Tuesday, May 27, 2008

United Kingdom: Islam Channel to Introduce Interfaith Game Show

THE TELEGRAPH: An interfaith game show which sees different religious groups competing against each other for cash prizes is to be launched in Britain, it was reported on Tuesday.

Faith Off has been commissioned by the digital TV station the Islam Channel in a bid to foster good relations and better understanding between different faiths.

The show is expected to feature all of the flashing lights, buzzers, puns and cheesy smiles common to ordinary game shows.

But instead of questions about celebrities and soaps, contestants will be expected to demonstrate their religious knowledge.

Two teams of four people will compete in each episode of the eight-part series, which will be hosted by Muslim comedian Jeff Mirza.

As well as being challenged to identify key figures such as the Dalai Lama and the Pope from grainy images, there will be multiple choice questions where contestants answer questions about their own, or another contestant’s religion.

Those taking part will be picked in part from respondents to online advertisements on Muslim websites, and in part via the Islam Channel’s networks.

The show’s producer, Abrar Hussain, has also produced a competition to find Britain’s best mosque.

"We’re living in a multifaith, multicultural society," he told the Guardian newspaper.

"You learn about religions at school and then you forget, so it's about transferring the basic blocks of knowledge. it’s also about learning the similarities between religions, instead of focusing on the differences." [Source: Britain’s First Interfaith Game Show Launched by Islam Channel] By Aislinn Simpson | May 27, 2008

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Anonymous said...

.contestants will be expected to demonstrate their religious knowledge.//

What a joke! When Britain made it law for both govt officials and every britain, including musicians to abandon “offensive and inappropriate” language,
what sort of inter-faith dialogue? When Britain shows its open contempt for Queen and country as does Gordon Brown, to be thoroughly ashamed of their Judeo-Christian roots, culture, tradition, and had multi culti, political correctness, liberalism, appease, kowtow, hammered on a daily basis, how is inter-faith discussion be conducted? How does a religion comparative knowledgeable Brit have a dialogue when he is already hamstrung with a myriad of laws that will land him in jail? A PERCEIVED wrong word that would send rabid muslim parasites in Britain to burn and destroy and call for Death to the Infidels?

I would ask the following questions to both the Brit. govt and the show's producer Abrar Hussain:

Why are there more than 100+ verses of violence amounting to mass murder in the islam ideology?

How can a Theocracy that is to be obeyed Literally have any conformity with other religions that are spiritual, symbolic and literal in their scriptures?

It is a well-known fact that Britain has not only sold out its sovereignity , but allows the islamisation of Britain with impunity. Is the govt to blame or the people?
When you have National Security Service (MI5) chief Jonathan Evans warned that terrorists were radicalizing people as young as 15 to carry out acts of terrorism in Britain, Britain’s youth are turning against their own country. As a means of curbing this trend, Evans has said that close attention must be paid to “our use of language” so as to avoid offending any would-be Islamist terrorist. “We are tackling a threat which finds its roots in ideology, so words really do matter,” he commented.

MI5 chiefs argue that the phrase “war on terrorism” is an exaggeration that legitimizes the actions of suicide bombers. To avoid offense, it is now the “struggle against terrorism.”

One counter-terrorism official said that the terrorist threat must never be described as a “muslim problem.”

Officials from Whitehall have been asked to draft “counter narratives” to the anti-Western, jihadist propaganda on the Internet. These “narratives” will non-offensively explain the weaknesses in the arguments of extremist groups and support “alternate voices” in the Muslim community.

Britain has decided to win the hearts and minds of its youth by de-emphasizing the evil nature of radical Islamic terrorism. Somehow counter-terrorism officials reason that if they use language that makes terrorist activities sound less bad, they will avoid driving their youth to its ideology.

As journalist Melanie Phillips said, “Far from upholding and protecting the culture that is under attack, the British government and counter-terrorism establishment are instead pushing us all further down this dark path. The lights are going out in Britain. This is the way freedom dies.”

So what Interfaith Game Show? It's the muslims baiting and teasing and scorning native Brits, spitting venom in "gameshow" fashion. That's the way it looks from


Anonymous said...

