Surah 2: The Cow Part II
verse 120 I have found truth in the Koran! “Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion.: Preach it!
verse 132 Amidst a rambling section about Abraham and his sons is the following statement, “And this was the legacy that Abraham left to his sons, and so did Jacob; “Oh my sons! Allah hath chosen the Faith for you; then die not except in the Faith of Islam.” Followed up with
verse 136 “Say ye: “We believe in Allah, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: We make no difference between one and another of them: And we bow to Allah (in Islam).” When listing the children of Abraham he always throws in Ishmael first. The Bible doesn’t refer to the God of Abraham, Ishmael, etc, the Bible addresses the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
verse 144 gives instructions to pray in the direction of the Mosque.
There is an extensive section of the principles of good Muslim living–fasting, showing charity, praying, keep your contracts, be patient, suffer, observe Ramadhan the month the Qur’an came (verse 185), “Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you (verse 190),” kill those who oppose the faith (verse 191), take the pilgrimage (196-199), give your life for Allah (207), stay away from wine and gambling (219), marry believers (221), be divorced no more than two times (229), fight in the cause of Allah (244),
verse 249-251 he refers to a battle where guys went to drink from a river and only those who drank out of their hands made it, those who drank from the river were left and then David killed Goliath. Wow, skipped a few books there !
verse 256-257 I guess this is the salvation message of Islam, although all those nice things listed above seemed rather necessary to avoid Fire on the Day of Judgment.
verse 272-274 charity is good and you will be repaid in time for your good you do to others.
verse 278 Typical verse instilling Muslims with security in their future “O ye who believe! Fear Allah, and give up what remains of your demand for usury, if ye are indeed believers.” So if you don’t do this you don’t believe, so you’re really not believing in Allah, your doing all this stuff to be good enough for Allah to know you believe.
That wraps up my thoughts on Surah 2, the cow.