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Quote Nausheen Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2013 at 7:34am
Originally posted by TG12345


Salaam Alaikum Nausheen,Thank you for being so honest and open about your faith. I have spoken to other Muslims who have argued the death penalty for apostacy applied only during the time of Muhammad, I wasn't aware of Muslims (outside of countries like Afghanistan etc) who believe it should still be applied.


Walaikum assalam TG. I did not speak of myself when I said the punishemnt is a death penalty, rather how the sharia sees it.

Do you have references from those who said this was implemented only in the time of the prophet pbuh?
Why do you think Afghanistan can implement sharia rulings - its not an islamic state, fully, rather they are having democracy - am not sure of the exact politics there.


Originally posted by TG12345

I have to say, with all due respect, that this is one of the reasons I would never become Muslim. I don't think that a religion that is truly of no compulsion would punish people for leaving. I also think it is a form of weakness to punish people for no longer believing what you believe, and points to an inability to convince them to come back to what you believe is true, and a fear that others will also fall away.


You are right. I dont understand why the death penalty. Although the people who do not declare themselves as apostates are to be given the benefit of doubt. A person who declares publicly,should be counseled, sent out of the state, and given time to reconsider etc, etc ... there is a whole protocol, I dont remember exactly, but do know that its not a simple matter to be judged or even sentenced.


Wanu nazzilu minal Qurani ma huwa
Shafaa un wa rahmatun lil mo'mineena
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Quote Abu Loren Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2013 at 9:17am
Originally posted by Nausheen


You are right. I dont understand why the death penalty. Although the people who do not declare themselves as apostates are to be given the benefit of doubt. A person who declares publicly,should be counseled, sent out of the state, and given time to reconsider etc, etc ... there is a whole protocol, I dont remember exactly, but do know that its not a simple matter to be judged or even sentenced.


 

Narrated `Abdullah:

Allah's Messenger ( ) said, "The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Apostle, cannot be shed except in three cases: In Qisas for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (apostate) and leaves the Muslims."

Reference

: Sahih al-Bukhari 6878

In-book reference

: Book 87, Hadith 17

 

Mu’adh bin Jabal (RAA) narrated - concerning a man who embraced Islam and then turned to Judaism (i.e. apostated), ‘I shall not sit down until he is killed. That is the Command of Allah and His Messenger, and he gave an order that he must be killed and so he was.’ Agreed upon. In a version by Abu Dawud, ‘He was given a chance to repent and retrun to Islam but he refused.’

 

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They wish that you reject Faith, as they have rejected (Faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one another). So take not Auliya' (protectors or friends) from them, till they emigrate in the Way of Allah (to Muhammad SAW). But if they turn back (from Islam), take (hold) of them and kill them wherever you find them, and take neither Auliya' (protectors or friends) nor helpers from them. 4:89

From the Hadiths it is clear that the judgement is for all time. The reason, I think, is because an apostate will sow discord amongst the believers and people will not be committed to their faith. Of course there are apostates in Islam, it's just that they don't go around publishing that fact.

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Quote Caringheart Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2013 at 11:14am
Originally posted by Abu Loren

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They wish that you reject Faith, as they have rejected (Faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one another). So take not Auliya' (protectors or friends) from them, till they emigrate in the Way of Allah (to Muhammad SAW). But if they turn back (from Islam), take (hold) of them and kill them wherever you find them, and take neither Auliya' (protectors or friends) nor helpers from them. 4:89

From the Hadiths it is clear that the judgement is for all time. The reason, I think, is because an apostate will sow discord amongst the believers and people will not be committed to their faith. Of course there are apostates in Islam, it's just that they don't go around publishing that fact.



Right... fear that the religion can not stand on its own... much like what TG has stated in his views.

and thus the other concern, the "desire to “improve” the image of Islam among non-Muslims."  That there are those being misled into joining Islam by glossing over, instead of presenting the unvarnished truth, and once joined not free to leave.
 If you join something under false pretenses should you then be held to it?  and yet you are.  When you discover this truth which you did not know beforehand, it is too late for you.
Because Islam must build its power by locking people into it.
Surah 4 is from the Medinian period.

