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Thanks

Thanks for your additions on that QHS page for Characteristics [1] and welcome to the site. --Axius (talk | contribs) 15:51, 17 August 2014 (PDT)

For your edit here, there's probably some others on that page that could also quality for what Allah thinks e.g.:
For the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are those who reject Him: They will not believe.
So I guess the other 'Allah' ones could be moved to the new section or, have all of them in one big section like we had before. Not sure which one is the best. --Axius (talk | contribs) 19:03, 18 August 2014 (PDT)
If these existing sections were renamed "Allah thinks...." they would lose much of their impact and they would be IMO pretty inaccurate. In Islam, Allah is the law. If he thinks something, then it simply is. So, to Muslims in general, it's not simply "Allah thinks Non-Muslims are the Worst of Creatures," it is literally "Non-Muslims are the Worst of Creatures". --Sahab (talk) 13:48, 20 August 2014 (PDT)

I agree with Sahab, but we do also write for non-Muslims who do not understand that "what Allah thinks" is equal to "it is". A line to explain this would help. Non-Muslims will look for the literal text. I will work on this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by PW. Jansen (talkcontribs) (Remember to sign your comments)

Ok we wont do it then. I'm also thinking its difficult to decide what the difference is for the verses where Allah thinks and where its the other case so yes, just keep it like that. Could you re-adjust the verses to flow with the rest of the content? --Axius (talk | contribs) 19:41, 20 August 2014 (PDT)
Jansen, you seemed to have missed the message above this one where Axius suggests that you replace the page to its original format (i.e. "Non-Muslims are.."). But, never-mind, I have done that myself.
As I noted on my edit summaries, no need for adding * before a repeated verse because there will already be several QHS pages that repeat the same verses. But this is not a problem and does not need to be pointed out if the section that it is being repeated in focuses on a different aspect of those same verses. Another point you seemed to have missed is that your additions (worded as they are) have little to do with the subject matter of the page. Rather than remove them completely, I have moved them (with a few changes) to a more suitable page[2]. --Sahab (talk) 10:14, 22 August 2014 (PDT)

Leap year

All I understood is that altering months of a calendar is forbidden. That is the Ramadan calendar. Which calendar is used for agriculture, the 365 days one? Is the gap of 10 or 11 days because of that leap year day (Feb 29)? Saggy (talk) 06:24, 20 August 2014 (PDT)

hi PW. Jansen, regarding this I'll reply here for continuity. Is there a Quranic verse for the calender issue? That could be used in the Scientific errors in the Quran article. In any case there could be a separate article on this. There could be information from Wikipedia lunar year and/or Islamic calendar (History section). --Axius (talk | contribs) 07:36, 20 August 2014 (PDT)

Thanks, I am not that familiar with the Wiki communication features so something may be rather inefficient. The Koranic verse here is 9:37: Verily the transposing (of a prohibited month) is an addition to Unbelief: the Unbelievers are led to wrong thereby: for they make it lawful one year, and forbidden another year, in order to adjust the number of months forbidden by Allah and make such forbidden ones lawful. The evil of their course seems pleasing to them. But Allah guideth not those who reject Faith.
Traditionally the Arab added a month every so many years to synchronize sun and moon calendar. This a rather coarse way but sun and moon calendar don't get out of synch completely like is the case now. see: http://islam.about.com/cs/calendar/a/hijrah_calendar.htm for the current one. For the older one e.g. http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/20837003?uid=3737536&uid=2&uid=4&sid=21104072781421 (PW. Jansen)

I read the link. So the old Arab calendar was replaced by a strict lunar calendar hence there is shortfall of 10 or 11 days from the 365-day year. Now can you clarify the error you found? Are you saying that a leap year situation should have been considered? And when, while creating this lunar calendar? Saggy (talk) 02:39, 21 August 2014 (PDT)

