Monday, 19 June 2017

Serpant or Satan?


And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation 12:9)

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it took over 3000 years for john to tells us that the serpant in the garden of eden was actually satan?

whats funny about this is. Christians attack Muslims by saying, your Book came 600 years later. lets use the same criteria  for their Book. nowhere in the entire Old Testament is Satan blamed for insinuating eve to eat the fruit, why did it take 3000 years for a greek unknown man to tell us?

why did the Old Testament miss out such crucial detail of all time. why couldnt the Torah simple just say Satan was the cause of mans fall, rather then using the serpant as its opponent?.

just for the record, one cant say in Islam Satan was the cause of mans fall, so why cant john say it. the problem with this is the Old and New Testament are not sure wether is was the serpant of Satan, there is no agreement. think of it like this if Satan was the cause according to the Torah, then why did Yahweh curse the Snake saying it would  crawl on its belly eating dust (Genesis 3:15)? does Satan crawl on its belly?. the Torah is makes a clear its a serpant not satan. wheras the New Testament makes is clear Satan was the Cause not the serpant.

in Islam the story fits perfectly without any sort  of twisted mix messages or ambiguity. Satan was the Cause of mans fall not a serpant.

this should clear the fact, that 600 years after the New Testament and 3600 after the Old Testament, the Quran Message is Perfectly clear and sound without any distortion.

so was is the Serpant or Satan who insinuating Eve to eat the Fruit? if you say serpant then the New Testament is wrong, or if you say Satan then the Old Testament is wrong. If Satan was the cause then this means he Crawls on his Belly, which creates a bigger probelm.

satan crawling on his belly also has wings?

According to Genesis the Serpant deceived   Eve into eating the forbidden fruit. one has to also note, that  nowhere in the Tanach does it say, that Satan was the serpant in disguise . it wasnt untill 1600 years later john wrote in the book of revelation, that the serpant was actually Satan?.

heres the Problem, in Genesis yahweh curses the serpant that it will crawl on its belly and eat dust. now if we were to take Johns words, and accept the serpant was Satan. hoe hen how did satan fly up to God according to the Book of Job?.

note the serpant was to crawl on its belly as a punishment. if the serpant is not able to walk, how was it anble to fly? did this serpant have wings.

its gets worse again if we take johns words and accept Satan was the serpant, then Jesus of the Bible had a serpant crawling its belly taking him up and down a mountain speaking to him.

now can christians tell us if Satan crawls on his belly and has wings. or was john wrong when he said the serpant was actually Satan.


take your pick

see the diffrence

And so they travelled on. Then, when they met a young boy and the man killed him, Moses said, ‘How could you kill an innocent person? He has not killed anyone! What a terrible thing to do!’(Surah 18:74)

Notice from the above verse, how Moses Pbuh was shocked how the young boy was killed. We can clearly see how Moses Pbuh was  against such an act. He made it clear is was unacceptable, and how killing an innocent person is prohibited.  “What a terrible thing to do "Nukra" (a great Munkar - prohibited, evil, dreadful thing)!". Though later in the story we find out why this young boy was killed, and the wisdom behind it, the fact that Moses pbuh disliked what happened, he objected, this shows he was a just and upright Prophet who would never kill an innocent person.

Now compare this with a verse from the Bible.

Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every infant girl so you can devour them. (Number 31:17-18)

Notice how Moses of the Bible was commanded to kill innocent boys and women. This was a direct command by Yahweh, did you notice Moses did not object to it. Rather Moses and hes followers went on a killing spree killing innocent people. Not only killing innocent people, but also taking infants so they can be devour, used a sexual pleasure. What does that tell you about the characteristics of Moses from the bible comparing to the Quran, a major difference.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

who named him Jesus, Joseph or Mary?


according to Matthew Book, Joseph was commanded by the Angel to keep his name Jesus.

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

And she will have a son, AND YOU (Joseph) ARE TO NAME HIM JESUS...  (Matthew 1:20-21)

the above verse is contradicted by Luke according to his Book, Mary was commanded by the Angel Gabriel to keep his name Jesus.

"Don't be afraid, Mary," the angel told her, "for you have found favor with God!

Listen! You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, AND YOU (Mary) ARE TO NAME HIM JESUS. (Luke 1:30-31)

what a contradiction, neither of the writers were aware who the angel commanded to name him Jesus. seems like the Holy Ghost gave them mix messages.

Friday, 16 June 2017

interesting

Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom.

instructing them, “Thus you shall say  TO MY LORD EASU:  ' YOUR SERVANT  JACOB SAYS, I have been staying with Laban and have remained there till now
(Genesis 32:3-4)

Notice how Jacob instructed the angels, to say "TO MY LORD EASU YOUR SERVANT  JACOB SAYS,"

was Easu Jacob's Lord and Jacob Easu's Servent? how about this verse.

"No, please!" said Jacob. "If I have found favor in your eyes, accept this gift from me. FOR TO SEE YOUR FACE IS LIKE SEEING THE FACE OF GOD, now that you have received me favorably. (Genesis 33:10)

imagine that seeing the face of Easu is like seeing the face of God. so to sum it up, Jacob is a servant to his Brother Easu, and Easu is his Lord. seeing the face of his brother Easu, is like seeing the face of God.

interesting!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

He is Allah the True God.



You cannot overpower Allah, neither on the earth nor in the heaven. None can protect you from Allah nor come to your aid against Him. (Surah 29:22)

SubhanAllah there is none who can over power Allah Swt. Nor is there anyone who can protect you from Allah Swt. This is such a unique statement made by Allah Swt, showing his power and glory. Allah Swt has control over all his creation. Not a single creature can escape from Allah Swt.  Almighty Allah Swt  is the master of all creation, everything belongs to him alone, he does not share his kingdom, glory and power with anyone. 

The same thing has been said in Surah Ar-Rahman as a challenge to the jinns and mankind: “O company of jinns and men! If you have the power to escape across the bounds of the earth and heavens, then do escape! You shall not escape, for it requires a great power,” (Ayat 33). (Islamic studies tafheem)

There is no doubt Allah Swt is the master of the universe, he created the heavens and earth alone and is above his creation. With his command everything happens, there is not a single creature on the face of the earth who can stop him. All of his creation are dependent on him, rather he Allah Swt is not dependent on any of his creation. He has no partner in His sovereignty. He is one the absolute the eternal, he begets not nor is he begotten, and there is nothing like him as mentioned in Surah 112. There is nothing like unto him as mentioned in surah 41:11. He is the creator, the originator, the restorer, the most powerful, the doer of what he intends as found in surah 85:16. He is the most gracious most merciful. He forgives whomever he wills, no matter how much they may have sinned. He is the cherisher, the sustainer, he is the loving the kind. Everything happens through his command. Is the mighty the wise. He see all that happens. No one can challenge or question him, rather he will question us all. He is the judge, he gives life and death. There is no creature that can overpower him. To Allah Swt belongs all dominion. No fatigue, tiredness, weariness affects him, he is above all defects which humans go through. Glory be to Allah the lord of the worlds. Allah is One.

He is Allah: there is no god but He; the Knower of the unseen and the manifest, He is the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.  He is Allah: there is no god but He: the King, the Holy, the All-Peace, the Giver of security, the Overseer, the Most Mighty, the Overpowering, the All-Great. Exalted be He from whatever they associate with Him.  He is Allah, the Planner, Executer and Fashioner of creation. His are the names most beautiful. Whatever is in the heavens and the earth extols His Glory. He is the Most Mighty, the Most Wise. (Surah 59:22-24)


Compare with what the Bible said about God?

they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. (Genesis 11:4-8)

notice from the above passage, Yahweh the God of the Bible came down on earth to see what his creations were doing. What’s worse these mortal devise a plan to build a tower which would reach the heavens, eventually sharing the same platform as God. Yahweh had to stop their plan, which clearly indicates he was afraid thy would surely reach him. This type of absurd concept of God being afraid of his own creations, is unacceptable and dismissed by Muslims. If we go back to the Quran, this is what Allah Swt says about such claims name by the Jews.

You cannot overpower Allah, neither on the earth nor in the heaven. None can protect you from Allah nor come to your aid against Him. (Surah 29:22)

SubhanAllah Glory be to Allah, he is free from all defects which ignorant humans have written about, attributing to him. Allah Swt has made it clear what they wrote is not from Allah.
And there is a party among them who twist their tongues while reciting the Book to make you think that it is part of the Book when in fact it is not. They say: 'It is from Allah', when in fact it is not from Allah. They falsely fix a lie upon Allah, and do so wittingly. ( Surah 3:78)

There’s more, previously I wrote a short paper showing, how the Bible portrays man having more power than God. lets analyse how this could also be a major blow to the understanding on how weak Yahweh is when it comes to his own creation.

