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Islamic Debate: 'Should we kill all of them, or just some of them?'
"Moderate" Muslims in Saudi Arabia are coming out to denounce threats made during Friday prayers against ALL non-Muslims, saying only those who "transgress" should be targeted. Ah, but aren't non-Muslims by definition "transgressing" when they fail to submit to the will of Allah, and instead continue to practice forbidden false religions? Aye, there's the rub.
When a Muslim prays for the destruction of infidels, note that in Islam, it is devout Muslims who carry out Allah's retribution. Muslims do not leave it to Allah to punish the infidel. Allah demands that His followers do His killing in His name.
Have you EVER heard a Christian or Jewish (or Hindu or Buddhist) cleric incite for the murder of members of another religion during religious services? I believe that Islam is fairly unique in this regard. While it is nice that the "moderates" do not want to kill ALL non-Muslims, I think non-Muslims would be wise to take note of the debate taking place in the first place.
By Galal Fakkar for Arab News:
More scholars join calls for stopping supplications against non-Muslims
JEDDAH: The number of religious scholars calling for a stop in supplications against non-Muslims has increased with renowned Saudi scholar Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Fouzan Al-Fouzan joining them.
“These supplications are an aggression against non-Muslims,” said Al-Fouzan, who is also a member of the Saudi Human Rights Commission. “This is against the spirit of Islam. The imams should instead pray to Allah to guide them toward the path of righteousness,” said Al-Fouzan, while describing supplications against non-Muslims as unjust.
Supplications against non-Muslims are often made by some imams of mosques following the second Friday sermon. This is especially the case following developments in volatile regions across the world when passions run high.
The practice has, however, been deemed wrong by numerous scholars. Al-Fouzan said the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to pray to Allah to guide people and show them the road to monotheism and righteousness. “The Prophet used to say he was not sent to people (with the message of Islam) as a preacher of curse but as a man of mercy,” Al-Fouzan said.
These "moderate" scholars are on thin ice here, because the Qur'an clearly calls for warfare against non-Muslims. Does this sound like a call for mercy:
Qur’an 9:73 “O Prophet, strive hard [fight] against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be harsh with them. Their abode is Hell, an evil refuge indeed.”
Qur’an 33:60 “Truly, if the Hypocrites stir up sedition, if the agitators in the City do not desist, We shall urge you to go against them and set you over them. Then they will not be able to stay as your neighbors for any length of time. They shall have a curse on them. Whenever they are found, they shall be seized and slain without mercy—a fierce slaughter—murdered, a horrible murdering.”
Qur’an 47:33 “Believers, obey Allah, and obey the Messenger. Do not falter; become faint-hearted, or weak-kneed, crying for peace.”
He also said he believes people should be called toward Islam through righteous conduct and firm faith, not by cursing or malediction. “We should not generalize our praying to Allah against all non-Muslims including Jews and Christians but should only focus our prayer on those who have done us injustice,” he said.
Again, note that "focus our prayer" means prayers for death and destruction. This is not how non-Muslims would 'focus their prayer".
Other leading Saudi scholars have previously issued fatwas asking people not to supplicate against non-Muslims. Sheikh Salman Al-Oudah and Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Nasser Al-Barak consider it haram to supplicate against non-Muslims.
Al-Oudah has ruled that supplicating for the destruction and total annihilation of non-Muslims is totally against Islamic law, which calls for all people, regardless of faith, to be treated fairly and properly, unless they are transgressors.
And if they are "transgressors", however Islam defines it, they may (or must) then be killed with the full sanction of Allah.
Saad Al-Din Hilali, professor of comparative Fiqh at Azhar University in Egypt, also supports scholars who consider supplicating against non-Muslims as haram. “We should pray to Allah to guide non-believers to Islam. We should only make supplications against them if they attack us,” he said.
A very interesting debate is going on inside Islam, and the kuffar are not paying the least amount of attention to it.