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August 31st, 2012

Issue 68

Issue 68 [@1:13:03]: Walid Shoebat – former member, PLO Fatah Brigade – “When Westerners think of religion, whether its Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and all the isms in the world. Westerners think that it is a personal issue. A Buddhist will go to the temple and peacefully worship, whatever he does, meditates, contemplates; a Jew goes to the synagogue and does his Mitzvahs, his good deeds; a Muslim goes to the mosque, pays zakat – alms, or goes to the pilgrimage on Hajj in Makkah; or a Christian goes to the church on Sunday; they [Westerners] think it is a personal issue, religion is a personal issue. So when they look at Islam, they compare Islam with the way they understand religions and that’s the first mistake. Islam is not a religion for personal use. Islam is Shariah law. Islam is a form of government to world first then to personal application. It is not just how you pray towards Makkah, it is how you dress, you dress in Arab culture. You speak Arabic. You cannot go to heaven unless you pray in Arabic. You can’t read the Quran in English and expect to get good deeds to go to heaven. You read the Quran in Arabic. It becomes an imperialistic system that everybody now must speak Arabic, think Arabic, practice the religion in Arabic. It is a form of law not just in how you eat, but how you get married, how you deal with your government, how you deal with your military, how you deal with the youth, how you deal with the women, every aspect of your life becomes Islam. Everything is Islam.”

Rebuttal 68: Once again Shoebat is on a deception roll. His misleading statements are broken down as follows:

Issue 68a: “When Westerners think of religion, whether its Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and all the isms in the world. Westerners think that it is a personal issue.”

Rebuttal 68a: This is a clear admission by Shoebat of failure of the Westerners, rather the whole world, of the understanding of the concept of religion based upon their experience of Christianity. Christianity as a religion has no implications beyond a “personal use,” especially in the West. According to him the virtue that one extracts from following a spiritual path has no role in the materialistic Western life. If we accept Shoebat’s line of argument, then a religious person in the West is essentially a double faced personality, with one set of rules for self and another set of rules of conduct when interacting with the rest. The Christianity and Judaism are focused primarily on placating an angry God whose ego is less than humans, a god that is specific to a religion or race only and to everyone else His blessings are quite un-Godly. The experience of the West with its religion(s) has been no more than ceremonial piety of poverty, helplessness, turning the cheek, loving the enemies, gouging one’s own adulterating eyes, equating re-marriage of a divorced woman with adultery (Sermon on the Mount). It is no wonder that such a “personal religion” cannot not be shared in the community that on the contrary naturally seeks the benedictions over poverty, righteous power over helplessness, justified retribution over turning the cheek, resisting the tyrants rather than loving the enemies, taking marriage as a moral institution rather than adultery.

Issue 68b: Shoebat states – “A Buddhist will go to the temple and peacefully worship, whatever he does, meditates, contemplates; a Jew goes to the synagogue and does his Mitzvahs, his good deeds; a Muslim goes to the mosque, pays zakat – alms, or goes to the pilgrimage on Hajj in Makkah; or a Christian goes to the church on Sunday; they [Westerners] think it is a personal issue, religion is a personal issue. So when they look at Islam, they compare Islam with the way they understand religions and that’s the first mistake.”

Rebuttal 68b: Shoebat by his own words above is cut for paganism where a temple is the beginning and end of a religion for him (see Issue 64). His going to a temple is akin to going to a bar and getting drunk to dissociate from one’s life and challenges of life. Once, the intoxication is over on leaving the tavern, one is even more sick and fragile than before when the life has to be faced again with its old realities still in place. Yes, it is a mistake for anyone to equate religion with life of a hermit and the transient rousing of emotions from the pulpit of impractical virtues and brainless sacraments to please deities that have no practicality on the street. In a temple oriented religion, the first sacrifice is that of the soul of the religion on the altar of rituals and sermons. That temple is not worth the name of being called house of God where human intelligence found, both in the sermons or of the summoned, is more than that of its scriptures. Shoebat might be surprised to note that his former religion, Islam unlike his adopted Christianity factually shuns, abhors and mocks soulless ritualism in the name of a religion:

2:177. It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards the East and the West,

