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Answering claim VIOLENCE VERSES

I found claims about violence verses that make Muslims the most violent people in the world.


Robert Porter:
There is no such thing as “Peaceful Islam” or “Peaceful Muslims”, They have not progressed into the modern world.
Koran 2:191 “slay the unbelievers wherever you find them”
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Koran 3:21 “Muslims must not take the infidels as friends”
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Quran 3:28 Not To Take Non-Believers As Friends?
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Koran 5:33 “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam”
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Refuting the Claim Petra was the Qibla Before Mecca

Source: http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.com/2016/10/refuting-claim-petra-was-qibla-before.html


The revisionist theory of Petra being an earlier qibla (prayer direction) for Muslims prior to Mecca is essentially part of a larger conspiracy theory amongst revisionists who posit Islam developed over a period of time after the Prophet. It will not come as a surprise that advocates of this revisionist theory also adopt ideas such as “the Quran was invented after the Prophet” (or even before the Prophet!) P

Jay Smith of Pfander Films is the chief advocate of such polemics in Christian-Muslim apologetics circles. One would imagine, to the embarrassment of serious-minded and more scholarly Christians.

Admittedly I don’t follow Jay Smith as closely as some but from the Islamic Awareness article, it appears Smith has revised his own theories; back in the early 2000s he used to claim the qibla was in the vicinity of Jerusalem and nowadays he’s claiming it is Petra.

Regardless of any shifts in his thinking, his theories fall flat on their face as shown on Islamic Awareness 15 years ago:

Modern studies have shown that in the early mosques astronomical alignments were used for qibla. Astronomical phenomenon such as sunrise or sunset during equinoxes, solstices, Pole star, Canopus, etc. were used to direct the mosques towards qibla. Concerning the early mosques in Egypt and Iraq, David King says:

The first mosque to be built in Egypt was built facing winter sunrise, and it was this direction which remained the most popular throughout the medieval period amongst the religious authorities. Likewise some of the earliest mosques in Iraq were built facing winter sunset. Only recently has it become known that astronomical alignments were used for the qibla, so that some modern historians (sic!) have mistakenly inferred from the orientations of the early mosques in Egypt and Iraq that they were not built to face the Kaaba at all, but rather to face some other sacred site. Now, however, we even know why such astronomical alignments were used

Is Mecca or Petra Islam’s true birthplace?

Posted September 27, 2018 by Mark Anderson11 comments

For well over a millennium Muslims have revered Mecca as the site of their holiest shrine, the Kaaba. And until recently Western scholarship always accepted the traditional Muslim origins narrative, which says that was where Muhammad began, in Arabia. But in the late 1970s, John Wansbrough and two of his students, Patricia Crone and Michael Cook, published books arguing for a radically different approach to Islam’s origins.[1]

Among other things, these revisionists said that Mecca was not Islam’s birthplace, which they located somewhere in the Fertile Crescent. Though Crone and Cook later repudiated the theory their book advanced, Crone at least held fast to the idea that Islam originated in the Fertile Crescent, possibly in Nabatea.

The Kaaba is now surrounded by towers, including one of the world’s tallest buildings.

While the trend among Western scholars of Islam is away from such radical doubt, four decades later some scholars still promote the idea that the Kaaba was not originally in Mecca.

Some of these revisionists say it was in or near Petra, while others refuse to speculate on the exact location. And this notion has begun to trickle down to others in the West, through the work of popular historian and documentary filmmaker Tom Holland, for example.[2] Since Muslims pray facing Mecca’s Kaaba multiple times a day, one thing this view would mean is that Muslims everywhere naively face the wrong direction in their most frequent act of worship.

