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What's Wrong With Islam & Muslims? and Islam's Mercenary Mission.
O-9.8: The Objectives of JihadThe caliph (o-25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o-11.4) -which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High,
"Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled" (Koran 9.29),
the time and place for which is before the final descent of Jesus (upon whom be peace). After his final coming, nothing but Islam will be accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until Jesus' descent (upon him and our Prophet be peace), which is the divinely revealed law of Muhammad. The coming of Jesus does not entail a separate divinely revealed law, for he will rule by the law of Muhammad. As for the Prophet's saying (Allah bless him and give him peace),
"I am the last, there will be no prophet after me,"
this does not contradict the final coming of Jesus (upon whom be peace), since he will not rule according to the Evangel, but as a follower of our Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) ).
The caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslim (O: because they are not a people with a Book, nor honored as such, and are not permitted to settle with paying the poll tax (jizya) ) (n: though according to the Hanafi school, peoples of all other religions, even idol worshippers, are permitted to live under the protection of the Islamic state if they either become Muslim or agree to pay the poll tax, the sole exceptions to which are apostates from Islam and idol worshippers who are Arabs, neither of whom has any choice but becoming Muslim (al-Hidaya sharh Bidaya al-mubtadi' (y-21), 6.48-49) ).
Why? Because that is what Allah commanded and Muhammad exemplified. The citations below are to the Qur'an and three Hadith collections, all of which are available on the web at a site maintained by the Muslim Student Association at the University of Southern California. [Web site changes rendered those links problematic, they have been changed to the King Fahd Complex and Muslim Access.] The citations are linked to that source. If you do not have web access, you can obtain a Qur'an translation at most large book stores. The Hadith may be more difficult to find.
The irreducible minimum you need to know about Islam is its nature:
mercenary & predatory
- Sahih Bukhari Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177
- Sunan Abu Dawud Book 14, Number 2526
- They can not and will not quit because of Allah's promise & threat:
The war against humanity began in 623 and continues to the present day. What will happen when Islam obtains the combination of nuclear weapons and reliable delivery systems? Do you really want to find out the hard way?
Tafsir are scholarly exegesis of the Qur'an using parallel verses and relevant hadith. Tafsir Ibn kathir is the most widely accepted and easily accessed. At http://www/qtafsir.com/ you can use a search engine to find ayat by the reference numbers cited above.
Sira are biographies of the Profit. You can purchase Guillaume's translation of Hishham's rescension of Sirat Rasool Allah as The Life of Muhammad.
The Sealed Nectar is accessible in pdf format on the web. That link will open to information about Moe's razia, ghazwat & sariya.