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ALLAH ONLY DELEGATES MUSLIMS' RESPONSIBILITY IN PREACHING INSTEAD OF FIGHTING

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All the different translations show us that Allah only delagates preaching responsibility to us and he did not/does not delegate us responsibility to fight.

Quran 3:20 (Yusuf Ali), "So if they dispute with thee, say: "I have submitted My whole self to Allah and so have those who follow me." And say to the People of the Book and to those who are unlearned: "Do ye (also) submit yourselves?" If they do, they are in right guidance, but if they turn back, Thy duty is to convey the Message; and in Allah.s sight are (all) His servants."

Quran 3:20 (Shakir), "But if they dispute with you, say: I have submitted myself entirely to Allah and (so) every one who follows me; and say to those who have been given the Book and the unlearned people: Do you submit yourselves? So if they submit then indeed they follow the right way; and if they turn back, then upon you is only the delivery of the message and Allah sees the servants. "

Quran 3:20 (Pickthal), "And if they argue with thee, (O Muhammad), say: I have surrendered my purpose to Allah and (so have) those who follow me. And say unto those who have received the Scripture and those who read not: Have ye (too) surrendered? If they surrender, then truly they are rightly guided, and if they turn away, then it is thy duty only to convey the message (unto them). Allah is Seer of (His) bondmen. "

Quran 3:20 (Mohsin Khan), "So if they dispute with you (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) say: "I have submitted myself to Allah (in Islam), and (so have) those who follow me." And say to those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and to those who are illiterates (Arab pagans): "Do you (also) submit yourselves (to Allah in Islam)?" If they do, they are rightly guided; but if they turn away, your duty is only to convey the Message; and Allah is All-Seer of (His) slaves ."

As the phrase, Your duty is only to, in Quran 3:20 is mentioned with the phrase, if they turn away, it gives us the very hint that Allah only grants us this responsibility to deal with those non-muslims. What responsibility has been spelt out in Quran 3:20 then? It is merely to Quran 3:20, "convey the Message". Or in other words, Allah only grants us the responsibility on this earth to preach the message of Allah to non-muslims. Even if you support the word, fight, in the Holy Quran as violence, this has to be done it on the Last Judgment Day since Allah only authorizes us to convey message of Allah to non-muslims while we are on earth.

Thus, you insist to interpret the word, fight, in the Holy Quran as violence. However, Quran 3:20 only demands muslims to preach while we are on earth. As Allah did not/does not delegate us the spirits of fighting while we are on earth, how could we, moderate muslims, rebel against the instruction that is granted by Allah to deal with only sharing with message to non-muslims while we are on earth?

The following are the different translations for the proves that Allah only demands muslims to preach to non-muslims instead of encouraging muslims to fight:

Quran 36:17 (Yusuf Ali), "And our duty is only to proclaim the clear Message."

Quran 36:17 (Shakir) , "And nothing devolves on us but a clear deliverance (of the message). "

Quran 36:17 (Pickthal), "And our duty is but plain conveyance (of the message). "

Quran 36:17 (Mohsin Khan), ""And our duty is only to convey plainly (the Message)."

As the word, only, in Quran 36:17 is mentioned with the phrase, convey plainly (the Message), Allah only demands muslims to preach instead of stirring up problems in the society to create violence, vandalism and etc.

All the different translations show us that Allah only will deal with non-muslims on the Day of Judgment instead of while we are on earth (Muslim extremists slaughter non-muslims without leaving mercy in turn act against Quran 29:25):

Quran 29:25 (Yusuf Ali), "And he said: "For you, ye have taken (for worship) idols besides Allah, out of mutual love and regard between yourselves in this life; but on the Day of Judgment ye shall disown each other and curse each other: and your abode will be the Fire, and ye shall have none to help."