I think truth should be made very clear and known... all truth.
Surah 4:89 basically says not only can you kill any person who does not believe in Islam, but you have an obligation to if you consider yourself part of the faith of Islam, thus abrogating the "no compulsion in religion" which came from the earlier Meccan period when Muhammad thought people would hear his word and willingly join with him.
So who is being misled, who is being deceived into thinking that they serve God?  Does it serve the Creator for His creation to be killing one another?  to take away all chance of redemption for those who are lost?  Did Jesus not come to seek and save the lost?  to bring all to repentance?  Did not the Creator want to save His creation?  or does He want to throw them all into hell fire?

Salaam,
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Again, this is not a statement against muslims, just the religion.  I believe there are many wonderful muslim people who truly wish to be honoring to God.


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Quote TG12345 Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2013 at 12:57pm
Originally posted by Nausheen


Salaam Alaikum Nausheen,Thank you for being so honest and open about your faith. I have spoken to other Muslims who have argued the death penalty for apostacy applied only during the time of Muhammad, I wasn't aware of Muslims (outside of countries like Afghanistan etc) who believe it should still be applied.


Originally posted by Nausheen

Walaikum assalam TG. I did not speak of myself when I said the punishemnt is a death penalty, rather how the sharia sees it.

Do you have references from those who said this was implemented only in the time of the prophet pbuh?

Peace be upon you as well, Nausheen. A Muslim friend of mine who I will not name because I have not obtained his permission does not believe it is applicable today.

Here is an article written by a Muslim who states that the death penalty for apostasy is against the teachings of the Quran. He does not state that the death penalty for apostasy applied only during the time of Muhammad, but rather, the only apostates who were to be executed were those who were fighting Muslims. According to the author, those apostates who kept on friendly terms with Muslims and those who were neutral towards them were to be left alone.

http://www.islamicperspectives.com/Apostasy1.htm

HE DEATH PENALTY FOR APOSTASY CONFLICTS WITH THE QUR`AN

The evidence against any legally prescribed penalty for apostasy in Islam does not rest only on the fact that the Qur`an does not prescribe any such penalty while referring to the subject of apostasy many times. We can go further and state that:

 

a)      There is no mandatory death penalty in the Qur`an for any crime.

 

b) The death penalty for apostasy in fact conflicts with the Qur`an.

The truth of the above statements can be seen by examining the verses: 5:32-33, 45, 2:178 and 4:88-91.

 

Qur`an 5:32-33, 45, 2:178

 

In 5:32, after relating the story of the murder of Habil by his brother Qabil, God says:

On that account We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole humanity: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the whole humanity. Then although there came to them Our Messengers with clear (guidance), yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land. (5:32)

In the context of an emphasis on preserving the life of each and every individual the above verse mentions only two crimes for which a person can be killed:

 

1)      Murdering another human being;

2)      Spreading mischief (fasad) in the land.


...

At first sight the words “seize them and kill them wherever you find them” would suggest that they are to be killed. But this is quickly seen to be wrong if we read the next two verses:

Except those who join a group between you and whom there is a (peace-) treaty or those who approach you with their hearts restraining them from fighting you or fighting their own people. Had God willed he would have given them power over you and they would have fought you. So if they withdraw from you and do not fight you but give you (guarantees of) peace, then God has opened no way for you against them.

 

You will find others that wish to gain your confidence as well as that of their people. Every time they are sent back to temptation they give in to it. If they do not withdraw from you nor give you (guarantees) of peace, nor restrain their hands, seize them and kill them, wherever you find them. In their case We have provided you with a clear warrant against them. (4:90-91).

These verses clarify the command “seize them and kill them”. The apostates who rejected Islam by failing to emigrate as commanded by God are divided into three categories:

 

1)      Those who ally themselves with a group with whom Muslims have a peace treaty;

2)      Those who want to keep neutrality, committing themselves to peace with both the Muslims and their own people who had not accepted Islam;

3)      Those who provide no real guarantee of peace to Muslims and by all indications ally themselves with non-believers engaged in hostilities towards Islam.

