Re: For Shakeel and killing polytheists! Shame
Submitted by Shakeel (Pakistan), Feb 17, 2007 at 17:33
My dear Shakeel
My dear dhimmi no more
I think, I had already answered your question in my previous post. Let me clarify and emphasize some points.
According to Islam, sometimes God send a person (called Rasool) to a set of people who establish judgment on his people on behalf of God to remember his people (and all the rest through them) about the final Day of Judgment that is going to come in which all the humankind will be included.
No one can stand against the Judgment of God which is final and ultimate and God rewards righteous/believers and punish the wrongdoers/unbelievers.
Since Rasool brings God's Judgment , the same thing happens. Believers/Righteous are rewarded and wrongdoers/unbelievers are punished.
For 13 years, Muhammad(sws) warned his people about God's Judgment which is going to come, he asked them to submit to God and be beloved of God or they will get God's punishment.
It is after when people rejected the teachings/warnings of Muhammad (sws), God asked him to migrate to Madina and start fighting against the non-believers/wrongdoers.
Then within next 10 years, all the Arabs were subdued and no one could stand against the God's Judgment by the hand of Rasool.
Why polytheists were killed and Jews/Christians were only humiliated/exiled?
Many of you say, Muhammad(sws) killed people for his own sake. This is false because if Muhammad were to kill for his own sake then he would kill Jews and let live polytheists because polytheists were his relatives and relatives of his fellow Muslims.
Jews/Christians were only exiled/humiliated because their crime against God was not as severe as those of polytheists. Jews/Christians worship one God and do not associate any partners with God, that's why they were left alive.
Mass of Polytheists were saved through conversion
As per command of God, Muhammad (sws) asked his to companions to hunt for every polytheists, gave them one out of two option be Muslim and saved or remain polytheist and be killed. Most, virtually all polytheists converted to Islam.
Just at the victory of polytheistic Mecca, all polytheists converted to Islam.
Judgment of God on earth ended forever after Muhammad (sws) and now only will come the Final Day of Judgment.
After Muhammad (sws), the Judgment of God ended forever. No more Rasool will come again. People have now seen what happens to those who does wrongdoings and stand/fight against God and His Rasool and now they are free to choose whatever path/religion they like but at the Final Day of Judgment they will not be able to make excuses that they were not aware of this Day because they had already seen God's Rasools who brought God's Judgment on earth from time to time throughout history.
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