[Footnote] A warning is given to the Muslims that they should not fall into the error into which the previous people fell, who sacrificed the spirit of religion for the outward ceremonial. The essence of religion is faith in God and benevolence towards people. The turning of the face to the East and the West refers to the outward act of facing a certain direction when saying prayers. This, though necessary, should not be taken as the real object of prayer, which is in fact meant to enable one to hold communion with the Divine Being and to imbue oneself with Divine morals as explained further on.

but righteous is the one who believes in Allah, and the Last Day, and the angels

[Footnote] A belief in angels is one of the basic principles of Islam. This belief is accepted generally in all monotheistic religions. As in the case of all other principles of faith, Islam has pointed out a certain significance underlying the belief in angels. There are two attractions placed in humans — the attraction to good or to rise up to higher spheres of virtue, and the attraction to evil or to stoop down to a kind of low, bestial life. If we respond to the attraction for good we are following the angel or the Holy Spirit, and if we respond to the attraction for evil we are following the devil. Our belief in angels carries, therefore, the significance that whenever we feel a tendency to do good we should at once obey that call. It does not simply mean that we should admit that there are angels. This is clear from the fact that not only are we not required to believe in devils, whose existence is as certain as that of the angels, but we are plainly told that we should disbelieve in the devils (2:256). As a disbelief in the devil means that we should repel the attraction for evil, so a belief in angels means that we should follow the inviter to good.

and the Book and the prophets,

[Footnote] The Book stands for Divine Revelation in general or the scriptures of all the prophets.

and gives away wealth out of love for Him

[Footnote] The love of Allah is here, as in many other places in the Quran, stated to be the true incentive to all deeds of righteousness.

to the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the traveller and to those who ask and to set slaves free

[Footnote] The basis was thus laid down for the abolition of slavery.

and keeps up prayer and gives the due charity; and the performers of their promise when they make a promise,

[Footnote] The performance of promise on the part of individuals as well as of nations is one of the first essentials of the welfare of humanity, and hence the stress laid upon it by the Quran. Faithlessness to treaties and pledges on the part of nations has wrought the greatest havoc on humanity. Just as no society can prosper until its individual members are true to their mutual agreements and promises to each other, so humanity at large can never have peace unless the nations are true to their agreements.

and the patient in distress and affliction and in the time of conflict. These are they who are truthful; and these are they who keep their duty.

22:37. Not their flesh, nor their blood [of sacrificial animals], reaches Allah, but to Him is acceptable the observance of duty on your part.

It is not the outward act of sacrifice which is acceptable, but the deep meaning of sacrifice which underlies it. The idea of atonement is quite foreign to Islamic sacrifice. It is the righteous whom Islam requires to sacrifice, as hinted at in the words: to Him is acceptable the observance of duty on your part.

9:19. Do you hold the giving of drink to the pilgrims and the maintenance of the Sacred Mosque equal to (the service of) one who believes in Allah and the Last Day and strives hard in Allah’s way? They are not equal in the sight of Allah. And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.

Issue 68c: Shoebat, a former Muslim, is either too ignorant or a plain liar when when he states – “Islam is not a religion for personal use. Islam is Shariah law. Islam is a form of government to world first then to personal application.”

Rebuttal 68c: Islam is the only successful religion out there which at its very inception succeeded by any secular standards which emphasized personal reformation of each individual first and from which then naturally came about the societal reforms. Islam distinctly stands apart from other religions which needed the conversion on the top first, before the blind fellowship by rest of the populace e.g. Christianity needed Constantine, Buddhism needed Asoka and Zoroastrianism needed Cyrus. Of note is that conversion of kings happened many generations after the death of the respective prophets of these religions. Alas, by then those religions, originally Islam of Jesus, Gautama and Zoroaster, had been polluted by the pagan rituals and beliefs before they were deemed fit to the likes of the pagan kings. And once a king converted, then that religion was a state religion for everyone to follow, irrespective of how merit-less it was to begin with.

The law of individual and personal reformation first and temporal power later is affirmed by the following verse of Quran, which prima facie rebuts Shoebat’s statement – “Islam is a form of government to world first then to personal application.”

24:55. Allah has promised to those of you who believe and do good [– first and foremost] that He will surely make them rulers in the earth [– thereafter] as He made those before them [– the Israelites] rulers, and that He will surely establish for them their religion, which He has chosen for them, and that He will surely give them security in exchange after their fear. They will serve Me, not setting up any partner with Me. And whoever is ungrateful after this, they are the transgressors.