Hi, My point is that Muhammad does not understand what it is for, and now the Muslims have to use two calendars, one for Ramadan (the lunar calendar imposed by Muhammad) and one for agriculture ( the solar calendar). Quote from PDF:Calendars are basically of two types: lunar or non-lunar. Lunar calendars have months based on the cycle of the phases of the moon (the synodic month, ca. 29.53 days). Twelve lunar months will total an average of about 354 days and are thus roughly 11 days shorter than the true solar (tropical or sidereal) year of 365.2422 days. Most of the nations of the ancient world used lunisolar calendars, where the difference between the lunar and the solar year is compensated by periodically intercalating a thirteenth month. Non-lunar calendars are based on notional "months" with a fixed number of days and make no attempt to keep pace with the phases of the moon. Link: https://cmes.uchicago.edu/sites/cmes.uchicago.edu/files/uploads/Middle%20Eastern%20Calendars.pdf

We cant accuse Muhammad in the Scientific Errors in Qur'an article. The calendar clearly has some tiff. But it is a case of lack of explanation which Ax had said is not a scientific error. So if it is not meant for that article (decide), I have another place in the making WikiIslam:Sandbox/Logical Errors and Other Issues in the Qur'an. I think you should insert your point, with the verse. Saggy (talk) 07:34, 25 August 2014 (PDT) For the boats, there is 31:31 already at the bottom of the sc. errors article. But i think the most blatant is 17.066 and 42:32 upto 34. So u may add them over there. Saggy (talk) 07:55, 25 August 2014 (PDT) You can check for more errors in User:Saggy/Sandbox - Issues with Quran and Hadith. They are pending review. Saggy (talk) 08:05, 25 August 2014 (PDT)

"Pray to Muhammad"

Hi Jansen. I've removed the "Pray to Muhammad" section you added to "Qur'an, Hadith and Scholars:Islamic Theology". There were several problems:

1. The page is about Islamic theology, not Allah. Your comment about "One wonders, who answers Allah's prayers," shifts the focus from Muslim beliefs onto Allah's characteristics.

2. There is a big difference between "sending blessings" onto someone and praying to someone. A quick Google search brings up some interesting stuff, e.g. [3]. Without reading anything about it, it is common sense to most, even outside an Islamic perspective, that being "blessed by God/gods" does not equate to being prayed to by God/gods. I've also heard this argument before. In fact others have tried to add it here and there in the past and it has always been removed. It is not an accurate criticism of Allah/Islam so does not belong here.

3. Even if we accepted the argument, we would not word it in the way you did. We try to approach things in a professional manner, so the sarcastic tone is not welcome.

I'm not on here very often now, but if you have any questions, I'll gladly answer them when I can. Thanks. --Sahab (talk) 21:26, 20 August 2014 (PDT)

Okay I get it. I was confused by a Dutch translation which said literally "prayers of blessing" and I thought it depended on the translation. The verse is (IMHO) relevant because explains why Muslims refer to prophet Muhammad with pbuh.--PW. Jansen (talk) 17:31, 21 August 2014 (PDT)

No it is not relevant. That page is there to explain some of the major theology so people better understand how Muslims approach their texts (Qur'an, Hadith and Sunnah). Something as insignificant as the use of (PBUH) does not qualify. In fact that verse on its own explains little. All it says it to respect him, but a religious group being told to respect its founder is hardly illuminating. --Sahab (talk) 10:28, 22 August 2014 (PDT)

New additions/reviews

I have made a section Changes in calendar in my sandbox. You might want to add all that comes to your mind from the forbidden 1 month to the leap year day. I listed more errors. if you find them correct, we will tell admins to add them.
(Addition Jansen: I presume this was said by User:Saggy/Sandbox - Issues with Quran and Hadith at 03:14, 29 August 2014 by WikiIslam user ) I would add that because of this change Ramadan shifts every year, 10 to 11 days earlier, and keeps shifting. And because of this change Muhammad made Muslims needed a separate calendar for agriculture. FYI I have no knowledge of the Hadith, I have a manuscript on the morals of Muhammad as comes forward in the Qur'an, and was not focused on scientific errors.
I found these missing about the sky Link

