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You misunderstand Islamic Scholarship

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Submitted by Vince (United States), Nov 14, 2010 at 00:57

Allah stated in the Quoran that if you die in Jihad then you are spared judgment and automaticly go to paradise

4.74 Therefore let those fight in the way of Allah, who sell this world's life for the hereafter; and whoever fights in the way of Allah, then be he slain or be he victorious, We shall grant him a mighty reward

The verses in the quoran that speak of jihad over-ride (nasikh) the verses that speak of love and kindness

114 verses in the quoran that speak of love,peace, and forgivness lots in the surah called the Heifer

2.62 Surely those who believe, and those who are Jews, and the Christians, and the Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last day and does good, they shall have their reward from their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve.
2.109 Many of the followers of the Book wish that they could turn you back into unbelievers after your faith, out of envy from themselves, (even) after the truth has become manifest to them; but pardon and forgive, so that Allah should bring about His command; surely Allah has power over all things.

but when Surah 9:5 was revealed later,it cancelled out those previous verses...

Surah 9.5 So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful....

this is known as the verse "of the sword" and it explains that muslims must fight anyone who chooses not to convert to Islam..

it is considered to represent the final development of Jihad in Islam

the principle of naskh is very strong if a verse is nasikh or overidden it is as if that verse doesn't even exist....

at first the messages that were revealed to Muhameed were peacful and kind in order to attract people..

but circumstances changed...we need only see his writings in Mecca and compare them to those written in Medina when Muhameed was in a position of power he was able to return and conquer mecca and surrounding areas...islam changed from a spiritual religion to a political revolution...over night....Islam is not a religion of peace and does not seek harmony with unbelievers.there beliefs are evil and they do mean us harm. Moderates are the exception and not the rule in Islam.

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