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No Compulsion in Religion

Published by One Muslim under , on Saturday, February 14, 2009

Last few days, I read the article from a blog condemning Islam as the religion which says no compulsion in religion but force their believers to do this and that. After a while, I feel I want to clear the things up based on my own understanding.

The person used to be cited so many verse in Qur'an and by cruel describe all the means from his opinion and some referred to the very anti-islam idol. But I am thinking of, why he said like that? No doubt Qur'an is first written in Arabic so till the end of the day, its better to be that way. However, since we are living in different continents, Qur'an has been translated by various people with different languages. Thus this sometimes can give a slight dissimiliarities and tend to sometimes slipped somebody out from the exact meaning written in the Qur'an. Also, ,most of the times, people like us tend to reach the meaning of every words just in a small closed scoop, which is contrast with the best approach been told; by expanding our mind and see the words in Qur'an as a bigger place.

Al-Baqarah: 256...
Let there be no compulsion In religion: Truth stands out Clear from Error: whoever Rejects Evil and believes In Allah hath grasped The most trustworthy Handhold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth And knoweth all things.
So is it real no compulsion? No force? for me its YES!. No compulsion for each and every of you to believe/ not believing in Islam. Thats it, no compulsion for you non-muslim in the first place to accept and believe in Islam and all system in Islam. You have the words of God, you have a total freedom in chosing what religion you exactly want to believe with. Thats true but please don't misunderstood with the situation when you are in the religion, after you says shahadah, you are then a Muslim (which is common like in other religion, after you embrace that religion, you are automatically then bound to all of its rules of conduct). You can't just want to be in Islam but be an other Muslim following your on desire. Its not correct and if you do that you are not following the God, but you are following your own self. You are not following the religion of God, you are following the religion of yours.

So free to choose a religion but if we extend further, the Lord use the other verse for Muslim to help others see the truth, show others the evidence of true religion and the means inside. In doing that, we Muslim as a servent however have no right in forcing others to believe or far than that forcing others to embrace Islam as their religion.
If their spurning is hard on thy mind, yet if thou wert able to seek a tunnel in the ground or a ladder to the skies and bring them a sign,- (what good?). If it were Allah.s will, He could gather them together unto true guidance: so be not thou amongst those who are swayed by ignorance (and impatience)! (Al An'am: 35)
See? If Allah want to apply the force in religion, then there is no need the hard way in teaching others about Islam, there is no need for prophets, no need for us to spread the words of Islam. Thats simple, Allah want us as a human embrace Islam by our own will, after we are exposed to the truth, see the so many evidence of the truth, we are expected to use our own ability to see, think and accept the truth.
If it had been thy Lord's will, they would all have believed,- all who are on earth! wilt thou then compel mankind, against their will, to believe! (Yunus: 99)
Even all creatures (except satan) are willingly turn their head down towards the first human, Prophet Adam, accepting our ability to think better with our mind and follow the pure feeling of heart chosing what is good from what is bad. Thus it is our own duty now to be able to choose, as we are all have both what it takes to do that. Embrace Islam 100% by your own will and He is everytime welcoming.


Shane at Environmental Health-Wellness-Beauty said... @ February 25, 2009 at 7:29 AM

My daughter saw a Muslim woman out walking today and said, "There is a Muslim walking on the side of the street." I said. "Uh huh. What about her?" My daughter then went on to ask me if they all hate us and want to kill us. My answer to her was that we must love all people but there are people in many religions who are called extremists. Those are the people we need to be aware of. It is interesting to me that I just found your blog today. I will share the info from this post with my daughter. I hope to gain much information from you.

One Muslim said... @ February 25, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Thank you, your words is really something. Just like you said, we must love all people and I am completely agree with you on this. In addition, Islamophobia sometimes makes sense (your daughter maybe have some point right as well) since nobody knows what is exactly spinning on others' heart. Also, if the girl wearing full bodied Burqa, who knows maybe she is actually he, the funny weird Jacko (now Mikaeel Jackson) again :)

LLnL said... @ March 5, 2009 at 9:17 AM

The more I now about other religions the more similarities I see. I use to attend church regularly and I would invite people to attend service or ask them to study the bible with me. I'm sure some people, even other Christians, thought I was pushy. It does not make the religion bad because I did things that other people did not like. I believe that I was no worst that people who talk about science in public. Your beliefs can be expressed without trying to force someone to belief.

I've had nothing but great experiences with Muslims that I personally know. I know that I'm not suppose to generalized but I feel okay when it is something positive so her goes. The Muslims that I know are gentle, kind, want to show you their beliefs and just hope you will see it for yourself, very giving, slow to speak but quick to listen, give great advice, get along with most people, are very disciplined and seem accepting of other belief systems. Of course I meet many different people who practice in many different ways but in general I feel like i could learn a lot from the Muslim religion.

j said... @ March 13, 2009 at 2:35 PM

I like the way you write. Good job.

Hicham said... @ March 22, 2009 at 1:12 PM

Excellent blog and excellent post. The problem is in stereotyping and generalising that all muslims are terrorists.

One Muslim said... @ March 22, 2009 at 2:05 PM

@ Hicham. That issue is now unavoidable because whether you want to accept it or not most of the terrorist is a Muslim. In term of Jihad, lets take a look at the Jihad favored by our Prophet, everybody loves PBUH's Jihad. But now, modern Jihad by certain of our modern brothers seems likely to ruin everything. Why? no need for you to google around, just open up the Qur'an.

kruel74 said... @ March 29, 2009 at 8:51 PM

I have always believe in what you write. My take on this words people like to use so much is, if you are out there, there is no compulsion for you to be in but once you are in, you need to embrace it wholly, no two ways about it... Good writing

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