17:92 "Or thou cause the sky to fall in pieces, as thou sayest (will happen), against us; or thou bring Allah and the angels before (us) face to face:
22:65 Seest thou not that Allah has made subject to you (men) all that is on the earth, and the ships that sail through the sea by His Command? He withholds the sky (rain) from failing on the earth except by His leave: for Allah is Most Kind and Most Merciful to man.
26:187 "Now cause a piece of the sky to fall on us, if thou art truthful!"
31:10 He created the heavens without any pillars that ye can see; He set on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you; and He scattered through it beasts of all kinds. We send down rain from the sky, and produce on the earth every kind of noble creature, in pairs. (You might be tempted to use the last one as nonsense on "pairs" but I found translations differ widely on this point.)
50:6 Do they not look at the sky above them?- How We have made it and adorned it, and there are no flaws in it?
52:44 Were they to see a piece of the sky falling (on them), they would (only) say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"

Together with the ones already in there are so many it deserves a separate header. Add them to your page or to the Scientific errors page?

About the flat earth, the following are missing on the scientific errors page:
13:3 And it is He who spread out the earth, and set thereon mountains standing firm and (flowing) rivers: and fruit of every kind He made in pairs, two and two: He draweth the night as a veil o'er the Day. Behold, verily in these things there are signs for those who consider!
15:19 And the earth We have spread out (like a carpet); set thereon mountains firm and immovable; and produced therein all kinds of things in due balance.
51:48 And We have spread out the (spacious) earth: How excellently We do spread out!
79:30 notice how much the translations differ:
YUSUFALI: And the earth, moreover, hath He extended (to a wide expanse);
PICKTHAL: And after that He spread the earth,
SHAKIR: And the earth, He expanded it after that.
Again: Add them to your page or to the Scientific errors page? --PW. Jansen (talk) 00:07, 7 September 2014 (PDT)

