Death for Apostasy in Islam

Continuing our series of revelations regarding the TRUTH about Muslims and Islam, we are addressing the FACTS (not the false propaganda) about Apostasy and Islam.

Although Muhammad’s Quran and Sunna (teachings and practices of Muhammad) leave not an iota of doubt that those who leave Islam should be slaughtered, humanity is relentlessly assured by the followers of Muhammad and their apologists that the pagan Arabs accepted Muhammad’s Islam because of its sublime, moral, spiritual and judicial messages.

How true are these claims?

In Arabic, the word for apostasy is ridda which means the renunciation or abandonment of a religious or political belief or principle.

Apostasy in Arabic is (irtidad or ridda) commonly defined as the rejection of Muhammad’s version of Islam in word or deed by a person who had been a Muslim and now wanting to leave Islam.

When Muhammad died (632 AD), Abu Bakr – his father in law – was chosen by a very small clique of Muhammad’s companions to take over the leadership of the Muslim community called Al Khalifa (Caliphate). However, many Bedouin tribes that had converted to Muhammad’s version of Islam through terror, bribery or greed refused to recognize Abu Bakr’s leadership.

They regarded their allegiance to the Muslim community as having been a personal allegiance only to Muhammad himself – hence, when Muhammad died, so did their allegiance. This was the reality.

Abu Bakr refused to accept this and launched the Wars of the Ridda, or Wars of Apostasy, in order to combat and defeat the many apostates who existed throughout the Arabian Peninsula. Eventually, through slaughter and mass murder, Abu Bakr was able to re-impose the authority of Muhammadan Islam once again upon the unwilling Arabs of the Peninsula under his leadership from Mecca.

All four schools of Islamic jurisprudence (Mathahib) agree that a sane male apostate must be killed. A female apostate may be put to death according to some schools, or imprisoned, according to others.

As usual with Muhammad’s Quran, contradictions are the norm. For example, several verses assert that “the apostate is threatened with punishment in the next world only”; in others, there is little echo of these punishments in the next world however there are other traditions wherein the death penalty is mandated as in the following verses contradictory~

Al Baqara 2: 217: “And if any of you turn back from their faith [yartad] and die in unbelief [kafiroo] their works will bear no fruit in this life and in the Hereafter; they will be Companions of the Fire and will abide therein …”

Al Nisa 4:137: “Those who believe, then reject faith [kafaroo], then believe (again) and (again) reject faith [kafaroo], and go on increasing in unbelief, – Allah will not forgive them nor guide them on the way.”

Al Imran 3:90: “But those who reject Faith [kafaroo] after they accepted it, and then go on adding to their defiance of Faith, – never will their repentance be accepted; for they are those who have gone astray. As to those who reject Faith [kafaroo], and die rejecting [kuffaroo], – never would be accepted from any such as much gold as the earth contains, though they should offer it for ransom.” 

The jurist Al-Shafi’i interpreted these verses as providing the main evidence for apostasy being a capital crime in Islam.

Al Baqara 2:256: “Let there be no compulsion in religion: Surely the Right Path is clearly distinct from the crooked path.”

This particular verse is used relentlessly by the modern followers of Muhammad and their apologists to deceive most human beings who are ignorant of the facts about Muhammadan Islam into thinking that Islam is a ‘peaceful religion’.

The unwary are of course oblivious to the fact that this particular verse – among another 124 conciliatory verses – is abrogated/ overturned by the subsequent more devastating fighting and aggressive verses of the Medina Period. In this manner, people are invariably lulled into believing that Islam is a truly peaceful belief system.

Al Nisaa 4: 89: “[The Hypocrites] but wish that ye should reject faith [kafaroo] as they do and thus be on the same footing: but take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah. But if they turn renegades seize them and slay them [wa-qtuloohum] wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.

Al Tauba 9:5: “But when the forbidden months are past then fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them and seize them, beleaguer them and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war…”

For your information, this is called the “Fighting Verse” which abrogates at least 124 earlier conciliatory verses from Mecca.

Al Nahhl 16:106-109: “Anyone who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief [kafara], – except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith – but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty. This because they love the life of this world better than the Hereafter … Without doubt, in the Hereafter they will perish”

Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights~

“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

Article 306 of the Mauritanian Constitution (Islamic)~

“If a Muslim is found guilty of the crime of apostasy, either through words or through actions, he will be asked to repent during a three day period. If he has not repented within this time limit, he will be sentenced to death as an apostate and his property will be seized by the Revenue office.

