I read that forceful conversations done in the islamic history on the time of prophet Muhammad and also read that fight against non-muslims even if they don’t want to fight with you and want peace. So what was the context of these verses from the Quran.

“ There is no compulsion in religion…” (Qur’an, 2:256)

“Had your Lord wanted, all the people on earth would have believed. So will you force people to believe?” (Qur’an, 10:99)

“So warn them: your only task is to warn, you’re not supposed to force them.” (Qur’an, 88:21-22)

“He does not forbid you to deal kindly and justly with anyone who has not fought you for your faith and driven you out of your homes, God loves the just.” (Qur’an, 60:8)


The verses of peace are general virtues, and in fact the verses related to jihad against infidels are verses that are related to specific circumstances. They are general, that is, how it defines the treatment of ordinary people and infidels. One who is an infidel himself but has no enmity against Muslims and says you are your religion and I am my religion. But the verses of jihad against infidels actually mean jihad against infidels who incite sedition and take serious measures against Muslims and Islam. At the same time, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), some of the infidels and their tribes carried out negative and harassing acts against the Prophet and the Muslims without engaging in direct war with the Muslims. As far as the verses of jihad say, sedition is worse than killing.

And of course, at the end of verse 193 of Sura 2, it says that if the disbelievers did not take action against you and stopped sedition against the Muslims, do not fight them because you only have to fight the oppressors. Therefore, if the infidels recognize the existence of Islam and do not seek to intimidate and rape Muslims, they have the right to life and Muslims can have a relationship with them and travel in their cities.


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