demonstrate our faith in 5:82 and 2:256?
Posted by: "mohideen ibramsha" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Mon Jul 7, 2008 8:23 pm
Dear brothers and sisters, July 7, 2008;
Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmathullahi Wa Bharakhathuhu.
Yusuf Ali 2:256
Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error:
whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy
hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.
Could Allah SWT favor the Muslims over non-Muslims in worldly affairs? Won't
such favors be considered as indirect compulsion on non-Muslims to become
Muslims? It is our understanding that Allah SWT treats all -- both Muslims and
non-Muslims -- on par and rewards them on the basis of their efforts with
respect to this life. Thus Muslims should work for their advancement. Further
as Allah SWT does not discriminate in worldly affairs, helping non-Muslims in
worldly affairs would be rewarded provided such help is not against Muslims.
Yusuf Ali 5:82
Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews and
Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the believers wilt thou find those
who say, "We are Christians": because amongst these are men devoted
to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant.
There are some Christians who do love Muslims. This applies to the Christians
living in Jerusalem.
My fellow Palestinians, no matter what religion you belong to, Christianity or
Islam, we are one nation and one people. We must struggle for our land and
strengthen our presence.
They have sent an appeal found below. It is known that Israelis influence
American policy. Is the reverse true? Do Americans influence Israeli policies?
This issue of 'residency abroad' would affect many Christian Israeli Citizens
of America. By denying residence just because a citizen has gained residency in
America violates the 'Principle of reciprocity.'
Let us hope that Israeli Christians do not lose their right of living inside
Israel. Let us pray for the same. Let us also do whatever we could to help
them. Let us inform as many Americans as possible of this lack of reciprocity
so that they also could help the Israeli Christians.
Ya Allah You are the sustainer; You move the food to the immovable life like
trees, and move the movable like the human to their food. Ya Allah sanction the
food of our brothers and sisters of the Book - Israeli Christians - inside
Israel so that they move there at will to eat their food. Aameen, Aameen, Ya