[Rushtalk] Questions to Ask the Resident Kenyan

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Sat Dec 22 22:12:15 MST 2012

>From WikiIslam, the online resource on Islam

This page is a list of questions to ask a Muslim.

     1. The Qur'an refers to alcohol as an "abomination" and "Satan's
        handwork",[1] so why does the Qur'an also praise[2] alcohol and
        emphasize the point[3] that it is something found in heaven?
     2. When used in moderation, there are numerous benefits in the
        consumption of
        alcohol.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15] Rather than
        giving us an outright ban,[1] shouldn't Allah have only
        prohibited its abuse?
     3. The Qur'an encourages people to drink milk[16] and tells us it
        is something being served in the Muslim Paradise,[17] but if you
        claim the potential health risk of alcohol was enough to cause
        its prohibition, why not also ban the drinking of milk which is
        potentially more harmful due to most of the world's population,
        past[18] and present,[19][20] not being biologically designed to
        digest milk? 
     4. If life is a test, isn't banning alcohol in Muslim countries the
        same as interfering in Allah's affairs?
     5. Muhammad claimed Zamzam (Islamic holy water) is miraculous and
        it could heal any disease.[21] So why does it contain arsenic
        levels three times the legal limit, high levels of nitrate, and
        other potentially harmful bacteria?[22] Does Allah want to
        poison his followers?
     6. The Qur'an says Allah cannot have a son without a consort,[23]
        yet claims Mary had a son without a consort.[24] Is this not
        limiting Allah's omnipotence,[25] and why is Mary capable of
        doing something Allah cannot?
     7. Is Allah the god of the Old Testament?
     8. 1 of Allah's 99 names translates as the Deceiver.[26] Why would
        you believe in any such deity?
     9. Why does almost every description of Allah also equal
        non-existence? (i.e. incorporeal, immaterial, ineffable,
        unfathomable, incomprehensible, etc.)
    10. If no one has seen Allah,[27][28] its sex cannot be determined.
        Why do you still address it[27][28] as a male?
    11. Why would Allah have to bribe his followers[29][30] by promising
        them loot?
    12. Would you trust a political party which does not allow
        ex-members to speak out? If not, why would you trust Islam, and
        why should anyone convert to a religion which kills[31]
        apostates and does not[31][32] allow criticism?
    13. Why do so many people still leave
        Islam[33][34][35][36][37][38][39][40][41] even though they
        receive death threats for doing so?
    14. Why is there "no compulsion" in religion when the punishment for
        apostasy, both "normal" apostasy and "treason",[42] is death?
    15. Classic Arabic is missing vowels and dots. If the Qur'an is the
        "words of God" only in its original language, why didn't Allah
        reveal it in a language that was fully developed? 
    16. There are only 150 million native Arabic speakers in the world
        today.[43] Why did Allah not reveal the Qur'an in a language
        more widely spoken on earth such as English[44] (350 million),
        Mandarin[45] (800 million), Spanish[46] (358 million), Hindi[47]
        (200 million) or Russian[48] (160 million)?
    17. Why is Arabic only difficult to understand or translate when a
        non-Muslim criticizes the Qur'an? And why do Muslims claim
        critics mis-translate words when it is often their own scholars
        and their most authoritative Arabic to English dictionaries[26]
        that confirm otherwise?
    18. There are many Arabic dialects such as Egyptian, Gulf, Eastern
        Arabic, Maghrebi and dozens of others.[49] Which one did Allah
        want us to use to interpret the Qur'an?
    19. Muslims believe that our body parts will testify our sins in the
        hereafter.[50][51] Is that true for donated body parts as well?
    20. If circumcision is a command from Allah, shouldn't it be
        mentioned in the Qur'an? And why did Allah not create us
        circumcised if he wants us that way?
    21. Why does Allah forbid silk for men?[52] Why does he care what
        clothing material you have on? 
    22. Why does Allah care what type of clothes you wear when going on
        Hajj? (namely the ihram)
    23. Why do some Muslims ridicule the Old Testament rendition of
        Eve's creation, when the Qu'ran[53][54] also tells us that she
        was made from Adam, and Sahih hadith[55][56] tell us it was
        specifically from Adam's rib?
