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February 28th, 2009

Maulana Muhammad Ali’s translation referred to in ‘Jihad Watch’ article

The following has been submitted by our friend Rashid Jahangiri. I must say that he is carrying out the true jihad of this age.

A few days ago Raymond Ibrahim (an opponent of Islam) wrote article ‘Islam, War, and Deceit’. In reply to his article Muslim commenters referred to Dr. Zahid Aziz’s book ‘Islam, Peace, and Tolerance’ and provided links to Maulana Muhammad Ali’s online Holy Quran English Translation and Commentary.

In last 2 days Raymond Ibrahim revisited his article and wrote ‘A Response to the Critics: Taqiyya Revisited’. In his revisited article it becomes obvious that he cannot refute the translation and commentary done by Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement elders. So he writes:

“While there are in fact “moderate interpretations,” most of these come from minority sects—such as the Ahmadiyyas or the Quraniyuns—who, as they make up a trivial percentage of the Islamic world, and are in fact often accused of and persecuted for apostasy by mainstream Muslims, are definitely not representative of the latter.”

“In closing, it should be noted that the most revealing aspect of the recent, and a typical, barrage of disgruntled e-mails regarding my “War and Peace—and Deceit—in Islam,” is that no Muslim (minus fringe Ahmadiyyas, etc.) has written to deny the more troubling aspects of the essay. For instance, while many nitpicked over the aforementioned, none have denied the fact that Muhammad permitted lying in certain situations, affirmed that “war is deceit,” and permitted Muslims to deceive and assassinate infidels—all according to canonical (sahih) hadiths (hence the reason mainstream Muslims cannot refute them).”

To me it is obvious that opponents of Islam have difficulty attacking and maligning Holy Quran, Rasul Allah (s.a.w.) and Islam in general, when they come across works of elders of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement (LAM) who got their inspiration and teachings from Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sahib.

I am confident if 10 members of LAM can spare their time they can cool Robert Spencer’s hatred and misinformation spewing website.

Link to Raymond Ibrahim’s revisited article:

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