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Ahmad: A dishonest way to honour treaties

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Submitted by Plato (India), Feb 18, 2008 at 08:36

Ahmad, you wrote to Alex:

"Which treaty did the quran say Mohammad PBU did not honor? Mohammad always honored every treaty to the TEE!"

Really? Maybe you are right for Allah Himself gave Muhammed the right to tear up treaties. So if he went about abrogating treaties how he be blamed?

009.001 - 06
YUSUFALI: A (declaration) of immunity from Allah and His Messenger, to those of the Pagans with whom ye have contracted mutual alliances:-
Go ye, then, for four months, backwards and forwards, (as ye will), throughout the land, but know ye that ye cannot frustrate Allah (by your falsehood) but that Allah will cover with shame those who reject Him.
And an announcement from Allah and His Messenger, to the people (assembled) on the day of the Great Pilgrimage,- that Allah and His Messenger dissolve (treaty) obligations with the Pagans. If then, ye repent, it were best for you; but if ye turn away, know ye that ye cannot frustrate Allah. And proclaim a grievous penalty to those who reject Faith.

(But the treaties are) not dissolved with those Pagans with whom ye have entered into alliance and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor aided any one against you. So fulfil your engagements with them to the end of their term: for Allah loveth the righteous.
But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

If one amongst the Pagans ask thee for asylum, grant it to him, so that he may hear the word of Allah; and then escort him to where he can be secure. That is because they are men without knowledge. " ....

A conveniently dishonest way to honour every treaty to the TEE. Just order Allah to give you an ayat to abrogate any treaty you wish to.

regards

Plato

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