"Your name will no longer be Jacob," the man told him. "From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have won." (Genesis 32:28)
Even in the womb, Jacob struggled with his brother; when he became a man, he even fought with God. (Hosea 12:3)

Reading Genesis 32 from context after trying to flee from his brother Esau, Jacob was confronted by Yahweh the God of Israel, having wrestled with God, Jacob over powered his creator!. Can you imagine God was beaten by his creation? This type of nonsense cannot be accepted as inspired scripture. The Jews have truly crossed all limits and boundaries, by perverting and twisting the true concept of God, , making him no less than a weak mortal beaten by someone stronger. Jacob goes to say he saw God face to face.
…So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered….” (Genesis 32:30)

 Again when we go back to the Quran Allah Swt tells us :
You cannot overpower Allah, neither on the earth nor in the heaven. None can protect you from Allah nor come to your aid against Him. (Surah 29:22)
...There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing. (Surah 42:11)
Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them…. (Surah 2:255)
Let not those who run towards disbelief grieve you; they shall not hurt Allah in the least. Allah will not provide for them any share in the Next Life. A mighty punishment awaits them. (Surah 3:176)
Indeed, those who disbelieved and averted [people] from the path of Allah and opposed the Messenger after guidance had become clear to them - never will they harm Allah at all, and He will render worthless their deeds. (Surah 47:32)

SubhanAllah Glory be to Allah, he is above all defect they attribute to him. Allah Swt tells us clearly, that there is nothing like unto him (Surah 42:11) and never will they harm or hurt Allah Swt at all (surah 47:32, surah 3:176). Those evil texts found in the book of Genesis clearly shows, it could not have been inspired by God Almighty.  Wait there’s more
We read in the Book of Exodus that is Torah, where Moses supposed to have admonished Yahweh God of Israel. Confused? yes that’s right Moses admonished Yahweh, because Yahweh wanted to destroyed the children of Israel for the ill doings making the golden calf. Not only did Moses admonish Yahweh, he also made him change his mind and make him Repent!.

The LORD said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and behold, they are an obstinate people. Now leave me alone so my fierce anger can blaze against them, and I will destroy them. Then I will make you, Moses, into a great nation." But Moses interceded with the LORD his God: " LORD, why does Your anger burn against Your people You brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and a strong hand? Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath (change your mind), and repent of this evil against thy people. (Exodus 32:9-12)

And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people. (Exodus 32:14)
How evil is that, this is blasphemy uttering such lies about God Almighty. Moses being the Messenger of God Almighty, not only admonished him, but also made him change his mind and repent! Again, Allah Swt tell us in the Quran about himself, and how he alone has power to do all things. No creature on the face of the earth or heaven can tell what God should do and what he shouldn’t do. Allah Swt makes his own decision he needs no advisors nor does he depend on anyone.

O people, it is you who stand in need of Allah; as for Allah, He is Self-Sufficient, Immensely Praiseworthy. (Surah 35:15)

Whosoever strives(in the cause of Allah) does so to his own good. Surely Allah stands in no need of anyone in the whole Universe. (Surah 29:6)

Indeed those who said: 'Christ, the son of Mary, he is indeed God', disbelieved. Say (O Muhammad!): 'Who could have overruled Allah had He so willed to destroy Christ, the son of Mary, and his mother, and all those who are on earth?' For to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them; He creates what He wills. Allah is All-Powerful. (Surah 5:17)

If Allah afflicts you with any hardship, none other than He can remove it; and if He wills any good for you, none can avert His bounty. He bestows good upon whomsoever of His servants He wills. He is AllForgiving, All-Merciful.' (Surah 10:107)

If Allah helps you, none can overcome you: If He forsakes you, who is there, after that, that can help you? in Allah, then, Let believers put their trust. (Surah 3:160)
Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them…. (Surah 2:255)
And recite (and teach) what has been revealed to thee of the Book of thy Lord: none can change His Words, and none wilt thou find as a refuge other than Him. (18:27)

SubhanAllah Glory be to Allah Swt, Allah Swt is free from all defects these evil men attribute him to be. he has dismissed any notions where he could be questioned, admonished or repent. (Astgfirullah) there’s one more point I would like to touch upon, and that is is God Almighty powerful? According to the Bible God was unable to help Judah fight an inhabitant od people, because they had iron chariots.

And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron. (Judges 1:19)

Imagine a God who is unable to fight a group of men who have iron chariots? Allah Swt tells us in the Quran.

the Executor of what He wills. (85:16)

They shall abide in it as long as the heavens and the earth endure,unless your Lord may will otherwise. Surely your Lord does whatsoever He wills. (11:107)

From these comparisons, we can see how Allah Swt the Greatest is the True God, without any defects. He Allah Swt is the One and only True God without any partners. to him belongs the heavens and the earth and everything in between them. Glory be to Allah Swt the lord of the Words. He has no resemblance or can be attributed to his creation, there is nothing like unto him (surah 42:11, surah 112) he is Allah Swt. Whereas the same cannot be said about the God of the Bible. He has many defects which nullifies him to be a God. the God of the bible has human attributes, is weak, get admonished and even repents. Is afraid of his own creation and has no absolute power to stop objects created by men i.e. iron chariots (Judges 1:19).


Do you really want to follow the God of the Bible  who has no power of his own creation? Make your choice !

Monday, 12 June 2017

Yahweh and Jesus over powered by Jacob



In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

The Hebrew word used for God is Elohim (אֱלֹהִ֑ים). Trinitarian Christians use this verse to prove Genesis 1:1 is speaking of more than one God i.e. that Yahweh and Jesus were both present when the earth was created, as Elohim is plural nor singular. However, this false claim has been disproved by Jewish rabbis, many articles have been written on this subject which can be found online. Im going to focus on a different point. Suppose for arguments sake we even accepted this absurd claim that Genesis 1:1 is talking about more than one God, then our Christians friends would have to tackle this problem.

we read in Genesis 32, that Jacob wrestled with God and won. Not only did he win the fight, he’s name was changed from Jacob to Israel.

"Your name will no longer be Jacob," the man told him. "From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have won." (Genesis 32:28)

Whats interesting is that the hebrew word Elohim (אֱלֹהִ֑ים) is used, the same as Genesis 1:1.  Same is found in the book of Hosea

Even in the womb, Jacob struggled with his brother; when he became a man, he even fought with God. (Hosea 12:3)

Again, the same word in Hebrew is used for God Elohim (אֱלֹהִ֑ים). Now if we take what trinitarian Christian claim that Yahweh and Jesus means Elohim cross referencing to Genesis 1:1, then this would mean Jacob wrestled both Yahweh and Jesus and beat them in Biblical language over powered them both.

Do Christians believe Jacob wrestled both Yahweh and Jesus, and over powered them?

Sunday, 4 June 2017

All Truth

Is Jesus the absolute Truth?


Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)

notice how Jesus of the bible, is boldly testifying that he is the way, truth and life.  the problem we find with this statement is, the very same Jesus openly declared, if he testifies about himself then his testimony is not true.

"If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. (John 5:31)

imagine that, Jesus of the bible forgot he told the Jews his testimony about himself was not valid. it doesn’t stop here, if we read the next 2 verses Jesus goes to says, that john the Baptist spoke the truth about him i.e. he was the true Messiah. Yet when we read the synoptic gospels, we find john the Baptist was not sure whether Jesus was the true Messiah or not.

Then John’s disciples informed him about all these things so John sent two of his disciples and he sent them to the Lord to ask him, "Are you the Messiah we've been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?" (Luke 7:18-19)

How true was Jesus of the Bible?. We’ve established from John 5:31, that Jesus’s own testimony is not valid which completely dismisses John 14:6 where Jesus referred himself as the way, truth and life. But there’s more to it according to Jesus, the one who would come after him will lead people to ALL TRUTH!.

“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, HE WILL GUIDE YOU TO ALL TRUTH… (emphasis added) (John 16:13)

You cant get more explicit then that. Here Jesus himself is testifying the one who would come after him HE WILL GUIDE YOU TO ALL TRUTH. Note Jesus is not testifying about himself which would make it invalid, rather he is testifying of another who would Guide people to All Truth. We can conclude from this that Jesus of the Bible was not the absolute Truth after all.



Wednesday, 31 May 2017

you cant hide the Truth


And there is a party among them who twist their tongues while reciting the Book to make you think that it is part of the Book when in fact it is not. They say: 'It is from Allah', when in fact it is not from Allah. They falsely fix a lie upon Allah, and do so wittingly. ( Surah 3:78)

We read in the Quran Allah Swt telling us, how a party from amongst the people of the Book twist the words of Allah Swt with their tongues.  Distorting its meaning, and deceiving people. They would say “it is from Allah” when in reality is it not from Allah. Not only would they distort the texts by misinterpreting its meaning with their tongues, they would also write their own Book claiming it was from God.

