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  Apostasy in Islam
Apostasy or irtidãd in Islam is equal to treason.
In Islam, the concept of treason is not limited to political and military aspects; it also has a spiritual and cultural dimension to it.
Apostasy, i.e., the public declaration of rejecting the fundamentals of Islam, has also negative influence on the Muslim society; it is indeed a major fitna.
www.al-islam.org /short/apostasy/5.htm   (840 words)

  
  Apostasy in Islam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apostasy in Islam (Arabic: ارتداد, irtidād or ridda) is commonly defined as the rejection of Islam in word or deed by a person who has been a Muslim.
And the obliging of the reverters from Islam (apostates) to repent.
In the period of the giant Islamic Caliphate, apostasy was considered treason, and was accordingly treated as a capital offense; death penalties were carried out under the authority of the Caliph, the most famous such incidents being the Martyrs of Cordoba.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apostasy_in_Islam   (5653 words)

  
 Islam and apostasy : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For Muslims, apostasy - the renunciation of one's religious faith - is a sin punishable by death in many parts of the Islamic world.
In the earliest days of Christianity, apostasy was regarded as an unpardonable sin, and in many parts of the Islamic world, apostasy is still a capital offence.
It’s part history of dissent and apostasy in Islam, and part collection of testimonials from former Muslims from all around the world, some writing anonymously, others willing to risk their lives by using their real names, and all writing about what it was about the Islamic faith that made them want to leave it.
sf.indymedia.org /mail.php?id=1625807   (2331 words)

  
 Apostasy in Islam
Apostasy or irtidãd in Islam is equal to treason.
In Islam, the concept of treason is not limited to political and military aspects; it also has a spiritual and cultural dimension to it.
Apostasy, i.e., the public declaration of rejecting the fundamentals of Islam, has also negative influence on the Muslim society; it is indeed a major fitna.
al-islam.org /short/apostasy/5.htm   (840 words)

  
 Islam - Apostasy
Islam has thus become an essential element of the basic order of the state and the state is obligated to enforce the Islamic order.
Accusations of apostasy, blasphemy, heresy, desecration of the Qur’an, insulting Islam or Muhammad are all part of the spectrum of weapons in the arsenal of the self-appointed guardians of “true” Islam.
The field of apostasy and blasphemy and related “crimes” is thus obviously a complex syndrome within all Muslim societies which touches a raw nerve and always arouses great emotional outbursts against the perceived acts of treason, betrayal and attacks on Islam and its honour.
www.exorthodoxforchrist.com /islam_-_apostasy.htm   (10886 words)

  
 Death for Apostasy in Islam
The apostasy of a Muslim individual whose parents have also been Muslim is a very infectious, dangerous and incurable disease that appears in the body of an ummah (people) and threatens peoples lives, and that is why this rotten limb should be severed.
And punishment by death for apostasy from Islam is firmly rooted in the most holy Muslim texts-both the Koran, and the hadith-as well as the sacred Islamic Law (the Shari'a).
Leaving Islam is the ugliest form of unbelief (kufr) and the worst.When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostasizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.
www.aina.org /news/20060327153220.htm   (1630 words)

  
 Islam Watch - "Apostasy in Islam" by Ibn Kammuna
Islam and I mean true Islam, does not allow any individual in the Muslim community to change their beliefs by rejecting Islam and/or believing something else, say Buddhism or Christianity.
Islam bashers have time and again tried to carry the point by pointing out that Islam orders the killing of a person if he or she reverts to another religion from Islam.
He then adds in the case of apostasy “renunciation of the faith and conversion to disbelief is admittedly the greatest of offences, yet it is a matter between man and his Creator, and its punishment is postponed to the day of Judgement.
www.islam-watch.org /Kammuna/Apostasy-in-Islam.htm   (5131 words)

  
 Apostasy In Islam - Sharia Vs Islam By Rehman Faiz
Although it is considered that the Sharia law has been inspired by the Quran yet in fact it has been developed and evolved through medieval Islamic periods with the will and efforts of the then Islamic rulers.
It is important to note here that the Quran authorizes death penalty for murder and other horrendous crimes, not for apostasy: "You shall not kill any person - for GOD has made life sacred - except in the course of justice.
The critical challenge produced by the modern issues is the way to assess the contemporary Muslim clerics in directing Muslims towards a profound, vivid and practical way to lead peaceful, interactive and coordinated lives with other inhabitants of the global village.
www.countercurrents.org /faiz280306.htm   (1203 words)

  
 Apostasy and Islam
That Islam is by choice is unambiguously stated in the Qur'an and reflected in the Prophetic legacy.
Islam advocates both freedom of religion and freedom of conscience, a position supported by verses in the Quran, Islam's revealed text …; ‘Religious decisions should be matters of personal choice, not a cause for state intervention.
Apostasy conflicts with a variety of foundation texts of Islam and with the current ethos of human rights, in particular the freedom to choose one's religion.
apostasyandislam.blogspot.com   (14504 words)

