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Interfaith Dialogue (27 Nov 2019 NewAgeIslam.Com)



What the Muslims Did To Save Jews during the Holocaust, Many European Nations Didn’t Do


By Melissa Chan

January 27, 2017

Even in the darkest times, there are heroes—though sometimes they may be the people we least expect.

That’s the message a global non-profit group hopes to spread Friday on Holocaust Remembrance Day, when it displays a small exhibit in a New York synagogue highlighting the little-known stories of Muslims who risked their lives to rescue Jewish people from persecution during World War II. Though the two religious groups are often presented in opposition, this exhibit is a reminder that they have also shared an important history of cooperation and mutual assistance.

 








(Top row, left to right) Behic Erkin, King Zog I of Albania, Noor Inayat Khan; (Bottom row, left to right) Mohamed Helmy, Rifat Abdyl Hoxha, Ahmed Pasha Bey I Am Your Protector

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The tales include those of Khaled Abdul Wahhab, who sheltered about two dozen Jews in Tunisia, and Abdol Hossein Sardari, an Iranian diplomat who is credited with helping thousands of Jews escape Nazi soldiers by issuing them passports.

The group also recognizes the Pilkus, a Muslim family in Albania who harboured young Johanna Neumann and her mother in their home during the German occupation and convinced others that the two were family members visiting from Germany. “They put their lives on the line to save us,” Neumann, now 86, told TIME on Friday. “If it had come out that we were Jews, the whole family would have been killed.”

“What these people did, many European nations didn’t do,” she added. “They all stuck together and were determined to save Jews.”

The collection of 15 stories shows how people organically came to protect one another, even in extreme environments of war and conflict, organizers said. “Those stories are very powerful together because they show a different side to humanity. It shows that we can have hope even at a time like the Holocaust,” said Mehnaz Afridi, a Manhattan College professor who specializes in Islam and the Holocaust.

Though the narratives are being exhibited on a day observed by remembering the past, they are also vital to remember in today’s world, “given the rise of hatred,” said Dani Laurence Andrea Varadi, co-director of I Am Your Protector, the organization behind the exhibit.

The New York City-based group encourages societies and people to stand up to injustices, and Varadi points as an example to the climate faced by many Muslims around the world and in the U.S. as an example of what can happen when a group of people are seen as a monolith rather than as individuals. Hate crimes against Muslims in the U.S. soared 67% in 2015 from 154 in 2014 to 257, the latest figures from the FBI show. During his campaign, President Donald Trump pledged to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country. Just this week, Trump’s administration announced new immigration plans, and the White House is expected to order that the U.S. temporarily stop issuing visas to people from several majority-Muslim countries.

“It makes people think it’s legitimate to hate,” Varadi said. “It is natural and normal to be scared and to think that we have to resist or fight, but we can also have a mechanism where we can catch ourselves and say, ‘OK, there are some people who might be problematic, and we can look at them one on one.’”

She added that the historic tales of courage show the impact that can be made when people protect targets of hate in climates of rising fear, suspicion and hatred. Varadi hoped the stories inspire others to follow suit.

“We can speak up, stand up for the other when we witness something, raise our voices in a peaceful, nonviolent way,” she said. “Whenever people think, ‘There’s nothing I can do. I cannot make a difference,’ this is the most dangerous thing to think because it is not true.”

The exhibit debuted in the headquarters of United Nations in Geneva a few weeks ago. I Am Your Protector will revive the display for a one-day commemoration event Friday at New York City’s Temple Emanu-El. However, organizers hope the stories have a lasting effect.

“I think history shows that people stand up for each other—and those were the ones who created change. And if there’s enough people who do that, then the whole reality changes,” Varadi said. “When communities come together with that mindset, whether it’s small or big, it becomes a huge force that can basically change the course of history.”

