Is there any peaceful verse in Quran?


0Quran-550x334-450x303Many Muslims as well as Non-Muslims quote some verses from Qur’an which preaches peace, and Non-Violence, while discussing Violent teaching of Islam. These people simply copy-paste from some Islamic site, which is a very desperate move to prove Islam is a Peaceful Religion. In this article I’ll show the real meaning of those so-called peaceful verses, using their context and the historical reasons behind the revelation of those alleged peaceful verse of Quran.

But let us see first, what mainly Islamic sites say about Qur’an and Peace. “Islam as a religion is totally committed to peace and security. It views with great contempt, breach of peace, anarchy, rioting and terrorism. Muslims as Ummah are a peace-loving community. Jehad under Islam is allowed subject to certain conditions.” [Daroolum-Deoband]

One another site says, “The very word ‘Islam’ (from the Arabic silm) connotes peace. According to a tradition of the Prophet, ‘Peace is Islam’ (Al-Bukhari). This means that peace is one of the prerequisites of Islam. Similarly, a Hadith states: A Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands people are safe. One of the attributes of God described in the Quran is‘As-Salam’, which means peace and security.’ That is to say that God’s Being itself is a manifestation of peace. Indeed, God is Peace (Al-Bukhari). In the Quran divine guidance is likened to the paths of peace. (5:16)” [Islam 101]

Before I proceed I would like to clear one misconception of Muslims and the author of above quote. It is not necessary that a man named ‘Satyavan’, which literally mean ‘Observer of Truth’, is truthful. In very same way it hardly matters what the word ‘Islam’ means, because its teaching, practices and actions of Muslim are incompatible with its meaning, i.e. peaceful. Leave aside the hadith example for now, because it is said that those Hadiths contradicts Quran are unauthentic, so by end of article readers will be convinced that the above quoted Hadith is unauthentic.

So by the above example, we see what Islamic scholar say about Islam and Peace, I agree there are very few verse which can be interpreted as peaceful verse in Qur’an. The very common verse which Muslims quote to prove Islam is a peaceful religion is2:256, which reads:-

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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.

This verse is usually quoted by Islamic scholar because it says ‘let there be no compulsion in religion.’ But this verse is not as peaceful as it sounds, and to prove it, let’s see the historical context of the verse. One of Islamic site explains this verse as following:-

The scholars explained that these two verses [10:99 and 2:256], and other similar verses, have to do with those from whom the jizyah may be taken, such as Jews, Christians and Magians (Zoroastrians). They are not to be forced, rather they are to be given the choice between becoming Muslim or paying the jizyah.

Other scholars said that this applied in the beginning, but was subsequently abrogated by Allaah’s command to fight and wage jihad. So whoever refuses to enter Islam should be fought when the Muslims are able to fight, until they either enter Islam or pay the jizyah if they are among the people who may pay jizyah. The kuffaar should be compelled to enter Islam if they are not people from whom the jizyah may be taken, because that will lead to their happiness and salvation in this world and in the Hereafter. Obliging a person to adhere to the truth in which is guidance and happiness is better for him than falsehood. Just as a person may be forced to do the duty that he owes to other people even if that is by means of imprisonment or beating, so forcing the kaafirs to believe in Allaah alone and enter into the religion of Islam is more important and more essential, because this will lead to their happiness in this world and in the Hereafter. This applies unless they are People of the Book, i.e., Jews and Christians, or Magians, because Islam says that these three groups may be given the choice: they may enter Islam or they may pay the jizyah and feel themselves subdued. ” [Source]

As we see in above explanation, that in verse 2:256, Allah is giving Non-Muslims a choice, between Islam or Jizyah, which Muslims say as  ‘No Compulsion in religion’. If the above given explanation is true then we can’t say that this verse is peaceful. Many Islamic scholars also believe that Qur’an 2:256 is abrogated by Qur’an 9:5-6, which clearly says Muslims to fight and kill the polytheists, and leave them when they become Muslim. There is a Hadith recorded in Sahih Bukhari, which also supports Quran 9:5-6, which reads:-

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Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:

Allah’s Apostle said: “I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.”

So, we see that either the verse is abrogated by later revealed verse of sword, or does not mean the same which Muslims wants us to believe. Even the Sharia Law proves that, Muslims don’t practice this verse. Non-Muslims are not allowed to preach, build their House of Worship, or propagate their religion in Islamic country. [Source]

Another verse which is widely quoted by Muslims to prove that their religion support peace, and Non-Violence is Qur’an 109:6, which says:-

“For you is your religion, and for me is my religion.”