Shariah is no more than quoting Quran itself. Shoebat is confusing Shariah with Fiqh, as the latter is human formulation of the Laws in Quran. Reader is encouraged to read Issue 65, where a comparison is drawn between United States Constitution and Quran. Reader can then judge for oneself as to where does Quran stand in its wisdom and principles.

Issue 68d: Shoebat continues in his diatribes when he states – “It is not just how you pray towards Makkah, it is how you dress, you dress in Arab culture. You speak Arabic. You cannot go to heaven unless you pray in Arabic. You can’t read the Quran in English and expect to get good deeds to go to heaven. You read the Quran in Arabic. It becomes an imperialistic system that everybody now must speak Arabic, think Arabic, practice the religion in Arabic.”

Rebuttal 68d: Shoebat is plain wrong in his above ignorant rant. His above statement reminds one of case histories of cognitively dysfunctional people in the book “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat”. Due to his fundamental intellectual distortions, he mistook Islam for just another pagan dogma like Christianity. In Quran there is no Arabization of Islam which Shoebat shamelessly tries to make one. Rather, Islam is the only religion, and Quran is the only constitution which recognizes the needed diversity of genders, cultures, races and languages for humanity to prosper. The following sampler verses make this assertion:

4:1. O people, keep your duty to your Lord, Who created you from a single being and created its mate of the same (kind),

[Footnote] How the first man was created is not stated either in the Quran or in the Hadith, nor is the Bible statement accepted that Eve was created from a rib of Adam. Muslims do not accept that man was created six thousand years ago. There are traditions stating that there were many Adams, even hundreds of thousands of Adams, before our Adam. Nor do Muslims accept that our world is the only world in this universe; one Imam is reported as saying that in God’s universe there are twelve thousand systems each bigger than our solar system. The words “Who created you from a single being and created its mate of the same” only declare the unity of the human race and the equality of the male and the female. Elsewhere we are told that for all of you wives are created from yourselves: “And Allah has made wives for you from among yourselves” (16:72).

and spread from these two many men and women.

[Footnote] “Many men and women” spring from married pairs. The verse does not necessarily refer to any parent pair of the whole of mankind. It reminds people of the strength of the ties of relationship, an idea mentioned in what follows.

And keep your duty to Allah, by Whom you demand one of another (your rights), and (to) the ties of relationship. Surely Allah is ever a Watcher over you.

30:22. And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your tongues and colours. Surely there are signs in this for the learned.

49:13. O mankind, surely We have created you from a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know each other. Surely the noblest of you with Allah is the most dutiful of you. Surely Allah is Knowing, Aware.

[Footnote] The principle of the brotherhood of mankind laid down here is on the broadest basis. The address here is not to believers, as in the two previous verses, but to mankind in general, who are told that they are all, as it were, members of one family, and their divisions into nations, tribes and families should not lead to estrangement from, but to a better knowledge of, each other. Superiority of one over another in this vast brotherhood does not depend on nationality, wealth, or rank, but on the careful observance of duty, or moral greatness.

Fact is that Quran mocks those who use Arabic to gain any mileage for a facade of pseudo-piety:

3:78. There are some among them who twist their tongues while reciting their Scripture that you may think that (what they recite) is a part of the Scripture, whilst it is no part of the Scripture and they say, `This is from Allâh,’ whereas it is not from Allâh. They tell a lie in the name of Allâh deliberately. [Nooruddin]

Quran, like any scripture before it needed a language to be written in and it is preserved in Arabic. Unlike other other scriptures whose languages have either disappeared due to non-use or have become fossilized that they cannot be used for message delivery into our present times. Arabic of Hedjaz distinctly stands apart from all other languages of the world for its richness, logical structure and on going use while preserving its letter, syntax, grammar, idiom, expression and phonetics:

41:44. Had We made it a Qur’ân in indistinct and inexpressive language, these (faultfinders) would have surely said, `Why has not (the subject matter of) its verses been made clear in exposition?’ What! can indistinct and inexpressive language and an eloquently clear language (be one and the same thing). Say, `It is a wonderful guidance and healing to those who believe.’ But (as to those) who do not believe there is deafness in their ears and this (Qur’ân) is obscure to them (with regard to its factual truth). And they are (as if to say) being called to from a place afar. [Nooruddin]

FYI – Mr. Shoebat, if English had been chosen as the language for revelation, then your name would had been written as “ſhoebat”. Will you accept such a spelling?

