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Top Ten Qur’an Verses For Understanding ISIS

Qur’an Sura 4:95, “Not equal are those believers [Muslims] who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home) …”

According to Qur’an Sura 4:95, Muslims who do not fight in the cause of “Allah” are inferior to those who do. This verse alone is proof in and of itself that the “Islamic State” is not violating Islamic teachings. To the contrary, it is upholding them, as every “good” Muslim is commanded to do. And this is why Islam has never seen, nor will it ever know, true and lasting peace with non-Muslims. Because that would be completely un-Islamic …

Hadith, Sahih Muslim 1:33a, “The Messenger of Allah [Mohammed] said: ‘I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish [Islamic] prayer …”

By David Wood, Answering Muslims – “Jihadists fighting for ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) claim that they are following the commands of Allah and Muhammad. Yet Westernized Muslims, politicians, and the media insist that ISIS is violating the principles of Islam. Who’s right? In the following video, I present the top ten Qur’an verses you need to know to understand ISIS.

Source – Answering Muslims.

  1. King George
    09/11/2014 at 7:13 AM

    Can you check Sure 5:45 again?


  2. ICA
    09/11/2014 at 11:29 AM

    Thnks KG, it’s Sura 4:95 (typo). I’ve updated the op.


  3. Aiman4
    09/12/2014 at 1:08 AM

    Well islam never permits attacking others unless they were attacked,so bok haram is at fault here,they can just go make a negotiation rather than spilling blood yu know


  4. ICA
    09/12/2014 at 12:49 PM

    Aiman4, “Well islam never permits attacking others unless they were attacked”

    Hi Aiman4, thank you for your comment, but that is patently false. According to the Qur’an, the “prophet” of Islam says that fighting may persist until “religion is for Allah” (Sura 2:193), a teaching that is echoed in the Hadiths where Mohammed says he was commanded by his deity “to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish [Islamic] prayer” (Sahih Muslim 1:33).

    The truth of the matter is that “Muhammad and his successors initiated offensive wars against peaceful countries in order to impose Islam by force as well as to seize the abundance of these lands. Their objective was to capture women and children and to put an end to the poverty and hunger from which Arab Muslims suffered. So, Islam was imposed upon Syria, Jordan, Palestine (Jerusalem), Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Iran, all of North Africa, some parts of India and China, and later Spain.

    Undoubtedly, the concept of an offensive war to spread the faith is a genuine Islamic concept; it is known as a Holy War for the sake of God. We will see what Muslim scholars have explicitly determined that this is the essence of Islam. They also indicate that if sufficient military power is available to Islamic countries, they ought to attack all other countries in order to force them to embrace Islam, or pay the poll tax and be subject to Islamic rule. Muhammad (as well as all the Caliphs who succeeded him) called for holy wars. All scholars and lawyers acknowledge that.

    Those who say that the Islamic wars were always defensive do not understand Islam and have not read sufficient history. It should be evident that offensive wars to spread Islam are the heart of the entire religion of Islam. They embody the meaning of ‘Striving for the cause of God’ — holy war to make the Word of God supreme over the whole world. Our study will be filled with objective quotes from the statements of scholars, along with a throng of true stories.

    The Sayings and Deeds of Muhammad and His Companions

    One of Muhammad’s popular claims is that God commanded him to fight people until they become Muslims and carry out the ordinances of Islam. All Muslim scholars without exception agree on this. Muhammad said:

    “I have been ordered by God to fight with people till they bear testimony to the fact that there is no God but Allah and that Mohammed is his messenger, and that they establish prayer and pay Zakat (money). If they do it, their blood and their property are safe from me” (see Bukhari Vol. I, p. 13).

    Scholars understood this claim to mean the waging of offensive wars against unbelievers in order to force them to embrace Islam as individuals or communities. This is exactly what Muhammad himself did in carrying out God’s commandment to him.

    Azhar’s Scholars in Egypt

    In his book, ‘Jurisprudence in Muhammad’s Biography’, the Azhar scholar, Dr. Muhammad Sa’id Ramadan al-Buti says the following (page 134, 7th edition):

    “The Holy War, as it is known in Islamic Jurisprudence, is basically an offensive war. This is the duty of Muslims in every age when the needed military power becomes available to them. This is the phase in which the meaning of Holy War has taken its final form. Thus the apostle of God said: ‘I was commanded to fight the people until they believe in God and his message …”’

    Dr. Buti deduces from Muhammad’s statement that this is the concept of offensive war—this is Holy War as it is known in Islamic jurisprudence. Notice by his statement also that this matter is a duty incumbent on every Muslim in every age. The time will come when East and West, as well as politicians and military personnel all over the world will realize that the real military danger is the Islamic community. When the needed military power becomes available to them, they will wage wars and invade other countries !