Woe, then, to those who write out the Scriptures with their own hands and then, in order to make a trifling gain, claim: “This is from Allah.” Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for what they thus earn. (Surah2:79)

Here we read Allah Swt is informing us how these men would write scriptures with their own hand claiming it was from Allah Swt.  Again, Not only would they distort the texts by misinterpreting its meaning with their tongues (Surah 3:78), they would also write their own Book claiming it was from God.

in the Quran Allah Swt informs us of Prophets who were given revelations and scriptures.

Say: 'We believe in Allah and what was revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and to Issac and Jacob and his descendents, and the teachings which Allah gave to Moses and Jesus and to other Prophets. We make no distinction between any of them72 and to Him do we submit. (Surah 3:84)

(O Muhammad!) We have revealed to you as We revealed to Noah and the Prophets after him,2and We revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and the offspring of Jacob, and Jesus and Job, and Jonah, and Aaron and Solomon, and We gave to David Psalms. (Surah 4:163)

Did you notice something from the above two verses? Nowhere is Mark, Matthew, Luke, John and Paul mentioned. The very gospels that Christians want to us believe in written by those 5 individuals are not mentioned in any of those two verses from the Quran. Notice in both verses Surah 3:84 and Surah 4:163, revelations were given to Jesus Pbuh not any of his disciples or later followers. So the questions arises from whom did  Mark, Matthew, Luke, John and Paul get their inspiration from? If Jesus Pbuh was preaching the Gospel (singular), here we have 5 individuals writing their version of Gospel, which becomes Gospels (plural). Christians claim those Gospels are from God i.e. they are the inspired word of God. which we can see Allah Swt informing us about such lies as found in surah 3:78

And there is a party among them who twist their tongues while reciting the Book to make you think that it is part of the Book when in fact it is not. They say: 'It is from Allah', when in fact it is not from Allah. They falsely fix a lie upon Allah, and do so wittingly. ( Surah 3:78)

SubhanAllah and All Praise is due to Allah, who with his Mercy has blessed us and made us Muslims Alhumdulillah. we have been warned of such deceptions, that Christians bring to us. They want us to accept books which are lies and carry no weight of truth..


Saturday, 27 May 2017

Question

Did the creation take 6 days or 8 days?

9 “Say (O Muhammad): Do you verily disbelieve in Him Who created the earth in two Days? And you set up rivals (in worship) with Him? That is the Lord of the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists).
10 He placed therein (i.e. the earth) firm mountains from above it, and He blessed it, and measured therein its sustenance (for its dwellers) in four Days equal (i.e. all these four ‘days’ were equal in the length of time) for all those who ask (about its creation).
11 Then He rose over (Istawa) towards the heaven when it was smoke, and said to it and to the earth: ‘Come both of you willingly or unwillingly.’ They both said: ‘We come willingly.’
12 Then He completed and finished from their creation (as) seven heavens in two Days and He made in each heaven its affair. And We adorned the nearest (lowest) heaven with lamps (stars) to be an adornment as well as to guard (from the devils by using them as missiles against the devils). Such is the Decree of Him, the All-Mighty, the All-Knower”
(Fussilat 41:9-12)

Here the questioner is suggesting with his or her own understanding, that an eight day creation took place, whereas in many other verses we are told that the heavens and the earth were created in six days (e.g. surah 11:7, Surah 7:54, Surah 50:38) Just to break it down for the readers, verse 9 says two days as highlighted in bold, and verse 10 says four days and finally verse 12 says two days. So adding those numbers together one would easily understand it to be eight days in total. Well that’s not case when it comes to these verses.

Not verse 9 states Allah Swt created the earth in two days, verse 10 continues by saying, therein Allah swt places firms mountains and its sustenance for its dwellers in four days equal. That is adding the two days for the creation of earth and two days for placing mountains and sustenance which makes four days not six. Notice in verse 10 highlighted in red says equal (four Days equal),this is a clarification that the two days in  verse 9 and two days in verse 10 would make it four days equal.

The Arabic word use for equal is sawāan سَوَآءً which fits in perfectly with the two days adding together equalling to four days. Then we have in verse 12 two days, thus we have six days in all. Another point I would like to make is, the days used in the verses would mean a long period of time
not literal 24 hours like some may think.  The Arabic word used is yawmayni   يَوۡمَيۡنِ which means a long period of time, take for example this statement from Allah Swt

 “They ask you to hasten the punishment.92 Allah shall most certainly not fail His promise; but a Day with your Lord is as a thousand years of your reckoning.(Surah 22:47)

Notice how a day in the sight of Allah swt is like a thousand years to humans.
There is no contradiction or confliction with the creation stages. Here is another example on a human level how to understand the days creation.

CAN ANYBODY INSTALL LIGHTING IN A HOUSE BEFORE ACTUALLY BUILDING IT? YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUILD THE ENTIRE HOUSE TO HAVE ELECTRICAL WIRES ROUND IT.

You don't have to built the entire house to have the electrical wires round it and fit a light bulb to use it. This doesn't mean you took longer to add this bulb. It only shows within the time of building the house lighting bulbs were added, whether it took 6 months to build the entire house the first two month of building the foundation was when the electrical wires were fitted, whence the job would of  finished that is the foundation and the electrical wiring, which would of both simultaneously been completed within the same time period in 2 months. 

So if one said it took 6 months to build this house 2 months for the foundation, 4 months to complete the entire house which includes the Walls, ceiling, Windows, doors vents, boilers. And 2 months to get the electrical lighting's done. This is not a contradiction.

NOTE THE HOUSE IS NOT BUILD RATHER ITS TAKING STAGES FOR THE PROCESS AND EACH PROCESS IS INDIVIDUALLY TIMED WITHIN THE SET PERIOD OF TIME!

What do Muslims scholars have to say about these verses in Surah Fussilat.

The mufassireen commented on this fact which deals with the mistaken notion. Al-Qurtubi said: 
in four days” – this is like someone saying, “I set out from Basra to Baghdad in ten days and to Kufa in fifteen days, i.e., a total time of fifteen days.” (al-Jaami’ li Ahkaam al-Qur’aan, vol. 15, p. 343). 
Al-Baghawi said: “in four days” means the creation of what is in the earth. The measuring of the sustenance was on Tuesday and Wednesday, which along with Sunday and Monday add up to four days. This is like saying “I married a woman yesterday and today I married two” – one of whom is the woman whom he married the day before. (Tafseer al-Baghawi, 7/165) 
Al-Zajjaaj said: “in four days” means two days added to the previous two days. (Al-Kashshaaf, vol. 3, p. 444 )


Conclusion the creation of the heavens and earth took six days (period), not eight days (period)

Friday, 26 May 2017

How do you fast?

Christians often say like you Muslims we also fast. Tell them that's good to know, may I ask what are the principles and requirement of your fasting, how is fasting performed?
For example :
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when do you start to fast and when do you cease to fast?
How many days are you to fast and what actions are taken whilst you fast?
What prayers are performed when you fast and end fast?
who decides what year month or day your fast to start and end? What are the conditions and actions of your fast?
Where did Jesus instruct you the accuracy of fasting and its methods?
How do you know what precautions to take whilst fasting? What if you accidentally eat or drank does this nullify your fast?
Where are the instructions rules and regulations for fasting found in the gospels ?
How did Jesus fast and what did he recommend for you Christians since you call yourself his devout followers?
When did Jesus break his fast and what did he break his fast with?
How do you know your fasting is accepted as it follows the criteria of the fasting which Jesus himself did?
Can you show us from the gospels any of the above criteria of fasting or is it that your made it up yourself?
How did the early Christians fast do you have any documented records?
What types of food did Jesus and his followers eat after fasting?
What is the time like of fasting ?
Can a women fast when she's on her menses ?
What is permissible and impermissible whilst fasting?
Please enlighten us of your fasting procedures if you know yourself
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What's amazing is, that Jesus did not inform you in how to fast or what type of actions are to be sanctioned during fasting. But he did say something which Christians are very familiar with, and that is
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when the, the Spirit of truth, is come, he shall guide you into all the truth.... (John 16:12-13)
Notice the words used, Jesus has many things to tell them, but they cannot bear them now. However when the SPIRIT OF TRUTH ARRIVES HE WILL GUIDE THEM TO ALL TRUTH. This tell us Jesus did not bring All TRUTH
Rather it was Prophet Muhammed Pbuh who came with All Truth he taught us how to fast and what requirement are needed to fast. How fasting should be performed, in what way and for how long etc...