 

The first two types of apostates are to be left in peace while the third one is to be treated like any non-believers in a state of war: they are to be seized and killed wherever they are found. Notice that the Qur`an uses the words “God has opened no way for you against them” in connection with the apostates of the first two types. This means that the Qur`an actually prohibits killing those apostates who want to live in peaceful terms with the Muslims.


The anti-Christian website "answering Christianity"- which I actually have a very low opinion of because of its highly insulting content- also challenges this belief. The authors state that apostates were killed during the time of Muhammad only because they were joining forces that were militarily fighting Muslims.


4-  The Sayings of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, regarding killing the renegades came when Islam was partial and the Muslims were dealing with wars all the time.  As I said above, if the person wasn't with the Muslims, then he was certainly with his people, the pagans and the other non-Muslims, and he would've then had to join the evil forces to fight the Muslims.  So the case back then was different than today.


http://www.answering-christianity.com/apostates.htm


Originally posted by Nausheen

Why do you think Afghanistan can implement sharia rulings - its not an islamic state, fully, rather they are having democracy - am not sure of the exact politics there.

You just admitted that Afghanistan is not an Islamic state. Some would argue that its puppet rulers who are helping maintain a US and NATO occupation are the opposite of what an Islamic government would be. The high corruption also makes me question how Islamic the government there is.

Is it possible that Afghanistan's implementation of the death penalty for apostasy (or effort to, since the Christian convert was allowed to flee) is based on a misunderstanding of Islam?

Originally posted by TG12345

I have to say, with all due respect, that this is one of the reasons I would never become Muslim. I don't think that a religion that is truly of no compulsion would punish people for leaving. I also think it is a form of weakness to punish people for no longer believing what you believe, and points to an inability to convince them to come back to what you believe is true, and a fear that others will also fall away.


Originally posted by Nausheen

You are right.

Sorry, what did you say I was right about? That killing apostates is contradictory to the claim there is no compulsion in Islam? That it is a form of weakness to punish people for leaving one's faith? That it is based on an inability to convince people to return and a fear that others will also leave?

Originally posted by Nausheen

  I dont understand why the death penalty. Although the people who do not declare themselves as apostates are to be given the benefit of doubt. A person who declares publicly,should be counseled, sent out of the state, and given time to reconsider etc, etc ... there is a whole protocol, I dont remember exactly, but do know that its not a simple matter to be judged or even sentenced.


I understand, but why is there the need to sentence or judge them at all? Why can't you leave that to God?

Two friends of mine over the past few years left Christianity. It was a very sad thing for me (FYI they became atheists, not Muslims). I feel sad that they have rejected God, however I still keep on good terms with them and witness to them, and pray for them.

I would never ever even think of harming them, and would die rather than allow someone to harm them.


Edited by TG12345 - 12 January 2013 at 1:16pm
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Quote Abu Loren Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2013 at 1:33am
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Originally posted by Nausheen


Salaam Alaikum Nausheen,Thank you for being so honest and open about your faith. I have spoken to other Muslims who have argued the death penalty for apostacy applied only during the time of Muhammad, I wasn't aware of Muslims (outside of countries like Afghanistan etc) who believe it should still be applied.


Originally posted by Nausheen

Walaikum assalam TG. I did not speak of myself when I said the punishemnt is a death penalty, rather how the sharia sees it.

Do you have references from those who said this was implemented only in the time of the prophet pbuh?

Peace be upon you as well, Nausheen. A Muslim friend of mine who I will not name because I have not obtained his permission does not believe it is applicable today.

