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Quran never teaches muslims to be bad to create havoc, violence, and all kind of mishaviour in the society

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in response to reader comment: Should the word, fight, in the Quran be interpreted as fighting against non-muslims?

Submitted by zuma (Singapore), Apr 30, 2012 at 20:35

Quran never teaches muslims bad to create violence, havoc, jihad and etc. in the society. Muslim extremists have mis-interpreted the word, fight, in Quran so as to suit their taste to created havoc in the society.

An-Nisa, Chapter #4, verse #90 in Mohsin Khan translation, "…So if they withdraw from you, and fight not against you, and offer you peace, then Allah has opened no way for you against them." This verse has guided the fact that muslims should be in the defensive role in fighting. Or in other words, if the opponents cease in fighting with muslims, they should not retaliate.

Even though the word, fight, is mentioned in the Quran and An-Nisa, Chapter #4, verse 90 has restricted fighting to be in defensive role, Allah only granted his permission to fight to apostles instead of to muslims people nowadays. Other than his apostles, he demands them not to shed blood or even cutting down trees as mentioned in Sahih Bukhari,(Book #3, Hadith #104), ""(that)...SO ANYBODY WHO HAS BELIEF IN ALLAH AND THE LAST DAY (i.e. a muslim) SHOULD NEITHER SHED BLOOD IN IT NOR CUT DOWN TREES...ALLAH GAVE PERMISSION TO HIS APOSTLE, BUT HE DID NOT GIVE IT TO YOU...."

Let's conclude the right teaching of Quran. No doubts the Quran mentions the word, fight, numerously, it has no value nowadays since the word, fight, could only be applicable to his apostles instead of to muslim people nowadays. Not only that, the word, fight, for the apostles in the past was only meant for defensive role.

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