Oh, forgot to add.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith repeated her Govt's new position there is no such thing as "Islamic terrorism" "Terrorism has no place in Islamic thought, teaching or tradition. It is the opposite of everything that Islam stands for: Peace, Tolerance and Obedience to God.

"The ideology promoted by terrorists is a perverse rewriting of history and politics, and a misreading of a great religion."

Under its regime of moonbattery, Britain is deteriorating into a dystopia as disturbing as anything imagined by George Orwell or Aldous Huxley. Unfortunately, there is no Winston Churchill. It would take a Cromwell to take Britain back . A requiem and a dirge for Britainstan.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for drawing our attention to this ridiculous parody, Mark.
E.Anon., As a Brit. I have no support whatsoever to the fate of our Nation as destined by the Officials and Ministers you describe and dissect so well.
The majority of Britons do not. A large minority do.
We are however, hamstrung by laws that place us in the dock, if we stray the bounds of the edicts of these platitudinous fools.
Not only that but weighed down with local Councils that want to be able to interview under caution, any citizen who allows their wheelie-bin to have the wrong kind of rubbish in it.
(Plymouth Council, from which the latest brainwashed would-be revert to Islam came from, when he attempted to blow up an Exeter restaurant recently.)
Our economic chains drag us down, and even the rising cost of fuel has drawn only a few protest from hauliers.
We see the French fishermen blockading the ports of France, and our islands lorries backing up on the motorways, and still we just hang on.
The British way of silent forbearance, once known as the stiff upper lip, that got us through so many wars has become our undoing, as we contemplate our muzzled fate.
The blogosphere and a few newspapers are the only way most feel able to resist the burgeoning pressure of bureaucracy and State monitoring of our lives.
Freedom is dieing a slow and protracted death in Britain.
One thing can be said about this putrescent TV show.
It won't have many viewers.

Mark said...


Freedom is dieing a slow and protracted death in Britain.

Isn't it, though!

Your points are excellent. All of them. And they are well taken.

I despair of what is going on in our country. Many people seem to be so ill-informed; and those that aren't are so complacent. It's a sad scenario indeed. Whilst our forefathers fought so hard for all the liberties we have, people, now, are fighting to give them away!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 5.54 AM,
readng Kishore Mahbubani's "The New Asian Hemisphere" it is clear there are more ways than one towards democracy. The West "cannot see beyond the lack of a democratic political system". We see what your democratic system has done to the common people. Out here the political philosophy is: "Leadership has to be responsive to people's needs." And the results show that is more important than adhering to "laws" in gobbleydook lingo understood by an elite minority in a country with the aim to be totatalirian. I visited China late last year as an invited guest of the martial arts club with my wife, also a martial arts exponent, and our two toddlers. There is a vibrancy, a growth bordering on speed and spectacular, an energy so throbbing in its embrace to visitors,
in stark contrast to decaying, dying Europe, US.
The competition between the city governments across the country is amazing. Everyone wants their city to have the cleanest streets and the most creative ways of marketing their products. To top it all, China has demonstrated to the world in its response to the catastrophic earthquake in Sichuan province which revealed a compassion, openness and efficiency that casts the country in a new light. China's armed forces, in particular its Army came out with flying colours. The East is proving that there are other models of "democracy" to suit their country which retains their culture, traditions. This is very important to almost all of the East/
Far East. This is their pulsating heart . Not to say I demean European democracy that has indeed enriched humanity. Which is why it is so tragic to see it aligning itself with a terrorist culture. I left London in 2001 as a youth, when I became thoroughly disenchanted with the way London and the rest of Britain was heading into the cesspool of muslim ghettoism.

In the period from 1 CE to 1820 as British historian Angus Madison has recorded, the two largest economies of the world were China and India, he writes.
Western domination of world history is an exception not the rule he contends, during 2000 years of global history. So the wheel turns back to the lands of the rising sun once again. This definitely would mean change - a sharing of power and responsibilities - acceptable to both sides. And this is how it should be.

Thanks for reading. I still say, take your country back. Daily delaying merely compounds punishing jizya and slavery. I read Karl Popper's "The Open Society and Its Enemies" in my late uncle's library and recall that he wrote tolerating the intolerant, democracies would dig their own graves, which is precisely what Britain is doing along with the US.