Here is an article written by a Muslim who states that the death penalty for apostasy is against the teachings of the Quran. He does not state that the death penalty for apostasy applied only during the time of Muhammad, but rather, the only apostates who were to be executed were those who were fighting Muslims. According to the author, those apostates who kept on friendly terms with Muslims and those who were neutral towards them were to be left alone.

http://www.islamicperspectives.com/Apostasy1.htm

HE DEATH PENALTY FOR APOSTASY CONFLICTS WITH THE QUR`AN

The evidence against any legally prescribed penalty for apostasy in Islam does not rest only on the fact that the Qur`an does not prescribe any such penalty while referring to the subject of apostasy many times. We can go further and state that:

 

a)      There is no mandatory death penalty in the Qur`an for any crime.

 

b) The death penalty for apostasy in fact conflicts with the Qur`an.

The truth of the above statements can be seen by examining the verses: 5:32-33, 45, 2:178 and 4:88-91.

 

Qur`an 5:32-33, 45, 2:178

 

In 5:32, after relating the story of the murder of Habil by his brother Qabil, God says:

On that account We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole humanity: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the whole humanity. Then although there came to them Our Messengers with clear (guidance), yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land. (5:32)

In the context of an emphasis on preserving the life of each and every individual the above verse mentions only two crimes for which a person can be killed:

 

1)      Murdering another human being;

2)      Spreading mischief (fasad) in the land.


...

At first sight the words “seize them and kill them wherever you find them” would suggest that they are to be killed. But this is quickly seen to be wrong if we read the next two verses:

Except those who join a group between you and whom there is a (peace-) treaty or those who approach you with their hearts restraining them from fighting you or fighting their own people. Had God willed he would have given them power over you and they would have fought you. So if they withdraw from you and do not fight you but give you (guarantees of) peace, then God has opened no way for you against them.

 

You will find others that wish to gain your confidence as well as that of their people. Every time they are sent back to temptation they give in to it. If they do not withdraw from you nor give you (guarantees) of peace, nor restrain their hands, seize them and kill them, wherever you find them. In their case We have provided you with a clear warrant against them. (4:90-91).

These verses clarify the command “seize them and kill them”. The apostates who rejected Islam by failing to emigrate as commanded by God are divided into three categories:

 

1)      Those who ally themselves with a group with whom Muslims have a peace treaty;

2)      Those who want to keep neutrality, committing themselves to peace with both the Muslims and their own people who had not accepted Islam;

3)      Those who provide no real guarantee of peace to Muslims and by all indications ally themselves with non-believers engaged in hostilities towards Islam.

 

The first two types of apostates are to be left in peace while the third one is to be treated like any non-believers in a state of war: they are to be seized and killed wherever they are found. Notice that the Qur`an uses the words “God has opened no way for you against them” in connection with the apostates of the first two types. This means that the Qur`an actually prohibits killing those apostates who want to live in peaceful terms with the Muslims.


The anti-Christian website "answering Christianity"- which I actually have a very low opinion of because of its highly insulting content- also challenges this belief. The authors state that apostates were killed during the time of Muhammad only because they were joining forces that were militarily fighting Muslims.


4-  The Sayings of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, regarding killing the renegades came when Islam was partial and the Muslims were dealing with wars all the time.  As I said above, if the person wasn't with the Muslims, then he was certainly with his people, the pagans and the other non-Muslims, and he would've then had to join the evil forces to fight the Muslims.  So the case back then was different than today.


http://www.answering-christianity.com/apostates.htm


Originally posted by Nausheen

Why do you think Afghanistan can implement sharia rulings - its not an islamic state, fully, rather they are having democracy - am not sure of the exact politics there.

You just admitted that Afghanistan is not an Islamic state. Some would argue that its puppet rulers who are helping maintain a US and NATO occupation are the opposite of what an Islamic government would be. The high corruption also makes me question how Islamic the government there is.

Is it possible that Afghanistan's implementation of the death penalty for apostasy (or effort to, since the Christian convert was allowed to flee) is based on a misunderstanding of Islam?

Originally posted by TG12345

I have to say, with all due respect, that this is one of the reasons I would never become Muslim. I don't think that a religion that is truly of no compulsion would punish people for leaving. I also think it is a form of weakness to punish people for no longer believing what you believe, and points to an inability to convince them to come back to what you believe is true, and a fear that others will also fall away.


