Understanding the Quran

Hi  Mr Ali would you give me your suggestion about the following four verses please?
1. Sura 2:263
2.Sura 4:133-135
3.Sura 5:2
4.Sura 2:190

Helen

 

Taking a verse in isolation can be misleading. To understand what Muhammad is saying we should also read the verse presiding and following it or better, we have to know the entire Quran.

2:262 They who spend their possessions for the sake of God and do not thereafter mar  their spending by stressing their own benevolence and hurting shall have their reward with ‘their Sustainer, and no fear need they have, and neither shall they grieve.

2:263 A kind word and the veiling of another’s want is better than a charitable deed followed by hurt; and God is self-sufficient, forbearing.

2:264 O you who have attained to faith! Do not deprive your charitable deeds of all worth by stressing your own benevolence and hurting, as does he who spends his wealth only to be seen and praised by men, and believes not in God and the Last Day.

Here Muhammad is urging his followers to give money and support his war expenditure. At the same time he did not want them to bring it up and remind him of it. He told them to donate, but not talk about it, because their reward will be given to them by Allah. Then he made an example saying showing kindness and not bragging about it is better.

Muhammad claimed to be a prophet, so now and anon he had to preach some good words. It is these sporadic good words that confuse people.  After 1400 years you are writing to me and wondering about them. If you want to fool people you have to also say some good words. You can’t deceive them if all you say are evil.

 

4:133 If He so wills, He can cause you, O mankind, to disappear, and bring forth other beings [in your stead]: for God has indeed the power to do this. –

This verse reveals Muhammad’s narcissism.  It is typical of narcissists to say if I wanted to destroy you I could do it but because I am a superior person I am tolerant.  Such empty rhetoric’s are giveaways that the person suffers from narcissism. Whenever Muhammad had the chance to destroy someone he did it. Only when he could not do it he revealed verses like this.

4:135 O YOU who have attained to faith! Be ever steadfast in upholding equity, bearing witness to the truth for the sake of God, even though it be against your own selves or your parents and kinsfolk. Whether the person concerned be rich or poor, God’s claim takes precedence over [the claims of] either of them. Do not, then, follow your own desires, lest you swerve from justice: for if you distort [the truth], behold, God is indeed aware of all that you do!

This is one of the most evil verses of the Quran. Here Muhammad is encouraging his followers to spy on their own loved ones and report them if they notice they are not loyal to him. He is saying one has to bear witness even against one’s own self. What he is trying to achieve is total mind control.  You can read more about this kind of mind control in my book in the chapter where I talk about the similarities of the cult of Jim Jones to Islam.

5:2 O you who have attained to faith! Offend not against the symbols set up by God, nor against the sacred month [of pilgrimage], nor against the garlanded offerings,  nor against those who flock to the Inviolable Temple, seeking favour with their Sustainer and His goodly acceptance; and [only] after your pilgrimage is over are you free to hunt. And never let your hatred of people who would bar you from the Inviolable House of Worship lead you into the sin of aggression: but rather help one another in furthering virtue and God-consciousness, and do not help one another in furthering evil and enmity; and remain conscious of God: for, behold, God is severe in retribution!

Words are cheap. If you are a prophet pretender you have to say words that sound great to impress the foolhardy. Actions speak louder than words. In this verse Muhammad says, offend not against the sacred month of pilgrimage. But he was the first to do it. In the first year when he migrated to Medina, he sent a group of eight bandits to waylay a caravan in Nakhla. They killed one man and took two as captives. Muhammad then released them after their families paid hefty sums to ransom them. The sacred months were sacred for Arabs. Muhammad said this to make them happy, but he did not observe them himself.

He even said stealing is prohibited and ordered a very inhumane punishment for the thieves, however, he himself made all his wealth through stealing. All his followers depended on stealing for years. Stealing was the only source of income for Muhammad, his companions and the early Muslims.

 

2:190 AND FIGHT in God’s cause against those who wage war against you, but do not commit aggression-for, verily, God does not love aggressors.

To understand this verse you have to understand what Muhammad meant by “those who wave ware against you.”  No one was waging war against Muslims at the time of Muhammad, just as no one is waging war against them today. However, Muhammad considered opposition to his leis as waging war against him. For example, I am not waging any war against any Muslim. All I do is exercise my human right to free speech and criticize Islam. In the minds of Muslims I am waging war against them and I should be fought against.