Monday, 22 May 2017

Is The Bible In Our Hands The Same As During The Time Of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)


Christians like James white boast that the bible we have now is exactly the same as during the time of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)... This is not true without a doubt, let's not even talk about the Protestant and Catholic bible, a big reformation took place where 7 books have been dropped as apocrypha by the Protestants which was in circulation for nearly 1100 years.. This however is known and agreed upon unanimously that the bible has many many different books and none can be trusted as authentic unless they have a strong chain or Narration which I'm afraid to say they don't have
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Let's take this to another level what Did the bible look like during the time of Islam this is a difficult question to answer mainly because the information about Christianity and the books it used as scriptures in Arabia during the advent of Islam are quite sketchy. We have the non-Islamic and Islamic sources that provide some information about the Bible, but nothing conclusive. But they both are sufficient to show that the Christian "scriptures" are not demonstrably the same today as in Muhammad's(Pbuh ) time.
This information is taken from Islamic awareness

Ibn Hisham's Al-Sirah Al-Nabawiyyah. He mentions some of the beliefs of the Christians who talked to the Prophet(P):




[Those who talked to Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, were Abu Haritha Ibn `Alqama, Al-`Aqib `Abdul-Masih and Al-Ayham al-Sa`id.] They were Christians according to the faith of the king with differences between them; they say: He is Allah, and say: He is Son of Allah, and say: He is the third of three [i.e., part of Trinity] and these are the claims of Christianity. [They use as evidence for their claim that He is Allah the argument that] he used to raise the dead, cure the sick, create from clay bird-like structure then breathe into it to make it a [living] bird. All this was by the leave of Allah, the Praiseworthy the Exalted {to appoint him as a sign for men} (Maryam:21). 
They also argue for saying that he is Son of Allah by saying he had no known father and spoke in infancy which is something never done by any human being. They use as evidence for their claim that He is the third of three [i.e., part of Trinity] the argument that Allah says: We did, We commanded, We created and We judged [i.e., by using the plural for Himself], and whereas if He was one, He would say: I did, I judged, I commanded and I created; but it is He, Jesus and Maryam. The Qur'an was revealed addressing all these arguments.
There are two things about Christianity during the time of the Prophet(P) that stand out. Firstly, the belief that Jesus(Pbuh) spoke in infancy and that he used to create from clay bird-like structures and breathe into them to make them living birds. Secondly, the trinitarian doctrine that God is composed of the Father, Jesus and Mary. Since the doctrinal issue does not concern our discussion, we will focus on the first point that deals with the nature of the scripture itself.
The miracles of Jesus(Pbuh) speaking in infancy and giving life to birds made out of clay are usually dismissed by the missionaries as "apocryphal" but these were perfectly acceptable to Christians in Arabia during the advent of Islam. The Online Catholic Encyclopedia attests the popularity of infancy narratives among the Syrian Nestorians. It is interesting to note that the Arabic version of infancy narratives were translated from a Syriac original.
This indirectly confirms Ibn Hisham's narrative in Al-Sirah Al-Nabawiyyah with regard to the belief of Christians during the advent of Islam that Jesus(Pbuh) spoke in his infancy and breathed into clay bird-like structures and turned them into living birds. However, this only provides us a snap-shot of the kind of "scripture" the Christians were using during the advent of Islam and can in no way provide a complete picture of what their entire "scripture" looked like.
Moreover, the disagreement of Jews and Christians among themselves about their own scriptures was well-known during the advent of Islam and that also gave an impetus for `Uthman to collect the Qur'an.
Hudhaifa bin al-Yaman came to `Uthman at the time when the people of Sham and the people of Iraq were Waging war to conquer Armenia and Azerbaijan. Hudhaifa was afraid of their (the people of Sham and Iraq) differences in the recitation of the Qur'an, so he said to `Uthman, "O Chief of the Believers! Save this nation before they differ about the Book (Qur'an) as Jews and the Christians did before."
The disagreement among the Christians concerning their scriptures can be shown by studying the various canons of their Bible throughout the centuries before and after the advent of Islam. The disagreement among them concerning their scriptures persist even today. With all the facts in front of us, we can conclusively say that the Christian scriptures are demonstrably not the same today as in Muhammad's(Pbuh) time.
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The above is enough evidence to shatter any Christians apologist who claim the bible they have has always been the same!!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

IAM or I WILL BE

"Very truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!
(John 8:58 Christian bible)
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Probably the most unique verse Christians use to prove Jesus's divinity, the IAM statement. Unfortunately Christians are not aware, that the Hebrew bible doesn’t say IAM.
God said to Moses, "(Ehyeh asher ehyeh) I will be what I will be,"..
(Exodus 3:14 Hebrew Bible)
So now we have a serious problem. If the Hebrew bible doesn’t use the word IAM, then John 8:58 cannot be the same statement used by Jesus. If Christians want to prove the divinity of Jesus using the Hebrew Bible by cross referencing with Exodus 3:14, then they have to change the texts to make it say:
"Very truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born I will be what I will be! (John 8:58 Christian/Hebrew altered version)
Like they say, you can't have the cake and eat it lol




Tuesday, 2 May 2017

he is confused!


One moment Korede says, the word Shahada is not found in the Quran. The next moment he says the word Shahada is used in the Quran. At least Korede has admitted, that the word Shahada is found in the Quran.
Korede said Allah Swt took the Shahada, by quoting Surah 3:18. To be honest I'm very baffled with his post, I don't understand what Korede is trying getting at?.
Let's understand this verse through Quran commentary before we expose Korede for good.
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Islamic studies Tafheem :

Himself bears witness that there is no God but He;14 and likewise do the angels and the men possessed of knowledge15 bear witness in truth and justice that there is no God but He, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. 
14. The testimony in question is from God Himself, Who knows directly all the realities of the universe, Who observes every existing thing without obstruction. It is the testimony of the One from Whose sight nothing is hidden, and who can be a better first-hand witness than He? His testimony is that no one but He is possessed of the attributes of godhead; no one has the power to govern the universe, and no one has the right to claim the rights which belong exclusively to God.
15. After God, the most trustworthy testimony is that of the angels, for they carry out the administration of the universe. The testimony of the angels, based on their own observations, is that the Will of God alone reigns supreme in the universe, and they turn to Him alone in the governance of the heavens and the earth. Moreover, all creatures possessing knowledge of reality have testified, unanimously, that no one except the One True God reigns and rules over the universe.
Ibn kathir tells us :
Allah bears witness, and verily, Allah is sufficient as a Witness, and He is the Most Truthful and Just Witness there is; His statement is the absolute truth,
(But Allah bears witness to that which He has sent down (the Qur'an) unto you (O Muhammad )) ﴿4:166﴾.
Allah then mentioned the testimony of His angels and those who have knowledge after he mentioned His own testimony, and the angels, and those having knowledge (also bear witness to this)). This Ayah emphasizes the great virtue of those who have knowledge.

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As we can see from the above commentators, that the witness of Allah Swt is sufficient and He is the most high and Truthful. Testifying that there is only one God by God Almighty Himself shows how true this is. If Korede thinks by God testifying means he gave Shahada, then Korede has to explain this verse taken from the Arabic Bible.

7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God. (Psalm 50:7)

اسْمَعْ يَا شَعْبِي فَأَتَكَلَّمَ. يَا إِسْرَائِيلُ إِنِّي أَشْهَدُ عَلَيْكَ: «أَنَا اللهُ إِلَهُكَ.

Notice how the word Shahada أَشْهَدُ in Arabic is used. Shall we conclude Yahweh took shahada?. How about this :

Samuel said to them, "The LORD is witness against you, and also his anointed is witness this day, that you have not found anything in my hand." "He is witness," they said. (1 Samuel 12:5)

5 فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «لِيَكُنِ الرَّبُّ وَمَلِكُهُ الْمُخْتَارُ شَاهِدَيْنِ فِي هَذَا الْيَوْمِ عَلَى بَرَاءَتِي الْكَامِلَةِ». فَقَالُوا: «يَشْهَدُ الرَّبُّ».

Can we conclude Yahweh and his anointed gave shahada شَاهِدَيْنِ ?

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. (Psalm 19:7)

7 شَرِيعَةُ الرَّبِّ كَامِلَةٌ تُنْعِشُ النَّفْسَ. شَهَادَةُ الرَّبِّ صَادِقَةٌ تَجْعَلُ الْجَاهِلَ حَكِيماً.

Again the above verse in Arabic read the Shahada of Yahweh is true. Do you see the problem Korede brings to himself.

