Qur'an on; Tolerance, Peaceful Coexistence

It is generally misperceived that Qur’an [The Muslim Holy Scripture, The Last Testament] encourage violence. The contrary is true, as evident form some references quoted below:-

  • No compulsion, coercion in religion; 2:256 , 6:104,107; 88:21-26; 6:66,107; 10:108; 25:43; 39:41; 42:6; 4:80; 42:48; 3:20; 5:99; 16:3524:54; 29:18;42:48; 31:23; 18:29;
  • Some believe, some disbelieve, God will judge; 7:87
  • Sanctity of Human life ; 17:33
  • Killing one innocent human like killing humanity; 5:32
  • Help and  rescue the helpless oppressed old men, women, and children; 4:75
  • Warfare in self defense, Allah does not like transgressors.;2:190
  • Bigger Jihad (Jihad Kabira), through Qur’an (preaching);25:52.
  • Don’t fight nonbelievers who neither fought against your faith nor driven you out of your homes,  treat them justly; 60:8
  • No compulsion, coercion in religion; 2:256 , 6:104,107; 88:21-26; 6:66,107; 10:108; 25:43; 39:41; 42:6; 4:80; 42:48; 3:20; 5:99; 16:3524:54; 29:18;42:48; 31:23; 18:29;
  • Preaching Islam with wisdom, fair exhortation, and reason; 16:125
  • Non believers rewarded [in this world]; 13:26; 10:7; 53:29;  3:113-115; 42:20; 28:83,84; 18:46’ 20:131
  • Non believers communities not destroyed for disbelief  (only) if they behave righteously towards one an other; 11:117; 3:178
  • Muslims believe in all Previous Scriptures [Torah, Psalms, Gospel] & Prophets, Jews and Christians addressed honorability as “People of the Book”;3:199; 2:136,3:3-4, 57:26, 4:163, 2:79
  • Food [halal, permissible] of Christians and Jews allowed to be consumed; 5:5
  • Marriage with chaste Christians or Jewish women allowed; 5:5
  • Christians are nearest in affection to believers;5:82
  • Leave ignorant 7:199; 39:39-40; 109:4-6
  • Forgiving; 2:109
  • Some believe, some disbelieve, Allah will judge; 7:87
  • Insult not whom they worship besides Allah; 6:108
  • Protect places of worship Mosques, Churches, Synagogues;22:40
  • Aggression Forbidden, 2:190, 4:90, 60:8, Sin , 5:2
  • Forgive Jews who distort the Qur’an, 5:13
  • Bear with  non-believers,  45:14
  • Forgive readily, 42:36-37

Jihad [ Wider meanings, striving, struggling, endeavoring, warfare ] 9:14, 9:123, 22:39, 47:4, 48:16

    • Obligatory; 2:216
    • To rescue the helpless oppressed old men, women, and children; 4:75
    • Bigger Jihad (Jihad Kabira), through Qur’an (preaching);25:52.
    • In Allah’s cause, 4:74, 4:77, 4:84, 9:38-39, 9:41
    • Not for material gain, not to kill those seeking peace 4:94
    • Deliberate killing of believer, punishment is hell  forever;4:93
    • Part of faith; 49:15
    • Warfare [Qatelu, wa-Qatalu]; 2:216-217; 4 89-91.
    • In self defense; 2:190; 22:39; 60:8; 4:91
    • Killing only during hostilities in progress, 2:191, 4:89, 4:91, 5:33, 8:39, 8:57, 9:5, 9:12 ; 9:1-6
    • Don’t fight nonbelievers who neither fought against your faith nor driven you out of your homes,  treat them justly; 60:8
    • Aggression:Forbidden, 2:190, 4:90, 60:8, Sin, 5:2
    • Be brave, 4:104
    • Fighting between two groups of believers, 49:9
    • Do not be fainthearted crying for peace; 47:35
    • Exemptions, 9:122, 48:17
    • Asking for it for wrong reasons, 9:43, 9:45, 9:49, 9:86, 9:93
    • For helpless, 4:98, 9:91
    • For ill, 4:102, 9:91
    • If foes cease, then you must cease, 2:193, 4:90, 8:37, 8:61
    • Warfare forbidden during the four sacred months, 9:36
      • Unless attacked, 2:194, 2:217
    • Free slaves after fighting ends, 47:4
    • Go forth humbly, 8:47
    • Prepare well, 8:60
    • Repentance of recent belligerents, 5:34, 9:5, 9:11
    • When ordained, 2:190-193, 2:216-217, 4:91, 22:39, 60:8
    • Striving hard against disbelievers, 9:73, 25:52, 66:9
    • Striving hard in Allah’s cause, 2:218, 3:142, 4:95, 5:35, 5:54, 8:72, 8:74-75, 9:16, 9:19-20, 9:24, 9:44, 9:86, 9:88, 22:78, 29:6, 29:69, 49:15, 60:1, 61:11
    • Non-believing parents trying to persuade a believer to polytheism, 29:8, 31:15
    • Don’t create mischief [fasaad] in land; 28:77; 2:11-12;  2:60, 206, 3:63, 7:56
    • Wards off evil from those who are true believers:22:38-40
    • Suicide not Permissible; 2:195 ; 4:29
    • Sins forgiven, those participate in  the cause of Allah; 61:12-13; 4:95 3:157
1: Please consult : The Message of The Quran” by M Asad: available at link:

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