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Submitted by David Ryan (Netherlands), Mar 19, 2017 at 04:22

Quran 9:123 "O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you; and know that Allah is with those who have Taqwa." (at-Taqwa is religious righteousness whose first requirement is belief in Allah alone and rejecting Jesus as the Son of God. The imam at Trump's inauguration slipped the word by the organizers from a different verse, 49:13, in Arabic, implying rejection of Jesus in the National Cathedral while ostensibly calling for "peace". He mistranslated the technical religious term simply as "righteousness".)

Ibn Kathir's (1300-1373) commentary on 9:123 follows: "Allah commands the believers to fight the disbelievers, the closest in area to the Islamic state, then the farthest. This is why the Messenger of Allah started fighting the idolators in the Arabian Peninsula. When he finished with them and Allah gave him control over Makkah, Al-Madinah, At-Ta'if, Yemen, Yamamah, Hajr, Khaybar, Hadramawt and other Arab provinces, and the various Arab tribes entered Islam in large crowds, he then started fighting the People of the Scriptures. He began preparations to fight the Romans who were the closest in area to the Arabian Peninsula, and as such, had the most right to be called to Islam, especially since they were from the People of the Scriptures. The Prophet marched until he reached Tabuk and went back because of the extreme hardship, little rain and little supplies."
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The enemy is implacable. He is everywhere, sometimes smiling, biding his time. But every Muslim carries the foregoing in his book and will not reject it. The Quran must discredited worldwide as a book of hate.



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