A good day to you Sir. And readers of P.I. must excuse my somewhat tardy writing, at times. I hardly re-read due to time constraints.

Best regards to all.

Mark said...


Thanks for your very thoughtful comment.

I'm glad you had the good sense to leave the UK when you did. Perhaps more of us should have done the same. But of course there have to be some left to fight the creeping and increasing Islamization of our once glorious land.

I fear for America, too, though. It appears to me that it is only a few paces behind.

Anonymous said...

To Mr. Mark Alexander:

[[I'm glad you had the good sense to leave the UK when you did[]

I am no citizen, just a mere student that the family decided a phase to prolong my adolescence in a conventional education which I had always considered
a waste of time. I would have much preferred given the "freedom" to be street smart and heighten my inner senses and insight. Which fortunately early martial art training never lessened.

First principle of "do not let them bait you into anger and agression" when to 'hide" when to "mask" all very valuable when one confronts an evil like islam and its zombie cretins. A lion or a tiger is no match for the amoeba (muslims) because of its ability to divide and continue in its immortal monotony. Islamic masses are the final tyrants. The roar of these jihadists is inarticulate, but deafening. They have no brain, but they have a thousand arms to grasp and clutch and drag one down.
This is my reading of muslims and the rest of us.

But if I were British, I'd stay and fight to free my country, culture, traditions, and of course, my family,in every possible. The faces of my two drop-dead gorgeous toddler sons is sufficient motivation for both of us to use Creative methods . How is not possible to say as I do not live in Britain. But Britons who love their country can and must try. And I think they will. More so as we live in the nuclear age. It would not be a Machiavelli tht would cause the destruction but the ordinary common man. Pretty much the french revolution. Every birth is bloody, messy. Britain is ripe for a new birth, methinks.


Anonymous said...

ea., "disenchanted with the way London and the rest of Britain was heading into the cesspool of muslim ghettoism."

The motivation of average one third million migrants from Britain each and every year!

"Every birth is bloody, messy. Britain is ripe for a new birth, methinks."

What a terrible prospect for the young to have to come to grips with.
It will be a shock for them, as they ave had so much brain washing at school.
At the moment the violent tendencies of "youth" are aimed at themselves, seems like an "auto-destruct" mechanism.

The product of years of enforced political correctiveness, in schools.
Kids are left not knowing the history of their country and have no centre of belief within them, so they are open to persuasion techniques and so we see a dispiriting slide into the vacuum of Islam.

Anonymous said...

anonymous 9.48 am

[ What a terrible prospect for the young to have to come to grips with.
It will be a shock for them, as they have had so much brain washing at school.]

When civil war breaks out in Britain, and it will, then the brain-washed young is going to fight for his survival. The human instinct for survival in a civil war is quite unlike the quiet resignation of jews marching to the ovens.

As always, it will be a small band of brothers who will emerge winners.




