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Quran 9:5 – Sword Verse

by  • MARCH 4, 2014


Kaleef K. Karim

Whenever critics bring verses of the Quran to demonstrate that Islam is violent, that it sanctions Muslims to kill non-Muslims (as claimed by them), they do a cut and paste of a verse and try to hide its context. They don’t show the previous and the verses after, what it actually says. Take for example this passage,

“So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.” – Quran 9:5

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Quran 8:12 – ‘I will Cast Terror Into the Hearts Of Those Who Disbelieve. Therefore Strike Off Their Heads’

by  • SEPTEMBER 29, 2014


Quran 8:12 – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.

And

Quran 8:15 – “O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them. (16)Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless maneuvering for battle or intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey’s end.”

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Debunking The Myth That The Quran Endorses Violence

by  • NOVEMBER 8, 2014

Kaleef K. Karim

It is astonishing to see how some extremists love to cherry-pick verses out of the Quran in order to support their conclusion that Islam endorses violence against the innocent. Sadly, the ignorant, bigoted folk spew this further to the masses that Islam is a religion of violence. Let’s be clear – Muslims are never ordered to fight against the innocent. Neither the Quran nor the Hadith endorse violence against the innocent. However, as I have examined in many of verses in their historical context, the Quran does allow people to fight back in self-defence, in order to repel oppression, persecution, and tyranny. Read more of this post

Fight Those Who Do Not Believe” – Surah 9:29

Long article providing a reference about surah 9:29


Kaleef K. Karim & Bachir Guediri

Content:

1. Introduction
2. Background on Quran 9:29
3. The Verse – Historical context
4. Jizya (Jizyah)
5. Conclusion

1. Introduction

This article examines chapter 9, verse 29 of the Quran, in its historical context. Some claim that the verse (Q. 9:29) endorses and ‘sanctions Muslims to kill innocent Christians and Jews’. This is simply not true. We undertook the task to investigate the verse (Q. 9:29) as a result of some critics misusing, and twisting the verse to mean something it has never intended to say. It is only appropriate to respond to their claims, given the fact that, not even Prophet Muhammed (p) interpreted it as such during his own life. Read more of this post

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 142

This is a reference for people who claim Allah is a Deceiver.


The Hypocrites Try to Deceive Allah and Sway Between Believers and Disbelievers

The hypocrites fluctuate between emaan and kufr. They pretend to have emaan but in their hearts they have kufr. Why? In order to gain benefits from the Muslims as well as the disbelievers. But what are they actually doing? Deceiving Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. In the beginning of Surat Al-Baqarah it was mentioned,

يُخَـدِعُونَ اللَّهَ وَالَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا

“They (think to) deceive Allah and those who believe.” Yukhadioona means to show on the apparent that is contrary to what is inside. In ayah 142, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala states,

إِنَّ الْمُنَـفِقِينَ يُخَـدِعُونَ اللَّهَ وَهُوَ خَادِعُهُمْ

“Verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive Allah, but it is He Who deceives them.”

There is no doubt that Allah can never be deceived, for He has perfect knowledge of the secrets and what the hearts conceal. However, the hypocrites, due to their ignorance, scarce knowledge and weak minds, think that since they were successful in deceiving people, using Islamic Law as a cover of safety for themselves, they will acquire the same status with Allah on the Day of Resurrection and deceive Him too. Allah states that on that Day, the hypocrites will swear to Him that they were on the path of righteousness and correctness thinking that such statement will benefit them with Allah. Allah’s statement, Read more of this post

ANSWERING 12 CLAIMS

I involved in debate forum Facebook. One Christian uploading their FAVORITE CLAIM

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“Strike Necks Of The Unbelievers Inflict Great Slaughter…” Surah 47:4

Background

Commentators of the Quran are in agreement that chapter 47 was revealed in Madinah. These verses were revealed concerning the battle of Badr (Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn Abbas, Tafsir Ibn Kathir and Mawdudi). This battle took place as a consequence of the aggression and hostilities of the Quraysh prior to Badr incident. The Muslims had no choice left but to retaliate against them, 1400 years ago.