    Saudi Scholars

    In his book, ‘The Method of Islamic Law’, Dr. Muhammad al-Amin clearly indicates:

    “No infidel [unbeliever] should be left on his land as it is denoted from Muhammad’s statement: ‘I was commanded to fight the people’”

    This claim by Muhammad and its generally-accepted meaning are recorded not only by these contemporary scholars in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, but are also quoted in the following sources:

    ° The Sahih of al-Bukhari, part I, p. 13.
    ° The Sahih of Muslim, part I, p. 267 (The Interpretation of the Nawawi).
    ° The Commentary of Ibn Kathir, p. 336
    ° The Muhalla (the Sweetened), Vol. 4, p. 317
    ° ‘The Ordinances of the Qur’an’ by al-Shafi’i, p. 51, part II (on the authority of Abu Huraira).
    ° Mishkat of al-Masabih, part 1, p. 9.

    Almost all major Islamic references have quoted this statement because it is one of the most famous sayings of Muhammad which he followed and which he commanded his followers to implement.

    Many provocative and painful events were inflicted on individuals and tribes in the course of Muhammad’s life. Muhammad, as we will see, used to exhort his followers:

    “Invitation first (that is, call them first to embrace Islam). If they refuse, then war.”

    In other words, he told his followers not to kill anybody unless you first invite him to embrace Islam. Only if he rejects it, must he be killed. This is evident in the story of Abu Sufyan:

    When Muhammad and his followers were about to attack Mecca to subjugate it to Islam, his adherents arrested Abu Sufyan, one of Mecca’s inhabitants. They brought him to Muhammad. Muhammad told him: “Woe to you, O Abu Sufyan. Is it not time for you to realize that there is no God but the only God?” Abu Sufyan answered: “I do believe that.” Muhammad then said to him: “Woe to you, O Abu Sufyan. Is it not time for you to know that I am the apostle of God?” Abu Sufyan answered: “By God, O Muhammad, of this there is doubt in my soul.” The ’Abbas who was present with Muhammad told Abu Sufyan: “Woe to you! Accept Islam and testify that Muhammad is the apostle of God before your neck is cut off by the sword.” Thus he professed the faith of Islam and became a Muslim.

    There are many sources which record this story:

    ° Ibn Hisham, part 4, p. 11 (‘Biography of the Prophet’)
    ° ‘The Chronicle of the Tabari’, part 2, p. 157
    ° Ibn Kathir, ‘The Prophetic Biography’, part 3, p. 549, and ‘The Beginning and the End’
    ° Ibn Khaldun, the rest of part 2, p. 43 and on
    ° Al-Sira al-Halabiyya, Vol. 3. p. 18
    ° Al Road Al Anf, part 4, p. 90, by Al Sohaily

    It is also mentioned and attested to by contemporary scholars such as Dr. Buti in his book, ‘The Jurisprudence of Muhammad’s Biography’, p. 277. He repeated it on page 287 because such stories incite the admiration of the Buti and bring him joy. Yet Dr. Buti feels that some people will protest, especially liberals and the civilized international society, who believe that faith in a certain creed ought not to be imposed by the threat of death. Therefore, he said (p. 287) the following:

    “It may be said, ‘What is the value of a faith in Islam which is a result of a threat? Abu Sufyan, one moment ago, was not a believer, then he believed after he was threatened by death.’ We say to those who question: ‘What is required of an infidel or the one who confuses other gods with God, is to have his tongue surrender to the religion of God and to subdue himself to the prophethood of Muhammad. But his heartfelt faith is not required at the beginning. It will come later.”’

    This is God in Islam, my dear friends—a God who is satisfied with the testimony of the tongue of a person who is under the threat of death. But ‘the heartfelt faith’ will come later! The important thing is to increase the number of Muslims either by threat or by propagation!

    Dr. Buti was more than frank, and we would like to thank him for that, yet we would like to tell him that Christianity rejects the testimony of the mouth if it does not stem from faith that is rooted in the heart first. In Christianity, a person has sufficient time to think quietly before he makes his decision, as the Gospel says:

    “Let each be fully convinced in his own mind” (Rom. 14:5).

    God reveals His attitude in the Bible when He says:

    “My son, give me your heart” (Prov. 23:26).

    When the Ethiopian eunuch expressed his desire to be baptized, the evangelist Philip told him:

    “If you believe with all your heart, you may” (Acts 8:37).

    God even rebukes the people of Israel and says:

    “These people draw near to Me with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but have removed their hearts far from Me” (Isa. 29:13).

    The story of Abu Sufyan reveals clearly that Muhammad does not care much about the faith of the heart, especially at the beginning, as Dr. Buti suggests. What is really important is that professing faith is a natural response to the threat of death. The threat is very clear: Testify that Muhammad is the apostle of God or you will be beheaded. The story concludes: Abu Sufyan professed the testimony of ‘truth’ immediately!” Read much, much more here.


  5. 09/15/2014 at 11:14 PM

    God Bless you and Walid Shoebat, the only educated people speaking out on this evil about to take the USA ,; Like Ebola it was created to do this very thing~ kill people and decieve the rest into thinking they are safe. Even if Yeshua said IN MATTHEW 10~ 28 And fear not them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear Him that is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” THIS IS NOT REASON TO STAND BY AND IGNORE EVIL!
    May we pray and fast for our bretheren suffering so at the nads of devils, but praising God they glorify Him and are with the Savior ~and pray for those that are going to hell , that they may be saved.


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