These verses can be misleading for those who don‘t understand Muhammad and his reasoning.  They don’t mean that Muhammad advocated tolerance. This is like a thief holds you at gun point and tells you, if you hand me your vault I will not harm you. Does this mean the thief is a great person who promises not to harm you?

To understand the Quran you have to read all of it and read also the Sira and the hadith.  You have to have a complete picture of Muhammad and then you’ll be able to interpret any verse.

For those who want to understand Muhammad I invite them to read my book, Understanding Muhammad.  You can know Islam and Muhammad by reading the Quran and hadith, but to understand them you have to read my book. No other book explains the phenomenon of Muhammad as clearly as my book.

 

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  1. Alex says:

    Exactly what the followers are doing today.

  2. ihateislam says:

    ZAli,
    You say one cannot see allah. But Muhammad said he saw him/it when he went on the mirage/miraj. Three times Muhammad said he went to allah, as prompted by Moses, to get the number of daily prayers reduced from 50 to 5. So he was lying as usual.

  3. Sakat says:

    @ZAli
    Prophet cant become pedophile ,Mohammed was and remained a pedophile ,he has lost sacred title of Prophet when he raped Ayesha.
    The 'Truth Seeker is a Professor of spirituality and you are simply a kindergarten attendant like your Mohammed ,grow up gentlemen ,you are laughable lot along with your crap Mohammed and Allah hahaha.

  4. ZAli says:

    You got no class 
    Must be one night stand in club,s toilet,that is the place most of your kind is getting there chromosome started,you don,t have civilised words,still my mistake I am throwing stone in a gutter,sorry

  5. ZAli says:

    Hi Stuart 
    You find what you was looking for,I am sure that  you already know you and so called dark dr will reached to dead end where you find no way out,dark very dark hole in your soul  that's why you never provide a sulution or alternative,you are devil,s children and you can not sleep after realising that you are on dark side and you gone so far that in frustration you are building  cv on same side,your job is sure and place is booked,Havia forever,you know why because these words are going online and eyes and hearts and ears watching feeling and listening will be witness and with the grace of creator of us all you are mentioned in the same wise book 1 1/2 melanioum before

  6. ZAli says:

    Hi
    I looked at your post and I am sure you are very wise man and I think you are true extract of sub continent the land of brain,we never had a messenger from God in recant history exapt the book you are referring and Quran,one is too old other came in Arabic and in another continent  but we are still following them,why?Because we think,your first belief God is one is making you 100% Muslim because that is foundation of all religions Christianity,Judaism,Islam although we consider all of them Islam,first I answer first question,God is one and Mohammad is messenger of God,
    So you are believing in Mohammad as messenger to becom a Muslim for the reason that how you believe in message if you do not believe in messenger,and message is that God is the only worth worshiping and whole way of life from birth to death incom to spending parents to children negbourhood to wartime spending and charity and heritage you ask and it is there,if god is inside everything then everything is god and everybody is god,then why we r decided why god inside everything and did nothing,and died,if god is inside dead as wel why can,t move,and if inside living things why dying,so reality is mankind is the best creation and that's why animals obeying them,God is not on our little planet he is too big for that and there is no shape described in Quran or Islam of God cause non of mankind Sean him only prophet mosas and not all just behind many layers of curtains and one glim only and he went unconscious we do not and we can not sea him just imagin if you can,t look at a flashlight,how can you look at creator of sun and moon not only we know and sea but there are billions of them and we are living on tichy little crap planet and you expect God to melt or smoke inside everything and sleep silent,no but he is one who got the reach to everything inside out and in that sense you are absolutely right,and he do not need to live in everything to reach,life after death is not useless circle of going and coming back again without realising why you came back again,but it is simple test,independent free choice and if you do not got one try to get it called freedom that is first word me and you agree on no one but only one God  Allah or Ishwar his name,we move forwerd,fearless without boundaries of time and tide race or colour,age and sex,we all free,and by the way you are getting Hindu version of Islam presented by Indian Muslims of Sufi sect,reality is it is not property of any one and anyone can claim it like me,and kaba is centre point to unite humans not place where Allah lives I am 45 life is not very long my deeds will be judged and I am worried allways beg from my creator to forgive me of my crimes and sins like you or anyone  els there is over 80% similarities between your belief and Islam ask me I am ready to answer

