Monthly Archives: March 2016

Are Muslims Commanded To Fight Until Everyone Submits to Islam?

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A common Hadith that critics often bring up is the following one:

Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 24:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:

Allah’s Apostle said: “I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform a that, then they save their lives an property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.”

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Non-Muslims Paying Jizyah In a State of Humiliation

Written by Bassam Zawadi

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Surah 9:29 states that the people of the book are to pay the Jizyah in a state where they are saaghiruun. This word according to the Arabic experts means humiliation or disgrace. (See Tafsir Al-Tabari, Volume 12, page 96; Al-Qaradihi, Kitab Al-‘Ayn Lil-Khaleel, Volume 4, page 372; Al-Jawhari, Al-Sihaah Taaj Al-Lugha wa Sihaah Al-‘Arabiyah, Volume 2, page 713; Ibn Faaris, Mu’jam Maqayees Al-Lugha, Volume 3, page 290; Abi Mansur Al-Azhari, Tahdheeb Al-Lugha, Volume 3, page 50; Ibn Sayda, Al-Muhkam wal Muheet Al-‘Adham, Volume 5, page 422; Al-Matrazi, Al-Mugharab fi Tarteeb Al-Mu’arab, Volume 3, page 260; Ibn Manzur, Lisaan Al-‘Arab, Volume 4, page 458; Al-Qayyumi, Al-Misbaah Al-Muneer fi Ghareeb Al-Sharh Al-Kabeer, Volume 5, page 221)

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