Tevbe 9:120.....It is not fitting for the people of Madina and the desert Arabs who dwell around them to fail to follow Allah’s Messenger and prefer their lives to his life, because nothing they could suffer or do, but was reconed to their credit as a deed of righteousness, whether they suffered thirst, or fatigue, or hunger in the way of Allah, or took a step which provoked the disbelievers or received from the enemy a gain. Allah does not lose the wages of good.
1 Peter 3:8.....Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous,
1 Peter 3:9.....Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing, but on the contrary, blessing, knowing that ye should inherit a blessing.
1 Peter 3:10.....For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile;
1 Peter 3:11.....Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it.
1 Peter 3:12.....For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is aginst them that do evil.
Tevbe 9:38.....O you who believe! What is the matter with you that when you are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah you cling heavily to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world to the Hearafter? But little is the comfort of this life as compared with the Hearafter.
Allah Plots for War Enfal 8:30.....And when those who disbelieve plot against you (O Muhammad) to wound you fatally, or to kill you or to drive you out; they plot, but Allah (also) plots; and Allah is the best of plotters.
Jeremiah 29:11.....For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not evil...
Habakkuk 1:13.....thou are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity.
Allah Wills for Fighting Enfal 8:42.....When you were on the near bank (of the valley on the Madina side) and they were on the farther side, and the caravan was below you (on the costal plain). And you had set a time to meet one another you surely would have failed to keep it, but (it happened, as it did, without forethought of either of you) that Allah might conclude a thing that must be done; that he who perished by a clear proof (of His Sovereignty) and he who survived might survive by a clear proof (of His sovereignty). Assuredly, Allah in Truth is Hearer, Knower.
----------------------------------------------------------------- Ezekiel 18:23.....Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD, and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
Ezekiel 18:32.....For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD; wherefore, turn yourselves, and live.
Ezekiel 33:11.....Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn ye, turn from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
2 Peter 3:9.....The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 Timothy 2:22.....Flee also youthful lusts, but follow righteousness, faith, love, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
1 Thessalonians 5:13.....be at peace among yourselves.
1 Thessalonians 5:14.....Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
1 Thessalonians 5:15.....See that none render evil for evil unto any man, but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
1 Thessalonians 5:22.....Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Allah Loves Those Who Fight Saff 61:4*.....Allah loves those who fight for His cause in ranks, as if they were a solid structure.
John 8:44.....Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Galations 5:19.....Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Galations 5:19.....Envyings, murders, drunkeness, revelings and the like; of which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Timothy 1:5.....Now the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and of a good consience, and of faith unfeigned.
1 Timothy 1:18.....This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which pointed to thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare,
1 Timothy 1:19.....Holding faith, and a good conscience, which some, having put away concerning faith, have made shipwreck.
1 Timothy 1:20.....Of who are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. 7.
Fighting was the Way of Allah
For All the Previous Prophets Tevbe 9:111.....Allah has bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden will be theirs. They shall fight in theway of Allah, kill and be killed; that is a promise that is binding upon Allah in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur’an. Who is more faithful to His promise than Allah? Rejoice then in the bargain you have made with Him. That is the supreme triumph.
Hajj 22:78.....And fight for Allah, the right fight for him. He has chosen you, and has not laid upon you in religion any hardship; the faith of your father Abraham. He named you Muslims previously, and in this (Scripture), that the Messenger may be a witness against you, and that you may be a witness against all people. Therefore, observe the prayer, and pay the Zekât, and hold fast to Allah, for He is your Patron. An excellent Patron, and an excellent Helper!
Ahzab 33:7.....And (remember when) We took from the prophets a Covenant, and from you (O Muhammad) and from Noah and Abraham and Moses and Jesus son of Mary. We took from them a solemn covenant;
Ahzab 33:8.....That He may ask the loyal of their loyalty. And He has prepared a painful doom for the unfaithful.
2 Corinthians 11:15.....Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.
Commanded & Obligatory 8.
True Believers Subscribe to Fighting Tevbe9:44.....Those who believe in Allah and the last Day will never ask you to exempt them from fighting with their wealth and their lives. Allah knows well the righteous.
