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Does Islam support the killing of disbelievers when they hurt your feelings? Is Islam truly a religion of peace?

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According to the holy Quran, killing the unbeliever is the last step a muslim should task. Following the actions of the noble prophets(pbuh) after our victory at Qurayza. First he give the nonbelievers the opportunity to convert and those who refused to follow the message of Allah were then executed. –  Hanif Feb 23 '13 at 11:22
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I think the question needs more explanation and details. What do you mean by "hurt your feelings"?

In general, you cannot kill a non-Muslim or Atheist or any human being unless there is a justified cause according to Islamic law. This is because Allah (the Most High) has commanded in Qur'an:

وَلَا تَقْتُلُوا النَّفْسَ الَّتِي حَرَّ‌مَ اللَّـهُ إِلَّا بِالْحَقِّ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ وَصَّاكُم بِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ

... kill not anyone whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islamic law). This He has commanded you that you may understand. [Al-A'nam:151]

In the tafsir of this Ayah, Ibn Kathir (Rahimahullah) mentions several hadith where the Prophet (sal'allahu alayhi wassalam) prohibited, warned and threatened against killing a Mu`ahid, i.e., non-Muslims who have a treaty of peace with Muslims. One such hadith is:

Narrated Abdullah bin `Amr:

The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, "Whoever killed a Mu'ahid (a person who is granted the pledge of protection by the Muslims) shall not smell the fragrance of Paradise though its fragrance can be smelt at a distance of forty years (of traveling).

حَدَّثَنَا قَيْسُ بْنُ حَفْصٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْوَاحِدِ، حَدَّثَنَا الْحَسَنُ، حَدَّثَنَا مُجَاهِدٌ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ مَنْ قَتَلَ نَفْسًا مُعَاهَدًا لَمْ يَرَحْ رَائِحَةَ الْجَنَّةِ، وَإِنَّ رِيحَهَا يُوجَدُ مِنْ مَسِيرَةِ أَرْبَعِينَ عَامًا ‏"‏‏.‏

In another hadith, he (sal'allahu alayhi wassalam) says :

... The asylum (pledge of protection) granted by any Muslim (even of the) lowest status is to be honoured and respected by all other Muslims, and whoever betrays a Muslim in this respect (by violating the pledge) will incur the Curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people; and Allah will accept from him neither repentance nor a ransom on the Day of Resurrection.

Now, you haven't mentioned in your question if the "non-muslim" has a treaty or agreement with Muslims or not. You haven't even mentioned what crime the non-muslim has done. "Hurting the feelings" could mean a lot of things. My feelings could get hurt if my boss scolds me. That is not a crime.

Islam is not what you think or I think or anyone thinks. Islam is what came through revelation and what was instructed by the Prophet (sal'allahu alayhi wassalam). And yes, Islam is a place for peace.

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hurt our feelings means if someone write or say against Islam and The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) or Make fun of this things. –  Yasir Adnan Feb 23 '13 at 14:18
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@YasirAdnan You should edit your question accordingly. Now, it is too vague to interpret what you mean by "hurting feelings". For example, you could ask what is the ruling for blasphemy. –  Abdullah Feb 23 '13 at 14:35
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