Conclusion :according to the understanding of Korede, Yahweh of the Bible took his Shahada as found in the Arabic Bible

Monday, 1 May 2017

Question for my Christian friends


What if a 1st century manuscript was discovered in Palestine, which mentioned the name Muhammed (Pbuh) as a foretold Messenger, what would your reaction be.? One cannot dismiss this , since manuscripts of the gospels are still being discovered. So theoretically dismissing, the finding of a 1st century manuscript is absurd. note this is after the manuscript was authenticated through palaeography, as an official 1st century manuscript (document).

Would you :

(a) reject the 1st century manuscript as a forge, and stick to the 3rd and 4th century manuscripts instead.?

(b) question the authenticity of gospels you have within your hands, seeking for answers.?

(c ) denounce your belief in Christianity for deceiving you to believe it was the truth, and reject the entire bible.?


(d) accept Islam as the Truth.?



Sunday, 2 April 2017

God or Gods ?


In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

The word used for God in Hebrew is (Elohim אֱלֹהִ֑ים), Elohim is plural the im is a suffix added to the end of Eloh (God). Elohim could also mean plural for respect,  for example a King would refer to himself as we, a Royal we a majestic title given to himself. Now trinitarians often use Genesis 1:1 to prove God is not one, they claim Elohim is not singular rather it's plural making the verse speak of more then one God. They dismiss the idea that God was using the Royal we to refer to himself, and that other divine beings were working side by side with God, thus they come to the conclusion of trinity. 

This is a very weak claim, since the verse doesn't show any sign of other divine beings working side by side with God. Throughout history Jews understood this passage as speaking of one God and not triune. If Trinitarians believe this verse speaks of trinity or triune God, then they will have to explain this verse from the bible.


"I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.' (Psalm 82:6)

This verse uses the same Hebrew word Elohim אֱלֹהִ֑ים), as found in Genesis 1:1. Note Jesus also quoted from psalm, which means he was well aware the Jews were called Elohim. Shall we conclude from this that Genesis 1:1 was speaking of God and the Jews creating the heaven and the earth together?  Wouldn't this make more sense, since the exact same word (Elohim אֱלֹהִ֑ים) is used. 

The problem trinitarians fall into is nowhere does Genesis 1:1 speak of three persons or divine beings. Trinitarians have to explain if Elohim means more then one, then was Genesis 1:1 speaking of God and the Jews working side by side, since the exact same word Elohim אֱלֹהִ֑יםis used for Jews. The Jews being co workers with God side by side would make more sense, then saying three divine being did.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017


