This was the flagship post of Go Burn With Muhammad, recently pulled down by Word Press.

It is
republished here with ayat & hadith links repaired, a few html fixups and a little new material. Note that links
within the quoted text of the letter (and other quotes) and all emphasis were added for clarity.
If there were common ground shared by Christians & Muslims, it would be sharing a deity, Jesus Christ or
adjacent burial plots.

common deity
Muslims & Dhimmis claim that we worship the same God. Moe will disabuse you of that deception. Jews
& Christians worshiped YHWH prior to Moe's birth and continue to do so long after his death. If Muslims &
Christians worshiped Allah, his worship would not cease from the extinction of Islam. In this hadith from
the most authentic collection, Moe threatens Allah with loss of worship if he failed to fulfill his promise of
victory and the Muslims were wiped out.
Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 164:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet , while in a tent (on the day of the battle of Badr) said, "O Allah! I ask you the
fulfillment of Your Covenant and Promise. O Allah! If You wish (to destroy the believers)
You will never be worshipped after today." Abu Bakr caught him by the hand and said, "This
is sufficient, O Allah's Apostle! You have asked Allah pressingly." The Prophet was clad in his
armor at that time. He went out, saying to me: "There multitude will be put to flight and they will
show their backs. Nay, but the Hour is their appointed time (for their full recompense) and that
Hour will be more grievous and more bitter (than their worldly failure)." (54.45-46) Khalid said
that was on the day of the battle of Badr.

The pagans of Mekkah included Allah in their pantheon. Jews & Christians worshiped YHWH. If
we worshiped the same God, then the destruction of the Muslims, had it happened at Badr, would not
have caused worship to cease.
Moe has informed us that Allah and YHWH are not the same entity. They do not worship God, we
do not worship Allah. Allah is not God, God is not Allah. Islam is a lie; Muslims are liars.

common ground
burial ground
Muslims do not permit burial of Kuffar in Muslim cemeteries.
• https://sensday.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/another-bahai-denied-burial-in-tabriz/
• https://sensday.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/deceased-bahai-girl-denied-burial-in-tabriz/
• https://alislam.org/books/3in1/chap9/index.html

On October 10, 2007, BBC Radio broadcast a report of an open letter from the Ulama to Pope Benedict and
other Christian leaders. I found this article on their web site. The article contains a link to the official
website of the Amman Message. That page contains a summary of King Abdullah's message. At the bottom
of the right side bar, there is a link to A Common Word, which contains an introduction from which I will
now quote.
Now, exactly one year after that letter, Muslims have expanded their message. In A Common
Word Between Us and You, 138 Muslim scholars, clerics and intellectuals have unanimously
come together for the first time since the days of the Prophet r to declare the common ground
between Christianity and Islam. Like the Open Letter, the signatories to this message come from
every denomination and school of thought in Islam. Every major Islamic country or region in the
world is represented in this message, which is addressed to the leaders of all the world’s
churches, and indeed to all Christians everywhere.
Common ground? Monotheism. But we do not agree on the same deity. Jehovah so loved the world that he
gave his only begotten son. (Jn 3:16) Contrast Jehovah's plan of salvation by grace with Allah's arbitrary
predestination as described by Muhammad in Malik's Muwatta Book 46, Number 46.1.2:
...'Allah, the Blessed, the Exalted, created Adam. Then He stroked his back with His right hand,
and progeny issued from it. He said, "I created these for the Garden and they will act with the
behaviour of the people of the Garden." Then He stroked his back again and brought forth
progeny from him. He said, "I created these for the Fire and they will act with the behaviour of
the people of the Fire." ...
[Since writing this, I discovered that Malik omitted an important detail: the skin color of the denizens of the
fire. The full hadith can be found in the first volume of Mishkat Ul-Misabih.]
ABU DARDA': The Prophet of God said, "God created Adam and
struck him on the right shoulder and brought out his white children,-you
would say they were ants ; then He struck his left shoulder and produced his
black children,-you would say they were coals : and God said to those of the
right side : To paradise, and I do not care ; and He said to those of the left side :
To hell, and I do not care.'"77 Ahmad.
77. An irresponsible despot supremely indifferent to justice or merit. This is what
predestinarianism logically leads to. It is blasphemy to attribute the saying to the Holy
Prophet.

