Inspiring and Empowering Positive People
I hear many non-Muslims say that the Quran tells followers to kill non-believers. I've done some looking into this and it seems to me that the Quran says it is ok to defend oneself against persecution and violence, but it is not ok to take aggressive action. I must confess, I have not read the whole Quran, only parts. Would those of you with a better understanding help clear this up for me?
I did find this youtube video with quotes from the Quran, are they accurate? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REz7KQwt2ew
If the quotes are accurate, it seems to me that this is not instructing aggression.
Also, are there other parts of the Quran that some see as promoting violence? If so, would you provide me with a link so I can read and interpret for myself?
I watched a biography of Mohammed, and if I remember correctly, some of these prophecies came at a time when his people were being pursued by armies, and he was looking for guidance on whether they could defend themselves, is that correct?
Thank you for any help with this :)
Thank you Noha, that was very helpful indeed. I really appreciate you taking the time to inform me and everyone else :) I hope you have a very nice weekend.
thank u very much noha ...
Hello, I'm coming in to this discussion late, but I wanted to add another quote from the Quran. It doesn't specifically mention violence, but it talks about befriending unbelievers. "God does not forbid you to act considerately towards those who have never fought you over religion nor evicted you from your homes... nor forbid you to act fairly towards them. God loves the fairminded. God only forbids you to be friendly with the ones who have fought you over your religion and evicted you from your homes, and have helped others in your eviction. Those who befriend them are wrongdoers." Holy Quran 60:7