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Imam Ahmed: Isn't Islam also about 9:111?

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Submitted by Plato (India), Mar 28, 2008 at 21:48

Imam Ahmed, you wrote:

>>...This is what the muslim community needs, More Imams' stepping forward to teach Muslim youth what Islam is really about, not Terrorism.

It's one thing to just quote the Qur'an, but quite another to study it. any literate person can read the Qur'an, quote a few verses, and say they understand it, and never really get what it is trying to really say.>>

Verse 9:111 tells Muslims that Allah PROMISES them paradise for slaying and being slain in His cause. I have studied the Koran in translations for quite some time now but have yet to see anyone give it an interpretation other than what it obviously means.

Below I have cut and pasted Ibn Khatir's tafsir of this ayat (http://www.tafsir.com/default.asp?sid=9&tid=22054)

"Allah has purchased the Souls and Wealth of the Mujahidin in Return for Paradise

Allah states that He has compensated His believing servants for their lives and wealth -- if they give them up in His cause -- with Paradise. This demonstrates Allah's favor, generosity and bounty, for He has accepted the good that He already owns and bestowed, as a price from His faithful servants. Al-Hasan Al-Basri and Qatadah commented, "By Allah! Allah has purchased them and raised their worth." Shimr bin `Atiyyah said, "There is not a Muslim but has on his neck a sale that he must conduct with Allah; he either fulfills its terms or dies without doing that." He then recited this Ayah. This is why those who fight in the cause of Allah are said to have conducted the sale with Allah, meaning, accepted and fulfilled his covenant. Allah's statement."

Does Allah's promise in 9:111 still stand?



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