Original Headline: The Forgotten Stories of Muslims Who Saved Jewish People During the Holocaust

Source: The Time

URL:  http://www.newageislam.com/interfaith-dialogue/melissa-chan/what-the-muslims-did-to-save-jews-during-the-holocaust,-many-european-nations-didn’t-do/d/120371




TOTAL COMMENTS:-   9


  • The caption of this article itself is wrong. Melissa should have read history before writing the article. The ‘many European nations’ she mentioned were captured by the Nazi forces. America, Britain and Russia continued the war and made Germany to surrender and Hitler committed suicide and all the war criminals were brought to Nuremberg trial and executed. In spite of anti-Semitism (because Jews brutally murdered the Son of God) there are thousands of stories Christians saved Jews in all those countries. Nobel Prize committee, without discrimination, given more than 180 prizes to the Jews. After the war, these European nations plus America made Israel an independent country through the UNO. Even today, against the wishes of 1.8 billion Muslims, these nations support the tiny Jewish nation of 9,000 sq. Miles. I expected Aayina, an honest and knowledgeable person, will tell the truth.
    By RoyalJ - 12/3/2019 12:27:57 AM



  • Quran 50:31 stresses the significance to have faith in God:
    Qaf 50:31
    Memorize  
    وَأُزْلِفَتِ الْجَنَّةُ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ غَيْرَ بَعِيدٍ
    And [on that Day] paradise will be brought within the sight of  the God-conscious, and will no longer be far away; [and they will be told:] (m. asad) Audio
    The phrase, paradise will be brought within the sight of the God-conscious, here implies that paradise is given to those who have the consciousness of God.  In other words, it rejects those who serve God with reluctant heart and do not have any conscious of him due to they do not desire him and to have self surrender to him.  As God desires people to have self-surrender to God, it desires all religions to be conscious about God, since without faith in God, all have to be condemned to hell.
    Quran 16:62 condemns those who dislike God.
    An-Nahl (The Bee) 16:62
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    وَيَجْعَلُونَ لِلّهِ مَا يَكْرَهُونَ وَتَصِفُ أَلْسِنَتُهُمُ الْكَذِبَ أَنَّ لَهُمُ الْحُسْنَى لاَ جَرَمَ أَنَّ لَهُمُ الْنَّارَ وَأَنَّهُم مُّفْرَطُونَ
    As it is, they ascribe to God something that they [themselves] dislike  -and [all the while] their tongues utter the lie that [by doing so] they earn supreme merit!  Truly, they earn but the fire, and will be left out [of God's grace]!  (m. asad) Audio
    The phrase, they ascribe to God something that they dislike..they earn but the fire, here implies God will condemn to who dislike God to hell fire.  That is the reason why it is important for Jews and Christians who believe Ezra as God's son and Christ as God's son, have to like God and believe in God, or else their destiny is in hell fire.
    Quran 9:113 condemns those who do not believe in God to hell.
    At-Tauba (The Repentance) 9:113
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    مَا كَانَ لِلنَّبِيِّ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ أَن يَسْتَغْفِرُواْ لِلْمُشْرِكِينَ وَلَوْ كَانُواْ أُوْلِي قُرْبَى مِن بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُمْ أَصْحَابُ الْجَحِيمِ
    IT DOES NOT behove the Prophet and those who have attained to faith to pray that they who ascribed divinity to aught beside God be forgiven [by Him] even though they happened to be [their] near of kin  -after it has been made clear unto them that those [dead sinners] are destined for. the blazing fire. (m. asad) Audio
