Can you please explain 9:11-12 with reference to Salat (if taken as namaz or some physical action) and Qibla (if taken as physically facing the Ka'aba), right here in this thread?
Earlier, I presented the following challenge to Namaz:
"Now, let’s take a look at some very interesting verses. It talks about those idolators, who while in their state of idolatry, nevertheless perform Salat and give Zakat:
9:11 If they mend their ways, (and as law-abiding citizens), help consolidate the Divine System (SALAT), and the Economic Order of Zakaat, then they are your brothers and sisters in DEEN. Thus We explain Our Messages for those who wish to learn.
[The usual translation of this verse conveys the meaning that if they start praying five times a day and give 2.5% poor-due per year, then they are your brothers and sisters in religion. This interpretation goes directly against the all-encompassing Ordinance of God that there is no compulsion or coercion in Deen Islam. 2:256. DEEN = Way of life = Divinely ordained System of life]
9:12 If they keep breaking their pledges after their treaty, and assail your System, then fight the chiefs of the disbelievers. They have no respect for their binding oaths. This action will help restrain them from aggression.
In contrast to your understanding of the Salat being namaz or some kind of a physical action of worship facing Ka’bah, verse 9:11 refers to the idolators who follow, comply, and even strengthen the establishment of Divine Orders. One recent example is Rana Bhagwandas, former Chief Justice of Pakistan. He was indeed a brother to Muslims in Pakistan in establishing Salat as per 9:11, but I strongly doubt if he had been praying Namaz facing Ka’bah in his state of idolatry, as per your understanding."