Quotations from the Koran about killing Christians:
- 2:190-193 Fight in the cause of God,
those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for God loveth
not transgressors. And slay them wherever
ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned
you out: For tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; But
fight them not at the sacred Mosque unless they first fight you
there; But if they fight you, Slay them. Such is the reward
of those who suppress faith. But if they cease, God is Oft-forgiving,
Most Merciful. And fight them on until there
is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice
and faith in God; but if they cease, Let there be no hostility except
to those who practise oppression."
- 2:216-217 Fighting is prescribed for you,
and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which
is good for you and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But
God knoweth, and ye know not. They ask thee concerning fighting
in the Prohibited Month. Say: "Fighting therein is a grave (offense);
but graver is it in the sight of God to prevent access to the path
of God, to deny Him, to prevent access to the Sacred Mosque, and
drive out its members. Tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter.
Nor will they cease fighting you until
they turn you back from your faith if they can. And if any of you
turn back from their faith and die in unbelief, their works will
bear no fruit in this life and in the Hereafter; they will be Companions
of the Fire and will abide therein.
- 2:244-245 Then fight in the cause of God,
and know that God heareth and knoweth all things. Who
is he that will loan to God a beautiful loan, which God will double
unto his credit and multiply many times? It is God that giveth
(you) want or plenty, and to Him shall be your return.
- 4:74-77 Let those fight in the cause of
God who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter, to
him who fighteth in the cause of God, whether
he is slain or gets victory, soon shall We give him a reward of
great (value). And why should ye not fight in the cause of
God and of those who, being weak, are ill-treated (and oppressed)?
Men, women, and children whose cry is: "Our Lord! rescue us from
this town, whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from Thee
one who will protect; and raise for us from Thee one who will help!"
Those who believe fight in the cause of God,
and those who reject faith fight in the cause of evil: so
fight ye against the friends of Satan: feeble indeed is the
cunning of Satan. Hast thou not turned thy vision to those who were
told to hold back their hands (form fight) but establish regular
prayers and spend in regular charity? When (at length) the
order for fighting was issued to them, behold! a section
of them feared men as, or even more than, they should have feared
God: they say: "Our Lord! why hast Thou ordered
us to fight? Wouldst Thou not grant us respite to our (natural)
term, near (enough)?" Say: "Short is the enjoyment of this world:
the Hereafter is the best for those who do right: never will ye
be dealt with unjustly in the very least!
- 4:95-96 Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive
no hurt, and those who strive and fight in
the cause of God with their goods and their persons. God
hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight
with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto
all (in Faith) Hath God promised good: But those
who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at
home) by a special reward: Ranks specially bestowed by Him,
and Forgiveness and Mercy. For God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
- 5:51 O ye who believe! take not the Jews
and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They
are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you
that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily God guideth
not a people unjust.
- 5:72-73: They do blaspheme who say:
"God is Christ the son of Mary." But
said Christ: "O Children of Israel! worship God, my Lord and your
Lord." Whoever joins other gods with God, - God will forbid him
the garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrongdoers
be no one to help. They do blaspheme who say: God
is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except
One God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily
a grievous penalty will befall the
blasphemers among them.
- 8:12-15 Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message):
"I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I
will instil terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye
above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them."
This because they contended against God and His Apostle: If any
contend against God and His Apostle, God is strict in punishment.
Thus (will it be said): "Taste ye then of
the (punishment): for those who resist God, is the penalty
of the Fire." O ye who believe! when ye meet the Unbelievers in
hostile array, never turn your backs to them.
- 8:37-39: In order that God may separate the impure from the pure,
put the impure, one on another, heap them
together, and cast them into Hell. They will be the ones
to have lost. Say to the Unbelievers, if (now) they desist (from
Unbelief), their past would be forgiven them; but if they persist,
the punishment of those before them is already (a matter of warning
for them). And fight them on until
there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice
and faith in God altogether and everywhere; but if they cease, verily
God doth see all that they do.
- 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 (trick
in war for deceiving and outwitting the enemy);
but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular
charity, then open the way for them: for God is Oft-forgiving, Most
- 9:14 Fight them, and God will punish them
by your hands, cover them with shame, help you (to victory)
over them, heal the breasts of Believers
- 9:20 Those who believe, and suffer exile and fight
with might and main, in God's cause, with their goods and
their persons, have the highest rank in the
sight of God: they are the people who will achieve (salvation).
- 9:29 "Fight those who believe not
in Allah nor the last day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been
forbidden by Allah and his apostle nor acknowledge the religion
of truth of the people of the Book (the Jews and the Christians)
until they pay the Jizya [tax on non-Muslims]
with willing submission and feel themselves
- 9:41 Go ye forth, (whether equipped) lightly or heavily, and strive
and struggle [fight in war], with your goods and your persons,
in the cause of God. That is best for you, if ye (but) knew.
- 9:73 O Prophet! strive hard [wage war] against
the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them.
Their abode is Hell, - an evil refuge indeed.
- 9:123: O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers
who gird you about, and let them find firmness
in you: and know that God is with those who fear Him.
