THE HINDUS HAVE HEARD IT A MILLION TIMES BEFORE : "ISLAM OR DEATH?"
.................MOST PREFERRED THE LATTER.
Why Muslim population will NEVER decrease. Punishment for leaving ISLAM to revert to one's original religion is DEATH.
This spells out the fate (or terror) of countless NON Muslim girls across the globe who, in infatuation, embrace the "religion of peace" in order to marry a Pakistani, an Algerian, a Turk, a Bangladeshi or an Afghan groom.
The text below is verbose that shows that the morons need to be told the same thing a thousand times. In previous times Islam was rammed down the throats by FORCE.
Today its adherence is ensured by threat of execution. Hardly a religion of peace. But the general public cannot know this if they fear prosecution under law.
.......SAUDI SCHOLARS SAY: “APOSTATES MUST BE KILLED!”
Question #20060: He became Muslim then he left Islam
What is the Islamic ruling on someone who is a Muslim(who is in Islam) but Converts to some other religion later on??? Answer:
Praise be to Allaah. Apostasy (riddah) means disbelieving after being Muslim. There is no bad deed that cancels out all good deeds apart from apostasy. If a person dies in a state of apostasy all his good deeds will be wiped out, but if he returns to Islam, the reward for his good deeds will be restored and he does not have to make up any prayers or fasts that he missed during the period of his apostasy.
Shaykh al-Islam [Ibn Taymiyah] said:
With regard to apostasy from Islam, whereby a person becomes a kaafir, whether a mushrik or a Jew or Christian, if he dies in that state then all his good deeds will be wiped out, according to scholarly consensus, as the Qur’aan says in more than one place. For example Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And whosoever of you turns back from his religion and dies as a disbeliever, then his deeds will be lost in this life and in the Hereafter” [al-Baqarah 2:217]
“And whosoever disbelieves in Faith, [i.e. in the Oneness of Allaah and in all the other Articles of Faith i.e. His (Allaah’s) Angels, His Holy Books, His Messengers, the Day of Resurrection and Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments)], then fruitless is his work”. [al-Maa’idah 5:5]
“But if they had joined in worship others with Allaah, all that they used to do would have been of no benefit to them” [al-An’aam 6:88] Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 4/257, 268) WITH REGARD TO THE SHAR’I RULINGS ON APOSTATES, IF THE APOSTATE DOES NOT RETURN TO ISLAM, HE MUST BE ECUTED.
It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “It is not permissible to shed the blood of a Muslim who bears witness that there is no god except Allaah and that I am the Messenger of Allaah except in one of three cases: a soul for a soul (i.e., punishment for murder), a married man or woman who commits adultery, and one who leaves his religion and separates from the jamaa’ah (main body of Muslims).”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6484; Muslim, 1676
It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “WHOEVER CHANGES HIS RELIGION, EXECUTE HIM.”
(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6922).
Then if he is executed, he has died as a kaafir, so he is not to be washed or shrouded; the funeral prayer is not to be offered for him, and he is not to be buried in the Muslim graveyard. On the Day of Resurrection he will be one of the people of Hell who will abide therein for eternity.
The earth rejected the body of an apostate during the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), as a lesson and a warning to the onlookers. It was narrated that Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: There was a Christian man who became Muslim. He used to recite al-Baqarah and Aal ‘Imraan, and he used to write down (the revelation) for the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Then he returned to Christianity and he used to say, “Muhammad knows nothing but what I have written for him.” Then Allah caused him to die, and the people buried him, but in the morning they saw that the earth had thrown his body out. They said, “This is the doing of Muhammad and his companions. They dug the grave of our companion and took his body out of it because he had run away from them.” They again dug the grave deeply for him, but in the morning they again saw that the earth had thrown his body out. They said, “This is the doing of Muhammad and his companions. They dug the grave of our companion and threw his body outside it, for he had run away from them.” They dug the grave for him as deep as they could, but in the morning they again saw that the earth had thrown his body out. So they realized that what had befallen him was not done by human beings and they had to leave him thrown (on the ground). Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3421; Muslim, 2781.
And Allaah knows best.
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Question #811: Why death is the punishment for Apostasy
This question has bees asked several time from non-Muslims and I want to find an answer: WHY WHEN THE MUSLIM CONVERT TO ANOTHER RELIGION(MURTAD) HE/SHE SHOULD BE KILLED?
Praise be to Allaah.
Your question may be answered by the following points:
(1) This is the ruling of Allaah and His Messenger, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "WHOEVER CHANGES HIS RELIGION, KILL HIM." (reported by al-Bukhaari, al-Fath, no. 3017).
