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Non muslims converted to Islam forcefully ???

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Submitted by naheed (India), Jan 19, 2007 at 16:23

"……..What you have to say about forced conversion in India by Muslim rulers for 700 yrs……….."

It is a myth –Why we have more than 80 percent hindus in India and only 16 percent muslims ??

"….. All Muslims in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are previously Hindus only, Muslim rulers/invaders looted theoir wives and daughters and forced them to embrace Islam………:

According to muslims the first human beings on earth were adam alaihessalam and hawwa alaihessalam and were muslims.

Lastly – you cant force someone to practice a faith – for example if someone tortures you to convert to islam what will you do ?? you will say on face that u believe but in reality you wont believe. In front of him you may act as a muslim but inside yr homes you will teach yr kids yr own religion. Hence it I spractically impossible to force any belief on someone.

So in reality all hindus can trace their roots back to muslims in the form of adam & hawwa alaihessalam.

Take the example of most hindu kids – most hindu parents force them into vegetarianism – but when they grow up – they do as per their wish – and most start eating non-veg.

Hence Islam or for that matter any religion can never be forced upon someone.

& according to islam a person who forces other person to convert to islam is himself ignorant about Islamic teachings - now imagine a person who is himself ignorant about islamic teachings taking the pains to convert others. This is contradictory.

No compulsion in religion.
With which sword was Islam spread? Even if Muslims had it they could not use it to spread Islam because the Qur'an says in the following verse:


"Let there be no compulsion in religion:
Truth stands out clear from error"

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