There is no compulsion in religion….

… is one of the abrogated verses in the Koran. “No compulsion” is used for da’awa purposes only, to get unbelievers to convert. Once in, there is no turning back: Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him. Sahih Al-Bukhari (9:57)

Piotr Stanczak did not exhibit the slightest hint of hesitation when the Pakistani Taliban asked him to choose between execution and conversion to Islam. Source

Sixth Commandment for Christians & Jews:

“Thou Shalt Not Kill” – read the commentary (disregard that it comes from an atheist website) to understand the meaning  and the difference: because  “thou shalt not kill” ( for Christians)   means “thou shalt not murder” for Jews.

Dare to compare:

For the Muslims, who don’t  have anything like the 10 commandments, but who instead divide the world in “haram and halal” (forbidden & permitted) and believer and kuffar, (believer vs unbelief,) and who reject the Golden Rule, it means:

“Kill your mother, father, sister, brother, uncle or any family member who leaves Islam”

Some recent examples here:

Son Confesses to Killing Father for Leaving Islam…


Muhammad Hassan: No compulsion in religion, but…

“(Third), the one who abandons his religion, and separates himself from the community.” The hadith is in both of the Sahihs (i.e. Bukhari and Muslim). “The one who abandons his religion, and separates himself from the community.” Islam does not compel anyone to enter it. This (concept) needs to be firmly established. Islam does not compel anyone to enter it. No. There is no compulsion in religion. But rather we preach (Islam) in truth, mercy, propriety, and humility. Whoever says after the preaching — whoever says after (receiving) the preaching and the call (to Islam), “No, I will not enter this religion.” We say to him, “There is no compulsion in religion.” Truth stands out clear from error. We recite the saying of Almighty Allah, “Let him who will believe, and let him who will disbelieve” (Qur’an 18:29). We recite the saying of Allah Almighty, “You have your religion and I have my religion” (Qur’an 109:6). Beautiful. This is after the preaching and the call (to Islam).

But if he enters Islam of his own free will and choice, he does not have the right to leave the religion of Allah whenever he wants, to shake the foundations of Muslim society. No, he does not have the right. Absolutely not. But he does have the right, after having (Islam) preached to him, to say, “I will enter” or “I will not enter this religion.” But to enter it just to leave it whenever he wants? No. This is something which is unacceptable in the religion of Almighty Allah. Show me a constitution anywhere on earth which grants this for its citizens. But rather whoever comes out against the constitution of any nation is accused of treason. Everyone familiar with treason knows that the penalty is death. So what do you think about the one who betrays the religion of Allah Almighty, the one who betrays Allah and His Messenger? “O ye who believe! Do not betray Allah and His Messenger, nor knowingly betray your trusts”

Via Translating Jihad

One thought on “There is no compulsion in religion….”

  1. Interesting points on the 6th commandment. Thou shall not kill or thou shall not murder?

    I believe that Christian view is: “thou shall not kill(other humans).”

    Christianity approaches God’s Word from mercy. Knowing that thou shall not kill is the absolute rule to which we will gauge our actions. Being absolute, it is something we aim to fulfill, but also knowing that in our humanity we will not be perfect. Hence, there are circumstances where we will kill thou we know that the ideal law is not to….

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