But when we look back into Historical Background of this verse, it again turns to be less polite verse, than it is said by Muslims. This verse was revealed when some Meccan leaders, Abu Jahl, Walid and others suggested compromise with Muhammad, and they said to Muhammad, that he can worship his God at the same time as the Meccan deities, or alternatively each year. [Historical Development of Qur’an, page 9]

They (Meccans) wanted peace from Muhammad, and wanted to create harmony among Muslims and Non-Muslims, but Allah instantly revealed this Chapter to reply those leaders, who demanded Harmony and Peace. So, as we see this verse is not peaceful, but was revealed to reply an offer made by Meccan leaders for peace.

Further regarding this verse, Ibn Abbas says:-

(Unto you your religion) of disbelief and ascribing partners to Allah, (and unto me my religion) Islam and faith in Allah. The verses of fighting then abrogated this and the Prophet (pbuh) did fight them’

So, even if we consider this verse peaceful, early Islamic scholars thinks says that this verse is abrogated, and prophet did fight those who did not accepted Islam.

The above quoted verse is followed by Qur’an 8:61, which says:-

 And if they incline to peace, then incline to it [also] and rely upon Allah . Indeed, it is He who is the Hearing, the Knowing.

Ibn Jalalayan in his explanation to this verse says:-

And if they incline to peace (read silm or salm, meaning, ‘settlement’), then incline to it, and conclude a pact with them: Ibn ‘Abbās said, ‘This has been abrogated by the “sword verse” [Q. 9:5]’; Mujāhid said, ‘This [stipulation] applies exclusively in the context of the People of the Scripture, for it was revealed regarding the Banū Qurayza; and rely on God, put your trust in Him; truly He is the Hearer, of words, the Knower, of actions.

So, again we reached to the same conclusion that even if handful of verses in Quran like 8:61, 2:256,109:6 etc are  peaceful verses, but they are abrogated by Qur’an 9:5. Finally we can say that the Peaceful verses in Qur’an are of Meccan period when Muhammad had very less followers, so Allah did not dared to reveal violent verses, and most of peaceful verses in Qur’an is abrogated by the verse of sword which was last to be revealed when Muhammad became strong, then Allah commanded Muslims to kill Non-Believers, until they embrace Islam or pay Jizyah, and feel themselves subdued. [Qur’an 9:5 and 9:29]

So the answer to the question: Is there any peaceful verse in Quran?

Ans: There were few peaceful verses in Quran revealed in Meccan period when Muhammad hardly had 70 followers, but later when he formed a monstrous army of hooligans ,marauders and raiders, then eventually Allah the shock puppet of Muhammad abrogated all the peaceful verses with the violent ones, and ordered Muhammad and his army to kill those who dared to be different in religious views. 

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  1. Hi, you are still quoting from fabricated Hadiths!
    Allah sent the verse 9 :5 an order for the believers to follow before and after the truce. Remember, the fighting had been going on, then, in that area of Mecca. If the believers did not do that, then today Mecca would still be in control of the Polytheists!
    So which verse commands Muslims, the believers, to kill or commit atrocities against the unbelievers the world over as you twist, distort and concort, to spread your fallacies the World over?!
    (rep) Where is Jizya(tax) applied today? It was to be applied thenceforth in the beginning of that small Islamic kingdom to guaranty the security of the unbelievers. Today, how many Islamic States apply Jizya to their citizens who are not of Islam faith? How many? Which State? Does it direct to fight the unbelievers World over?
    Why do you lie?

    • Dear Plum,

      I would request you to no Jumping from here to there from now. Please stick to a particular topic, complete it first and then move to another topic. Now lets start with this topic, and we will discuss till we reach to any conclusion. Agree??

      In your comment you said, “Hi, you are still quoting from fabricated Hadiths!
      Allah sent the verse 9 :5 an order for the believers to follow before and after the truce. Remember, the fighting had been going on, then, in that area of Mecca. If the believers did not do that, then today Mecca would still be in control of the Polytheists!’