The Quran has given correctives to Christian religion, and has cleared up the huge mass of innovations of doctrinal nature, that was amassed gradually in course of time on the basic doctrines of Christian Gospel. Had the followers of Christian religion, hearkened to the warnings of the Quran and adopted the correctives provided by that book, there would have appeared no Baconian Philosophy, and consequently no atomic hell. The Christians, however, may, if they so desire, shift the blame onto the Muslims for the latters' having neglected the preaching of Islamic Doctrines on International Basis. To which the Muslims may reply if they so desire, that the Christian could not have heard then if they had so done. The punishment of atomic hell however is decreed for both the Christians as well as the Muslims, and they could dispute the matter in the atomic hell. This same question, that of the Muslims' conduct as regards their responsibility for preaching Islamic Doctrines throughout the world, may be raised on the day of judgment as a result of the counter accusations of the Non-Muslim nations against the Muslims. In the following we will dwell on the correctives given by the Quran to Christianity:-
Jesus was raised to the status of God and thus the priests became the deputies of God, and assumed unlimited powers and authority. And then abused their authority to an extent that it resulted in the disappearance of the Christian religion, and the appearance of Baconian Philosophy, and consequently the appearance of Atomic Hell of this world as well as of the next eternal world. The Quran said:-
"They surely disbelieve who say: Lo! God is messiah, son of Mary. Messiah (himself) said : O children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord". (Quran 2 x 72)
Christ has said:-
“My God is one God; there is no God but He". (Gospel ST John XX-17)
Quran has said:-
“Your God is one God; there is no God other than He, the compassionate, ever-merciful". (Quran 2 x 163)
Gospel said:-
“The Lord our God is one Lord".(Gospel ST Mark XII-29)
Quran said:-
“Lo! Allah pardoneth not that partners should be ascribed unto Him. He pardoneth all save that to whom he will".
(Quran 4 x 116)
Gospel has said:-
" Wherefore I say unto you, all manner of sin, and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: But the blasphemy (against) the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the son of man, it shall be forgiven him: But whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the (world) to come".
(Gospel ST Mathew XII 31-32)
Quran has said:-
"When Allah saith : O Jesus son of Mary! Didst thou say unto mankind, take me and my mother as two Gods besides Allah? He saith: Be glorified ! It was not mine to utter that to which I had no right. If I used to say it, then thou knewst it. Thou knewst what is in my mind, and I know not what is in thy mind. Lo! Thou, only thou art the knower of things hidden. I spake unto them only that which thou commandest me, saying: Worship Allah, My lord and your Lord, I was a witness of them while I dwelt among them, and when thou tookest me thou wast the watcher over them. Thou art witness over all things. If thou punish them, Lo! They are thy slaves, and if thou forgive them (Lo! They are thy slaves). Lo! Thou only thou art the mighty, the wise. Allah saith this is a day in which their truthfulness profiteth the truthful, for their's are gardens under which rivers flow, wherein they are secure for ever, Allah taking pleasure in them and they in Him. That is the great triumph".(Quran 5 x 116-119)
Christ in Gospel said the same as follows:-
“I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world. Thine they were, and thou gavest them me, and they have kept thy word. Now they have known that, all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received (them), and have known surely that I come out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine,and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we (are). While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: Those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. And come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves".
(Gospel-ST Mathew XVII-5-13)
The Quran said:-
“Say: (O Muslims) : We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us, and that which was revealed unto Abraham, and Ismael and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received and that which the prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered". (Quran 2x 136)
Christ said:-
“Have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?". (Gospel-ST Mathew XXII-31-32)
The Quran said:-
“The messiah will never scorn to be a slave unto Allah, nor will the favoured angels". (Quran-4 x 172)
" It is not (possible) for any human being unto whom Allah had given scripture and wisdom and the prophethood that he should afterwards have said unto mankind: Be slaves of me instead of Allah, but (what he said was) : Be ye faithful servants of the Lord". (Quran- 3 x 79).
It is a great blasphemy to call anyone the son of God. Firstly it destroys the whole basis of the religion of God, one God. Secondly it excludes the possibility of a belief in any other Prophet after the son of God. And thirdly there is the possibility of the followers of the son of God to become careless and negligent, of religion, even proud, due to so close a relation of their prophet with God. Fourthly it confers great powers on the priest and a high status, with dire consequences. This doctrine, that of the son of God, too has considerable share in creating circumstances favourable to the appearance of Baconian Culture, and the Atomic Hell. The phrase, son of God which was used by Jesus for himself as well as for others meant no more than a life devoted to the service of God. But later on it became to be applied literally and became an obstacle in the way of the guidance which God wanted to give to mankind after Jesus. The Quran says:-
