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Re: A Violent Verse
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Monday, 3 July 2017, 11:12 pm
In Response To: A Violent Verse (Iftekhar Hai, CA)

THE SELF-APPOINTED "QUR'AN TEACHER" - IFTEKHAR HAI - KNOWS NOT THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTEXT

9:3 And a proclamation from God and His Messenger is herewith made to all mankind on this day of the Greatest Pilgrimage (9th day of the 12th lunar month, Zil-Hajjah). God disowns the idolaters, and so does His Messenger. So, if you repent, it will be better for you. But if you turn away from repentance, then know that you cannot escape God. (O Messenger) give tiding of an awful retribution to those who are bent upon opposing the Truth,

9:4 Except those idolaters with whom you have a treaty and they have not subsequently failed you in fulfillment of its terms, nor have they helped others against you. You shall fulfill your treaty with them until their term. God loves those who are mindful of His Laws.

9:5 When the four Sacred Months are over, subdue them wherever they come from. Take them captive, and besiege them, and prepare for them ambush. But if they repent from aggression, and help in the consolidation of the Divine System and in setting up the Economic Order of Zakaat, then leave their way free. Surely, God is Forgiving Merciful (so shall you be). [This verse applies to idolaters who were committing aggression instead of becoming law- abiding citizens or emigrating. The four Sacred Months forbidden for any warfare: From the 12th month, Zil-Hajjah up to the 3rd month, Rabi'ul Awwal 2:193-195, 9:36. Some critics of Islam call this verse as the “Verse of Sword” presenting it out of context. Also, they present it as applicable for all times while it refers only to the aggressors against the Prophet and his companions in Makkah. See 9:1-6]

9:6 If anyone of the idolaters seeks your protection or a safe passage, grant him state protection. Convey to him the Word of God, and then escort him to his destiny where he feels safe and secure. This kindness on your part is mandatory since they are a people unaware (of the beauty of Islam).

9:7 How can there be a treaty with God and His Messenger for the idolaters (when they have repeatedly violated it)? Exempted are those with whom you make a treaty at the Sacred Masjid. If they honor and uphold such a treaty, so shall you. God loves those who live upright.

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A Violent Verse
Iftekhar Hai, CA -- Monday, 3 July 2017, 11:12 pm
Re: A Violent Verse
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Monday, 3 July 2017, 11:12 pm
Re: A Violent Verse
Mohsin Naqvi, Bahamas -- Monday, 3 July 2017, 11:22 pm
Re: A Violent Verse
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 9:06 am