Even if I spent several hours a day, it would take me a long, long time even attempt at rebutting all your false claims against Islaam. I have seen that several Muslilm members have refutted a few of your claims, only for you to suggest it had never been done. So that being said, and for anyone that reads this, I am not responding for the purpose of answering hawk, because, and pardon me hawk if I am too quick to judge, but from experience, the people who are always defaming another religion are not looking to truly learn about that religion, but rather, they are simply wanting to do what they are doing…defaming.
So my answers will not be for hawk. But if and when I can answer questions, they will be for the common folk who come here with a truly open mind. So there’s my little intro.
And it can be downright impossible when dealing with certain individuals, because they try to reword verses in order to “prove” their point. And You Catholics deal with this also, when Baptists try to quote you, or the catechism, with very selective criteria. They do not care to find the truth or be open minded, they simply want to show you that you are wrong.
So to this post…
NO WHERE in this verse does Allaah call the Christians and Jews perverted transgressors. NO WHERE. This is a LIE. Allaah does say (here’s a transliteration): “wa aktharuhum al-faasiqoon.” The translation is “and most of them are al-faasiqoon.” Faasiq means rebellious. If you look at the most accurate translations of the Quraan, you will see this translation. And Faasiqoon is merely the plural of Faasiq. So the translation is “and most of them are rebellious.” And even if you do not want to accept this translation, then go look to the well known arabic-english dictionary, Al-Mawrid. The first english word for the translation of Faasiq is dissolute, which according to dictionary.com, means “lacking moral restraint.” And even this translation would be acceptable. But if one truly wants to know what a word means, they must look to the sources of Quraanic arabic and also to the explanations of the Quraan to see what is written. You can view the explanation of this verse here: tafsir.com/default.asp?sid=3&tid=9037
So here I have already proven my point just ten minutes into being a member. Hawk, in an effort to defame Islaam, not only mistranslated a Quraanic verse, but he straight out corrupted its meaning. Nowhere does this verse say Christians and Jews are perverted transgressors. THIS IS A LIE meant for one and only one purpose…to try to make Islaam look bad. One cannot have beneficial discussions when members are going to do this.
Lastly, for those who may want to still understand why the Quraan would say that many of the Christians and Jews are rebellious, or are “lacking moral restraint,”, if you look at various verses in Islaam where Allaah addresses the Christians regarding their beliefs toward Jesus, you would then understand this verse in that context. According to Islaam, our only purpose of being created is to worship Allaah, ALONE and without partners. This is our only purpose of being created. So if Allaah sends a messenger to call humanity to this purpose, and those people follow this messenger, but after his departure, some end up calling the creation to the worship of this messenger, and begin to diefy him and suggest that he is God, son of God, or part of God, than, whether you agree with these beliefs or not, you can at least understand from the Islamic perspective, from Allaah’s perspective, that these Christians were “lacking moral restraint” because instead of worshiping the Creator, who Jesus called people to worship, and who JESUS HIMSELF WORSHIPED, these people began to worship Jesus himself. And from the Muslim perspective, Catholics today worship Mary and the saints. I know that you may not feel it is worship, and that is for another discussion. But whether you agree with the beliefs or not, the reality is that Islaam says it is worship. So from the Islaamic perspective, since these people are worshiping other than their Creator, keeping in mind that our only purpose of being created (from the Islaamic perspective) is to worship our Lord, then one can easily see that those who do this are lacking moral restraint.
Lastly, I want to stress that you do not have to agree with the Islaamic belief. But if you want to understand a verse, you have to understand it within the context of Islaamic belief. I hope this helps.