Misquoted “Violent Verses” in the Holy Quran

It is amazing to see how many non-Muslims would blindly post the verses from Quran, without even reading from ‘appropriate’ and well-know translations. Needless to say they hardly ever know the context. In this article we will be examining commonly quoted verses on the topic of violence and refuting them. This article is divided in 2 parts:
1) Refuting commonly quoted verses on the topic of violence
2) Providing accurate picture of Islam
1)Refuting commonly quoted verses on the topic of violence
Quran 9:5
Islam-critics only post 9:5:
“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.” (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 9:5)
Let’s read the verse in context 9:1-9:5:
Freedom from obligation (is proclaimed) from Allah and His messenger toward those of the idolaters with whom ye made a treaty. Travel freely in the land four months, and know that ye cannot escape Allah and that Allah will confound the disbelievers (in His Guidance). And a proclamation from Allah and His messenger to all men on the day of the Greater Pilgrimage that Allah is free from obligation to the idolaters, and (so is) His messenger. So, if ye repent, it will be better for you; but if ye are averse, then know that ye cannot escape Allah. Give tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful doom to those who disbelieve, Excepting those of the idolaters with whom ye (Muslims) have a treaty, and who have since abated nothing of your right nor have supported anyone against you. (As for these), fulfil their treaty to them till their term. Lo! Allah loveth those who keep their duty (unto Him). 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. (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 9:1-5)
This verses is always quoted out of context, they never post 9:6 or from 9:1 to 9:6. If we read from start it states that there was a treaty, which the Pagans of Arab broke. Thus Allah gave them 4 months as 9:2 states in order to amend the treaty. Verse 9:4 states that the punishment prescribed in 9:5 is ONLY to those who broke the treaty and NOT to those who abided by the treaty. Therefore the context of 9:5 is of war with the pagan Arabs who broke the treaty yet refused to amend it in 4 months.
Naturally, in war violence is expected. If a war is declared between Country A and Country B, because country B broke the treaty and refused to amend, then if president of country A states “wherever you find soldiers of Country B, you kill them and besiege them”, no one would truly find much wrong in that statement.
Killing in war is nothing peculiar, and there is yet to be a war where soldiers hugged and kissed each other. In additions, Dr. Zakir Naik writes in his book “Replies to the most common questions asked by non-muslims“:
“4. Verse 9:5 quoted to boost morale of Muslims during battle
Similarly in Surah Taubah chapter 9 verse 5 the Qur’an says, “Kill the Mushriqs [pagans] where ever you find them”, during a battle to boost the morale of the Muslim soldiers. What the Qur’an is telling Muslim soldiers is, don’t be afraid during battle; wherever you find the enemies kill them.”
Islam-critics remain shy of posting the next verse, 9:6, as it contains the answer to their deception:
“And if anyone of the idolaters seeketh thy protection (O Muhammad), then protect him so that he may hear the Word of Allah, and afterward convey him to his place of safety. That is because they are a folk who know not. (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 9:6)
Quran does not only say that you release those who seek protection but it goes even further and states to protect them! In the present international scenario, even a kind, peace-loving army General, during a battle, may let the enemy soldiers go free, if they want peace. But which army General will ever tell his soldiers, that if the enemy soldiers want peace during a battle, don’t just let them go free, but also escort them to a place of security?
Hence even in war Quran promotes peace.
Quran 2:191
Islam-critics usually apply “cut and choose” approach with regards to this verse. They only quote: “And slay them wherever ye catch them…” (2:191). However, let us be brave enough to read the whole passage in context from 2:190-195:
Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for God loves not transgressors. And kill them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out; for persecution and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, kill them. Such is the reward of those who reject faith. But if they cease, God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in God; but if they cease, let there be no hostility except to those who practice oppression. The prohibited month, for the prohibited month, and so for all things prohibited, there is the law of equality. If then any one transgresses the prohibition against you, transgress ye likewise against him. But fear (the punishment of) God, and know that God is with those who restrain themselves. And spend of your substance in the cause of Allah, and make not your own hands contribute to (your) destruction; but do good; for Allah loveth those who do good. (YUSUF ALI, Quran 2:190-195)
The verse clearly states to fight those who fight you, yet do not transgress limits. In so sense therefore does it promote killing of innocent but allows self-defence. It further goes on to state “And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice” and “if they cease, let there be no hostility except to those who practice oppression”. Hence, once again when the whole context is examined the verses does not promote killing of innocent in anyway.
Abdul Majid Daryabadi (Finlay, Greece Under the Romans, pp. 367-368) writes on verse 2:190:
“…Violating the truce they themselves had signed. The Muslims, after having borne untold persecution with almost superhuman fortitude for years and years at the hands of the pagans of Makkah, are now for the first time enjoined to take to reprisals. ‘For a full thirteen years the Muslims were subjected to relentless persecution in Mecca. The Prophet and his followers fled for life to Medina, but the enemy would not leave them alone in their refuge. They came to attack them within a year, and the first three battles were fought in the very locality which will whether the Prophet was an assailant or defendant’ (Headley, The Original Church of Jesus Christ and Islam, p. 155). The Makkans had signed a truce and were the first to break it…”
Once again when the whole context is examined the verses does not promote killing of innocents, whether muslims or non-muslims in anyway, but only self-defence.
Quran 4:89
Verse says:
But if they turn away, catch them and slaughter them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.” (4:89)
Once again the context is ignored, they don’t quote previous and next verses.
They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks;– Except those who join a group between whom and you there is a treaty (of peace), or those who approach you with hearts restraining them from fighting you as well as fighting their own people. If Allah had pleased, He could have given them power over you, and they would have fought you: Therefore if they withdraw from you but fight you not, and (instead) send you (Guarantees of) peace, then Allah Hath opened no way for you (to war against them). Others you will find that wish to gain your confidence as well as that of their people: Every time they are sent back to temptation, they succumb thereto: if they withdraw not from you nor give you (guarantees) of peace besides restraining their hands, seize them and slay them wherever ye get them: In their case We have provided you with a clear argument against them. (YUSUF ALI Translation, Quran 4:89-91)
When we read it in context, verse 4:89 is NOT to those “who join a group between whom and you there is a treaty (of peace), or those who approach you with hearts restraining them from fighting you as well as fighting their own people.” This verse is only referring to those “withdraw not from you nor give you (guarantees) of peace besides restraining their hands”.
Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi says with regards to this verse:
“Now tell me honestly, do these verses give a free permission to kill any one anywhere? These verses were revealed by God to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), at the time when Muslims were attacked by the non-Muslims of Makkah on a regular basis. They were frightening the Muslim community of Madinah. One may say using the contemporary jargon that there were constant terrorist attacks on Madinah and in this situation Muslims were given permission to fight back the “terrorist”. These verses are not a permission for “terrorism” but they are a warning against the “terrorists.” But even in these warnings you can see how much restraint and care is emphasized.”
Therefore, it is clear that the verse only allows self-defence against those who “withdraw not from you nor give you (guarantees) of peace besides restraining their hands”. Naturally, it would be necessary for the enemies to withdraw and make peace in order to achieve peace. Verse is not referring to “those who join a group between whom and you there is a treaty (of peace), or those who approach you with hearts restraining them from fighting you as well as fighting their own people”.
In “…withdraw not from you nor give you (guarantees) of peace besides restraining their hands”, it is obviously necessary to give guarantees of peace or form a treaty in addition to stop fighting. Otherwise, anyone can pretend to be “restraining their hands” when they are weak, and when they are strong again they come back and attack again. Thus to make it official Quran says to give you (guarantees) of peace, and not act as two-faced.
Quran 4:95
We have already discussed 4:89, now lets look at 4:95. Common translation amongst the critics of this verse (poorly translated) is:
Qur’an 4:95 Not equal are those believers who sit at home and receive no injurious hurt, and those who strive hard, fighting Jihad in God’s Cause with their wealth and lives. God has granted a rank higher to those who strive hard, fighting Jihad with their wealth and bodies to those who sit (at home). Unto each has God promised good, but He prefers Jihadists who strive hard and fight above those who sit home. He has distinguished his fighters with a huge reward.
Now let’s examine this verse in the light of another common translation:
O ye who believe! When ye go forth (to fight) in the way of Allah, be careful to discriminate, and say not unto one who offereth you peace: “Thou art not a believer,” seeking the chance profits of this life (so that ye may despoil him). With Allah are plenteous spoils. Even thus (as he now is) were ye before; but Allah hath since then been gracious unto you. Therefore take care to discriminate. Allah is ever Informed of what ye do. Those of the believers who sit still, other than those who have a (disabling) hurt, are not on an equality with those who strive in the way of Allah with their wealth and lives. Allah hath conferred on those who strive with their wealth and lives a rank above the sedentary. Unto each Allah hath promised good, but He hath bestowed on those who strive a great reward above the sedentary; (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 4:94-95)
The verse is stating those who strive in the path of God with lives and wealth are not equal to those who do not, which is logical. Accurate translations make no mention of “Jihadists” and killing as poor translations indicate. Once again, critics take advantage of inaccurate translations. Also 4:94 prevents killing of innocents as it says “…be careful to discriminate, and say not unto one who offereth you peace: “Thou art not a believer,” seeking the chance profits of this life…”
Quran 47:4
If read with good translation and historical context in mind, no significant complaint can be found about 47:4. However, some non-muslims insist on using a very poor translation of Quran with additions. One such translation reads:
Qur’an 47:4 So, when you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle, smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them. At length, when you have thoroughly subdued them, bind them firmly, making (them) captives. Thereafter either generosity or ransom until the war lays down its burdens. Thus are you commanded by God to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam .
However, almost all of the major translations are contrary to the above translation. Yusuf Ali’s translation reads:
Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens. Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had been Allah’s Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others. But those who are slain in the Way of Allah,- He will never let their deeds be lost. (Yusuf Ali Translation, Quran 47:4)
Further translations can be checked out here. Nowhere does the accurate translations make any mention of 1)”killing and wounding” 2) “Thus are you commanded by God to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam”, those are additions of the translator’s and are not to be found in Quran.
According to Professor Shahul Hameed (http://www.islamonline.net/askaboutislam/display.asp?hquestionID=8922), historical context of this verse is Battle of Badr. He writes:
