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Mecca and Madina ayas, response to Shazia

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Submitted by Hisham M. (United States), Sep 28, 2005 at 14:09

Shazia, in response to A.A , used soft abrogated ayas out of context. Mohammed was very concilliatory in the earlier days when he was weak and had no following (he also had one wife and no concubines). Earlier ayas reflect that. Examples are:

73:10 Be patient with what they say, and part from them courteously
5:28 If thou dost stretch thy hand against me, to slay me, it is not for me to stretch my hand against thee to slay thee: for I do fear Allah, the cherisher of the worlds.
20:103 Therefore be patient with what they say.
50:45 We well know what the infidels say: but you are not to compel them
5:69 Jews christians and sabians who believe in quran and Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness,shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
109:6 To you be your religion, and to me my religion"
10:99 If it had been thy Lord's Will, they would all have believed, all who are on earth! Wilt thou then compel mankind against their will to believe!
2:256 There is no compulsion in religion
5:82 Thou wilt find the nearest of them in love to the believers (Muslims) are those who say 'We are Christians'
45.14 Allah will recompense (for good or ill) each People according to what they have earned.

Everything changed when he became powerful later in Madina ( he collected nine wives , cocubines, slave girls and captured women) . He became brutal non-comromising and belligerant . Later ayas reflect that. Examples are:

2:191 kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from wherever they drove you out
9:123 Oh ye who believe! Murder those of the disbelievers and let them find harshness in you.
9:5 Slay the infidels wherever you find them
8:12 Smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off.
9:14 Allah will punish them by your hands and cover them with shame.
9:29 Fight jews and christians (Islam) until they pay tribute by hand, being inferior"
3:85 No religion other than islam will be accepted
9:30 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!
5:11 And as for those who disbelieve and reject Our Signs, they are the people of Hell"
9:28 Mushrikûn (jews and christians) are dirty, dont let them come near Al-Masjid-al-Harâm, "
2:193 Fight them on until there is no more tumult and religion becomes that of Allah
5:33 Punish disbelievers by execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land:
22:19-22 For disbelievers , garments of fire will be cut out for them; boiling fluid will be poured down on their heads and bellies, and their skins will be melted47:4 Strike off their heads; slaughter them, carefully tie up the remaining captives.
8:65O Prophet! rouse the Believers to the fight.
8:12 Smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.
9.111 Slay and be slain for Allah
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