When replying, add one colon before you start the paragraph. If there is already somebody else's reply, every next reply must add one more colon. No need to write your name in the first sentence. You don't need any special knowledge of hadith. Just start reading and searching them for any topic. About sky: I think 22:65 should be in the same sky section but not Yusuf ali's words. Pickthall and shakir are correct because they dont write "rain" and it is not in the Arabic text. "Pillars" and "A piece of sky can fall on them" is present. Adding the same verses if they dont strengthen the article? Not sure but I was discouraged from doing it. Some sections will have a rolling list of verses. There is variety in the added sky verses so that each of them strengthen the claim of sky being a solid dome over earth. Flat Earth and the Quran article has most of the flat verses with Arabic word meanings. Saggy (talk) 04:57, 7 September 2014 (PDT)
Ok, so there is a much more extensive page on the flat earth, but not a cross link from the scientific errors page. About completeness or not I prefer to be complete. It is after all supposed to be an encyclopedia. And you avoid discussions what verse should be cited. And when it is not about science but priorities one can get a better sense of what is important in the Quran. But I don't set the standard here. I think YUSUFALI was not a good choice as the main reference for wikiislam, he differs significantly from most other translators. It seems he tried to create something more acceptable. But I also realize that any choice has its problems and controversy. When adding a verse that is translated significantly different in different translations how to treat this? Since it is, I think rightly, practice here to cite only one translation here: YUSUFALI.--PW. Jansen (talk) 14:54, 7 September 2014 (PDT)
1. There is a cross-link right there, under the heading, "The Earth is Flat". Click on the link and see for yourself (it quite clearly says, "Main Article: Flat Earth and the Qur'an").
2. When has this site claimed it was only an encyclopaedia? As the policies state, "WikiIslam is not restricted to only being an encyclopedia of Islam. It is there for editors to make use of in contributing and arranging information about Islam in many ways. For example, compiling news, translating media, making lists, collecting images and videos, counter-apologetics, hosting online books and other documents, and so on."
A list of scientific errors in the Qur'an is clearly not intended to be an Encyclopedic page. Every page has its own requirements. Yes, that page should aim be a "complete" list, but it was never meant to contain a comprehensive analysis of each entry. If it did, that page would be outrageously lengthy and the resulting wall of text would pretty much turn everyone away. That is left to the cross-linked stand-alone pages.
3. A quick look through the FAQ (something that all editors should really try at least once), would show that you are in error. If you look under, "Sources Used," it says, "What Qur'an translation do you use? Unless otherwise stated, we use the respected and widely accepted translations of Yusuf Ali, Marmaduke Pickthal or M. H. Shakir. All Qur'an quotes are taken from the University of Southern California Muslim Students Association's Compendium of Muslim Texts."
The Pickthal and Shakir translations are both very good translations. Those three were chosen because they are the most readily available and accepted. What is the point of quoting the Qur'an if Muslims won't even accept the translations used? None whatsoever. All that is asked of the editor is to limit his use of translations to one per section/error, since using multiple translations in a single section may appear disingenuous. --Sahab (talk) 00:35, 8 September 2014 (PDT)
To Sahab, indeed I overlooked that link looking in the sky part. About the translation used here in wiki the part chronological order Chronological_Order_of_the_Qur'anshows the YusufAli translation and this one is here often used when quoted here. I know the standard link is to three translations. Perhaps you can answer my question "When adding a verse that is translated significantly different in different translations how to treat this?" and with this I mean not quoting from YusufAli but from the other two. Just mention the translator like this?
PICKTHAL: Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
As far as completeness is concerned this does not only matter scientific errors. The answer Saggy got was more or less the answer you gave me about Zakat quotes. We simply disagree on this. And as I stated I realize I do not set the standard here. --PW. Jansen (talk) 02:15, 9 September 2014 (PDT)
Hardly, Jansen. The answer Saggy received concerning scientific errors and the answer I gave you concerning Zakat quotes were definitely not "more or less" the same. If they were, then please enlighten me on how it was so.
One page (Zakat) had a particular point to make (about non-Muslims and terrorism) and your suggestion of having all the mundane verses mentioned simply to point out the fact that Allah (aka Prophet Muhammad) asked often for money, and rarely for good causes, would have buried it underneath something that belongs in an essay. The other page (scientific errors) is meant as a quick and easy-to-read list of errors that can lead off to more in-depth pages. Making them "complete" with all verses, even tafsir, hadith etc. as some editors have tried, would leave the list no longer "quick and easy-to-read."
Yeah, I'm still not seeing how my answers were "more or less" the same, unless you're referring to the fact that I basically said "no" to both suggestions. We do not "simply disagree." I've fully explained why your ideas are wrong for this site. And it is not an issue of standards. I can assure you that no one sets standards higher here than I do. It is a matter of appropriateness, style, usefulness, intent and a whole lot of other factors.
Concerning your translation query, if the quoted translation is one of the three, then there is no need to mention it at all. That verse you quoted is pretty much the same across all three. If there does happen to be a massive difference in meaning for a certain verse, then it's probably best to bring the issue up with Axius. --Sahab (talk) 04:43, 9 September 2014 (PDT)

Heaven organized

I made a new page in my dir and I want to organize what heavenly promises are made in the Qur'an User:PW. Jansen/Sandbox/Heaven in the Qur'an

If you want to fill just quotes and no content of your own, there is a QHS on heaven - Qur'an, Hadith and Scholars:Heaven. Why not organise there? Saggy (talk) 13:55, 9 September 2014 (PDT)
The page I made was initially a copy/paste from that page, but I noticed I too easily create irritation. So let someone have a look at it first and then copy/paste it to that page QHS on heaven - Qur'an, Hadith and Scholars:Heaven. I made it to replace that page. There were only a few quotes added. --PW. Jansen (talk) 14:48, 10 September 2014 (PDT)

I saw your email now. For one [4], this verse is listed in the Furniture section:

And made them virgin - pure (and undefiled), - Beloved (by nature), equal in age,-

Your organization effort is nice but I think its far from complete due to the fact that I found this verse in the furniture section (this is a serious error as this verse deserves to be in another new section such as .. "Carnal Pleasures", for example) and this certain verse is the kind that we would want to highlight. So yea I think its a great effort to create those headings but you could re-think what kind of sections you want to have. There are many Heaven related verses so we have to decide what we want to show, why we want to show it and how.