Indeed, the most fundamental common ground between Islam and Christianity, and the best basis
for future dialogue and understanding, is the love of God and the love of the neighbor.
Lets sample love in the Qur'an.
1. 2:2 ...love Allâh much...
2. 2:165. And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allâh as rivals (to Allâh).
They love them as they love Allâh. But those who believe, love Allâh more (than anything else)....
3. 3:31. Say (O Muhammad to mankind): "If you (really) love Allâh then follow me (i.e. accept Islâmic
Monotheism, follow the Qur'ân and the Sunnah), Allâh will love you and forgive you of your sins.
And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

4. 3:76. Yes, whoever fulfils his pledge and fears Allâh much; verily, then Allâh loves those who are AlMuttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2).
5. 3:119. Lo! You are the ones who love them but they love you not, ... [Refer to 3:118 for antecedent.]
6. 3:152 ...He showed you (of the booty) which you love....
7. 59:9. And those who, before them, had homes (in Al-Madinah) and had adopted the Faith, love those
who emigrate to them, and have no jealousy in their breasts for that which they have been given (from
the booty of Banî An-Nadîr), and give them (emigrants) preference over themselves, even though
they were in need of that. And whosoever is saved from his own covetousness, such are they who will
be the successful.
8. 85:14. And He is Oft-Forgiving, full of love (towards the pious who are real true believers of Islâmic
Monotheism),
Surprise! No mention of loving your neighbor or your enemy. A specific search for "love your" came up
with no matches in the Qur'an (Noble Qur'an translated by Hilali & Khan.) [Visit
http://www.quranbrowser.com/ to conduct your own search.]
Thus despite their differences, Islam and Christianity not only share the same Divine Origin and
the same Abrahamic heritage, but the same two greatest commandments.
Yeah, right. Now lets turn our attention to the Summary and Abridgment.
The future of the world depends on peace between Muslims and Christians.
The basis for this peace and understanding already exists. It is part of the very
foundational principles of both faiths: love of the One God, and love of the neighbour.
In the Holy Qur’an, God Most High enjoins Muslims to issue the following call to
Christians (and Jews—the People of the Scripture):
Say: O People of the Scripture! Come to a common word between us and you:
that we shall worship none but God, and that we shall ascribe no partner unto
Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords beside God. And if they turn
away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto Him).
(Aal ‘Imran 3:64)
Ibn Kathir's Tafsir will give you the history. It involves an extortion letter which is
most instructive.
"In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. From Muhammad, the Messenger
of Allah, to Heraclius, Leader of the Romans: peace be upon those who follow the true guidance.
Embrace Islam and you will acquire safety, embrace Islam and Allah will grant you a double
reward. However, if you turn away from it, then you will carry the burden of the peasants...
" Peace be upon those who follow the true guidance" refers to those who submit and become Muslims, "true
guidance" being the Qur'an. "Embrace Islam and you will acquire safety" ; what if I don't? War!!! Surah AtTaubah is primarily about exhorting the Muslims to fight and cussing out those who did not participate in the
ghazwat against Tabuk.
3:56. "As to those who disbelieve, I will punish them with a severe torment in this world and in
the Hereafter, and they will have no helpers."

3:63. And if they turn away (and do not accept these true proofs and evidences), then surely,
Allâh is All-Aware of those who do mischief.
Relate 3:63 to 5:33, cited below. Refusing to accept Islam's version of Jesus Christ will get your hand/foot
cut off on opposite sides, or even crucifixion. According to Allah, Jesus is not his son, was neither
crucified nor resurrected. I bet you didn't know that Jesus & Muhammad have a common father, did you?
Paternal Brothers!! Did you know that Christ shall judge by the Qur'an, not by the Gospel? And he will
"break the cross" and "kill the swine". Can you guess what that means? About those pesky Christians &
Jews:
3:112. Indignity is put over them wherever they may be, except when under a covenant (of
protection) from Allâh, and from men; they have drawn on themselves the Wrath of Allâh, and
destruction is put over them. This is because they disbelieved in the Ayât (proofs, evidences,
verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh and killed the Prophets without right. This is
because they disobeyed (Allâh) and used to transgress beyond bounds (in Allâh's disobedience,
crimes and sins).
Observe the phrases containing the bold faced words in 112 and note the similarity to Muhammad's
arrogant expression.
As we approach the end of the summary, we get to the nitty gritty of the message, and it is extortion!
Finally, as Muslims, and in obedience to the Holy Qur’an, we ask Christians to come
together with us on the common essentials of our two religions … that we shall worship none
but God, and that we shall ascribe no partner unto Him, and that none of us shall take others for
lords
beside
God