  
 Apostasy or Riddah
The punishment of an apostate in Islam is death.
On the contrary, apostasy according to the provisions of the Shariah is a capital crime.
Yet in relation to apostasy they have extended the cases in which the punishment can be carried out, through broadening the words and acts which might be considered as formal apostasy, to an extent entirely beyond the actual meaning of apostasy, the changing one's religion.
www.muhammadanism.org /Government/Government_apostasy_1.htm   (13818 words)

  
 Dhimmi Watch: Islam, Apostasy, and Human Rights
Finally, according to the Shafites it is not only apostasy from Islam that is to be punished with death, but also apostasy from other religions when this is not accompanied by conversion to Islam.
If he persists in his apostasy and was not recently converted to Islam, he will be put to death.” The Penal Code of Mauritania of 1984, article 306 reads: “…All Muslims guilty of apostasy, either spoken or by overt action will be asked to repent during a period of three days.
Apostasy is a capital offence under the Muslim laws of "sharia" enforced in Yemen.
www.jihadwatch.org /dhimmiwatch/archives/001590.php   (3061 words)

  
 The Consequences of Apostasy from Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The very possibility of a sustained double-mindedness and a repeated turning from Islam implies that the ultimate penalty is not applicable to one who commits an initial act of apostasy.
Islam must stand on the excellence of its own teachings and needs no protective shield against exchange of views at the intellectual level...
This refreshing attitude, while running contrary to the Hadith and the laws of orthodox Islam as taught and practiced by the fuqaha of Islam over the centuries, is nevertheless sound from a rational point of view and one not opposed to the teaching of the Qur'an.
answering-islam.org /Gilchrist/Vol1/8d.html   (2105 words)

  
 Apostasy & Blasphemy in Islam by Syed Mumtaz Ali
Apostasy - "According to Muslim Law, a male apostate, or murtadd, is liable to be put to death if he continue obstinate in his error; a female apostate is not subject to capital punishment, but she may be kept in confinement until she recant.
Islam does not believe in the principle of separation of the spiritual and the temporal, the sacred and the profane nor the church and the state.
Islam repudiates entirely the latest version of the philosophy of western democracy in which the west accepts the absolute sovereignty of the people, the absolute powers of legislation rest in the hands of the people, lawmaking is their prerogative and legislation must correspond to the mood and temper of their opinion.
muslim-canada.org /apostasy.htm   (10632 words)

  
 Islamic Apostates' Tales   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Apostasy is still punishable by long prison sentences and even death in many Islamic countries such as Pakistan and Iran, and as many of our authors have relatives in those countries, whom they regularly visit, it is common sense and simple prudence not to use their real names.
Warraq begins Leaving Islam with a detailed survey of the theological-juridical underpinnings of apostasy based upon verses from the Qur’an and hadith (words or deeds attributed to the Prophet Muhammad) and written opinions from all four classical schools of Sunni Islamic jurisprudence.
For people like me, the victims of Islam in power, it was suffocating to listen to and to have to refute endless tales to justify the terror and bloodshed committed by Islamic movements and Islamic governments in Iran and in the region.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/Printable.asp?ID=9000   (2893 words)

  
 The Punishment of Apostasy in Islam - Part 1: Qur`anic Perspective
Islam as taught by God and the Messenger is beautiful and the best way to improve the image of Islam is to understand it properly and then represent it faithfully.
Had the Qur`an not mentioned apostasy at all, we could have perhaps argued that there was no occasion for the Qur`anic revelation to deal with this subject and it was therefore left for the Holy Prophet to deal with.
That the death penalty for apostasy conflicts with the Qur`anic perspective is also shown by those verses in which it is stated that the Messenger came not as a watcher over people but only as one who clearly declares the truth: 5:92, 99, 13:40, 16:35, 82, 24:54, 29:18, 36:17, 42:48, 64:12.
www.islamicperspectives.com /Apostasy1.htm   (6231 words)

  
 The Punishment of the Apostate According to Islamic Law
The truth of the matter is this: If Islam is truly a "religion" in the sense that religion is understood at present, surely it would be absurd to prescribe the penalty of execution for those people who wish to leave it because of their dissatisfaction with its principles.
Islam alone, while making them tributaries and providing them with the greatest possible freedom of action, gives them place within its borders and tolerates many of their activities that directly conflict with the foundation of the Islamic state and society.
Islamic jurisprudence is not confined to the punishment of apostasy.
answering-islam.org.uk /Hahn/Mawdudi   (19047 words)

