Invite People To The Truth With Grace

Islam was not spread by sword

The Quran urges Muslims to invite people to the truth with grace, elegance and wisdom. Muslims are urged to be peaceful in the face of provocation or ridicule by the nonbelievers. This is contrary to the orientalist assertions that the Islam inspires it’s followers to propagate Islam by violence and by coercion. The portrayal of Arabs carrying Quran in one hand and a sword in the other and converting or killing the infidels if they do not convert is a distortion of historical facts. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/according-to-the-quran_b_9102782

The Quran 16:125

“…Invite (all) to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious. For, your Lord knows the best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance.”

Be peaceful in face of provocation. Invite People To The Truth with grace

Be peaceful in face of provocation

Pagans of Makkah persecuted Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and his followers with physical torture, starvation, social boycott and killing forcing him to escape to Madinah fearing for his own life. A group of Makkan assassins haunted him while he was traveling hundreds of miles through the dessert. Even with this persecution of Muslims, the Quran commanded them not to speak disrespectfully to the pagan religious deities. The Quran recommended Muslims to excuse themselves from a discussion or a gathering that is engaged in ridiculing Islam or the Quran rather than engaging in an argument or in a heated discourse. http:// https://qpeace.net/?p=3120

The Quran 25:63. “..The servants of the Lord of Mercy are those who walk on the earth in humility, and who, when the ignorant ones address them (ridiculing their belief) they reply ‘Peace’…”

The Quran 6:108. ” [Believers], do not insult those who they (nonbelievers) worship beside Allah in case they, in their hostility and ignorance, insult Allah. To each community We make their own actions seem fair. But at the end they will return to their Lord and He will inform them of all they did.

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