    The phrase, those who have attained to faith to pray that they who ascribed divinity to aught beside God..are destined for..fire, means those who believe to pray that they who ascribed divinity to anything other than treating God to be in divinity will have their destiny in hell fire. 
    Quran 47:12 mentions those who believe in God and do righteous deeds can go paradise instead of those who do evil deeds.
    Muhammad 47:12
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    إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُدْخِلُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا يَتَمَتَّعُونَ وَيَأْكُلُونَ كَمَا تَأْكُلُ الْأَنْعَامُ وَالنَّارُ مَثْوًى لَّهُمْ
    Verily, God will admit all who attain to faith and do righteous deeds into gardens through which running waters flow, whereas they who are bent on denying the truth shall have - even though they may enjoy their life [in this world] and eat as cattle eat - the fire [of the hereafter] for their abode. (m. asad) Audio
    Quran 98:6 condemns those Jews and Christians at the time when the Prophet was around accepted divinity of other things other than accepting God, their destiny is in hell fire, since they have to rely on faith in God in order that they can be saved.
    Quran 7:41 condemns those evildoers to hell, since the only way to paradise is to believe in God and do righteous deeds instead of doing evil deeds.
    Al-A'raf (The Heights) 7:41
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    لَهُم مِّن جَهَنَّمَ مِهَادٌ وَمِن فَوْقِهِمْ غَوَاشٍ وَكَذَلِكَ نَجْزِي الظَّالِمِينَ
    Hell will be their resting-place and their covering as well:  for thus do We requite the evildoers. (m. asad) Audio
    Ar-Ra'd (The Thunder) 13:35
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    مَّثَلُ الْجَنَّةِ الَّتِي وُعِدَ الْمُتَّقُونَ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الأَنْهَارُ أُكُلُهَا دَآئِمٌ وِظِلُّهَا تِلْكَ عُقْبَى الَّذِينَ اتَّقَواْ وَّعُقْبَى الْكَافِرِينَ النَّارُ
    THE PARABLE of the paradise promised to those who are conscious of God [is that of a garden] through which running waters flow:  [but, unlike an earthly garden,] its fruits will be everlasting, and [so will be] its shade.  Such will be the destiny of those who remain conscious of God-just as the destiny of those who deny the truth will be the fire.  (m. asad) Audio
    The phrase, the paradise promised to those who are conscious of God, here implies God only promises those who have the consciousness of God to have a place in paradise, instead of those who are forced to join religions yet they serve him reluctantly and do not have the conscious in serving him.
    Quran 3:116 refers those who are bent on denying the truth are those who are against God.
    Al-Imran (The Family of Imran) 3:116
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    إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لَن تُغْنِيَ عَنْهُمْ أَمْوَالُهُمْ وَلاَ أَوْلاَدُهُم مِّنَ اللّهِ شَيْئًا وَأُوْلَـئِكَ أَصْحَابُ النَّارِ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ
    [But,] behold, as for those who are bent on denying the truth - neither their worldly possessions nor their children will in the least avail them against God: and it is they who are destined for the fire, therein to abide. (m. asad) Audio
    The phrase, those who are bent on denying the truth..avail against God, here refers those who are bent on denying the truth in Quran to those who are against God.  As they are against God, they are those who disbelieve in God and their destiny is in hell fire.
    By zuma - 11/29/2019 4:55:46 PM