Kaf 49:15.....The true believers are those who have faith in Allah and His Messenger, and do not doubt, and who fight for His cause with their wealth and their lives. They indeed are the truthful ones.
James 4:1.....From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not here, even of your lusts that war in your members?
James 4:2.....Ye lust, and have not; ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain; ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
James 4:3.....Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
James 4:4.....Ye alduterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever, therefore, will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
James 4:5.....Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy.
James 4:6.....But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
James 4:7.....Submit yourselves, therefore, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Commands and Encouragement to Fight Bakara 2:244.....Fight for the cause of Allah, and know that Allah is Hearer, Knower.
Nisa 4:71.....O you who believe! Take your precautions, then go forth in parties (to jihad), or go forth all together.
Nisa 4:76.....Those who believe fight for the cause of Allah; and those who disbelieve fight for the cause of tâghût. So fight the minions of Satan. Assuredly, the devil’s strategy is ever weak.
Nisa 4:84.....So fight! (O Muhammad) for the cause of Allah. You are not responsible (for anyone) except for yourself, and rouse the believers. Perhaps Allah will restrain the might of those who disbelieve. Allah is stronger in might and stronger in inflicting punishment.
Enfal 8:65.....O Prophet! Urge the believers to fight. If there be of you twenty steadfast they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a hundred steadfast they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are a people without intelligence.
Tevbe 9:14.....Fight them! Allah will punish them by your hands and humble them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people.
2 Corinthians 10:5.....Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
The Law of Retribution or Reciprocity
An Eye for an Eye Bakara 2:178.....O you who believe! The Law of retribution is prescribed for you in the matter of the murdered; the freeman for the freeman, the slave for the slave, and the female for the female. For him who is forgiven somewhat by his (injured) brother, prosecution shall be according to useage, and payment to him in kindness. This is an alleviation and a mercy from your Lord. He who transgresses after this shall have a painful doom.
Bakara 2:179.....In this (law of) retribution there is life for you.
Bakara 2:194.....A sacred month for a sacred month, and sacred things (too are subject to) reciprocity. If anyone attacks you, attack him with the like of that with which he attacked you. And fear Allah, and know that Allah is with the Godfearing.
Ma’ida 5:45.....And We ordained for them therein: The life for the life, and the eye for the eye, and the nose for the nose, and the ear for the ear, and the tooth for the tooth, and for wounds retaliation. But, if any one remit the retaliation (by way of charity), it is an act of atonement for himself. And whosoever judges not by what Allah had revealed, such are the wrongdoers.
Nahl 16:126.....If you punish, then punish with the like of that wherewith you were afflicted. But if you endure patiently, this is indeed better for those who are patient.
Hajj 22:60.....Whoever punishes with the like of that with which he was punished, and then is (again) oppressed, Allah is Relenting, Forgiving.
Shura 42:39.....And those who, when great wrong is done to them, defend themselves,
Shura 42:40.....The recompense of an ill-deed is an ill-deed like thereof. But whosoever pardons and seeks reconciliation, his reward iw with Allah. Lo! He does not love the wrong-doers.
Shura 42:41.....And those who avenge themselves after they have been wronged, cannot be held blameworthy.
Matthew 5:38.....Ye haveheard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth; (Exodus 21:22-25, Leviticus 24:17-22, Deuteronomy 19:19-21)
Matthew 5:39.....But I say unto you that ye resist not evil, but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the
Luke 6:27.....But I say unto you that hear, love your enemies, do good to them who hate you,
Luke 6:28.....Bless them that curse you, and pray for them who despitefully use you.
Luke 6:29.....And unto him that smiteth thee on the cheek, offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also.
Luke 6:30.....Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
1 Thessalonians 5:15.....See that none render evil for evil unto any man, but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
Hebrews 10:30.....For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
Fighting is a Test of the Believers from Allah Al-i İmran 3:140.....If you have suffered a wound, so did the (disbelieving) people (at Badr). We alternate these vicissitudes among mankind so that Allah may know those that believe, and choose witnesses (or: martyrs) from among you. And Allah does not love the wrongdoers.
