Are these the believers !?

Torch light
The believers are described in many sites in the Glorious Quran, like in the soora 8: 2-4

Quran 8: 2-4, which mean:
([God – be glorified – started to describe the believers:]

2. Those only are believers : who,

>> when God is mentioned [before them], their hearts conceive fear,

>> and when His revelations [of the Quran] are recited to them, it increases them in faith,

>> and in their Lord they put their trust [to preach the Islam religion.]

>> 3. [Those] who perform the prayers,

>> and expend [on the poor and the needy] out of what We have provided for them.

4. Such in truth are the believers; they have ranks before their Lord [in Paradise], and forgiveness [of their sins], and good provision [in Paradise.])

More explanation:

Hear the recitation of this marvelous soora:
Torch light
Here also is another description of the believers : in the Quran 23: 1-11, which mean:

(1. Successful indeed are the believers [in the Book and in the messenger of God.]

>> 2. Those who, in their prayers, are ‘humble and submissive’ [to God.]

>> 3. And who turn away from idle [or useless] talk.

>> 4. And are active a to give the Zakat [alms.]

>> 5. And they [men and women] guard their private parts.

6. Except before their wives or [the maidens] whom their right hands possess; then being not blameworthy.

7. But whosoever seeks after more than that; those – then – are the transgressors [of God's restrictions.]

>> 8. And those who faithfully observe their trusts and their covenants.

>> 9. And who observe their prayers.

10. These will be the heirs.

11. Who will inherit Paradise, to dwell therein forever.)

More essential explanation:

Here also is the recitation of these precious ayat of the Quran:
Torch light
The believers are also described in the same soora 23: 57-61, which mean:

(>> 57. Surely, those [believers] who fear [and] and dread [the punishment] of their Lord.

>> 58. And believe in their Lord’s revelations [that are in the Quran.]

>> 59. And associate not [anyone] with their Lord [in the worship.]

>> 60. And carry out their duties, with hearts fearful; they will surely return to their Lord [after their death.]

61. Such do hasten in [doing] every good work, and they outrace [others] for [Paradise.])

More valuable explanation:
Torch light
More description of believers in the Quran 2: 2-5, which mean:

(2. That [Quran ayat revealed before this aya, and] written [down by your companions on the parchment], whereof there is no doubt, guidance to ‘ those who ward off [God's punishment.]

>> 3. Who believe in the Unseen [which they don't perceive at present],

>> are steadfast in the [prescribed] prayers,

>> and they spend [on the poor and needy] out of what We have provided for them.

4. And who believe in

>> [the Quran and the statements of the Quran] that are revealed to you [ Mohammed],

>> and [in the heavenly scripture] that was revealed [to the prophets] before you,

>> and are certain of the Next Life.

5. These have guidance from their Lord. These are the successful [in the Next Life.])

Detailed explanation in this link:
Torch light
Another description of believers :

[God – be glorified – started to praise those who glorify and thank Him, and He said:]

Quran 25: 63-76, which mean:
(63. The [faithful] servants of [God] Most Gracious are those who walk upon the earth modestly; and when the ignorant address them [with improper words], they answer: "Peace [to you.]"

64. Who pass the night [obedient to God: one time] prostrate [in their prayers] to their Lord, and [another time] standing [to recite the opening soora of the Quran.]

65. And say [in their supplication]: "Our Lord, avert from us the doom of Hell [in the Next Life]; for surely its doom is an extreme loss."

66. It is the worst settlement [to those who dwell in it] and the worst abode [to those who reside in it.]

67. Who when they expend [out of their money]: neither do they squander nor are they stingy, but they make their expenditure between these [two extremes.]

68. And those who pray not another god, along with God, [to grant them their needs, and they worship none else than God];
And they kill not the [living] person that God has prohibited [his killing] save for the right [cause];
And they do not commit adultery.
For he who does such [bad deeds] shall face the penalty of his sins, [in the world of souls.]

69. Doubled shall be the chastisement for him on Doomsday, and he shall abide in that [chastisement] humiliated [and abased.]

[Then God – be glorified – excepted, out of these, the repentant, and He said:]
70. Excepting the one who repents [from his sin], believes [in his Lord] and works the righteous deeds; for God will change the evil [habits] of such [persons] into good, and God is Most Forgiving [to those who repent], Most Merciful [to those who regret.]

71. And whoever repents [from the words of association] and works the righteous [deeds, should] turn to God with a permanent repentance.

