Getting to Know Allah Online
Paperback, 310 pages
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful is the phrase you hear Muslims repeating over and over during their daily prayers, and almost every time the name Allah is mentioned in print or during a conversation.
111:1 Perish the hands of Abu Lahab, and may he perish too;
111:2 Neither his wealth nor what he has earned will avail him anything.
111:3 He will roast in a flaming fire,
111:4. And his wife will be a carrier of fire-wood,
111:5. She shall have a rope of fibre around her neck.
If compassionate is defined as being aware of the suffering of an other and wishing to relieve it, and merciful as being unconditionally kind and forgiving, then these are not the qualities we would associate with the author of verses about roasting a man over an open fire, with his wife, tethered like an animal, supplying the firewood fueling the flame that is burning her husband.
Does it matter that Abu Lahab and his wife, in the early days, did not hide their disdain for the Prophet Muhammad and his new religion? It matters to Allah, and what matters to Allah is what Getting to Know Allah is all about
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Three Translations, One Interpretation
Insights Into Omnipotence
A Conditional Type Of Mercy
Terrified Into Believing
Allah’s Way of Old
Unbelievers Not by Choice
A Litany of Death and Destruction
Allah’s Covenant with His Prophets
The World Before and After the Messengers
Why No Roofs and Stairways of Silver
Messengers to the Common People
Allah Days or the Nearer Punishment
The Example of Pharaoh
"Kill them wherever you find them"
Telling Apostates and Believers Apart On Judgement Day
The Largest and Heaviest of Gods
Phantasmagorical Creations of God and Man
“Is there, then, another god with Allah?”
Goddesses and the Fathers Who Worshipped Them
Children! Do Not Obey Parents Who Worship ...
Gog and Magog
Alexander and the Wall
The True Promise
Parables and Slaves
Grave Sins - An Introduction
The Greatest Sin of All
The Top 40
10 Made Up Sins
Tips for Avoiding the Grave Sins
The Near-Earth Constellations
Floating on a Sea of Mud
Pointed Revelations About a Flat Earth
Who Stops the Sky From Falling?
Full Circle in Seven Verses
The Names Of The Months
A Fluid Beginning
Bones Then Flesh
Beware of the Clot
It's All About the Sperm
Things Which Don’t Come in Pairs
Allah as Proof that Imperfection Is Pervasive
The Myth and the Reality
How the Jinn Heard About the Koran etc.
How the Jinn Heard About the Koran
Jinn and Men Together on Judgement Day
Messengers to the Jinn
The Jinn and the Prophet's Grandfather
Not Doing What is Being Asked as a Sign
Why No Signs for the Messenger
Doomed Children at Play
The Responsible Adult v. The Adolescent
More Destruction, Less Creation
Playing With Toys
Hooked On Praise
I AM the Greatest! Worship ME!
Negotiating the Prayers
The Call to Prayer
Prayers in War and Peace
An Answer to a Prayer
The Night Too Is For Praying
The Prayer of the People of Paradise
The Importance of Mecca
Safa and Marwa
Deaths, Molestations and Managing the Hajj
Safely accommodating millions more pilgrims at the Hajj
The Anthropological Impact of the Hajj
Post Pilgrimage Rituals and Early Departures
If Truth Be Told!
The Foul Act
Crime and Punishment
Where Homosexuals Go When They Die
An Ode to Cattle
Domesticated in Paradise
Water, Men and Cattle
Allah on the Versatility of His Cattle
Slicing the Ears of Cattle
Dogs in a Cattle World
A God’s Dilemma
Why Slavery Cannot Simply Be Abolished
Slavery and the Prophet
The Table Is Set
Pork is for Other Gods
Vegetarians are not Muslims
What Do the Jews Have To Do With It!
Where You May Dine
Why Some Gods Go Hungry
It Wasn’t Always Like That