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  • When Quran mentions to do things in the cause of Allah, it is meant for good deeds instead of evil. The following...
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  • GM sb, You have not answered the question "why if what I said would please the Wahhabis, it does not please you?"....
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  • Every nation goes through this kind of thing as they develop. Violence is bad way
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  • Hadith calls Muslims to strive Jihad with their tongues and wealth.....
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  • Hadith supports the same that jihad is not meant for fighting. The.....
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  • In all the quotes of Zuma, the word Jihad appears only in parenthesis, which means that the word ...
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  • Jihad and Khalifa are used in the Quran but they were not meant to be a doctrine of hate and violence.'
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  • Jihad in Quran can imply the way you spend your wealth. The following is the extract from Quran 2:195, Mohsin Khan....
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  • Justice Cornelius a practicing Christian, was a better Muslim than the rest. Unfortunately, ...
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  • If the words khilafat and Jihad appear in the Quran, these are eternal concepts. These words however, do ....
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    While the world suffers from Jihadist violence, Muslims in particular suffer the most causalities in sectarian wars incited by the Islamist Jihadist ideology. And yet, even almost two decades after 9/11, Muslim nations continue to be in denial. Islamist ideology based on the Islamic theology of consensus is absolved of any responsibility for violent extremism.

    The result is that Muslim children continue to be taught in madrasas Islam supremacism and contempt for other religions. Even explicitly violent passages have not yet been weeded out from text books.

    The terrorism it generates takes many shapes. If Hindu, Sikh and Christian girls are abducted and forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan, this too essentially comes from contempt for other religions taught in religious seminaries. In several countries including Pakistan, some Muslims do not wait for courts to pass judgements to punish those they consider guilty.

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    The DNA located in the cytoplasm, organelles called mitochondria comes only from the mother and therefore our mitochondrial DNA is identical to that of our mother and if the same is identical to what is found in every living human being, it establishes that all the living human beings today, trace back their lineage to a single woman whom we may call the “Mitochondrial Eve”....

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