This post is intended for the education of those who seek the Truth — no matter what that Truth may be. It is wholly unsuited for those who seek to believe in lies.
There are many voices in our government and media telling us that Islam is peaceful and that those Muslims who are fighting are not following Muhammad’s teachings. Well, rather than take their word for it, or the word of anyone else — including me — why not look to see what Muhammad actually said about Islam’s and fighting? Here are justa few of the things Muhammad had to say on the matter:
note: passages in red are from the Qur’an; those in black are from the Sunnah (customs and sayings of Muhammad), the second holiest book in Islam and absolutely necessary to make a religion out of the Qur’an.
Qur’an:47:4 (this is the infamous ‘sword’ verse. It abrogates ALL previous verses about living in peace with non-Muslims)
“When you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle (fighting Jihad in Allah’s Cause), smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them. At length, when you have thoroughly subdued them, bind them firmly, making (them) captives. Thereafter either generosity or ransom (them based upon what benefits Islam) until the war lays down its burdens. Thus are you commanded by Allah to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam.”
“Those present at the oath of Aqabah had sworn an allegiance to Muhammad. It was a pledge of war against all men. Allah had permitted fighting.”
“Allah had given his Messenger permission to fight by revealing the verse ‘And fight them until persecution [resistance to Islam] is no more, and religion is all for Allah.'”
“The Believers fight in Allah’s Cause, they slay and are slain, kill and are killed.”
“Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission.”
“Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah.”
“So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world).”
“He said, ‘Fight them so that there is no more rebellion, and religion, all of it, is for Allah only. Allah must have no rivals.'”
“I am fighting in Allah’s service. This is piety and a good deed. In Allah’s war I do not fear as others should. For this fighting is righteous, true, and good.”
“O Prophet, urge the faithful to fight. If there are twenty among you with determination they will vanquish two hundred; if there are a hundred then they will slaughter a thousand unbelievers, for the infidels are a people devoid of understanding.”
“Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah alone or pay us the Jizyah tribute tax in submission. Our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says: ‘Whoever amongst us is killed as a martyr shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever survives shall become your master.'”
“I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify to the fact that there is no god but Allah, and believe in me (that) I am the Messenger and in all that I have brought.”
“Fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief) and religion is only for Allah. But if they cease/desist, let there be no hostility except against infidel disbelievers.”
“Those who believe fight in the Cause of Allah.”
“A desert Arab came to the Prophet and said: ‘Messenger, one man fights for the spoils of war; another fights that he may be remembered, and one fights that he may see his (high) position (achieved as a result of his valor in fighting). Which of these is fighting in the Cause of Allah?’ The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Who fights so that the word of Allah is exalted is fighting in the Way of Allah.'”
“Command For Fighting Against People So Long As They Do Not Profess That There Is No Ilah (God) But Allah And Muhammad Is His Messenger: When the Messenger breathed his last and Bakr was appointed Caliph, many Arabs chose to become apostates [rejected Islam]. Abu Bakr said: ‘I will definitely fight against anyone who stops paying the Zakat tax, for it is an obligation. I will fight against them even to secure the cord used for hobbling the feet of a camel which they used to pay if they withhold it now.’ Allah had justified fighting against those who refused to pay Zakat.”
I could post pages of such commands from the Qur’an and records of Muhammad’s example to prove that Muhammad actually commanded Muslims to spread Islam by fighting non-believers, but if these passages are not enough, then pages more won’t be either. Truth seekers will already be convinced by now, and those who aren’t… Well, they never will be because the Truth is not in them — only darkness.
In case you actually want to read more of those citations I mentioned, you can find them here.
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