reply to post by beezzer
MashaAllah, beautiful.. although I prefer the Arabic because only the Arabic is the Holy Quran, and the words of Allah, anything else is only a
translation of the meaning, and it is imperfect and not the Quran.
Allow me to explain, the Holy Quran was revealed over a period of 23 years. And every ayah was revealed at a certain time, and for a certain
situation...Some of these ayah were written when the Muslim Ummah under the Holy Prophet (saw) were at war with various parties. These are all
different stages of wars that you see these ayah were revealed.
At the same time that we know the historical meaning, we also know the meaning is written for all time.
All praise be to God. Therefore, what we
see in this is very simple, during a time of war (depending upon what is happening at that time) we must fight, defend, and yes when it is war we also
But there is a time for all things, and we have to also match these ayah with other ayah in the Holy Quran, because one ayah does not make void any
other. So if someone is peaceful with us, we must be peaceful with them, we cannot just murder someone this is expressly forbidden, we can only fight
in self defense... to defend our homes, our land, our families. We cannot make wars of aggression.
But again, these ayah are also for all time, so it means when we must fight, in situations where we are being attacked and there is no choice but to
defend our self or die... then we must start fighting and not stop until we have either conquered or ourselves become the conquered.
You saw the truth of these ayah when Saddam Hussain attacked the Shia of Iran. Iran defended herself, she did not make any war of aggression, but they
fought hard. It was a just war, because they were having to defend themselves.
Can you understand these ayah now? They do not mean just go and kill, because killing of someone who is not attacking you is forbidden. But they do
mean when it is time to fight, then we fight like nothing you have ever seen...
Is this not good advices from our God? Do you not have the same beliefs?
edit on 8-5-2012 by Jameela because: (no reason given)