“The context of this verse was when the Muslims were to fight their enemies for their very existence. After thirteen years of endurance and patience, the prophet and his companions had to leave their home town of Makkah and to emigrate to Madinah. When the people of Madinah had welcomed him there and he was accepted as a leader there, the Makkans became unhappy. They wanted to eliminate Muhammad and his religion; and so they sent their army to root out Islam. And the crucial battle took place in Badr.”
Once again, the context is of war here and therefore killing of innocent people is not prescribed. Naturally, in war people would be expected to fight and kill, therefore “smite at their necks” is only natural.
Quran 33:23
Another poor translation of this verse commonly seen reads:
Qur’an 33:23 Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with God and have gone out for Jihad (holy fighting ). Some have completed their vow to extreme and have been martyred fighting and dying in His Cause, and some are waiting, prepared for death in battle.
More accurate and common translation reads:
Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah: of them some have completed their vow (to the extreme), and some (still) wait: but they have never changed (their determination) in the least: (YUSUF ALI Translation, Quran 33.23)
Critics have included “fighting and dying”, “prepared for death in battle” and their own interpretation to the verse. Ibn Kathir writes:
“When Allah mentions how the hypocrites broke their promise to Him that they would not turn their backs, He describes the believers as firmly adhering to their covenant and their promise:
([they] have been true to their covenant with Allah; of them some have fulfilled their Nahbah;) Some of [the Qur’anic commentators] said: “Met their appointed time (i.e., death).” Al-Bukhari said, “Their covenant, and refers back to the beginning of the Ayah.
(and some of them are still waiting, but they have never changed in the least.) means, they have never changed or broken their covenant with Allah. (Tafsir Ibn Kathir)”
It is clear, when read in proper translation, that the verse does not promote killing of innocents at all.
Quran 2:217-218
Verse states:
They ask thee concerning fighting in the Prohibited Month. Say: “Fighting therein is a grave (offence); but graver is it in the sight of Allah to prevent access to the path of Allah, to deny Him, to prevent access to the Sacred Mosque, and drive out its members.” Tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter. Nor will they cease fighting you until they turn you back from your faith if they can. And if any of you Turn back from their faith and die in unbelief, their works will bear no fruit in this life and in the Hereafter; they will be companions of the Fire and will abide therein. Those who believed and those who suffered exile and fought (and strove and struggled) in the path of Allah,- they have the hope of the Mercy of Allah: And Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. (YUSUF ALI Translation, Quran 2:217-218)
The context of these verses refers to an expedition of a group of the companions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), under the lead of Abdullah bin Jahsh Asadi. The companions recognized a caravan from the Quraysh. Since the Quraysh had openly declared war on the Muslims and had persecuted them to the extent that they drove them out of their homes, and stole their property, the companions present, felt that they could retaliate. They killed one man of from the caravan, and took two as prisoners. When they returned to Madinah, the Prophet Muhammad disapproved of their attack during the Holy Month. But God revealed this verse as a reminder to the Muslims that while killing in the Holy Month was bad, persecution and expelling people from their homes because of their faith is far worse. So the verses make it very clear that in the face of the terrorist attacks of the polytheists, the Muslims should be brave and steadfast and turn to God for help rather than giving in and leaving the truth.
Shaykh Safiur Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri (Al-Mubarakpuri, Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum; Riyadh-Saudi Arabia, Dar-us-Salam Publications, 1996; pp. 205-206)writes on verse 2:217:
The Words of Allah were quite clear and said that the tumult created by the polytheists was groundless. The sacred inviolable sanctities repeatedly violated in the long process of fighting Islam and persecuting its adherents. The wealth of the Muslims as well as their homes had already been violated and their Prophet s.a.w.s. had been the target of repeated attempts on his life…Shortly afterwards, the two captives were released and blood money (compensation) was given to the killed man’s father. (fn. For details see Zad Al-Ma’ad, 2/83-85; Ibn Hisham, 1/605; Rahmat-ul-lil’alameen, 1/115. 2/468.) (Al-Mubarakpuri, Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum; Riyadh-Saudi Arabia, Dar-us-Salam Publications, 1996; pp. 205-206, emphasis added)
Quran 2:244
2:244 Fight in God’s Cause, and know that God hears and knows all. (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 2:244)
Verse 2:244 is informing us not to transgress limits and Allah “hears and knows all”, also fight in God’s cause which could be in reference to several things including liberation of the oppressed, meaning the helpless men and women who are yearning and praying for freedom as well as striving for all that which is good as well as doing Dawah in an appropriate manner. This does NOT refer to fighting and killing innocents. As Quran says:
Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors. (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 2:190)
Quran 4:76
Those who believe do battle for the cause of Allah; and those who disbelieve do battle for the cause of idols. So fight the minions of the devil. Lo! the devil’s strategy is ever weak. (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 4:76)
Now, let’s read the verse in textual context:Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward. How should ye not fight for the cause of Allah and (for the cause) of the feeble among men and of the women and the children who are crying: Our Lord! Bring us forth from out this town of which the people are oppressors! Oh, give us from thy presence some protecting friend! Oh, give us from Thy presence some defender! Those who believe do battle for the cause of Allah; and those who disbelieve do battle for the cause of idols. So fight the minions of the devil. Lo! the devil’s strategy is ever weak. (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 4:74-76)
Verse 4:76 is specific to those who have been oppressed. In order to help those who cannot help themselves is indeed a great deed and to shun away tyranny and help those who are weak and oppressed. Islam-critics seek to present a view of violence and hate on behalf of Quran, however, when the verse is examined carefully in a correct context, their deceit is clearly exposed.
Dr. Maher Hathout (Hathout, Jihad vs. Terrorism; US Multimedia Vera International, 2002, p.50) comments on verse 4:76 by saying:
This verse is related to the two preceding verses (see 4:74-75) where it was stated that those who fight for God’s cause would be rewarded whether they are victorious or slain. Fighting for God’s cause includes the liberation of the oppressed, meaning the helpless men and women who are yearning and praying for freedom. The believers fight for God’s cause, and the disbelievers fight for the sake of their idols. An idol may be taken conceptually. For example, evil or greed may figuratively be construed as idols. The believers should put all their trust in God the Almighty and Powerful and fear not the disbelievers and their evil plans. Evil plans are always inferior to goodness. (Hathout, Jihad vs. Terrorism; US Multimedia Vera International, 2002, p.50)
Quran 5:33
Verse states:
The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter (YUSUF ALI Translation, Quran 5:33)
The verses before and after 5:33 are not usually quoted, as 5:32 prohibits murder and 5:34 encourages forgiveness.
On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land. The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter; Except for those who repent before they fall into your power: in that case, know that Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. (YUSUF ALI Translation, Quran 5:32-34)
The verse mentions “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land ” is either execution, OR crucifixion, OR the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, OR exile from the land. This is the punishment for waging war against the Prophet of God and spreading corruption. Four kinds of punishment are mentioned based upon the gravity of the crime. As Muhammad F. Malik writes in his translation of this verse:
The punishment for those who wage war against Allah and His Rasool and strive to create mischief in the land is death or crucifixion or the cutting off their hands and feet from opposite sides or exile from the land (based on the gravity of their offence)… (Malik, Al-Qur’an: Guidance for Mankind)
Therefore stealing may not result in execution but cutting of hand. Similarly, killing an innocent person may not result in exile from the land but execution. Verses 5:32 and 5:34 must also be taken in consideration, which condemns killing of innocent and takes into account repentance.
Quran 9:29
Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. (YUSUF ALI Translation, Quran 9:29)
This verse is referring to the Islamic Concept called “Jizya”, which Shaikh Sayed Sabiq in the Fiqh Alsunna (a commonly used source of fiqh[rulings (Fatwa) of Muslim Islamic jurists]), describes as “the underlying root of the word jizya is jaza, and defines it as “A sum of money to be put on anyone who enters the themah (protection and the treaty of the Muslims) from the people of the book“.
It is usually portrayed by certain critics that jizya is a mechanism for discriminating non-muslims in an Islamic-society. This is a common misconception; jizya is a political method dealing with finance.
One of the main pillars of Islam is called Zakat (Muslims whose wealth is above a certain limit must pay a percentage of it (in most cases 2.5%) to the poor and needy). Islam does not “force” upon non-muslims to follow one of it’s main pillar. This certainly quietens some critics who would otherwise be accusing Islam of imposing itself on them. Just like in a non-muslim society muslims pay tax, likewise non-muslims are obliged to pay certain percentage of their money to the Islamic State. It is quite hypocritical of non-muslims to criticize Jizya, whilst, in non-muslims countries muslims have to pay tax. If tax is justified then so should jizya be.
Regarding the amount of jizya Shaykh Abu’l-Hasan Al-Mawardi (d. 1058CE) writes in his book Al-Mawardi, al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah, Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd. 1996, pp. 209-210:
“The fuqaha (Jurists) differ as to the amount of the Jizya. Abu Hanifa considers that those subject to this tax are of three kinds: the rich from whom forty-eight dirhams are taken; those of average means from whom twenty four are taken, and the poor from whom twelve dirhams are taken: he thus stipulated the minimum and maximum amounts and prohibits any further judgement on behalf of those responsible for its collection. Malik, however, does not fix its minimum and maximum amount and considers that those responsible should make their own judgement as to the minimum and maximum. Ash-Shafi’i considers that the minimum is a dinar, and that it is not permitted to go below this while he does not stipulate the maximum, the latter being dependant on the ijtihad (judgement) of those responsible: the Imam, however, should try to harmonise between the different amounts, or to exact an amount in accordance with people’s means.”
In conclusion, this verse refers to a non-muslim who doesn’t pay poll-tax in Islamic State and thus does not contribute to the financial needs of the territory. It is generally agreed by the four major Jurists that jizya money is based upon one’s income. We ought also not forget that muslims are also obliged to pay Zakat.
Some critics try to pose the conception that the verse ought to be translated as “Kill those who believe…” instead of “Fight those who believe…” They claim since the verse uses the arabic word Qateloo, which comes from the root word Qaatil. However, there is derivitive field in arabic, when prefix and suffix are added, it determines the defination of verse in context. If it meant to say kill, verse would have said uqtulo or Uqtul.
According to the Ectaco English-Arabic Online Dictionary, in arabic words for “Fight” are:
مقاومة, شجار, مباراة في المِكمة, صراع, وغى, عراك,مناوشة, كفاح, نضال, مِكمة,
حارب, قاتل, تقاتل, تبارز, كافح, ناضل, ِكم, خاض معركة, قاوم [Source ]
Note: As the dictionary testifies one of the word for Fight is Qaatil (in a verb). Furthermore, in english, word Qaatil is translated thus:
A DEADLY, LETHAL, VITAL, MURDERED, MURDEROUS,
N KILLER, MANSLAYER, MURDERER, ASSASSIN,
V BATTLE, COMBAT, ENGAGE, FIGHT, WAR [
Source ]
So Fight indeed is a correct translation, in a context of a VERB. Also the jizya is only upon livings, dead people cannot pay money. Therefore “kill until they pay jizya” would also have logical contradictions, as killing would cause jizya to be abolished.