The other thing is that this page only contains Quranic verses and we know that a lot of good stuff is found in Hadiths, or scholar quotes. For example see source #15 here. That source may have additional quotes on Heaven so you could search "Mishkat al-Masabih Paradise and Hell" for example or just "Mishkat al-Masabih".

QHS:Silliness has some for example tree, this of course, believers will enter .... etc.

So its a pretty big project making this page complete or better. I know the present shape of the page is also about the same as yours (except for the headings issue) but its a nice important page. If we can find all the Carnal/Ridiculous/Funny issues for Islamic heaven, thats what I'd like to see there at least (in addition to what we already have in the existing QHS:Heaven page). So let me know what you think about how this should be approached because there are a lot of sources to investigate. I would suggest searching for "Jannah/Janna/Heaven/Paradise" in Hadith websites and scholar websites (Islam QA) and start collecting anything that is of interest. Also check out other websites for example FFI, Islam-watch, theReligionofpeace.com, etc. etc. Of course we only want any relevant quotes from the original sources, not the commentary from these other websites.

The first step would be to search and collect all Heaven related verses, hadiths and scholar quotes or at least the important ones that we want to show, and then the next step is to organize them. Quran 56:36, 78:33 and others (like the #15 reference there which is a hadith) can be in the "Carnal Pleasures" section for example. So yea its a pretty big project but here you go. Thats my input on this. I think I've seen our original page before and did feel it wasnt complete so if you can work on it that would be nice. --Axius (talk | contribs) 14:00, 18 September 2014 (PDT)

Thanks for you reply Axius. I know the page is far from complete, and it is a reorganization of the original page, this means that I did not cut back on blocks of quotations, that is why the carnal pleasures were include in the furniture section. The same block of text is in the "Garden" section and in the "Pleasant Company" section. It is a matter of choice if you want to cut it back to the part that only contains "Furniture". Before a heated discussion rises again, let's all realize that any grouping is controversial. Dealing with issues one by one:

1) Do you or another editor agree with my choice that a whole section of Qur'an is included even if only one sentence refers to subject in the header? Or do you think only that very sentence should be quoted. Like the issue you mentioned: should the whole "heavenly" quote from the Qur'an, including the "pleasant company" part be quoted under the "furniture" section even if only one sentence in it refers to furniture?
2) If my page is better than the original it is best to copy it asap to the old heaven page, to avoid that one has to maintain two pages on the same subject. No quote has been left out from the original page.
3) I kept in mind the reply from Sahab about quoting things more than once, and that means that they will not be marked as such.
4) "Pleasant Company" suggests carnal pleasures but do not state them as such. That is why I prefer "Pleasant Company" as a header.
5) Where more than one verse is quoted I make the new verse start on a new line. That is why the layout looks different from the original page.