Originally posted by Nausheen

You are right.

Sorry, what did you say I was right about? That killing apostates is contradictory to the claim there is no compulsion in Islam? That it is a form of weakness to punish people for leaving one's faith? That it is based on an inability to convince people to return and a fear that others will also leave?

Originally posted by Nausheen

  I dont understand why the death penalty. Although the people who do not declare themselves as apostates are to be given the benefit of doubt. A person who declares publicly,should be counseled, sent out of the state, and given time to reconsider etc, etc ... there is a whole protocol, I dont remember exactly, but do know that its not a simple matter to be judged or even sentenced.


I understand, but why is there the need to sentence or judge them at all? Why can't you leave that to God?

Two friends of mine over the past few years left Christianity. It was a very sad thing for me (FYI they became atheists, not Muslims). I feel sad that they have rejected God, however I still keep on good terms with them and witness to them, and pray for them.

I would never ever even think of harming them, and would die rather than allow someone to harm them.
 
Well Sheikh TG12345 now we know why you are here on this forum. You probably have never read the translation of the Holy Qur'an nor the Hadiths yet you want to preach Islam to Muslims. That's rich. If that is indeed your intention then you can get lost.
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Quote TG12345 Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2013 at 6:58am
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Originally posted by TG12345

Originally posted by Nausheen


Salaam Alaikum Nausheen,Thank you for being so honest and open about your faith. I have spoken to other Muslims who have argued the death penalty for apostacy applied only during the time of Muhammad, I wasn't aware of Muslims (outside of countries like Afghanistan etc) who believe it should still be applied.


Originally posted by Nausheen

Walaikum assalam TG. I did not speak of myself when I said the punishemnt is a death penalty, rather how the sharia sees it.

Do you have references from those who said this was implemented only in the time of the prophet pbuh?

Peace be upon you as well, Nausheen. A Muslim friend of mine who I will not name because I have not obtained his permission does not believe it is applicable today.

Here is an article written by a Muslim who states that the death penalty for apostasy is against the teachings of the Quran. He does not state that the death penalty for apostasy applied only during the time of Muhammad, but rather, the only apostates who were to be executed were those who were fighting Muslims. According to the author, those apostates who kept on friendly terms with Muslims and those who were neutral towards them were to be left alone.

http://www.islamicperspectives.com/Apostasy1.htm

HE DEATH PENALTY FOR APOSTASY CONFLICTS WITH THE QUR`AN

The evidence against any legally prescribed penalty for apostasy in Islam does not rest only on the fact that the Qur`an does not prescribe any such penalty while referring to the subject of apostasy many times. We can go further and state that:

 

a)      There is no mandatory death penalty in the Qur`an for any crime.

 

b) The death penalty for apostasy in fact conflicts with the Qur`an.

The truth of the above statements can be seen by examining the verses: 5:32-33, 45, 2:178 and 4:88-91.

 

Qur`an 5:32-33, 45, 2:178

 

In 5:32, after relating the story of the murder of Habil by his brother Qabil, God says:

On that account We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole humanity: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the whole humanity. Then although there came to them Our Messengers with clear (guidance), yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land. (5:32)

In the context of an emphasis on preserving the life of each and every individual the above verse mentions only two crimes for which a person can be killed:

 

1)      Murdering another human being;

2)      Spreading mischief (fasad) in the land.


...

At first sight the words “seize them and kill them wherever you find them” would suggest that they are to be killed. But this is quickly seen to be wrong if we read the next two verses:

Except those who join a group between you and whom there is a (peace-) treaty or those who approach you with their hearts restraining them from fighting you or fighting their own people. Had God willed he would have given them power over you and they would have fought you. So if they withdraw from you and do not fight you but give you (guarantees of) peace, then God has opened no way for you against them.

 

You will find others that wish to gain your confidence as well as that of their people. Every time they are sent back to temptation they give in to it. If they do not withdraw from you nor give you (guarantees) of peace, nor restrain their hands, seize them and kill them, wherever you find them. In their case We have provided you with a clear warrant against them. (4:90-91).