(2) THE ONE WHO HAS KNOWN THE RELIGION WHICH ALLAAH REVEALED, ENTERED IT AND PRACTISED IT, THEN REJECTED IT, DESPISED IT AND LEFT IT, IS A PERSON WHO DOES NOT DESERVE TO LIVE ON THE EARTH OF ALLAAH AND EAT FROM THE PROVISION OF ALLAAH.
(3) BY LEAVING ISLAAM, THE APOSTATE OPENS THE WAY FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO LEAVE THE FAITH, THUS SPREADING APOSTASY AND ENCOURAGING IT. [i.e., if people were ALLOWED to LEAVE Islam, the flock of EX- Muslims would be enormous!]
The apostate is not to be killed without warning. Even though his crime is so great, he is given a last chance, a respite of three days in which to repent. If he repents, he will be left alone; if he does not repent, then he will be killed.
If the punishment for murder and espionage (also known as high treason) is death, then what should be the punishment for the one who disbelieves in the Lord of mankind and despises and rejects His religion? Is espionage or shedding blood worse than leaving the religion of the Lord of mankind and rejecting it?
[Question: If “Allah” is for real - and not an imaginary character - why does HE need the mullahs to enforce his “rights”?
Why would a REAL “god” need human persecution to aid him?] (6) None of those WHO BLEAT ABOUT PERSONAL FREEDOM AND FREEDOM OF BELIEF would put up with a neighbour’s child hitting their child or justify this as "personal freedom," so how can they justify leaving the true religion and rejecting the sharee’ah which Allaah revealed to teach mankind about His unity and bring justice and fairness to all? [“Bleat about personal freedom”
. . . This sounds like a line from 1984, or words Josef Stalin could well have uttered!]
We ask Allaah for safety and health. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad .
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid (www.islam-qa.com)
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Question #20327: Why is the apostate to be executed in Islam?
As a non Muslim, I find myself Intrigued and attracted to your faith. However, I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO COMPREHEND HOW A MAN CAN BE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR SPEAKING (Salman Rushdie). I would have thought that we as humans do not have that right to make those decisions, only god can?
Praise be to Allaah.
We thank you for your confidence in us and for sending this question to us, and we appreciate your being intrigued by our beliefs and your eagerness to find out the answer. We welcome you as a visitor and reader and learner. What stood out from your letter is that you are impressed with the religion of Islam. This is a good sign for us and for you. We are happy for our religion to reach people like you who are seeking for the truth. Our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us that this religion would reach all places on this earth.
It was narrated that Tameem al-Daari said: “I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: ‘This matter (i.e., Islam) will certainly reach everywhere that night and day reach, and Allaah will not leave any house or tent [i.e., all dwellings, in towns and in the desert], but Allaah will cause this religion to enter it, and some people will be honoured because of it [by converting] and others will be humiliated because of it [for refusing to embrace it], and they will be ruled by the Muslims, an honour which Allaah will bestow on Islam and a humiliation which He will inflict on kufr (disbelief).” (Narrated by Ahmad, 16344; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 3).
In your case, your admiration for Islam will motivate you to find out what this pure monotheistic religion teaches, and how it is in accordance with sound human nature and common sense. We advise you to avoid completely and preconceptions that may influence you and take your time in reading about the teachings of the Islamic religion. Perhaps you could read material on this site about Islam, such as questions no. 219, 21613, 20756, 10590.
With regard to your question, “However, I find it difficult to comprehend how a man can be sentenced to death for speaking. I would have thought that we as humans do not have that right to make those decisions, only god can” - what you say is correct, BECAUSE NO-ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO CONDEMN ANOTHER PERSON TO DEATH WITHOUT EVIDENCE FROM THE BOOK OF ALLAAH AND THE SUNNAH OF THE MESSENGER OF ALLAAH (PEACE AND BLESSINGS OF ALLAAH BE UPON HIM). [Substitute “Evidence in accordance with the Works of the Great Josef Stalin” and this apoloy for Islamic terrorism would become an apology for Soviet State terror!]
THE RULING OF EXECUTION BECAUSE OF A WORD THAT SOMEBODY UTTERS IS WHAT THE MUSLIM SCHOLARS CALL AL-RIDDAH (APOSTASY). What is apostasy and what constitutes apostasy? What is the ruling on the apostate (al-murtadd)?
1 - Riddah (apostasy) refers to when a Muslim becomes a disbeliever by saying a clear statement to that effect, or by uttering words which imply that (i.e., which imply kufr or disbelief), or he does something that implies that (i.e., an action which implies kufr or disbelief).