(Aal
‘Imran,
3:64).
Let this common ground be the basis of all future interfaith dialogue between us, for our
common ground is that on which hangs all the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 22:40). God says
in the Holy Qur’an:
Say (O Muslims): We believe in God and that which is revealed unto us and that
which was revealed unto Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the
tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received, and that which the prophets
received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto
Him we have surrendered. / And if they believe in the like of that which ye believe,
then are they rightly guided. But if they turn away, then are they in schism, and
God will suffice thee against them. He is the Hearer, the Knower. (Al-Baqarah,
2:136-137)
If Muslims and Christians are not at peace, the world cannot be at peace. With the
terrible weaponry of the modern world; with Muslims and Christians intertwined
everywhere as never before, no side can unilaterally win a conflict between more than half
of the world’s inhabitants. Thus our common future is at stake. The very survival of the
world itself is perhaps at stake.
Deny Christ and embrace Islam or face war. Those are our options. Christianity and Islam's common ground
is that upon which we walk. We worship different deities, with different attributes and different
commandments. Muslims are commanded to conquer us. Later in this article, I quote the ayat containing that
command. Here, I will quote what Muhammad said about it. He relates that he was ordered/commanded to
fight us until we recite Shehada, and until we do, our blood and property are not sacred to Muslims; we
protect our lives and property by submitting.
Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:

Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the
right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla
and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we
will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah." Narrated
Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, "O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and
property of a person sacred?" He replied, "Whoever says, 'None has the right to be worshipped
but Allah', faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then
he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have."
Sunan Abu Dawud 14.2635
Narrated Anas ibn Malik:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: I am commanded to fight with men till they testify
that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is His servant and His Apostle, face our
qiblah (direction of prayer), eat what we slaughter, and pray like us. When they do that,
their life and property are unlawful for us except what is due to them. They will have the
same rights as the Muslims have, and have the same responsibilities as the Muslims have.
Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 196:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah 's Apostle said, " I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, 'None has
the right to be worshipped but Allah,' and whoever says, 'None has the right to be
worshipped but Allah,' his life and property will be saved by me except for Islamic law, and
his accounts will be with Allah, (either to punish him or to forgive him.)"

The letter is in pdf format: http://ammanmessage.com/media/openLetter/english.pdf .The text takes up four
pages of a 6 page file. Note the quote in the heading.
Do not contend with people of the Book except in the fairest way….(The Holy Qur’an, alAnkabut, 29:46).
Next, they contend with the Pope's lecture in which he made the infamous historical reference. In this
context, the issue of compulsion is raised.
There is no Compulsion in Religion
You mention that “according to the experts” the verse which begins, There is no compulsion in
religion (al-Baqarah 2:256) is from the early period when the Prophet “was still powerless and
under threat,” but this is incorrect. In fact this verse is acknowledged to belong to the period of
Quranic revelation corresponding to the political and military ascendance of the young Muslim
community. There is no compulsion in religion was not a command to Muslims to remain
steadfast in the face of the desire of their oppressors to force them to renounce their faith, but was
a reminder to Muslims themselves, once they had attained power, that they could not force
another’s heart to believe. There is no compulsion in religion addresses those in a position of
strength, not weakness. The earliest commentaries on the Qur’an (such as that of Al-Tabari)
make it clear that some Muslims of Medina wanted to force their children to convert from
Judaism or Christianity to Islam, and this verse was precisely an answer to them not to try to
force their children to convert to Islam. Moroever, Muslims are also guided by such verses as
Say: The truth is from your Lord; so whosoever will, let him believe, and whosoever will, let him
disbelieve. (al-Kahf 18:29); and Say: O disbelievers! I worship not that which ye worship; Nor
worship ye that which I worship. And I shall not worship that which ye worship. Nor will ye