These verses clarify the command “seize them and kill them”. The apostates who rejected Islam by failing to emigrate as commanded by God are divided into three categories:

 

1)      Those who ally themselves with a group with whom Muslims have a peace treaty;

2)      Those who want to keep neutrality, committing themselves to peace with both the Muslims and their own people who had not accepted Islam;

3)      Those who provide no real guarantee of peace to Muslims and by all indications ally themselves with non-believers engaged in hostilities towards Islam.

 

The first two types of apostates are to be left in peace while the third one is to be treated like any non-believers in a state of war: they are to be seized and killed wherever they are found. Notice that the Qur`an uses the words “God has opened no way for you against them” in connection with the apostates of the first two types. This means that the Qur`an actually prohibits killing those apostates who want to live in peaceful terms with the Muslims.


The anti-Christian website "answering Christianity"- which I actually have a very low opinion of because of its highly insulting content- also challenges this belief. The authors state that apostates were killed during the time of Muhammad only because they were joining forces that were militarily fighting Muslims.


4-  The Sayings of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, regarding killing the renegades came when Islam was partial and the Muslims were dealing with wars all the time.  As I said above, if the person wasn't with the Muslims, then he was certainly with his people, the pagans and the other non-Muslims, and he would've then had to join the evil forces to fight the Muslims.  So the case back then was different than today.


http://www.answering-christianity.com/apostates.htm


Originally posted by Nausheen

Why do you think Afghanistan can implement sharia rulings - its not an islamic state, fully, rather they are having democracy - am not sure of the exact politics there.

You just admitted that Afghanistan is not an Islamic state. Some would argue that its puppet rulers who are helping maintain a US and NATO occupation are the opposite of what an Islamic government would be. The high corruption also makes me question how Islamic the government there is.

Is it possible that Afghanistan's implementation of the death penalty for apostasy (or effort to, since the Christian convert was allowed to flee) is based on a misunderstanding of Islam?

Originally posted by TG12345

I have to say, with all due respect, that this is one of the reasons I would never become Muslim. I don't think that a religion that is truly of no compulsion would punish people for leaving. I also think it is a form of weakness to punish people for no longer believing what you believe, and points to an inability to convince them to come back to what you believe is true, and a fear that others will also fall away.


Originally posted by Nausheen

You are right.

Sorry, what did you say I was right about? That killing apostates is contradictory to the claim there is no compulsion in Islam? That it is a form of weakness to punish people for leaving one's faith? That it is based on an inability to convince people to return and a fear that others will also leave?

Originally posted by Nausheen

  I dont understand why the death penalty. Although the people who do not declare themselves as apostates are to be given the benefit of doubt. A person who declares publicly,should be counseled, sent out of the state, and given time to reconsider etc, etc ... there is a whole protocol, I dont remember exactly, but do know that its not a simple matter to be judged or even sentenced.


I understand, but why is there the need to sentence or judge them at all? Why can't you leave that to God?

Two friends of mine over the past few years left Christianity. It was a very sad thing for me (FYI they became atheists, not Muslims). I feel sad that they have rejected God, however I still keep on good terms with them and witness to them, and pray for them.

I would never ever even think of harming them, and would die rather than allow someone to harm them.
 
Well Sheikh TG12345 now we know why you are here on this forum. You probably have never read the translation of the Holy Qur'an nor the Hadiths yet you want to preach Islam to Muslims. That's rich. If that is indeed your intention then you can get lost.


Dear Pope Abu Loren,

In case you didn't notice, I said when I signed up on Islamicity that I was here to discuss Islam and Christianity and to share my faith with Muslims and have you share your faith with me.

 I am reading the Quran (Yusuf Ali translation) and the hadith websites allow me to read through the hadiths when I want to check something out.

You like to preach your misunderstanding of Christianity to Christians and try  to convince us Paul was changing God's law. So don't be a hypocrite.