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False Prophecies of the Bible

False Prophecy #1 – Matthew 12:40
Jesus incorrectly predicted the day of his own resurrection
False Prophecy #2 – Matthew 12:38-40
Jesus prophesied falsely about many major events in his own ministry
False Prophecy #3 – Matthew 2:23
A fraudulent claim that a prophecy was fulfilled
False Prophecy #4 – John 13:18
Jesus claimed that he fulfilled a “prophecy” in Psalm 41 that cannot possibly be talking about him
False Prophecy #5 – Matthew 2:12-18
Jeremiah never predicted “The Slaughter of the Innocents” like Matthew said he did
False Prophecy #6 – Matthew 1:11-12
If Old Testament prophecy is true, then Matthew’s genealogy proves that Jesus cannot be the Messiah
False Prophecy #7 – Matthew 1:23
Isaiah’s famous Messianic prophecy wasn’t one
False Prophecy #8 – Matthew 2:14-15
Matthew twists Hosea’s words and takes them badly out of context to create a “prophecy”
False Prophecy #9 – Matthew 5:18
This one verse, attributed to Jesus himself, contains two contradictions and a false prophecy
False Prophecy #10 – Matthew 5:22
Jesus sinned by breaking his own command
False Prophecy #11 – Matthew 12:40
Jesus himself proved this wasn’t true
False Prophecy #12 – Matthew 18:19-20
If this is true, why does penicillin without prayer work better than prayer without penicillin?
False Prophecy #13 – Matthew 2:23
Jesus made a false prediction about the Judgement Day
False Prophecy #14 – Mark 8:31
Jesus incorrectly predicted the time of his resurrection
False Prophecy #15 – Matthew 25:41
Jesus contradicted Micah’s and Jeremiah’s prophecies about God’s forgiveness
False Prophecy #16 – Matthew 26:29
Jesus incorrectly predicted something that happened during his crucifixion
False Prophecy #17 – Matthew 26:34
Jesus is off by two crows
False Prophecy #18 – Mark 16:17-18
Jesus made an obviously false, and quite dangerous, dietary prediction
False Prophecy #19 – Matthew 27:57-60
Matthew, Mark and Luke all contradict a famous prophecy in the book of Isaiah
False Prophecy #20 – Luke 1:32
An angel contradicted a prophecy made by Jeremiah
False Prophecy #21 – Luke 8:10
Jesus contradicted himself about saving lost souls
False Prophecy #22 – Luke 23:43
Jesus falsely prophesied when he was on the cross
False Prophecy #23 – John 7:38
Jesus forged an Old Testament prophecy that never existed
False Prophecy #24 – Ezekiel 26:7-12
Ezekiel himself said that his own prophecy wasn’t fulfilled, so do Matthew, Mark, Luke, Acts and satellite photos.
False Prophecy #25 – John 14:12
Four very good reasons that this prophecy, made by Jesus, is false
False Prophecy #26 – John 14:13-14
Jesus himself tried to fulfil this prophecy, and failed
False Prophecy #27 – John 15:25
Jesus supposedly wrote the Old Testament, but he showed his ignorance of it in this verse
False Prophecy #28 – John 16:13-15
Millions of Christians have proven that this prophecy, made by Jesus, is false
False Prophecy #29 – Acts 1:16-20
An apostle quoted parts of two Psalms and took them both badly out of context to create a “fulfilled prophecy”
False Prophecy #30 – Acts 2:25-27
An apostle said this was a fulfilled prophecy. But if it is, every Christian’s salvation is in trouble

