Submitted by Sohail (United Kingdom), Feb 17, 2007 at 05:40
And then you quote some translation of Q4:75 1. Your claim is bogus and do you know why? Because Qur'an 9:29 in in Surat al-Tauba the last revealed Sura in the Qur'an and based on the doctrine of al-Nasikh wa al-mansukh in new dispensations in later ayats will abrogate earlier dispensations (in same subject matter) in later ayats. In other wrods Q9:29 will abrogate Q4:75 and Q9:29 tells Muslims to fight (Qatiloo and do not even think about correcting my Arabic. Do you understand?) ahl al-kitab for no reason at all. (ref: See Malik's Kitab al-Jihad ans see also Zamakhshari's Kashshaf). And my dear Sohail you ani't Malik or Zamakhshari! And remember that la ikrah fi al-deen was abrogated by ayat al-sayf and by 9:29. Your calim as I said is bogus.
This is how sura nine was revealed:
The first discourse (vv. 1-37), was revealed in Zil-Qa'adah A. H. 9 or thereabout. As the importance of the subject of the discourse required its declaration on the occasion of Haj the Holy Prophet despatched Hadrat Ali to follow Hadrat Abu Bakr, who had already left for Makkah as leader of the Pilgrims to the Ka'abah. He instructed Hadrat Ali to deliver the discourse before the representatives of the different clans of Arabia so as to inform them of the new policy towards the mushriks.
The second discourse (vv., 38-72) was sent down in Rajab A. H. 9 or a little before this, when the Holy Prophet was engaged in making preparations for the Campaign, of Tabuk. In this discourse, the Believers were urged to take active part in Jihad, and the shirkers were severely rebuked for holding back their wealth and for hesitation to sacrifice their lives in the way of Allah because of their hypocrisy, weak faith or negligence.
The third discourse (vv. 73-I 29) was revealed on his return from the Campaign of Tabuk. There are some pieces in this discourse that were sent down on different occasions during the same period and were afterwards consolidated by the Holy Prophet into the Surah in accordance with inspiration from Allah. But this caused no interruption in its continuity because they dealt with the same subject and formed part of the same series of events. This discourse warns the hypocrites of their evil deeds and rebukes those Believers who had stayed behind in the Campaign of Tabuk. Then after taking them to task, Allah pardons those true Believers who had not taken part in the Jihad in the Way of Allah for one reason or the other.
2. If your claim is really correct then why did Mahmud of Ghazni brutalize your ancestors? What did your ancestors the Hindus do against the invading barbarians called Muslims?
Because he probably had different understanding of the Quran.
And you know what? Even if you were born in England, which I do not believe, why do you live among infidels and why not go back to pakistan?
Because I live and work here.
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