worship that which I worship. Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion (al-Kafirun:
109:1-6).
Lets look about for compulsion.
1. 2:126. And (remember) when Ibrâhim (Abraham) said, "My Lord, make this city (Makkah) a place of
security and provide its people with fruits, such of them as believe in Allâh and the Last Day." He
(Allâh) answered: "As for him who disbelieves, I shall leave him in contentment for a while, then I
shall compel him to the torment of the Fire, and worst indeed is that destination!" {Allah won't
force us to believe, he'll just damn us for not believing. How compassionate!}|
2. 10:99. And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed, all of them together. So, will
you (O Muhammad) then compel mankind, until they become believers. 10:100. It is not for any
person to believe, except by the Leave of Allâh, and He will put the wrath on those who are heedless.
3. 11:28. He said: "O my people! Tell me, if I have a clear proof from my Lord, and a Mercy
(Prophethood, etc.) has come to me from Him, but that (Mercy) has been obscured from your sight.
Shall we compel you to accept it (Islâmic Monotheism) when you have a strong hatred for it?
Next, we come to a more significant claim.
What is “Holy War”?
We would like to point out that “holy war” is a term that does not exist in Islamic languages.
Jihad, it must be emphasized, means struggle, and specifically struggle in the way of God.This
struggle may take many forms, including the use of force.Though a jihad may be sacred in the
sense of being directed towards a sacred ideal, it is not necessarily a “war”.
What did Muhammad tell his generals when he sent them out on a ghazwat?
Sahih Muslim Book 019, Number 4294:
...He would say: Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who
disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war, do not embezzle the spoils; do not break your pledge;
and do not mutilate (the dead) bodies; do not kill the children. When you meet your enemies who
are polytheists invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also
accept it and withold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they
respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them. Then invite them to
migrate from their lands to the land of Muhairs... If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from
them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they
refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them...
What makes a war holy? Fighting in Allah's cause. What is his cause?
Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 53, Number 355:
Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ashari:
A bedouin asked the Prophet, "A man may fight for the sake of booty, and another may fight
so that he may be mentioned by the people, and a third may fight to show his position (i.e.
bravery); which of these regarded as fighting in Allah's Cause?" The Prophet said, "He who
fights so that Allah's Word (i.e. Islam) should be superior, fights for Allah's Cause."

Next, the learned Ulama insult our intelligence in the most egregious manner.
Moreover, it is noteworthy that Manuel II Paleologus says that “violence” goes against God’s
nature, since
Christ himself used violence against the money-changers in the temple, and said “Do not think
that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword…” (Matthew
10:34-36).When God drowned Pharaoh, was He going against His own Nature? Perhaps the
emperor meant to say that cruelty, brutality, and aggression are against God’sWill, in which case
the classical and traditional law of jihad in Islam would bear him out completely.
"Cruelty, brutality, and aggression are against God’s Will" Yes, they are, but not against Allah's will!
8:12 (Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels, "Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those
who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike
them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes."
8:39 And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e.
worshipping others besides Allâh) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allâh Alone [in
the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allâh), then
certainly, Allâh is All-Seer of what they do.
8:67 It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom)
until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of
this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allâh desires (for you) the
Hereafter. And Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
9:29 Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid
that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge
not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and
Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
9:73. O Prophet (Muhammad)! Strive hard against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be
harsh against them, their abode is Hell, - and worst indeed is that destination.
9:123. O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find
harshness in you, and know that Allâh is with those who are the Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see
V.2:2).
47:4 So, when you meet (in fight Jihâd in Allâh's Cause), those who disbelieve smite at their
necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on
them, i.e. take them as captives). Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity (i.e. free them
without ransom), or ransom (according to what benefits Islâm), until the war lays down its
burden. Thus [you are ordered by Allâh to continue in carrying out Jihâd against the
disbelievers till they embrace Islâm (i.e. are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire) or at
least come under your protection], but if it had been Allâh's Will, He Himself could certainly
have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight), in order to test you, some with others.
But those who are killed in the Way of Allâh, He will never let their deeds be lost,
Click here for the previous reference to the law of Jihad. Why was deliberate killing of women and
children prohibited? Sorry, the motivation is mercenary, not moral.
Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 512:
Narrated Anas:

The Prophet offered the Fajr Prayer near Khaibar when it was still dark and then said, "AllahuAkbar! Khaibar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will
be the morning for those who have been warned." Then the inhabitants of Khaibar came out
running on the roads. The Prophet had their warriors killed, their offspring and woman
taken as captives. Safiya was amongst the captives, She first came in the share of Dahya
Alkali but later on she belonged to the Prophet . The Prophet made her manumission as her
'Mahr'.
The widows were inducted into harems or sold as slaves, their children were sold as slaves. Doubt me?
O9.13

