We saw in part 1 of this series of articles that Allah defies and contradicts himself by allowing Abrogation according to Ayahs like 13:39 and others, and this was made to try to find an excuse to lots and lots of contradictions in the Quran, for more details refer to the article
In this article we will show a famous example of this abrogation is an Ayah used a lot by Muslims to portray Islam as peaceful, nice and dandy, and this is Surah Al Baqra 2:256
There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.
“No compulsion in Religion” looks good, but how will the Muslim council this ayah with Surah Al Omran 3:83 that says
So is it other than the religion of Allah they desire, while to Him have submitted [all] those within the heavens and earth, willingly or by compulsion, and to Him they will be returned?
we presented this ayah before with Islamic Tafsir in a complete article about “Forcing Islam” on nations with Ayahs and hadith, this is the link to the article
So exactly it is like highlighted, ayah 2:256 says “No Compulsion” but 3:83 says “Yes compulsion” which should we believe??? Did Allah of Quran changed his mind???
And that is why a lot of Muslim early “SALLAF” (meaning early scholars of Islam) said that this Ayah is abrogated by Surah Al Touba 9:29
We find that opinion very clear in Tafsir Ibn Kathir for 2:256, but I am afraid not the english translation for Ibn Kathir, you will have to read that in the original arabic!
But thanks God that Ibn Kathir is not the only Tafsir that say that, it can be found also in Tafsir Al Qurtobi, and the only Surah I found an english Qurtobi for is Surah Al Baqara let’s see what did Al Qurtobi said about 2:256
Tafsir Al Qurtobi for Surah Al Baqara 2:256
There is no compulsion where the din is concerned.
The word “din” in this iiyat means what is believed and religion since it is followed by “Right guidance has become clearly distinct from error. ” Compulsion can take place in judgements regarding oaths, sales, gifts and other things. This will be explained in Surat an-NaJ:tl (16: 106), since this is not the place for it. To be rightly
guided means to reach what is loved and to err is the opposite of that. An-NaJ:lJ:las said that. The root of “ghayy” (error) refers to when someone is misguided in what he believes or thinks. One does not say that “error” (ghayy) is complete misguidance. Scholars disagree and hold various positions regarding the legal status and meaning of this iiyat.
A- It is said that it is abrogated because the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forced the Arabs to adopt the din of Islam and fought them and was only pleased with Islam for them. Sulayman ibn Miisa took that view, saying, “It is abrogated by ‘0 Prophet! Do jihiid against the unbelievers and the hypocrites.’ (9:73)” That is related from Ibn Mas ‘iid
and many commentators.
B- It is not abrogated and was sent down about the people of the Book in particular and means that they are not forced to adopt Islam when they pay jizya. Those who are forced are the idolaters. Only Islam is accepted from them … recited, ‘There is no compulsion where the din is concerned. ‘”
C- Abu Dawud reported from Ibn ‘Abbiis that …
D- As-Suddi said that the iiyat was revealed about a man of the An~iir called AbU I:Iu~ayn who had two sons. Some merchants came from Syria to Madina with oil and when they wanted to leave, his sons went to them. They invited the two sons to become Christians and they did so and went back with them to Syria. Their father went to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, to complain about this and asked the Messenger of Allah to send someone to bring them back. Then “There is no compulsion where the din is concerned” was revealed. He had not then been commanded to fight the People of the Book. He said, “Allah has put them far.
They are the first to disbelieve.” AbU’l-I:Iu~ayn felt annoyed that the Prophet did not send someone after them. Then Allah revealed, “No, by your Lord, they are not believers until they
make you their judge in the disputes that break out between them” (4:65). Then “No compulsion” was abrogated and he was commanded to fight the People of the Book in Surat atTawba.
The sound view for the reason behind the words, “No, by your Lord, they are not believers … ” is the f:tadith of azZubayr with his Christian neighbour about water as will be
dealt with in Sura at-Tawba, Allah willing.
E- It is said that it means “do not call those who have submitted through the sword compelled and forced”.
