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Where's the Index?
on August 31, 2014
Review of Summarized Bukhari-Amazon 8-31-14
I'm surprised I haven't commented on this yet. One of the only reasons you'd want to get this book is to have the answer, in your own hands, to the question of whether or not Islam is a “religion of peace”.
I strongly urge you to get this book and read the article on jihad by Sheikh Abdullah bin Humaid. (and the others that follow it on “shirking”.)
The one major problem this “reference” book has is the fact that it's got no Index. That's right this “reference” book has no Index. (And not one bit of commentary.)
Another thing; the verses don't jibe with the nine volume original. Which I've had to get on disc.
I just heard a couple verses cited tonight attributed to the Bukhari, (Which is why I'm here making this comment. I wanted to see if anybody else had something to say about it.); “6924”; Which is the “I have been ordered to fight the people....” and “2977” which is the “I have been made victorious with terror”. Yet there is no verse with those numbers in the Summarized Bukhari. As a matter of fact you'll hear Bukhari quoted on the Internet yet will never be able to find the citation they quote in this Summarized Bukhari.
I'm looking at a printout from my CD version of the Book of Jihad: Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220. The one where it says “....and I have been made victorious with terror”.
Here we go. Found it: Page 608.
But....now I can't find Vol. 4 Bk 52 # 196; “I have been ordered to fight...”
Here's something interesting; I have a note in my book; “Where's 9 (84) 57?” Which is right at the top of a page I printed out on “I have been ordered...” Apparently there's no verse regarding “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him”.
Oh...here it is; in the Book of Jihad: “1294....if somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him. [4:260-O.B]”
Hmmm. I don't seem to have this problem finding verses in the Bible.
See what I mean?
It's frustrating and revealing at the same time. Frustrating because this was one of the books, along with those like Taha's Second Message, I got so that I could learn about and understand “this Islam thing”. And revealing when you compare it to the Bible.
It's also interesting because I had just finished Emmet Fox's The Sermon on the Mount when this book came in the mail.
And it was Humaid's article in this book that decided me, once and for all, as to whether Islam was indeed a “religion of peace”. From that moment on it as all about the word “compare”. Compare Jesus to Mo. Compare Islam to Christianity, Buddhism and Hebrew. Compare Christians handing out flyers for the Lord and those Muslim thugs in Dearborn who “stoned” the Christians handing out flyers for the Lord. AND compare Emmet Fox to Sheikh Abdullah bin Humaid.
And....to this day....nobody has been able to clear up the problem with the verses. And the publishers have never responded to my several queries regarding this and where I can find an Index to this “holy” book; one of the most confusing messes as far as “reference” books go that I've ever seen.
And one more thing:
Compare Humaid's “jihad” and Emmet Fox' Sermon on the Mount and tell me which one best represents a spirit of Love and “compassion”. And maybe you can tell me where “Love They Neighbor” is in Humaid's article AND the Bukhari. For some reason I seemed to have missed it.
And maybe you can tell me why, out of all the articles, out of all the words of pearly wisdom they could have put in this, “the most authentic and true among the books of the Prophet”, Humaid's article is the one they chose.
And maybe someone can tell me a little bit more about the General Manager of the publishing company, Dar Us Salam, Abdul Malik Mujahid. (What a name, huh? If there were ever someone who could win the “Appropriate Name” prize, this guy would be it!)
(And what's with Aisha washing out semen from the clothes of the prophet? What's up with that? Page 131 #172)