A Common Word Between Us and You: Deception!

On Page 6 of the letter, we find this quote:

those who believe and do good works, the Infinitely Good will

appoint for them love. (Maryam, 19:96)

Ain’t that nice? Wonder what follows it? I know, now you will!

19:96. Verily, those who believe [in the Oneness of Allâh and in His Messenger (Muhammad)] and work deeds of righteousness, the Most Beneficent (Allâh) will bestow love for them (in the hearts of the believers).

19:97. So We have made this (the Qur’ân) easy in your own tongue (O Muhammad), only that you may give glad tidings to the Muttaqûn (pious and righteous persons – See V.2:2), and warn with it the Ludda (most quarrelsome) people.

19:98. And how many a generation before them have We destroyed! Can you (O Muhammad) find a single one of them or hear even a whisper of them?

We? I thought Allah was alone, without partners!

God says in the Holy Qur’an:
… [A]nd fear God, and know that God is with the God-fearing. / Spend your wealth for the cause of God, and be not cast by your own hands to ruin; and do good. Lo! God loveth the virtuous. / …. (Al-Baqarah, 2:194-5)…[A]nd fear God, and know that God is severe in punishment. (Al-Baqarah, 2:196)

What does that mean?  “Spend your wealth for the cause of God”?  Charitable giving, or something less benign? Lets ask Ibn Kathir.  The Command to spend in the Cause of Allah

Aslam Abu `Imran said, “A man from among the Ansar broke enemy (Byzantine) lines in Constantinople (Istanbul). Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari was with us then. So some people said, `He is throwing himself to destruction.’ Abu Ayyub said, `We know this Ayah (2:195) better, for it was revealed about us, the Companions of Allah’s Messenger who participated in Jihad with him and aided and supported him. When Islam became strong, we, the Ansar, met and said to each other, `Allah has honored us by being the Companions of His Prophet and in supporting him until Islam became victorious and its following increased. We had before ignored the needs of our families, estates and children. Warfare has ceased, so let us go back to our families and children and attend to them.’ So this Ayah was revealed about us:

﴿وَأَنفِقُواْ فِى سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَلاَ تُلْقُواْ بِأَيْدِيكُمْ إِلَى التَّهْلُكَةِ﴾

(And spend in the cause of Allah and do not throw yourselves into destruction.) the destruction refers to staying with our families and estates and abandoning Jihad’.”

What is the meaning of  “spend in the cause of Allah”?

  • 8:60 Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of God and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom God doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of God, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.

  • 47:35. So be not weak and ask not for peace (from the enemies of Islâm), while you are having the upper hand. Allâh is with you, and will never decrease the reward of your good deeds.

    47:36.  The life of this world is but play and pastime, but if you believe (in the Oneness of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism), and fear Allâh, and avoid evil, He will grant you your wages, and will not ask you your wealth.

    47:37. If He were to ask you of it, and press you, you would covetously withhold, and He will bring out all your (secret) ill-wills.

    47:38. Behold! You are those who are called to spend in the Cause of Allâh, yet among you are some who are niggardly. And whoever is niggardly, it is only at the expense of his ownself. But Allâh is Rich (Free of all wants), and you (mankind) are poor. And if you turn away (from Islâm and the obedience of Allâh), He will exchange you for some other people, and they will not be your likes.

8:60  makes it crystal clear: spending in Allah’s cause is Jihad!!!  Take a good, clear eyed look at the context, then re-read the tafsir. ‘The destruction refers to staying with our families and estates and abandoning Jihad’. Jihad is spending, abandoning Jihad is niggardly!!!

“God is swift in punishment”?  Is jerked out of context, for 2:196 is about performing the Hajj ritual.  The learned scholars of Islam have torn ayat from context in order to camouflage their true meaning. 2:190…195 are about Jihad, supposedly against the Quraysh who drove Muhammad out of Mecca.  I will now display the relevant context and the translators notes from 190. Read this and weep!!!

  • 2:190. And fight in the Way of Allâh those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allâh likes not the transgressors. [This Verse is the first one that was revealed in connection with Jihâd, but it was supplemented by another (V.9:36)].

    2:191. And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah is worse than killing. And fight not with them at Al-Masjid-al-Harâm (the sanctuary at Makkah), unless they (first) fight you there. But if they attack you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.

    2:192. But if they cease, then Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

    2:193. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allâh) and (all and every kind of) worship is for Allâh (Alone). But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zâlimûn (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)

    2:194. The sacred month is for the sacred month, and for the prohibited things, there is the Law of Equality (Qisâs). Then whoever transgresses the prohibition against you, you transgress likewise against him. And fear Allâh, and know that Allâh is with Al-Muttaqûn (the pious – see V.2:2) .

    2:195. And spend in the Cause of Allâh (i.e. Jihâd of all kinds, etc.) and do not throw yourselves into destruction (by not spending your wealth in the Cause of Allâh), and do good. Truly, Allâh loves Al-Muhsinûn (the good-doers).