    24. Isn't making all women menstruate, suffer pregnancy and become
        stupid as a punishment for Eve's transgressions in the
        garden[57] (a view which is confirmed by the Qur'an and sahih
        hadith)[58] a little sexist? What about Adam? He ate the fruit
    25. Why does Allah mostly target Muslim majority countries[59] in
        major earthquakes? If this is a test of faith, doesn't the
        indiscriminate killing of innocent women and children make him
        unworthy of worship? 
    26. While non-Muslims provide most of the aid after a natural
        disaster, Allah does nothing. Does he abandon his people on
        purpose and wish to humiliate them?
    27. Why doesn't Allah prevent Mosques from being desecrated during
        earthquakes in Muslim countries?
    28. Allah tells you not to take non-Muslims as “friends and
        protectors”.[60][61][62] So why do Muslims accept aid from
    29. Kashmir is divided between India, Pakistan, and China. Why did
        Allah destroy the Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir[63] rather
        than the Hindu and Buddhist majority regions in the 2005
    30. Fatimah was born 5 years after Hijra. Muhammad married Khadijah
        when he was 25 and she was 40. Muhammad claimed prophet hood
        when he was 40, therefore Khadijah would have been 60 when she
        gave birth to Fatimah. Isn't this a miracle?
    31. Little children may believe in Cinderella talking to birds and
        mice and stuff. What makes you smarter than a child if you
        believe that Suleiman, as the Qur'an says,[64] was talking to
    32. The Qur'an says the Earth is like a rug.[65][66][67] No one has
        ever seen a spherical rug. Why did Allah not use the word
        "Kurah" (Arabic for spherical) before the word "Earth" like all
        Arabic texts do today? 
    33. Why is it that every year Muslims on opposite sides of Earth
        can't agree when Ramadan starts? Did Allah use outdated
        astronomical calculations because he thought the Earth was flat?
    34. Why do Muslims pray to the East (or West) when the shortest
        distance to Mecca is through the Earth (if you want to go
        through the earth) or through the poles (if you want to travel
        along the surface)?
    35. A Muslim must pray facing Mecca, and to pray with their back to
        Mecca would be sacrilegious. From a flat-earth viewpoint, this
        makes sense. But the earth is spherical, so if you pray facing
        Mecca, you also have your back to Mecca at the same time (and
        vice-versa). How do you explain this?
    36. After death, non-Muslims will be tortured by a bald snake.[68]
        Is it the same snake from the Egyptian myths (Apep)?
    37. Is it fair that (according to multiple sahih hadith) on the Day
        of Resurrection Allah will spare you from hell-fire by allowing
        you to throw Jews and Christians into hell[69][70][71] instead?
    38. Every non-Muslim who died before Islam was "revealed during
        their time-period/region" is in Hell (this includes Muhammad's
        parents).[72][73] Why were they never given a chance?
    39. If Hijab and niqab is (Islamically) good for society, why are
        there so many homosexuals in the Arabian peninsula?
    40. Does Allah really want homosexuals to be put to
        death[74][75][76] for expressing what they feel, often against
        what they wish they felt?
    41. Muslim men are allowed to practice al-'Azl (withdrawing the
        penis before ejaculation during sexual intercourse) with female
        slaves and POW.[77][78] What about doing this with male slaves?
    42. The Ka'aba was destroyed at least twice after Muhammad's
        death.[79] Why didn't Allah send birds to protect the Ka'aba
    43. The Black Stone in the Ka'aba has been struck and smashed by a
        stone fired from a catapult,[80] it has been smeared with
        excrement,[81] stolen and ransomed by the Qarmatians,[82] and
        smashed into several fragments.[83][84] Why did Allah not
        protect this important 'holy' stone from desecration and damage?
    44. Why do Muslims follow the pre-Islamic pagan practice of circling
        the Ka'aba (Tawaf)?