  7. Sakat says:

    ZAli
    Dear your advice least needed ,your Mohammed was pedophile do you know that ,if not let me repeat ,your pseudo prophet at the age of 52 forced Abu Bakr to give his 6 year old daughter in marriage to him.He raped her at the age of 9. Hindu woman sacrificed their life in the funeral fire along with their dead husband to protect their modesty from the lusty eyes of you morons .There is no hell and heaven else where with 72 virgin ,you people are idiot to believe such crap .Tomorrow we infidels may migrate to moon or any other habitual planet of any other solar system what about you guy's,if you follow us then you have to discard your Ramadan ,cause you may not find moon to begin your fast ha ha ha.Still there is time,come to your sense ,heed to that erudite Sina's invaluable wisdom and leave this cult.

  8. ZAli says:

    Hi
    Shoder ,Brahman and suti problems ,you know what Islam saved your women being burned alive with there husbands,shame on you,you should be thankful,and by the way Islam is asking you not to kill your women,you still killing your girls with hot curry soup,look into bbc panorama,Islam is not asking you to change your god there is no second god,you name him as you like,please wake up,as there will be resurrection day weakening the dead but not second life,and this life is test and that will be judgment day,no more examination centre agai,you may waiting fr another life fr another test,I had enough be my witness I want to stay in hevan,you carry on doing another degree here,thanks my fellow human being,

  9. ZAli says:

    If you think Islam and Muslims are in minority and poor fighting each other,CIA is not running the show,you think all banks are run by Muslims,any world war started by Muslim ,genocide of red Indian ,Australians,newzealanders,war in Combodia,north Korean war,atom bomb on Japan killing of 600 million people in only ww2,genocide in Rwanda,to Combodia to killing of 16 million people in Vietnam ,and killing of 16 million ukraininian Catholics,genocide of polish,Jews,gipsy people, not by Muslims all of them killed by west pig lovers homos your brothers,your racist  next of kin Zion to controle people by banks,we rule in India and finish suti,otherwise your mother should burn with your dead father by Indian pagans,mohammadens saved your mom and grand mom and every single married women who got widowed,can you at least thanks

  10. ZAli says:

    Look homo you are converted by Allah in to  pig
    Accept my challenge,you don,t know your brother it is one of Zion,come I open your eyes you are hidden p i know by science,you are an ignorant,if not accept my challenge y hiding,

  11. dssc7 says:

    Dear Helen, let us learn triple filter test of Socrates. In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?" "Hold on a minute," Socrates replied. "Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be good idea to take a moment and filter what you’re going to say. That’s why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"
    "Well, no," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and…" "All right," said Socrates. "So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now, let’s try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?" "Umm, no, on the contrary…"
    "So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about my friend, but you’re not certain it’s true. You may still pass the test though, because there’s one filter left—the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?" "No, not really."
    "Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither true, nor good, nor even useful, why tell it to me at all? "If you have time to whine and complain about something, then you definitely have the time to do something worth it also."

  12. dssc7 says:

    Dear Helen, although Dr Ali Sina hostile to us, insult us, but if there is a wise word from him, it is no harm to accept the suggestion, such as his advice to holistically understand Al Quran. In principle, we do not judge who is speaking, but what he was talking about. Humans are not perfect, certainly has advantages, and disadvantages. Be the person who can appreciate someone else, can empathize with others. Not to be people who like to bring bad news, moreover slandering against the people who have passed away.

  13. dssc7 says:

    Dear Helen,
    Al Quran 2: 262-265 is a warning to those who believe in order not to eliminate their reward to their charities by bringing up their gift and hurting the feelings of recipient, such as those who spend their wealth to be seen by the people and does not believe in Allah and the Last Day. So it's like the parable of the slippery rocks upon which is dust, and is hit by a downpour that leaves it bare. They are unable [to keep] anything of what they have earned. And Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.