- 22:38-39 Verily God will defend (from ill) those who believe:
verily, God loveth not any that is a traitor to faith, or shows
ingratitude. To those against whom war is
made, permission is given (to fight) because they are wronged-and
verily, God is Most powerful for their aid
- 25:52 So obey not the unbelievers and fight
strenuously with them in many a strenuous fight.
- 47:4 Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers
(in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly
subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time
for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens.
Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had been God's Will, He could
certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He
lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others. But
those who are slain in the Way of God, - He will never let their
deeds be lost.
- 48:29: "Those who follow Muhammad are merciless
for the unbelievers but kind to each other."
- 60:4: We have renounced you; and enmity and hatred is begun between
us and you for ever, until ye believe in Allah alone
- 61:9-11 It is He Who has sent His Apostle with Guidance and the
Religion of Truth, that he may proclaim it over all religion, even
though the Pagans may detest (it). O ye who believe! shall I lead
you to a bargain that will save you from a grievous Penalty?- That
ye believe in God and His Apostle, and that ye strive
(fight) in the Cause of God, with your property and your persons:
that will be best for you, if ye but knew!
66:9 O Prophet! make war on the infidels and hypocrites, and deal
rigorously with them. Hell shall be their abode! and wretched the
passage to it!
Quotations from the Hadith about
- Hadith 1:13-- "I have been ordered by Allah
to fight with people till they bear testimony to the fact
that there is no God but Allah."
- Hadith 1.24 "Narrated Ibn `Umar: Allah's Apostle said: "I have
been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the
people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped
but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle, and offer the prayers"
- Hadith 1.25"Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle was asked, "What
is the best deed?" He replied, "To believe in Allah and His
Apostle (Muhammad). The questioner then asked, "What is the next
(in goodness)? He replied, "To participate
in Jihad (religious fighting) in Allah's Cause."
- Hadith 19:4294 "Fight against those who
disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war."
- Hadith 1:35 "The person who participates in Allah's cause (namely,
in battle). . will be recompensed by Allah either with reward or
booty or will be admitted to Paradise."
- Hadith 9:4 "Wherever you find infidels kill
them; for whoever kills them shall have reward on the Day of Resurrection."
- Hadith 9:50, 57 "No Umma (a member of Muslim community) should
be killed for killing a Kafir (an infidel). . Whoever
changes his Islamic religion, kill him."
- Sahih Muslim 4363: "You (the Jews) should know that the earth
belongs to Allah and His Apostle and I wish
to expel you from this land (Arabia)
- Sahih Muslim 4366 Narrated by Umar ibn al-Khattab. Umar heard
the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: I
will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and
will not leave any but Muslims
Quotations from Muslim leaders
about killing Christians:
- "Those who know nothing about Islam pretend
that Islam counsels against war. Those people are witless.
Islam says: 'Kill all the unbelievers just
as they would kill you all!' Does this mean that Muslims
should sit back until they are devoured by the infidel? Islam says:
'Kill them, put them to the sword and scatter
them.' Islam says: 'Whatever good there
is exists thanks to the sword.' The
sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for
the Holy Warriors! Does all this mean that Islam is a religion that
prevents men from waging war? I spit upon those foolish souls who
make such a claim." (Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini)
- "In the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because
of the universalism of the Muslim mission
and the obligation to convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion
or force. The other religious groups (Christianity and Judaism)
did not have a universal mission, and the holy war was not a religious
duty to them, save only for purposes of defense. (Ibn Khaldun, The
Muqadimmah: Ail Introduction to History, Islamic historian, 1377
- "Islam makes it incumbent on all adult males
to prepare themselves for the conquest of countries so that
the writ of Islam is obeyed in every country in the world." Ayatollah
Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian Shiite mullah)
- "the religion of Islam could be above all, so that all areas of
life could be guided by Islam, and so that
the earth could be cleansed from unbelief" (The Islamic Council
- "The foremost duty of Islam is to depose
the government and society of unbelievers (jahiliyyah) from
the leadership of man." (Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian)
- "Uniting the five pillars of Islam is the principle Jihad (lit.
struggle). In Islam a Muslim must struggle against himself and his
habits to submit fully to God. He must also struggle to guide his
family, relatives, and friends to bring them to Islam and to convey
the message of Islam itself. Since Islam is totalistic, Muslims
wherever they may be, must struggle and sacrifice their energy,
time, and material resources to establish Muslim congregations,
mosques, madrassas (religious schools) for the maintenance and spread
of Islam. Where Muslims make up a substantial
fraction of the population, they must struggle to establish the
Islamic Shariah (law) as their rule for living, with the aim to
ultimately establish a full Islamic state in which Islam would be
the ruling ideology and system. To understand this last point is
very important for it is part and parcel of Islam to seek its full
manifestation and where Muslims fail politically or economically,
they also fail spiritually. It is innate to Islam to be militantly
uncompromising with alien systems since all sovereignty and glory
belongs to God, to the Prophets (PBUH) and to the believers."
(Spirit of Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 1834-1984, Lindsay Holton,
1983 AD, Foreword by David Crombie, MP: Secretary of State and Minister
of Multiculturalism, Islam - A Dynamic Stability, by Camel Xerri
Abdullah Idris, Islamic Center Toronto Jami Mosque, p282-293)