    45. Do you think it's strange that Judaism and Christianity (the
        religions of those who are considered People of the Book) do not
        practice ritual circumambulation (e.g. circling the Ka'aba) to
        please God, but pre-Islamic Arab Paganism and Hinduism and
        Buddhism (religions older than Islam and accused by Islam of
        “paganism”) do practice ritual circumambulation?
    46. Why do you have to circumambulate the Ka'aba seven times?[85]
        Why not just once? Why not eight or six times? And why only in a
        counter-clockwise[85] direction?
    47. Whenever royalty or important persons come to the Ka'aba,
        security give them a special place for prayer in the hateem. Why
        is there such inequality at the Ka'aba?
    48. There are hundreds of cleaners at the Ka'aba who regularly clean
        away pigeon droppings. If the Masjid al-Haram is truly holy, why
        does Allah allow birds to defile it?
    49. If Muhammad was illiterate, why does Sahih Hadith such as
        Bukhari say he used to write letters?[86]
    50. According to many Muslims, literary excellence proves divine
        inspiration, so was Shakespeare or Virgil divinely inspired too?
    51. Why are men permitted to have four wives[87] but women are only
        allowed one husband?
    52. Why is having four wives permitted but having five wives is
    53. Why do many Muslim women disagree with their husband getting a
        second wife even though Allah has allowed up to four wives?
    54. Do you think its right that a man can divorce for any reason (by
        pronounces "talaq" three times)[88] but a woman has to plead her
        case before a judge?
    55. A Muslim male is allowed to have sex with up to four wives,[87]
        his concubines, his slaves,[89][90] and with POW.[78] How do you
        feel about your religion permitting men to practice pre-marital
        sex, adultery, rape, and polygamy? Do you think any of this is
    56. Why does Islam ban adoption?[91][92] What's so evil about
    57. It has been recorded in a sahih hadith that Muhammad said a
        woman should suckle a grown man in order to stay in the same
        house alone.[93] Is that good advice?
    58. Why does Allah allow[94] and even encourage (through Muhammad's
        example)[95] marriage between cousins? Does he not know it
        causes genetic disorders[96][97] in offspring?
    59. Why can a woman on her period[98] not touch the Qur'an?
    60. A woman cannot pray to her creator for a quarter of the time
        because she is "dirty".[98] How do you feel about that?
    61. Women are not permitted to practice polygamy, men are.[87] Women
        are not permitted to have have pre-marital/extra-marital sex
        with slaves and POW,[99] men are. Women are not permitted to
        beat their marital partners, men are.[100] A male inherits twice
        that of a female[101] And the testimony of a women in court is
        worth half that of a man's testimony.[102] Considering these
        rules set out by the Qur'an, how can you possibly claim Islam
        stands for equality between the sexes?
    62. Do you think its okay that Muhammad beheaded a whole tribe (banu
        qurayza)[103] as if they were all guilty? Is it morally
        acceptable that even kids with traces of pubic hair[104][105]
        were killed?
    63. Why do some of you condemn an ordinary person for engaging in
        pedophilia, but when your prophet does it,[106] you make up
        excuses and even defend his actions?
    64. Why does Muhammad's ascension story sound so strikingly similar
        to Jesus' ascension? Could it have been a copy-cat story?
    65. Why is the Qur'an full of verses that say "Muhammad is not
        crazy"?[107][108][109] Why did so many people accuse Muhammad of
        being crazy?
    66. Since many of Muhammad's own family members did not believe
        him,[110] why should we?
    67. How do you know whether or not Muhammad suffered from
        schizophrenia, narcissism, or Attention-deficit hyperactivity
    68. Why do some of you claim sex is only allowed with girls who have
        had their first menses, when the Qur'an allows sex with
        pre-pubescent[111] girls?
    69. Lina Medina (born September 27, 1933, in Ticrapo, Peru), had her
        menarche at age 8 months.[112] So is it okay to have sex with an
        8 month old baby?
    70. Is sex between a 53 year old man and a 9 year old girl, immoral
        or moral? 