      Well you accuse me of quoting fabricated Hadith? What is the source of information of this statement, “Allah sent the verse 9 :5 an order for the believers to follow before and after the truce. Remember, the fighting had been going on, then, in that area of Mecca. “ How you know that fighting was going on, as Quran nowhere says in context to 9:5, and if fighting was going on, how you know it was not Muslims who started the fight, as Allah commands Muhammad to break all the treaties with Polytheists and kill them after 4 months have passed. Just provide me the source of your information.

      Next you said, “So which verse commands Muslims, the believers, to kill or commit atrocities against the unbelievers the world over as you twist, distort and concort, to spread your fallacies the World over?!’

      Well my dear friend you have not yet proved that 9:5 and 9:29 are defensive verses,so I still believe that these verses commands Muslims to kill and commit atrocities against Non-Muslims, to rule over them or to convert them into Islam.

      Lastly you said, “Today, how many Islamic States apply Jizya to their citizens who are not of Islam faith? How many? Which State? Does it direct to fight the unbelievers World over?
      Why do you lie?”

      Today Jizya is not applied, and its true. But the fact is Even complete Islamic countries can’t apply Jizya today. Because West is against it, you know for sure that if they start applying Jizya, West is going sue them for this. Now let’s see whether Jizya was applied on Non-Muslims for being Non-Muslims or not. Most of the Mughal emperor who ruled India implemented Jizya on Hindus. Evidence;- [1], [2], [3]

      I don’t need to say more, because the links posted above say all about Jizya.

      Regards (Stick to Topic)

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      • i know my comment is more than a little late but i couldn’t help but correct you. The proof that ayah 9:5 was revealed in a time of war can be found in many historical books but I choose to quote wikipedia.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At-Tawba
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tabuk
        The first link confirms that it was revealed at the time of the battle of tabuk.
        The second link doubts the authenticity of the accounts of the battle of tabuk as it is not mentioned in the byzantine accounts. However even the islamic sources say that the war never actually happened but that there was only a face off. In the beginning of the article it is said that the war was initiated by muhammad s.a.w which is partly true but if you read on you will find out that the byzantines had previously killed a muslim messenger, this led to the battle of mauta and then the battle of tabuk. Also if you read all the verses of surah taubah in the article relating to it, it becomes obvious they were preparing for a war

        • aneesa,
          Q 9.5 :(P) : “Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.”

          But the previous verse (9.4) MUST be quoted to understand 9.5.

          Q 9.4 :(P) : “(P) : Excepting those of the idolaters with whom ye (Muslims) have a treaty, and who have since abated nothing of your right nor have supported anyone against you. (As for these), fulfil their treaty to them till their term. Lo! Allah loveth those who keep their duty (unto Him).

          When commenting we expect some truth to come out of the box of the commentator and only then we shall appreciate to reply….otherwise that would be taking in a manner of round square or square circle…called circular reasoning! We advise the Islamic haters to be at least honest and truthful in that they should quote verses of the Quran IN context.

          Islam is NOT a peaceful and a tolerant religion but is a JUST religion. It brings turmoil initially to establish justice and to rid off corruption….and ONLY then Islam becomes PEACEFUL, loving and the most tolerant. It is ONLY the Catholics who are the ardent nemesis of Islam but just look at their past history of killings….murdering even their own fellow Christians!!

          Verse 9.5 “when the sacred months have passed”; “slay the Idolaters” and “take them captive, besiege and ambush” is NOT a general order. This is confirmed by the same : “But if they repent…..then leave their way FREE”. And that is ATTESTED BY previous

          VERSE 9.4 : “fulfil their treaty to them till their term”.

      • Islam never commanded Muslims to wage war war for no reason. Muslims were allowed by Allah to wage war only because the idolaters oppressed the Muslims even after they migrated.

    • JEWISHENCYCLOPEDIA
      The unedited full-text of the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia
      SCHWARZ, JOSEPH:
      Palestinian geographer; born at Flosz, Bavaria, Oct. 22, 1804; died at Jerusalem
      Feb. 5, 1865. When he was seventeen years old he graduated as teacher from the Königliches Schullehrerseminar of Colberg, after which he joined his brother Israel at the University of Würzburg, where for five years he devoted himself to the history and geography of the Holy Land, and published a map of Palestine (1829; republished at Vienna, 1831, and Triest, 1832). It was his ardent desire, however, to study in Palestine itself the physical history and geography of the Holy Land, where his knowledge of Talmudic sources and early Jewish writers would be of more service. Accordingly he decided to settle in Jerusalem, whither he went in 1833. Schwarz then began a series of journeys and explorations in various parts of Palestine, to which he devoted about fifteen years.

