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Forced conversion vs Welcome to Turkey 1492
By:abdalaziz ariff
Date: Saturday, 26 December 2020, 7:36 pm

No compulsion in matters of religion.


“maa farratnaa fil Kitaabi min shaiyy”
We have omitted nothing in the Book.
[Wir haben nichts in dem Buch ausgelassen]

6:38 -----We have omitted nothing in the Book (that was essential to be given through Revelation.)

8:22 The worst of created beings in the Sight of God are the deaf and the dumb, those
who do not use their intellect. [2:18, 16:76]

2:256 (Although this Message has been sent down by the Almighty) there is absolutely
no compulsion or coercion in Religion. The right direction has been made
distinct from error. So, whoever rejects false gods (such as the clergy, human
'authorities') and attains conviction in God, has grasped the Unbreakable
Support. God is Hearer, Knower. [No compulsion in matters of religion - This
Rule shall have no exceptions since Right has been distinguished from Wrong.
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. At-Taaghoot = Those who,
in rebellion to the One True God, claim to have Divine powers or try to portray
themselves as His representatives = Sufis, mystics, priesthood, clergy, tyrants.
Tagha = Rebellion. Idols of stones cannot rebel and therefore, they cannot
be At-Taaghoot]

Turkish Jews remember being welcomed in Ottoman lands
On the anniversary of the Jewish exile from Andalusia in 1492, Jewish people are content living in Turkish territories inherited from the Ottoman Empire, which always treated Jews with justice and freedom
The manager of the 500th Year Foundation Turkish Jews Museum in Istanbul, Nisya İşman Allovi, noted that the Jews that had to migrate from Spain to Ottoman lands remained in peace for ages and the Ottomans managed to maintain the empire through a strong national system. "Ottomans gave everyone the chance to live in this land without interfering with their language and religion as long as they met their obligations as free citizens. I think this is the source of the Ottoman success," said Allovi.


Ottoman Empire welcomed Jews exiled from Spain
Jews practised their faith freely, held public office in Ottoman Empire