For more information on this event, please click on the following article: “Review Of The Battle Of Badr

Analysing Verses

47:1 Those who disbelieve and avert [people] from the way of Allah – He will waste their deeds.

47:2 And those who believe and do righteous deeds and believe in what has been sent down upon Muhammad – and it is the truth from their Lord – He will remove from them their misdeeds and amend their condition.

47:3 That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood, and those who believe follow the truth from their Lord. Thus does Allah present to the people their comparisons.

47:4 So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either [confer] favor afterwards or ransom [them] until the war lays down its burdens. That [is the command]. And if Allah had willed, He could have taken vengeance upon them [Himself], but [He ordered armed struggle] to test some of you by means of others. And those who are killed in the cause of Allah – never will He waste their deeds. Read more of this post

“Those Who Disbelieve, Garments Of Fire Will Be Cut Out…” Surah 22:19-23

Background

These verses were revealed during Makkah:

“As this Surah contains the characteristics of both the Makki and the Madani Surahs, the commentators have differed as to its period of revelation, but in the light of its style and themes we are of the opinion that a part of it (vv. 1-24) was sent down in the last stage of the Makki life of the Holy Prophet a little before migration”. (Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi – Tafhim al-Qur’an – The Meaning of the Qur’an – Online Source)

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“Fight Those Disbelievers Who Are Near You…” – Surah 9:123

Background

This verse was one of the last verses revealed. It refers to the expedition of Tabuk (Ibn Juzayy, Ibn Kathir, Tabari, al-Zamakhshari, and Ma’riful Quran by Mufti Shafi’i).

For further information why the expedition of Tabuk took place, please read the following article: “Answering Jihad: ‘Fight Against Those Who Do Not Believe’ – Quran 9:29“.

Analysing Verse

“O you who have believed, fight those adjacent to you of the disbelievers and let them find in you harshness. And know that Allah is with the righteous.” – Quran 9:123

9:123 – The verse gives details on who to confront – that are near to the Muslims. Those who are hostile and are at front to cause harm to the believers. The verse states that the fighting should be waged against those hostile enemies who are near to the Muslims. ‘Being near’, may mean, could be taken in terms of the place, that is, the enemies who live nearer to where the Muslims resided, 1400 years ago. That they should be fought against first so to eliminate the threat.

Just to be clear, nowhere in this verse does it give permission to kill innocents. The Prophet (p) in his life-time only fought those who were aiming to harm him and his people. That is the only time he fought back. Prophet Muhammed (p) states: Read more of this post

Quran 8:61 – 75 Battle Of Badr – refuting claim sura 8:65

Background

These verses refer to the battle of Badr (624 AD) and those who migrated to Madinah, fleeing persecution.

Analysing Verses

8:61 And if they incline to peace, then incline to it [also] and rely upon Allah. Indeed, it is He who is the Hearing, the Knowing.

8:65 O Prophet, urge the believers to battle. If there are among you twenty [who are] steadfast, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are among you one hundred [who are] steadfast, they will overcome a thousand of those who have disbelieved because they are a people who do not understand.

8:66 Now, Allah has lightened [the hardship] for you, and He knows that among you is weakness. So if there are from you one hundred [who are] steadfast, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are among you a thousand, they will overcome two thousand by permission of Allah. And Allah is with the steadfast.

8:67 It is not for a prophet to have captives [of war] until he inflicts a massacre [upon Allah’s enemies] in the land. Some Muslims desire the commodities of this world, but Allah desires [for you] the Hereafter. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.

8:68 If not for a decree from Allah that preceded, you would have been touched for what you took by a great punishment.

8:69 So consume what you have taken of war booty [as being] lawful and good, and fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. Read more of this post