M.F. Rahman vs. Ali Sina
Sun, 6 Mar 2005
Dear Ali Sina,
I have read a bit
of your responses to Yamin Zakaria who has furnished me with your
It may surprise you to hear me say that you have a basis to believe as
you do since Muslims by their behaviour have neither endeared
themselves nor sought to present their religion peacefully.
While debating has its merits, it proves nothing to either party.
Being convinced of our position we neither listen nor are heard by the
other. Confessions are seized upon and opportunities taken over
I have written a
book (The Books of God From Genesis To The Final Testament) which
seeks to reconcile the scriptures and many Muslims have protested what
they see as unkindness to ourselves. Many Christians have appreciated
the frankness of the work.
I shall be
extremely grateful if you would kindly agree to read this work
critically and if you wish, to respond to it privately or publicly.
If you agree, I shall immediately send you a complimentary e-copy for
your personal use which you may print out for ease of reading.
response will be appreciated.
I am overwhelmed with work, which is basically reading and writing, I
will be glad to take a look at your book.
I also invite you to read my articles that are available in my site and
if you think I am mistaken please write a rebuttal that I would gladly
Dear Ali Sina,
Mon, 7 Mar 2005
As promised, I have visited your site and read the article "A
Letter to Mankind".
On the face of it, you seem dedicated to your cause and sincere in
your own convictions.
I may or may not address that letter in time. For the moment, permit
me to address a bit of the below where you respond to Sister Rheem.
Your pragmatism in pursuing the dismantling of Islam is deliberate and
unemotive and were your premises not flawed, may even be deemed
Your own experience with Islam and your own view of Muslims in
general are not universally shared. The reality is that despite the very
bad behaviour of a fringe element, Muslims are not as you describe nor
is Islam the evil religion you portray it.
And most of all, your assessment of Muhammad is distinctly in the
historical micro minority.
If you do indeed believe as you have stated, then you are technically
not lying even though what you purvey is malevolently mendacious and
weighted with theoretical accusations that cannot be
"disproved" to those who are already converted to your views.
The recitation of a torrent of defamatory propaganda cannot be
stemmed by protesting letters which only serve as fuel for further
diatribes which I am sure delights you.
Unfortunately, many Muslims though of the view that you are
lying will feel badly as you would admit were you not committed to using
protests advantageously, and few can disregard an insistently barking
dog to use your own _expression.
To such I would commend your advice since Islam is True : "If
Islam is true and if it is from God, no one can extinguish its light and
all my efforts will be frustrated." That is my own philosophy.
Few can tell a fraudulent diagnosis designed to disturb.
We both know that anything can be "proven" with out-of-context
quotes but you also know that appeals to authority carry weight to the
And of course, without an independent panel of adjudicators, no one will
ever successfully "refute" you on your own turf.
Your reference to a growing army of apostates is also deliberately
misleading as you would admit under other circumstances. That is
entirely relative. But compared to the tidal wave of converts to Islam annually
in the west and acknowledged by all population stats, how large is your
Your assertions again, are not provable, yet you make them. If Allah is
not The God, who do you say is?
Your "facts" are not universally agreed.
At the end of the day, your use of scare tactics is amusing. What is the
"Clear" Truth, Religion and Deity that you offer to
others with mathematical precision?
It is amusing that you speak of your mother so imprecisely. Are you
really unaware whether she is aged or dead? And why do you believe that
age would stop her profession? Is that for your personal consolation or
merely a way to deflect the one you have injured by your agenda?
I am suspicious of your claims of apostasy if you unabashedly can
say to a Muslim : "Muhammad is nobody to us." As to your
assertions against him, the bar of history disagrees completely unless
one read only Evangelical Christoganda. Your "ifs" against him
are simply mendacious speculative slanders. And you probably believe
that Dante was a Prophet by your placement of Muhammad. Such assertions
are merely designed to disturb Muslims and to appeal to detractors. Only
the foolish would dignify them with response. Your agenda to demonise
The Prophet will bring you appropriate rewards.
How nice of you to be concerned about the extinction of all the Muslims. But
let not your heart be troubled on their account. If they are errant as
you assert, your god should convert them if you believe in him. Though
from a minority of one to 1.2 billion and growing, Somebody up there
likes them, I would say, despite their shortcomings.
And if you believed in God, you would also understand that He is in
Omnipotent control of every minutiae of detail. Your efforts will
neither aid nor obstruct Him. They will simply ensure the destiny He has
Written for you.