  14. dssc7 says:

    Dear Helen, pay attention to your question, I get the impression that you are a good , and polite person, and trying to find the truth, may Allah always guide you to the straight path.
    Related to the question regarding the Quran 2: 263, Dr. Ali Sina asked you to pay attention to the Qur'an as a whole, in order to understand the intent of the verse. How hard, to explain your answer, Dr. Ali Sina confused. Why, because he don`t believe in Al Quran, so whatever he found in the Qur'an according to him must be bad, however it is an invitation to goodness. Try to note his comments and answers to your questions about the Quran 2: 263 as follow.

    Here Mohammed is urging his followers to give money and support his war expenditure. At the same time he did not want them to bring it up and remind him of it. He told them to donate, but not talk about it, Because their reward will be given to them by God. Then he made an example saying showing kindness and not bragging about it is better.

    Muhammad Claimed to be a prophet, so now and anon he had to preach some good words. It is these sporadic good words that confuse people. After 1400 years you are writing to me and wondering about them. If you want to fool people you have to also say some good words. You can not deceive them if all you say are evil.

  15. Truth Seeker says:

    Vedic Religion and Islam:-
    1. Islam does not believe in worship of One and Only One God/Allah.

    In Islam, one has to include Muhammad along with Allah in worship. The Kalama of Islam was created from two different phrases from two different parts of Quran to mean that “There is no God but Allah” and “Muhammad is his Prophet”. You cannot be a Muslim and escape Hell if you recite the first part but refuse to utter the second part.

    2. Vedas truly believe in worship of One and Only One God/ Ishwar

    As per Vedas, there is no agent needed between you and Ishwar. You have a direct connection. All other people and resources and mere tools to reach Him and one need not remember them during worship. For more details, visit http://agniveer.com/2708/understanding-vedic-god/
    3. Islam does not believe in formless God/Allah

    As per Islam, God has a finite shape and he sits over 7th sky on top of a throne. He is like a giant amoeba who keeps changing shape and has boundaries. So instead of being formless, he has dynamic but limited form.
    4. Vedic Ishwar/ God is truly formless

    The Vedic Ishwar is omnipresent and hence there is no space vacant of him. He is within and outside everything, everywhere and every place. That is why you need not go to a temple, mosque, pilgrimage or Kaba to seek Him. He is within you and you can find him through your mind by doing noble actions, meditation and enhancing knowledge. For details, read http://agniveer.com/2708/understanding-vedic-god/ and http://agniveer.com/2728/more-on-vedic-god/
    5. Quran clearly believes in rebirth

    Unlike popularly believed, the original Quran has several verses that demonstrate without a doubt that Quran has foundations in theory of rebirth. Muhammad himself willed to take birth again and again. The only way that Islam can refuse belief in rebirth is by refusing to accept the words of Muhammad. For more details, refer http://satyagni.com/2110/islam-and-rebirth/
    6. Vedas clearly believe in rebirth

    Contrary to mischievous propaganda taking prominence in last few months, Vedas have their foundations in theory of rebirth. Almost all mantras of Vedas implicitly assume that rebirth happens across various species and situations as per Karma or actions of the soul. The sanskaars or tendencies of mind of soul is carried from one birth to another and thus, despite we not remembering details of past lives we still continue our progress from same point where we left past life. This is like we not remembering when we last sang a tune but can easily do it when situations come. More more details, refer http://agniveer.com/2790/salvation/ and http://agniveer.com/2763/understanding-self/

    We provide some mantras from Vedas that specifically talk of rebirth:

    Rigveda 10.59.6-7:

    O Blissful Ishwar, Please provide us again healthy eyes and other sense organs in next birth. Please provide us powerful vitality, mind, intellect, valor again and again in next births. We achieve bliss in this life and future lives. May we keep looking up to your glory always. Keep us in peace with your blessings.

    O Ishwar, you provide us space, earth and other elements again and again so that our sense organs function. You provide us the ability to have good health and enjoy life in every birth. You make us strong again and again in various births.

    Yajurveda 4.15:

    Whenever we take birth, may our deeds be such that we get a pure mind, long life, good health, vitality, intellect, strong sense organs and a powerful body. In next life also, keep us away from bad deeds and indulge us in noble actions.

    Atharvaveda 7.67.1:

    May we get healthy sense and work organs in next life as well. May I am full of vitality. May I have spiritual wealth and knowledge of Ishwar and vedic concepts again and again. May we be selfless for welfare of world in next lives again and again. May our deeds be noble so that we get human life and always get purity of mind and actions so that we can worship you and achieve salvation.

