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Does the Qur'an promote violence?

If Islam is a religion of peace, then why violence verses are there in the Quran? How can Muslims justify this?
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Abusive spouse in dunya, relationship in the akhira?

From what I understand, it seems to be a pretty mainstream (if not consensus) opinion that married couples where both parties go to paradise will be married in paradise as well (see e.g. When a woman'...
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Is it permissible to ask for help from social services and press charges against a husband who badly abuses his wife for no reason?

If a husband is excessively beating his wife and abusing her mentally, sexually, emotionally and physically, this is clearly a case of domestic violence. Is it permissible to press charges and get ...
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If the Islamic prophet considered Jesus to be a prophet, why did he teach holy war and live by the sword?

Jesus taught pacifism both in his teaching and by example: King James Bible Matthew 26:52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall ...
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If a Muslim woman were beaten by her husband who believes his actions are Sharia compliant, how can she rectify the situation?

M. Arnez, Empowering women through Islam: Fatayat NU between tradition and change, J. Islamic Studies, 2010 (doi), writes: [Indonesian women's organization] Fatayat NU strongly moves against a ...
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What is the punishment for slapping someone's face?

I have heard that slapping someone's face is forbiden in Islam. I want to know what is the punishment for it.
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Is this interpretation “wife beating is not allowed in Islam” valid?

Answering Christianity writes: 1- Wife beating is not allowed in Islam! Wife beating anytime and for any reason is never allowed in Islam. There is however a questionable condition where ...
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Why is Islam linked to terrorism and violence by global media? [closed]

Islam claims itself as the ideology of peace. (“ …whosoever killeth a human…, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of ...
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Is violence especially discouraged during Ramadan? And what about lesser jihad?

Is violence especially discouraged during Ramadan? I've heard people talk about Ramadan as a month that's meant to be peaceful, but I'm worried that they may be Christians who think that if Christmas ...
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Does Islam have a concept of “innocent lives”? What qualifies?

In the Guardian article Australia's imams council denies grand mufti justified Paris attacks, a press release by the Australian National Imams Council said in part There is no justification for the ...
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How do non-violent Muslims explain the violent verses of the Koran?

For context: I am not a Muslim. In the wake of the most recent terrorist attacks in Paris, I would like once again to ask the question: "Does Islam promote violence?" I realize this question has ...
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Is being non-Muslim-controlled sufficient for a country to be a target of lesser jihad?

Is being non-Muslim-controlled sufficient reason for a country to be the target of lesser jihad? For example, as far as I know Cambodia hasn't attacked any Muslim countries, and currently allows ...
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Do most Muslims not acknowledge the beliefs of ISIS as a form of Islam? [closed]

In an interview I heard on CSPAN with Jessica Stern (I found the same point documented online in this article), she claims that most Muslims do not acknowledge ISIS as a form of Islam in the same way ...
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Is Lord Shiva a messenger of Allah? Is it blasphemy to claim so? Is it legit to place a bounty on the head of someone making this claim? [closed]

Recently there was an episode in India where a cleric declared that Lord Shiva had been a messenger of Allah. How correct is that claim? Is it blasphemy to claim so? Also, on hearing this, another ...
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Is “May our lives be sacrificed” a set Muslim phrase?

I came across a poster saying May our lives be sacrificed for prophet Muhammad ﷺ Is "May our lives be sacrificed" a phrase that occurred around the time of Muhammad, or is it a modern phrase?
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Context for “there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him”

What context, if any, is there for the following, which is referred to in the charter of at least one major political organisation nowadays? The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims ...
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If the husband hits the wife in anger, can the wife hit back?

If there was a misunderstanding between the husband and wife and if the husband hits the wife in anger, can the wife hit back?
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Why should Islam be given special treatment when it comes to religious sensitivity? [closed]

For the sake of full disclosure, I am a former muslim turned atheist and am asking this because I genuinely would like to see how muslims justify what is happening at the moment. As a former muslim ...
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Why are some Muslims so 'aggressive'? [closed]

I just watched this video on Youtube. It was really moving. I get sad and upset. How can people actually treat others like that? I know the title of my question is quite inaccurate, but how come ...