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in response to reader comment: sorry !!! islam is not peaceful.

Submitted by Farid (United States), Jun 2, 2007 at 02:04

I am sorry you left Islam based on a misinterpretation of a sura. It is logical to think that there are many Muslims in the world, and if these verses were hatred verses instructing Muslims to kill everyone, then half the world would have been wiped out. I also misinterpreted these verses, but I didnt leave Islam, instead I researched and found the true meaning of it, now tell me are you truly leaving Islam because of these verses or because you want to be free of all Godly laws. well if it is because of these verses then you have made a big mistake, the real meaning of this verse can be acquired if you know the time it was sent at, these verses are simply telling Muslims to defend themselves but do not transgress limits, it is not telling Muslims to kill everyone. you cant just judge the Quran based on one sura, well because that would give you the wrong meaning of the Quran, you have to read other suras with it. for example:

[60:8] GOD does not enjoin you from befriending those who do not fight you because of religion, and do not evict you from your homes. You may befriend them and be equitable towards them. GOD loves the equitable.

[60:9] GOD enjoins you only from befriending those who fight you because of religion, evict you from your homes, and band together with others to banish you. You shall not befriend them. Those who befriend them are the transgressors.

[ 3:113] They are not all the same; among the followers of the scripture, there are those who are righteous. They recite GOD's revelations through the night, and they fall prostrate.

[ 3:114] They believe in GOD and the Last Day, they advocate righteousness and forbid evil, and they hasten to do righteous works. These are the righteous.

[ 3:115] Any good they do will not go unrewarded. GOD is fully aware of the righteous.

Noble Verse 5:32 "...if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people..."

Let there be no compulsion (forcing others) in religion: Truth stands out clear from error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy handhold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things. (The Noble Quran, 2:256)"

Hadiths:

Inscribed on the hilt of the Prophet's sword: 'Forgive him who wrongs you; join him who cuts you off; do good to him who does evil to you, and speak the truth although it be against yourself.'

A perfect Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands mankind is safe, and a true emigrant [muhajir] is one who flees from what God has forbidden.

It is unworthy of a Mu'min [a person with faith] to injure people's reputations; and it is unworthy to curse any one; and it is unworthy to abuse any one; and it is unworthy of a Mu'min to talk arrogantly

The exercise of religious duties will not atone for the fault of an abusive tongue. A person cannot be a Muslim till his heart and tongue are so.

The best jihad (lit. striving) is a just word before a tyrannical authority.

God's kindness towards His creatures is more than a mother's towards her babe.

You will not enter paradise until you have faith; and you will not complete your faith, till you love one another.

Faith is a restraint against all violence, let no Mu'min commit violence.

Anyone of you who sees wrong, let him undo it with his hand; and if he cannot, then let him speak against it with his tongue, and if he cannot do this either, then (let him abhor it) with his heart, and this is the least of faith.

What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the wrongs of the injured.

Whoever who tries to remove the want of his brother or sister, whether successfully or not, God will forgive their sins.

The best of people is one from whom good accrues to humanity.

All God's creatures are His family; and he or she is the most beloved of God who tries to do most good to God's creatures.

Someone said to the Prophet, 'Pray to God against the idolators and curse them.' The Prophet replied, 'I have been sent to show mercy and have not been sent to curse.'

God is not merciful to him who is not so to mankind.

An adulteress was pardoned, who passed by a dog at a well holding out his tongue from thirst which was nearly killing him; for she took off her short boot and tied it to her wrapper, and pulled water for him; so was she pardoned for that. It was asked, 'Shall we then have any reward for (our behavior to) the animals?' 'There are rewards' said the Prophet, 'for all endowed with fresh and tender hearts.'

Deal gently with the people, and be not harsh; cheer them and condemn them not.

Do not exceed bounds in praising me; I am only the Lord's servant; then call me the servant of God and His messenger.

suppose that Biblical verses were read like this, well then of course it would have seemed like it is promoting hatred. for example:

"34 Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.

35 For I have come to turn " 'a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—" KJV-Matthew10

We know that Jesus(pbuh) promoted peace and not hatred, so you have to read other verses to understand the first one better.

thank you.

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