Distortion About Islam And the Holy War

 

The Independent

Muhammed Lamin Jaiteh

Nov  5, 2004

War is not an objective of Islam nor is it normal behaviour of Muslims. It is only the last resort and it is used under the most extraordinary circumstances when all other measures fail. This is the actual status of war in Islam.

Islam is the religion of peace: [Not to the Son of God] one of Gods names is peace the daily greetings of Muslims and angels are peace, paradise is the house of peace, the adjective 'Muslim' means peaceful.

009.030 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!

This writing comes from one - who was not present at the time of Christ. Muhammad is calling the prophets of the old testament - and the apostles who testified of the One Who came - liars.

Deu 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

Num 35:30 Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die. [the second death - which is a ''perpetual sleep''} Jer 51:39 - they "don't wake" - saith the Lord of hosts. There is the 'sleep of death'}  Psa 13:3

See} Stoning } the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses.

Mic 1:2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord GOD be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple. [which temple ye are} 1Cr 3:17

 

Psa 149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword [Word of God] in their hand; To execute upon them the judgment [already] written : this honor have all his saints. Psa 149:9  Again - See} Stoning

 

For those who bash His Holy Word by preaching lies - saying the Bible teaches men to murder each other - this was written:

 

Jud 1:14 Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

 

Jud 1:15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Enoch 1:9 Behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones to execute judgment upon all, and to destroy all the ungodly: And to convict all flesh of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.

Enoch 5:4 Ye have not been steadfast, nor done the commandments of the Lord, [to Study His Word - and to defend it]  But ye have turned away and spoken proud and hard words with your impure mouths against His greatness. Oh, ye hard-hearted, ye shall find no peace.

2Ki 4:18 And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.

Mat 13:39 The reapers are the angels.  It is the angels sever the wicked}  So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just} Mat 13:49   [The Koran teaches differently]

 

Peace is the nature, the meaning, the emblem and the objective of Islam. Every being is entitled to enjoy the peace of Islam and the kindness of peaceful Muslims; regardless of religions, geographical or racial consideration, so long as there is no aggression against Islam or the Muslims.

004.095 Not equal are those believers who sit at home and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit at home. Unto all in Faith Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight hath He distinguished above those who sit at home by a special reward.

002.216 Fighting is prescribed for you

Who should a Muslim believe? The author of this article? or their Koran?

As far as racism?

005.041 the Jews,- men who will listen to any lie

002.065 And well ye knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath: We said to them: "Be ye apes, despised and rejected." [The Jews and the Christians]

 

007.166 When in their insolence they transgressed (all) prohibitions, We said to them: Be ye apes, despised and rejected."

 

005.060 Say: "Shall I point out to you something much worse than this, (as judged) by the treatment it received from Allah? those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil;- these are (many times) worse in rank, and far more astray from the even path!"

"so long as there is no aggression against Islam or the Muslims" ?

The Bible teaches the opposite:

Mat 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Mat 5:44 I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Luk 6:32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.

Luk 6:33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.

Luk 6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

We are not aloud to hurt anyone:

Mat 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just. The angels will destroy the wicked.

If non-Muslims are peaceful with the Muslims or even indifferent to Islam, there can be no ground or justification to declare war on them.

There is no such thing as religious war to force Islam on non-Muslims, because if Islam does not emerge from deep convictions from within, it is not acceptable to God nor can it help its professor. If there is any religion or constitution to guarantee peaceful freedom of religion and forbid compulsion in religion, it is Islam, and Islam alone.

004.094 O ye who believe! When ye go abroad in the cause of Allah, investigate carefully, and say not to any one who offers you a salutation: "Thou art none of a believer!" Therefore carefully investigate. 

Mar 10:19 Do not bear false witness, Defraud not

009.005 Fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war.

002.191 Slay them wherever ye catch them

009.029  Fight those who believe not in Allah...(even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

002.216 Fighting is prescribed for you

004.084 Then fight in Allah's cause

047.004 Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks. [Behead them]

Those commands come straight from the mouth of the Muslims' allah.

