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Kill Apostate? Not if you are a muslim.

May 7, 2015 10:39

Do verse 33:57; and 9:61; state that YOU or your party have to do the stoning and killing of apostates?

The verse show it is GOD who will punish them. Where is the punishment of death by stoning against apostates? NOT in the the verse quoted, for sure.

Quoting Bukhari? There is enough in just a few pages of his hadiths to discredit this.

Shall I seek other than God as the authority of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed? [QURAN 6:114]

[41:34] Not equal is the good response and the bad response. You shall resort with the best possible response. Thus, the one who used to be your enemy, may become your close friend. [QURAN 41:34]

See verse 16:125

[1] Tolerance and understanding is advocated at all times by God. A good example is the best weapon against evil and corrupt people, and muslims by applying the Quran can excel in being good examples. See verse 16:125.


Blasphemy laws

Submitted by Abdul Ameer, Jun 4, 2014 14:59

How does Raheel Raza plan to eliminate blasphemy laws from Islam? Both the Koran and the Sunnah call for severe punishment of blasphemy, and the penalties for blasphemy have been part and parcel of standard Sharia law for more than a thousand years. Religious Muslims cannot abolish those laws and punishments. Only a secular or semi-secular dictator in a Muslim-majority country can do that. The Islamic religious establishment must support and enforce blasphemy laws.


Blasphemy laws

Submitted by Abdul Ameer, May 30, 2014 21:26

Raheel Raza might mean well, but she is either ignorant of Islam or just dishonest. Here she is blaming Pakistan's blasphemy laws on the British who brought freedom of religion to the area while telling us that the Koran says nothing about punishing blasphemers; and she says nothing about her prophet, Mohammad who had people murdered for insulting him. That Koranic verse about "There is no compulsion in religion" (2:256) was a very early Medinan verse which was followed later by other verses which abrogate it.

The Koran specifically condemns all Christians as blasphemers::

– In blasphemy indeed are those who say God is Christ the son of Mary. 5:17

The Koran also says:

-- Those who insult [aa-dh-aa] God and His Messenger will be rejected by God in this world and the next—He has prepared a humiliating punishment for them 33:57

-- For those who insult God's Messenger, there is a painful chastisement. 9:61.

As for apostasy, both the Koran and Muhammad condemn the people who commit it. Muhammad said:

"Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him" (Bukhari 9.84.57

The Koran says:

But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then are they your brethren in religion. We detail our revelations for a people who have knowledge. And if they break their pledges after their treaty (hath been made with you) and assail your religion, then fight the heads of disbelief -- Lo! they have no binding oaths in order that they may desist. (9:11,12)[1]

All of this is anchored firmly in standard Sharia law. The death penalty for both blasphemy and apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence.

Raza quotes the founder of Pakistan who said he did not want a theocracy. Yet, the official name of Pakistan is "The Islamic Republic of Pakistan". What is that supposed to mean if not that the laws of Pakistan must be in accord with Islamic sharia law?

Raheel Raza should at least be honest enough to discuss these points.


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