  
 The Consequences of Apostasy from Islam
Many of the jurists of Islam have held that the murtadd (apostate) should be given three days or three public opportunities to return to Islam and is only to be put to death if he refuses to do so.
The very possibility of a sustained double-mindedness and a repeated turning from Islam implies that the ultimate penalty is not applicable to one who commits an initial act of apostasy.
This refreshing attitude, while running contrary to the Hadith and the laws of orthodox Islam as taught and practiced by the fuqaha of Islam over the centuries, is nevertheless sound from a rational point of view and one not opposed to the teaching of the Qur'an.
www.answering-islam.org /Gilchrist/Vol1/8d.html   (2105 words)

  
 Annaqed (English Section) - Islamic Studies - The Punishment for Apostasy from Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This death sentence is in effect whether or not the apostasy occurred in an Islamic state or not.
However, there are a number of Quranic verses that pertain to apostasy, and they shed some light on the punishment for apostates.
Note also Muhammad’s fear and hatred of and toward those that have left Islam – he claims that they will “do evil in the land and violate the ties of blood.” Perhaps his mistake assumption is his justification for ordering the killing of apostates.
www.annaqed.com /english/is/the_punishment_for_apostasy_from_islam.html   (2079 words)

  
 Islam Review - Presented by The Pen vs. the Sword Featured Articles . . . Islam: the Facade, the Facts The rosy picture ...
Islam: the Facade, the Facts The rosy picture some Muslims are painting about their religion, and the truth they try to hide.
Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult.
This is the goal behind the course on Islam that is currently being taught to the 7th graders in the California public school system and other schools around the country.
www.islamreview.com   (1384 words)

  
 Apostasy in Islam - Indonesia Matters   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Traditionally apostasy has been punishable by death in Islam, the most recent almost-case of this being that of Abdul Rahman in Afghanistan.
Gus Dur writes in FrontPage magazine on why he thinks that Islam does not, in fact, permit the execution or murder of those who choose to leave the religion.
Finding verses on apostasy in Quran does not invalidate Wahid’s claim that Islam in reality does not permit execution, because Wahid does not believe that in reality one should follow the scripture and verses according to their literal meaning.
www.indonesiamatters.com /392/apostasy-in-islam   (388 words)

  
 ex-Muslims Denounce Islam
On one hand the choice of faith is left to the individual and God tells Muhammad that is is not to force faith on them and immediately he makes an exception with those who choose to reject Islam after accepting it.
This is an flagrant proof of the cultic nature of Islam.
The following verse is about the Meccans who after accepting Islam did not want to emigrate at Muhammad's behest or wanted to go back to Mecca, to their homes and lives.
www.faithfreedom.org /Articles/sina/apostasy.htm   (760 words)

  
 IslamonLine.net   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If a sane person who has reached puberty voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be punished.‏ In such a case, it is obligatory for the caliph (or his representative) to ask him to repent and return to Islam.
If he apostatizes from Islam and returns several times, his return to Islam, which occurs when he states the two Testifications of Faith, is accepted from him, although he is disciplined.
In addressing the issue of apostasy it is important to keep in mind the time, circumstances and the conditions that existed at the time of a particular ruling or judgment.
www.islamonline.net /fatwa/english/FatwaDisplay.asp?hFatwaID=38268   (561 words)

  
 Islam Watch - "Apostasy in Islam" by Imran Hossain
She has mentioned some verses that support the liberality in Islam and apostasy can not punishable by death.
Therefore, apostasy is prohibited in the pure Islamic countries, and is punishable by mutilating (till death).
Shouldn't Syeda agree with me? Islam apologists like her do not want to agree, but this is their own wish that does not match with Islam.
www.islam-watch.org /ImranHossain/apostasy_in_islam.htm   (1193 words)

  
 Tabsir » Apostasy in Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This issue of apostasy — leaving Islam — resurfaced last week in the case of an Afghan man who proudly claimed he had converted to Christianity.
In such a case, it is obligatory for the caliph (or his representative) to ask him to repent and return to Islam.
The subject of apostasy is one that many Muslims are reluctant to engage, which leaves the field open for Islamophobes.
www.tabsir.net /?p=160   (1194 words)

  
 Apostasy in Islam: Introduction
Today, apostasy in Islam is a very complex and sensitive issue.
Some believe that this sentence is to be carried out "whether or not the apostasy occurred in an Islamic State or not.
"The punishment for apostasy from Islam," at: http://members.tripod.com/~Islam_Unveiled/apost.html
www.religioustolerance.org /isl_apos2.htm   (861 words)

  
 Apostates: Should they be killed or saved?
While Islam was weak and still growing among Jews, Christians and Pagans, Muslims did not have the full and complete religion that they needed.
To protect Islam from such Satanic attempts done by a group of the people of the book (Jews and Christians), Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him ordered the death of those who enter Islam and leave it.
So long as Islam was not organized, with its own community and its own laws, the unbelievers and the Hypocrites from the People of the Book and the Pagan Arabs had hoped to wean the believers from the new teaching.
www.answering-christianity.com /apostates.htm   (3464 words)

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