50 – IARLG – TRYING TO UNDERSTAND QUR’AN 9:5; Date: 28th January 2015; 9th or 10th Rabi-Al-Thani 1436

Date: 28th January 2015; 9th/10th Rabi-Al-Thani 1436;

Source1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmxGlUlHwc8;

Source2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Hudaybiyyah

Source3:  http://www.islamweb.net/prophet/index.php?page=showarticle&id=152037

ISLAMIC AL-JUMUAA REMINDER AND LEGACY GROUP (http://aljumaareminder.com/presents the true understanding of Qur’an 9: 5.

TRYING TO UNDERSTAND QUR’AN 9:5

Then when the Sacred Months (the 1st, 7th, 11th and 12th Months of the Islamic Calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikun (the idolaters, polytheists, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, pagans, etc) wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salat and give Zakat, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur’an 9:5)

It is very easy for a liar like [The Vagan Atheist] to lead the blind sheep who follow him to Hell; all he has to do is show [Qur’an 9:5] and hide [Qur’an 9:13] which shows that [Qur’an 9:5] was against ONLY a certain group who broke a treaty that was in place at the time (Treaty of Hudabiyyah) and started the fight.

Will you not fight a people who have violated their oaths (pagans of Makkah), and intended to expel the Messenger {S.A.W} while they did attack you first? Do you fear them? Allah has more right that you should fear Him if you are believers. (Qur’an 9:13)

And also hide [Qur’an 9:4] which forbade Muslims from harming the idolaters who didn’t break the treaty:

Except those of the Mushrikun with whom you have a treaty, and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor have supported anyone against you. So fulfill their treaty to them for the end of their term. Surely Allah loves Al-Muttaqun (the pious). (Qur’an 9:4)

Even in [Qur’an 9:5] itself, Allah gave the criminals a conditional chance to repent and avoid punishment:

…But if they repent and perform As-Salat and give Zakat, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur’an 9:5)

There are violent verses in the Qur’an [others are Qur’an 2: 191-194 which also involve the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah]; all a true thinker has to do is to read before and after the verses to understand them IN CONTEXT. This is how Muslims should read them.

Please let us not turn out to be like the blind sheep who only see [Qur’an 9:5]. We should not be brainwashed by liars. If it is too hard for us to think and investigate we might end up only seeing [Qur’an 9:5] and read it OUT OF CONTEXT.

QUICK SUMMARY OF THE TREATY OF HUDAYBIYYAH

The Treaty of Hudaybiyyah was an important event that took place during the formation of Islam. It was a pivotal treaty between Muhammad, representing the state of Medina, and the Quraish tribe of Mecca in March 628 (corresponding to Dhu al-Qi’dah, 6 AH). It helped to decrease tension between the two cities, affirmed a 10-year peace, and authorized Muhammad’s followers to return the following year in a peaceful pilgrimage, The First Pilgrimage.

Then the Prophet {S.A.W}, ordered that this agreement be written down, so he called his scribe, ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib  {may  Allah  be  pleased  with  him} and asked him to write: “In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Ever Merciful.”However, Suhayl remarked: “I do not know who is the Most Merciful. Therefore write, ‘In the Name of Allah’, just as we used to write it.” The Muslims insisted that they should write what the Prophet {S.A.W}, had asked for, but he, {S.A.W}, agreed that he would write “In the Name of Allah.” Then he {S.A.W} said: “Write: ‘This is what Muhammad the Messenger of Allah has agreed upon.’”Suhayl remarked, “By Allah, if we knew that you were the Messenger of Allaah we would not have prevented you from entering the Sacred House! So write Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullaah.” The Prophet, {S.A.W}, said: “I am the Messenger of Allah, even if you deny this. Alright! Write Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullaah.”

The statement of the treaty was as follows:

“In your name, O God!
This is the treaty of peace between Muhammad Ibn Abdullah and Suhayl ibn Amr. They have agreed to allow their arms to rest for ten years. During this time each party shall be secure, and neither shall injure the other; no secret damage shall be inflicted, but honesty and honour shall prevail between them. Whoever in Arabia wishes to enter into a treaty or covenant with Muhammad can do so, and whoever wishes to enter into a treaty or covenant with the Quraysh can do so. And if a Qurayshite comes without the permission of his guardian to Muhammad, he shall be delivered up to the Quraysh; but if, on the other hand, one of Muhammad’s people comes to the Quraysh, he shall not be delivered up to Muhammad. This year, Muhammad, with his companions, must withdraw from Mecca, but next year, he may come to Mecca and remain for three days, yet without their weapons except those of a traveller, the swords remaining in their sheaths.”

The treaty was quite controversial for many reasons. Originally, the treaty referred to Muhammad as the Messenger of God, but this was unacceptable to the Quraish ambassador Suhayl ibn Amr. Muhammad compromised, and told his cousin Ali to strike out the wording. But Ali said, “I will not be the person to rub it out”, after which Muhammad himself rubbed out the words. (Sahih al-Bukhari, 3:49:862 , Sahih Muslim, 19:4404 ).

Another point of contention, was that the Muslims objected over a clause of the treaty that said that any citizen from Mecca entering Medina was eligible to be returned to Mecca (if they wanted), while the reverse was not true, and any Muslim from Medina entering Mecca was not eligible to be returned to the Muslims, even if Muhammad himself requested. (Sahih al-Bukhari, 3:50:874 )

A condition was also placed that the Muslims could not enter for their pilgrimage at that time, but could return the following year. The treaty also assured a 10-year peace.

After the signing of the treaty, there was still great resentment and fury among the Muslims because they did not like its stipulations. Muhammad, binding onto the Islamic ethic “fulfill every promise” ordered that Muslims do exactly as the treaty says. Also, many Muslims thereafter objected, when Muhammad told them (thrice) to perform their rites there and then. (Sahih al-Bukhari, 3:50:891 )

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