Issue 68e: “It is a form of law not just in how you eat, but how you get married, how you deal with your government, how you deal with your military, how you deal with the youth, how you deal with the women, every aspect of your life becomes Islam. Everything is Islam.”

Rebuttal 68e: Shoebat is once again condescending without paying attention to what he is uttering that factually bites him more than Islam. The West that he is trying to please is very much in need of Laws and follows them almost out of Quran (see Issue 65), yet Shoebat demeans the same very Laws. It begets the fundamental question if he understand what does the term “Law” means to begin with. Lets take his statements to him below:

how you eat – Can anyone, but Shoebat, see if FDA, USDA or even a Rabbi have any problem with the following verses? Each of these institutions try to regulate types of food, their hygiene and freshness for the consumption by the general public. Factually, the following verses about food in Quran are FDA, USDA and a Rabbi, all combined into one:

5:3. Forbidden to you is what dies of itself, and blood, and flesh of swine, and that on which any other name than that of Allah has been invoked [i.e. altar sacrifices], and the strangled (animal), and that beaten to death, and that killed by a fall, and that killed by goring with the horn, and what wild beasts have eaten — except what you slaughter [while the animal is alive]…

5:4. They ask you as to what is allowed them. Say: The good things [which naturally have to be hygienic] are allowed to you, and what you have taught the beasts and birds of prey, training them to hunt — you teach them of what Allah has taught you; so eat of what they catch for you and mention the name of Allah over it; and keep your duty to Allah…

5:90. O you who believe, intoxicants … are only an uncleanness, the devil’s work; so shun it that you may succeed.

16:14. And He it is Who has made the sea subservient that you may eat fresh flesh from it…

5:96. Lawful to you is the game of the sea and its food [found without being caught on the condition of above verses i.e. it has be fresh and good i.e. hygienic]…

40:79. Allah is He Who made the cattle for you that you may ride on some of them, and some of them you eat.

5:5. This day (all) good things are made lawful for you. And the food of those who have been given the Book [i.e. all religions which that can trace their source to a revealed Book] is lawful for you [barring the exceptions itemized in above verses] and your food is lawful for them [thus invite them to share your food, a needed step for brotherhood of mankind].

6:145. Say: I do not find in what is revealed to me anything forbidden for an eater to eat of, except if it is what dies of itself, or blood poured forth, or flesh of swine — for that surely is unclean — or what is a transgression, other than the name of Allah having been invoked on it [i.e. altar sacrifices].

how you get married – Once again, will Shoebat have any problems with the following verse of Quran for members of his family who undergo marriage?

5:5. …And so are the chaste from among the believing women and the chaste from among those who have been given the Book before you, when you give them their dowries, taking (them) in marriage, not fornicating nor taking them for lovers in secret.

how you deal with your government – Will any democracy in the world disagree with the following verses, but Shoebat?

42:38. and those who respond to their Lord and keep up prayer, and whose affairs are (decided) by counsel among themselves, and who spend (on good works) out of what We have given them;

[Footnote] Muslims are here enjoined as usual to observe prayer and to spend out of what Allah has given them, yet between these two injunctions, which always go together in the Quran, is placed a third: whose affairs are decided by counsel among themselves. At the early period when this verse was revealed, the Muslims had no important matters to decide for which they might have stood in need of counsel. The injunction is clearly meant to prepare them for transacting the momentous affairs of State and all matters connected with national weal or woe. All affairs of the Islamic state must be transacted by counsel. In this Islam has laid the basis of Government by parliaments, and the idea found a clear practical expression in the early days

22:41. Those who, if We establish them in the land [i.e. with a government], will … enjoin good and forbid evil…

58:9. O you who believe, when you confer together in private, do not give to each other counsel of sin and revolt and disobedience to the Messenger [i.e. the government], but give to each other counsel of goodness and observance of duty.