Quran 29:25 (Shakir), "And he said: You have only taken for yourselves idols besides Allah by way of friendship between you in this world's life, then on the resurrection day some of you shall deny others, and some of you shall curse others, and your abode is the fire, and you shall not have any helpers. "

Quran 29:25 (Pickthal), "He said: Ye have chosen only idols instead of Allah. The love between you is only in the life of the world. Then on the Day of Resurrection ye will deny each other and curse each other, and your abode will be the Fire, and ye will have no helpers. "

Quran 29:25, (Mohsin Khan), "And [Ibrahim (Abraham)] said: "You have taken (for worship) idols instead of Allah. The love between you is only in the life of this world, but on the Day of Resurrection, you shall disown each other, and curse each other, and your abode will be the Fire, and you shall have no helper."

As the phrase, your abode will be the Fire, is mentioned in Quran 29:25 with the phrase, on the Day of Resurrection, it implies that Allah has authorized that he will deal with non-muslims on the day of resurrection or on the day of judgment. Those muslim extremists that execute judgment now and that is many years before the day of resurrection certainly act against the words of Allah that demands us to deal it on the day of resurrection.

All the different translations show us that Allah only delEgates preaching responsibility to us and he did not/does not delegate us responsibility to fight.

Quran 29:18 (Yusuf Ali):"And if ye reject (the Message), so did generations before you: and the duty of the apostle is only to preach publicly (and clearly)."

Quran 29:18 (Shakir), "And if you reject (the truth), nations before you did indeed reject (the truth); and nothing is incumbent on the messenger but a plain delivering (of the message). "

Quran 29:18, (Pickthal), "But if ye deny, then nations have denied before you. The messenger is only to convey (the message) plainly. "

Quran 29:18, (Mohsin Khan), "And if you deny, then nations before you have denied (their Messengers). And the duty of the Messenger is only to convey (the Message) plainly."

As the word, only, in Quran 29:18 is mentioned with the phrase, to convey (the Message) plainly, it implies that Allah only delegates us the authority to preach instead of delegating us to fight. As Allah only delegates us the responsibility to preach, why should muslim extremists abuse the authority of Allah to stir up violence, vandalism and etc. among non-muslims.

All the different translations show us that Allah only delEgates preaching responsibility to us and he did not/does not delegate us responsibility to fight.

Quran 24:54 (Yusuf Ali), "Say: "Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger. but if ye turn away, he is only responsible for the duty placed on him and ye for that placed on you. If ye obey him, ye shall be on right guidance. The Messenger.s duty is only to preach the clear (Message). "

Quran 24:54 (Shakir), "Say: Obey Allah and obey the Messenger; but if you turn back, then on him rests that which is imposed on him and on you rests that which is imposed on you; and if you obey him, you are on the right way; and nothing rests on the Messenger but clear delivering (of the message).

Quran 24:54 (Pickthal), "Say: Obey Allah and obey the messenger. But if ye turn away, then (it is) for him (to do) only that wherewith he hath been charged, and for you (to do) only that wherewith ye have been charged. If ye obey him, ye will go aright. But the messenger hath no other charge than to convey (the message) plainly.

Quran 24:54 (Mohsin Khan), "Say: "Obey Allah and obey the Messenger, but if you turn away, he (Messenger Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) is only responsible for the duty placed on him (i.e. to convey Allah's Message) and you for that placed on you. If you obey him, you shall be on the right guidance. The Messenger's duty is only to convey (the message) in a clear way (i.e. to preach in a plain way)."

As the phrase, only to convey the message, is mentioned in Quran 24;54, it implies that Allah only delegates preaching responsibility to us instead of fighting responsibility. How could we, moderate muslims, fight when Allah has not delegated us responsibilty to fight.

All the different translations show us that Allah only delEgates preaching responsibility to us and he did not/does not delegate us responsibility to fight.

