IN RESPONSE TO HERALD SUN’s PULBLICATION OF SEPT.,14, 2006 1200am titled POPE LASHES EVIL OF JIHAD, THE WASHINGTON POST’s titled POPE INVITES MUSLIMS TO DIALOGUE ans ISLAM ONLINE’s POPE SEEN CRITICIZING ISLAM.
In the name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful. All thanks and adorations are due to Allah (SWT) the creator of all creatures. May this peace and blessings be upon the Noble soul of the Prophet, Muhammad (saw) for through Him, showing us the path of monotheism. Quran 61: 8-9 “They intend to put out the Light of Allah with their mouths. But Allah will complete His Light even though the disbelievers hate. (It). He it is who has sent His messenger with guidance and the rely of truth to make it victorious over all religions even though the Mushrikin (Polytheists, Pagans, Idolaters and disbelievers) even the enemies of Allah and His messengers, Muhammad (saw) hate it.” We know the word” Jihad” or Holy-War” against murderers of our beloved brothers and sisters all over the word is what you hate to hear, we still keep on uttering it. It is the word that makes Islam what it is today. The word is gaining more crowds to the only acceptable religion by God. I can only agree with you, if the word is being misinterpreted. Our God orders us to slap one that slaps us. We are not fools that, when being slapped once turns the other cheeks. Prove me wrong if truly you follow your scripture. Actually, you normally deal with your culprits under pretext to deceive people you are nice and forgiving. It is even nice as you call us Muslims to dialogue. It may interest your highness, Pope Benedict, that your “Lord” asked his disciples to sell their garments in order to have money to buy “SWORD” in preparedness for the possible attack from the enemies, or Sorry your highness, may be I was meant to say “Bible” in place of above mentioned “SWORD”.
Your Lord was preparing for a “Defensive War” not holy war which is meant for only Muslims.
For your highness perusal, Luke 22: 36-38 is there to bail you out. If it is mistaking “Bible” for ‘Sword” or “Sword” for “Bible”, confirmation is Luke 22: 49-50, also Mark 14:46-47. So, if Islam is not a religion of peace, which religion in the world can we attribute the word “Peace” to? May be your highness, Pope Benedict, not taking into consideration, sword /Bible as quoted in Bible, could now convince us that first to ninth crusade war from 1095-1917, all against Muslims in their land especially Muslims in Jerusalem, were “Round Table Talk”. Now to the long-aged criticisms of the Prophet Muhammad by 14th century Byzantine Christian emperor, Manud II, we will not only show but will also tell what Muhammad (saw) brought that was new and still current in this computer age. It is a Book that ever remains the same, No revised Edition of it! Is that not a great new thing Prophet Muhammad (saw) had brought? This is what we Muslims are known for, frankness. I’m not here to quote 14th century utterance of someone as my answer but to tell and show you what I have in my hand.
Muhammad (saw) was sent to the whole of mankind as a mercy. Is this not new as compared to the one of your acclaimed Lord who was sent only to the Lost Sheep of Israel according to “Matthew 15:20-25”. What Bible thought about parents in Matthew 12: 46-48 in contrary to Qur’an revealed to Muhammad (saw) that you should answer your parents even when you are going to prayer.
The Prophet (saw) brought the universal way of worshipping the one and only God. The Everlasting (not the crucified one), the Awake (not the one who slept off in the ship), the Unseen (not the one that Jacob and Moses saw), the Omnipresent (not the one only sent to Israel), the Unconquerable God (not the one that Jacob fought and won ) that we worship had given us the unalterable Qur’an (not like the annually revised and edited one) whose words are new to hearing everyday. I read Bible, I read Qur’an and deduced that the Latter had challenged the former in many ways. Do you care to know? Allah said in the Holy Qur’an that “O Jews and Christians why do you disbelieve in the verses of Allah while you bear witness”. “O Jews and Christians, why do you mix truth with falsehood and conceal the truth which you know?” Meanwhile, this is the beginning of the true dialogue the liars will want to end. May the wrath of Almighty God be upon the liars. If truly you are sincere, say “amen”.
Jamaat Taawunil Muslimeen Abuja, Nigeria.
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