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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

CLAIM : QURAN 5:33 : MALM AND CRUCIFY INFIDELS IF THEY CRITICIZE ISLAM.

This is “EYE FOR EYE TOOTH FOR TOOTH.” Just like in Bible.

Exodus 21 : 22-25
“If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurelye but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, YOU ARE TO TAKE LIFE FOR LIFE, EYE FOR EYE, TOOTH FOR TOOTH, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise. Read more of this post

Quran 3:28 Not To Take Non-Believers As Friends?

Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Auliya (supporters, helpers, etc.) instead of the believers, and whoever does that will never be helped by God in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them. And God warns you against Himself (His Punishment), and to God is the final return. Qur’an 3:28

Quran 3:28 is used by critics to claim that the verse encourages Muslims not to befriend anyone who is not Muslim. They say that Muslims are not allowed to be friends or ‘friendly’ with non-Muslims, and that when Muslims are outnumbered they can pretend to befriend non-Muslims and be friendly.

Related Article: “Surah 5:51, 3:28, 4:144 Explained

These claims are absurd. The prohibition of Muslims not being allowed to be friends with non-Muslims is only in war, making alliances with the enemy over the Muslims. That is what the passage is speaking about. There is no prohibition against Muslims having cordial friendly, everyday relations with non-Muslims. Moreover, ‘to guard’ themselves is only allowed is when the enemy is capable of hurting the Muslims. Example: if there was a tyrant about who persecutes Muslims, and a Muslim was a situation to declare whether he was a believer in Islam or not. If the Muslim lies, conceals his faith so to not to get persecuted, there is no blame on him. Read more of this post

How did Previous Scriptures alter if God says His Words cannot be Changed?

Without pondering upon all the verses of the Qur’an, it is impossible to understand it correctly. Furthermore, this understanding can only be granted if God wishes. This fact has been revealed in the following verse:

 “It is such that We clarify the Revelations to a people who think.” (Qur’an 10:24)

This means, people who do not think over the Qur’an’s verses, cannot grasp it correctly.

Having true faith in God is also an essential prerequisite to understand the Qur’an correctly:

“When you recite the Qur’an, We place an obscuring veil between you and those who do not believe in the hereafter. And we have placed coverings over their hearts, preventing them from understand it, and a heaviness in their ears. And if you mention your Lord alone in the Qur’an, they turn their backs and run away.” (Qur’an 17:45) Read more of this post

Refuting The Argument Regarding “Allah’s Words Do Not Change”

By Bassam Zawadi

Christian Argument

Surah 6:115 and 18:27 state that no one can change the words of Allah. The Torah and Gospel were the words of Allah. Since they couldn’t have changed that means that Islam testifies to the incorruptibility of the text of the Bible.

My Response
Here are the verses in question:

Surah 6:115

The word of thy Lord doth find its fulfilment in truth and in justice: None can change His words: for He is the one who heareth and knoweth all. S. 6:115

Surah 18:27

And recite (and teach) what has been revealed to thee of the Book of thy Lord: none can change His Words, and none wilt thou find as a refuge other than Him. S. 18:27 Read more of this post

An Historical Examination Of The Sword Verse – Surah 9:5

by  • APRIL 22, 2016


Kaleef K. Karim

This article seeks to examine chapter 9, verse 5 of the Quran in its historical context. Some claim that the verse ‘sanctions the killing of innocent people’, and this is how it was implemented by Prophet Mohammed (p). We shall respond to these claims in this piece.

The verse (9:5) is one of the most misquoted by opponents who want to paint the Islamic faith negatively. Whenever the verse is cited, it is sliced to pieces.

“…then slay the idolaters wherever you find them…” – Quran 9:5

From historical persepective, the reports (Ibn Ishaq and Tabari), and exegesis inform us that these verses were directly revealed concerning the polytheists of Arabia (Tafsir Ibn Kathir [1], Tafsir Jalalayn [2], As-Sawi [3] and Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas [4]). Read more of this post