This page illustrates how Muslims “whitewash” Islam by their reiteration of a few verses from theKoran without actually having any conception of their true context. As you have already read above, it is important to look at the verses in their proper context. So we are told by Muslims themselves. And particularly the context in which the verse has been proclaimed as a revelation.
We provide with the following verses the true meaning as given in the Hadith/traditions of Muhammad, Tafsir/influential Koran commentaries, or Sira/biographies of Muhammad, these being the genuine sources that the learned Islamic scholars use for their own pronouncements and prescriptions. And this appears to turn out quite a bit different from what they would like people to believe. In fact, their meaning often appears exactly the opposite of what we are told.
This verse is amongst the most popular, or even the most popular, in the Koran. Especially in Western countries, Muslims stand in dire need of this kind of sentiment. In Islamic nations, this verse is taken in its ‘proper context’ and means something quite different. For a religion like Islam, with its thousands of imperatives and impositions of detailed rules and regulations, “no compulsion” is already in se a contradiction. Read further.
Verse 5.32: whoever kills one person, ... he shall be as if he had killed the whole of mankind
This verse is the second most popular one in the Koran. It is always brought up when a Jihadi kills a “Muslim activist”, and “enemy of Islam”. Example : the murder of Theo van Gogh. Then is it solemnly declared that Islam utterly condemns the killing of innocent persons. “The Koran leaves no doubt on this point”, so Muslims never tire of telling us. Read further for the complete picture.
Topics which we will explain to you in the future:
109.6: For you, your religion; for me, my religion
8.61. And when they incline towards peace, you too incline towards peace and place your trust in Allah.
The stoning of adulterers is not mentioned in the Koran
The killing of apostates is not stated in the Koran
The Islamic faith is not a monolithic faith
The Shariah is not imposed in like manner in all Islam nations