why does Allah command apostates be killed?
=() Quran 4:89 ”
وَدُّوا لَوْ تَكْفُرُونَ كَمَا كَفَرُوا فَتَكُونُونَ سَوَاءً ۖ فَلَا تَتَّخِذُوا مِنْهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءَ حَتَّىٰ يُهَاجِرُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ۚ فَإِنْ تَوَلَّوْا فَخُذُوهُمْ وَاقْتُلُوهُمْ حَيْثُ وَجَدْتُمُوهُمْ ۖ وَلَا تَتَّخِذُوا مِنْهُمْ وَلِيًّا وَلَا نَصِيرًا ”
Mohsin Khan :They wish that you reject Faith, as they have rejected, and thus that you all become equal like one another. So take not Auliya (protectors or friends) from them, till they emigrate in the Way of Allah. But IF THEY TURN BACK FROM ISLAM, TAKE HOLD OF THEM AND KILL THEM WHEREVER YOU FIND THEM, and take neither auliya (protectors or friends) nor helpers from them”.
Should not Islam let apostates free to go their way? We know that Islamic law on Apostasy is based on the sunnah of Muhammad, the actions of the Caliphs and other companions as well. Muslim, should also recall Islam’s history for the reasons of ” (apostasy) wars” [ http://www.apartheidsharia.com/apostasy-wars-in-islam-wars-of-greeddisbeliefand-power-struggle/ ].
Rejecting even one of the pillars of Islam is considered to be a crime warranting war against such people, hence it is only logical for the prescribed punishment for apostasy in Islam to be death. All four schools (Hanafi, Shafii, Maliki, and Hanbali) of Islamic jurisprudence are in agreement with this ruling, with only slight variations on whether to allow the grace period.
[ MORE on punishment apostates verses , ahadith and historical documents : Quran9:66/5:54/2:217 /5:33/2: 27 /8:12/2:39 /3:90-91 /9:73
“Sirat A, Rasul” page 464/ Abu Da`ud 3787/Ishaq:550 /Ishaq 551/Bukhari: 4.52.260 /al-Bukhari Book of Dealing with Apostates #57/al-Bukhari 6922/Sahih al-Bukhari Vol. 9, Book 84, Hadith 57 /al-Nasaa’i 4721/ Bukhari 4, Book 54, 445/ Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 84, Number 58/Bukhari 9, 83, Number 17/ Bukhari 9 ,89, 271…]
If there is no compulsion in Islam then why Islam permits hitting of children if they do not learn to pray. Here are two authentic Sahih ahadith on this issue :
=() Abu Dawood Book of Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat) #494/Sunan Abu Dawood Vol. 1, Book 2, Hadith 494/Sunan Abu Dawood Vol. 1, Book of Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Hadith 494
The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: Command a boy to pray when he reaches the age of seven years. When he becomes ten years old, THEN BEAT HIM FOR PRAYER.
=() Abu Dawood Book of Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat) #495/Sunan Abu Dawood Vol. 1, Book 2, Hadith 495/Sunan Abu Dawood Vol. 1, Book of Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Hadith 495
Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As:
The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) said: Command your children to pray when they become seven years old, AND BEAT THEM FOR IT(PRAYER) when they become ten years old; and arrange their beds (to sleep) separately.
If there is no compulsion in Islam then why does Allah make the commands like:
=() Qur’an (3:85) – وَمَنْ يَبْتَغِ غَيْرَ الْإِسْلَامِ دِينًا فَلَنْ يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَهُوَ فِي الْآخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ”Mohsin Khan: And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it WILL NEVER BE ACCEPTED of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers. ”
In verse 3:85 there is no option and we understand it with reading the following verse:
=() Quran 47:4 ”
فَإِذَا لَقِيتُمُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فَضَرْبَ الرِّقَابِ حَتَّىٰ إِذَا أَثْخَنْتُمُوهُمْ فَشُدُّوا الْوَثَاقَ فَإِمَّا مَنًّا بَعْدُ وَإِمَّا فِدَاءً حَتَّىٰ تَضَعَ الْحَرْبُ أَوْزَارَهَا ۚ ذَٰلِكَ وَلَوْ يَشَاءُ اللَّهُ لَانْتَصَرَ مِنْهُمْ وَلَٰكِنْ لِيَبْلُوَ بَعْضَكُمْ بِبَعْضٍ ۗ وَالَّذِينَ قُتِلُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَلَنْ يُضِلَّ أَعْمَالَهُمْ ”
Mohsin Khan: So, when you fight Jihad in Allah’s Cause, THOSE WHO DISBELIEVE SMITE AT THEIR NECKS TILL WHEN YOU HAVE KILLED AND WOUNDED MANY OF THEM, THEN BIND A BOND FIRMLY (i.e. take them as captives). Thereafter is the time either for generosity (i.e. free them without ransom), or ransom (according to what benefits Islam), until the war lays down its burden. THUS YOU ARE ORDERED BY ALLAH TO CONTINUE IN CARRYING OUT JIHAD AGAINST THE DISBELIEVERS TILL THEY EMBRACE ISLAM (i.e. are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire) or at least come under your protection, but if it had been Allah’s Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them without you. But He lets you fight, in order to test you, some with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost,
BELIEVE IT OR ELSE:
Quran 18:29 “وَقُلِ الْحَقُّ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ ۖ فَمَنْ شَاءَ فَلْيُؤْمِنْ وَمَنْ شَاءَ فَلْيَكْفُرْ ۚ إِنَّا أَعْتَدْنَا لِلظَّالِمِينَ نَارًا أَحَاطَ بِهِمْ سُرَادِقُهَا ۚ وَإِنْ يَسْتَغِيثُوا يُغَاثُوا بِمَاءٍ كَالْمُهْلِ يَشْوِي الْوُجُوهَ ۚ بِئْسَ الشَّرَابُ وَسَاءَتْ مُرْتَفَقًا “Sahih International: And say, “The truth is from your Lord, so whoever wills – let him believe; and whoever wills – let him disbelieve.” Indeed, We have prepared for the wrongdoers a fire whose walls will surround them. And if they call for relief, they will be relieved with water like murky oil, which scalds [their] faces. Wretched is the drink, and evil is the resting place. ”
Apparently The policy in the Quran does not look like to be “Believe it or not,” but instead is “Believe it or else!!!!
It becomes frightful to non believers when they read and understand Islam as a whole.
Here is fatwa on killing apostates from the most credible Islamic source university of “Al Azhar” >>>