    71. The most authentic hadith collections, like Sahih
        Bukhari,[113][114] Sahih Muslim,[115][116] and Abu
        Dawud[117][118] confirm that Muhammad fornicated with a 9 year
        old. So does Tabari.[119][120] So why do some Muslims ignore or
        deny this?
    72. Why do you say there's no compulsion in religion even though the
        hadith says[121] you should hit kids who don't pray?
    73. Do you think it's appropriate that gay princes and slave
        murderers are custodians of the two holy mosques?[122]
    74. Modern Muslims have religious conflict with: Hindus in Kashmir;
        Christians in Nigeria, Egypt, and Bosnia; atheists in Chechnya;
        Baha'is in Iran; Animists in Darfur; Buddhists in Thailand; each
        other in Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen; Jews in Israel; Why
        is Islam involved in more sectarian and religious conflicts than
        any other religion today? In fact, why is Islam the only
        religion in conflict with every single one of today's major
        world religions?
    75. To this day there is sectarian conflict between Sunnis and
        Shi'ites in Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen and Pakistan. Did Allah plan
    76. In Islam, Muhammad is given the honor of being the uswa hasana.
        He is viewed as "the perfect model of conduct for all Muslims,"
        and Allah asserts his morality as being “sublime”.[123] So what
        crime exactly has Osama bin Laden committed which Muhammad did
    77. Unlike Muhammad,[106] Osama bin Laden is not a known pedophile.
        Doesn't this mean that the world's most notorious terrorist is
        in fact a more moral man than the founder of Islam?
    78. Why are Muslims often concerned about Palestinian Muslims but
        not about Iraqis, Yemenis, Sudanese and Pakistanis who get
        butchered by fellow Muslims?
    79. Al-Quds (القُدس Jerusalem) is not once mentioned directly in the
        Qur'an.[124] So why make such scriptural contentions?
    80. Islam makes many prophecies about the end of times, but why are
        none of the modern technologies prophecized?
    81. How much of a god is Allah who made 128,000 failed prophets and
        then Muhammad with a final message?
    82. People such as Nostradamus,[125] Isaac Newton,[126] and
        Einstein[127] had many prophecies so were they divinely inspired
    83. Why did Allah make the Islamic holy day Friday, the Jewish holy
        day Saturday, and the Christian holy day Sunday?
    84. Why does Allah prefer sending scriptures to desert regions of
        the world?
    85. Why does the Qur'an only speak about religions which were
        prevalent in Arabia at the time of its revelation? Why are there
        no Dharmic or Taoic religions mentioned?
    86. The Qur'an never says the physical scriptures of the previous
        revelations were corrupted, only their interpretations. So why
        does the Qur'an contradicts the message of the Bible?
    87. Early Islamic scholars such as Ibn al-Layth, Ibn Rabban, Ibn
        Qutayba, Al-Ya'qubi, Al-Tabari, Al-Baqillani, Al-Mas'udi, and
        Al-Bukhari[128][129] confirm that the Taurat and Injil were not
        physically corrupted. So why is belief to the contrary so
        prevalent among todays Muslims?
    88. Why did Allah not (as most Muslims claim) protect Christianity
        or Judaism from "corruption"? If he couldn't get it right the
        first two times, why is Islam any different?
    89. If you believe previous scriptures were corrupted because Allah
        was "testing" humans or he expected humans to look after their
        scriptures, doesn't that negate his omnipotence? 
    90. Muhammad's father was named Abdallah (meaning Allah's slave).
        Since Muhammad's father was a pagan, aren't you simply following
        a modified pagan religion?
    91. The Qur'an says faces will turn black if the person is a sinner,
        and the face will turn white if the person is not.[130][131] In
        the light of this, what will happen to black people?
    92. Muslims always attack the Christian concept of Original sin and
        the Hindu/Buddhist concept of Karma. So how do you explain
        innocent children being born with Aids or being born deformed?
        Is it "Allah's will" to make innocent children suffer? Does he
        think its funny to create Hermaphrodites and Schizophrenics?
    93. Why does the Qur'an discuss extinct religions such as
        Sabians,[132] while ignoring major religions such as Buddhism?
