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RE:To Shakeel: Read Surah 9 once more with care

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Submitted by shakeel (Pakistan), Jun 17, 2007 at 17:57

Hello Plato,

The context of Surah 9 is that pagans had a treaty with Muslims, but they violated it. In turn Allah asked Muslims to declare that this treaty now does not hold anymore.

If you have read carefully, you will soon know it but you always stopped reading in the middle and that's why so much confused.

Quran is teaching to reject the ties of kinship with kafir parents not non-Muslim parents. Let me tell you, you are not kafir, you are just a non-Muslim. Kafir is a person who gets a Rasool and Rasool makes the Truth apparent to him, but then he rejects it for no valid excuse but because of personal motives and obstinacy.

I think, I have already answered your question. I said to you earlier that God judges people with intentions. God punishes only those people who rejects Rasool with wrong intentions for example because of personal motives and obstinacy once truth is apparent to them.

When God says, there is no compulsion in religion; He does not mean to say that He accepts every religion. He means that no Muslim is allowed to force his faith on any other. He also does not allow it to Rasool before the Itmam-ul-Hujja. But after Itmam-ul-Hujja, truth is clear to people and they did not have any valid excuse to deny it. If they deny it, they deny it because of wrong intentions like personal motives and obstinacy, and as I said, God judges people through intentions, so such people are punished.

Since Itmam-ul-Hujja can only be done by Rasool through the power of God, so Islam does not teach any intolerance towards any other faith.

The first rightly guided Caliph did not break this law. He punishes those people who were preached by Muhammad in his life time. If Caliph punishes those people who were not preached by Muhammad, like Hindus, Persians, then he would be violating the law.

Thank you


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