72. And [those] who do not bear false witness, and when they pass by [people talking and playing in] vain, they pass by ignoring all that.

73. And when they are reminded by the revelations of their Lord [if they are about to commit a disobedience], they fall not on [the disobedience, as does the hawk fall on its prey:] deaf [to listen to the admonition] and blind [of looking to the truth.]

74. And those who say [in their praying]: "Our Lord, grant us from our wives [sons] and [from] our seed [grandsons, and make them] a cause of delight [for us], and make us models to those who ward off [sins.]

75. These will be rewarded with a most beautiful building [in Paradise] because they endured patiently, and they will meet therein with greeting [of the angels] and [their] word of "Peace" to each other.

76. Abiding in [Paradise] forever. Happy indeed will it be [as] a settlement [in which to dwell] and [as] an abode [in which to reside.])

More valuable explanation here:
Torch light
Here is the beautiful recitation of these precious ayat of the Quran 25: 63-76
The God of the NT gathers those that have been abused before He gathers people that have 'worked' to gain favor,

Blessed are the poor in spirit:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek:
for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:
for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful:
for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart:
for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye,
when men shall revile you,
and persecute you,
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely,
for my sake.

The 200M angelic horsemen kill people based on them having 5 fingers rather than 6 on each hand. Is that racist?
Torch light
Points to be explained :

"The God of the NT"
There is only one God the Creator the Eternal.. if you mean Jesus Christ, he is not any god but only the righteous servant of God and His messenger.

Moreover, "the poor in spirit" .. "they that mourn" .. "the meek" .. "they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness" .. "the merciful" .. "the peacemakers" .. "they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake" ..

all such descriptions of such people are on condition they do such deeds for God's sake alone, and in the way of God alone seeking His good pleasure and not for any other purpose, or else they will not be rewarded.

E.g. if someone is meek or he suffers hunger and thirst while he is an idolater and associater, then he will not be rewarded

Another point worthy of explanation:
"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."
God cannot be seen, unless it is interpreted in this way: "they shall see God's paradise or they will meet God's reward and His good pleasure.

Also "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake."

This might have been altered .. which is like the Holy Tradition: i.e. something told about God by the expression and words of the messenger himself, not the words of God .. so it should be like this:
Jesus said: "God says: men will revile, persecute and say evil words against you, and you will be rewarded when all this suffering is for My sake, i.e. for God's sake."

In addition: "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
How can they be called as such while God has no children but all people as a whole are His servants and created beings, but they shall be called the 'righteous servants of God.'

Lastly, I don't know what are the "six fingers".. almost it is some fabricated words intermingled in the altered Heavenly Books.
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Torch light
Another description of believers :

Quran 49: 15, which means:
(The [true] believers [in fact] are only those who

>> believed in God and His messenger, and have never since doubted
b ,

>> and [then] have striven with their wealth and their persons in the cause of God;

such are the truthful
c .)
.................................................. .....................

15 b About their religion; i.e. they had not any doubt following their belief.

15 c In saying: “We have believed.”
Torch light
More description of believers and their excellent reward in the Next Life :

[About the praise of the pious who do charity, His saying – be glorified – was revealed in the
Quran 76: 5-22, which mean:]

(5. The charitable [in the life of the World] shall drink [in Paradise] a cup of wine mixed with the Kafoor [flavor.]

6. [Therein is] a [water-] spring of which the [righteous] servants of God shall drink [and in which they shall bathe], and make it gush out [as they please.]

7. [They who] fulfill their vowing [to God], and fear a day whereof the evil is wide-spreading [involving all disbelievers and the guilty.]

8. And they feed, for the love of [God], the needy, the orphan and the captive.

9. [Saying to them:] "We feed you only for the sake of God [and in His way]; we desire no recompense from you, nor gratitude."

10. "We fear of a day, from our Lord, which will be hard and tough."

11. So God averted them from the evil of that day [by admitting them into the Paradise of Refuge, and they did not remain on earth after their death], and let them have [in Paradise] beautiful scenic views and gladness.

12. And, on account of their perseverance, [God] recompensed them with a Garden [in which they dwelt] and silk [garments which they wore.]

13. Reclining in the [Garden] upon couches; they shall neither see therein sun [or heat] nor moon [or piercing coldness.]

14. [The trees giving] the shade thereof being close above them, and [the tree branches thereof, bearing] the fruit bow down meekly above them.

15. And there shall be passed, round about them, dishes of silver [in which food is put] and goblets [in which water is put; in the World such goblets were] transparent glass goblets.

