“How To Respond NonHarshly To Muslims Whom Argue That Islam is A Peaceful Religion”
Please forgive my delay in responding to your comments above, Faiyazuddin.
Why A Delayed Response
I have been praying to the R-E-A-L Jesus, about how to respond to you with truth, and in brotherly love. For this is how how He commands that I must deal with others.
Jesus commands this in His Gospels in John 13:34-35 Jesus’ Platinum Rule …God’s Bottom Line at http://diigo.com/0l8po )
Here’s What A Muslim Elder Says
I am not aware with which branch of Islam you associate. However, hopefully, referring you to an Islamic Scholar will clarify for you that what you have been taught and quote above about Islam, plus the core position of your Qur’an, is totally inaccurate.
During a recent televised interview with Grand Ayatollah Ahmad al-Baghdadi, the leading Shia cleric of Iraq made clear the content of both “defensive jihad,” and “offensive jihad” as your Qur’an defines them.
The Scholar Became Furious
You can watch the scholar being interviewed and speaking live in Arabic at the link included in the first line of the article I link below.
If you do not understand Arabic, the language in which your deity, Allah, commands His Qur’an is best read, you will see extensive English extensive quotes by the Egyptian-born, historian who translated the Scholar’s comments which he includes in His article linked below.
Interestingly, you will discover the interviewer denies what he calls the intolerant truths about Islam and jihad, which the Ayatollah was sharing by saying simalar things to what you said above.
You may be shocked that the Scholar responds to the interviewer’s denials by calling him an ignorant, secularized man. At one point the Ayahtollah says: “I am the scholar of Islam [al-faqih]. You are just a journalist. Listen to me!”
The Ayatollah repeatedly charges that the interviewer cannot be a “true Muslim” for denying the actual content of his, and your, chief Holy Book.
Near the end of the intetview, after repeated protestations from the interviwer re the hatefulness of the Ayatolla, the cleric burst out, pointing at him with contempt and angrily says:
“Who are you? You’re going to tell me what to believe? This is the word of Allah!”
The video of the Ayatolla’s interview plus article about it is at http://goo.gl/wwfoyn.
How Does One Explain The Seeing Contradistions in the Qur’an?
How can the things the Ayatollah shares about the Qur’an “square with” the quote from Qur’an 5:32 in your graphic above re the peaceableness of Islam?
It is easily explained when one reads the ONLY partial quote of Qur’an 5:32 in full, and in context with the next verse, 5:33. You’ll find both at http://quran.com/5/32-33.
The latter link is to a popular Qur’an website for Muslims which I read. It translates the two verses in Arabic and English as saying:
5:32: “Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.” and
5:33 “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment, …”
You may not be aware, Faiyazuddin, that your Qur’an contains over 100 hateful, violent, and racist verses of supremacism like Surah 5:33 quoted just above.
In addition, a further explanation for the seeming contradiction between Qur’an 5:32 and 5:33 is readily explained by the Islamic “Doctrine of Abrogation” (in Arabic, al-nāsikh wal-mansūkh).
This Doctrine stipulates that verses given later to Muhammad must always cancel-out, supersede, and take precedence over earlier ones. Scholars quote Qur’an 2:106 (http://quran.com/2/106), and other similar passages as dictating this Doctrine.
Regrettably, for the accuracy of your description of Islam’s true character, the later-given, 100+ racist verses abrogate the earlier-given, few, peaceable ones. However, it is the few peaceable ones ONLY which apologists for Islam, plus the media, always only quote… like you may have been taught.
You need to realize that the Doctrine of Abrogation is taught as legally binding on all true Muslims by all four Sunni Schools of Jurisprudence, plus the single Shi’ite one.
Now About the R-E-A-L Jesus & His Guarantees
In my opening paragraph above, Faiyazuddin, I referred to the R-E-A-L Jesus. He is NOT your Islamic ‘Isa’ whom is described in many passages of your Qur’an ….especially in Surah 5. Unlike the warrior servant of your Islamic Messiah, al-Mahdi, the biblically R-E-A-L Jesus in my acronym is:
Relational ~ Engaging ~ Authentic ~ Life-giving/Loving.
Allah commands you to read the Jesus-following ‘Gospels’ (Injil in Arabic) in numerous places in your Qur’an, e.g., Surah 5:46 at http://quran.com/5/46. There it states that the Injil was given to Jesus by Allah.
Islamic scholars agree your chief Holy Book confirms “The Qur’an Says Muslims May Read the Injil”
as explained at http://goo.gl/VbGVSi.
Does this not confirm the Qu’ran does not support the claim of apologists for Islam as currently interpreted that Injil has been corrupted? Does not Allah say that he guards the uncorruptibility of ALL his words?
Might you be told not to read the Injil because, unlike the Qur’an, it clearly states numerous guarantees re your and my eternity?
Each of my God’s guarantees clearly confirm that we MAY spend eternity with God “The One & Only”, in heaven. Plus, we’re guaranteed that glorious eternity after the “abundant life” which He promises us here …during our lives on earth.
Might you like guarantees from the God you believe in like I have? Again, Allah himself commands you to learn about these gusrantees.
Where To Read God’s Guarantees
You will discover these guarantees explained in the New Covenant between God and all Muslims, as well as all Infidels, in each of…
Ephesians 2:8-10 – “Salvation By Grace-Driven Love …Not Because Of What You Do” at http://diigo.com/0n20e , and in…
John 10:10 – “Jesus Died to Bring An Abundant Life to His Followers …Now & Hereafter” at http://diigo.com/0jtyy.
“Good News” Which Overcomes “Bad News”
Each of us have broken “God The Father’s”, core “Ten Commandments” through our many, many sins. You’ve hear about this impossible Commands and can Read them on Wikipedia at
Nonetheless our God still offers FREE forgiveness plus FREE salvation through “God The Son”. He does so by means of the supernatural power of “God The Holy Spirit”.
These names are simply titles of co-equal personalities Whom are dimensions of “God The One & Only”…not three separate deities like you’ve been taught.
You’ll discover how simple it is to accept Jesus’ gift in Romans 10:8-13 – “How To Personally Connect With the One Living God, Jesus” at http://diigo.com/0lk6j.
You’ll see at the above links what Jesus offers you is a true, guaranteed gift …NOT Allah’s non-commitments which you must slavishly work for by daily performing “The Five Pillars of Islam”.
Please let me have your reaction to my comments above?
Blessings in the name of Yahsshua!