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Apostasy?!
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 8:52 pm
In Response To: Website helps those ready to leave Islam (Mubashir, Toronto)

Mu'min Bhai,

You know that the "Apostasy law" among the N2I is totally unQuranic. If the so-called Muslim countries were following the Glorious Qur'an, people changing their religion would never need to leave their country and seek asylum elsewhere.

“APOSTASY”

The United Nations Charter on Human Rights guarantees freedom of religion. This right was first guaranteed in the Qur’an 14 centuries ago.
No one has the right to deny the right to freedom of religion. People will be held accountable for their choices in the life to come. God will decide what to do with people and their choice of belief. There is no worldly punishment prescribed in the Qur’an for those who believe or disbelieve. (4:137)

The Biblical teachings, however, say that anyone who blasphemes or becomes an apostate from his faith must be punished with death by stoning (Lev 24:16). Included among those who must be put to death by stoning are the deviants. (Deut 13:5-10)
Recently (2012), a Srilankan Muslim woman has been reported to have converted to Christianity in the USA. Obviously, change of religion is a common occurrence. What makes this case extraordinary is the futile commotion among the Mullahs. Some of them here and there have issued the edicts of death against the woman.

They wrongly believe that anyone renouncing Islam becomes an apostate and deserves death by stoning. This reminds me of the commercial product, ROACH MOTEL - "They check in but do not check out."

Ironically, almost every Muslim knows the Qur’anic injunction that there is no compulsion in religion (2:256). But the Muslim clergy are no better than chickens without heads. They would rather blindly follow their stupid “Imams” and abandon the only authority in Islam, the compassionate and wise Al-Qur’an, that guarantees religious freedom.

Remember that the Qur’an prescribes absolutely NO worldly punishment for change of religion.

Some Qur’anic verses about freedom of religion: 2:148, 2:193, 2:256, 4:88, 5:48, 6:104, 6:107-108, 7:177-178, 10:99, 12:108, 18:29, 22:39-40, 27:80-81, 39:41, 56:79, 73:19.
2:148 Each one has a goal toward which he turns. Then strive together toward all that is good. Whatever stand you take, God will bring you all together. Indeed, God is Able to do all things.
2:193 So, fight them (the aggressors) only until there is no more harassment and Religion may be ADOPTED FOR THE SAKE OF GOD ALONE.
2:256 There is absolutely no compulsion or coercion in Religion.… [2:148, 2:193, 2:256, 4:88, 5:48, 6:104, 6:107-108, 7:177-178, 10:99, 12:108, 18:29, 22:39-40, 27:80-81, 39:41, 56:79, 73:19]
The Quran clearly states there are those who believe then disbelieve, then believe again, then disbelieve again. The verse 4:137 clearly rejects death for apostasy. “Belief and unbelief, then again belief and unbelief” - They would have been put to death after the first unbelief!
4:137 Surely (as for) those who believe then disbelieve, again believe and again disbelieve, then increase in disbelief, God will not forgive them nor guide them in the (right) path.
4:88 Then, how could you be of two minds about the hypocrites, seeing that God has disowned them because of their own guilt? Can you guide anyone against God’s law? Do you seek to find a way of enlightenment for those who violate God’s laws of guidance?

[The Law: Using the faculties of perception and reasoning, keeping an open mind - and freedom from prejudice, arrogance, and blind following will help people to recognize the truth. 2:148, 2:193, 2:256, 4:88, 5:48, 6:104, 6:107-108, 7:177-178, 10:99, 12:108, 18:29, 22:39-40, 27:80-81, 39:41, 56:79, 73:19]

Messages In This Thread

Website helps those ready to leave Islam
Mubashir, Toronto -- Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 11:45 pm
Apostasy?!
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 8:52 pm