Misquoting The Noble Quran To Support Their View???

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In our time, we find that some people to misquote verses from the Qur’an in order to support their twisted presentation of Islam as a hostile and violent religion. These verses are taken out from it’s historical context which must always be considered when developing an understanding of Qur’anic verses.

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☾And slay them wherever you catch them☽
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❑ The context of the verse in the Qur’an ☟

{ Fight in the cause of God ➫ those who fight you, but ➫ do not transgress limits; for ➫ God loves not transgressors. And slay them wherever you catch them, and turn them out ➫ from where they have turned you out; for persecution and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, ➫ unless they (first) fight you there; but ➫ if they fight you, kill them. Such is the reward of those who reject faith. But ➫ if they cease, God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in God; but if they cease, ➫ let there be no hostility except to those who practice oppression. The prohibited month, for the prohibited month, and so for all things prohibited, there is the law of equality. ➫ If then any one transgresses the prohibition against you, ➫ transgress ye likewise against him. But fear (the punishment of) God, and know that God is with those who restrain themselves } [Qur’an 2:190,194]

❑ The historical context of the verse ☟

● These verses were applicable to a particular situation or if, hypothetically, the same situation was to be repeated
● These verse were revealed at a time when Muslims of Madinah were under constant attack from the Mekkans.
● The context of this verse applies to those who initiate the attack against Muslims. It is the duty of Muslims to enjoin the good and forbid the evil, defend humanity from oppression and persecution and to establish justice.

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☾But if they turn away, catch them and slaughter them wherever ye find them☽
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❑ The context of the verse in the Qur’an. ☟

{ Why should ye be divided into two parties about the Hypocrites? God hath upset them for their (evil) deeds. Would ye guide those whom God hath thrown out of the Way? For those whom God hath thrown out of the Way, never shalt thou find the Way. They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): so take not friends from their ranks until they forsake the domain of evil in the way of God (from what is forbidden). ➫ But if they revert to [open] enmity, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks. ➫ Except those who join a group between whom and you there is a treaty (Of peace), ➫ or those who approach you with hearts restraining them from fighting you as well as fighting their own people. If God had pleased, He could have given them power over you, and they would have fought you: ➫ therefore if they withdraw from you but fight you not, and (instead) send you (guarantees of) peace, ➫ then God hath opened no way for you (to war against them). Others you will find that wish to gain your confidence as well as that of their people: every time they are sent back to temptation, they succumb thereto; if they withdraw not from you nor give you (guarantees) of peace besides restraining their hands, seize them and slay them wherever ye get them; in their case We have provided you with a clear argument against them } [Qur’an 4:88,91]

❑ The historical context of the verse ☟

● These verses were revealed by God to Prophet Muhammad at the time when Muslims were attacked by the non-Muslims of Makkah on a regular basis.
● These verses are not a permission for “terrorism” but they are a warning against the “terrorists.”

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☾I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. Smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger tips off them.☽
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❑ The context of the verse in the Qur’an. ☟

{ Recall that your Lord inspired ➫ the angels: “I am with you; so support those who believed. I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. Smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger tips off them. ” This is what they have justly incurred by ➫ fighting God and His messenger. ➫ For those who fight against God and His messenger, God’s retribution is severe.}
[Quran 8:12,13]

❑ The historical context of the verse ☟

● This verse was revealed at the Battle of Badr, a battle in which the pagans of Makkah traveled over 200 miles to destroy the Muslims of Madinah.
● The Pagans of Makkah had an army of about 1000 while the Muslims were only 300 followers. The Prophet Muhammad and his followers had suffered severe persecutions and torture for 13 years in the city of Makkah.
● The Makkans were not satisfied with expelling the Muslims from Makkah and subsequently desired that they be purged from the surroundings of all major trade routes.
● So God supported the Muslims and informed them that God would allow justice to prevail over oppression. He informed them that they should not fear fighting in God’s path, but it is the enemies who should fear God’s retribution for their oppression and injustice. Also, God inspired ➫ the Angels to support the believers and strike the disbelievers. This was not a command for the Muslims but to the Angels

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☾slay the Pagans wherever ye find them☽
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❑ The context of the verse in the Qur’an. ☟

{ But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); ➫ but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then open the way for them: for God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. If one amongst the Pagans ask thee for asylum, ➫ grant it to him, so that he may hear the word of God . and then escort him to where he can be secure. That is because they are men without knowledge } [Qur’an 9:5,6]

❑ The historical context of the verse ☟

● This verse refers to those pagans who would continue to fight after the period of peace. so the meaning of this verse is to kill the pagans who are waging war against you. It clearly commands the Muslims to protect those who seek peace and are non-combatants. It is a specific verse with a specific ruling and can in no way be applied to general situations. The command of the verse was only to be applied in the event of a battle.

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☾Fight those who believe not in God ☽
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❑ The context of the verse in the Qur’an. ☟

{ Fight those who believe not in God nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which has been forbidden by God and His Apostle, nor acknowledge the religion of truth, [even if they are] of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizyah (charity tax) with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued } [Quran 9:29]

❑ The historical context of the verse ☟

● Some people have falsely concluded from this verse that Muslims are commanded to attack all non-Muslims until they pay money. In fact, such an interpretation is completely false and contradicts authentic Islamic teachings.
● The Prophet Muhammad did not initiate aggression against anyone, rather he and his followers were under attack from all who sought to crush the new Islamic state.
● The first hostilities between the Muslims and the Roman empire began when Prophet Muhammad’s messenger to the Ghassan tribe (a governate of the Roman empire) Al-Harith bin Umayr Al-Azdi, was tied up and beheaded, and the killing of a diplomat was an open act of war, and the Prophet Muhammad sent an armed force to confront the tribe, but the Roman empire brought in reinforcements and the resulting conflict, known as the Battle of Mut’ah, was a defeat for the Muslims. Only after this did subsequent battles between the Muslims and the Roman Empire occur, and the Muslims emerged victorious.
● The hostilities between the Muslims and the Persians began after the Persian emperor Chosroe ordered his governor in Yemen Badham, to kill the Prophet Muhammad , although his efforts were thwarted when the latter accepted Islam. Other non-Muslim groups, such as those in Madinah, also initiated hostilities against the Muslims despite peace treaties
● As for fighting the Jews [people of the book] , they had conducted a peace pact with the prophet after he migrated to Madinah. Soon afterwards, they betrayed the peace pact and joined forces with the pagans and the hypocrites against Muslims. They also fought against Muslims during the Battle of A`hzab , then God revealed that verse {Qur’an 9:29}

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☾Jihad is ordained for you, though you dislike it.☽
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● The first mistake in this translation is that this Qur’anic verse actually does not use the word “Jihad”. This verse actually uses the word “Qitaal”, which refers to physical fighting.

❑ The context of the verse in the Qur’an. ☟

{ fighting (Qitaal) is ordained for you , though you dislike it. But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and like a thing which is bad for you. But God knows, and you know not } [Qur’an 2:216]

❑ The historical context of the verse ☟

● Fighting is ordained for Muslims in order to defend themselves and their rights, as well as the rights of others. The obligation to physically defend one’s rights, and to establish justice. therefore, the fighting ordained by God in Quran is the fighting to establish justice and security in the land, to help each other from oppression and injustice. This is what Islam teaches. and this is a duty upon all human beings.
● Islam has designated war as the last resort and only in cases of sheer necessity, in order for us to defend the rights of ourselves and others.

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it may be that God will grant love (and friendship) between you and those whom ye (now) hold as enemies. For God has power (over all things), and God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. God does not forbid you, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for God loves those who are just. {Qur’an 60:7,8}
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