In the name of God the companionate the merciful
“True Islam answers” is the beginning of a new chapter in our website rahyafteha.ir/en that focuses on Islamophobia and answering the questions and issues posed by the anti-Islam. We hope to be able to introduce Islam to the world by attributing to Quran and Islamic narrations and prevail the propaganda.
The first part: Islam and non-Muslims
There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing. (2:256)
The above mentioned verse proves that Islam doesn’t force anyone to convert. Some people seeing crimes committed by terrorist groups like Isis or AL Qaeda and infer that Muslims are instructed to kill followers of other religions but the verse mentioned contradicts such an opinion.
There are also other verses proving that Muslims treat well with non-Muslims. As (6:108) expresses:
And do not insult those they invoke other than Allah, lest they insult Allah in enmity without knowledge. Thus We have made pleasing to every community their deeds. Then to their Lord is their return, and He will inform them about what they used to do.
According to this verse, Muslims are not even allowed to insult non-Muslims. So how is it possible that Islam recommends its followers to kill or torture the Christians or the Jewish?
And let’s see the Islamic attitude on other Prophets and religions:
Say, [O believers], “We have believed in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.” (2:136)
(2:136) proves that Islam respects all prophets and is not anti-Moses or anti-Christ.
In the next part we will address the Islamic attitude on war and conditions in which war is allowed.
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