Saturday, September 02, 2006

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La ikrahaa fi-ddiin (2:256)

Muslim should read the word ra-ta-da based on the root-word (ra - da - da) again. Don't just read the word murtadd or irtidadd in Modern Arabic-English dictionary.

ra - da - da means to send back to where it from.

Quran never used the word murtadd or irtidadd. Instead, Allah used the word yartadd in 5:54.

O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! If you revert from your DEEN Allah will bring in your place people whom He loves and who love Him. They will be kind to the believers, and stern with the rejecters. They will strive in the Cause of Allah without fear of any blame. Such is the Bounty of Allah that He gives according to His Laws. He is Infinite, All Knowing. (Rendered by Shabbir Ahmed)

If you're not sure, the root ra - da - da also appeared in Quran in following verses: 2:109; 2:217; 14:43; 16:71; 18:64.

We have gone astray too much. We have worried something that we shouldn't worried.

If your Lord willed, all men and women on earth would have believed. Would you compel people to believe? (Quran 10:99)

Fear can lead us to hatred. And hatred can lead us to injustice.

O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Be upholders of justice for the sake of Allah as witnesses to the truth. Let not the hatred of any people move you away from justice. Deal justly. That is closer to being upright. Be mindful of your duty to Allah. Verily, Allah is fully Aware of what you do. (Quran 5:8)

in Lina Joy's case in Malaysia, hereby, I support her freedom to choose her religion!


Anonymous said...

Interesting insight :), where did you learn Arabic anyway?

Anonymous said...

I'm not an arabic expert. I only know some (very) basic word.

The topic was common in "Quran-Alone" muslim discussion (sometimes they are called as "ingkar hadits" or "ingkar sunnah" while I think the term is not totally correct) such as Shabbir Ahmed's Our Beacon Forum, or Free-minds.

Due to my skepticism, I also verified their word in

1. Hans Wehr Modern Arabic-English Dictionary. (the good thing about this dictionary is, you can know the root word)

2. Lane Lexicon

3. A friend who knows about arabic a lot and he is not part of "Quran-Alone" movement.