"They ascribe as partners unto Him (God) the Jinn, although He did create them, and impute falsely, without knowledge, sons and daughters unto Him. Glorified be He and high exalted above (all) that they ascribe (unto Him). The originator of the heavens and the earth: How he can have a child, when there is for Him no consort, when He created all things and is aware of all things. Such is Allah, your Lord. There is no God save Him, the Creator of all things, so worship him. And he taketh care of all things. Vision comprehendeth Him not, but He comprehendeth (all) vision. He is subtle, the aware".(Quran 6 x 101-104)
"The Jews say: Ezra is the son of God; and the Christian say : The Messiah is the son of God. That is their saying with their mouths. They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old. Allah (himself) fighteth against them. How perverse are they? They have taken as Lords besides Allah their rabbis and their monks and the Messiah son of Mary, and they were bidden to worship only one God. There is no God save Him. Be He glorified from all that they ascribe as partners (unto Him)".
(Quran- 9 x 30-31)
"Who can do aught against Allah, if He had willed to destroy the Messiah son of Mary, and his mother and everyone on earth. Allah's is the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them. He createth what He will. And Allah is able to do all things". (Quran 5 x 17-18)
"Lo! The likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! And he is. (This is) the truth of thy Lord, so be not thou of those who waver". (Quran 3 x 59-60)
"Say : O people of the scripture ! come to a just judgment between us and you: that we shall worship none but Allah, and that we shall take others for Lords beside Allah. And if they turn away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto him)". (Quran-3 x 64)
"And whoso disputeth thee concerning him (Jesus) after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, say (unto him): Come ! We will summon our sons and your sons, and our women and your women, and ourselves and yourselves, then we will pray humbly (to our Lord) and (solemnly) invoke the curse of Allah upon those who lie. Lo! This verily is the true narrative. There is no God save Allah, and Lo! Allah is the mighty, the wise. And if they turn away, then Lo! Allah is aware of (who are) the corrupters". (Quran-3 x 61-63)
We find in the Bible the term "The Son of God". But it actually meant no more than a person whose life was devoted to the cause of God. But unfortunately in later times the people began to take the meanings of this term literally, that amounted to dire blasphemy against God. The actual purport of this term may clearly be understood from the following statement of Jesus Christ. According to which not only to Jesus himself, but to the entire community of men God was as father. Jesus said:-
“I ascend unto my father and your father, and to my God and your God". (Gospel ST John XX 17)
The doctrine of trinity of Christian religion was given to mean something of a union of three person (Father, son and Holy Spirit) in one Godhead. This was a doctrine so exceedingly subtle that even its founders themselves were at a loss to comprehend or describe it satisfactorily. It is generally believed that word triad or trinity was first introduced into Christian Theology by Theophibus, Bishop of Antioch after the Middle of Second Century of the Christian era. The idea of trinity in the beginning sprang up from logos. The Logos had been described in Platonic Philosophy to possess unique divine attributes.
The Christian revelation which was consummated under the Reign of Nerva, disclosed to the world the amazing secret that the Logos, who was with God from the beginning and was God, who had made all things, and for whom all things had been made, was incarnate in the person of Jesus of nazareth, who had been born of a virgin, and suffered death on the cross. This very blasphemous doctrine did not go unchallenged. It proved to be a signal for a great controversy which raged for a considerable time in the Christendom, till eventually the doctrine was established as an article of Christian faith, though it was never understood or expressed in a convincing manner.
"The most sagacious of the Christian Theologians, the great Athanasius himself, has candidly confessed, that whenever he forced his understanding to meditate on the divinity of Logos, his toilsome and unavailing efforts recoiled on themselves, that the more he thought, the less he comprehended; and the more he wrote, the less capable was he of expressing his thoughts".
(Decline and Fall of Roman Empire Vol-II. Page 384-385)
The Quran says:-
"O People of scripture, do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah, save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and his messengers, and say not three----cease (It is) better for you----Allah is only one God. Far is it removed from His transcendent majesty that He should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as defender". (Quran- 4 x 171)
"They surely disbelieve who say: Allah is the third of three; when there is no God save the one God. If they desist not from so saying, a painful doom will fall on those of them who disbelieve. Will they not rather turn unto Allah and seek forgiveness of Him? For Allah is forgiving, merciful".(Quran-5 x 73-74)