I am not arguing that Islam doesn't order apostates to be executed, I'm arguing that if it does I believe it contradicts the passage about there being no compulsion in Islam and it indicates a weakness in your faith. I also said that there are some Muslims who do not believe that apostates should be killed after the time of Muhammad. Nausheen asked for proof of that. So I showed her some links to MUSLIM sites.


Finally, dear Guardian of the Vatican and throne warmer O most guided infallible (in thy view and according to the view of some of thy followers) Pope Abu Loren, I have no intention of getting lost.

Actually, I once was lost but then put my faith in Jesus Christ, and now I am found. Hopefully one day you will find God too.


Edited by TG12345 - 13 January 2013 at 7:07am
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Quote Abu Loren Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2013 at 8:38am
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Dear Pope Abu Loren,

In case you didn't notice, I said when I signed up on Islamicity that I was here to discuss Islam and Christianity and to share my faith with Muslims and have you share your faith with me.

 I am reading the Quran (Yusuf Ali translation) and the hadith websites allow me to read through the hadiths when I want to check something out.

You like to preach your misunderstanding of Christianity to Christians and try  to convince us Paul was changing God's law. So don't be a hypocrite.

I am not arguing that Islam doesn't order apostates to be executed, I'm arguing that if it does I believe it contradicts the passage about there being no compulsion in Islam and it indicates a weakness in your faith. I also said that there are some Muslims who do not believe that apostates should be killed after the time of Muhammad. Nausheen asked for proof of that. So I showed her some links to MUSLIM sites.


Finally, dear Guardian of the Vatican and throne warmer O most guided infallible (in thy view and according to the view of some of thy followers) Pope Abu Loren, I have no intention of getting lost.

Actually, I once was lost but then put my faith in Jesus Christ, and now I am found. Hopefully one day you will find God too.
 
Dear Caliph TG12345
 
I had to have a quiet laugh when you said you've found God in Messiah Jesus (Alayhi Slaam). Why aren't you uncomfortable in worshipping a man like you and me? By doing so you are saying that Jesus (Alayhi Salaam) failed in his message that he brought to the world.
 
By the way that devil Paul did change God's Laws. See the thread 'CHRISTIANS - Answer this question'.


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Dear Pope Abu Loren,

In case you didn't notice, I said when I signed up on Islamicity that I was here to discuss Islam and Christianity and to share my faith with Muslims and have you share your faith with me.

 I am reading the Quran (Yusuf Ali translation) and the hadith websites allow me to read through the hadiths when I want to check something out.

You like to preach your misunderstanding of Christianity to Christians and try  to convince us Paul was changing God's law. So don't be a hypocrite.

I am not arguing that Islam doesn't order apostates to be executed, I'm arguing that if it does I believe it contradicts the passage about there being no compulsion in Islam and it indicates a weakness in your faith. I also said that there are some Muslims who do not believe that apostates should be killed after the time of Muhammad. Nausheen asked for proof of that. So I showed her some links to MUSLIM sites.


Finally, dear Guardian of the Vatican and throne warmer O most guided infallible (in thy view and according to the view of some of thy followers) Pope Abu Loren, I have no intention of getting lost.

Actually, I once was lost but then put my faith in Jesus Christ, and now I am found. Hopefully one day you will find God too.
 
Dear Caliph TG12345
 
I had to have a quiet laugh when you said you've found God in Messiah Jesus (Alayhi Slaam). Why aren't you uncomfortable in worshipping a man like you and me? By doing so you are saying that Jesus (Alayhi Salaam) failed in his message that he brought to the world.
 
By the way that devil Paul did change God's Laws. See the thread 'CHRISTIANS - Answer this question'.


Dear Reverend Pat "Abu Loren" Robertson,

I'm glad you had a quiet laugh, laughter is a healthy thing actually.

If Jesus was a man like you or me or Muhammad, I wouldn't worship Him. However, unlike you or I or Muhammad, Jesus was Allah in the flesh.

You calling Paul a "devil" puts you on the same intellectual and moral level of those who call Muhammad a "terrorist" or a "pedophile". You have joined their club.
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