Can someone explain in (laymen's terms) the Islamic 'reward' of virgins in the afterlife?========================================================
A self confessed Jewish agnostic studied the Holy Qur'an [HQ to all Muslims] Her study was more thorough than that of an average interested and curious person as it was part of a research she was doing for a book she was … Read more
Don't get rid of it. First find out if it's the Holy Ghost. It might be trying to give new commandments through you as it had done before according to Acts 1:2 "Until the day in which he was … Read more
Explain to the ghost that it is entirely a figment of your over-active imagination. Once it realizes that it doesn't exist, it will leave.
Something that will keep making the personal lives of the world's movers and shakers [politicians, big business chiefs, the super rich] uncomfortable or embarrassing until they cooperate to, for example,
- remove human indignity [no more humans scavenging trash for food]
- remove the use of warfare as means of getting ones way and … Read more
How a non Muslim should study the Koran if he has no right to touch it?============================================================
1- The Holy Qur'an [HQ] addresses non-Muslims in some verses, so how can it forbid them from touching it?
2- If the Jewish scripture can be called the Old Testament and the Christian scripture the New Testament then the HQ, the … Read more
Unfortunately some Muslims believe that since non-Muslims are impure, therefore, they cannot touch the Qur'an, because the book itself says it: "No one can touch it except those who are pure." (56:79) They believe that the non-Muslims are impure because they claim the Qur'an says it: "Indeed the polytheists are impure." (9:28)
The fact of the … Read more
You can look it up online.
I worked at the King Fahd Centre for the production of the Holy Qur'an in Medina. I was installing computer equipment. I was given copies of the book by local workers, all of whom were Muslims, I still have them. There was no implication that I should not touch the presents I had been given, … Read more
Who told you that you can't touch it? It would be ridiculous to say to a non-believer that he should believe in the Quran then tell them that can't touch it until they believe it. If you want to study it, however, it's all over the internet, in English (as well as other languages) and … Read more
If Islam is the religion of peace, why did Apostle Mohammed wage war against other religions?============================================================
1- For 13 of the 23 year mission of Mohammed he was in Mecca, the city of his birth where he and his small but growing band of followers were severely persecuted by the Pagan rulers of Mecca.
2- Muslims looked … Read more
Most religions have waged war against each other, it says to do so in most holy scriptures.
Basically they were forced to.
The first war they could not do anything until Allah gave them permission to fight.
It was self defense.
The only time it was not self defense was when they took control of Mecca ( And there was special resons for that too.)
Are any religions truly peaceful? Not that I've ever heard of - Christianity especially.
I have heard that paganism is about peace and nature, but even they must have some extreme pagans who are not peaceful.
From the Arabic aslama it means submission (to Allah).
Unfortunately some extremist radicals have a curious way of expressing that submission.
I don't know much about Islamic art, but from what I've seen, I like it. I like any art that various cultures have to offer.
What is your favorite Bible verse?============================================================
1- The Bible has many beautifully inspiring verses and we've seen a few in the answers here.
2- It also has numerous verses that are very difficult to see as inspired
3- However, for my favourite verses I'll go for the ones that let me off the hook whenever I'm approached by … Read more
Why do some religious people feel that their religion makes them better than other people, particularly Atheists?============================================================
Religion SHOULD make people better
If a person has not been made a better person by religion then that person's understanding of religion should be questioned.
If we all subject our beliefs to public scrutiny rather than hide them as "personal" … Read more
To be honest, it's mostly "Christians" and atheists that do that. Atheists because they think Christians are morons, and "Christians" because the vast majority of them are self righteous hypocrites.
Now, the "Christians" I'm talking about are just regular people who go to Church on Sundays and call themselves Christian. "Christian" is merely a title for … Read more