Refuting the Hadith on the Offensive Jihaad

Very few Muslims have seen this particular hadith:

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 perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform a that, then they save their blood and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.”  (Book #2, Hadith #24)

Let us be very clear, here, the messenger of Allah, Muhammad ibn Abdullah, whom the Quran calls ‘the mercy to the worlds’ (as Traditionalists often tell us) said he was commanded to FIGHT THE PEOPLE (qatil an-naas) till the confess the shahada, pray and give zakat. If they do so, their BLOOD and property will be safe from him. The exception to this is Islamic law and their final reckoning.

Isn’t this a clear case of compulsion in religion? Fighting the people till they perform some tenets of Traditional Islam. There is no also doubt the extent of this war is also without any doubt – blood and property can be compromised if one doesn’t comply.

There is no need expound further on this hadith. It is clearly the biggest contradiction to the Quran there is! We Quranists need to call upon our Traditionalist cousins to question their scholars to remove this hadith and its similar types from hadith collections.

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One Response to Refuting the Hadith on the Offensive Jihaad

  1. Abdur Rab says:

    I would rather call for rejecting the Hadith altogether, not to expunge particular reports from Hadith books. Stories that are at odds with the Quran, scientific truth, or reason abound. The Hadith is untrustworthy – a great distraction from the Quranic message.

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