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in response to reader comment: To free bee: Courtesy and honour Islamic style

Submitted by free bee (United States), Jun 8, 2007 at 18:14

This is a humble clarification for you and others who misunderstand the Quran.

Firstly, When Allah said about the disbelievers as an-Najas (unclean) He is referring to those Kuffars of Makkah who worshiped over 300 dieties. The verse clearly speaks about them NOT YOU !

They were given 4 months by Allah to evacuate from Makkah otherwise face death. Remember that these are the Kuffars who waged war against Allah and His prophet for over 13 years. But Allah is still Merciful to them and still giving them 4 months to either humble themselves to al Islam or GO AWAY. Didn't we in America put all the innocent Japanese-Americans in the concentration camps during WWII? Was it OK even though they were not fighting a war with us in America?

Tell me honestly didn't Moses fought Wars, Didn't he Kill people? It is shameful for me to give an example of a Honored Prophet Moses. But how will you understand?
Doesn't Bible clearly say: IF someone comes to you claiming another god then ME, then Kill Him?

2. Not making Yahood and Christions the friends: Believe me, I have more Yahoodi and Chirstian friends then you can imagine. This verses' commentary will clearly tell you that the word used here is "auliya", which does not mean friend, but a very very very close confidant protecting friend. So in a war I am NOT supposed to take you as a Protecting-friend. (Remember Quran was revealed during the war days)

3. Jizya- This is NOT a humiliation tax on non-muslims as you say. It is actually designed to get money from the able bodied Christian/ Jews and then spent it on the Old, weak and poor Christian/Jews. So their money is NOT to be used by the Muslim, but by themselves on themselves. There are Many examples during the lifetime of Khalifah Omar (dhimmi preferrs al-khalifa) . He even beat one of his treasurer when he delayed some money to an old Jewish man in Madinah- please go and confirm this from any Islamic Scholar. Omer told the treasurer: "You take money from them when they are young so you can spend on them when they are old. Do not delay their money to them otherwise Allah's wrath will be upon you"

By the way for your Info. THERE IS NO JIZYA IMPLIED ON NON-MUSLIMS IN ANY OF THE MUSLIMS COUNTRIES OF THIS WORLD !!

Thanks and I hope it was helpful.

free bee

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