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ISLAM: WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW - 17
By:Dr. Shabbir
Date: Saturday, 11 July 2009, 4:33 pm

REBUTTAL - 17
May 11th, 2008 by Dr. Shabbir

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-871902797772997781
Video Footage Showing Arab Men And A Child Talking:
The footage is presented without reference to when, who and where, and hence, it hardly deserves any comment. A video like this can be produced only in a studio using some actors. In any case, it looks like a conversation between people not even remotely aware of the Islamic teachings.
Ms Bat Ye’or: The Decline of Eastern Christianity Under Islam
Now, the infidel populations are seeing this war as a genocidal war since as it is described in the Muslim historians of Jihad as well as extremely numerous Christian sources. This war was conducted in great ferocity. Whole cities were given up to massacres, entire populations were deported into slavery or massacred.
Answer: Dear Ma’am, it’s not clear to me which genocidal war you are talking about.
Video Image & Voice:
Sahih Al-Bukhari,
Volume 4 Bk 53 Hadith 386
(The companion of the Prophet and the Second Caliph) Umar sent the Muslims to the great countries to fight the pagans. … When we reached the land of the enemy, the representative of Khosrau (Persia) came out with 40,000 warriors and an interpreter got up saying, “Let one of you talk to me!” Al- Mughira replied…. “Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah alone or give Jizyah (tribute) and our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says: Whoever amongst us is killed (martyred), shall go to paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever amongst us remains alive, shall become your master.”
Answer: Let’s reflect again on how much credibility a report generated on hearsay, centuries after the exalted Prophet, may have.
We have discussed the true nature of Jizyah in Rebuttal – 9
>>> Jizyah from ‘Jaza’ = Recompense, means War Damages or Reparations 9:29), and not Tribute or Poll Tax.
The Qur’an confirms this by using Kharaj for Tribute in verse 18:94.18:94 They presented a grievance, “O Zul-Qarnain! Gog and Magog are ravaging this land. They keep attacking and commit bloody crimes. May we, then, pay you a regular tribute that you will erect a barrier between us and them?”
[Tribute = Kharaj, not Jizyah of 9:29 which means War Damages or Reparations]

9:29 Fight back against those (who keep violating peace treaties and commit aggression 9:1-10 and) who do not believe in God, nor in the Last Day, nor do they prohibit what God and His Messenger have prohibited (including aggression 2:190), nor do they acknowledge the True Religion - among those who were given the scripture, until they pay war reparations in humility.