Quran 8:12-13 and 8:17
Anti-Islam websites quote this verse as:
“I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. Smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger tips off them. This because they contend against God and his apostle…”
Let’s read verses from 8:12-16:
When thy Lord inspired the angels, (saying): I am with you. So make those who believe stand firm. I will throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then smite the necks and smite of them each finger. That is because they opposed Allah and His messenger. Whoso opposeth Allah and His messenger, (for him) lo! Allah is severe in punishment. That (is the award), so taste it, and (know) that for disbelievers is the torment of the Fire. O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them. Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless manoeuvring for battle or intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey’s end. (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 8:12-16)
Hence when read in its textual context the verse is referring to smiting in the time of BATTLE. Now let’s read 8:17 which is presented in absence of 8:14-16:
Ye (Muslims) slew them not, but Allah slew them. And thou (Muhammad) threwest not when thou didst throw, but Allah threw, that He might test the believers by a fair test from Him. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Knower. (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 8:12-16)
Verses 8:12-17 are in the context of Battle Of Badr. Ansar Al-’Adl ( Source ) comments on 8:12-13:
“The historical context is that this verse was revealed at the Battle of Badr, a battle in which the pagans of Makkah traveled over 200 miles to destroy the Muslims of Madinah. The Pagans of Makkah had an army of about 1000 while the Muslims were only 300 followers. The Prophet Muhammad ((peace be upon him)) and his followers had suffered severe persecutions and torture for 13 years in the city of Makkah. Having fled from Makkah to the safety of Madinah, they found that they were once again threatened.”
Al-Mubarakpuri, Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum; Riyadh-Saudi Arabia, Dar-us-Salam Publications, 1996; pp. 219-220, says:
“When the fierce engagement grew too hot he (Prophet Muhammed) again began to supplicate his Lord saying: “O Allâh! Should this group (of Muslims) be defeated today, You will no longer be worshipped.”…. Immediate was the response from Allâh, Who sent down angels from the heavens for the help and assistance of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and his companions. The Noble Qur’ân observes:
And recall when your Lord inspired the angels: “Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved.” [8:12]”
Furthermore, 8:19 says:(O Qureysh!) If ye sought a judgment, now hath the judgment come unto you. And if ye cease (from persecuting the believers) it will be better for you, but if ye return (to the attack) We also shall return. And your host will avail you naught, however numerous it be, and (know) that Allah is with the believers (in His Guidance). (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 8:19)
It is obvious from historical and textual context therefore that the verse in no sense promote killing of innocents. Verse 8:19 reaches out a hand of peace towards the Qureysh despite their aggression.
Quran 5:51
Translation of PICKTHAL is usually quoted:
O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are friends one to another. He among you who taketh them for friends is (one) of them. Lo! Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk. (PICKTHAL Translation Quran 5:51)
The arabic word Awliya used in 5:51 is mistranslated by PICKTHAL and other major translators. More accurate translation of the word Awliya would be “Protector” , “allies” or “intimate friends”. Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi says [ Source ]
“In the verse you quoted, the word “Awliya” is used. It is a plural and its singular is “wali”. The correct translation of the word “”wali”” is not “friend” but it is someone who is very close and intimate. It is also used to mean “guardian, protector, patron, lord and master.”
In addition, according to Ectaco Online Dictionary, root word of Awliya (Al-wali الولي) means:
N PROTECTOR
Whilst according to the same dictionary words for friends in arabic are:
صديق, رفيق, زميل, نصير, الصاحبي عضو من جماعة المهتزينالرفيق,
صادق, آزر
Source ]
Al-Wali and awliya are NOT mentioned in the above list of friends.
However, according to the same dictionary, an Arabic word for protector is الولي (the wali):
الحاميالمدافع, الولي, النصير, الواقية أداة للوقاية من اّذى, الوصي على العرش
Source ]
Allah says that Allah alone is the Auliya (in a sense of a protector):
The likeness of those who take Auliyâ’ (protectors and helpers) other than Allâh is as the likeness of a spider, who builds (for itself) a house, but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spider’s house; if they but knew. (Al-’Ankabut 29:41)
Or have they taken (for worship) Auliyâ’ (guardians, supporters, helpers, protectors, etc.) besides Him? But Allâh, He Alone is the Walî (Protector, etc.). And it is He Who gives life to the dead, and He is Able to do all things. (Ash-Shura 42:9)
The word Auliya is also used as a substitiotion for God/Lord:
Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?” Say: “(It is) Allâh.” Say: “Have you then taken (for worship) Auliyâ’ (protectors, etc.) other than Him, such as have no power either for benefit or for harm to themselves?” Say: “Is the blind equal to the one who sees? Or darkness equal to light? Or do they assign to Allâh partners who created the like of His creation, so that the creation (which they made and His creation) seemed alike to them.” Say: “Allâh is the Creator of all things, He is the One, the Irresistible.” (Ra’d 13:16)
Do then those who disbelieve think that they can take My slaves [i.e., the angels, Allâh’s Messengers, ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), etc.] as Auliyâ’ (lords, gods, protectors, etc.) besides Me? Verily, We have prepared Hell as an entertainment for the disbelievers (in the Oneness of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism). (Al-Kahf 18:102)
Verily, they can avail you nothing against Allâh (if He wants to punish you). Verily, the Zâlimûn (polytheists, wrong-doers, etc.) are Auliyâ’ (protectors, helpers, etc.) to one another, but Allâh is the Walî (Helper, Protector, etc.) of the Muttaqûn (pious – see V.2:2). (Al-Jathiyah 45:19)
Or have they taken (for worship) Auliyâ’ (guardians, supporters, helpers, protectors, etc.) besides Him? But Allâh, He Alone is the Walî (Protector, etc.). And it is He Who gives life to the dead, and He is Able to do all things. (Ash-Shura 42:9)
Surely, the religion (i.e. the worship and the obedience) is for Allâh only. And those who take Auliyâ’ (protectors and helpers) besides Him (say): “We worship them only that they may bring us near to Allâh.” Verily, Allâh will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Truly, Allâh guides not him who is a liar, and a disbeliever. (Az-Zumar 39:3)
Quran 9:111
Verses 9:111-112 states:
Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur’an: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme. Those that turn (to Allah) in repentance; that serve Him, and praise Him; that wander in devotion to the cause of Allah,: that bow down and prostrate themselves in prayer; that enjoin good and forbid evil; and observe the limit set by Allah;- (These do rejoice). So proclaim the glad tidings to the Believers. (YUSUF ALI Translation, Quran 9:111-112)
As we read in Quran limits set by Allah are: “Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors.” (Yusuf Ali Translation, Quran 2:190).
Thus in the light of 2:190 it can be easily understood that the verse teaches self-defense in a form of a physical jihad (striving in the path of Allah). Let us also remember the rest of context of Chapter 9, which we have discussed before in 9:5 and 9:29.
Part 2: Providing accurate picture of Islam
Quran preaches peace
Unsurprisingly, Islam-critic shy away from posting verses of the Quran, which preaches peace. By bombarding verses out of their context or using dubious translations they seek to give the impression that a book such as Quran leaves no place for peace.
Can Muslim and non-Muslim co-exist?
One of the common misconception is that Quran teaches that either non-muslim must be forced to become Muslim or they must be put to death. They justify themselves by misquoting verses, most of which we have discussed in this article. Now, let’s examine what Quran really says, does Quran allow non-Muslim to keep their religion? One whole chapter is dedicated in Quran to this topic called Surah Kafiroon (Chapter THE DISBELIEVERS):
Say: O disbelievers! I worship not that which ye worship; Nor worship ye that which I worship. And I shall not worship that which ye worship. Nor will ye worship that which I worship. Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion(PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 109:1-6)
The chapter gives crystal-clear evidence of “let and let live”. Quran states “Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion”. Thus no enforcement of religion by sword or otherwise is suggested in Islam. Furthermore, Quran says that there is no compulsion in religion; non-Muslims do not have to become Muslims against their wishes:
There is no compulsion in religion. The right direction is henceforth distinct from error. And he who rejecteth false deities and believeth in Allah hath grasped a firm handhold which will never break. Allah is Hearer, Knower. (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 2:256)
Does Quran not say kill (innocent) non-believers?Murder is a grave sin in Islam, Quran says in 5:32:
For that cause We decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever killeth a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind. Our messengers came unto them of old with clear proofs (of Allah’s Sovereignty), but afterwards lo! many of them became prodigals in the earth. (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 5:32)
As Quran points out killing an innocent being is like killing an entire humanity, which naturally leaves no place for killing innocents. It must be pointed out that Quran states “…whosoever killeth a human being…”, thus referring to a human being and not simply restricted to Muslims.
Quran also says:
And slay not the life which Allah hath forbidden save with right. Whoso is slain wrongfully, We have given power unto his heir, but let him not commit excess in slaying. Lo! he will be helped. (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 17:33)
Quran emphasizes not to slay unjustly!
Does Quran not states to hate non-Muslims and treat them unjustly?This is another common misconception, Quran itself describes how ought a Muslim to a treat non-Muslims:
Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just. (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 60:8)
Quran states to deal KINDLY and JUSTLY with those who don’t fight us. It does not only order Muslims “not to live and let live” but to even go a step further in living peacefully and deal with them kindly and justly.
Another verse says:
O ye who believe! Be steadfast witnesses for Allah in equity, and let not hatred of any people seduce you that ye deal not justly. Deal justly, that is nearer to your duty. Observe your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is Informed of what ye do. Allah hath promised those who believe and do good works: Theirs will be forgiveness and immense reward. (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 5:8-9)
Allah emphasizes not to let hatred of people prevent them from upholding justice.
Does Quran not say to wage war with non-Muslims for any reason possible?
Quran states:
To those against whom war is made, permission is given (to fight), because they are wronged;– and verily, Allah is most powerful for their aid;- (They are) those who have been expelled from their homes in defiance of right,- (for no cause) except that they say, “our Lord is Allah”. Did not Allah check one set of people by means of another, there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of Allah is commemorated in abundant measure. Allah will certainly aid those who aid his (cause);- for verily Allah is full of Strength, Exalted in Might, (able to enforce His Will). (YUSUF ALI Translation, Quran 22:39-40)
There are reasons for which permission of war is given is mentioned in the verse as those have been wronged and “expelled from their homes in defiance of right” because they are Muslim. Quran also calls upon its followers not to transgress limits:
Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors. (YUSUF ALI Translation, Quran 2:190)
We Conclude with the following verse of the Quran:
How should ye not fight for the cause of Allah and (for the cause) of the feeble among men and of the women and the children who are crying: Our Lord! Bring us forth from out this town of which the people are oppressors! Oh, give us from thy presence some protecting friend! Oh, give us from Thy presence some defender! [4:75]


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