  • Quran 5:82 is a proof that the Jews and Christians at the time when the Prophet were around, went astray that they do not believe in God and cause God to condemn them.
    Al-Ma'idah (The Table Spread) 5:82
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    لَتَجِدَنَّ أَشَدَّ النَّاسِ عَدَاوَةً لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ الْيَهُودَ وَالَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُواْ وَلَتَجِدَنَّ أَقْرَبَهُمْ مَّوَدَّةً لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ الَّذِينَ قَالُوَاْ إِنَّا نَصَارَى ذَلِكَ بِأَنَّ مِنْهُمْ قِسِّيسِينَ وَرُهْبَانًا وَأَنَّهُمْ لاَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ
    Thou wilt surely find that, of all people, the most hostile to those who believe [in this divine writ] are the Jews as well as those who are bent on ascribing divinity to aught beside God; and thou wilt surely find that, of all people,  they who say, "Behold, we are Christians," come closest to feeling affection for those who believe [in this divine writ]: this is so because there are priests and monks among them, and because these are not given to arrogance.  (m. asad) Audio
    The phrase, ascribing to aught beside God, here implies people worship other things other than God.  As the phrase, those who believe..are the Jews as well as those who are bent on ascribing divinity aught before God, has placed them together here, it implies those who are Jews and Christians go astray who believe in divinity other than God.
    As they have go astray, that leads Quran 2:120 to warn them Jews and Christians can only please God if they follow their own creeds that God is their guidance.
    Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:120
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    وَلَن تَرْضَى عَنكَ الْيَهُودُ وَلاَ النَّصَارَى حَتَّى تَتَّبِعَ مِلَّتَهُمْ قُلْ إِنَّ هُدَى اللّهِ هُوَ الْهُدَى وَلَئِنِ اتَّبَعْتَ أَهْوَاءهُم بَعْدَ الَّذِي جَاءكَ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ مَا لَكَ مِنَ اللّهِ مِن وَلِيٍّ وَلاَ نَصِيرٍ
    For, never will the Jews be pleased with thee. nor yet the Christians, unless thou follow their own creeds. Say: "Behold, God's guidance is the only true guidance." And, indeed, if thou shouldst follow their errant views after all the knowledge that has come unto thee. thou wouldst have none to protect thee from God, and none to bring thee succour. (m. asad) Audio
    The phrase, God's guidance is the only true guidance, here implies they have to follow God's guidance in order that they can please God.  The phrase, never will the Jews be please with thee..nor yet the Christians..unless thou follow their own creeds..God guidance is the only true guidance, here is a warning against the Jews and the Christians who do not follow their own creeds to be God to be their guidance.  As these verses warn them to follow their own creeds, it implies these Jews and Christians at the time when the Prophet Muhammad was around, no longer follow their own creed to rely God to be their guidance.  Or in other words, these Jews and Christians should have forsaken God to be their God.  For instance, if they did not forsake God to be their God, there should not be any reason for them not to treat God to be their guidance.  Besides, as Quran 5:82 put the Jews, Christians and those who are bent on ascribing divinity to aught beside God, it implies all went astray and no longer to worship God.
    The reason why Quran condemns those Christians and Jews who went astray not to follow their creeds to have God for their guidance is spelt out in Quran 5:69 that only those who believe in God and do righteous deeds can enter into paradise.
    Al-Ma'idah (The Table Spread) 5:69
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    إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَالَّذِينَ هَادُواْ وَالصَّابِؤُونَ وَالنَّصَارَى مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ وعَمِلَ صَالِحًا فَلاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ
    for, verily, those who have attained to faith [in this divine writ], as well as those who follow the Jewish faith, and the Sabians,  and the Christians - all who believe in God and the Last Day and do righteous deeds - no fear need they have, and neither shall they grieve. (m. asad) Audio
    The phrase, no fear need they have..neither shall they grieve, here implies they will be in paradise, since that is the place that they can never grieve nor fear with God's protection.  As Quran 5:69 promises the Jews and Christians will, one day, can never grieve nor fear, it implies they will be protected by God.