Al-i İmran 3:166.....That which befell you on the day when the two armies met was by permission of Allah; that He might know the true believers.
Al-i İmran 3:167.....And that He might know the hypocrites, to whom it was said: “Come, fight for the cause of Allah, or defend yourselves.” They answered: “If only we could fight we would follow you.” On that day they were nearer to disbelief than faith. They were saying a thing with their mouths which was not in their hearts. And Allah is best aware of what they hide.
Tevbe 9:16.....Or, did you think that you would be left (without a trial) before Allah had known which of you fought valiantly, and chose none as intimate friend other than Allah and His messenger and the believers? Allah has full knowledge of what you do.
Muhammad 47:4.....Now, when you meet the disbelievers in the battle-field, first smite their necks; then when you have crushed them completely, bind (the prisioners) tight. Then either grace or ransom, until war lays down her burdens. That is the ordinance. And if Allah had willed, He would Himself have dealt with them. But (He has adopted this way) so that He may test some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He will not render their actions vain.
Acts 23:1.....And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in good conscience before God until this day.
Acts 24:16.....And in this do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men.
2 Corinthians 4:1.....Therefore, seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not,
2 Corinthians 4:2.....But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to everyman’s conscience in the sight of God.
Moral Issues 12.
Fighting is Obligatory for You,
Even Though You May Not Think it is Right Bakara 2:216.....Fighting is obligatory for you, though it be disliked by you; but it may be that you hate a thing although it is good for you, and love a thing although it is bad for you. Allah knows, but you do not.
Romans 14:23.....And he that doubteth is condemned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith; for whatever is not of faith is sin.
1 John 3:15.....Whoso hateth his brother is a murderer; and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life.
No Personal Responsibility or Conscience
for Having Killed Others
“Allah Made Me Do It”
Enfal 8:17.....You (believers) slew them not, but Allah slew them. And you (Muhammad) did not throw when you threw, but Allah threw, that He might test the believers by a fair test from Him. Truly Allah is Hearer, Knower.
James 1:13.....Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man;
James 1:14.....But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
James 1:15.....Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. 14.
Would a Holy God Encourage People
to Curse their Enemies? Bakara 2:159-160*....Those that hide the clear proofs and guidance We have revealed, after We have proclaimed them in the Scriptures, shall be cursed by Allah, and by those who have the power to curse.
Al-i İmran 3:61*....And those who dispute with you concerning him (Jesus), after the knowledge which has come to you, say (to them): "Come! Let us summon our sons and your sons, and our women and your women, and ourselves and yourselves, then we will pray humbly and invoke the curse of Allah upon those who lie.”
Maide 5:64.....The Jews say: “Allah’s hand is fettered.” Be their hands fettered and be they cursed for saying so. Nay, but both his hands are outstretched. He gives as He pleases. But the revelation which has been revealed to you from your Lord is certain to increase in most of them their obstinate rebellion and disbelief; and We have cast among them enmity and hatred till the Day of Resurrection. As often as they light a fire for war, Allah extinguishes it. Their effort is for corruption in the land, and Allah loves not those who work corruption.
Genesis 12:3.....And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curseth thee.
Proverbs 24:17.....Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth.
Luke 6:27-31*....But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.
Romans 3:12-14.....“Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit...” “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness...” “...and the way of peace they do not know.”
Romans 12:14.....Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
James 3:9-10.....With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.
Killing is Not the Worst Thing You Can Do Bakara 2:191.....Kill them wherever you find them; drive them out of the places from which they drove, for tumult and persecution are worse than killing.
Bakara 2:217.....Say: To fight (in a sacred month) is a grave matter; but barring people from the path of Allah, denying people form the Inviolable Sanctuary is far graver in His sight. Tumult and persecution are worse than killing.
James 2:10.....For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
James 2:11.....For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
Fighting is Good for You Tevbe 9:41.....March forth, lightly armed and heavily, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of Allah. That is best for you if you but knew it.
Ankebut 29:6.....And whosoever strives, strives only for himself, for Allah is altogether Independent of (His) creatures.
Saff 61:11.....You should believe in Allah and His messenger, and should strive for the cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives. That is better for you, if you but knew it.