You shouldnt be seeing any heated discussions from me :) not at least this soon in the discussion and even then I try to be calm and rational.
In my opinion we should not be putting this much organization work into a page which is already far from complete and is missing out on so many good things in the hadiths and scholars. Only after we get a nice collection we can think of the headings. As for the Virgins verse being included in a "Pleasant company" this sounds like something an apologist would do. We dont want to hide what is an obviously Carnal pleasure described in the Quran (78:33 for example).
No your page is not better because hiding a verse like this is not better than not having any headings at all.
"That is why I prefer "Pleasant Company" as a header. " - why not? You didnt explain the "why". 78:33 is a Carnal pleasure and that is what we want to highlight. We might as well delete 72 Virgins and retitle that to "Company of pleasant Women as described in the Quran". Obviously we cannot do that.
Your suggestions are exactly why I think it is best to keep new editors restricted to Sandboxes until they show they understand the mission of the site or what the appropriate thing to do is. Side note: We are lucky that a person like Sahab happened upon the site. I dont know what shape the site would be in if that didn't happen. Even then we all have disagreements on one issue or the other (thats ok, it happens all the time in any situation). Any way:
Repeating blocks verses is not a good idea. Not until we start collecting all the good stuff in hadiths and scholars and that is one point I brought up before as being the first thing that should be done and you have not addressed that. We are not in a hurry to improve this page so the additional stuff should be brought in first and headings and the issue of duplicate text can be dealt with later. When we do get those additional items, the heading "Carnal pleasures" will make perfect sense. There's already a collection of the 72 virgins hadiths (72 virgins, ever erect penises and appetizing vaginas etc) that can be repeated in the Carnal pleasures section. I'm sure there are many other things that can be found. --Axius (talk | contribs) 18:06, 19 September 2014 (PDT)
Axius, my knowledge is about the Qur'an and this is the scripture with most authority. To include the Hadith and Scholars is ambitious to say the least, and they have less authority. Most Muslims will have a Qur'an but I doubt that of the Hadith. This would take too much of my time to go through that. I thought I give you a hand with pages concerning the Qur'an. If you can convincingly debunk that "literal word of God", then whole Islam collapses. The Qur'an makes perfectly sense as a tool for a ruthless gangster, to create a submissive gang. I am gathering info for an essay on that and hope to publish it here. --PW. Jansen (talk) 02:51, 22 September 2014 (PDT)
"To include the Hadith and Scholars is ambitious to say the least, and they have less authority." - oh wow. You do notice that the Page title says "Quran, Hadith and scholars". And now you're saying we shouldnt include hadiths and scholars on that page? lol. What about the other QHS pages? Do you think we should delete all hadiths and scholars in other QHS pages (for example QHS women), yes or no?
Keeping in mind your previous actions and edits (1. Virgins verse is listed under "Furniture", 2. "QHS should not have any hadiths and scholars". 3. Using a translator's word in brackets for a new section but that is much more forgiveable than 1 and 2 and you continue to defend #1), honestly I dont think this site is the place for you, but you are very welcome to keep working on Sandbox and in fact I encourage that because maybe one day you may understand how we work and the approach we use here and you may improve.
Also can you explain why you added the Ransom section? Are you aware that words in brackets for translators are not actual arabic words? They use those to explain things in their own words. We cannot use those words for anything significant such as making a new heading (I repeat, the arabic word Ransom is not mentioned in that verse but anyone correct me if I'm wrong).
From now on please refrain from editing main space articles any further. You can work on Sandbox articles in whatever way you want. --Axius (talk | contribs) 03:20, 22 September 2014 (PDT)
"my knowledge is about the Qur'an and this is the scripture with most authority" Jansen, you do realize that Sunnis are actually named after the literature you wish to dismiss (Sirah + Hadith = Muhammad's Sunnah)? And also the fact that there are hadith that overrule the words of the Qur'an (well, I and Muslims would say a better way to describe it is "supplement" its words)? Muslims may revere the Qur'an a lot more than the hadith, but to claim it has "more authority" is debatable. I agree with Axius. To suggest the hadith and scholars should be left out of a QHS page is ridiculous. They are valid religious texts that hold more value to the everyday life of a Muslim than the Qur'an ever will. And there is nothing at all "ambitious" about it. The wiki already has plenty of pages that cover all relevant religious texts (e.g. Lying). And this is coming from someone who wishes for "completeness".
Going back to an earlier point, rather than calling that section "Pleasant Company" or "Carnal Pleasures", I would go simply with "Sexuality". It is clinical and to the point, like how it should be. LOL both "Pleasant Company" and "Carnal Pleasures" sounds so theatrical, like as if I'm reading something written by Shakespeare :) --Sahab (talk) 11:49, 22 September 2014 (PDT)
Lol yea, I guess it was just an improvement attempt over "Pleasant company" to drive the point across to him that we need something to highlight that stuff. Yea Sexuality is better and matches the rest of what we have. --Axius (talk | contribs) 17:26, 22 September 2014 (PDT)

Proposed addition to contradictions in the Qur'an

Sharp contrast towards the people of the book.

