Biblical Concept: Quran And Hadith Quotes Of Violence

So What’s the Difference?
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Biblical Introduction

Ishmael, the father of Arab nations: NAS Genesis 16:12 "And he will be a wild donkey of a man, His hand will be against everyone, And everyone's hand will be against him; And he will live to the east of all his brothers." NAS Genesis 17:20 "And as for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. NAS Genesis 25:17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, one hundred and thirty-seven years; and he breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people. 18 And they settled from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt as one goes toward Assyria; he settled in defiance of all his relatives.


"The Quran is the sacred scripture of Islam. it is made up of 114 surahs, or chapters.  These have been arranged according to length.  The longest surahs are in front, the shorter ones are in back (with exception of the first one).  The ideas are all credited to God.
    Muhammed's words were written down by his followers on everything from scraps of parchment to dried camel ribs.  After he died, these fragments were collected and compiled into one book.  Despite the fact that much of the Quran is scrambled and confused, Muslims claim it is copied from an original now in heaven.
    As Islam spread across the world, various sayings and teachings were developed.  These were finally written down in the Hadith ('tradition').  A saying in the Hadith is called a sunna or custom. This is thought to describe the way Muhammed thought or acted in a given situation" (So What's the Difference?,  p. 67).

Quran Quotes of Violence

When the sacred months are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them.  Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them.  If they repent and take to prayer and render the alms levy, allow them to go their way.  God is forgiving and merciful. Surah 9:5

Strike terror (into the hearts of) the enemies of God and your enemies. Surah 8:60

Fight (kill) them (non-Muslims), and God will punish, (torment) them by your hands, cover them with shame.  Surah 9:14

I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers, smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.  It is not ye who slew them; it was God.  Surah 8:13-77

Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends.  They are friends with one another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship will become one of their number.  Allah does not guide the wrongdoers.  Surah 5:51

Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them.  Hell shall be their home: an evil fate.  Surah 9:73

Fight against such of those to whom the Scriptures were given as believe neither in Allah nor the Last Day, who do not forbid what Allah and His apostle have forbidden and do not embrace the true faith until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued.  Surah 9:26

Mohammed is Allah's apostle.  Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another. Surah 48:29

Let those who would exchange the life of this world for the hereafter, fight for the cause of Allah; whether they die or conquer,  We shall richly reward them. Surah 4:74

Do not say that those who were slain in the cause of Allah are dead; they are alive, although you are not aware of them. Surah 2:151

Fight for the sake of Allah those that fight against you, but do not attack them first.  Allah does not love  the aggressors.  Kill them wherever you find them.  Drive them out of the places from which they drove you.  Idolatry is worse than carnage.  But do not fight them within the precincts of the Holy Mosque unless they attack you there; Surah 2:190

Believers, why is it that when it is said to you "March in the cause of Allah" you linger slothfully in the land?  Are you content with that life in preference to the life to come?  Few indeed are the blessings of this life, compared to those of the life to come. Surah 9:38

Whether unarmed or well equipped, march on and fight for the cause of Allah with your wealth and your persons.  Surah 9:41

Ye (Muslims) are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind... Surah 3:110

If any one desires a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him.  Surah 3:85

And fight them on, until there is no more tumult (seduction) or oppression, and there prevail justice, and faith in God (and the religion becomes Islam).  Surah 2:193

And if you are slain, or die in the way of Allah, forgiveness and mercy from Allah are far better than all they could amass."  Surah 3:157

Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, (which is Islam that abolishes all other religions ) of the people of the Book, (meaning the Jews and the Christians) until they pay the Jizya (the tax imposed upon them) with willing submission and feel themselves subdued. (with humiliation and submission to the government of Islam.) 9:29. (Commentary in parenthesis is from the Tafsir Al-Jalalein. i.e., Al-Jalalein Interpretation of the Koran.)

Hadith Quotes of Violence  (The Hadith is the second most important writing in Islam, following the Quran.)

Narrated Abdullah: Allah's Messenger said, "The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Messenger, cannot be shed except in three cases: in Qisas (equality in punishment) for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (Apostate) and leaves the Muslims."  Bukhari, volume 9, #17

Narrated Ali, "Whenever I tell you a narration from Allah's messenger, by Allah, I would rather fall down from the sky, then ascribe a false statement to him, but if I tell you something between me and you, (not a Hadith), then it was indeed a trick (i.e., I may say things just to cheat my enemy).  No doubt I heard Allah's messenger saying, "During the last days there will appear some young foolish people, who will say the best words, but their faith will not go beyond their throats (i.e. they will leave the faith) and will go out from their religion as an arrow goes out of the game.  So, wherever you find them, kill them, for whoever kills them shall have reward on the Day of Resurrection. Bukhari volume 9, #64

I have been ordered by God to fight with people till they bear testimony to the fact that there is no God but Allah and that Mohammed is his messenger, and that they establish prayer and pay Zakat (money).  If they do it, their blood and their property are safe from me (see Bukhari Vol. 1, p. 13).

Mohammed said, "I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, none has the right to be worshipped but Allah." Hadith vol. 4:196

Mohammed also said, "Know that paradise is under the shades of the swords." Hadith vol. 4:73

Mohammed said, "Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him." Hiadith vol. 9:57

Mohammed said: "No Muslim should be killed for killing a Kafir (infidel)." Hadith vol. 9:50

Mohammed said to the Jews "The earth belongs to Allah and His apostle, and I want to expel you from this land (the Arabian Peninsula), so, if anyone owns property, he is permitted to sell it." Hadith vol. 4:392

Mohammed's last words were: "Turn the pagans (non-Muslims) out of the Arabian Peninsula." Hadith vol. 5:716

Mohammed once was asked: what is the best deed for the Muslim next to believing in Allah and His Apostle?  His answer was : "To participate in jihad in Allah's cause"  Al Bukhari vol. 1:25

Mohammed was quoted as saying: "I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, none has the right to be worshipped but Allah" Al Bukhari vol. 4:196

Mohammed also said, "The person who participates in (Holy Battles) in Allah's cause and nothing compels him to do so except belief in Allah and His Apostle, will be recompensed by Allah either with a reward, or booty (if he survives) or will be admitted to paradise (if he is killed)." Al Bukhari vol. 1:35.

Note:  Ayatollah Khomeini (a Shi’a Muslim cleric, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and succeeded the Shaw of Iran in 1979, being helped to power though pressure on the Shaw by the administration of former president Jimmy Carter) applied the violence of the Quran and Hadith in this manner: "I am decisively announcing to the whole world that if the world-devourers (i.e., the infidel powers) wish to stand against our religion, we will stand against their whole world and will not cease until the annihilation of all them.  Either we all become free, or we will go to the greater freedom which is martyrdom."  Incidentally--this Khomeini citation is from a current-day 11th grade Iranian text book.

Epilogue: "The civilization of Europe, America, and Australia exists today at all only because of the victories of civilized man over the enemies of civilization . . . victories stretching through the centuries from Charles Martel in the 8th Century those Jan Sobieski in the 17th Century.  During the thousand years that included the careers of the Frankish soldiers and the Polish King, the Christians of Asia and Africa proved unable to wage successful war with the Moslem conquerors: and in consequence Christianity practically vanished from the two continents; and today nobody can find in them any 'social values' whatever . . . so far as the sphere of Mohammedan influences are concerned.  There are such 'social values' today in Europe, America and Australia only because during those thousand years the Christians of Europe . . . beat back the Moslem invader." ~Theodore Roosevelt, as recorded in 1916, to the American Sociological Congress