Have the peaceful verses of the Qur’ān been abrogated?

Justin Parrott (Abu Amina Elias) In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful Advocating violent conquest or terrorism is one of the most common accusations against Islam, but it is also deeply uninformed of Islamic teachings, history, and theology. Muslims can point to many, many verses in [...]

2019-05-28T20:00:43+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Islam on Violence, Jihad, Misconceptions|

Why don’t Muslims condemn terrorism?

Prominent Muslim scholars, organizations and movements, representing the vast majority of Muslims worldwide, have repeatedly condemned terrorism, and have spoken out for peace and justice. Following is a very brief list of such open condemnation of terrorism, including statements issued in the wake of the heinous attacks on September 11. [...]

2017-12-01T00:21:42+00:00August 10th, 2011|Islam on Violence|

What about verses in the Qur’an that encourage you to kill non-believers wherever you find them?

This is a question that often comes up in critiques of Islam, especially in light of recent political events. It is incumbent on Muslims to respond to and clear misconceptions stemming from Islam’s perceived stance on violence and interfaith relations.   The Importance of Context The word ‘context’ has two [...]

2017-12-01T00:21:42+00:00August 9th, 2011|Islam on Violence|