False Prophecy #31 – Acts 2:30
An apostle was unaware that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit
False Prophecy #32 – Acts 8:32
An apostle was unaware of major events of Jesus trial and crucifixion
False Prophecy #33 – Romans 2:5-6
Paul got it wrong about major events in the Old Testament
False Prophecy #34 – 2 Thessalonians 2:3
The Bible “predicted” something that has already happened hundreds of times
False Prophecy #35 – Hebrews 1:5
Passages in Samuel and Chronicles were twisted to supposedly mean something they can not possibly mean
False Prophecy #36 – Hebrews 10:7
This verse tries to make Psalm 40 a Messianic prophecy, but Psalm 40 cannot possibly be talking abougt Jesus
False Prophecy #37 – Genesis 13:15
God broke his promise to Abraham
False Prophecy #38 – 2 Peter 3:3-4
This is not a prophecy, it’s a head game
False Prophecy #39 – 1 John 2:18
The apostle John supposedly “predicted” something that he knew had already happened many times
False Prophecy #40 – 1 John 3:22
There are two interpretations of this verse: one is demonstrably untrue and the other is extremely cruel
False Prophecy #41 – Revelation 21:1-4
This passage invalidated a prophecy made in the book of Isaiah
False Prophecy #42 – Revelation 21:8
God gave a prediction about Hell that is proven false from the Bible itself
False Prophecy #43 – Genesis 4:12
God prophesied it, and only 4 verses later, Genesis says that the exact opposite happened
False Prophecy #44 – Genesis 8:22
God prophesied this, then invalidated his own prophesy many times
False Prophecy #45 – Genesis 9:3
If you believe this verse, it could make you very very sick
False Prophecy #46 – Genesis 15:16
God can’t count
False Prophecy #47 – Genesis 22:18 and Genesis 26:4
If God had done what he prophesied, millions of lives would have been spared
False Prophecy #48 – Genesis 35:10
God had a memory lapse and therefore violated his own prophecy
False Prophecy #49 – Genesis 49:10
The prophecy in this verse was contradicted by clear statements in Exodus, Numbers, Judges and Samuel
False Prophecy #50 – Exodus 12:1-14
Forever is not forever
False Prophecy #51 – Exodus 15:26
Bad health advice. Does God want Christians to be sicker than Jews?
False Prophecy #52 – Exodus 20:5
If your great-grandfather was a creep, God will take it out on you
False Prophecy #53 – Exodus 34:1
God prophesied it,and only 26 verses later the exact opposite happened
False Prophecy #54 – Deuteronomy 15:11
God promised to eliminate poverty, then only 7 verses later reneged on his promise
False Prophecy #55 – Matthew 26:52
Jesus was wrong about David, Moses, Joshua and many others
False Prophecy #56 – Joshua 6:26
God prophesied that he would break his own law
False Prophecy #57 – Zephaniah 2:9
God was wrong about Ammon
False Prophecy #58 – Exodus 17:14
God predicted incorrectly about Amalek
False Prophecy #59 – 1 Kings 11:13
God predicted incorrectly about 2 of the 12 tribes of Israel
False Prophecy #60 – 2 Kings 22:20
God prophesied falsely about Josiah, and broke his own law

False Prophecy #60 – 2 Kings 22:20
God prophesied falsely about Josiah, and broke his own law
False Prophecy #61 – Jeremiah 36:30
Jeremiah prophesied falsely about Jehoiachim and Jehoiachin
False Prophecy #62 – 2 Chronicles 1:12
God prophesied falsely about Solomon
False Prophecy #63 – Psalms 1:1-3
The Psalmist completely ignored obvious Biblical facts
False Prophecy #64 – Psalm 34:20
Another Messianic prophecy that isn’t
False Prophecy #65 – Psalm 55:23
An obviously false prediction
False Prophecy #66 – Psalm 62:12 and Romans 2:6
A prophecy about the Judgement Day that is obviously false
False Prophecy #67 -Psalm 66:18
Genocide didn’t interfere with Moses’, Joshua’s or David’s prayer lives
False Prophecy #68 – Psalm 69:9
A supposed “Messianic Prophecy” that, if true, invalidates Jesus’ dying for people’s sins
False Prophecy #69 – Psalm 69:21
Yet another “Messianic Prophecy” that cannot possibly be talking about Jesus
False Prophecy #70 – Psalm 103:8-9
This prediction notwithstanding, God is really pissed and he is not going to get over it
False Prophecy #71 – Psalm 118:22 and 1 Peter 2:7
Psalm 118 cannot possibly mean what the writer of 1 Peter says it means
False Prophecy #72 – Ezekiel 23:25-26
God’s “love” violates his own definition of it
False Prophecy #73 – Psalm 128:1-2
A prophecy about hard working people, disproven by the Bible itself
False Prophecy #74 – Psalm 145:10
All is not all