    Atharvaveda 5.1.2:

    One who conducts noble actions obtains noble lives in next births with strong body and sharp intellect. Those who conduct bad deeds get birth in lower species. To experience the fruits of past actions is natural trait of soul. After death, the soul resides in Vayu, Jala, Aushadhi etc and again enters the womb to take next birth.

    Yajurveda 19.47:

    There are two paths for the soul. One path Pitriyan provides birth again and again through union of father and mother, good and bad deeds, happiness and sorrow. The other path of Devayana frees the soul from cycle of birth and death and provides bliss of salvation. The whole world reverberates with both these paths. And after both, the soul again takes birth as progeny of father and mother.

    Rigveda 1.24.1-2:

    Question: Whom do we consider the most pure? Who is the most enlightened one in entire world. Who provides us mother and father again in the world after gifting us ultimate bliss or Mukti?

    Answer: The self-enlightening, eternal, ever-free Ishwar alone is most pure. He alone provides us mother and father again in the world after gifting us ultimate bliss or Mukti.

    Hence, it is amply clear that those who claim that Vedas have no concept of rebirth are either fooling themselves or the world.

  16. truthseeker says:

    What rubbish??
    Sun sets in a muddy pool?? Thats completely unscientific.
    Equally unscientific and illogical is your claim that Quran mentions it.
    A liitle bit of arabic would have helped you in understanding the verse.

  17. White rose says:

    M a student, n searching a strong opinion for Islam religion from long time, but I find many variations in my thougths with the more n more things I search, m totally confused!!
    M confuse to understand what actually quran teaches to us…???

  18. Oshin says:

    How to understand quran is simple words…??

  19. Abu Wahid says:

    Mr Ali Sina,

    I am a muslim by faith. Read lots of articles in you site. I am passing through a very confused time of my faith. Can I have your opinion about "The creator's signature" in http://www.youtube.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJtIMDhJTsI&fe

    thanks

    Abu wahid

  20. Loki says:

    Indonesia isn't ruled by CIA. It' the most populated muslim country in the world. Ahmadiyas are killed and persecuted everyday there. Pakistan is the second most populous muslim country. It is ruled by ISI/Army/LeT in parts. In Pakistan muslims kill more muslims than any other, everyday.
    This phenomenon of blaming non-muslims for the wretchedness of muslims is based on psychological reasons and deep rooted problems in the belief system itself, but hardly any facts will support your claims. The philosophy of Islam is unsustainable without Imperialist conquests and suffering for common people. The muslims who live in non-democratic, non-secular countries are an example for you.

  21. Loki says:

    Anyone has right to interpret anything.
    Who are you to say someone has got right to do this and not do this.
    If you have arguments/evidence to debunk opposing arguments, bring them on. Your problem is when someone, regardless of his other achievements/acumen will say "Islam/Quran/Muhammad is great",you'll say "Wow, he's a great scholar". The moment someone says the opposite, even if that man/woman is the smartest on earth, you'll say "What an ignorant person"!!

  22. Saveworld says:

    ISLAM=Stupid, Lazy, Rubbish, Problem, Lie,  Barbarian, Dirty, Ugly, Noisy, Crazy, Oppress, Violent, Behead, Horror, War, Boom, Politic, Womanizing, Pedophilia, Polygamy, Fanatic, Evil, Terrorist

  23. hot flashes says:

    I think i’ll have to read this post again, as i didn’t completey understand all the the content. Anyways thanks alot for posting it 🙂

  24. Rembrandt says:

    Read through this site and the debates given here. This is more than enough.
    For refutations against the Quran, Read the Quran, the Sira and Tafseer. :-D. Don't paint a bulls eye on yourself by buying anti islamic material in a Sharia Country.

  25. Ali Sina says:

    All Muslims are rulled by CIA? First of all what is wrong with them that they cannot rule themselves? Why no one else is ruled by CIA?
    Secondly Muslims have been poor and miserable for one thousand years. CIA did not exist then.
    Poor Iranians said the same thing when they made the revolution of 11979. Since then CIA has had nothing to do with Iran. Iranians have gone backwards.