      JEWISHENCYCLOPEDIA
      The unedited full-text of the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia
      SCHWARZ, JOSEPH:
      The results of his investigations and researches into the history, geography, geology, fauna, and flora of that country have placed him in the front rank of Palestinian explorers and geographers. HE IS THE GREATEST JEWISH AUTHORITY ON PALESTINIAN MATTERS SINCE ESTORI FARHI (1282-1357), the author of “Kaftor wa-Feraḥ.”

      HISTORY OF PALESTINE
      614-1096 C.E.
      From the Accession of the Mahomedans to that of the Europeans.

      By Rabbi Joseph Schwarz, 1850

      (THE JEWISH RABBI WHO CREATED ISLAM: ISLAM WAS FINANCED & CONTROLLED BY ARABIAN JEWS FROM ITS BEGINNING, TO BUILD AN ARMY TO FIGHT THE ROMAN EMPIRE.)

      Rabbi Shallum, son of the then Resh Gelutha, in Babel, aka Abu Bachr al Chaliva al Zadik, Abu Bakr, the first Caliph, was in fact: [A JEWISH RABBI] Rabbi Shallum, son of the then Resh Gelutha, in Babel, perceiving this dreadful predicament, went to Mahomed, and offering him his submission, friendship, and services, endeavoured to enter with him into a friendly compact. Mahomed accepted his proposition with pleasure, conceived a great affection for him, and took his daughter, a handsome young girl (A 6 YEAR OLD CHILD), for wife; he made him also a general in his army, and gave him the name of Abu Bachr al Chaliva al Zadik, literally:

      The father of the maiden, the descendant of the righteous; this means, that of all his wives, who were either widows or divorced women, this one was the only one who had never been married before, and then she was the granddaughter of the celebrated chief of the captivity; therefore, the descendant of the righteous. This occurrence induced Mahomed to give up his terrible intention to destroy the Jews in his country, and thus did Rabbi Shallum save his people.

      THE BETRAYAL

      [Why Muhammad hated alcohol]

      Abu Bachr and Aliman now resolved among themselves to remove the dangerous enemy of the Jews, Bucheran. One evening Mahomed, Bucheran, Aliman, and Abu Bachr, were drinking together; the latter two soon saw that Mahomed and the astrologer were strongly intoxicated, and lay stretched out in a deep and profound sleep. Abu Bachr thereupon drew the sword of Mahomed from its scabbard, cut off therewith Bucharan’s head, and put the bloody sword back into its receptacle, and both then lay themselves down quietly near Mahomed to sleep. When Mahomed awoke and saw his friend lying decapitated near him, he cried out in a fury: “This terrible deed has been done by one of us three in our drunkenness!” Abu Bachr thereupon said quite unconcernedly: “Let each one draw his sword, and he whose weapon is stained with blood, must needs be the murderer!” They all drew their swords, and that of Mahomed was completely dyed with fresh blood, which proved thus clearly to his satisfaction that he had murdered his friend. He was greatly grieved at this discovery; cursed and condemned the wine which was the cause of this murder, and swore that he never would drink any more, and that also no one should do so who wishes to enter heaven. This is the cause why wine is prohibited to the Mahomedans.

      At a later period, Mahomed learned the whole transaction, and that his father-in-law was the perpetrator of the bloody deed; wherefore, he lost his favour, and he would not permit him to come before him. Abu Bachr went thereupon and conquered sixty places, which had not yet submitted to Mahomed, and presented them to him, through which means he became again reconciled to him, was received in favour, and remained thereafter at court.

      HISTORY OF PALESTINE
      614-1096 C.E.
      From the Accession of the Mahomedans to that of the Europeans.

      By Rabbi Joseph Schwarz, 1850

      BE SURE TO GOOGLE REST OF ARTICLE

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  3. Aslmwlkm, hey you are again lying here!
    Let’s quote verse 9:29

    “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.”

    Let’s analyse the above sura where you “creep-in” your lies :

    1. “Fight those who……….unlawful”. Here, “fight” means to strive and put pressure but not to kill! Does it say kill them? No!

    2. “….and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture……..”, here the verse continues and refers to the unbelievers of the scriptures too and not to the believers of the scriptures.

