Thank you dear sum for your response. You have answered one question clearly but not the other, may I ask why not? Is it because you have not read the quran or is it because you have not managed to understand it?sum wrote:Hello Mughal
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Dear sum, do you agree the quran contains verses which tell muslims to kill kufaar?
Yes, it does.
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Do you also agree that the quran contains verses which tell muslims not to kill kufaar but to give them due respect?
It all depends on the Koranic meaning of respect. Does it just mean that as long as Kufaar act within the rules of dhimmitude they will be left alone?
What do you think Koranic respect means?
Here is a rule I would like you to know when you read the quran. Collect all related verses from all over the quran about a topic and then tie them together in a best possible way you can. If you succeed in doing that then you have proven clearly that you have read the quran and not only you have read the quran but you have also understood its message properly. In case you think well if the quran is full of contradictions then how can I tie all its relevant verses together in a sensible way. You will be right in thinking that way if the quran really did contain irreconcilable contradictions but it does not. Irreconcilable contradictions cannot be removed no matter what. If any apparent contradictions are there they can be explained away. How? The way I am explaining.
or example, 1)collect the set of verses in which you think the quran tells its follower to kill the kufaar. 2)get all the verses in which you think the the quran clearly tells not to kill anyone regardless muslim or kaafir. Now you have a clear cut contradiction in the text of the quran ie one set of verses is telling one thing and the other set of the verses is telling the opposite. How to reconcile these verses with each other? Bring in another set of verses which give reasons for killing or not killing a people be they muslim or kaafir. Now you have the clear cut explanation that removes the contradiction between the apparently conflicting verses. This is the way to explain the quran by the quran. This rule is known as tafseer=explanation of the quran by the quran. This is why one is not right in looking at any particular verse of the quran in isolation from the rest otherwise one will reach the wrong conclusion.
The quran repeatedly tells us all people are not the same eg some are law abiding and others are law breakers. So each kind of people will have to be treated differently as appropriate regardless muslim or kafir. The quran dictates death penalty for deliberate murderers be they muslim or kaafir. It does not paint all with same brush instead it differentiates between people. A muslim must give due respect to his parents and relatives even if they kaafir but not if they start a fight against muslims. But then the quran also tells a muslim to break away from muslim parents and relatives if they stand in the way of jihaad. I am using word jihaad in the proper context of the quran. It is because deen of islam is one for all and all for one but only and only for what is true and right.
This explanation is for the quran and not for nonsense of people who claim to be muslims yet attribute all kinds of nonsense to the quran and deen of islam due to which humanity is rising up against these so called muslims. kufaar need to study the quran themselves rather than reacting to nonsense of muslims about the quran. It is because truth and righteousness is actual teaching of the quran for all people as I have explained in detail already. If people who claim to be muslims lie against the quran or do wrong in the name of deen of islam they deserve punishment because they are enemies of God and humanity both. Likewise deserve punishment kufaar who lie against the quran and actual deen of islam.
Anyway it is very clear in the quranic text that it contains one kind of verses and their opposite verses and also verses which give reasons for both kinds of opposing verses ie reasonable explanations. Unless muslims and nonmuslims understand this rule when reading the quran for its proper understanding they will either end up confused or arrive at wrong conclusions.
regards and all the best.