Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Islam and The West-7

All the following quotes are from Deuteronomy, unless otherwise stated.
1-Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh. (12-23)
2- (Also banned) And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase. (14-8)
3- Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk. (14-21)
4-Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it upon the ground as water. (15-23)
This is like the ban in the Koran:
He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah. But if one is forced by necessity, without willful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits-then is he guiltless…(Surah 2, Al Baqarah, verse 173)
(إِنَّمَا حَرَّمَ عَلَيۡڪُمُ ٱلۡمَيۡتَةَ وَٱلدَّمَ وَلَحۡمَ ٱلۡخِنزِيرِ وَمَآ أُهِلَّ بِهِۦ لِغَيۡرِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۖ فَمَنِ ٱضۡطُرَّ غَيۡرَ بَاغٍ۬ وَلَا عَادٍ۬ فَلَآ إِثۡمَ عَلَيۡه...)
5- Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year. (14-22)
6-If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant, (17-2)
7- And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; (17-3)
8- And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel: (17-4)
9- Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die. (17-5)
10-And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel. (17-12)
All the above are more strict than anything in the Koran.
11- And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. (19-21)
This is like the Koranic:
…The free for the free, the slave for the slave, the woman for the woman… (Surah 2, Al Baqarah, verse 178)
(...ٱلۡحُرُّ بِٱلۡحُرِّ وَٱلۡعَبۡدُ بِٱلۡعَبۡدِ وَٱلۡأُنثَىٰ بِٱلۡأُنثَىٰ‌ۚ...)
12- When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it. (20-10)
13- And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee, then it shall be, that all the people that is found therein shall be tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee. (20-11)
14- And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it: (20-12)
15- And when the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword: (20-13)
16- But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the LORD thy God hath given thee. (20-14)
17- If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: (21-18)
18- Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; (21-19)
19- And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. (21-20)
20- And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear. (21-21)
Again, nothing even close, is to be found in the Koran about a prodigal son.
21- And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: (21-22)
22- But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: (22-20)
23- Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you. (22- 21)
24- If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel. (22-22)
25- If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; (22-23)
26- Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour’s wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.(22-24)
27- But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die: (22-25)
28- For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her. (22-27)
29- When the host goeth forth against thine enemies, then keep thee from every wicked thing. (23-9)
30- When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. (24-1)
31- And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife. (24-2)
32- And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; (24-3)
33- Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. (24-4)
There is something similar in the Koran and Sharia; a divorced woman can go back to the first husband but only after marrying and divorcing a second man. He is popularly known as Muhallel.
34- Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates: (24-14)
35- At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee. (24-15)
According to the Prophet’s tradition, a labourer must be paid before his sweat dries out.
36- When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: (25-11)
37- Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her. (25-12)
38- And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father. She shall be burned with fire. (Leviticus 21:9)
39- And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
"Speak unto Aaron and to his sons and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them: `Whosoever he be of the house of Israel or of the strangers in Israel, who will offer his oblation for all his vows and for all his freewill offerings, which they will offer unto the LORD for a burnt offering"
ye shall offer at your own will a male without blemish of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats.
But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer; for it shall not be acceptable for you. . (Leviticus 22:17-19)
40- And the mixed multitude that was among them fell to lusting. And the children of Israel also wept again and said, "Who shall give us flesh to eat?
We remember the fish which we ate in Egypt freely, the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic;
but our soul is dried away. There is nothing at all besides this manna before our eyes."
And the manna was as coriander seed, and the color thereof as the color of bdellium.
And the people went about and gathered it, and ground it in mills or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans and made cakes of it; and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil. (Numbers 11:4-8)

To be continued...


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