    No Sir, Muslims are miserable because of Islam. Own the respnsability and not blame others for your own errors.

    This Islamic mentality is another sign of narcissism. I argued in my book that all Muslims as a whole have aquired their prophet’s mental disorder and are narcissists. Narcissists always blame others and never accept responsibility.

  26. enlightened25 says:

    "Muslim are backward because they ruled by CIA pupets regime" Then why the westerners who are not living under sharia are not backward compared with muslims under "CIA pupet regimes"?

    "It is sort of mafia type family that has destroyed everything in Muslim world . Revolution has started to get rid of them" Then what was muhammed? Enlightenment values to muslims are satanic, where muhammed encouraged free thinking, skepticism and the use of reason to find the truth?

  27. all mino says:

    its better if Malaysia have their own Faith Freedom forum it self. I learning Islam in FF Indonesia itself

  28. John K says:

    So you are not intelligent enough to recognize the style and tone of different writers?

    Is your competence in Islam equally bad? From the looks of your comments, it would appear to be so.

  29. John K says:

    The readers may judge between you and me.

  30. John K says:

    A Western degree outranks any Muslim degree because Muslims operate on the level of Lower Textual Criticism and Westerners operate on the level of Higher Textual Criticism. Undoubtedly you don't know what these terms mean in a technical professional sense, but suffice it to say, in reality no Muslim scholar is qualified to comment on Islam because they accept the presumption that Islam is true. A true scholar evaluates the evidence before coming to a conclusion. Hence Muslims are inherently biased and fail to avail themselves of modern analytical techniques and methods.

    But this is not such a big deal in many ways because in the Middle East and in its great centers of learning such as al-Azhar University, the things we explain here are accepted and taught, and they are proud of Islam as it is and as it is explained here. It is only you Westernized Muslims who are embarrassed by Islam and try to put a civilized face on it to make it acceptable to the Western victims of your stealth jihad.

    Unfortunately for you, all your accepts to sugarcoat Islam and reinterpret it are blocked by Muhammad, which, by the way, also makes you guilty of blasphemy and bidah:

    Qur'an Error: Does the Sun Set in a Muddy Pool? (Surah 18:86)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhHDgKnE9r0

  31. zitouni says:

    Where is your PHd degree in Tafsir . islamic history and koranic studies ?????. I know you canot even read Arabic LOL

  32. zitouni says:

    Dummy yo failed to reply to my post . You said that Muhamed was the first to do it , but I showed you that you are ignorant because of Fijar war which took place in holy months . You are the one who is sick person trying to speak before you learn anything about Islam and I proved it

  33. zitouni says:

    Go and fool somebodyelse Ali Sina . I know thgat you are coward and try to reply to my post under different name . You know Arabic I can know that from here . You never been schooled by any expert on islam . Muslim are backward because they ruled by CIA pupets regime . It is sort of mafia type family that has destroyed everything in Muslim world . Revolution has started to get rid of them

  34. John K says:

    Yes. The printing press has been invented, so your secret Mafioso death cult is not a secret anymore. We have read your books and we have your complete picture. It is clear from your post above that you are ignorant or lying, you so can drop the Muslim supremacist mode because in the face of people who know your books, you are accomplishing nothing with your strutting.

  35. John K says:

    How embarrassing for you to neglect to learn before you open your mouth. Of course, you might have a better excuse than your ignorance. There are two reasons Muslims bring falsehoods like this. One is when they are ignorant and sincerely don't know the facts. For Muslims like this, we are here to help. The second type is simply lying to help the stealth jihad make Islam look better than it is. Which category do you fall in? Are you ignorant, or are you a liar?

    In either case, what you have done here is fail to give the sequel, or "The Rest of the Story", when Allah corrected Muhammad for this erroneous attitude and point of view. This precise situation you are talking about is where we get the famous Sura 2:216:

    "You are commanded to fight although you dislike it. You may hate something that is good for you, and love something that is bad for you. Allah knows and you do not. When they ask you about fighting in the holy month, say: Fighting at this time is a serious offense, but it is worse in Allah's eyes to deny others the path to Him, to disbelieve in Him, and to drive His worshippers out of the Sacred Mosque. Idolatry is a greater sin than murder."

