And proclaim: `Truth has come and falsehood has vanished. Verily, falsehood isbound to vanish. (Surah 17:81)
Craig Winn said:
1: Muslim: C9B1N29
"Command For Fighting Against People So Long As TheyDo Not Profess That There Is No Ilah (God) But Allah And Muhammad Is HisMessenger: When the Messenger breathed his last and Bakr was appointedCaliph, many Arabs chose to become apostates [rejected Islam]. Abu Bakr said:'I will definitely fight against anyone who stops paying the Zakat tax, for it is anobligation. I will fight against them even to secure the cord used for hobbling thefeet of a camel which they used to pay if they withhold it now.' Allah had justified fighting against those who refused to pay Zakat."
This is completely justified. If they go against the Islamic rule and government theydeserve to be punished. What else was Abu Bakr supposed to do? In America if someone does not pay their taxes they can go to jail. Does that make America unjust?In China they kill tax evaders (A
New York Times
article describes the context anddetails of one businessman who was executed in China for tax evasion (11 Mar.2001). athttp://www.irb-cisr.gc.ca/en/research/ndp/ref/?action=view&doc=chn41156e
). You have tounderstand that these are God's laws. It is probably difficult for a non-Muslim tounderstand this but from the Muslim perspective it is completely justifiable. For Godsake people get executed or punished for crimes against man made laws, what do youexpect to happen to people that break God's laws?Zakah is one of the 5 pillars of Islam and it is compulsory on the Muslims to pay it.Just because one does not like the idea of this Law, it does not make the law false.I wonder why Craig doesn't have a problem with the laws found in his Bible...http://www.answering-christianity.com/sami_zaatri/terrorinthebible.htm http://www.answering-christianity.com/sami_zaatri/book_with_no_limits.htm http://www.answering-christianity.com/sami_zaatri/disturbing_stories_in_the_book.htm http://www.answering-christianity.com/sami_zaatri/punishment_in_bible.htm