The People of the Book are right

Yes

If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee, then ask those who have been reading the Book from before thee: the Truth hath indeed come to thee from thy Lord: so be in no wise of those in doubt.
The Unbelievers say: "No messenger art thou." Say: "Enough for a witness between me and you is Allah, and such as have knowledge of the Book."
And dispute ye not with the People of the Book, except with means better (than mere disputation), unless it be with those of them who inflict wrong (and injury): but say, "We believe in the revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you; Our Allah and your Allah is one; and it is to Him we bow (in Islam)."
And We have set none but angels as Guardians of the Fire; and We have fixed their number only as a trial for Unbelievers,- in order that the People of the Book may arrive at certainty, and the Believers may increase in Faith,- and that no doubts may be left for the People of the Book and the Believers, and that those in whose hearts is a disease and the Unbelievers may say, "What symbol doth Allah intend by this?" Thus doth Allah leave to stray whom He pleaseth, and guide whom He pleaseth: and none can know the forces of thy Lord, except He and this is no other than a warning to mankind.

No

Ye People of the Book! Why dispute ye about Abraham, when the Law and the Gospel Were not revealed Till after him? Have ye no understanding?

Ah! Ye are those who fell to disputing (Even) in matters of which ye had some knowledge! but why dispute ye in matters of which ye have no knowledge? It is Allah Who knows, and ye who know not!
Abraham was not a Jew nor yet a Christian; but he was true in Faith, and bowed his will to Allah's (Which is Islam), and he joined not gods with Allah.
Without doubt, among men, the nearest of kin to Abraham, are those who follow him, as are also this Prophet and those who believe: And Allah is the Protector of those who have faith.

It is the wish of a section of the People of the Book to lead you astray. But they shall lead astray (Not you), but themselves, and they do not perceive!
Qur'an 3:65-69
Ye People of the Book! Why do ye clothe Truth with falsehood, and conceal the Truth, while ye have knowledge?

A section of the People of the Book say: "Believe in the morning what is revealed to the believers, but reject it at the end of the day; perchance they may (themselves) Turn back;

"And believe no one unless he follows your religion." Say: "True guidance is the Guidance of Allah: (Fear ye) Lest a revelation be sent to someone (else) Like unto that which was sent unto you? or that those (Receiving such revelation) should engage you in argument before your Lord?" Say: "All bounties are in the hand of Allah: He granteth them to whom He pleaseth: And Allah careth for all, and He knoweth all things."
Qur'an 3:71-73

I collected some of quotes about the people of the book on User:PW._Jansen/Sandbox/People_of_the_Book_in_the_Qur'an so you can shop around there. This is a page in the making. —Preceding unsigned comment added by PW. Jansen (talkcontribs) (Remember to sign your comments)

You can work with Saggy on QHS issues. He has some pages about that in his sandbox. --Axius (talk | contribs) 18:09, 19 September 2014 (PDT)
I could not find the page you mean. Qur'an,_Hadith_and_Scholars:People_of_the_Book from Sahab comes closest but it does not have it organized, so the contrast is unclear. 10:94 is missing there too. Saggy's page does not have a sandbox page about this as far as I can see. --PW. Jansen (talk) 02:59, 22 September 2014 (PDT)

QHS should not include hadiths and scholars?

