Date: 19 Apr 2011


http://www.interfaithshaadi.org/blog/?p=298\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Koran on Hindus? \\\\\\\\\\\\ By InterfaithShaadi on November 6th, 2010 Christians and Jews are discussed in detail in several chapters of Koran, but there is no direct mention of the word “Hindu” in the Koran. However, like most Hindus, if you are any one of those people who believe in multiple forms of the God, associate other names of God with Allah (for example, if you are singing Isvar Allah tero naam), you are idol or image worshiper, perform any kind of rituals (for example pooja), or if you do not believe that the heaven and earth were created in six days, do not believe in the Judgment Day, or do not follow Islamic practices as cited in the Koran, you are an “unbeliever” as defined by the Koran. \\\\\\\\\ Selected verses from Koran on unbelievers are listed here “as is,” without any commentary or interpreation. Religious scriptures may say one thing but an individual may interpret it differently based on their understanding of their scriptures (for some experts’ opinions, read Vinod Kumar and Syed Shahabuddin). In reality, for an interfaith couple, it is not the spouse’s scriptures but that individual’s personal faith and belief that matters. If you are in a relationship, find out if your (Muslim) intended spouse, and/or his or her extended family, are planning to tolerate you, a Hindu, “as you are” in the married life; or they wish to transform you into becoming a “believer” in Islam starting with the Shahadah oaths (conversion to Islam) before the wedding. This is a very important matter for the rest of your life; so you must ask and find out the views of your boyfriend or girlfriend (intended spouse) before you develop a serious relationship that might one day lead to an interfaith marriage. \\\\\\\\\\\ The Koran: As is. From: N. J. Dawood, The Koran, Penguin Books. (God = Allah replaced) 2:5 As for the unbelievers, it is the same whether or not you forewarn them; they will not have faith. Allah has set a seal upon their hearts and ears; their sight is dimmed and grievous punishment awaits them. 2:22 Do not knowingly set up other gods beside Allah.\\\\\\\\\\\\ 2:23 Call upon your idols to assist you, if what you say be true. But if you fail (as you are sure to fail), then guard yourselves against the Fire whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for the unbelievers. \\\\\\\\\\\ 2:98 Allah is the enemy of the unbelievers. 2:105 Woeful punishment awaits the unbelievers. 2:126 I shall let them (the unbelievers in Allah and the Last Day) live awhile, and then shall drag them to the scourge of the Fire: an evil fate. 2:178 Believers, retaliation is decreed for you in bloodshed: a free man for a free man, a slave for a slave, and a female for a female. He who is pardoned by his aggrieved brother shall be prosecuted according to usage and shall pay him a liberal fine. This is a merciful dispensation from your Lord. He that transgresses thereafter shall be sternly punished. Men of understanding! In retaliation you have a safeguard for your lives; perchance you will guard yourselves against evil.\\\\\\\\\\\ ** 2:191 Slay then wherever you find them. Drive them out of the places from which they drove you. Idolatry is more grievous than bloodshed. ** 2:193 Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah’s religion reigns supreme. 2:216 Fighting is obligatory for you, as much as you dislike it. 2:217 Idolatry is more grievous than bloodshed. ** 2:221 You shall not wed pagan (idolaters) women, unless they embrace the Faith. A believing slave girl is better than an idolatress, although she may please you. 3:19 The only true faith in Allah’s sight is Islam. 3:27 Let not believers make friends with infidels in preference to the faithful. * 3:118 Believers, do not make friends with any but your own people. They will spare no pains to corrupt you. They desire nothing but your ruin. \\\\\\\\\\ 3:73 Believe in none except those that follow your own religion. 3:85 He that chooses a religion other than Islam, it will not be accepted from him and in the world to come he will surely be among the losers. ** 3:151 We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. They serve other deities besides Allah for whom He has revealed no sanction. The Fire shall be their home; evil indeed is the dwelling of the evil-doers. ** 4:36 Those that deny Our revelations We will burn (them) in fire. No sooner will their skins be consumed than We shall give them other skins, so that they may truly taste the scourge. {read opinion of Madiha on this verse at http://www.interfaithshaadi.org/blog/?p=298&cpage=1#comment-17696}\\\\\\\\\\ 4:49 Allah will not forgive those who serve other gods besides Him; but He will forgive whom He will for other sins. He that serves other gods besides Him is guilty of a heinous sin. 4:89 Do not befriend them (unbelievers) until they have fled their homes in the cause of Allah. If they desert you, seize them and put them to death wherever you find them. Look for neither friends nor helpers among them except those whose seek refuge. ** 4:91 ..lay hold of them (unbelievers) and kill them wherever you find them. Over such men We give you absolute authority.