[Footnote] Secret counsels and secret societies are condemned, but private counsels to promote the cause of goodness and service of humanity are quite different from the subversive activities of secret societies.

58:11. O you who believe, when it is said to you, Make room in assemblies, make room. Allah will give you ample (room). And when it is said, Rise up, rise up [and thus follow the decorum of the forum]. Allah will exalt those of you who believe, and those who are given knowledge, to high ranks…

61:2. O you who believe, why do you [– including the formulators of the law, the office holders] say things which you do not do?
61:3. It is most hateful in the sight of Allah that you say things which you do not do.
61:4. Surely Allah loves those [in elected office] who fight in His way [for the rights of mankind] in ranks, as if they were a solid wall.

7:56. And do not make mischief in the earth after its reformation…[This verse is squarely aimed at both the government and governed]

7:85. …Clear proof indeed has come to you from your Lord, so give full measure and weight and do not diminish to people their things,

[Footnote] The injunction do not diminish to people their things stands for not depriving or defrauding people of their rights.

nor make mischief in the land after its reform.

how you deal with your military – No democratically elected government with peaceful policies will disagree with what Quran has to say about military, but we are not sure as to where does Shoebat stand in the following verses:

4:200. O you who believe, be steadfast and try to excel in steadfastness and guard (the frontiers).

4:71. O you who believe, take your precautions, then go forth in detachments or go forth in a body.

4:94. O you who believe, when you go forth (to fight) in Allah’s way, make investigation, and do not say to anyone who offers you salutation, You are not a believer, … so make investigation…

8:38. Say to those who disbelieve, if they cease (fighting), what is past will be forgiven them; and if they return (to it), then the example of those of old has already gone.
8:39. And fight with them until there is no more persecution [– the very purpose of taking up arms],…

8:60. And make ready for them [– the aggressive enemy] whatever force you can and horses tied at the frontier, to frighten thereby … your enemy and others besides them, whom you do not know [– thus preventing a war rather than engaging in a preventive war]
8:61. And if they incline to peace, you (must) incline to it also…
8:62. And if they intend to deceive you, then surely Allah is sufficient for you [i.e. peace to be preferred despite risk of deceit by enemy].

2:190. And fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you [– i.e. enemy has to start the fight first] but do not be aggressive. Surely Allah does not love the aggressors.
2:191. And kill them wherever you find them [– the aggressors in actual war], and drive them out from where they drove you out, and persecution is worse than slaughter. And do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque [– i.e. any place of worship] until they fight with you in it; so if they fight you (in it), kill them…
2:192. But if they cease, then [– so should Muslims, because] surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
2:193. And fight them until there is no persecution…But if they cease, then there should be no hostility except against the oppressors.
2:194. …Whoever then acts aggressively against you, inflict injury on him according to the injury he has inflicted on you…

how you deal with the youth – Quran gives the example of Joseph as a youth with whom the youth of today can relate and learn from as a peer in age:

12:21. And the Egyptian [– Potiphar] who bought him [– Joseph, a slave] said to his wife: Make his stay honourable. Maybe he will be useful to us, or we may adopt him as a son. And thus We established Joseph in the land, and that We might teach him the interpretation of sayings. And Allah has full control over His affair, but most people do not know.
12:22. And when he attained his maturity, We gave him wisdom and knowledge. And thus do We reward the doers of good.

The above verse is aimed squarely at youth. One of the keys to success for youth to understand is that like Joseph, they too can benefit from the very Law of Quran i.e. when he attained his maturity, We gave him wisdom and knowledge. And thus do We reward the doers of good. In the narrative of Joseph, youth can find a workable example that they can follow and be assured of being bestowed with wisdom and knowledge through which they can develop insight into interpretation of sayings of all the sciences, arts and philosophy, both discovered and yet to be discovered. The education for the youth must be blended with spiritual and moral values. Such an amalgam of temporal knowledge and morality in turn creates means for an assured reward for the doers of good. To achieve the benedictions that were bestowed upon Joseph, the foremost requisite is that of preserving one’s chastity while resisting temptations. Such chaste endeavors can be an uphill task for an age when passions can run amok. This is brought to light in the following verses which clearly state that youth must constantly pray and seek guidance to avoid distractions of life and the impulsivity that accompanies a youthful mind. In Joseph, they have an example to be followed:

12:23. And she [– Potiphar’s wife] in whose house he was, sought to seduce him, and bolted the doors and said: Come. He said: Allah forbid! Surely my Lord made good my abode. The wrongdoers never prosper.
12:24. And certainly she desired him, and he would have desired her if he had not seen the clear evidence of his Lord. Thus (it was) that We might turn away from him evil and indecency. Surely he was one of Our chosen servants.

