Why did Thomas Jefferson own a Qur’aan?

q01a-large.jpg  as salam ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaah,

Isn’t it interesting when something the Islaamaphobes wish they could cover up comes to light. Whether it’s the fact that Muslims invented/discovered much of the world’s sciences, medicines and laws; or that Muslims from Western Africa had already established trade and were regularly visiting the America’s well before Columbus; or whether it’s the fact that according to some Native American Historians, almost the entire Cherokee tribe had accepted Islaam prior to Columbus’s arrival, the fact of the matter is that the truth will come out. Take for example the fact that Thomas Jefferson owned a Qur’aan. Yes, that Thomas Jefferson. Is it possible that he knew something about Islaam that many of the Islaamaphobes and Neo-Crusaders overlooked?

In a country that is so patriotic, and is inundated  with rhetoric alluding to the “Founding Fathers” why are such things swept completely under the rug? Why is the Kennedy family’s Islaamic roots never discussed or known by the general population – well except by Brent Kennedy? Why doesn’t the FBI wesbite remove the names of the “Muslim hijackers” they KNOW are still alive from their most wanted list? Why did building 7 fall when it wasn’t really hit by enough debree to burn it out let alone make it unstable? Why was Malcolm X assassinated? Why does Lenoard Peltier still remain in prison?

Go to Sleep! Now, before I am branded a “conspiracy theorist” let us just ask one more question, why is the one who asks such questions considered a conspiracy theorist when it is clear that the real “theories” emanate from the people who issued the so called “official story”?  Don’t dismiss the question, the questions won’t go away when the “official version” is so incredulous that one would have to possess the IQ of a common housefly to believe them.

Wake up! Ask questions, read, learn, and never be afraid of the truth. The truth is many people do not want you to read the Qur’aan. The truth is that many people are afraid of what will happen to you after you read the Qur’aan. The truth is many people (myself included) became Muslim after reading the Qur’aan. The truth is that is does not make you less patriotic, or a traitor, or in collusion with the enemy if you read the Qur’aan. The truth is that Thomas Jefferson owned a Qur’aan.

WASHINGTON — Keith Ellison made history Thursday, becoming the first Muslim member of Congress and punctuating the occasion by taking a ceremonial oath with a Quran once owned by Thomas Jefferson.“Look at that. That’s something else,” Ellison, D-Minn., said as officials from the Library of Congress showed him the two-volume Quran, which was published in London in 1764.

A few minutes later, Ellison took the ceremonial oath with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at his side. So many of Ellison’s family members attended the ceremony that it was done in two takes.

Ellison had already planned to be sworn in using a Quran, rather than a Bible. He learned last month about Jefferson’s Quran, with its multicolored cover and brown leather binding, and arranged to borrow it.

Although the Library of Congress is right across the street from the Capitol, library officials took extra precautions in delivering the Quran for the ceremony. To protect it from the elements, they placed the Quran in a rectangular box and handled it with a green felt wrapper once inside the Capitol.

Instead of using surface streets, they walked it over via a series of winding, underground tunnels _ a trip that took more than 15 minutes. Guards then ran the book through security machines at the Capitol.

The Quran was acquired in 1815 as part of a more than 6,400-volume collection that Jefferson sold for $24,000 to replace the congressional library that had been burned by British troops the year before, in the War of 1812. Jefferson, the nation’s third president, was a collector of books in all topics and languages.

The book’s leather binding was added in 1919. Inside, it reads, “The Koran, commonly called ‘The Alcoran of Mohammed.'” Jefferson marked his ownership by writing the letter “J” next to the letter “T” that was already at the bottom of pages, according to Mark Dimunation, chief of the Library of Congress’ rare book and special collections division…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/04/AR2007010401188.html

Why? Was Thomas Jefferson merely a collector? If you are not a Muslim, do you not at least owe it to yourself to read a proper interpretation of the Quraan? Ask yourself ,wouldn’t it be less socially acceptable in his time to own such books or in this time? Read the words of your Creator, read the Noble Qur’aan…

See you next time,

CM 

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