Debunking The Myth That The Quran Endorses Violence

It is astonishing to see how some extremists love to cherry-pick verses out of the Quran in order to support their conclusion that Islam endorses violence against the innocent. Sadly, the ignorant, bigoted folk spew this further to the masses that Islam is a religion of violence. Let’s be clear – Muslims are never ordered to fight against the innocent. Neither the Quran nor the Hadith endorse violence against the innocent. However, as I have examined in many of verses in their historical context, the Quran does allow people to fight back in self-defence, in order to repel oppression, persecution, and tyranny.

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The following verses below are used by critics who espouse that Islam is a religion of violence. I have provided scholarly commentaries on the verses, in order to better understand the verses and clarify them through their historical context. Click on the links for more information.

1. Quran 2:178, 179 | ‘Qisas’

2. Quran 2:191

3. Quran 2:190 [Part 2]

4. Quran 2:216

5. Quran 2:216 [Part 2]

6. Quran 2:225

7. Quran 2:244

8. Quran 2:244 [Part 2]

9. Quran 3:28

10. Quran 3:28 [Part 2]

11. Quran 3:56

12. Quran 3:151

13. Quran 3:167

14. Quran 4:74-77

15. Quran 4:89

16. Quran 4:95

17. Quran 4:104

18. Quran 5:33

19. Quran 5:51

20. Quran 8:12

21. Quran 8:39

22. Quran 8:59-60

23. Quran 9:5

24. Quran 9:29 [Part 1]

25. Quran 9:29 [Part 2]

26. Quran 9:29 [Part 3] (2016)

27. Quran 9:29 [Part 4]

28. Quran 9:30

29. Quran 9: 38-39

30. Quran 9:41–42

31. Quran 9:73

32. Quran 9:88

33. Quran 9:111

34. Quran 9:123

35. Quran 17:16

36. Quran 18:65-81

37. Quran 21:44

38. Quran 24:4

39. Quran 25:52

40. Quran 47:3-4

41. Quran 47:35

42. Quran 48:17

43. Quran 61:4

44. Quran 61:9

45. Quran 61:10-12

46. Quran 66:9