    As Quran 5:69 promises those Jews and Christians to believe in God and do righteous deeds to paradise, the so called their own creeds in Quran 2:120 refers to Jews and Christians to follow their own creeds to believe in God and do righteous deeds.  Quran 9:30 should be the warning against the Jews and Christians have to believe in God instead of disbelieving God after believing Ezra to be God's son and Christ to be God's son respectively.  In other words, despite they believe Ezra to be God's son and Christ to be God's son, they have to most importantly not to forsake in believing in God.  If they no longer believe in God after they have put their trust in Ezra to be God's sons and Christ is God's son, that causes God to condemn them, since only those who believe in God can go to paradise.  In other words, as long as Christians and Jews can hold their faith in God after believing in Ezra to be God's son or Christ to be God's son, it is acceptable to God that Quran 5:69 promises them can never grieve and no fear in them in the future.  In other words, Quran demands those Jews and Christians who believe Ezra to be God's son or Christ to be God's son must still hold fast their faith to be in God.  If they believe Ezra to be God's son or Christ to be God's son and yet forsake their faith in God, hell fire is gathered to them, since Quran 5:69 only promises those who believe in God and do righteous deeds to paradise instead of those who have forsaken their faith in God.
    Quran 2:135 mentions clearly that the Jews and Christians at the time when the Prophet was around no longer to believe in God.
    Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:135
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    وَقَالُواْ كُونُواْ هُودًا أَوْ نَصَارَى تَهْتَدُواْ قُلْ بَلْ مِلَّةَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ حَنِيفًا وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ
    AND THEY say, "Be Jews" - or, "Christians" - "and you shall be on the right path." Say: "Nay, but [ours is] the creed of Abraham, who turned away from all that is false,  and was not of those who ascribe divinity to aught beside God." (m. asad) Audio
    The phrase, They say..Be Jews..or Christians..Nay..was those not of those ascribe divinity to aught besides God, here implies Jews and Christians at the time when the Prophet was around no longer went astray that they did not believe in God. 
    Even though Jews and Christians might have other believes, whether Ezra is God's son or Christ is God's son, they must not forsake their believes in God, since Quran 2:62 promise only they who believe in God can go paradise.
    Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:62
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    إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَالَّذِينَ هَادُواْ وَالنَّصَارَى وَالصَّابِئِينَ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحاً فَلَهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ وَلاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ
    VERILY, those who have attained to faith [in this divine writ], as well as those who follow the Jewish faith, and the Christians, and the Sabians  -all who believe in God and the Last Day and do righteous deeds-shall have their reward with their Sustainer; and no fear need they have, and neither shall they grieve.  (m. asad) Audio
    Quran 2:140 condemns those Jews and Christians at the time when the Prophet was around to suppress God as if God is nothing instead of putting their trust in God.
    Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:140
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    أَمْ تَقُولُونَ إِنَّ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ وَإِسْحَـقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ وَالأسْبَاطَ كَانُواْ هُودًا أَوْ نَصَارَى قُلْ أَأَنتُمْ أَعْلَمُ أَمِ اللّهُ وَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّن كَتَمَ شَهَادَةً عِندَهُ مِنَ اللّهِ وَمَا اللّهُ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ
    "Do you claim that Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and their descendants were `Jews' or `Christians'?"  Say: "Do you know more than God does? And who could be more wicked than he who suppresses a testimony given to him by God?  Yet God is not unmindful of what you do. (m. asad) Audio
    As Quran 2:140 mentions none can suppress God, it warns all Jews and Christians, even if they believe Ezra to be God's son or Christ to be God's son, none of them should suppress God as if God is not important for them to trust them to the ultimate aims to forsake their faith in God.
    Al-Imran (The Family of Imran) 3:67
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    مَا كَانَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ يَهُودِيًّا وَلاَ نَصْرَانِيًّا وَلَكِن كَانَ حَنِيفًا مُّسْلِمًا وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ
    Abraham was neither a "Jew" nor a "Christian", but was one who turned away from all that is false, having surrendered himself unto God; and he was not of those who ascribe divinity to aught beside Him. (m. asad) Audio
    The phrase, having surrender himself unto God..was not of those who ascribe divinity to aught beside Him, here implies God treats those who do not ascribe divinity to aught beside Him to those who can self-surrender to God.  Thus, it condemns those who cannot self surrender to God.  In other words, those who are forced to join in a religion without self surrendering to God due to their reluctance to surrender to him can never please God.
    By zuma - 11/29/2019 3:37:56 PM



