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How do non-violent Muslims explain the violent verses of the Koran?

The chronologically first verses about jihad revealed in Qur'an are (22:39-40) in those it can be seen that a call for war was allowed for Muslims based on an act of self defense and because of the ...
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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?

There are some verses which give us a different idea. Comments like "sell your cloak and buy a sword" and "I did not come to bring peace" are not entirely pacifistic comments; and one of his close ...
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What is the punishment for beating up your wife without a valid reason?

Bismillah. First off, a women is a very precious person in the view of her husband, her sons, her brothers, and her father. The third longest surah in the Quran (Al Nisa) is dedicated to the the ...
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Abusive spouse in dunya, relationship in the akhira?

In regards to spousal abuse changing the doctrinal position, the answer is no. Prior to entering Jannah, all potential causes of a future dispute will have been settled: عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ ...
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Context for "there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him"

The hadith has many versions from different narrators: Abdullah b. 'Umar reported that Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: The Jews will fight against you and you will gain ...
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Is "May our lives be sacrificed" a set Muslim phrase?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم As much as I made research, I couldn’t find the precise phrase as you mentioned that you said: May our lives be sacrificed for Prophet Muhammad ﷺ And apparently, this ...
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What is the punishment for beating up your wife without a valid reason?

There is no specific punishment. However, In the same verse that mentions beating, Allah sends a really strong warning to those who abuse this command: Men are in charge of women by [right of] what ...
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If the husband hits the wife in anger, can the wife hit back?

At the first place, there is no hitting each other in anger in Islam. Everyone is supposed to be patient and forgive each others' deeds. Hitting is not the solution. Although, this is a bit out of ...
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If the husband hits the wife in anger, can the wife hit back?

According to Islam, you cannot do more than the disadvantage which the second person caused …. (apparently) But I assume it is better to mention that according to the holy Quran, : «ادْفَعْ ...
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How do non-violent Muslims explain the violent verses of the Koran?

Every book needs a guider. Quran itself says that it needs an interpreter, to exactly avoid such confusions Quran has 6236 verses, it's a TERRIBLE mistake to take out a single verse without cross ...
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Is being non-Muslim-controlled sufficient for a country to be a target of lesser jihad?

No, according to Quran (chapter 60, verse 8): {Allah does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of religion and do not expel you from your homes - from being righteous toward them and ...
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Is this interpretation "wife beating is not allowed in Islam" valid?

My impression is that Answering Christianity is exploiting ambiguity: Wife beating any time and for any reason is never allowed in Islam. By writing "any time" and "any reason", it's natural to ...
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Why is Islam linked to terrorism and violence by global media?

Islam claims itself as the ideology of peace and humanity. Meanwhile, Islam is linked to terrorism, violence and extremism by global media. Why? For whatever reasons, there are people who commit ...
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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?

Divorce in islam is allowed for a reason, which is specially to protect women from this kind of behavior, here is a quote from al-islam.org, a direct answer to your question : It may be asked: ...
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Distribution of the blame on the rapist and the victim

And no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. And if a heavily laden soul calls [another] to [carry some of] its load, nothing of it will be carried, even if he should be a close relative. ...
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Suffering siblings abuse

I'm so sorry for what is happening. I don't have the best advice as I am stuck with toxic siblings too but thats why I wanted to send you a messege to let you know you're not alone. InShaAllah your ...
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Does the Qur'an promote violence?

There are many verses which says, catch them, kill them, slaughter them but... To understand those verses, you need to read before and after to clarify the context of the matter. Specially people ...
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What is the punishment for slapping someone's face?

Walakum assalam, You are correct that it is prohibited to hit the face as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, as narrated by Abu Hurayrah: “When any one of you fights, let ...
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Context for "there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him"

The Hadith depicts a certain time in the future, the context is not mentioned so we don't know much except the fact that this is prophesied to happen.
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