False Prophecy #75 – Proverbs 4:10-11
If this prophecy is true, why do modern people in post-Christian Europe live longer than Europeans in the Dark Ages?
False Prophecy #76 – Proverbs 17:5
Is God going to punish himself for violating his own prediction?
False Prophecy #77 – Isaiah 9:17
God violates his own prediction about how he would care for orphans
False Prophecy #78 – Isaiah 14:21
God violated the Law that he gave to Moses
False Prophecy #79 – Isaiah 26:3
Jesus invalidated this prophecy from Isaiah
False Prophecy #80 – 2 Timothy 3:12
The writer of Timothy contradicts a prophecy made in Proverbs
False Prophecy #81 – 1 Corinthians 3:8
God himself violated this prophecy many times
False Prophecy #82 – Micah 5:2
This famous “Christmas prophecy” obviously contradicts the clear meaning of the passage
False Prophecy #83 – Isaiah 42:2
Jesus and Isaiah are obviously at odds with each other on this one
False Prophecy #84 – Isaiah 44:24-45:1
God got it wrong about Cyrus
False Prophecy #85 – John 19:34-37 and Zechariah 12:9-10
You just have to wonder if the writer of John had ever even read Zechariah
False Prophecy #86 – Jeremiah 19:9
God loves little children, in the same way that most people love chocolate mousse
False Prophecy #87 – Jeremiah 25:11-12
These two verses contain four false prophecies
False Prophecy #88 – Ezekiel 6:10
God condemned himself
False Prophecy #89 – Ezekiel 18:14-17
God predicted that he would not kill anyone for their father’s sins – NOT
False Prophecy #90 – Ezekiel 20:35
If this prophecy was true, God would have killed Ezekiel

False Prophecy #91 – Matthew 27:9-10
Matthew misquoted a prophecy and attributed it to the wrong prophet
False Prophecy #92 – Ezekiel 29:9-12
A prophecy abotu Egypt that is obviously false
False Prophecy #93 – Acts 2:16-21 and Joel 2:28-33
The Bible itself says that this will never happen
False Prophecy #94 – Malachi 3:1-4
At least 75% wrong
False Prophecy #95 – Malachi 4:5
Malachi’s prediction is the exact opposite of Jesus’ clear statements
False Prophecy #96 – Hosea 1:6
Hosea invalidates a prophecy made in Psalms
False Prophecy #97 – Hosea 13:16
God violated his own prediction about children, fetuses and embryos
False Prophecy #98 – Amos 8:9
Amos’s supposed “prophecy” about the crucifixion is demonstrably bogus
False Prophecy #99 – Micah 3:11-12
Malachi’s condemnation of preachers’ pay is contradicted by many New Testament passages
False Prophecy #100 – 1 Peter 4:7
Arguably the most overworked prophecy in the Bible, and one of the most obvioiusly unfulfilled


 

Five times prayer in Al-Qur’an

(QUR’AN 11:114) And establish the Prayer at the TWO ENDS OF THE DAY and in the FIRST HOURS OF THE NIGHT.113 Indeed the good deeds drive away the evil deeds. This is a Reminder to those who are mindful of Allah.

TWO ENDS OF THE DAY = FAJR AND MAGHRIB
FIRST HOURS OF THE NIGHT = ISHA

(QUR’AN 2:238) Maintain with care the [obligatory] prayers and [in particular] THE MIDDLE PRAYER and stand before Allah, devoutly obedient.

THE MIDDLE PRAYER = ASHR

(QUR’AN 30:17) So exalted is Allah WHEN YOU REACH THE EVENING and WHEN YOU REACH THE MORNING.

WHEN YOU REACH THE EVENING = MAGHRIB
WHEN YOU REACH THE MORNING = FAJR

(QUR’AN 30:18) And to Him is [due all] praise throughout the heavens and the earth. AND [exalted is He] AT NIGHT and WHEN YOU ARE AT NOON.

AND AT NIGHT = ISHA
WHEN YOU ARE AT NOON = ZUHR


 

What Was Man Created From? Response 3

Source: http://islamiat101.blogspot.com/2012/12/what-was-man-created-from.html


Bismillah Hir Rehman Ir Raheem
Start In the Name Of Allah The Most Beneficent The Most Merciful

What was man created from, blood, clay, dust, or nothing?

  1. “Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood,” (96:2).
  2. “We created man from sounding clay, from mud moulded into shape, (15:26).
  3. “The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: “Be”. And he was,” (3:59).
  4. “But does not man call to mind that We created him before out of nothing?” (19:67, Yusuf Ali). Also, 52:35).
  5. “He has created man from a sperm-drop; and behold this same (man) becomes an open disputer! (16:4).

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What Was Man Created From? Response 2

Source: https://www.call-to-monotheism.com/what_was_man_created_from___by_ansar_al__adl


By Ansar Al ‘Adl

The allegation is as follows:

What was man created from? A blood clot [96:1-2], water [21:30, 24:45, 25:54], “sounding” (i.e. burned) clay [15:26], dust [3:59, 30:20, 35:11], nothing [19:67] and this is then denied in 52:35, earth [11:61], a drop of thickened fluid [16:4, 75:37]

The obvious explanation to this question is that these references describe different aspects or stages in man’s creation. This has always been the understanding of such verses.

