[3:95] Say, “GOD has proclaimed the truth: You shall follow Abraham’s religion – monotheism. He never was an idolater.”
[3:96] The most important shrine established for the people is the one in Becca;* a blessed beacon for all the people.
*3:96 This is an M-initialed sura, and this peculiar spelling of “Mecca” as “Becca” causes the occurrence of “M” to conform to the Quran’s mathematical code. The normal spelling “Mecca” would have increased the frequency of occurrence of “M” (Appendix 1).
[3:97] In it are clear signs: the station of Abraham. Anyone who enters it shall be granted safe passage. The people owe it to GOD that they shall observe Hajj to this shrine, when they can afford it. As for those who disbelieve, GOD does not need anyone.
[3:98] Say, “O followers of the scripture, why do you reject these revelations of GOD, when GOD is witnessing everything you do?”
[3:99] Say, “O followers of the scripture, why do you repel from the path of GOD those who wish to believe, and seek to distort it, even though you are witnesses?” GOD is never unaware of anything you do.
[3:100] O you who believe, if you obey some of those who received the scripture, they will revert you, after having believed, into disbelievers.
[3:101] How can you disbelieve, when these revelations of GOD have been recited to you, and His messenger has come to you? Whoever holds fast to GOD will be guided in the right path.
[3:102] O you who believe, you shall observe GOD as He should be observed, and do not die except as Submitters.
Some people think that the spelling of Mecca as Becca is a mistake, but this is clearly the ancient name of Mecca as seen in Psalm 84.
Psalm 84:1 – 7
1. How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! 2. My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. 3Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar, Lord Almighty, my King and my God. 4. Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you. 5. Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. 6. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. 7. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.
Often times people look at God’s creations and when they don’t understand it they think that it is an error in design, but upon closer look we see that it is our error in understanding. A good example of this is the human eye. A good example of this is with the human eye where some individuals make the claim that it is poorly designed.
The Evolution of The Human Eye – Joshua Harvey
Inverted Retinas – Bad Design?
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