Leaving Islam



Dr. Khan said: “The second Caliph declared that a Muslim ruler would be accountable in front of God, if even a dog dies from hunger or cruelty, in any corner of the Islamic Caliphate. Our prophet stated that at his visit to Miraj (observing heaven and hell directly) he saw that a pious woman was thrown into hell because of her cruelty to a cat.”  

My Comments:  Do you really believe this story of Miraj which is nothing but a hoax? So you believe that Islamic state under Islamic caliphate was so rich and developed with affluent life style?  Why then some mothers needed to boil stone in the water when her children were waiting nearby hungry? History tells us that Arabs were terribly poor and generally poverty-stricken people.  Could you give us some Hadiths or Quranic verses which stated that Islamic states were so rich and had abundant of food and necessary commodities?  Please give us an example!

Dr. Khan said: “Mercy is the cornerstone of Islam, and the Quran declares the Prophet of Islam to be the model of Rahmatul lil Alamin (kindness toward all of humanity). Yet, today, many Muslim political forces give Islam a very bad name, as they cry out in favor of corporal punishment for poverty-stricken people and ignore the fundamental right of all to live in peace and dignity without any intimidation.”  

My Comments:  Could you give us some Hadiths or any evidence that will assure that “Mercy is the cornerstone of Islam”? Prophet had to fight over 100 battles and killed tens of thousands of human beings yet Islam was a mercy for people?  Prophet himself killed his verbal opponent by brutal assassination and killed whoever tried to resist his invasions.  Killing by treachery, beheadings for simple animosity, father killing sons, son killing father, brother killing brother were the rule of thumb for most ancient Islamic states or rulers. Could you deny that?

 Dr. Khan said: “Throughout its pages, the Quran identifies itself as a book of guidance for a moderate and straight path. In addition, the Quran provides some specific rules and regulations to regulate one's human behavior as a trader or cultivator, husband or wife, employer or employee, and so forth.”  

My Comments:  Could you give us some good guidance for mankind from the Quran?  Please name some nations or one single nation which is getting good guidance from Quran. Or give us names of some people who are guided by Quran!  Should the Muslims follow the foot-prints of Prophet Muhammad today? 

Dr. Khan said:  “If one chooses to treat the Quran as a law book, presumably one could still derive some specific rules and regulations from it, to be enforced for all Muslims, all of the time. But the Quran itself warns Muslims not to treat it as a literal list of rules. Likewise, in many hadiths, the Prophet of Islam prohibited the imposition of any rigid rule pertaining to worldly affairs or spiritual matters.”

My Comments:  Quran never told Muslims to treat Quranic laws non-literally, rather Quran emphatically commands Muslims to follow the rules of Quran very strictly, and otherwise Muslims will be in hell fire for ever. How can you claim such non-existent words which Quran never told?  Could you give us some verses which really tell what you just told us?    

In conclusion let me re-iterate my concern that Dr. Khan’s undue comments about Quran and Islam will definitely create some mixed messages for gullible Muslims who would be mesmerized by the goodies (illusions) of Islamic kingdoms existed in the 7th century which will generate wide supports for the political Islam for which fundamentalist class of Muslims like Jamati Islami is already fighting tooth and nail in many Muslim majority nations of the Third world. It is really mysterious why Dr. Khan discourages Muslims to adopt Islamic laws for the land when he considers Quran and Islam are the guarantor of “Mercy and cornerstone of peace”? Only Allah knows when the Muslims will realize the truth about Islamic history and when the Muslims will come out of Islamic illusions that is a burning question today!

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