[In response to this article about apostasy in Islam]
I have read what Sister Syeda wrote to The
Daily Star (a leading English newspaper in Bangladesh)
about apostasy in Islam. She is no different than other modern
Islam apologists. She comes with many points to name Islam is
a peaceful religion. She tries to say that Islam has more tolerance
than other religions about Murtads (apostates). She has seen just
one side. I would like to discuss with her. But I wonder if she
is willing to have a debate with me. She is certainly a good human
being and good at her engineering profession. However she is not
a good Muslim. Good Muslims are those who fully go by Al-Koran
Sister Syeda obviously thinks that people in Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia (KSA) hide the beauty of Islam for their practice! She
has mentioned some verses that support the liberality in Islam
and apostasy can not punishable by death. But Surahs from Al-Koran
need to be studied with their backgrounds (Shane Nujols). Every
Surah has a history behind it. She has actually missed to read
the Shane Nujols before writing the statement.
In the early revelation, Mohamed was weak and his power was limited.
He did not have his many followers with him. When Mohamed faced
his opponents (of a large number), he told "there is no compulsion
in religion" (2:256). But his honest quality had been changed
when he was able to grab many people into the fold of Islam. He
then asked pagans, Jews, tribes etc to convert to his brand religion
Islam. Those who did not go with Mohamed, he raided and killed
them, and asked his followers to kill "wherever" they find
Kaffirs. We need to read Al-Koran with Shane Nujuls and Ahadiths
in order to know what exactly happened. We find lots of killing
commands in later verses. I am here producing some verses that
encourage Islam practitioners to kill Murtads, and were revealed
when Mohamed had power.
They desire that you should disbelieve as they have disbelieved,
so that you might be (all) alike; therefore take not from
among them friends until they fly (their homes) in Allah's
way; but if they turn back, then seize
them and kill them wherever you find them, and take
not from among them a friend or a helper.
Make no excuse. Ye have disbelieved after your (confession
of) belief. If We forgive a party of you, a party of you
We shall punish because
they have been guilty.
They swear by Allah that they did not speak, and certainly
they did speak, the word of unbelief, and disbelieved after
their Islam, and they had determined upon what they have
not been able to effect, and they did not find fault except
because Allah and His Messenger enriched them out of His
grace; therefore if they repent, it will be good for them;
and if they turn back, Allah will chastise them with a painful
chastisement in this world and the hereafter, and
they shall not have in the land any guardian or a helper.
Who break the covenant of Allah after its confirmation and
cut asunder what Allah has ordered to be joined, and make
mischief in the land;
these it is that are the losers.
Surely (as for) those who
return on their backs after that guidance has become manifest
to them, the Shaitan has made it a light matter to
them; and He gives them respite.
That is because they say to those who hate what Allah has
revealed: We will obey you in some of the affairs; and Allah
knows their secrets.
Surely, those who disbelieve and die while they are unbelievers,
the earth full of gold shall not be accepted from one of
them, though he should offer to ransom himself with it,
these it is who shall have a
painful chastisement, and they
shall have no helpers.
9, Book 84, Number 53: Narrated 'Abdullah: When the Verse:
'It is those who believe and confuse not their belief with
wrong (i.e., worshipping others besides Allah): (6.82) was
revealed, it became very hard on the companions of the Prophet
and they said, "Who among us has not confused his belief
with wrong (oppression)?" On that, Allah's Apostle
said, "This is not meant (by the Verse). Don't you
listen to Luqman's statement: 'Verily! Joining
others in worship with Allah is a great wrong indeed.'
9, Book 84, Number 58: Narrated Abu Burda: .... Behold:
There was a fettered man beside Abu Muisa. Mu'adh asked,
"Who is this (man)?" Abu Muisa said, "He
was a Jew and became a Muslim and then reverted back to
Judaism." Then Abu Muisa requested Mu'adh to sit down
but Mu'adh said, "I will not sit down till he has been
killed. This is the judgment of Allah and His Apostle (for
such cases) and repeated it thrice. Then
Abu Musa ordered that the man be killed, and he was killed.
Abu Musa added, "Then we discussed the night prayers
and one of us said, 'I pray and sleep, and I hope that Allah
will reward me for my sleep as well as for my prayers.'"
