What a hateful book this is. For those of you who don’t know this is the Quran, the book you probably think is guiding ISIS based on my newsfeed. Although I don’t think most of you have ever read a single passage from this book there sure are a lot of experts in my Facebook list.
Some interesting facts about this book you might not know:
1. It is a religion of Abraham, just like the Bible and Torah.
2. Jesus is a big part of this book, although there is discrepancy on if he is the son of God he is still a pretty kick ass prophet who teaches love and peace.
3. All of the shitty, angry, hateful things you probably think are in this book are all taken out of context from the early part of the religions of Abraham and those same hateful rules are in the Bible and Torah as well.
4. Islam is the only religion that has mandatory giving to those who are less fortunate.
For the sake of this post length I will stop there. I am so tired of being told how hateful the Islamic religion is from ignorant people who really have no idea. Any time you see something that you think is true about the Islamic religion I urge you to find those facts in the book and not from someone who has never read it.
In the book of Genesis Eve brought on sin for all generations to come because she listened to the words of a snake who deceived her. Before you pass judgment based on something you heard, you should look for yourself.
[17:26-29] You shall give the due alms to the relatives, the needy, the poor, and the travelling alien, but do not be excessive, extravagant.
The extravagant are brethren of the devils, and the devil is unappreciative of his Lord. Even if you have to turn away from them, as you pursue the mercy of your Lord, you shall treat them in the nicest manner. You shall not keep your hand stingily tied to your neck, nor shall you foolishly open it up, lest you end up blamed and sorry.
[2:177] Righteousness is not turning your faces towards the east or the west. Righteous are those who believe in GOD, the Last Day, the angels, the scripture, and the prophets; and they give the money, cheerfully, to the relatives, the orphans, the needy, the traveling alien, the beggars, and to free the slaves; and they observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat); and they keep their word whenever they make a promise; and they steadfastly persevere in the face of persecution, hardship, and war. These are the truthful; these are the righteous.
It will be interesting to see how many Facebook friends I lose.