Surah Al-Buruj, 85:10: Repentance and Allah’s Mercy

Allah is merciful and accepts sincere repentance, even from those who tortured His worshipers. If they don't repent and die in that state, their punishment will be hell, but until then, the door to repentance is open. In his commentary on this verse, Ibn Kathir quoted Hasan Al-Basri as saying: This verse should give hope …

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Xenophanes on polytheism and “immoral” gods

"Gods in Greek mythology were like humans. They exhibited immorality in acts such as stealing, deception, and adultery. These gods were distinguished from humans only for their immortality. Xenophanes criticized that these misconducts were blameworthy even among humans and should not be ascribable to the divine. He found the origin of these misconceptions of gods …

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