Forced conversion did(not) happen
Submitted by tariq (United Arab Emirates), Feb 11, 2006 at 08:55Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) never forced anyone into accepting Islam. That it because the Quran does not allow him to do so.
The Sunnahs and Hadiths dont provide muslims with any rules, they only reflect on the Quran. The Quran tells the Muslims what to do and hadith and Sunnah tells us how to do it. There is nothing in the Hadith or Quran which are confliciting. In your comment you only quoted a hadith which shows that the prophet went to the Jews and told them to convert into muslims or leave medina. Wot you didnt mention was how many muslim lives those ppl were responsible for(directly or indirectly) and what threat they posed(hint: has to do with the very existence of the muslims in the early times). Write it down and let the readers decide whether wot the prophet did was right or not.
""I have been ordered by God to fight with people till they bear testimony to the fact that there is no God but Allah and that Mohammed is his messenger, and that they establish prayer and pay Zakat (money). If they do it, their blood and their property are safe from me" (see Bukhari Vol. I, p. 13). "
Fight whom? there is no mention in te Hadith to fight whom. But as the Prophet himself follows the Quran, we can know whom he has been ordered to fight.
"Fight in the cause of God THOSE WHO FIGHT YOU, but do not transgress limits; for God loveth not transgressors."
(you'll be surprised when you learn what these limits of transgression are)
So if you want to prove that Islam commands its followers to force other ppl, prove it from the Primary source, the Quran. Hadith and the Sunnah are secondary source, detailing the Qurans verses, not adding anything to it.
"9:29, Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."
Out of ignorance about Islam, Ianus and Vinodgupt quoted the exact same ayat to prove me wrong. But i removed their misunderstanding. read my comments to them and educate your self about Islam.
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