\\\\\\\\\\\ 4:92 It is unlawful for a believer to kill another believer. 4:93 He that kills a believer by design shall burn in Hell for ever. He shall incur the wrath of Allah, who will lay His curse on him and prepare for him a mighty scourge. 4:102 Allah has prepared a shameful punishment for the unbelievers. 4:116 Allah will not forgive idolatry. He will forgive whom He will all other sins. 5:90 Believers, wine and games of change, idols and divining arrows, are abominations devised by Satan.\\\\\\\\\\ 6:1 The unbelievers set up other gods as equals with their Lord. 6:12 Allah will gather you all on the Day of Resurrection: a day not to be doubted. 6:23 On the day (of Judgment) We gather them all together. We shall say to the pagans: “where are your idols now, those whom you claimed to be your gods?” They will have no case to argue, but will only say: “By God, our Lord, we have never worshipped idols.” 6:115 Perfected are the words of your Lord in truth and justice. None can change His words. 6:150 You shall serve no other gods besides Him. 6:153 This path of Mine is straight. Follow it and do not follow other paths, for they will lead you away from Him. He thus exhorts you, so that they will lead you away from Him. 7:54 and 10:3 Your Lord is God, who created the heavens and the earth in six days and the ascended the throne.\\\\\\\\\ 8:12 Allah revealed His will to the angels, saying: “I shall be with you. Give courage to the believers. I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers!” 8:39 Make war on them until idolatry shall ceases and Allah’s religion shall reign supreme. 8:19 Let not unbelievers think that they will ever get away. They have not the power so to do. Muster against them all the men and cavalry at your commend so that you may strike terror into the enemy of Allah, and your enemy, and others besides them who are unknown to you but known to Allah. 9:4 Proclaim a woeful punishment to the unbelievers, except to those idolaters who have honored their treaties with you in every detail and aided none against you. ** 9:5 When the sacred months (like Muharram) are over kill the idolaters whenever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them. 9:14 Make war on them: Allah will chastise them by your hands and disgrace them. He will grant you victory over them and heal the spirit of the faithful. * 9:23: Believers, do not befriend your fathers or your brothers if they chose unbelief in preference to faith. Wrong doers are those that befriend them. * 9:27 Believers, know that the idolaters are unclean. 9:29 Fight against such of those to whom the Scriptures were given as believe in neither Allah nor the Last Day.\\\\\\\\\\\ 9:33: The true faith that he may exalt it above all religion, though the idolaters abhor (trash) it. ** 9:62 They swear (Shahadah) in the name of God in order to please you. But it is more just that they should please Allah and the Apostle, if they are true believers. 9:73 Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home: an evil fate. 9:113: It is not for the Prophet or the believers to beg forgiveness for idolaters, even though they be related to them, after it has become manifest that they have earned the punishment of Hell. 10:36 This Koran could not have been devised by any but God. 10:45 The day will come when He will gather them all together, as though they had sojourned in this World but for an hour. They will acquaint themselves with each other. Losers shall be those who denied they would ever meet Allah and did not follow the right path. 10:66 Those that serve other gods besides Allah follow nothing but idle fancies and preach nothing but falsehood.\\\\\\\\\\ 13:6 Such are those who deny their Lord. Their necks shall be bound with chains. They are the heirs of the Fire, and shall abide therein forever. 13:14 The idols to which the pagans pray give them no answer. 14:30 They set up false gods as the equals of Allah to lead men away from His path. Say to them: “take your pleasure now; you are surely destined for the Fire.” 15:2 The day will surely come when those who disbelieve will wish that they were Muslims. Let them feast and make merry; and let their hopes beguile them. They shall learn. 16:36 We raised an apostle in each community saying: “serve Allah and keep away from false gods.” 17:16 When We resolve to raze a city, We first give warning to those of its people who live in comfort. If they persist in sin, judgment is irrevocably passed, and We destroy it utterly. 