Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics

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that the children of Adam would do

violence and would shed blood on the

earth. The angels, by contrast, were

doing Allah’s Will, in constant praise

and worship of Allah: ‘‘Behold, thy

Lord said to the angels: ‘I will create a

viceregent on earth.’ They said: ‘Wilt

Thou place therein one who will make

mischief therein and shed blood whilst

we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify

Thy holy (name)?’ [Allah] said: ‘I know

what ye know not’ ’’ (Sura2:30).

[ 6 ] Bukhari, vol. 4, book 60, no. 3409.

[ 7 ]Ibn Kathir’s Commentary on the

Qur’an, Ali Baythony, Dar AlKutub

AlIlmiya, Beirut, Lebanon, 1997.

Vol.IV, p.402.

[ 8 ]It is very interesting to note the

curious similarities that exist between

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