This was worthy of having its own section. Here you say that QHS:Heaven should not have hadiths and scholars. Its definitely one of the strangest things I've heard from an editor here. The page title is clearly "Quran hadith and scholars" and we have about 50 or 100 existing QHS pages which are full of hadiths and scholars. (79 to be exact)

So should we remove all hadiths and verses from QHS women? Yes or No? Thats the question you should respond to. If its a "no", why should we have them at QHS:women but not at QHS:Heaven? --Axius (talk | contribs) 03:41, 22 September 2014 (PDT)

No Axius, but I think organizing should start before it is complete. The Qur'an is the most authoritative source for Muslims, and if that part is up to level we can organize it, giving it headers, so searching is easier. Waiting with organizing until it is all complete would take too long, and would make the site less convenient to use. --PW. Jansen (talk) 03:18, 23 September 2014 (PDT)
PWJ, you did not respond to my specific question which was: Should the hadiths from QHS:Women be deleted? If not, why not? --Axius (talk | contribs) 03:43, 23 September 2014 (PDT)

No more main space edits - Edits removed

I have reverted all or most of your previous edits. We cannot compromise on site quality. Saying that a QHS page (which is TITLED Hadiths and Scholars) should not have hadiths on it is a serious mistake for logical thinking. The same is the case for listing a verse about Virgins in a section called "Furniture" and then suggesting your version of the page is better than the existing one which doesn't have any headings at all and that was after I pointed out the issue. There are other issues with your editing that others have seen.

This site cannot accept edits from people who make thinking mistakes like that (if it was correctable or something they realized it would be another issue) and we do not have the time to review such a person's edits on main space.

These are edits of yours that I removed for QHS:non-Muslims. Please work in a Sandbox and work with us to get these edits into main space so we can be sure they are all 100% correct because I would definitely like to see them into main space but only after they are reviewed.

Once again, do not edit any more main space articles. Again you are welcome to edit your own Sandboxes (do not edit main space Sandboxes, which means pages beginning with 'WikiIslam:Sandbox' ...). Let me know if you have any questions or if I wasn't clear about something.

We have a new policy in any case that tells new editors not to edit main space. --Axius (talk | contribs) 05:20, 22 September 2014 (PDT)

Axius this was a response to a remark from Sahab on your talk page:

Those sound like emotional reasons, so those alone aren't reason enough to justify a page such as that. As I noted earlier, two quotes are not enough for a stand-alone page, but feel free to add the contents of WikiIslam:Sandbox/Qur'an, Hadith and Scholars:Ransom to Qur'an, Hadith and Scholars:Miscellaneous (placing the Heading "Ransom" in its correct alphabetically order). --Sahab (talk) 14:05, 25 August 2014 (PDT)

I thought I did put that in the edit summary. --PW. Jansen (talk) 03:23, 23 September 2014 (PDT)
Yes I did see that however you did not look at my reply: Sahab did not give an explicit approval of that certain hadith to be listed in the Ransom section. It was general advice for moving a new topic into Misc, until it justifies its own page.
What is your reply for Ransom not being mentioned in Arabic? I asked you that question above. Please see that question again. --Axius (talk | contribs) 03:45, 23 September 2014 (PDT)

PWJ emailed the site account and said he does not wish to contribute anymore. I mentioned again that for example the page was titled 'Quran hadiths and Scholars', so the logical thing is to have hadiths on the page. Yet he refused to acknowledge such a basic mistake or acknowledge the importance of Hadiths in Islam as mentioned by Sahab above.

The website is well liked by people due to the hard work and attention to detail that existing editors have put into it. This would not be possible if they made basic mistakes and refused to acknowledge them.

PWJ, good luck to you as well and thanks for visting. --Axius (talk | contribs) 09:19, 23 September 2014 (PDT)

Quitting

I am quitting as an editor, and informed Axius about the reasons. I will not respond to any changes. Thanks and good luck.--PW. Jansen (talk) 16:15, 24 October 2014 (PDT)

I have already written a message about this [5] that is present above. Thank you for your earlier contributions. --Axius (talk | contribs) 16:45, 24 October 2014 (PDT)