Do the actions of ISIS represent the teaching of the Quran? Let’s allow the Quran to answer your question. Here are some references:
Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them”
Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you”
Quran (4:74) – “fight in the way of Allah… Whoso fighteth…We shall bestow a vast reward”
Quran (4:89) – “But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them”
Quran (4:95) – “Allah has preferred…those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives… Allah has promised good (Paradise)”
Quran (5:33) – “they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off …or they should be imprisoned”
Quran (8:12) – “Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”
Quran (8:39) – “And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion is all for Allah”
Quran (8:57) – “If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear…that haply they may remember”
Quran (8:67) – “It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war until he had made a great slaughter in the land”
Quran (8:65) – “O Prophet, exhort the believers to fight”
Quran (9:5) – “slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them”
Quran (9:14) – “Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them”
Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day”
Quran (9:41) – “Go forth…and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of Allah! That is best for you”
Quran (9:123) – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness”
Quran (25:52) – “Therefore listen not to the Unbelievers, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness”
Quran (33:60-62) – “We verily shall urge thee on against them…Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter”
Quran (47:3-4) – “those who disbelieve smite at their necks…when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly”
Quran (61:4) – “Surely Allah loves those who fight in His cause”
Quran (61:10-12) – “strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah…He will…admit you into Gardens … of’Adn”
After reviewing these references in the Quran, it is clear that the actions of ISIS are in harmony with the teachings of the Quran.
Note. For the difference between the Old Testament wars and Islamic Jihad, click here.
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