Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Cleaning up the homicidal suras part 2

New fangled koran:
Old fangled koran:
War in self defense

 2:191 Kill them wherever you find them, and expel them from where they expelled you, and know that persecution is worse than being killed. Do not fight them at the Restricted Temple unless they fight you in it; if they fight you then kill them. Thus is the reward of those who do not appreciate.   
e) And kill them (unbelievers) wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitna is worse than killing. And fight not with them at Al-Masjid al-Haram (the sanctuary at Mecca) unless they (first) fight you there. But if they attack you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.
3:151 We will cast fear in the hearts of those who rejected, because of what they have set up besides God while He never sent down any authority to do so, and their destiny is the fire. Miserable is the abode of the wicked
l) We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they joined others in worship with Allah, for which He had sent no authority; their abode will be the Fire and how evil is the abode of the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers).
(Sura 3:151)
Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword

5:33 The recompense of those who fight God and His messenger and seek to corrupt the land, is that they will be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off on alternate sides or that they be banished from the land. That is a disgrace for them in this world. In the Hereafter, they will have a great retribution;
g) The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter.
(Sura 5:33)

005:033-34 The repeated use of the passive voice is not a coincidence; it is to indicate that the acts are not instructions, but statements of fact. In other words, those who roam the earth to promote and commit atrocities and bloodshed are going to get what they promote. Those who live by the sword die by the sword. The Arabic word fasad means destruction, mischief, discord, warmongering or corruption. It is frequently contrasted with islah and its derivatives, which mean reform or promoting peace (7:56,85). Fasad is not mere faith or opinion; it refers to the acts of corruption or aggressive and destructive actions (See 2:30,205,251; 5:64; 10:91; 18:94; 21:22; 22:40; 28:4; 33:71; 89:12; 2:256, and 4:140). The Bible has a similar statement: "those who kill by the sword must die by the sword." See Matthew 26:52; Revelation 13:10. Also see the Quran 9:3-29

Why Do the People of the book Hate Muslims?

5:51 O you who acknowledge, do not take the Jews and the Nazarenes as allies, for they are allies to one another; and whoever takes them as such from amongst you is one of them. God does not guide the wicked people.
n) O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Awliyah (friends, protectors, helpers, etc); they are but Awliyah to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Awliyah, then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust).
(Sura 5:51)


005:051-57 Verse 5:57 provides the characteristics of the people of the book, whom we are instructed not to ally ourselves with. Muslims should not ally themselves with those who insult their values or promote hatred against them. Obviously, this instruction is in the context of religious conflict; not in the context of social, personal, or financial relationship. There are righteous people among the people of the book (3:113; 3:199: 5:69). Eating their food or marriage with them is permitted (5:5). Verses 5:57 and 60:7-9 are among the verses that provide us with basic principles in dealing with others.

Defending People Against an Aggressive Enemy

8:12 Your Lord inspired to the angels: "I am with you so keep firm those who acknowledge. I will cast fear into the hearts of those who have rejected; so strike above the necks, and strike every finger."
k) (Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels, “Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes.
(Sura 8:12)

008:012-16 Wars are subject to the general principles spelled out in 60:8-9. Also, see 9:29.

Fight Against Oppressive Powers For Freedom

8:39 You should fight them all until there is no more oppression, and so that the entire system is God's. But if they cease, then God is seer of what they do.

d) And fight them until there is no more Fitna (dissension, disbelief and polytheism) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone (in the whole of the world). But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.
(Sura 8:39)
9:5 So when the restricted months have passed, then you may kill those who have set up partners wherever you find them, take them, surround them, and stand against them at every point. If they repent, hold the contact prayer, and contribute towards betterment, then you shall leave them alone. God is Forgiving, Compassionate.  
f)         Then when the Sacred Months (the 1st, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islamic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikun (unbelievers) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform Salat, and give Zakat, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
 (Sura 9:5)

9:29 Fight those who do not acknowledge God nor the Last day among the people who received the book; they do not forbid what God and His messenger have forbidden, and they do not uphold the system of truth; until they pay the reparation, in humility.
i)          Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and those* who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah (humiliating tax on non-Muslims) with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
(Sura 9:29)

009:030-31 The system of islam belongs to God alone (98:5). Accepting the fatwas of this or that cleric as islam is setting up partners with God. See 42:21. Also, see 2:59; 2:79; 5:41-44.

The subtitles in italics are not part of the Quran. We inserted subtitles to make the reading easier for those whose attention might be compromised by fast-paced modern life complicated with numerous tasks and technologies.


New fangled koran:
Old fangled koran:
those who have set up partners
BIG difference
they pay the reparation
they pay the Jizyah
different nuance
do not acknowledge
believe not
Present in old but not in new
among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians),

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