Wednesday, May 27, 2009

No Compulsion in Religion

Published by One Muslim under religion, truth on Saturday, February 14, 2009

Last few days, I read the article from a blog condemning Islam as the religion which says no compulsion in religion but force their believers to do this and that. After a while, I feel I want to clear the things up based on my own understanding.

The person used to be cited so many verse in Qur'an and by cruel describe all the means from his opinion and some referred to the very anti-islam idol. But I am thinking of, why he said like that? No doubt Qur'an is first written in Arabic so till the end of the day, its better to be that way. However, since we are living in different continents, Qur'an has been translated by various people with different languages. Thus this sometimes can give a slight dissimiliarities and tend to sometimes slipped somebody out from the exact meaning written in the Qur'an. Also, ,most of the times, people like us tend to reach the meaning of every words just in a small closed scoop, which is contrast with the best approach been told; by expanding our mind and see the words in Qur'an as a bigger place.

Al-Baqarah: 256...
Let there be no compulsion In religion: Truth stands out Clear from Error: whoever Rejects Evil and believes In Allah hath grasped The most trustworthy Handhold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth And knoweth all things.
So is it real no compulsion? No force? for me its YES!. No compulsion for each and every of you to believe/ not believing in Islam. Thats it, no compulsion for you non-muslim in the first place to accept and believe in Islam and all system in Islam. You have the words of God, you have a total freedom in chosing what religion you exactly want to believe with. Thats true but please don't misunderstood with the situation when you are in the religion, after you says shahadah, you are then a Muslim (which is common like in other religion, after you embrace that religion, you are automatically then bound to all of its rules of conduct). You can't just want to be in Islam but be an other Muslim following your on desire. Its not correct and if you do that you are not following the God, but you are following your own self. You are not following the religion of God, you are following the religion of yours.

So free to choose a religion but if we extend further, the Lord use the other verse for Muslim to help others see the truth, show others the evidence of true religion and the means inside. In doing that, we Muslim as a servent however have no right in forcing others to believe or far than that forcing others to embrace Islam as their religion.
If their spurning is hard on thy mind, yet if thou wert able to seek a tunnel in the ground or a ladder to the skies and bring them a sign,- (what good?). If it were Allah.s will, He could gather them together unto true guidance: so be not thou amongst those who are swayed by ignorance (and impatience)! (Al An'am: 35)
See? If Allah want to apply the force in religion, then there is no need the hard way in teaching others about Islam, there is no need for prophets, no need for us to spread the words of Islam. Thats simple, Allah want us as a human embrace Islam by our own will, after we are exposed to the truth, see the so many evidence of the truth, we are expected to use our own ability to see, think and accept the truth.
If it had been thy Lord's will, they would all have believed,- all who are on earth! wilt thou then compel mankind, against their will, to believe! (Yunus: 99)
Even all creatures (except satan) are willingly turn their head down towards the first human, Prophet Adam, accepting our ability to think better with our mind and follow the pure feeling of heart chosing what is good from what is bad. Thus it is our own duty now to be able to choose, as we are all have both what it takes to do that. Embrace Islam 100% by your own will and He is everytime welcoming.

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