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Exposing the deceit method of Sam Shamoun on the topic “Fighting All People until They Do What? – Quranic contradiction.


By Ahmed Eldin



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Sam Shamoun summarize his “Quranic contradiction” by saing:


To summarize the contradictions:

  • Q. 9:29 along with certain Islamic narrations teach that Muslims are to fight all the unbelievers until they pay the Jizya and feel subdued. This presupposes that Islam allows even pagans to live under Muslim rule without having to convert to the Islamic faith.
  • Q. 9:1-6, 28, 30-33 all say that Muslims are to kill those who associate other beings with God, including Jews and Christians, until they repent and become Muslims. The hadith literature provides attestation that this is precisely what Muhammad commanded, specifically, that he (and subsequently his followers) was to fight all the people until they became Muslims. This naturally assumes that Jews and Christians, not just the pagans, must convert to the Islamic faith or die.


Simple answer to the Contradiction – maker Shamoun:


Soura 9:29 deals first with the unbelievers (Pagans, Christians, Jews, Hindus, etc)


If they pay the jizya(tax) the can remain to their religion if not they must be fought. And of course under circumstances in order to defend Islam and not going out killing and fighting innocent unbelievers. I am asking now. So what? Each and every country pay taxes. A Muslim in a non-Muslim country pay taxes if he is not, then the government will fight him. So why the non-Muslim no to pay tax to Muslim countries? Actually the Zakah ( charity) that a Muslim pay is more than the jizya that a non Muslim pay.


Please for more detail on soura 9:29 read:




Shamoun afraids to mention that Soura 9:1-6 deals with Pagans Meccans that persecuted and fought  Prophet Muhammad and his followers. Read to verify:


009:001]  A (declaration) of immunity from God and His Apostle, to those of the Pagans with whom ye have contracted mutual alliances:-

[009:002]  Go ye, then, for four months, backwards and forwards, (as ye will), throughout the land, but know ye that ye cannot frustrate God (by your falsehood) but that God will cover with shame those who reject Him.

[009:003]  And an announcement from God and His Apostle, to the people (assembled) on the day of the Great Pilgrimage,- that God and His Apostle dissolve (treaty) obligations with the Pagans. If then, ye repent, it were best for you; but if ye turn away, know ye that ye cannot frustrate God. And proclaim a grievous penalty to those who reject Faith.

[009:004]  (But the treaties are) not dissolved with those Pagans with whom ye have entered into alliance and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor aided any one against you. So fulfil your engagements with them to the end of their term: for God loveth the righteous.

[009:005]  But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

[009:006]  If one amongst the Pagans ask thee for asylum, grant it to him, so that he may hear the word of God; and then escort him to where he can be secure. That is because they are men without knowledge.



So it is obvious that the Quranic verses talking about these specific Pagans and this specific time of the Prophet Muhammad. Shamoun try to generalize this by saying that this is the attitude of a common Muslim believer, but he fails.


Shamoun claimed that Soura 9:28 says to kill those who accociate others with God. Read and find out how he lied again. Here is the verse:


009:028]  O ye who believe! Truly the Pagans are unclean; so let them not, after this year of theirs, approach the Sacred Mosque. And if ye fear poverty, soon will God enrich you, if He wills, out of His bounty, for God is All-knowing, All-wise.


Here also, we read about the specific time and people that these verse refer.  


Shamoun also claims that Soura 9:30-33 promotes killing to those who accociate others with God. Read again the verse and check for your own  how he lied.


 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of God, and the Christians call Christ the son of God. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. God's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!

[009:031]  They take their priests and their anchorites to be their lords in derogation of God, and (they take as their Lord) Christ the son of Mary; yet they were commanded to worship but One God: there is no god but He. Praise and glory to Him: (Far is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him).

[009:032]  Fain would they extinguish God's light with their mouths, but God will not allow but that His light should be perfected, even though the Unbelievers may detest (it).

[009:033]  It is He Who hath sent His Apostle with guidance and the Religion of Truth, to proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it).


Where is the killing? The verses speak about the false idea to ascribe partners with Allah not to kill them.



Last Shamoun posted a hadeeth which says:


It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah, and he who professed it was guaranteed the protection of his property and life on my behalf except for the right affairs rest with Allah. (Sahih Muslim, Book 001, Number 0030)

Then Shamoun says :


“The hadith literature provides attestation that this is precisely what Muhammad commanded, specifically, that he (and subsequently his followers) was to fight all the people until they became Muslims”


This saying is not for going out and killing innocent unbelievers. Prophet Muhammad said that for the protection of Islam, And referred to the people that want to prevent Islam exactly like the Pagans in Mecca did or to put obstacles in the way of Islam. In addition, the word “fighting” does not mean necessarily to kill or to harm but to struggle against false ideologies and religions either by writing refutations against Christian missionaries like Sam Shamoun or speaking against them.


Quran states:


[002:190]  Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for God loveth not transgressors.


[005:087]  O ye who believe! make not unlawful the good things which God hath made lawful for you, but commit no excess: for God loveth not those given to excess.


[060:008]  God forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for God loveth those who are just.


From Soura 60:8 we clearly understand that Muslims must not fight people (unbelievers) that do not harm Muslims concerning faith or drive the Muslims out of their homes. However, if the unbelievers fight the Muslims about their faith and drive them out of their homes then they have the right to fight them. In other words Muslim fights only for defensive reasons.


Quran also stands for freedom of religion:


[002:256]  Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in God hath grasped the most trustworthy hand- hold, that never breaks. And God heareth and knoweth all things.


So as you see, Shamoun exposed by the Holy Quran. The verses that calls contradictory are in a perfect harmony each other if you read the context. Actually this is what Shamoun himself believes. He say:


“Although this may solve the contradiction within the Quran it doesn’t help resolve the problems raised by the hadith literature.”


Sam Shamoun is just ignorant about the hadiths, that’s all.



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