    3. “..Until they give the Jizyah wllingly…….”. Question, where is Jizya(tax) applied today? It was to be applied thenceforth in the beginning of that small Islamic kingdom to guaranty the security of the unbelievers. Today, how many Islamic States apply Jizya to their citizens who are not of Islam faith? How many? Which State? Does it direct to fight the unbelievers World over?
    Why do you lie?
    Also ref: http://prophetrejectors.wordpress.com/929-at-tauba-of-quran-doesnt-encourage-muslims-to-terrorism/

    • Plum,

      Thanks for accusing me of lying, but the reason you accused me for lying is not true. Well you gave three conditions to prove that the verse 9:29 does not encourage for terrorism. But lets see how much right your conditions are. Your first point is:-

      1. “Fight those who……….unlawful”. Here, “fight” means to strive and put pressure but not to kill! Does it say kill them? No!

      Brother the verse clearly states what to do, it says fight those who do not believe in Allah, and we know for sure who do not believe in Allah, its non-Muslims. Now you see when anyone commands to fight, is definitely a violent fighting. Its also because Allah has previously commanded to kill the infidels on many other occasion, for example see verses like:- Quran 9:5:-

      And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush.

      Also to understand what fighting here means, you can read Quran 9:111, which reads:-

      Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah , so they kill and are killed.

      Now I hope that the above verses must have cleared what fighting is as per Allah, and has proved who is liar here. Now coming to your second point, where you said:-

      2. “….and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture……..”, here the verse continues and refers to the unbelievers of the scriptures too and not to the believers of the scriptures.

      I din’t understood what this point of your’s say. We know here Allah is addressing to Christians and Jews, and demanding them either to submit to his will/ pay Jizyah or get killed.

      Your last point is interesting, it says:-

      3. “..Until they give the Jizyah wllingly…….”. Question, where is Jizya(tax) applied today? It was to be applied thenceforth in the beginning of that small Islamic kingdom to guaranty the security of the unbelievers. Today, how many Islamic States apply Jizya to their citizens who are not of Islam faith? How many? Which State? Does it direct to fight the unbelievers World over?
      Why do you lie?

      I think you need to read the Quran in context ( as Muslims demand) the verse before the mentioned verse 9:28 says:-

      And if you fear privation, Allah will enrich you from His bounty if He wills. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Wise.

      You must be knowing that pilgrimage of Kabba was the main source of Income for the Quraish, and Meccans. So, when Allah commanded the polytheist not to approch the Kabba, then assuredly he also blocked the way of income. So to gain money from the polytheists, the process of Jizyah was developed which is mentioned in 9:29.

      You are bringing silly questions Plum. Hope I answered your allegations on me, with reference from Quran only.

      Regards

  4. Hi, you are knowingly lying, ref re-post : There are only two verses on apostasy in Quran 4 :89. and 9 :5 which refer to the same period. To these verses the answer is given in the next verse 4 :90 and 9 : 6-7!
    Actually Allah is referring to the treaty of Hudabiyya so the believers do not revert back as Afghani “blue” soldiers do nowadays and kill their fellow soldiers which means Allah is 100% correct, ref wiki:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At-Tawba,
    “… is clear, therefore, that this verse is one of self-defense. The Muslims here are commanded to “slay the pagans” who are hostile towards them. It is not a carte blanche to “kill all infidels”. This verse is specific to a specific time, and it is not understood by the overwhelming majority of Muslims to be a general call for murder against all those who are not Muslim”. These critics always quote out of context!

    • Plum,

      The verse 4:89 refers to apostasy, but 9:5 does not. I leave 4:89 and its context to be explained by you. And I’ll explain 9:5 and its context by myself. In your comment you said,

      “… is clear, therefore, that this verse is one of self-defense. The Muslims here are commanded to “slay the pagans” who are hostile towards them. It is not a carte blanche to “kill all infidels”. This verse is specific to a specific time, and it is not understood by the overwhelming majority of Muslims to be a general call for murder against all those who are not Muslim”. These critics always quote out of context!”

      Well this is not at all true, I want to know how you know that this verse was revealed referring to the treaty of Hudabiyya? Are you seriously Quran alone believer??