18:29 For the wrongdoers We have prepared a fire which will encompass them like walls of a pavilion. When they cry out for help they shall be showered with water as hot as molten brass, which will scald their faces.\\\\\\\\\\\\ 20:97 Behold this idol which you served with such devotion: we will burn it to cinders and scatter its ashes far and wide over the sea. 21:21 Have they chosen earthy deities? And can these deities restore the dead to life? Were there other gods in heaven or earth besides Allah, both heaven and earth would be ruined. Exalted be Allah, Lord of the Throne, above their falsehoods! 21:43 Have they other gods to defend them? Their idols shall be powerless over their own salvation, nor shall they be protected from Our scourge. 21:66 He answered: “Would you then worship that, instead of Allah, which can neither help nor harm you? Shame on you and on your idols! Have you no sense? 21:97 You and your idols shall be the fuel of Hell.\\\\\\\\\\ ** 22:19 Garments of fire have been prepared for the unbelievers. Scalding water shall be poured upon their heads, melting their skins and that which is in their bellies. They shall be lashed with rods of iron. Whenever, in their anguish, they try to escape from Hell, back they shall be dragged, and will be told: “Taste the torment of the Conflagration!” 23:73 You have called them to a straight path, but those who deny the life to come (the Judgment Day) will ever stray from the right path. If We showed them mercy and relieved their misfortunes, they would persist in sin, ever straying from the right path. We punished them, but they neither entreated their Lord nor humbled themselves before Him. And when We smote them with a dreadful scourge, they yielded to utter despair.\\\\\\\\\\\ 23:118 He that invokes another god besides Allah – a god of whose divinity he has no proof – his Lord will bring him to account. The unbelievers shall never prosper. 25:3 Yet the unbelievers serve, besides Him, other gods which can create nothing and were themselves created: which can neither harm nor help themselves, and which have no power over death or life, or the raising of the dead.\\\\\\\\\\ 25:50 Do not yield to the unbelievers, but fight them vigorously with this. 25:56 Yet they worship idols which can neither help nor harm them. Surely the unbeliever is an enemy to this Lord. 27:4 As for those that deny the life to come (the Judgment Day), We have make their foul deeds seem fair to them, so that they stray from the right path. Such are those who shall be sternly punished and in the life to come lose most.\\\\\\\\\\ 30:16 On the day the Hour strikes (the Judgment Hour), mankind will divide. Those who have embraced the Faith and done good works will rejoice in a fair garden; but those who have disbelieved and denied Our revelations and the life to come, shall be delivered up for punishment. 34:35 We will put chains round the necks of the unbelievers. Shall they not be rewarded but according to their deeds?\\\\\\\\\\ ** 36:7 We have bound their necks with chains of iron reaching up to their chains, so that they cannot bow their heads. We have put a barrier before them and a barrier behind them and covered them over, so they cannot see. 36:69 We have taught him (Muhammad) no poetry, nor does it become him to be a poet. This is but an admonition: an eloquent Koran to exhort the living and to pass judgment on the unbelievers. 40:71 Those who have denied the Book and the message We sent through Our apostles will learn hereafter: when, with chains and shackles round their necks, they shall be dragged through scalding water and burnt in the fire of Hell. 41:17 Over a few ill-omened days We let loose on them a howling gale, to make them taste a shameful scourge in this nether life; but more shameful still will be the scourge of the life to come. They shall have none to help them.\\\\\\\\\\\ 41:26 We will sternly punish the unbelievers, and pay them back for the worst of their misdeeds. Thus shall the enemies of Allah be recompensed. The Fire shall for ever be their home, because they have denied Our revelations. The unbelievers will say: “Lord show us the jinn and men who let us astray. We will trample them under our feet and bring them low.” As for those who say: Our Lord is Allah,” and take the straight path to Him, the angels will descend to them. 42:18 Those who doubt the (the Judgment) Hour have strayed far into error. 42:21 Have they idols which in the practice of their faith have made lawful to them what Allah has not allowed? Had the decisive word not been pronounced already, their fate would have long been sealed. Woeful punishment awaits the wrongdoers. 42:22 You shall behold the wrongdoers aghast at their own deeds, for then Our scourge will surely smite them. But those that have faith and do good works shall dwell in the fair gardens of Paradise. 