... and so the Muslim apologist Mantra Morphs and Mutates.
Perhaps the most quoted verse of the Koran is from Sura Al-Baqarah (The Cow). This verse -Sura 2: 256 begins with the words: "Let there be no compulsion in religion." This statement has been quoted by Muslim scholars and their apologists perhaps more than any other. As Pope Benedict XVI noted, it is an early Sura, from the time when Mohammed was still trying to gain acceptance from his peers. Unfortunately for some Muslims such a notion of religious freedom means nothing.
Daniel Pipes has discussed the meaning of this verse, and states that for some, Sura 2: 256 has been "abrogated" or replaced by the historically later verse, Sura 9:73: "O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites! Be harsh with them." There are certainly Hadiths, which document oral testimonies of Mohammed's life and deeds, which clearly state that the founder of Islam believed that those who left Islam (apostates) should be killed. ... Islam Watch
Between a Rock ... and ... a Hard Place??? ...
... or just part of protecting Faith
while living in Dar al-Harb?
Understanding The Muslim Perspective:
A Dilemma For Muslims ... Are you a Muslim or are you a Hypocrite?
“What are the most important principals of Islam? ... The five Pillars???
The Five Pillars of Faith are the foundation of a Muslim’s life:
- Faith or belief in the Oneness of God and the finality of the prophet-hood of Muhammad
- Establishment of the daily prayers
- Paying Zakat (amount of money as charity)
- Self-purification through fasting
- Pilgrimage to Mecca for those who are able”
Although these professions are consistent with adherence to Islam they absolutely do not reveal the 6th element of Islamic belief.
The following is what is established as being an integral part of Islamic practice; not just the five pillars.
Islam is based on SIX elements, as told by Muhammad himself in the hadith of Sahih Al- Bukhari, Vol 1 p. 13
‘ I have been ordered by Allah to fight to kill (doing Jihad) all the people until they say that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is his messenger, and pay Zakat (money).
If they do it, their blood and their property (their Honor) are safe from me.’
This hadith exposes the dilemma that has haunted Muslims for over 1400 years.
How can one peacefully practice one’s faith without being branded as a “Hypocrite” by fellow Muslims?
It’s a tough question and places “Hypocrites” in a very tenuous and physically dangerous position.
Hypocrisy: Nifaq ... or Kufr?
The Bottom Line:
Are You Really Going to Change Islam?
... The Gates of Itjihad have Closed
... Islamic Jurisprudence has been established and there can be no changes!
You must realize that if you try to CHANGE ... then, ...You Are Considered A Non-Muslim!
The Ahmadi's Changed The Principals of Islamic Faith and are now considered to be ... Kufr!
So The Questions Persist:
Are "Peaceful" Muslims Between a Rock ... and ... a Hard Place???
... or ...
Just Protecting the Faith while living in Dar al-Harb?