  • Meditate Quran 2:120 carefully and you will discover it condemns those apostates, i.e. Christians and Jews who forsake their faith in God.
    Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:120
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    وَلَن تَرْضَى عَنكَ الْيَهُودُ وَلاَ النَّصَارَى حَتَّى تَتَّبِعَ مِلَّتَهُمْ قُلْ إِنَّ هُدَى اللّهِ هُوَ الْهُدَى وَلَئِنِ اتَّبَعْتَ أَهْوَاءهُم بَعْدَ الَّذِي جَاءكَ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ مَا لَكَ مِنَ اللّهِ مِن وَلِيٍّ وَلاَ نَصِيرٍ
    For, never will the Jews be pleased with thee. nor yet the Christians, unless thou follow their own creeds. Say: "Behold, God's guidance is the only true guidance." And, indeed, if thou shouldst follow their errant views after all the knowledge that has come unto thee. thou wouldst have none to protect thee from God, and none to bring thee succour. (m. asad) Audio
    The phrase, never will the Jews be pleased with thee..nor yet the Christians..unless thou follow their their own creeds, here implies none of the Jews or Christians can please God unless they follow their own creeds, i.e.  the Torah or the Gospel, respectively to do the truth. 
    Quran 2:121 condemns those who deny the truth to be the losers:
    Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:121
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    الَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ يَتْلُونَهُ حَقَّ تِلاَوَتِهِ أُوْلَـئِكَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِهِ وَمن يَكْفُرْ بِهِ فَأُوْلَـئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ
    Those unto whom We have vouchsafed the divine writ [and who] follow it as it ought to be followed  -it is they who [truly] believe in it; whereas all who choose to deny its truth -it is they, they who are the losers! (m. asad) Audio
    Quran 2:126 refers those who forsake the faith in God to be the deniers of truth and their destiny is in hell fire.
    Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:126
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    وَإِذْ قَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ رَبِّ اجْعَلْ هَـَذَا بَلَدًا آمِنًا وَارْزُقْ أَهْلَهُ مِنَ الثَّمَرَاتِ مَنْ آمَنَ مِنْهُم بِاللّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ قَالَ وَمَن كَفَرَ فَأُمَتِّعُهُ قَلِيلاً ثُمَّ أَضْطَرُّهُ إِلَى عَذَابِ النَّارِ وَبِئْسَ الْمَصِيرُ
    And, lo, Abraham prayed: "O my Sustainer! Make this a land secure, and grant its people fruitful sustenance - such of them as believe in God and the Last Day." [God] answered: "And whoever shall deny the truth, him will I let enjoy himself for a short while -but in the end I shall drive him to suffering through fire: and how vile a journey's end!" (m. asad) Audio
    The phrase, such of them as believe in God..whoever shall deny the truth..him..I shall drive him to suffering through fire, here, condemn those who disbelieve in God that their destiny is in hell fire.
    The same is in Quran 2:161 to condemn those who bent on denying the truth of God:
    Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:161
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    إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَمَاتُوا وَهُمْ كُفَّارٌ أُولَئِكَ عَلَيْهِمْ لَعْنَةُ اللّهِ وَالْمَلآئِكَةِ وَالنَّاسِ أَجْمَعِينَ
    Behold, as for those who are bent on denying the truth and die as deniers of the truth -their due is rejection by God, and by the angels,, and by all [righteous] men. (m. asad) Audio
    Quran 2:165 refers to those who are bent of truth are those who rival against God:
    Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:165
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    وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يَتَّخِذُ مِن دُونِ اللّهِ أَندَاداً يُحِبُّونَهُمْ كَحُبِّ اللّهِ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ أَشَدُّ حُبًّا لِّلّهِ وَلَوْ يَرَى الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ إِذْ يَرَوْنَ الْعَذَابَ أَنَّ الْقُوَّةَ لِلّهِ جَمِيعاً وَأَنَّ اللّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعَذَابِ
    And yet there are people who choose to believe in beings that allegedly rival God,  loving them as [only] God should be loved: whereas those who have attained to faith love God more than all else. If they who are bent on evildoing could but see - as see they will when they are made to suffer  [on Resurrection Day] -that all might belongs to God alone, and that God is severe in [meting out] punishment! (m. asad) Audio
    The phrase, there are people who..rival God..if they who are bent on evildoing, here refers to those who bent on the truth to those who rival against God.  As they rival against God, they are those who do not believe in God.  Thus, from the extracts above, it is obvious that God condemns all the apostates who deny the truth of God rival against Him.
    Quran 2:212 refers to those who are bent on denying the truth scoff at those who have attained to faith.
    Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:212
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    زُيِّنَ لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا وَيَسْخَرُونَ مِنَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّقَواْ فَوْقَهُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَاللّهُ يَرْزُقُ مَن يَشَاء بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ
    Unto those who are bent on denying the truth the life of this world [alone] seems goodly;  hence, they scoff at those who have attained to faith: but they who are conscious of God shall be above them on Resurrection Day. And God grants sustenance unto whom He wills, beyond all reckoning.  (m. asad) Audio
    As Quran 2:212 refers to those who are bent on denying the truth to scoff at those who have attained to faith, it implies the so-called people who are bent on denying the truth refers to those who disbelieve in God or they are the apostates.
    Thus, from the above analyses, it is certain that Quran 2:120 condemns those Jews and Christians who do not follow their creeds due to their abandonment of their faith in God.
    It is irrational to use Quran 2:120 to condemn all christians and jews to hell, since Quran 2:277 promises God will reward those who have faith in Him and to do good works.
    Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:277
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    إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ الصَّالِحَاتِ وَأَقَامُواْ الصَّلاَةَ وَآتَوُاْ الزَّكَاةَ لَهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ وَلاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ
    Verily, those who have attained to faith and do good works, and are constant in prayer, and dispense charity - they shall have their reward with their Sustainer, and no fear need they have, and neither shall they grieve. (m. asad) Audio
    The phrase, no fear need they have and neither shall they grieve, in Quran 2:277 promises those who have faith in God and to do good works to paradise, since it is at that place, none can grieve and there is no fear of condemnation to them. 
    By zuma - 11/29/2019 4:56:18 AM