Who should a Muslim believe? ...the author of this article? or their allah?

016.116 Say not - for any false thing that your tongues may put forth,- "This is lawful, and this is forbidden," so as to ascribe false things to Allah. For those who ascribe false things to Allah, will never prosper.

And why are the 'Christian' leaders claiming that Islam is a religion of peace?

Especially after reading these:

037.151 Is it not that they say, from their own invention,

 

037.152 Allah has begotten children? but they are liars!

 

019.088 They say: (Allah) Most Gracious has begotten a son!

 

019.089 Indeed ye have put forth a thing most monstrous!

009.030 The Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! <---How is that peace?

047.004 Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks. [Behead them]

The Quran says: let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from error whoever rejects evil and believes in God has grasped the trustworthiest handhold that never breaks. And God hears and knows all things (Quran 2:256).

002.256 Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.

016.106 Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief,- except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith

Jam 3:12 No fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

Even in the propagation of Islam, a Muslim is not only forbidden to employ force but is also commanded to use the most peaceful methods.

009.123 O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you.

009.005 fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war.

 Pro 12:6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood.

Jer 9:8 Their tongue [prophet] is as an arrow [evil spirit] shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.

Deu 19:11 If any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities:

Deu 19:12 Then the 'elders' of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die. [the perpetual sleep} Jer 51:39 - the sleep of death} Psa 13:3

1Th 4:6 The Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

Deu 32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive {Eternally - Life or Death]; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

To Muhammad (PBUH) God said: Invite (all) to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious. For your Lord knows best who have strayed from his faith and who receive guidance (Quran 16:125).

009.123 Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance.

009.005 Fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them

008.067 It is not fitting for a prophet that he should have prisoners of war [slay them] until he hath thoroughly subdued the land.  

Psa 62:4 They only consult to cast Him down from His excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly.

Pro 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

016.125 And dispute you not with the people o the book (Jews and Christians) except with means better (than mere disputation), unless it be with those of them who inflict wrong (and injury).

But say: 'We believe in the revelation which has come down to us and in that which come down to you, our God and your God is one, and it is to him we bow (In Islam). Quran 29:46.

Psa 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

1Jo 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

Joe 3:4 Yea, and what have ye to do with Me? O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render Me a recompence? and if ye recompense Me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head.

Isa 14:31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times.

Jhn 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Mat 17:5 Behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

Jhn 14:30 Hereafter I [Jesus] will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
 

Now, if Islam is so designated to peace, and if the Quran is favourable to peace, why then did Muhammad launch wars and command battles? Why does the Quran say slay them and fight them?

To seek some answers to this seemingly innocent inquiry, it is dispensable to mention some historical facts that accompanied and proceeded the Muslim wars against the infidels.

After receiving the charge from God, Muhammad called a public meeting and told the assembly of what he had received, appealing to them to give up their idol worship and believe in the one true God. His first peaceful and logical appeal was met not only with resistance but also with jeers, mockery and laughter. He tried continually to present his people with the blessed call but had little success. Because he was not left free to propagate Islam in the open, he had to resort to private preaching for some years to save the lives of his few followers and mitigate their hardship.

When instructions from God came to him to preach in the open, persecutions and torture increased and were brutally inflicted on the Muslims. But the more then persecutions increased, the higher the number of Muslims rose. The infidels tried all kinds of pressure and temptation to silence the call of God. But the more they tried, the firmer Muhammad and Muslims stood.

When the infidels failed to shake the faith of the believers by threats, pressure, confiscation of property, jeers etc. they organised a harsh boycott, a fierce campaign of ostracism, against the Muslim. For some years, the Muslims were forced to remain within a very tight circle of association, unable to preach, sell, buy, marry or contact any of their fellow Meccans.

Even this did not shake the Muslim faith. The boycott went on until the infidels themselves were tired of its observance and had to call it off.