9, Book 83, Number 17: Narrated 'Abdullah: Allah's Apostle
said, "The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none
has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His
Apostle, cannot be shed except in three cases: In Qisas
for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual
intercourse and the one who reverts
from Islam (apostate) and
leaves the Muslims."
9, Book 89, Number 271: Narrated Abu Musa: A man embraced
Islam and then reverted back to Judaism. Mu'adh bin Jabal
came and saw the man with Abu Musa. Mu'adh asked, "What
is wrong with this (man)?" Abu Musa replied, "He
embraced Islam and then reverted back to Judaism."
Mu'adh said, "I will
not sit down unless you kill him (as it is) the verdict
of Allah and His Apostle.
4, Book 52, Number 260: Narrated Ikrima: Ali burnt some
people and this news reached Ibn 'Abbas, who said, "Had
I been in his place I would not have burnt them, as the
Prophet said, 'Don't punish (anybody) with Allah's Punishment.'
No doubt, I would have killed them, for the Prophet said,
'If somebody (a Muslim)
discards his religion, kill him.' "
Muratds do not love (or they hate) Allah and Mohamed, so they
do not want to remain in Islam. They criticise and they leave
Islam. That is because Muratds are considered as enemy of Allah.
Suppose that I do not wish
to remain in Islam because I do not like its system. So I am considered
to wage war against Islam.
I become enemy of Islam. In addition, in the pure Islamic countries,
if any ex-Muslim prefers other religions to go with to Islam,
it is considered to be fighting against Islam. Therefore, apostasy
is prohibited in the pure Islamic countries, and is punishable
by mutilating (till death). Here is the punishment of those who
speak against Islam.
The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His
Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through
the land is: execution,
or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from
opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their
disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs
in the Hereafter;
Arabic people hopefully understand Islam much better than Syeda
or other non-Arabic Muslims. Pure Islamic countries like KSA,
Iran, and former Afghanistan (Talibani) legislate (d) the death
penalty for Murtads if they continue to deny Islam. In some cases,
they are given a chance to come back to Islam for real. If they
decline to accept Islam, they are killed (beheaded). Why don't
people like Syeda go to one of those countries and simply declare
them Murtads, just for a test. They will get a due punishment
by listening Allah-u-Akbar!
Common Muslims should not be guided by the modern (ignorant) Islam
apologists. The defenders feel now embarrassed what Islam says
about apostasy! They try to soften the Islamic punishments. They
will be stoned to death in the pure Islamic soils with respect
to Sharia Law. I have sent them a lot of e-mails to have a debate
with me. None of them have responded yet. The puzzling thing is
these apologists live outside
KSA, Iran, or former Afghanistan (Talibani). And they all write
their books and design
their websites residing in the Kaffir West or in other liberal
countries with much of western comfort. They do
not dare to brag out, and write books and design modern
Islamic websites residing under the Islamic law. Here is the difference.
There are hundreds of thousands of Murtads among Muslims. Most
of them are silent. They are insulted, exhaled, or killed for
leaving Islam. That is why they are silent. Their books are burnt.
Their freedom of speech is revoked. Shouldn't Syeda agree with
me? Islam apologists like her do not want to agree, but this is
their own wish that does not match with Islam.
Bangladesh, Malaysia, or Indonesia is not a true Islamic country.
These countries do not have Sharia Law. These countries have their
own legislations and Common Law (English Law). But the countries
like KSA, Iran, or Afghanistan (Talibani) has (d) Sharia Law.
From time to time verses were revealed. And Mohamed spoke and
ordered his rules to his followers. Sharia Law has been adopted
from Al-Koran and Ahadiths. According to what Mohamed did and
Islam says Murtads deserve death.
Praying (salat), Fasiting, Jakah, Iman (belief), and Hajj do not
make a Muslim a good Islam follower. If he wants to go with Islam,
he must follow its all teaching methods and what its founder did.
People in Arab typically go with "the teaching methods"
that is why apostasy is punishable by death in there. Mullahs,
Imam, or pure Muslims who live
outside the West or any Kaffir land say the same that I