    94. The Qur'an claims the New Testament is a book given to Jesus
        (Qur'an 5.46). However, in reality, it consists of books by
        Jesus' followers. Why make such an obvious flaw?
    95. There are many monotheistic religions before Islam (such as
        Judaism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism), and after Islam (such
        as Yazdânism and Sikhism), so what is wrong with them
    96. When Allah fooled the Jews (and eventually the Christians) into
        thinking Jesus was crucified on the cross,[133] was Allah being
        a Deceiver?
    97. Why did Allah wait 600 years to tell the Christians and Jews
        that Jesus did not really die on the cross?
    98. Instead of simply saying 'Jesus didn't get resurrected', why did
        Allah not prove Jesus was not resurrected to avoid more than two
        billion mislead Christians?
    99. If people truly have free will why does the Islamic Shari'ah
        prevent people from executing it?
   100. Why is listening to music under most circumstances forbidden in
        Islam?[134][135][136] Or why can Muslims not agree on its
        permissibility? Isn't Islam supposed to be clear?
   101. People date in order to find out the character of a possible
        spouse. So why does Allah forbid dating?
   102. Why has Allah forbidden taking pictures,[137][138] and why do so
        many Muslims ignore this command?
   103. Why does Allah care whether or not you sleep on your stomach?
   104. Fifty percent of men worldwide have had extra-marital sex. So,
        in theory, do half the men on earth deserve to be stoned or
   105. Why does Allah want you to trim your mustache and grow your
        beard?[139][140] Why is he preoccupied with such trivial things?
   106. Why in Islam is it forbidden to touch a dog but not a rat, when
        rats are much more dirty?
   107. Why does Allah recommend you to dye your hair?[141] Why on earth
        would an omnipotent deity care what color your hair is?
   108. Why is alcohol based mouthwash forbidden? Can people absorb
        enough alcohol through the skin to get drunk?
   109. Why is talking to the non-mahram opposite gender forbidden
        according to Islam?
   110. Why does Allah hate[142] tattoos, and why has he
        forbidden[143][144] it?
   111. Why according to Islam should dogs[145] (especially black
        ones)[146][147] be killed?
   112. Why would Allah care about which foot[148] we enter the toilet
        with, and why does he care about which shoe we put on first?
   113. Why did Allah forbid the playing of chess[149][150] and
        masturbation? Aren't these things healthy?
   114. Why does Allah care whether you use even or odd numbers of
        toilet paper or stones[151][152] in the loo?
   115. Why would an omnipotent deity care which hand[153] you use to
   116. Why does Allah want Muslims (if not the entire world) to follow
        7th[154] century Shari'ah law?
   117. If there truly is science in the Qur'an, why didn't Maurice
        Bucaille[155] convert to Islam?
   118. Other religions claim to have scientific miracles too, so
        wouldn't this mean that the Islamic argument is void?
   119. Why do alleged claims of compatibility between the Qur'an and
        science only come after the scientific discovery is made?
   120. If Muslims trust Muhammad, why not use his recommended medicines
        (mentioned in numerous sahih hadith) such as camel
        urine[156][157] rather than western products?
   121. Muhammad said if you eat seven dates every morning, no poison
        can harm you.[158][159] Does that include protection against
        Anthrax, Arsenic and Cyanide?
   122. If the Qur'an and Hadith are full of science (as Muslims claim)
        why did the owners of these scriptures not invent computers,
        TVs, spaceships, helicopters, ipods, satellites, birth control
        pills, vaccination for smallpox, telephones, radios, light
        bulbs, microchips, CDs, playstations, refrigerators, microwaves,
        stainless steel, plastic, x-rays, polio-vaccine, anti-biotics,
        heart-transplants, DNA studies etc?
   123. Most claims of scientific achievements made by followers of
        Islam during the so-called "Golden Age" (for example; all 20
        inventions mentioned by Paul Vallely) have been either refuted
        or shown to have been greatly exaggerated. How do you feel about
   124. Why doesn't Allah find a way to refute human evolution?
   125. Muhammad said that black cumin cures all diseases except
        death.[160][161] Can it cure AIDS, Polio, Diabetes and Bird Flu
        among many others?
