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ALLAH'S MISSION TO MUSLIMS IS ONLY TO PREACH INSTEAD OF DESTROYING IDOLS-QURAN 64:12

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Submitted by MOHAMAD NOZZI (Singapore), May 27, 2009 at 05:18

You keep on using Muhammad in the history as an example to encourage muslims to destroy idols in the temples. However, you have to bear in mind what duty that Allah delegates to us whether that includes destroying idols.

Quran 64:12, "Obey Allah and His Messenger, but if ye turn back, then the duty of our Messenger is only to convey (the message) plainly". The phrase, the duty of our Messenger, in Quran 64:12 implies the responsibility of muslims. The phrase, to convey (the message) plainly, in Quran 64;12 implies preaching to non-muslims. The word, only, in Quran 64;12 has isolated our responsibility. As the phrase, the duty of our Messenger, is mentioned in Quran 64:12 with the phrase, only to convey (the message) plainly, it implies that Allah's mission for muslims is only to preach instead of fighting, violence, riots and/or etc., instead of that includes fighting, violence and/or etc. Unless Quran 64:12, "(mentions that) ...the duty of our Messenger is only to convey (the Message) plainly" and also fighting, violence, destroying idols and etc. As Quran 64:12 does not mention our duty is to destroy idols and fighting, there is no justifaible ground for you, non-muslims, to encourage we, moderate muslims, to fight and to destroy idols from temples.

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