Posts tagged "killing"

Violence in Egypt: It Can't Be Worth It

In the Name of God: The Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord “You don’t live there, you have no idea what the people are going through. So who are you to comment?” This is the retort of some when I question the wisdom of what has been happening in Egypt over the last several weeks.... Read more »

A Backwards View of Honor

In the Name of the Beautiful, Most Gracious, and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved All around the world, people – many of them women, and sadly, many of them Muslim women – are murdered for the sake of “honor.” Although some claim that this is a specifically “Muslim” problem, the crime of “honor killings” cuts across... Read more »

Are Muslims Supposed to "Kill All the Infidels"? (Part II)

Last time, we discussed how the principle of fighting in Islam is in self-defense and cited the violent opposition on the part of the Meccan oligarchy to the message of the Prophet Muhammad (pubh). Now, let us discuss verse 9:5, the infamous “Verse of the Sword,” directly. Given the discussion in the previous article, we... Read more »