    (V.2:190) Al-Jihâd (holy fighting) in Allâh’s Cause (with full force of numbers and weaponry) is given the utmost importance in Islâm and is one of its pillar (on which it stands). By Jihâd Islâm is established, Allâh’s Word is made superior, (His Word being Lâ ilaha illallâh which means none has the right to be worshipped but Allâh), and His Religion (Islâm) is propagated. By abandoning Jihâd (may Allâh protect us from that) Islâm is destroyed and the Muslims fall into an inferior position; their honour is lost, their lands are stolen, their rule and authority vanish. Jihâd is an obligatory duty in Islâm on every Muslim, and he who tries to escape from this duty, or does not in his innermost heart wish to fulfil this duty, dies with one of the qualities of a hypocrite.
    Narrated ‘Abdullâh bin Mas‘ûd رضي الله عنه: I asked Allâh’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم “O Allâh’s Messenger! What is the best deed?” He replied, “To offer the Salât (prayers) at their early fixed stated times.” I asked, “What is next in goodness?” He replied, “To be good and dutiful to your parents.” I further asked, “What is next in goodness?” He replied, “To participate in Jihâd in Allâh’s Cause.” I did not ask Allâh’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم anymore and if I had asked him more, he would have told me more. (Sahih Al-Bukhâri, Vol.4, Hadîth No.41).

They’re pitching peace & love; dedication to God and delivering Jihad!!!
QED

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9 Responses to “A Common Word Between Us and You: Deception!”

  1. najashi Says:

    This is an interesting perspective. I definitely did not get the same picture from the Common Word document that you did.

    I actually saw it as laying a foundation for dialog between people of the two faiths. The document was actually showing that Christianity has as its roots, monotheism, even if some within Christianity have erred into bi or tri-theism.

    I also saw within the document, the most hopeful part I might add, an statement to the effect that Christians and Jews who remain within monotheism and obey the two Commandments–love God and love your neighbor do not need to convert to Islam to be of the faithful.

    I would say that this is highly significant. This is actually setting a precedent for monotheistic pluralism. Although, yes, Christians and Muslims have much to talk about in regards to our understanding of Jesus and his nature. True biblical faith Christians should have no doubts about their monotheism and thus, we can move forward in sharing from the Scriptures about some of our differences in understanding regarding other shared terms, such as the Gospel (Injil), the Word of God (Kalimatullah), and Messiah (al-Masih).

    Lastly, Islam and its use of Jihad found in the Qur’an is purely of a defensive nature, similar to Augustine’s just war. Many of the Scriptures being used by jihadis are taken out of their historical and even Qur’anic context. One ayat or verse is used, but all you have to do is read one verse before or after and you will discover that there are conditions being drawn both for when you are allowed to attack and when you are compelled to cease fighting.

    I wonder if part of the Common Word document mentioning war and defense has to do with the fact that our own president has used very religious vocabulary, even using the word “crusade”, in my opinion rather flippantly, esp. in this day and age. Considering some of the religious Right’s vocabulary on top of this, and what seems like a War on Terror becomes a war against Muslims, i.e. the statement by a Christian religious leader that Muhammad (saw) was a terrorist. If Muhammad (saw) was a terrorist, then would not those who follow the religion of Islam be the recipients of Bush’ war against terror?

    I don’t really want to argue politics, but I think the Common Word Document is not seeking Christians converting to Islam. The document actually is encouraging Christians to return (if they’ve left) to monotheism. Secondly, that monotheistic Christians and Jews actually do not have to accept Islam, but can remain faithful within their own religions. I think this is highly significant–I guess it’s a glass half empty vs. half full kinda thing eh?

    Blessings,
    Concerned Reader
    http://www.al-najashi.org

  2. dajjal Says:

    The length & wide ranging scope of your comment do not facilitate a response in this format. Also, I have a pressing priority matter to deal with before responding. I will therefore create a new blog post based upon your comment when time permits.

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  6. sam Says:

    am an indian christian and i ve been hearing the news about Islam in europe.i strongly beleive the politicians in europe are getting huge money deposits in their bank accounts.saudi arabia intends to rule europe.once eurabia is formed ,saudi arabia will become the rulers of this world since all science and technology comes from europe.the europeans will work and saudis will enjoy.politicians have been bribed.muslim immigrants have been allowed in huge numbers.kick out all muslims, pro muslim politicians and white converts to islam out of ur impressive europe.stop before its too late.

    • dajjal Says:

      Brother, you are in the vanguard of the resistance movement. Unfortunately it is already too late for much of Europe. My own nation is sadly riding the escalator to Hell.

      We must speak out. We must obtain and share accurate information about Moe’s War Cult. Please sign and publicize the International Qur’an Petition. You will fin d a link to it at http://www.crusadersarmory.co.cc/ .

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