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How is Islam a "religion of peace" when the Quran says that apostasy is punishable by death? [duplicate]

I have heard many claim that Islam is a religion of peace. If that's true then why are you not free to disbelieve? Supposedly apostasy is punishable by death according to Islam. (I read it in an ...
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Are muslims supposed to kill all non-believers?

I have heard that Muslims are supposed to slay non-believers because they are not Muslim. Is this true? Is this in the Quran? If it is, where is it stated like this? If not, what are the Quranic ...
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What is the real meaning and connotation of 'Jihad?'

From my days in a Christian seminary, I was taken to understand that there is a "lesser jihad" (the term most Americans assume is meant) and a "greater jihad" (which is the struggle against one's own ...
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Is it true that Islam is a religion of peace?

I noticed when looking at various discussions regarding Islam, Muslims say that the word Islam means peace. Then they provide some verses from the Quran and some stories of the prophet Muhammed being ...
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Is jihad an integral part of Islam?

After the Brussels attack, ISIS released a video that said this,"Every Muslim who is well aware of the history of Islam, knows that the holy war against infidels is an integral part of Islam, and ...
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Does the book "Reliance of the Traveller" play a significant role in Islam?

I sometimes see the book Reliance of the Traveller, or Umdat as-Salik, mentioned online (Wikipedia; Amazon). Judging from Google, it has found a role as a go-to manual for those who wish to criticise ...
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Did Prophet Muhammad call for Jihad to kill non Muslims or force them to convert? [closed]

I'm really doubtful about this question. I always thought Islam was a beautiful and peaceful religion. But what ISIS and al Qaeda are doing these days makes me think otherwise. All the Jihad in the ...
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Is Islam a religion of peace? Or a political system that perpetuates violence? [closed]

I want to consider a few of the uncountably many thoughts/common conceptions one might list here: more than 18,000 terror attacks in the last decade were claimed on behalf of Islam. There have been ...
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Why are people in your coumminity commiting violent acts in the name of your God? [closed]

I don't care if the question is closed.. its an honest question from someone who knows next to nothing about your religion. With so many different sources saying so many things, how can someone ...
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Did ulama actively oppose the caliphate's expansionism?

Wikipedia has a decent overview over early conquests of the Islamic empire. The expansion seems to have been one of the most rapid in history. I'm not aware of any Muslim scholar who opposed the ...