Here Agniveer exposes the favorite verse of Islam-means-Peace battalion after every terror attack. Know what qualifies a human as an innocent as per Islam.
Listen to any of the Zakir Naik videos or read any of his defense of terrorism not being a Muslim monopoly, and he would quote in his characteristic semi-stammering shoulder shrugging style: Quran Surah 5 Verse No 32 says that ” If you kill an innocent human, it is as though you have killed the entire humanity.” Almost similar is the statement of another popular stuttering star Shahrukh Khan when he eulogizes Islam for being religion of peace! (Sorry for the comment, but Zakir being a medical student, knows that one stutters and shrugs shoulders when he lies! At least he should know so if he actually remembers medical studies as well, as per his claims!)
Indeed a very noble thought, and Agniveer salutes all those great men and women who believe in the above verse with utmost sincerity. Agniveer also agrees that Zakir Naik is not providing a wrong reference. The only problem is that he is quoting the verse incomplete and using Taqiah to fool the world. Now Taqiah is an interesting concept used in several sects of Islam which means that it is fair to use deceit and fraud to defeat the enemy or non-Muslim.
To know the reality, let us review what the verse actually means as per leading translations and commentaries of Quran. Note that we only refer to authentic Islamic sites and books for reference and not sites of anti-Muslim kafirs who are bound to burn in Hell forever! With these Kafirs, we shall in any case be spending eternity after Judgement Day! For now, we shall only live in company of those with whom we shall never meet in Hell because they would be enjoying virgins in Heaven while our skins are being roasted in Hell!
Now this particular verse appears in different places in different versions of Quran. We are not sure where it actually appears in first Quran that was written 20 years after Muhammad’s death. But in new versions of Quran available today, it is verse 35 of Chapter 5 in some editions and verse 32 in others. Let scholars of Islam decide and explain this discrepancy in numbering of verses in final message of Allah. But for us, the focus is actual verse as given by various translators.
On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person–unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land- -it would be as if he slew the whole people: And if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our Apostles with Clear Signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.
Now several points are very clear from the verse:
a. This verse is applicable only for people of Israel, and that is why Muslims hate Jews so much!
b. The Allah of Quran did not know of world beyond Israel, or else the final message of Allah for whole world should have provided message for entire world and not only Israel! Though I appreciate the spirit of fanatics who now try to implement draconian inhuman teachings of this new Quran to entire world, as though entire world is Israel!
c. The verse provides the conditions of exception. Anyone who is corrupt can be killed. A corrupt person is not innocent as per Islam. So far so good. Even we believe that corruption should have severe punishment. But let us go a step further and see what exactly is corruption or innocence as per Islam. Tafseer-e-Jalalayn details this – corruption includes unbelief among other variants.
So in summary, if you are not a Muslim, or you disbelieve in Allah, Rasul, Quran, Angels, Judgment Day, Heaven, Hell you are not an innocent. You are corrupt and hence this verse is no way applicable to you. If you want to be innocent or not corrupt, accept Islam.
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