   126. Muslims do not know what the Qur'an verse "Alif Lam Mim" means.
        So what was the point of putting it in the Qur'an?
   127. If the Taurat and Injil were "perfect" and agreed with todays
        Qur'an but are now corrupted, then why did Allah declare "today
        i have perfected your religion"?[162] Were the previous
        revelations sent on other days not perfect? 
   128. Caliph Uthman had all different copies of the Qur'an
        destroyed,[163] so how do you know that his version is the
        correct one?
   129. Muslims claim no-one can produce a single chapter like the
        Qur'an, but is there anything extraordinary, for example, about
        chapter 108[164] and its three short ayahs?
   130. The earliest found Qur'an did not have diacritical marks,[165]
        so how can you say the Qur'an is uncorrupted?
   131. Is it possible to open a random page in the Qur'an and not find
        a verse of violence in there?
   132. If Allah knows everything, why did he make the Qur'an so
        ambiguous? Did he just want Muslims to spend their spare time
        trying to figure out its meanings? 
   133. Why does the Qur'an repeat the same things over and over and
   134. Why do you claim the Bible is corrupt but at the same time
        proclaim Muhammad is mentioned in the Bible? 
   135. If you believe only parts of the Bible have been corrupted, how
        do you differentiate between the good and the bad? Don't you
        think arbitrarily choosing whatever verses suit your argument is
        intellectually dishonest?
   136. According to Muslims, Jesus never said he was the son of God. So
        why is "son of Mary" explicitly added whenever anyone addresses
        him?[166][167][168][169][170] Are they telling Jesus something
        he doesn't already know?
   137. Does Allah really want the children of adulterers to grow up
        without their parents because they need to be executed?
   138. Does Allah really think public whipping is the most enlightened
        way to deal with those who have sex before marriage?
   139. Instead of the outdated method of four witnesses to adultery,
        why not just use DNA samples which non-Muslims invented?
   140. Would you accept your husband's right hand possessions (sex
        slaves) in your home?
   141. Why doesn't the Qur'an actually say there are 5 declarations of
        faith? Did Muslims make these things up?
   142. In the 7th century some Arab guy flew on a winged horse to
        Heaven and was told by God everyone needed to bow towards a
        cubical in the Saudi desert 5 times. Why should we believe this?
   143. How do you know that the angel Muhammad was talking to was from
        Allah and was not Satan himself?
   144. Why does Allah curse people for plucking their eyebrows?
   145. Why does Allah love sneezing but hate yawning?[171] Didn't he
        know germs are spread via sneezing, while the body gets more
        oxygen when it yawns?
   146. Why did Allah turn sabbath breakers[172][173][174] into monkeys
        and pigs?
   147. Muhammad said that anyone who knows the 99 names of Allah will
        go to Heaven[175]. Does this apply to non-Muslims who believe
        Muhammad was a warmongering fraud and a pedophile? 
   148. Why did Muhammad[176] change Qiblah?
   149. The closer we get to the North and South poles,[177] the longer
        our days or nights become. They can eventually extend for up to
        several months each, making the fourth Pillar of Islam
        impossible to practice without starving yourself to death. Was
        Allah unaware of the poles and Eskimos?
   150. Why does Allah not accept[178][179] the prayer of someone who
   151. Why do Muslims build, or attempt to build, mega mosques in
        controversial places such as the London Olympic site,[180] the
        New York ground zero,[181] and outside the Vatican?
   152. Why do Muslims so often[182][183][184][185] go on a violent
        rampage after friday prayers?
   153. Muslims have to look down when they pray, because looking up
        towards "Heaven" during prayer will make them go
        blind.[186][187] Have you or anyone ever witnessed this
   154. Why can't you simply say in your head "thanks Allah" instead of
        praying to Allah with gestures that don't make any sense?
   155. How come all the Islamic messengers of the Qur'an come from the
        Middle East? There are still unreached Indigenous people today
        in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Oceania - is it fair Allah
        ignores them?
