The first section of verse 217 continues the weird killing rules during Ramadan that we discussed in the last reading. To sum up basically killing is bad, but its okay to kill if you are attacked during Ramadan. In fact you should kill attackers during Ramadan even if you don't want to. However, lets move on from this dark topic onto the far more interesting topic of what should be done to the apostate. After all we know what many Muslims believe about apostasy worldwide, so this is probably the most important verse we will deal with. But first lets look at the following figure.
"And whoever of you turns away from his religion and dies faithless —they are the ones whose works have failed in this world and the Hereafter. They shall be the inmates of the Fire, and they shall remain in it [forever]."
Well the answer is that 33 % of Muslims have no bloody idea what the Koran actually says. It very clearly states that the apostate will burn in hell, it says nothing about killing said apostate. Now how do we teach the retards that believe that it is okay to kill apostates that they do not understand their own holy book? The simple answer is that we cannot, so much for moderate Islam....
Verse 218 deals with Jihad, and how Allah forgives anyone that kills in his name.
"Indeed those who have become faithful and those who have migrated and waged jihād in the way of Allah —it is they who expect Allah’s mercy, and Allah is all-forgiving, all-merciful."
Perhaps this is why these Islamicgoat fuckers shout Allahu Akbar before killing, just so that Allah can know they are killing in his name and thereby gain immediate forgiveness. However, I should point out here that the word jihad can have more than one meaning, and as such this verse can also refer to the more benign internal struuggles that one has against personal sins.
Next we learn that Muslims should not use alchol or partake in gambling. I wonder if the Saudi princes have heard about these rules? But, lets not to pick on the family that rules a country where beheading and hanging are common. Instead lets see what Muslims shoudl do instead, and the answer is simple they should give to Allah what they can afford.
"They ask you concerning wine and gambling. Say, ‘There is a great sin in both of them, and some profits for the people, but their sinfulness outweighs their profit.’ And they ask you as to what they should spend. Say, ‘All that is surplus.’ Thus does Allah clarify His signs for you so that you may reflect"
Granted how much a person can afford is a very relative concept, which brings us to another relative concept and that is how to deal with orphan and other disadvataged people
"about the world and the Hereafter. And they ask you concerning the orphans. Say, ‘It is better to set right their affairs,"
As such we would expect all people to be equally looked after in Islamic countries, and that is not true when we consider the massive inequality and poverty that exists in some Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Turkey among others.
Lastly we get what is proabably a good piece of advice to heed for any non-Muslim,
"Do not marry idolatresses until they embrace faith. A faithful slave girl is better than an idolatress, though she should impress you. And do not marry [your daughters] to idolaters until they embrace faith. A faithful slave is better than an idolater, though he should impress you. Those invite [others] to the Fire, but Allah invites to paradise and pardon, by His will, and He clarifies His signs for the people so that they may take admonition."
So, lucky for us muslims cannot marry non-muslims. The problem with this is that a non-believer is considered less than a slave. Now anyone that has a little history will no that slaves were not even considered people, so what are non-muslims to think about the way they are considered by muslims? How are we meant to take anything a muslim says to be truth when they consider non-believers worse than the nothing covering the dirt attached to the chewing gum stuck onto their shoe?
Less than a slave (Source)
So again, just a few more reasons to show that Islam is a hypocritical and hate-filled religion.
The version of the Koran I am reading is the John Meadows Rodwell translation. An online version can be found at the al-quran.info website
Additionally, for commentary I am utilizing the commentary of Maulana Muhammad Ali which is available at muslim.org/english-quran/quran.htm