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Submitters Perspective

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Current “Islamic” Practice

Instructions in the Quran

Persecution or even killing of people who don’t believe as they do

There shall be no compulsion in religion (2:256)

Women are looked upon as inferior

Men and women are equal to each other in the sight of God (3:195, 4:25, 33:5, 49:13)

Most women dress head-to-toe in hijab

Women should dress modestly, cover their chests (24:31, 24:60)

Women are not allowed/discouraged to go to the mosque

All believers are commanded to go to the Friday prayer (62:9)

Women are forbidden from worship during menstruation

There is no such command for women to miss prayers during menstruation (2:222)

Women have little or no rights in marriage, divorce, inheritance

Women have specific rights in marriage, divorce, inheritance (4:19, 4:32, 2:228)

Music and arts are considered prohibited (haraam)

There is no prohibition for music and arts (7:32, 42:21, 34:13)

Gold, jewelry and silk are prohibited for men

There is no prohibition for men wearing gold or silk, etc. (5:48-49, 7:31-32)

Bizarre dietary system with multitudes of prohibitions

Prohibited are only four kinds of food (6:145, 16:115)

Muhammad was considered illiterate based on incorrect translation of ummy (gentile)

Muhammad could read and write. He was a gentile prophet (96:1, 68:1, 7:157)

Some hadiths (sayings attributed to him) depicted him as a vicious, ruthless person

Muhammad had good moral character (68:4)

Fabricated hadiths (attributed to Muhammad) contradict the Quran

Muhammad followed God’s commandments in the Quran (17:74-75)

The use of hadith is rampant. Some even believe that hadith abrogates the Quran

The Quran is the only source of religious guidance (6:115, 17:46)

Many religious practices are innovated and have nothing to do with the religion

The Quran is fully detailed and infallible (6:114, 7:52; 10:37)

Muhammad is believed to have the power to save “Muslims” from Hell as long as they praised him during their life time

There is no intercession in the Hereafter unless it coincides with God’s will (2:48, 2:123, 2:254, 9:80, 20:109, 21:28 …)

Muhammad’s name is mentioned with God in Shahadah (statement of faith), and Az’an (call to the prayer)

God alone is sufficient and there should be no name mentioned or put next to God (3:18, 39:36, 39:45)

There is no mosque in the Islamic world where only the names of God is displayed

The places of worship belong to God and God is the only one worthy of praise (72:18)

Conclusion: Corruption in religion gradually got worse over the years since hadith came along 200 years after Muhammad’s death

Conclusion: Muhammad will say in the Hereafter that his people have deserted the Quran (25:30)