  • Talha Haroon,
    You never read my notes.  I did reply for this matter.
    By zuma - 11/29/2019 1:35:56 AM



  • आईना भाई, 
    ई यहूदी लोग ऐसन ऐसन हरकत किये हुए हैं की इकरा से मुहब्बत कारेका दिल नाही करता 
    लेकिन कुछ यहूदी ऐसन भी आया तारीख में की उकरा आँखों पर बिठाबे खातिर मन करता है 
    अब तू ही बताबा हमरा मन ही नहीं करता तो हम का करियाः 

    By PPL - 11/29/2019 12:27:56 AM



  • Can anyone please enlighten me on this verse in the present context?  

    “And the Jews will not be pleased with you, nor the Christians until you follow their religion. Say; “Surely Allah's guidance, that is the (true) guidance”. And if you follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to you, you shall have no guardian from Allah, nor any helper” (2:120)


    By Talha Haroon - 11/28/2019 11:59:42 PM



  • Jews believe in God. Then why do they fail to accept what God says? Hazrat Moses (peace be upon him) is also one of the Prophets of Islam. Muslims believe in all prophets but Jews today disbelieve the last Prophet of Islam.

    Muslims and Jews should sit together to hold a dialogue peacefully and search for the Truth. This dialogue should not be termed a basis of hate-propaganda, but purely a part of theological debate and with focusing on values of respect.


    By GGS - 11/28/2019 10:00:20 PM



  • Melissa you are Right Muslims always cared for Jews and lived in harmony with whatever Jews population they had, not only Jews Yazdi, Coptic Christians and many more in Arab, but strictly in Arab contest only not with other part of the world, their they did atrocities.

    It was Christians who were hating Jews  and aggressiveness to hate Jews started more when Christians mange to convert the Roman emperor Constantine, Constantine made sure that Jews became miserable to live in Ghettos. 

    But Muslim also had problem where is comes from?!!


    Their is intrinsic thing attached to Islam as well and thier followers who are Muslim, they also  need to hate some Race constantly on the name of relgion, this comes from their book called Quran

    Muslims hated and  still, even though they finished all the Arab Polythest they keep hating, now they hate and Harreesh Hindus everday in India on the name freedom that is granted by Indian constitution, which they use against Hindus to humiliate on everyday basis.

    But Western Chrstian mind is sharp to play double game, and as I said Muslims need constant hate so western Christian diverted their hate theory to Muslims and as usual Muslims like to adapt all bad of other cultures so they did with this, hating Jews.

    They also adopted bad cultural habits of Hindus as well which Hindus themselves are working on it to get rid of it, but Samelsss Indian Muslims authors and intelctuall  give blame to Hindus for their shortfall of bad behaviour and practice they are doing.

    What western Christians got benefit no need to do what Hitler did, Just tranfer the programme of killing Jews to Muslims and they adopted happily.

    If you have noticed most of the Euopean countries does not like th

    Now Christians are lover(not in heart)of Jews tradition and Jews and Muslims are hater.

    What Christians did that their whole idea to finish Jews can remain alive through different means and that means is Muslims and that is the reason their deep hatred among the European Christians which surfaces every now and than form Europeian politicians.


    By Aayina - 11/27/2019 8:07:21 PM



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