16. Crystal [as if they were – and as the people of Paradise estimate –] of silver, according to their estimation.

17. And in the [Garden] they shall be given to drink [another] cup [of wine], which was mixed with ginger.

18. Therein is a [water] spring named Salsabiel.

19. And there will wait on [and attend] them immortal youths [who will not grow older.] When you [man] see them, you suppose them some pearls scattered about.

20. When you see [the prosperity of Paradise], you do see there a [perpetual] prosperity and a tremendous possession [which will never be demolished or disappear forever.]

21. There [will] be, on their [ethereal bodies], some green garments of fine silk and thick brocade;
and they [will] be adorned [on their wrists] with bracelets [which issued] from the silver [bracelets, which were in the life of the World];
and their Lord [will] give them to drink a purifying beverage.

22. [And it will be said to them:] "This [prosperity] was [prepared] for you as a recompense [of obeying your Lord’s commands]; and your striving [for God's good pleasure] is accepted and approved.")

More wonderful explanation in the link:
Torch light
This is a nice recitation of the marvelous soora 76

Here is also another beautiful recitation of this wonderful soora 76
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Mecca without Kaaba?

The etcher Gaspart Bouttats (1640-1695) lived in Antwerp. The Antwerp based publisher Jacques Peeters published in about 1690 a series of prints related to the Habsburg-Ottoman war (1683-1699) and the Ottoman Empire, with etchings by Gaspart Bouttats. This is the etching of Mecca.

The caption mentions: "A The tomb of Mahomet; B The place of washing; C The mosk where the thanksgiving is done and where some priests have their eyes cared for; D A caravan coming from Constantinople".

The artist has not been there. Sure, this is not a photograph. But the artist and the editor must have done some research, or must have interviewed people who had been there. Nevertheless, there is no Kaaba on this image. Typically, I do not find other views of Mecca dating from the 17th century. The absence of the Kaaba and the strange mosk functioning also as an eye clinic for priests, is the reason why I have put this image in my collections. Mecca without Kaaba?

On the other hand, Olfert Dapper in his "Nauwkeurige beschryving van Asie" ("Accurate description of Asia"), published in 1680 in Amsterdam, does mention the Kaaba as "a chapel in Mecca, the oldest place of veneration in the world, founded by Abraham". He says that in previous times the central cubic tower was surrounded by statues of gods, angels and prophets and also a statue of Abraham with lightnings in his hand. Olfert Dapper confirms the existence of the Kaaba in Mecca in the 17th century, but adds new riddles. Statues of gods, angels and prophets belong to the Ancient World, not to the Islamic Mecca. How does Olfert Dapper in 1680 knows about the Ancient World? About an Abraham who is like Jupiter? Do I have to apply my adjusted view on chronology?
Torch light
Why do some people cling to rare and improbable things, while they ignore facts and truths?

The Islam religion, and its central axis: the Quran, is the only present belief with pure "devotion to God alone without associate or son or peer" ..

this fact alone deserves that people should convert and embrace the Islam religion which is the last heavenly religion and the Quran is the last heavenly book, and its recent interpretation by Mohammed-Ali Hassan Al-Mahdi or Al-Hilly explains much about the Quran and the 'exclusive devotion to God alone'.

When we study the Quran, we see it entirely calls to God alone and to glorify God alone .. so that every verse (aya) cries with the name of God Most Gracious, Most Merciful, All-Mighty, All-Knowing ..etc, and that all the prophets and angels are His servants.

But because God does not like to guide all people including the wrong-doers among them, so most people refuse to submit themselves to God alone.

In addition, we believe in all the prophets and messengers of God without exception, like the exception of Jews who disbelieve in Jesus Christ and his apostles, and in Prophet Mohammed .. and like the exception of Christians who disbelieve in Prophet Mohammed.

Quran 3: 84-85, which mean:
(84. Say [Mohammed] "We believe
>> in God [alone, and we assign no associate with Him],
>> and in what [revelation] has been revealed to us,
>> and that revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, the Tribes [: sons of Prophet Jacob]
>> and the [books and miracles] which Moses and Jesus and [the revelations and proofs which] the prophets received from their Lord;

we make no discrimination between anyone of them, and to Him we have submitted [ourselves.]"

85. Anyone seeks any religion, other than the Islam, [his righteous work] will not be accepted from him [because the past religions have been altered],
and he shall, in the Next Life, be of those who lose [the prosperity of Paradise.]

More essential explanation in the link:
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