      First of all there should not be any context of any verse from Quran, because Quran was initially written by Allah at the time of creation, and was preserved by Allah in highest heaven. Isn’t it? Then how come there be any context of verses from Quran? Anyways, for the sake of argument, if I use the context too, still it proves to be more offensive. See how, lets start from the very first verse:-

      9:1:- [This is a declaration of] disassociation, from Allah and His Messenger, to those with whom you had made a treaty among the polytheists.

      Explanation:- This disassociation of treaty is given by Allah and his messenger and not by the Polytheists. This is very important point, because it not the Polytheist who are breaking the treaty as Muslims claim, but its other way round. Its Allah who declared that there would be no treaty between Muslims and polytheists of Mecca. One of the famous commentator of Quran, Ala Maududi says, ” This declaration was necessary for uprooting completely the system of life based on shirk and to make Arabia exclusively the center of Islam so that it should not in any way interfere with the spirit of Islam nor become an internal danger for it.”

      So we see that this declaration was from Muhammad and his Allah.

      9:2:- So travel freely, [O disbelievers], throughout the land [during] four months but know that you cannot cause failure to Allah and that Allah will disgrace the disbelievers.

      Ibn Kathir says, “(to those of the Mushrikin, with whom you made a treaty. So travel freely (Mushrikin) for four months (as you will) throughout the land) ﴿9:1-2﴾. This Ayah refers to idolators who had indefinite treaties and those, whose treaties with Muslims ended in less than four months. The terms of these treaties were restricted to four months only. As for those whose term of peace ended at a specific date later (than the four months), then their treaties would end when their terms ended, no matter how long afterwards, ”

      This freedom is given by Muslims to polytheists to travel freely only for 4 months, and after that their treaty will end, no matter how long their treaty ending date is. I guess you are getting it. Its not Polytheists breaking treaty, as I said previously, and next verse from Quran will prove that.

      9:3:- And [it is] an announcement from Allah and His Messenger to the people on the day of the greater pilgrimage that Allah is disassociated from the disbelievers, and [so is] His Messenger. So if you repent, that is best for you; but if you turn away – then know that you will not cause failure to Allah . And give tidings to those who disbelieve of a painful punishment.

      This is a clear verse, which clearly says that on the day of greater pilgrimage Allah will be disassociated from the polytheists. So if the become Muslims before that time, then its good for them, and if not then see what happens to them in the next two verse.

      9:4:- Excepted are those with whom you made a treaty among the polytheists and then they have not been deficient toward you in anything or supported anyone against you; so complete for them their treaty until their term [has ended]. Indeed, Allah loves the righteous [who fear Him].

      This verse says all which Muslims hate, here Allah himself say to Muhammad to serve the treaty with those polytheists till 4 months who have neither deceived or broke the treaty with Muslims, nor supported any other party against Muslims. Regarding this verse, Ibn Kathir says:-

      This is an exception regulating the longest extent of time for those who have a general treaty – with out time mentioned – to four months. They would have four months to travel the lands in search of sanctuary for themselves wherever they wish. Those whose treaty mentioned a specifec limited term, then the longest it would extend was to the point of its agreed upon termination date.

      Now comes the main verse, that is 9:5:-

      And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

      This indeed is an offensive command by Allah, because he says to kill all those Polytheists with whom Allah had treaty previously, and who did not converted to fold of Islam. Ibn Kathir says, “`Upon the end of the four months during which We prohibited you from fighting the idolators, and which is the grace period We gave them, then fight and kill the idolators wherever you may find them.’ Allah’s statement next,(then fight the Mushrikin wherever you find them), means, on the earth in general, except for the Sacred Area, for Allah said. Next he adds, “, executing some and keeping some as prisoners,”

      Did you get it, what’s Allah’s plan, now adding 9:6, lets see what difference it makes.

      9:6:- And if any one of the polytheists seeks your protection, then grant him protection so that he may hear the words of Allah . Then deliver him to his place of safety. That is because they are a people who do not know.

      Is this verse making all the above verse defensive? No, not at all. As this verse says to leave those polytheist, who asks to submit his will to Allah. Alamgir Hussain writes, “Now, does taking consideration of verse 9:6 improve the meaning of verses 9:4-5? Verse 9:6 only reconfirms the fact that, just because the idolaters won’t embrace Islam, they must be attacked and killed. And in the face of death, if they seek forgiveness showing willingness to embrace Islam, then let them go. In fact, verse 9:6 is basically a repetition of the last part of verse 9:5 in different wording: “then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them”.”

      Hope this must have cleared your concept.

      Regards

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