This does not show that Joseph had any desire for her, but that the temptation was so strong that, if he had not been strengthened by great faith in God, he would have fallen a prey to mortal weakness.

12:25. And they raced with one another to the door, and she tore his shirt from behind, and they met her husband at the door. She said: What is the penalty for one who intends evil to your wife, except imprisonment or a painful punishment?
12:26. He said: She sought to seduce me. And a witness of her own family bore witness: If his shirt is torn in front, she speaks the truth and he is a liar.
12:27. And if his shirt is torn from behind, she tells a lie and he is truthful.
12:28. So when he saw his shirt torn from behind, he said: Surely it is an intrigue of you women. Your intrigue is indeed great!
12:29. Joseph, turn aside from this. And (my wife), ask forgiveness for your sin. Surely you are one of the sinful.
12:30. And women in the city said: The chief’s wife seeks to seduce her slave. He has indeed affected her deeply with (his) love. Truly we see her in clear error.
12:31. So when she heard of their scheming, she sent for them and prepared for them a feast, and gave each of them a knife, and said (to Joseph): Come out to them. So when they saw him, they thought him great, and cut their hands (in amazement), and said: Holy Allah! This is not a mortal! This is but a noble angel.
12:32. She said: This is he about whom you blamed me. And certainly I sought to seduce him, but he was firm in self restraint. And if he does not do what I order him, he shall certainly be imprisoned, and he shall certainly be degraded.
12:33. He said: My Lord, the prison is dearer to me than that to which they invite me. And if You do not turn away their intrigue from me, I shall yearn towards them and be one of the ignorant.
12:34. So his Lord accepted his prayer and turned away their intrigue from him. Surely He is the Hearer, the Knower.
12:35. Then it occurred to them after they had seen the signs [of Joseph’s innocence*] that they should imprison him for a while.

The standards that Joseph sets for preservation of his chastity are worth their weight in gold – He said: My Lord, the prison is dearer to me than that to which they invite me. And if You do not turn away their intrigue from me, I shall yearn towards them and be one of the ignorant.

Lo and behold, Joseph prayed for his moral safety by preferring a prison over his freedom and he was placed therein, which to an unsuspecting is apparently a setback, while it is not:

12:36. And two youths entered the prison with him [i.e. Joseph].

It is with this gold standard of Joseph we witness that acquired wisdom and knowledge coupled with one’s chastity of youth in itself is a test that needs faith, patience and steadfastness. The test when passed has Divine awards awaiting, that we see in story of Joseph, when a slave rose to the highest office of chief treasurer in the land:

12:54. And the king said: Bring him [– Joseph] to me [from the prison], I will choose him for myself. So when he talked with him, he said: Surely you are in our presence today dignified, trusted.
12:55. He said: Place me (in authority) over the treasures of the land; surely I am a good keeper, knowing well [because of – We gave him wisdom and knowledge 12:22].
12:56. And thus did We give to Joseph power in the land — he had mastery in it wherever he liked. We bestow Our mercy on whom We please, and We do not waste the reward of the doers of good.
12:57. And certainly the reward of the Hereafter is better for those who believe and guard against evil.

Thus, when the youth acquire wisdom and knowledge while maintaining their chastity, are doer of good and constantly praying like Joseph for guidance, then by the Law in Quran the status of Joseph can be reached where – he had mastery in it wherever he liked. We bestow Our mercy on whom We please, and We do not waste the reward of the doers of good.

The narrative of Joseph is about the trials and tribulations of a youth at an individual level. Quran goes beyond and encourages the society for the marriages of youth who transition into adulthood to preserve their chastity:

24:32. And marry off those among you who are single (to spouses)…

4:6. And test the orphans until they reach the age of marriage.