“Every Muslim who refuses to pray will be asked to comply with the obligation to pray within the prescribed time limit. If he persists in his refusal, he will be punished by death.”

Islam is the only belief system in world history that mandates the murder of anyone who is either born into it or joins it but later changes his mind and decides to leave it. If it were such a great and ‘peaceful religion’, why act with such depraved indifference and brutality towards the conscience of the individual?

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4487 Narrated by Uthman ibn Affan

Abu Umamah ibn Sahl said: We were with Uthman when he was besieged in the house. … He came out to us, looking pale.

He said: They are threatening to kill me now.

We said: Allah will be sufficient for you against them, Commander of the Faithful!

He asked: Why kill me? I heard the Apostle of Allah say it is not lawful to kill a man who is a Muslim except for one of the three reasons: Kufr (disbelief) after accepting Islam, fornication after marriage, or wrongfully killing someone, for which he may be killed. I swear by Allah, I have not committed fornication before or after the coming of Islam, nor did I ever want another religion for me instead of my religion since Allah gave guidance to me, nor have I killed anyone. So for what reason do you want to kill me?

Uthman bin Affan, the third Khalifa, was subsequently murdered by other so-called Muslims.

Bukhari’s Hadith Collection~

Bukhari, volume 9, #17: Narrated Abdullah

“Allah’s Messenger said, ‘The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Messenger, cannot be shed except in three cases: in Qisas (equality in punishment) for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (Apostate) and leaves the Muslims.'”

Bukhari, volume 9, #57: Narrated Ikrima

“Some atheists were brought to Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event reached Ibn Abbas who said, ‘If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah’s messenger forbade it, saying, “Do not punish anybody with Allah’s punishment (fire).” I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah’s Messenger, “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.”

Bukhari, volume 9, #58: Narrated Abu Burda

“Abu Musa said … Behold there was a fettered man beside Abu Musa. Muadh asked, ‘Who is this (man)?’ Abu Musa said, ‘He was a Jew and became a Muslim and then reverted back to Judaism.’ Then Abu Musa requested Muadh to sit down but Muadh said, ‘I will not sit down till he has been killed. This is the judgment of Allah and his messenger,’ and repeated it thrice. Then Abu Musa ordered that the man be killed, and he was killed. Abu Musa added, ‘Then we discussed the night prayers..”

The facts as recorded by the Muslims themselves prove that most of the Bedouin Arabs who had rallied out of fear to the banner of Islam under Muhammad, changed their minds after his death.

It took almost two years of bloody fighting under the first Khalifa, Abu Bakr and under the generalship of Khalid Ibn al Walid, the mass murderer called ‘The Sword of Allah’, to subdue, subjugate and force those secessionists and apostates to return them – once more – to the fold of ‘peaceful Islam’; but of course, not through dialogue and conviction, but at the point and edge of swords.

Contrary to all the platitudes, disinformation, misinformation, lies and falsifications of the historical records propagated by the Muslims, Muhammad’s version of Islam was born by the shedding of a sea of blood in the Arabian Peninsula to start with, followed by the shedding of an ocean of blood of hundreds of millions of subjugated, humiliated and plundered peoples on three continents.

Muslims use TERROR: bloodshed by bombs, guns and swords continues to this day, not only against so called Infidels/Kuffar/Unbelievers but also against other Muslims of a different sect, as we see daily in the news media, all over the world.

The most revealing eye opener (even for the brain dead) is the following interview with Yusuf al Qaradawi, the foremost imam of Sunni Muslims about Apostasy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huMu8ihDlVA

Where al Qaradawi answers the question as to why Apostates from Islam are murdered.

He answered most truthfully but literally self destructively:

“Had it not been mandated in the Quran that Apostates must be slaughtered, THERE WOULD BE NO ISLAM”

Islam exits only through TERROR.

Case closed

Iraqi exile, Arabic speaker, scholar and author. Eager to debate any Imam or Infidel and ready to answer any question. Asserts that The Koran is not a Holy Book; it is a roadmap to total war with western civilization. I.Q. al Rassooli is among the foremost authorities in the world on the subjects of Islam.

Author of Lifting the Veil – his monumental trilogy of “Lifting the Veil: The True Faces of Muhammad & Islam” should be a must read for those who really want to know the facts.