42:23 I ask you only to love your kindred.\\\\\\\\\ 43:24 Each apostle said, “What if I bring you a faith more enlightened than your fathers’?” But they replied: “We reject the message you have sent with.” So We vengeance on them. Consider the fate of those who disbelieved. ** 44:43 Like dregs (worst part) of oil, like scalding water, it shall simmer in his belly. A voice will cry: “Seize him and drag him into the depths of Hell. Then pour out scalding water over his head, saying: “Taste this, illustrious and honorable man! This is the punishment which you have doubted.”” As for righteous, they shall be lodged in peach together amid gardens and fountains, arrayed in rich silks and fine brocade. Even thus: and We shall wed them to dark-eyed houris (paradise of young attractive women). 45:11 Such is Our guidance. Those that deny their Lord’s revelations shall suffer the anguish of a Woeful scourge. \\\\\\\\\\\\\ 46:5 Who is in greater error than the man who prays to idols which will never hear him till the Day of Resurrection. 47:3 The unbelievers follow falsehood. ** 47:4 When you meet the unbelievers in the battlefield strike off their heads and, when you have laid them low, bind your captives firmly. Thus shall you do. Had God willed, He could Himself have punished them; (but He has ordained it thus) that He may test you, the one by the other. As for those who are slain in the cause of God, He will not allow their works to perish. He will vouchsafe them guidance and ennoble their state; He will admit them to the Paradise He has made known to them. 47:15 Are they to be compared to those who shall abide in Hell for ever, and drink scalding water which will tear their bowels?\\\\\\\\\\\ ** 47:22 If you renounced the Faith (reverse the Shahadah), you would surely do evil in the land and violate the ties of blood. Such are those on whom God has laid His curse, leaving them deaf and sightless.\\\\\\\\\\\ 47:34 Those that disbelieve and debar others from God’s path and in the end die unbelievers shall not be shown forgiveness by God. Therefore do not falter or sue for peace when you have gained the upper hand. 48:6 He may punish the hypocrites and the idolaters, men and women, who think evil thoughts about God. He has laid on them His curse and prepared for them the fire of Hell: an evil fate. 48:13 We have prepared a blazing Fire for the unbelievers. 48:16 You shall be called upon to fight a mighty nation, unless they embrace Islam. ** 48:29 Muhammad is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another.\\\\\\\\\\\ 50:26 Cast into Hell every hardened unbeliever, every opponent of good, and every doubting transgressor who has set up another deity besides God. Hurl him into the harrowing scourge! 51:48 Set up no other deity besides God. 52:38 Is He to have daughters and you (unbelievers) sons? 54:48 On the day when they are dragged into the Fire with faces down, We shall say to them” “Feel the touch of Hell!”\\\\\\\\\\\\\ 54:54 We have destroyed many a nation like yourselves. Will you not take warning? 59:24 Exalted be God above their idols! *60:4: We disown you and the idols which you worship besides Allah. We renounce you: enmity and hate shall reign between us until you believe in Allah only. ** 60:11 Do not maintain your marriage with unbelieving women. ** 66:6 It may well be that, if he divorce you, his Lord will give him your place better wives than yourselves, submissive to God and full of faith, obedient, penitent, devout, and given to fasting; both formerly-wedded and virgins.\\\\\\\\\\\ 66:9 Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites, and deal sternly with them. Hell shall be their home, evil their fate. 69:30 Lay hold of him and bind him. Burn him in the fire of Hell, then fasten him with a chain seventy cubits long.\\\\\\\\\\\\ 71:28 And Noah said: “Lord, do not leave a single unbeliever on the earth. If You spare them, they will misled Your servants and beget none but sinners and unbelievers. ** 72:13 Some of us are Muslims and some are wrongdoers. Those that embrace Islam pursue the right path; but those that do wrong become the fuel of Hell.\\\\\\\\\ 72:20 Say: “I will pray to my Lord and worship none besides Him.” 76:5 For the unbelievers We have prepared chains and fetters, and a blazing Fire. 109: 1 Say: “Unbelievers, I do not worship what you worship, nor do you worship what I worship. I shall never worship what you worship, not will you ever worship what I worship. You have your own religion, and I have mine.\\\\\\\\\\\\ Are you a “believer” or an “unbeliever” as defined in the Koran? Share your views here for how would you interpret selected Koranic verses. If your intended (Muslim) spouse or his or her extended family asks you to be transformed to a “believer” in Islam starting with the Shahadah oaths (conversion to Islam) before the wedding, what would you do? 000000000