Hi Ali, Thanks for your previous reply to my email. Honestly, I left Islam thanks to your website a couple of years ago and thanks to my little understanding of English so I was...
Dear Ali, First of all, let me thank you for responding to my friend Asra. She is also very impressed with your vast knowledge but she has some more doubts which I hope you...
Yes there are countless good Muslims. But the goodness of Muslims has nothing to do with Islam. People do good things because they are naturally good. If they belong to a certain religion and are zealot about it they often credit that religion for their goodness.
Narcissists are full of good advices for others. However, what they preach is not what they practice. For example, Muhammad prohibited steeling and ordered the hand of the thief to be chopped, yet he raided and looted entire populations. He told his early followers that they should not be slaves to their masters, but obey only God. He reduced tens of thousands of people into slavery. He said women should guard their chastity. He raped women captured in wars even though they were married and their husband was still alive.
I use the term God, generally as the principle underlying the creation. So when I say God bless you or I pray for you what I mean is I hope that the forces of the universe be with you and become happy, prosperous and may all your camels give birth to she camels and all your eggs hatch as hen. When I talk about Satan I also speak figuratively. It expresses the idea perfectly. Satan does not exist as an entity, but human wickedness does. Satan symbolizes this wickedness. In psychology
Muhammad said he did not know he was a prophet until Gabriel kicked him on the side, squeezed him and he fell to the ground. Then he was told to read in the name of his god. Even then he thought he had become demon possessed. It was his wife who convinced him that he had seen an angel and had become a prophet. Despite that when the hallucination did not repeat itself, on several occasions he attempted to commit suicide. He thought Allah had abandoned him.