When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of
capture, and the woman's previous marriage is immediately annulled.
That quote is from Reliance of the Traveler, the famous handbook of Islamic law.
The al-Taqeyya flows freely.
The authoritative and traditional Islamic rules of war can be summarized in the following
principles:
1. Non-combatants are not permitted or legitimate targets.This was emphasized explicitly time
and again
by the Prophet, his Companions, and by the learned tradition since then.
2. Religious belief alone does not make anyone the object of attack.The original Muslim
community was
fighting against pagans who had also expelled them from their homes, persecuted, tortured, and
murdered
them.Thereafter, the Islamic conquests were political in nature.
3. Muslims can and should live peacefully with their neighbors. And if they incline to peace, do
thou incline to
it; and put thy trust in God (al-Anfal 8:61). However, this does not exclude legitimate selfdefense and maintenance of sovereignty.
I already covered point one but:
Sahih Muslim
Book 019, Number 4321:
It is reported on the authority of Sa'b b. Jaththama that the Prophet of Allah
(may peace be upon him), when asked about the women and children of
the polytheists being killed during the night raid, said : They are from

them.

"Religious belief alone does not make anyone the object of attack" Is that so? Refer to 9:29, cited above.
And, to make it perfectly clear, examine these quotes from Reliance.
O9.8: The Objectives of Jihad

The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N:
provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if
they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the
non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4) -which is the significance of their
paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O:
and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim
poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High,...
O9.9

The caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslim (O: because they
are not a people with a Book, nor honored as such, and are not permitted to
settle with paying the poll tax (jizya) ) (n: though according to the Hanafi
school, peoples of all other religions, even idol worshippers, are permitted to
live under the protection of the Islamic state if they either become Muslim or
agree to pay the poll tax, the sole exceptions to which are apostates from Islam
and idol worshippers who are Arabs, neither of whom has any choice but
becoming Muslim (al-Hidaya sharh Bidaya al-mubtadi' (y21), 6.48-49) ).
"And if they incline to peace, do thou incline to it; and put thy trust in God (al-Anfal 8:61). However, this
does not exclude legitimate self-defense and maintenance of sovereignty." What does Sharia say about that;
what does the Caliph do, and why? Can you guess what was replaced by ellipses in that first quote above? Its
9:29! What the Hell is defensive about the commands contained in 8:39 & 9:29? Notice the quote of 8:61.
Lets have a look at the context.
8:59. And let not those who disbelieve think that they can outstrip (escape from the punishment).
Verily, they will never be able to save themselves (from Allâh's Punishment).
8:60. And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes,
missiles, artillery, etc.) to threaten the enemy of Allâh and your enemy, and others besides whom,
you may not know but whom Allâh does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of
Allâh shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly. [Hilali & Khan modernized
it a little. Lets see how Yusuf Ali translated it.] 8:60 Against them make ready your strength to
the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies,
of God and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom God doth
know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of God, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be
treated unjustly.
8:61. But if they incline to peace, you also incline to it, and (put your) trust in Allâh. Verily, He is
the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.
8:62. And if they intend to deceive you, then verily, Allâh is All-Sufficient for you. He it is Who
has supported you with His Help and with the believers.
8:63. And He has united their (i.e. believers') hearts. If you had spent all that is in the earth, you
could not have united their hearts, but Allâh has united them. Certainly He is All-Mighty, AllWise.
8:64. O Prophet (Muhammad)! Allâh is Sufficient for you and for the believers who follow you.

8:65. O Prophet (Muhammad)! Urge the believers to fight. If there are twenty steadfast persons
amongst you, they will overcome two hundred, and if there be a hundred steadfast persons they
will overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are people who
do not understand.

If a religion regulates war and describes circumstances where it is necessary and just, that does
not make that religion war-like, anymore than regulating sexuality makes a religion prurient. If
some have disregarded a long and well-established tradition in favor of utopian dreams where the
end justifies the means, they have done so of their own accord and without thesanction of
God,His Prophet, or the learned tradition.
What if it commands war? 8:39, 9:29 ? What if that command is mandatory, not optional?
2:216. Jihâd (holy fighting in Allâh's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it,
and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad
for you. Allâh knows but you do not know.
What if making war is the sole purpose of the relationship between Allah and his slaves?
9:111 Verily, Allâh has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the
price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allâh's Cause, so they kill (others) and
are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurât (Torah) and the
Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur'ân. And who is truer to his covenant than Allâh? Then rejoice
in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success .
What if Islam is not just martial but mercenary?
8:1 They ask you (O Muhammad) about the spoils of war. Say: "The spoils are for Allâh and
the Messenger." So fear Allâh and adjust all matters of difference among you, and obey Allâh
and His Messenger (Muhammad), if you are believers.
8:41 And know that whatever of war-booty that you may gain, verily one-fifth (1/5th) of it is
assigned to Allâh, and to the Messenger, ...
48:20 Allâh has promised you abundant spoils that you will capture, and He has hastened
for you this, and He has restrained the hands of men from you, that it may be a sign for the
believers, and that He may guide you to a Straight Path.
Sahih Muslim Book 019, Number 4327:
The spoils of war were not made lawful for any people before us, This is because Allah saw
our weakness and humility and made them lawful for us.
Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest
meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and
while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in
my hand."...
Sahih Bukhari Volume 3, Book 37, Number 495:

