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dhimmi no more and Contextomy of Qur'an part 2

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in response to reader comment: Our dear Keith disagrees with his Allah who says in the Qur'an that Muslims must terrorize Allah's enemies!

Submitted by Keith Williams (United States), Dec 19, 2008 at 03:59

Hi,

Dhimmi wrote: >> So what did we learn from our dear Keith ...? Nothing. Not a thing. <<

God willing.

>> You told us that there is no place for terrorism in islam. Right? But your Allah says that Muslims must terrorize his enemies. context or no context. Right? <<

Yes, there is no place for terrorism in Islam. Allah did not say terrorize the innocents. Context matters my friend. History records that all the battles fought by the early Muslims under Muhammad were of a defensive nature. Resistance by arms was resorted to only after the greatest provocation, or attack upon the community. But short is the path from defensive war to offensive war, when passions are aroused. In Islam, justice and equality in the way of God must prevail over hate and passion and not exceeding the limits and rules of war must always be obeyed but a few have exceeded the mandate and are committing terrorist and criminal acts against the innocents. Islam is against that. A few have forgotten some of the Prophet's teachings that: "The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr." And that the: "The most excellent Jihad is that for the conquest of self."

Qur'an 2: Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors. (190) And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out; for tumult 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 slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith. (191) But if they cease, Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful. (192) And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression and there prevail justice and faith in Allah; but if they cease let there be no hostility except to those who practise oppression. (193)

What is Islam??? "Lo! Religion with Allah is Surrender [to His will and guidance]." Islam denounces terrorism.

Bukhari :: Book 4 :: Volume 52 :: Hadith 257 Narrated 'Abdullah: During some of the Ghazawat of the Prophet a woman was found killed. Allah's Apostle disapproved the killing of women and children.

Malik :: Book 21 : Hadith 21.3.10 Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that Abu Bakr as-Siddiq was sending armies to ash-Sham. He went for a walk with Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan who was the commander of one of the battalions. It is claimed that Yazid said to Abu Bakr, "Will you ride or shall I get down?" Abu Bakrsaid, "I will not ride and you will not get down. I intend these steps of mine to be in the way of Allah."

Then Abu Bakr advised Yazid, "You will find a people who claim to have totally given themselves to Allah. Leave them to what they claim to have given themselves. You will find a people who have shaved the middle of their heads, strike what they have shaved with the sword.

"I advise you ten things: Do not kill women or children or an aged, infirm person. Do not cut down fruit-bearing trees. Do not destroy an inhabited place. Do not slaughter sheep or camels except for food. Do not burn bees and do not scatter them. Do not steal from the booty, and do not be cowardly."

There is no excuse for terrorism. Forgiveness is taught in the Qur'an:

Qur'an "Whatever ye are given (here) is (but) a convenience of this Life: but that which is with Allah is better and more lasting: (it is) for those who believe and put their trust in their Lord; (36) Those who avoid the greater crimes and shameful deeds, and, when they are angry even then forgive; (37) Those who harken to their Lord, and establish regular prayer; who (conduct) their affairs by mutual Consultation; who spend out of what We bestow on them for Sustenance; (38) And those who, when an oppressive wrong is inflicted on them, (are not cowed but) help and defend themselves. (39) The recompense for an injury is an injury equal thereto (in degree): but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due, from Allah: for (Allah) loveth not those who do wrong. (40) But indeed if any do help and defend himself after a wrong (done) to them against such there is no cause of blame. (41) The blame is only against those who oppress men with wrong-doing and insolently transgress beyond bounds through the land, defying right and justice: for such there will be a Penalty grievous. (42) But indeed if any show patience and forgive, that would truly be an exercise of courageous will and resolution in the conduct of affairs. (43)

Also, even capital punishments for crimes should be avoided and the saving of life is better:

Qur'an 2: O ye who believe! The law of equality is prescribed to you in cases of murder; the free for the free the slave for the slave the woman for the woman. But if any remission is made by the brother of the slain then grant any reasonable demand, and compensate him with handsome gratitude, This is a concession and a Mercy from your Lord. After this whoever exceeds the limits shall be in grave penalty. (178) In the law of Equality there is (saving of) life to you O ye men of understanding! that ye may restrain yourselves. (179)

Qur'an 17: And do not kill anyone whose killing Allâh has forbidden, except for a just cause. And whoever is killed wrongfully (Mazluman intentionally with hostility and oppression and not by mistake), We have given his heir the authority [(to demand Qisâs, Law of Equality in punishment— or to forgive, or to take Diya (blood - money)]. But let him not exceed limits in the matter of taking life (i.e he should not kill except the killer). Verily, he is helped (by the Islâmic law)[] (33)

Some references:

http://speakingoffaith.publicradio.org/programs/servingallah/index.shtml
http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/quranic_verses_against_extremism/0013622
http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslim_voices_against_extremism_and_terrorism_part_i_fatwas/0012209
http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0530/p01s04-wosc.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJoKAhPUu4c&feature=PlayList&p=65670327A1D75D5D&index=18


I pray for you dhimmi. God willing, you will find faith in God.

Qur'an 33: O ye who believe! Fear Allah, and (always) say a word directed to the Right: (70) That He may make your conduct whole and sound and forgive you your sins: he that obeys Allah and His Messenger, has already attained the highest Achievement. (71)

God bless you all,

peace

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