2 - What constitutes apostasy The matters which constitute apostasy are divided into four categories:
(a) Apostasy in beliefs, such as associating others with Allaah, denying Him, or denying an attribute which is proven to be one of His attributes, or by affirming that Allaah has a son. Whoever believes that is an apostate and a disbeliever.
(b) Apostasy in words, such as insulting Allaah or the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).
(c) Apostasy in actions, such as throwing the Qur’an into a filthy place, because doing that shows disrespect towards the words of Allaah, so it is a sign that one does not believe. Other such actions include prostrating to an idol or to the sun or moon. (d) Apostasy by omission, such as not doing any of the rituals of Islam, or turning away from following it altogether.
3 - What is the ruling on the apostate?
IF A MUSLIM APOSTATIZES AND MEETS THE CONDITIONS OF APOSTASY - I.E., HE IS OF SOUND MIND, AN ADULT AND DOES THAT OF HIS OWN FREE WILL - THEN HIS BLOOD MAY BE SHED WITH IMPUNITY. HE IS TO BE EXECUTED BY THE MUSLIM RULER OR BY HIS DEPUTY - SUCH AS THE QAADI OR JUDGE, and he is not to not be washed (after death, in preparation for burial), the funeral prayer is not to be offered for him and he is not to be buried with the Muslims.
THE EVIDENCE THAT THE APOSTATE IS TO BE EXECUTED IS THE WORDS OF THE PROPHET (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “WHOEVER CHANGES HIS RELIGION, EXECUTE HIM.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2794). WHAT IS MEANT BY RELIGION HERE IS ISLAM (I.E., WHOEVER CHANGES FROM ISLAM TO ANOTHER RELIGION).
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “It is not permissible to shed the blood of a Muslim who bears witness that there is no god except Allaah and that I am His Messenger, except in one of three cases: a soul for a soul (i.e., in the case of murder); a married man who commits adultery; and one who leaves his religion and splits form the jamaa’ah (main group of Muslims).” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6878; Muslim, 1676) See al-Mawsoo’ah al-Fiqhiyyah, 22/180.
THUS IT WILL BE CLEAR TO YOU THAT EXECUTION OF THE APOSTATE IS SOMETHING THAT IS COMMANDED BY ALLAAH, WHEN HE COMMANDED US TO OBEY THE MESSENGER (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), as He says (interpretation of the meaning):
“O you who believe! Obey Allaah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority” [al-Nisa’ 4:59]
AND THE MESSENGER OF ALLAAH (PEACE AND BLESSINGS OF ALLAAH BE UPON HIM) HAS COMMANDED US TO EXECUTE THE APOSTATE AS IN THE HADEETH QUOTED ABOVE: “WHOEVER CHANGES HIS RELIGION, EXECUTE HIM.”
It may need some time for you to be convinced about this matter, and for you to think about it. Perhaps you think that if a person follows the truth and enters into it and embraces the one true religion which Allaah has enjoined, then we allow him to leave it quite easily whenever he wants and to utter the words of kufr (disbelief) that put him outside of Islam, so he can reject Allaah, His Messenger, His Books and His religion, and there is no punishment as deterrent, how will that affect him and others who enter the religion?
DO YOU NOT SEE THAT THIS WOULD MAKE THE ONE TRUE RELIGION, THAT EVERYONE SHOULD FOLLOW, LIKE A SHOP OR STORE WHICH A PERSON CAN ENTER WHEN HE WANTS AND LEAVE WHEN HE WANTS, AND IT MAY ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO FORSAKE THE TRUTH. [Translation: Islam is so based on lies, that if apostates were NOT killed, a host of people would LEAVE Islam!] Moreover, this is not someone who has never known the truth and practiced it and worshipped in accordance with it; rather this is a person who has known the truth, and practiced the religion and done the rituals of worship, so the punishment is no greater than he deserves. Moreover, such strong rulings as this are only applied to such a person whose life is no longer considered to be useful, because he knew the truth and followed the religion, then he left it and forsook it. What soul can be more evil than the soul of such a person?
In conclusion, the answer is that Allaah is the One Who revealed this religion and enjoined it. HE IS THE ONE WHO RULED THAT THE ONE WHO ENTERS IT AND THEN LEAVES IT IS TO BE EXECUTED. THIS RULING DOES NOT COME FROM THE MUSLIMS’ IDEAS OR SUGGESTIONS. AS THIS IS THE CASE, THEN WE MUST FOLLOW THE RULING OF ALLAAH SO LONG AS WE ARE CONTENT TO ACCEPT HIM AS OUR LORD AND GOD. May Allaah help us and you to do that which He loves and which pleases Him. We thank you once again.
Peace be upon those who follow true guidance.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid (www.islam-qa.com)