Narrated Abu Huraira:
Whenever a dead man in debt was brought to Allah's Apostle he would ask, "Has he left
anything to repay his debt?" If he was informed that he had left something to repay his debts, he
would offer his funeral prayer, otherwise he would tell the Muslims to offer their friend's funeral
prayer. When Allah made the Prophet wealthy through conquests, he said, "I am more
rightful than other believers to be the guardian of the believers, so if a Muslim dies while in debt,
I am responsible for the repayment of his debt, and whoever leaves wealth (after his death) it will
belong to his heirs. "
Bukhari Ch 61 # 2756: ...It is mentioned from Ibn 'Umar from the Prophet, may Allah bless him
and grant him peace, "My provision has been placed under the shadow of my spear, and
abasement and humility have been placed on the one who disobeys my command.

Forced Conversion
The notion that Muslims are commanded to spread their faith “by the sword” or that Islam in fact
was largely spread “by the sword” does not hold up to scrutiny. Indeed, as a political entity Islam
spread partly as a result of conquest, but the greater part of its expansion came as a result of
preaching and missionary activity.
First, lets examine the footnote to 2:190,
(V.2:190) Al-Jihâd (holy fighting) in Allâh’s Cause (with full force of numbers and weaponry) is
given the utmost importance in Islâm and is one of its pillar (on which it stands). By Jihâd Islâm
is established, Allâh’s Word is made superior, (His Word being Lâ ilaha illallâh which means
none has the right to be worshipped but Allâh), and His Religion (Islâm) is propagated. By
abandoning Jihâd (may Allâh protect us from that) Islâm is destroyed and the Muslims fall into
an inferior position; their honour is lost, their lands are stolen, their rule and authority vanish.
Jihâd is an obligatory duty in Islâm on every Muslim, and he who tries to escape from this duty,
or does not in his innermost heart wish to fulfil this duty, dies with one of the qualities of a
hypocrite.
Narrated ‘Abdullâh bin Mas‘ûd ‫رضي ال عنه‬: I asked Allâh’s Messenger ‫صلى ال عليه وسلم‬
"O Allâh’s Messenger! What is the best deed?" He replied, "To offer the Salât (prayers) at their
early fixed stated times." I asked, "What is next in goodness?" He replied, "To be good and
dutiful to your parents." I further asked, "What is next in goodness?" He replied, "To participate
in Jihâd in Allâh’s Cause." I did not ask Allâh’s Messenger ‫ صلى ال عليه وسلم‬anymore and if
I had asked him more, he would have told me more. (Sahih Al-Bukhâri, Vol.4, Hadîth No.41).
What is it the Caliph does, and why, according to Sharia?
9:33 It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the religion of truth
(Islâm), to make it superior over all religions even though the Mushrikûn (polytheists,
pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh) hate (it).
Sahih Bukhari Volume 6, Book 60, Number 80:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Verse:--"You (true Muslims) are the best of peoples ever raised up for
mankind." means, the best of peoples for the people, as you bring them with

chains on their necks till they embrace Islam.
At the end of the paragraph, they quote the Qur'an out of context, engaging in Kitman.
Indeed, we believe, and Muslims have always believed, that Whoso slays a soul not to retaliate
for a soul slain, nor for corruption in the land, it shall be as if he had slain mankind altogether
(al-Ma’idah 5:32).
Why don't they quote 5:33?
5:33. The recompense of those who wage war against Allâh 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.
Ibn Kathir has an explanation for this ayeh.
`Wage war' mentioned here means, oppose and contradict, and it includes disbelief, blocking
roads and spreading fear in the fairways. Mischief in the land refers to various types of evil.
Not believing in Allah is punishable by amputation or crucifixion!!!