F- It is said that it was related about captives who were People of the Book. They are not compelled when they are adults. If they are Magians, young or old, or idolaters, they are compelled to adopt Islam because their captivity does not help them when they are idolaters. Do you not see that their sacrifices are not eaten nor their women married. That is what Ibn al-Qasim reported from Malik. Ashhab said that children are considered to have the d!n of those who captured them. If they refuse that, they are compelled to become Muslim. Children have no d!n and that is why they are compelled to enter Islam so that they do not go to a false dfn. When other types of unbelievers pay
the jizya, they are forced to become Muslim, whether they are Arabs or non-Arabs, Quraysh or otherwise. This will be dealt with in Surat at-Tawba.
After that can anyone say Islam is Sallam the religion of peace and all that crab????? So I think when a Muslim uses “No Compulsion in religion” bumper sticker, he / she is either ignorant or practising TAQIYAH
Now let’s examine Ayah in Surah Al Nesa 4:89
وَدُّواْ لَوۡ تَكۡفُرُونَ كَمَا كَفَرُواْ فَتَكُونُونَ سَوَآءً۬ۖ فَلَا تَتَّخِذُواْ مِنۡہُمۡ أَوۡلِيَآءَ حَتَّىٰ يُہَاجِرُواْ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِۚ فَإِن تَوَلَّوۡاْ فَخُذُوهُمۡ وَٱقۡتُلُوهُمۡ حَيۡثُ وَجَدتُّمُوهُمۡۖ وَلَا تَتَّخِذُواْ مِنۡہُمۡ وَلِيًّ۬ا وَلَا نَصِيرًا
They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah . But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper. (Sahih International)
So if the disbelievers came to Islam they are good, take them for friends, but if after that they had a change of heart and decided to become apostates of Islam meaning leave Islam, then in that case kill them whenever you find them!!!!
Do we really need to talk to Muslims about Islam after that??? Is not that a criminal mindset indoctrinating humanity with terror??????
Also the Muslim can not saw that this has happened within certain historical situation because the ayah assumes hypothetical assumption as it says “if they turn away”, usually if it concerns some historical context or situation usually as in other cases it would say “and when they turned away” but that is not the case
And hence it is an absolute rule!!!!!!
But wait maybe we are wrong, let’s check Islamic Tafsir for 4:89
Tafsir al-Jalalayn for Surah Al Nesa 4:89
They long, they wish, that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, so then you, and they, would be equal, in unbelief; therefore do not take friends from among them, associating with them, even if they should [outwardly] manifest belief, until they emigrate in the way of God, a proper emigration that would confirm their belief; then, if they turn away, and remain upon their ways, take them, as captives, and slay them wherever you find them; and do not take any of them as a patron, to associate with, or as a helper, to assist you against your enemy.
The Tafsir directly says that “if they left islam just kill them wherever they are!!!!
Let us check other Tafsirs
Tafsir Ibn Abbas for Surah Al Nesa 4:89
(They long that you should disbelieve) in Muhammad and the Qur’an (even as they disbelieve, that ye may be upon a level (with them)) in following idolatry. (So choose not friends from them) in religion or for seeking assistance and backing (till they forsake their homes) until they believe again and migrate (in the way of Allah) in obedience of Allah; (if they turn back) from faith and migration (then take them) as prisoners (and kill them wherever you find them) in the Sacred Precinct or anywhere else, (and choose no friend) in religion or for seeking assistance and backing (nor helper) a protector (from among them),
Tafsir Ibn Kathir for Surah Al Nesa 4:89
Therefore, Allah said,
So take not Awliya from them, till they emigrate in the
way of Allah. But if they turn back, Al-Awfi reported from Ibn Abbas, if they abandon Hijrah.
As-Suddi said that this part of the Ayah means, “If they make their disbelief public.” take (hold of) them and kill them wherever you find them, and take neither Awliya nor helpers from them.
So again if they left Islam and showed that kill them, what if they lost their faith Allah wanted them to stay hypocrite ??? and if they chose to be ownest to themselves the punishment is death?????? Is that a religion or a mafia??????