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RE:To Shakeel: The threat of the shahada hanging over us

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Submitted by shakeel (Pakistan), May 25, 2007 at 14:40

Hello Plato,

The verse 10:99 is general, because Thou can be anyone, anyone who wants to force other to believe in Islam including Rasool

However 9:28 is talking about a particular time in the life of Rasool, when pagans of Quraish had a peace treaty with Muslims but they broke it. Read from 9:1

No I am not allowed to threaten your life and compel you because 10:99 is for everyone and on the other hand 9:28 is talking about a particular event during Muhammad's life.

I have already told you the purpose of Rasool's coming in this world, Rasool is sent to implement God's judgment on earth over the people to remind that Day of Judgment is true and will surely come, and wrong-doers must be punished and this Hadith was explanation to it, where Muhammad (sws) is saying, no one can save himself from me (or in other words God's judgment) unless he says, God is one and does not have any partner and Muhammad is His servant and Rasool.

I hope, it is now clear on you. I have never been taught by Islam to compel others to believe in my religion.

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