[Footnote] These words show further that the guardian is not only responsible for the education of the wards but he is also required to examine them and see what progress they have made. According to Abu Hanifah, majority is attained at eighteen years, but if maturity of intellect is not attained at eighteen, the limit may be extended. These words, moreover, show that marriage should be performed at an age after a person has attained majority, not before it, for the age of marriage is spoken of as being the age of attaining majority.

Then if you find in them maturity of intellect, make over to them their property…

Marriage is the foremost institution for preservation and maintenance of one’s chastity that we see in the example of marriage of Mary:

3:42. And when the angels said: O Mary, surely Allah has chosen you and purified you and chosen you above the women of the world.
3:43. O Mary, be obedient to your Lord and humble yourself and bow down with those who bow.
3:44. This is among the tidings of things unseen which We reveal to you. And you were not with them when they cast their pens (to decide) which of them should have Mary in his charge [to arrange for her marriage], and you were not with them when they contended with one another.
3:45. When the angels said: O Mary, surely Allah gives you good news with a word from Him (of one) whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, worthy of regard in this world and the Hereafter, and one of those who are drawn near (to Allah),
3:46. and he will speak to the people [with wisdom] when in the cradle [i.e. in his youth] and when of old age, and (he will be) one of the good ones.
3:47. She said: My Lord, how can I have a son and man has not yet touched me [yet in marriage]?

The above verse 3:47 confirms the chaste thinking of Mary which makes her question the prophecy of birth of Jesus due to her unmarried state at that time. Her marriage arrangement is mentioned in verse 3:44 before.

how you deal with the women – Since Shoebat is commenting from male centric view of the society, it needs to be seen if he has any problems with the following sampler verses of Quran:

4:34. Men are the maintainers of women [and head of household]
2:228. …and men are a degree above them [i.e. they are head of household]

2:228. …And women have rights similar to those against them in a just manner [both in marriage and divorce]

2:187. …They [– wives] are an apparel [– means of protection, comfort and even embellishment*] for you [– husbands] and you are an apparel for them.

30:21. And of His signs is this,that He created mates for you from yourselves that you might find quiet of mind in them, and He put between you love and compassion. Surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect.

4:4. And give women their dowries as a free gift [i.e. unasked]

4:7. …and for women a share of what the parents and the near relatives leave, whether it is little or much — an appointed share.

2:240. And those of you who die and leave wives behind, should make a bequest in favour of their wives [in addition to the share of the deceased husband’s property which she inherits under 4:11*] of maintenance for a year without turning (them) out…

4:15. And as for those of your women who are guilty of an indecency, call to witness against them four (witnesses) from among you…
24:4. And those who accuse free women and do not bring four witnesses, flog them (with) eighty strokes and never accept their evidence, and these are the transgressors…

4:19. O you who believe, it is not lawful for you to take women as heritage against (their) will. Nor should you cause them hardship by taking part of what you have given them, unless they are guilty of manifest indecency. And treat them kindly. Then if you hate them, it may be that you dislike a thing while Allah has placed abundant good in it.
4:20. And if you wish to have (one) wife in the place of another [after divorce] and you have given one of them [– the former wife] a heap of gold, take nothing from it. Would you take it by slandering (her) and (doing her) manifest wrong?
4:21. And how can you take it when you have been intimate with each other and they have taken from you a strong covenant?

24:30. Say to the believing men that they lower their gaze [i.e. no gawking allowed] and restrain their sexual passions…

7:32. Say: Who has forbidden the adornment [i.e. jewellery, makeup, dress] of Allah, which He has brought forth for His servants, and the good provisions?

every aspect of your life becomes Islam. Everything is Islam – At least the areas that Shoebat drew attention to in the above, and in the light of the corresponding verses that were outlined, how unfair it would be for the society if every aspect of “your life does not becomes Islam, and if Everything is not Islam!”


References:

Note: [text enclosed in square brackets above is not part of the original quoted sources]
[*] indicates insertion of excerpt of the footnote directly into the verse
Unless stated, all verses and corresponding footnotes above are from the translation and commentary of Holy Quran – Muhammad Ali, edited by Dr. Zahid Aziz.
Holy Quran – Nooruddin
Sermon on the Mount – New International Version, Bible Gateway
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat – Wikipedia
Long S – Wikipedia
Food and Drug Administration
United States Department of Agriculture

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