The Quran has warned of a painful doom, and now a painful doom is about to fall on the Christian west, and along with the Christian west and entire world.
The Christ died on the cross and the sins of his followers were expiated, was yet another doctrine which could be a great cause of men's neglect of good deeds in the hope of salvation on the dint of faith in a particular doctrine, no matter how superfluous and unreasonable that doctrine may be. Christ himself has contradicted the doctrine of atonement. Says He:-
"Not every one that faith unto me. Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of my father which is in the Heaven". (Gospel ST Mathew VII-21)
The Quran has said:-
"No burdened soul shall bear the burden of another. And if the heavy laden soul cry out for its burden to be carried, yet shall not aught of it be carried, even by the near of kin. Thou shalt warn those only who fear their Lord in secret, and observe prayer. And whosoever shall keep himself pure, he purifieth himself for his own behoof: for unto God shall be the final gathering".
(Quran 35 x 18)
“Hath he not been told of what is in the pages of Moses? And of Abraham faithful to his pledge? That no burdened soul shall bear the burdens of another, and that nothing shall be reckoned to a man but that for which he hath made efforts: And that his efforts shall at last be seen (in their true light) : That then he shall be recommenced with a most exact recompense, and that unto thy Lord is the return of all things". (Quran 53 x 36-42)
"Guard yourselves against a day when no soul will in aught avail another, nor will inter cession be accepted from it, nor will compensation be received from it, nor will they be helped".
(Quran 2 x 48)
"And they say: None entereth paradise unless he be a Jew or a Christian. These are their own desires. Say: Bring your proof (of what ye state) if ye are truthful". (Quran 2 x 111)
Knowledge was proscribed by the Christian Church. But Quran allowed and the Prophet of Islam, (peace be upon him), insisted on the acquirement of knowledge with considerable emphasis. He, however, discriminated between the desirable and undesirable kinds of knowledge. This modern Baconian knowledge (Science) as it is in this Baconian set up, and is a mere means of the acquirement of wealth and worldly necessities, could hardly find its place in the list of the kinds of desirable knowledge. However, the ignorance of the Christian people played a prominent part in the acceptance of Bacon's philosophy for their not recognizing the true reality thereof. The Quran allows knowledge and says "Say, My Lord increase me in knowledge". (Quran 20 x 114)
“The erudite among his bondsmen fear Allah alone".
(Quran 35 x 28)
"As for these similitudes, we coin them for mankind, but none will grasp their meaning save the learned".
(Quran 29 x 43)
The Prophet of Islam, (peace be upon him)said:-
"The Acquirement of Knowledge is a duty on every Muslim, male and female, from cradle to grave".
Difference, however, has to be made between good and bad knowledge.
The greatest damage to Christian religion has been done by the system of Priesthood. Islam proscribed it. The Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) curtly said:
"No Monasticism in Islam". And the Quran says:-
" We put in the hearts of those who followed him (Jesus) kindness and mercy: and as for monkery, they invented it----we did not prescribe it to them---only to seek God's pleasure, but they did not observe it with its due observance, so we gave their reward to those of them who believed, and most of them are transgressors". (Quran 57 x 27)
If on the one hand, the people of the Christian west were being pestered by the Hierarchical Priesthood, on the other hand, they were suffering persecution by the absolute sovereignty. Islam abolished the system of absolute sovereignty and dynestical monarchy and introduced the system of caliphate, to mean, that one of the people, the most pious among them, was to manage the affairs of the state by consultation. And he was to be elected. And he was to be the head of both the secular and the religious side. The experiment was a success. The Caliph lived the life of an ordinary commoner. But perhaps the standard kept by the first four Caliphs was too high. Thereafter caliphate was abrogated and the old system of absolute monarchy was restored. Whatever be the case, an example was set that was worth following to avoid unpleasant consequences. The Quran says about the Muslims:-
" Their affairs are guided by mutual counsel".
(Quran 42 x 38)
The Quran advised them to observe the Torah and the Gospel:-
" Let the people of the Gospel judge by that which Allah hath revealed therein. Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed, such are evil-livers". (Quran 5 x 47)
“If they had observed the torah and the Gospel and that which was revealed unto them from their Lord, they would surely have been nourished from above them and from beneath their feet. Among them there are people who are moderate, but may of them are of evil conduct". (Quran 5 x 66)
They however, could not content themselves with the nourishment to be provided by their God, and they preferred the Baconian method of worldly, incessant, endeavour, and they achieved remarkable success, but the end proved to be tragic. They have prepared for themselves and for the rest of mankind, the atomic hell as the consequence of their material philosophy of Baconian Atomism.
