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Dhimmi no more

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in response to reader comment: For Sohail (Rabna Yusahil Alaikum) and "Islam did not spread by the sword" part deux

Submitted by Sohail (United Kingdom), Sep 4, 2006 at 13:49

Dhimmi no more why didn't you mention Verse 9:4 or 9:5 it would have made more sense.

9:4 Excepting those of the idolaters with whom ye (Muslims) have a treaty, and who have since abated nothing of your right nor have supported anyone against you. (As for these), fulfil their treaty to them till their term. Lo! Allah loveth those who keep their duty (unto Him).

9:5 Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

9:6 And if anyone of the idolaters seeketh thy protection (O Muhammad), then protect him so that he may hear the Word of Allah, and afterward convey him to his place of safety. That is because they are a folk who know not.

Sohail

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