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Hey Ed You hav a nice way of misrepresenting the message of Holy Quran

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Submitted by tariq (Pakistan), Jan 1, 2006 at 14:02

All the verses tht u mentioned(008.013, 008.014, 008.015, 008.038 and 009.005 were revealed during wars.

verse 008.013 does not instruct muslims to fight, it only says tht God will be strict with those who hav gone against him(attacked his messenger)

verse 008.014 informs tht those ppl who dont believe in him will be punished in the hereafter. it has nothing to do with attacking anyone

verse 008.015 says :"O ye who believe! when ye meet the unbeliever (kafir) in hostile array, never turn your backs to them." This verse does not instruct muslims to forcibly convert any1 into a muslim.this vesre was revealed wen the muslims were defending themselves from the attacks by the pagans.

verse 008.038 does not instruct muslims to FORCIBLY convert others to Islam. It only tells them to inform others about their beliefs.

verse 009.005:
"But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherver ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagerm (of war), but if they repent, and establish regualr prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for allah is oft forgiving, most merciful."

This verse is used most often by ppl who want to spread misconceptioms about Islam.
u just cite this verse but wot u dont see is tht this verse was revealed wen muslims were at war but had a 4 month peace treaty. therefore the Quran is telling the muslims to honour their treaty but wen the four months are over, continue the war
heres the translation of the next verse(9-6):
"If one amongst the Pagans ask thee for asylum, grant it to him, so that he may hear the word of God; and then escort him to where he can be secure. That is because they are men without knowledge.

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