We will give a brief explanation of each verse, while presenting them in chronological order.

Most of the references refer to two different aspects of creation: Original creation and Embryological development.

Original creation

19:67 Does not man remember that We created him before, and he was nothing?

The phrase and he was nothing is the translation of the arabic wa lam yaku shay. Some confusion may have resulted because Yusuf Ali’s translation renders it as out of nothing, which is not very accurate at all. The phrase literally means, and he was nothing. Read more of this post

What Was Man Created From? Response 1

Source: http://www.understanding-islam.com/what-was-man-created-from/


Mr Katz, in one of his articles has stated that the Qur’an has given contradictory statements regarding the material from which man was created1. He states:

What was man created from? A blood clot [96:1-2], water [21:30, 24:45, 25:54], “sounding” (i.e. burned) clay [15:26], dust [3:59, 30:20, 35:11], nothing [19:67] and this is then denied in 52:35, earth [11:61], a drop of thickened fluid [16:4, 75:37]

Mr. Katz has also stated that the statement of the Qur’an regarding one of the stages in the development of the fetus is “scientifically wrong”. He writes:

The very first revelation starts out with providing an ingredient for contradiction:

Proclaim!
In the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, who created –
created man, out of a mere clot of congealed blood.
— Sura 96:1-2

Apart from the fact that “a mere blood clot” is scientifically wrong…

In the article that follows, I shall present my point of view regarding the meaning of the verses which seem contradictory to Mr. Katz. I shall be very glad to reconsider my point of view if someone would be kind enough to point out any linguistic or logical fallacy in my interpretation of these verses.

A Scientific Error?

Before we proceed with the main point of Mr. Katz’s objection (that is, “What was man created from?”), let us first examine the “scientific error” that Mr. Katz has pointed out.

The Arabic word used by the Qur’an which has generally been translated as “a clot of blood”, is “`alaq” علق. The meaning of this word is given by “Qaamoos al-Muheet” as:

الدم عامة أو الشديد الحمرة أو الغليظ أو الجامد، القطعة منه: بهاء وكل ما علق، والطين الذي يعلق باليد، والخصومة والمحبة اللازمتان. وذو علق: جبل لبني أسد لهم فيه يوم على ربيعة بن مالك ودويبة في الماء تمص الدم و ما تتبلغ به الماشية من اشجر (القموس المحيط، باب القاف، فصل العين)

Blood in its normal state or blood which is extremely red or which has hardened or congealed, a piece thereof; every thing that sticks; clay that sticks to hands; unchanging enmity or love; Zu `alaq is the name of a hill of Banu Asad, where they defeated Rabi`ah ibn Maalik; An insect of water that sucks blood; that portion of a tree that is within the reach of animals.

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Well of Buda’ah explained

Source: https://yahyasnow.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/islamophobe-refuted/


Sunan Abu Dawud 67–I heard that the people asked the
Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him): Water is brought for you from the well of
Buda’ah. It is a well in which dead dogs, menstrual cloths and excrement of
people are thrown. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) replied: Verily
water is pure and is not defiled by anything.

The hadith is talking about ablution and nothing more since Muslims have to
purify themselves before the five daily prayers. So the Prophet (peace be upon
him) never claimed that Muslims can drink impure water.

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Explanation for Hadith of the Well of Buda’ah and its Water (Sunan Abu Dawud 67)

http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.com/2014/03/explanation-for-hadith-of-well-of.html


A question was asked about: Sunan Abu Dawud 67–I heard that the people asked the Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him): Water is brought for you from the well of Buda’ah. It is a well in which dead dogs, menstrual cloths and excrement of people are thrown. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) replied: Verily water is pure and is not defiled by anything.

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Muslims enjoy the highest standards of personal hygiene. Purification is part of a Muslim’s faith. We read in the Qur’an what means:

{God loves those who turn to Him, and He loves those who keep themselves clean.} (Al-Baqarah 2:222)
Physical purity is a must in Islam. Physical purity includes the purity of body, clothes and the environment.
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