I have met many kind Muslims in Japan, people who went out of their way for me and picked me up when I was hitchhiking. Most of them are from Pakistan and a few from Bangladesh, India and Indonesia. I visited a ship from Turkey once and was treated to dinner by the ship’s captain who was a Muslim. And I have a Facebook friend from Bosnia who is Muslim. I certainly don’t want go out of my way to offend them. I love them! But I also feel that most of them know the Quran about as much as most American Christians know the Bible — very little — whose Christianity is basically only going to church once a week. Some Christians say the Bible teaches something (examples: pre-tribulation rapture or that the Temple of Solomon will be rebuilt in the latter days) when they are really only parroting their preacher or what some evangelist said the Bible says. But if you challenge them to prove it from the Bible itself, they can’t, for the Bible doesn’t actually say it!
My local Muslim friends from Bangladesh do not support ISIS and told me that ISIS is not operating according to what the Quran teaches, but today I watched a Youtube that indicates ISIS is following the Quran to the uttermost!
And I didn’t just take this guy’s word that he is quoting from the Quran, I looked up the verses one by one myself from http://noblequran.com/translation/ Below is a summary of the video in case you don’t have time to watch it.
Why ISIS doesn’t have much love: Allah loves only obedient Muslims.
Qur’an 3:32. Say (O Muhammad ): “Obey Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad ).” But if they turn away, then Allah does not like (the Youtube translation was love) the disbelievers.
What the Qur’an teaches a Muslim’s attitude should be toward people who reject Islam.
Qur’an 48:29. Muhammad () is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves.
ISIS believes Muslims are free to rape their female captives, even when they are married women.
Qur’an 23:5. And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts)
Qur’an 23:6. Except from their wives or (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess, for then, they are free from blame;
Qur’an 4:24. Also (forbidden are) women already married, except those (captives and slaves) whom your right hands possess.
What happens to those who try to stop the Islamic State from instituting Sharia (Muslim Law)
Qur’an 5:33. The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter.
Muslims commanded to slay all idolaters unless they convert to Islam
Qur’an 9:5. Then when the Sacred Months (the Ist, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islamic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikun (V.2:105: “the disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, idolaters, polytheists, pagans, etc.”) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
ISIS allows Jews and Christians to live only if they pay a tax
Qur’an 9:29. Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah (tax on non-Muslims) with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
Why ISIS also attacks people who say they are Muslims but are not doing what ISIS thinks they should be doing.
Qur’an 9:73. O Prophet (Muhammad ) Strive hard (Arabic of the form of the word Jihad) against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be harsh against them, their abode is Hell, – and worst indeed is that destination.
(The penalty for apostasy is death!)
Peaceful Westernized Muslims condemn killing in the name of Allah, but the Qur’an teaches otherwise.
Qur’an 9:111. Verily, Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allah’s Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed.
Why ISIS does not seek peace from perceived enemies of Islam
Qur’an 47:35. So be not weak and ask not for peace (from the enemies of Islam), while you are having the upper hand. Allah is with you, and will never decrease the reward of your good deeds.
Some Muslims say the Qur’an teaches there is no compulsion in religion and condemn ISIS, but ISIS uses a loophole in the Qur’an. Earlier verses get canceled or abrogated by later verses.
Qur’an 2:106. Whatever a Verse (revelation) do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring a better one or similar to it. Know you not that Allah is able to do all things?
I consider this to be my first real attempt to learn what the Quran actually teaches. Does it teach what the man in the Youtube is saying or what? You be the judge.