The KORAN and the KAFIR
by A. Ghosh


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The KORAN and the KAFIR

Table of Contents
Preface
Foreword
Chapters:
Of Kafirs and Zimmis
The Koran on the Kafirs
The Koran's Promises
A Moslem's Conduct
The Koran's Warnings
The Koran on Loot or Spoil
The Koran and Moslem Women
The Koran on Food, Alms, etc.
Islam in Action I
Islam in Action II
Islam in Action III
Imperialism in the Garb of Iconoclasm
Slaughter and Slavery
Loot and Raid
Arson
Murder and Mayhem
Some Special Aspects of Islam
The Mullah and the Mosque
Islam at the Cross-Roads
A Word of Caution to the Kafir Hindu
A Short Life Sketch of Muhammed
Appendices:
Temple Destruction by Aurangzib
The Taj Mahal is Tejo Mahalaya
The Dead Hand of Islam 
A Glimpse of Pre-Islamic Arabia
Bibliography
Illustrations:
Emblems of Islam
Taj Mahal, A Shiva Temple
Bhai Mati Dass Being Sawd Alive
A Sikh Disciple Being Burnt Alive
Bhai Dyala Being Boiled Alive
Guru's Sons Being Bricked Up

 

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CHAPTER 8

THE KORAN ON FOOD, ALMS AND OTHER THINGS


V/3:
Forbidden unto you (for food) are carrion and blood and swine-flesh, and that which bath been dedicated unto any other than Allah, and the strangled, and the dead through beating, and the dead through falling from a height, and that which bath been killed by (the goring of) horns, and the devoured of wild beasts, saving that which ye make lawful (by the death stroke), and that which bath been immolated unto idols. And (forbidden is it) that ye swear by the divining arrows. This is an abomination. This day are those who disbelieve in des- pair of (ever harming) your religion; so fear them not, fear Me! This day have I perfected your religion for you and completed My favor unto you, and have chosen for you as religion AL ISLAM [1]. Whoso is forced by hunger, not by will, to sin: (for him) lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful [2].

IX/60:
The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and those who collect them, and those whose hearts are to be reconciled [3], and to free the captives and the debtors, and for the cause of Allah, and (for) the wayfarers; a duty imposed by Allah. Allah is Knower, Wise.

XXIX/8:
 We have enjoined on man kindness to parents; but if they strive to make thee join with Me that of which thou hast no knowledge, then obey them not. Unto Me is your return and I shall tell you what ye used to do [4].

IV/43:
 O ye who believe! Draw not near unto your prayer when ye are drunken, till ye know that which ye utter, nor when ye are polluted, save when journeying upon the road, till ye have bathed. And if ye be ill, or on a journey, or one of you cometh from the closet, or ye have touched women [5], and ye find not water, then go to high clean soil and rub your faces and your hands (therewith). Lo! Allah is Benign, Forgiving.

Footnotes

1. AL ISLAM is surrender to Allah.
2. If forced by hunger a Moslem is allowed to eat food which is normally forbidden.
3. 'Reconciled' here means 'conversion' to Islam.
4. In other words, 'do not obey your parents' if they are non-Moslems.
5. N.J. Dawood translates 'touched women' as 'had intercourse with women in his Koran.

Note: It is not quite clear how a Moslem, who by definition does not take intoxicating drinks, can get drunk. 'Touched women' or what N.J. Dawood calls 'had intercourse with women' mean had sex with one's own married women or slave-girls owned by the believer. Intercourse with unwed women or women wedded to other believers is forbidden. Kafir women are to be treated as slave-girls. However, temporary marriages, also called Muta' marriages, lasting for a few hours to a few years and ending at a previously stipulated time, are allowed in Islam.  Islam forbids prostitution.
 
 

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