    So this is the turning point between the tolerant doctrine of Islam as a Religion of Peace [TM] of the Mecca period and the intolerant, violent Medina period when Islam turned into a religion of killing unbelievers just because they don't believe. Muhammad's Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a powerful poison. It is not a contagious disease, but to the extent that Muslims absorb Muhammad's attitudes through the Quran, they become symptomatic disease carriers. The tone of your post looks like you have become one yourself. So go and learn, you hateful ignorant dummy, before you open your mouth.

  36. John K says:

    You really look silly when you post a comment that shows you think you know everything when you really don't know anything.

    First, Dr. Sina has read the Quran in Arabic.

    Second, it doesn't matter anyway because there is nothing special about Arabic.

    If you want to make an issue of it, you can actually say that the Arabs were a backwards culture during the time of Muhammad. Muhammad was jealous of the fact that Christians and Jews had a book and the Arabs had no book. Hence Islam can be seen as a religion created out of jealousy.

    Now you take a culture and mindset that was ignorant and backwards in the 7th Century and try to make it operative in the 21st Century, and what you have as a result is a culture and mindset that is doubly backwards at a minimum, hence the dysfunction of Muslim countries. They have a veneer of civilization due to the colonial period, but underneath they are completely unable to function in a manner capable of maintaining modernity, hence the need for imported foreign labor.

  37. zitouni says:

    To understand the Quran you have to read all of it and read also the Sira and the hadith.  You have to have a complete picture of Muhammad and then you’ll be able to interpret any verse.

    LOL world renown koranic scholar is speaking LOL . Why we just close those universities such as al Azhar no need to be schooled by expert in order to be expert in Tafsir . Go and find for yourself another hobbie . You are too dumb to learn Tafsir amd islamic theology LOL

  38. zitouni says:

    Actions speak louder than words. In this verse Muhammad says, offend not against the sacred month of pilgrimage. But he was the first to do it.

    This liar he claims that he read all Islamic sources about Islam . You are stupid liar . Because prophet did not order his men to kill in the scared month he sent them for reconnaisance mnission and not to fight. This is what he said after they returned

    I have not instructed you to fight during the holy months." He stopped the caravan in its place as well as the two captives and refused to take any part of the booty.

    Plus the ignorant it was not the first time this hapened in Arabia . Have you ever heard about Fijar war in which prophet participated as young boy of age of 15 ??? I do not think so because you are ignorant LOL . this war was fought during sacred months . I hate ignorant people like you go and learn dumy before you open your month .

  39. zitouni says:

    did you know that you are Arabic ignorant man ? therefore you have no right to interpret koran . people spend their entire life to get the knowledge to interpret and here we are somebody does not even read Arabic made himslef world renown koranic scholar . Silly .

  40. Stuart Parsons says:

    Abdullahi if you actually read the Quran, Sunnah and Sirahs of Ishaq, Tabari and Ibn Kathir you will learn that the beautiful Islam you have been taught to believe in does not exist. These Islam's own sources tell us that your self-proclaimed 'Prophet and messenger killed all who spoke out against him and with the support of his booty and sex motivated followers, he lied, plotted, tortured, killed, robbed, ransomed and raped his way to total political and religious power. READ ISLAM'S OWN SOURCES ABDULLAHI they will tell you Muhammad was most certainly not al-insan al- Kamil and uswa hasana

  41. Agracean says:

    So, as you continue to read the world's most 'beautiful' book of lies which is the Quran, you'll realized that Muhammad became a tyrannical ruler and ruthless thief because of the fact that he acted like he was Allah and all the Muslims and Muslimahs were his servants and he has the power to issue death penalty and pour hell fire on those who realized that he was a trickster and horrible monster and who wanted to leave this 'beautiful' religion of lies. I recommend you to watch a movie 'The Beach' and understand that blood, death and eternal hell fire are more important to Muhammad, the devil and his followers than love, peace, joy and eternal life which springs from my loving Creator God.

  42. Agracean says:

    When his old and fat wife, Khadijah died, Muhammad realized that his Allah also died because Khadijah was his navigator. So, after sufficient mourning for the death of his Allah wife, Muhammad became more ruthless and despicable than ever before. He became Allah and maintain his tile as Allah's last prophet and did whatever he pleased in his Islamic empire. He started to marry many wives, including a 6 yrs old Aisha, to satisfy his sexual appetite and fantasies of which he was so deprived of sex when he was banished to that cave by Khadijah, his Allah, because she was going through menopause.