Quran 64:54 (Yusuf Ali), "Say: "Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger. but if ye turn away, he is only responsible for the duty placed on him and ye for that placed on you. If ye obey him, ye shall be on right guidance. The Messenger.s duty is only to preach the clear (Message). "

Quran 64:54 (Shakir), "Say: Obey Allah and obey the Messenger; but if you turn back, then on him rests that which is imposed on him and on you rests that which is imposed on you; and if you obey him, you are on the right way; and nothing rests on the Messenger but clear delivering (of the message).

Quran 64:54 (Pickthal), "Say: Obey Allah and obey the messenger. But if ye turn away, then (it is) for him (to do) only that wherewith he hath been charged, and for you (to do) only that wherewith ye have been charged. If ye obey him, ye will go aright. But the messenger hath no other charge than to convey (the message) plainly.

Quran 64:54 (Mohsin Khan), "Say: "Obey Allah and obey the Messenger, but if you turn away, he (Messenger Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) is only responsible for the duty placed on him (i.e. to convey Allah's Message) and you for that placed on you. If you obey him, you shall be on the right guidance. The Messenger's duty is only to convey (the message) in a clear way (i.e. to preach in a plain way)."

As the phrase, only to convey the message, is mentioned in Quran 64;54, it implies that Allah only delegates preaching responsibility to us instead of fighting responsibility. How could we, moderate muslims, fight when Allah has not delegated us responsibilty to fight.

All the different translations show us that Allah only delagates preaching responsibility to us and he did not/does not delegate us responsibility to fight.

Quran 16:82 (Yusuf Ali), "But if they turn away, thy duty is only to preach the clear Message. "

Quran 16:82 (Shakir), "But if they turn back, then on you devolves only the clear deliverance (of the message). "

Quran 16:82 (Pickthal), "Then, if they turn away, thy duty (O Muhammad) is but plain conveyance (of the message). "

Quran 16:82 (Mohsin Khan), "Then, if they turn away, your duty (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم) is only to convey (the Message) in a clear way."

As the phase, only to convey, is mentioned in Quran 16:82 with the phrase, your duty, it implies that Allah has delegated us the responsibility to preach to non-muslims and he does not delegate any responsbility to fight. As Allah did not/does not delegate muslims the responsibility to fight, the word, fight, that you have quoted to mislead muslims to fight with non-muslims should be done on the last judgment day instead of while we are on earth. Thus, stirring problem in the society has been found not acceptable to Allah since Allah only wants us to actively involve in preaching rather than fighting.

All the different translations show us that Allah only will deal with non-muslims on the Day of Judgment instead of while we are on earth (Muslim extremists slaughter non-muslims without leaving mercy in turn act against Quran 29:25):

Quran 29:25 (Yusuf Ali), "And he said: "For you, ye have taken (for worship) idols besides Allah, out of mutual love and regard between yourselves in this life; but on the Day of Judgment ye shall disown each other and curse each other: and your abode will be the Fire, and ye shall have none to help."

Quran 29:25 (Shakir), "And he said: You have only taken for yourselves idols besides Allah by way of friendship between you in this world's life, then on the resurrection day some of you shall deny others, and some of you shall curse others, and your abode is the fire, and you shall not have any helpers. "

Quran 29:25 (Pickthal), "He said: Ye have chosen only idols instead of Allah. The love between you is only in the life of the world. Then on the Day of Resurrection ye will deny each other and curse each other, and your abode will be the Fire, and ye will have no helpers. "

Quran 29:25, (Mohsin Khan), "And [Ibrahim (Abraham)] said: "You have taken (for worship) idols instead of Allah. The love between you is only in the life of this world, but on the Day of Resurrection, you shall disown each other, and curse each other, and your abode will be the Fire, and you shall have no helper."

As the phrase, your abode will be the Fire, is mentioned in Quran 29:25 with the phrase, on the Day of Resurrection, it implies that Allah has authorized that he will deal with non-muslims on the day of resurrection or on the day of judgment. Those muslim extremists that execute judgment now and that is many years before the day of resurrection certainly act against the words of Allah that demands us to deal it on the day of resurrection.

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