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On the 17th of Ramadan of every year, Muslims celebrate Islam’s most blessed and most important day – the battle of Badr, which took place two years after Hijra. From the Muslims’ point of view, the battle symbolized the victory of what is the right (Haq) against what is wrong (Batel), the oppressed against the oppressors, the Muslims against the Kuffar; in short it symbolized the victory of Islam against the enemies of Allah. The Muslim army won the battle and Mohammed emerged as a rising leader in Arabia that every tribe should fear and respect- or else.

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“The house has a god committed to its protection”  --  Abdul Muttalib, 570 AD

This article sheds some light on chapter 105, otherwise known as ‘surat Al feel’ (Arabic for elephant) which is one of those short chapters at the end of the Quran. Being short, Muslims learn to read those chapters by heart so they can use them in their daily prayers. The entire chapter is dedicated to an event that allegedly took place in Arabia around 570 AD, the same birth year of Mohammed. This sura is another salient example that when the Muslims read the Quran, their brains automatically shut down.

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Being itself a collection of myths, it comes as no surprise that the Quran endorses various kinds of myths and folk tales. The existence of Jinn, Angels, the Jinx, the belief in magic and the random interpretation of dreams are only some of those fables endorsed by the Quran. None of this folklore was invented by Islam; they have been known by ancient nations for centuries. But humanity moved on and dismissed those as nonsense old folk-tales. However, it is impossible for Muslim societies to make such a forward move, because Allah’s words in the Quran have sanctified them as truth. So, as per Islam, there is nothing wrong with those myths; they are as real as their own existence. After all, Muslims believe there is nothing in the Quran that can be disputed or doubted, it is absolute truth.

This article focuses on the interpretation of dreams, based on my own experience in the Middle East. I suspect that other Muslim societies are no different as far as belief in such myths and nonsense is concerned.

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I can not be the only one who feels that we live in a very special time of human history. Our generation came to existence as the human civilization reached unprecedented levels of sophistication on all fronts of human achievements. In our time, people enjoy healthier and longer lives thanks to advanced medicine, which eradicated many killer diseases that took the lives of millions in the past. In our time, we refined our moral values. Slavery, which was a perfectly acceptable practice in the past, is now outlawed by all nations, who came together and introduced the human rights declaration.

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According to divine tradition, Allah sent Muhammad as a prophet to the Arabs. The Quran states in numerous verses (4, 5, 6) that Muhammad brought with him a divine scripture in clear Arabic tongue.

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