Is ISIS really adopting Islamic teachings?

Lets go back to Iraq & Syria and what's happening there. First, countries were occupied and stolen in the name of God which is the same as Muhammad's mates did. Muhammad's mates are the people who lived with him and believed in his prophecy during his lifetime. They had no problem in spreading Islam by the sword, forcing the natives to choose between converting to Islam or paying "al-Jezia", which is an amount of money similar to taxes, or leaving their countries and a last choice of being killed. This is exactly what happened in al-Mosel, Christians displaced in thousands while there belongings and homes were seized.

“Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.” - Surat At-Tawbah : Verse # 29

Another brutal act ISIS does is, amputating the hands of thieves and whipping who commits adultery or stoning them to death if they were married

The [unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse - lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of Allah , if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment. - Surat An-Nur : Verse #2

[As for] the thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they committed as a deterrent [punishment] from Allah. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise. - Surat Al-Ma’idah : Verse # 38

There is also a Hadith about this this topic. A Hadith is a line Muhammad said.

Al-Bukhari & Muslim

How about killing others just because they are not Muslims? Well even though Muhammad ordered his followers to respect other religions’ followers, he still did not do it himself. Nevertheless there are other verses in Quran and Hadiths Muhammad said that actually disrespect the others and permits killing them and even describe them as animals!

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“It is not permissible to spill the blood of a Muslim except in three [instances]: the married person who commits adultery, a life for a life, and the one who forsakes his religion and separates from the community.” - Surat Al-‘Anfal : Verses # 38-39

The example of those who disbelieve is like that of one who shouts at what hears nothing but calls and cries cattle or sheep - deaf, dumb and blind, so they do not understand. - Surat Al-Baqarah : Verse # 171

Muhammad did not tolerate criticism he faced during his lifetime. A poet called Ka’b Ben Al-Ashraf was killed by the orders of Muhammad because he wrote poetries against him. And a lot of other poets.

Islam defenders refer to the verse “There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion” (Al-Baqarah 256) to prove that Islam is tolerant and does not force people to do the acts of worshiping god like praying or fasting, yet Muhammad said that a kid should be beat if he or she doesn’t pray. Actually if a Muslim leaves Islam he should be killed according to Islamic teachings (refer to the Hadith above) and they still insist that its the most tolerant religion in the world!

“Command your children to perform Salat (prayer) when they are seven years old, and beat them for (not offering) it when they are ten, and do not let (boys and girls) sleep together.”

Riyad as-Salihin: The Book of Miscellany

If this is still ok for you, what do you know about Islam and women? When ISIS kidnaped women to sell them, they were literally acting like Muhammad, since he used to take the women after winning the wars against other tribes. Well as Islam suggests, a slave female should be a non-Muslim and a man can sell her and give her as a gift or set her free since he owns her. Even Muhammad had a lot of slaves, and he sat one free and married her! By the way, yes it is the same as boko haram did when they kidnapped women to sell them.

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