanbul to host ‘Ummah’ conference
Sidqi, ca -- Friday, 19 October 2018, 7:31 pm