Restraint on the necessities of life was a particular feature of Christian religion inspite of the luxurious lives of the prelates and bishops. This forced restraint had a considerable share in the transition of the west from Christian austerity to Baconian luxury. The people of the West, tired of the prolonged Christian fast, and yearning after the luxurious feast of nature, slipped into the Baconian world of material utility. Islam on the other hand, sensed this danger in the weakness of human nature and allowed the acquirement of the reasonable necessities of life. The Quran says:-
" Say: who hath forbidden the adornment of Allah which he hath brought forth for his bondsman, and the good things of his providing? Say: Such on the day of resurrection, will be only for those who believed during the life of the world. Thus do we detail our revelations for people who have knowledge. Say: My Lord only forbiddeth indecencies, such as of them as are apparent and such as are within, and sin and wrongful oppression, and that ye associate with Allah that for which no warrant hath been revealed, and that ye tell concerning Allah that which ye know not". (Quran-7 x 32-33)
We have brought the main headings of the correctives offered by the Quran to the Christian community to an end. Had the Christian community paid heed to the advice of the Quran, and had they reformed their religion accordingly, they certainly would have escaped the atomic doom. And along with them this world would have escaped the horrible doom of atomic annihilation. But so complex had become their religious system and consequently their malady, that their religion had become almost proof to any reform whatsoever.
The doctrine of Christ's Godhead, and that of his being the son of God, had excluded any possibility of a prophet appearing after him, or of caring to listen to the teachings of any one who claimed a divine mission. The Christian priesthood was so frightened by and indeed so incensed against the religion of Islam due to the abolition of priesthood, monasticism and monkery, that in order to save their invested interests and personal empire, the Christian priesthood did whatever it was possible to portray and present Islam in such horrid forms as would frighten the Christian community. The world of the Priest was accepted as truth by the people due to general ignorance and superstition. Centuries passed like that, till at last the Christian priesthood appeared to the Christian people as something to get rid of at any cost.
The West then had wanted an outlet. Recourse to Islam was out of question. Persons were there who endeavored to reform Christian religion. Some of them had aimed at a return to the simplicity of Jesus in faith and life, and taught the imitation of Christ and a life of poverty and service. This was neither in the interest nor to the liking of the Christian Church. Many of these reformers were burned alive by the command of the Council of Constancy.
It was by a decree of the Council of Constancy in 1415, that the remains of wycliff an English reformer were ordered to be dug up and burned, an order which was carried out at the command of Pope Martin V by Bishop Fleeming in 1428. John Huss a learned Zech, a reformer of Christian religion was invited to the Council of Constancy under promise of a safe conduct from the Emperor, was seized, put on trial for heresy and burned alive in 1415. Waldo in the South of France taught a return to the simplicity of Jesus in faith and life. Innocent III preached a crusade against the waldeness, Waldo's followers, and permitted them to be suppressed with fire, sword, rap and the most abominable cruelties. When ST. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) taught the imitation of Christ and a life of poverty and service, his followers, the Franciscans, were persecuted, scourged, imprisoned and dispersed. In 1318 four of them were burned alive at Marseilles. On the other hand the fiercely orthodox order of the Dominicans, founded by St. Dominic (1170-1221) was strongly supported by Innocent III, who with its assistance set up an organization, the inguisition, for the hunting of heresy, and the affliction of free thought.
The result was that the west went headlong into the Baconian culture, and consequently fell into atomic hell, and dragged behind it the entire world. Only if they had examined the case of Islam, they would have found the remedy for all their ills, and would have saved themselves from so severe a punishment as atomic hell, and had along with them saved this entire world from the nuclear calamity. The story of Christianity has been made indeed painful by the Christian Church. All that painful history of Christianity with all its harrowing tales of people and princely persecutions and oppression is before me. And indeed it makes me sad at heart. And painful no doubt is the doctrinal confusion of Christian religion. But what I say after I have made all the calculations is that the state of Christian community inspite of all their afflictions in the premodern era was preferable to this modern state of material bliss, for its end is not well and its afflictions are eternal, for they will accompany to the next world, while its bliss is transitory only and fleeting.
Hitherto we have discussed the basic theological relation existing between the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Quran. We will now typify by means of an example the relation in which the entire Bible in general (from Genesis to the Gospel) and the Quran stand relatively from the angle of gradual development.
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