Those converted by force sometimes later become fanatical followers of that religion. How then is such conversion inconsequential?

by Chaitanya CharanOctober 9, 2014

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  • nimai dasa
    October 9, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Firstly ,to a certain extent may seem that quran may support such forced conversions ,but there are certain verses in quran like Al-Baqarah 2.256 where it says

    “There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.”

    And further it says

    “The truth is from your Lord, so whoever wills – let him believe; and whoever wills – let him disbelieve “18 .29

    Thus the act of forceful conversion is not in harmony with such verses of quran ,and as every soul has a free will ,he will gradually come back to lord .

    • Chaitanya Charan das
      October 10, 2014 at 8:28 am

      Yes, this is widely quoted by Muslim moderates. But it is a part of the earlier revelation. And according to Kuran hermeneutics, it is superseded by the later revelation. And later there’s the Verse of the Sword that’s the favorite of extremists who do forced conversion:
      “Fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them.” Sura At-Tawba, 5

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