   156. The Qur'an[188] claims Satan misleads Muslims - so how can we
        trust Islamic scholars, or indeed any Muslim?
   157. Before reading and writing were invented (5000BC), what basis
        did Allah use to judge the people who died?
   158. Why do you deny the prophecies of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed,
        Bahá'u'lláh, and Rashad Khalifa?
   159. Michael H. Hart, the Jewish American author of "The 100: A
        Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History", claims the
        2 reasons he decided Muhammad deserved the number 1 spot was
        because of his success as a warlord,[189] and because he himself
        wrote the Qur'an and made-up all of Islam's theology and
        laws.[190] Do you agree with these claims? If not, do you still
        feel proud of his placing?
   160. Why do Muslim apologists claim the hijab is only cultural when
        critics point out that it is oppressive to women, but then claim
        it is a religious obligation when governments attempt to ban it?
   161. If women observing hijab is deemed by Islamic logic necessary to
        prevent a woman arousing lust in a man, why are men also not
        enjoined to wear a burqa to prevent women and homosexuals from
        lusting after them?
For Sunnis

     1. Why didn't Muhammad appoint a leader before his death to avoid
        Shi'ites and other sects splitting up from Sunnis?
     2. Why do some of you try to distance yourself from Salafis (or
        "Wahhabis") in front of non-Muslims, when they are the most
        pious Sunni Muslims? Are you ashamed of the Salaf (first 3
        generations of Muslims)?
     3. Why do you criticize Shi'ites for Mut'ah when Sunnis practice
        Misyar which is essentially the same thing?
     4. If Shi'ites are wrong, why did Allah allow Ali and his Shi'ite
        army to defeat the Sunnis at three separate battles of Bassorah,
        Siffin and Nahrawan?
For Shi'ites

     1. If Allah wanted Ali to be the substitute after Muhammad, why did
        he fail in his plan?
     2. Why do some of you slice children's foreheads with a blade on
        Ashura? Isn't this child abuse?
For Ahmadis

     1. Which death is more humiliating for a prophet of Islam; being
        crucified or dying of diarrhea in a public toilet?
     2. Why do you claim there are 200 million of you when in reality
        there are only 10 million Ahmadis worldwide?
     3. Considering Ahmadis believe only they are true Muslims, does it
        surprise you that you've been declared non-Muslims by Muslims
        the world-over?
For Baha'is

     1. Two alternative Baha'i organizations have been sued by the
        Baha'i Faith organization for using the word "Baha'i" to
        describe their beliefs. That's like the Catholic Church suing
        Protestants for calling themselves "Christians". Do you agree
        that this makes your faith look ridiculous and petty?
     2. You believe that eventually all people and nations should come
        under the theocratic rule of the infallibly inspired Baha'i
        Universal House of Justice. How is this any different than the
        Caliphate and Shari'ah?
     3. In the Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book) Baha'u'llah limits the
        number of wives to 2, but he had 3 wives. Why believe in such a
     4. Bahá'u'lláh was a polygamist who allowed men to have up to 2
        wives, so why is polygamy forbidden by Baha'i law?
     5. In the Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book) Baha'u'llah commands that
        a thief should have a visible mark put on his forehead after the
        third offense. Why do you consider this man to be the greatest
        Manifestation of God?
     6. In the Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book) sodomy is forbidden. Why
        is this?
     7. Being such a new faith, you'd expect it to incorporate many
        liberal ideals. So why are homosexual relationships forbidden
        and homosexuality seen as a handicap that should be treated? Was
        Baha'u'llah a homophobe?
     8. Abdu'l Baha and Shoghi Effendi are both infallible, so why can't
        they decide if Confucius was or was not a Manifestation?
     9. You believe all the greatest faiths founded by Manifestations
        differ only in non-essential aspects of their doctrines. Even a
        cursory glance at the doctrines of the major world religions
        will tell you this is false. So why do you believe this?
    10. If Baha'u'llah is the apex of all previous Manifestations, why
        can't he walk on water or split the moon?