Bringing the severe boycott to an end was no indication of peace or sign of inclination to peace on the part of the infidels. On the contrary, pressure and persecution continued though to no avail as regard daunting the Muslims or preventing Islam.

Finally, the infidels convened a summit conference behind close doors to discuss what to do next in order to eliminate Islam and get rid of Muhammad once and for all. An unanimous resolution was adopted to select a string man from every tribe and murder Muhammad in his bed. The mission of Muhammad was not destined to end at that level. So God instructed him to leave Mecca, his dear home town, and migrate to reunite with the native Muslims there and the earlier emigrants who had fled from Mecca to Medina (see Quran 8:30, 9:40).

008.030 Remember how the Unbelievers plotted against thee, to keep thee in bonds, or slay thee, or get thee out (of thy home). They plot and plan, and Allah too plans; but the best of planners is Allah.

009.040 If ye help not (your leader), (it is no matter): for Allah did indeed help him, when the Unbelievers drove him out: he had no more than one companion; they two were in the cave, and he said to his companion, "Have no fear, for Allah is with us": then Allah sent down His peace upon him, and strengthened him with forces which ye saw not, and humbled to the depths the word of the Unbelievers. But the word of Allah is exalted to the heights: for Allah is Exalted in might, Wise. he forgot to mention Palestine:

009.041 Go ye forth, (whether equipped) lightly or heavily, and strive and struggle, with your goods and your persons, in the cause of Allah. That is best for you, if ye (but) knew.

009.005 But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them.

009.044 Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day ask thee for no exemption from fighting with their goods and persons.

004.095 Not equal are those believers who sit at home and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit at home. Unto all in Faith Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight hath He distinguished above those who sit at home by a special reward.

Was the whole Koran written for only the time of Muhammad? Where in the Koran does it say such a thing? [It doesn't]

016.116 Say not - for any false thing that your tongues may put forth,- "This is lawful, and this is forbidden," so as to ascribe false things to Allah. For those who ascribe false things to Allah, will never prosper.
 

This was the great event of the Hijrah or Emigration with which the history of Islam began and from which the Muslim calendar dates. Fleeing from Mecca, the Muslims were forced by variety of circumstances to leave behind practically all their properties, belonging and even families.

As soon as they settled in Medina, Muhammad (PBUH) resumed his peaceful preaching and his gracious invitation to Islam. Some natives responded favourably to the call of God and immediately became full-fledged members of the Muslim community. Others did not embrace Islam but maintained their traditional beliefs.

And because Muhammad was dedicated to dignified peace and reform, he concluded treaties with non-Muslims assuring them of freedom and security, and creating in their hearts, for the first time a socio-national conscience instead of narrow tribal allegiance.

While Muhammad (PBUH) was engaged in these reforms, trying to organise the Muslims community at Medina and lay down the foundations of stable and peaceful society where in Muslims and non-Muslims could live side by side, the enemies at Mecca were restless. Their hatred of the Muslims was burning, and their determinations to eliminate Islam was getting stronger and stronger everyday. They reviewed their tactics and, as soon as they completed their new plans, they started to implement them. They decided to make trouble for the Muslims from within and from without. Plundering and fighting raids were organised to attack Medina and get back to Mecca with whatever loot they could lay their hands on.

Luk 21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my [Jesus] words shall not pass away.

Luk 21:20 When ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

Luk 21:22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

Luk 21:15 I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

Mar 13:14 When ye shall see the abomination of desolation [without Life - without the Son], spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, [The name Israel is His heritage} Joe 3:2  - He condemned Palestine for end times} Isa 14:31

Mat 24:21 Then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

The god of the Koran and the God of the Bible are NOT the same.

For one denies the Son - and the Other Commands that we hear Him!

Zep 2:3 Seek ye the LORD [from the Book of the Lord - Isa 34:16 ], all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Isa 34:2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations.

Zep 3:8 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

The name Israel came from the mouth of God - not man. And He said no to Palestine.

Isa 41:26 Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? Righteous in His wrath

Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.