  43. Agracean says:

    Mr Abdullahi, to begin win, Allah's last prophet, Muhammad bin Abdullah was a horrible, despicable liar and he intended to make Islam to be the most 'beautiful' religion and the Quran to be the most 'beautiful' book on planet earth when he attained the prophethood of lies and became the prophet of lies as instigated by his first old and fat wife, Khadijah many centuries ago in Saudi Arabia, so as to ensure that their livelihood and source of income were stable because their caravan business was going downhill and they were facing the fate of bankruptcy. So, they set up the religion of Islam which is full of despicable lies and half truth copied from the Torah and Bible and Khadijah, being more cunning than her whimpy husband, installed Muhammad as the Managing Director of this religion of lies and she, herself, being the Chief Executive Officer or Allah of Islam.

  44. Abdullahi says:

    Alhamdulillah! Whatever non muslims say about Qur’an & Islaam, it’s because of d beauty endowed with Qur’an & Islaam. Why can’t they criticise other religions & their holy book? Qur’an is eternally guided & Islaam shall surely prevail.

  45. Lost says:

    I'll be interested to get my hand on this book too, but yeah, Malaysian customs and all will prolly burn this book to ashes. Will need the PDF copy, hmm…

  46. El Padrino says:

    Please be so kind as to provide us with the passage(s) in the hadith where muslims were being tortured by the Quraish.As you know by now,we're all a bunch of selective bigots that conveniently skipped over those "muslims being tortured" passages.Unless of course you're referring to the part where the Meccans called Muhammad insane & demon-possessed.Yeah,I can see now how those words might hurt a vulnerable fat dwarf like Muhammad.

  47. Saya10 says:

    Dear Mr Sina

    I am a Malaysian Christian. I am really anxious to own your book "Understanding Muhammad" but I know it won't pass through Cusotms. Even the Malay language Bible with the word "Allah" got confiscated. Is it possible to get the digitised copy? Perhaps I may be able to translate it into the spoken Malaysian Malay language, which the layman can easily understand – no promise when it will be completed though!

    Thank you so much.

    Saya10

  48. John K says:

    Why? If it is in the Quran, it is the perfect eternal Word of God? Why do you reject any Quran verses? Are you embarrassed by them? To get the whole concept of Islam and the Quran, know Muhammad. Only in the Sira and Hadith can you understand Islam. Better yet, read Dr. Sina's book, Understanding Muhammad, if you are not afraid.

    Of course, did you notice that you are also repeating Dr. Sina's first sentence:

    "Taking a verse in isolation can be misleading. To understand what Muhammad is saying we should also read the verse presiding and following it or better, we have to know the entire Quran."

    So it would appear that you don't disagree with Dr. Sina so much as you dislike what Islam teaches. So if you dislike Islam so much, why don't you leave it? Then you will never be in a position to be publicly embarrassed by an Islamic teaching again.

  49. Yhu Meing says:

    Speak what you know Not! Do not single out verses from the Qur'an and claim you understand the whole concept of Islam and the Qur'an. Rather engage in deep research and interaction with renowned scholars from your faith, other faiths and ofcourse Islam. Only then will you be able to get a broader understanding and well informed interpretation of the Qur'an.

  50. Ali Sina says:

    These are the lies we were told since childhood. I too believed in those lies until I read the Sira. The truth is in the Sira, the hadith and the Quran. Read my book and see whether you want to still defend Muhammad. You will curse him and will no longer want to be associated with that villain. Truth will set you free.

  51. Sheikh Naufal says:

    The verse was referring to the times when the Quraish pagans tortured the muslims in mekkah, and took their belongings left in mekkah, then the verse was revealed to fight against them against the quriash pagans whpo have been toturing them for ten full years ,and expelled them from their homes. You're the only known person in the world with a rvery unusual and negative interpret
    ation of Islam, nobody else in the WORLD has this perceptions except you and your foolish followers.

  52. Arya Anand says:

    Good reasoning by Ali. Muslims hand pick some good verses in Quran and use them to cover up all cowardly inhumane criminal acts of Muhammad and paint a saintly picture of him.

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