    11. According to your faith, each Manifestation is more perfect than
        the previous one, but do you honestly believe Muhammad's
        teachings are superior to Christ's or Buddha's? 
    12. Why do you think Muhammad was so great, when his followers are
        killing you? Doesn't this suggest that there's something wrong
        with his teachings?
    13. Buddha was a monotheist and a prophet? 
    14. You believe Manifestations are all sinless. Moses, Abraham and
        others would disagree. Who are we to believe; them or your
        obscure beliefs? 
    15. In "Baha'u'llah and the New Era" (official Baha'i text) Abdu'l
        Baha ("Slave of Baha", the infallible guide and eldest son of
        Baha'u'llah) stated that the Kingdom of God would be established
        on earth by 1957. Where is it, and why has this statemant been
        removed from the 1970 republication?
    16. Bab declared Mirza Yahya (Baha'u'llah's brother) as his
        successor and presented Baha'u'llah as an inferior. Why do
        Baha'is suppress this fact?
    17. If Baha'is are so peaceful, why was the faith founded on
        violence and assassinations between supporters of Mirza Yahya
        and Baha'u'llah?
    18. You believe Christianity was perverted during the first century
        (as per Shoghi Effendi's claim). Isn't this hypocritical coming
        from a faith that suppresses source materials and revises the
        writings of deceased authors in futile attempts to make your
        beliefs match historical reality?
    19. Abdu'l Baha "excommunicated" practically all his closest
        relatives and deprived them of their income from Baha'u'llah's
        estate after his fathers death. Do you agree that your
        infallible guide was a cruel and heartless individual?
    20. Based on the example set by the infallible Abdu'l Baha,
        Covenant-breakers (heretics and apostates) are often treated
        unkindly and ostracized by other Baha'is. So what makes your
        faith any better than mainstream Islam?
For Qur'anists

     1. Why do you deny the hadith? Is it because you are ashamed of
        your prophet?
     2. Does it bother you that even without the hadith, the Qur'an
        sanctions pedophilia, domestic abuse, and many other crimes?
        Shouldn't you embrace your apostasy and get rid of the Qur'an?
     3. Why do some of you accept the hadiths that make Muhammad look
        good and reject the ones that make him look bad? Do you enjoy
        being intellectually dishonest? 
     4. The historical evidence for Muhammad is found in the hadith and
        sirat. If you do not accept these sources, how do you know your
        prophet ever existed?
     5. If you reject the hadith, you lose the whole context and order
        of the Qur'anic revelations. So is there no compulsion in
        religion or do you have to slay the idolaters wherever you find
     6. Why do you believe the Qur'an is the uncorrupted word of God,
        when the narrators of corrupted hadith are the same people who
        passed down the Qur'an?
     7. The Qur'an never explain how to offer salat. Who taught you how
        to pray?
     8. The Qur'an says there should be 3 daily prayers. Who told you to
        pray 5 times?
     9. The Qur'an mentions Abu Lahab. Without referencing "corrupted"
        hadith, please tell us who is he and why does Allah hate him? 
    10. Is it upsetting knowing that most Muslim thinks you follow an
        obscure cult and that you're a non-Muslim?
    11. One can be a Muslim their entire life without ever meeting a
        "Qur'anist". So why are there so many of you on the net?
    12. Why accuse the Sunnis and Shi'ites, who've been following hadith
        for 1000+ years, of innovation, when it's you who's the
    13. What did Muhammad look like? How many wives did he have and what
        were their names? What were the names of his children? How old
        was he when he first received his prophethood? When and how did
        he die? Do you even know anything about your prophet?
    14. Why do you accept the revelations given to someone who you know
        nothing about?
    15. Did you know that Rashad Khalifa was a lying pedophile and
    16. If you don't accept the history behind the compilation of the
        Qur'an, what makes it different from any other poorly written
        Medieval text? How do you know that (like The True Furqan) it's
        not an old parody?

ObombA did not win erection, Trotskite RINO Mitt Romney threw the
election.  -- Rush Limbaugh
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