THE THEOLOGY OF ISLAM #2
WE HAVE DEALT WITH A MOST IMPORTANT POINT OF THEOLOGY UNDER POINT NUMBER ONE, REGARDING ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY. POINT TWO IS ALSO EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR ANYONE CLAIMING TO BE ISLAMIC IN FAITH. HERE IT IS FROM THE SCRIPTURES OF THE QURAN. ALL CAPITAL WORDS ARE MINE FOR EMPHASIS.
" ....Believe ye in part of the scriptures and disbelieve ye in part thereof? And what is the reward of those who do so save IGNOMINY in the life of the world, and on the Day of Resurrection they will be consigned to the most GRIEVOUS DOOM. For Allah is not unaware of what ye do......Evil is that for which they sell their souls: that they should DISBELIEVE in that which Allah hath revealed, grudgingly that Allah should reveal of His bounty unto whom He will of His bondmen. They have incurred anger upon anger. For DISBELIEVERS is a shameful doom. (SURAH 2, verses 85, 90. Quran Fifth US edition 2009)
"Who is an enemy to Allah, and His angels and His messengers, and Gabriel and Michael. Then, lo! Allah (Himself) is an ENEMY TO THE DISBELIEVERS" (SURAH 2, verse 98).
"Say: Obey Allah and the messenger. But if they turn away, lo! Allah LOVETH NOT THE DISBELIEVER (in His guidance)" (SURAH 3, verse 32).
"And of them were (some) who BELIEVED therein and of them were (some) who DISBELIEVED THEREIN. HELL is sufficient for (their) burning. Lo! Those who DISBELIEVE our revelations, We shall expose them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment. Lo! Allah is ever Mighty, Wise" (SURAH 4, verses 55, 56).
THE FIRST QUOTES ARE PAIN ENOUGH. THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN ALLAH AND HIS SCRIPTURES AND MESSENGER ARE ENEMIES TO ALLAH, OR ALLAH IS AN ENEMY TO THEM; ALLAH LOVES NOT THE DISBELIEVER.
THE LAST QUOTE IF TAKEN LITERALLY, REMINDS ME OF THE CHRISTIAN TEACHING [completely false by the way] OF AN EVER BURNING HELL-FIRE FOR UNREPENTANT SINNERS, CONSTANTLY BURNING IN PAIN FOR ALL ETERNITY. NOT SURPRISING THAT ISLAM SHOULD BORROW FROM THE CHRISTIANITY OF THE TIME, THE CONCEPT OF AN EVER BURNING HELL FOR UNBELIEVERS.
CHRISTIANITY TODAY SELDOM, IF EVER, TEACHERS THIS EVER-BURNING HELL-FIRE AND BRIMSTONE DOOM FOR UNBELIEVERS. MAYBE BECAUSE MOST HAVE COME TO SEE THE BIBLE TEACHES NO SUCH DOCTRINE. WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES AS THE FATE OF UNREPENTANT SINNERS IS FULLY EXPLAINED IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES ON MY WEBSITE.
"O ye who believe! Believe in Allah and His messenger and the Scripture which He has revealed unto His messenger, and the Scripture which He revealed aforetime. Whoso DISBELEIVETH in Allah and His angels and His scriptures and His messengers and the Last Day, he verily hath wandered far astray.....He hath already revealed unto you in the Scriptures that, when ye hear the revelations of Allah REJECTED and DERIDED, (ye) sit not with them (who disbelieve and mock) until they engage in some other conversation. Lo! in that case (if ye stayed) ye would be like unto them. Lo! Allah will gather hypocrites and DISBELIEVERS, ALL TOGETHER, INTO HELL.....Lo! those who DISBELIEVE in Allah and His messengers, and seek to make distinction between Allah and His messengers, and say: We believe in some and disbelieve in others, and seek to choose a way in between. Such are DISBELIEVERS in truth; and for DISBELIEVERS We prepare a shameful doom. But those who believe in Allah and His messengers and make no distinction between any of them, unto them Allah will give their wages; and Allah was ever Forgiving, Merciful" (SURAH 4, verses 136, 137, 140, 150, 151, 152. Quran Fifth US edition 2009).
"Lo! those who DISBELIEVE and HINDER (others) from the way of Allah, they verily have wandered far astray. Lo! those who DISBELIEVE and deal in wrong. Allah will never forgive them, neither will He guide them unto a road. Except the road to hell, wherein they will abide for ever. And that is very easy for Allah" (SURAH 4, verses 167, 168, 169. Quran Fifth US edition 2009).
IT SHOULD BE PLAIN TO SEE THE QURAN AND ISLAM TEACHES A "US AND THEM" THEOLOGY. IT IS A "WE AGAINST THE REST" - DISBELIEVERS, AND ANYONE WHO WOULD SAY ISLAMISM IS WRONG, ANYONE HINDERING OTHERS TO BELIEVE IN ALLAH AND HIS SCRIPTURES AND MESSENGERS, ALLAH IS AN ENEMY TO DISBELIEVERS AND LOVES NOT DISBELIEVERS. SO FOR THE REAL BELIEVERS IN THE QURAN AS THEIR HOLY SCRIPTURES, ALL DISBELIEVERS ARE THE ENEMY OF ALLAH, OR HE IS THEIR ENEMY.
CHRISTIANITY TEACHES THAT GOD LOVES EVERYONE, SINNER OR SAINT, RIGHTEOUS OR UN-RIGHTEOUS. IN FACT WE READ THIS IN THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE "THE LORD IS NOT STACK CONCERNING HIS PROMISE, AS SOME COUNT SLACKNESS; BUT IS LONG-SUFFERING TO US-WARD, NOT WILLING [WANTING] THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH, BUT THAT ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE" (2 PETER 3:9).
SO IT IS THAT READING THESE VERSES OF THE QURAN AND JUST BELIEVING THEM AS PLAINLY WRITTEN, YOU CAN SEE ISLAM IS TEACHING A "WE AGAINST THE REST" "ALLAH AND HIS THEOLOGY AGAINST ALL OTHER THEOLOGY" "ALLAH'S THEOLOGY IS CORRECT, ALL OTHER THEOLOGY IS WRONG" "WE MUST BELIEVE ALL OF ALLAH'S SCRIPTURES, WE CAN NOT PICK AND CHOOSE THE VERSES WE WANT TO PICK AND CHOOSE." THIS, AND MANY OTHER REASONS, IS WHY AYAAN HIRSI ALI [raised as a Muslim] WROTE HER BOOK "HERETIC - Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now"
IT IS A BOOK EVERY POLITICAL LEADER IN THE WEST SHOULD READ, ALL MUSLIMS SHOULD READ, AND SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING FOR ALL GRADE 12 SCHOOL STUDENTS, IN THE WESTERN WORLD.....BUT SORRY TO SAY, I DOUBT IT WILL REACH BUT A FRACTION OF THOSE PEOPLE.