Wednesday, June 08, 2016

What does the Religion of Peace Teach About... Killing for Allah to Avoid Hell
What does the  Religion of Peace  Teach About... Killing for Allah to Avoid Hell


All Muslims are to spend time in hell for their sins.  After paying for their sins in this fashion for a time determined by the crime, Muslims will then be allowed into paradise. 
Muhammad made an exception for prophets (ie. himself) and for anyone dying in battle for the cause of Allah's religion.


According to Muhammad, the only sure path to paradise is through Jihad. 

Although Muslims are to face the Last Day, where their time in hell is to be determined (with sins weighed against good deeds) Muhammad laid down an exception for martyrs - those who are slain in the cause of Allah - at a time when he conveniently needed them.  They get the fast track to Paradise where they wait on the rest (Qur'an (3:169-170)).  A martyr doesn't necessarily have to have killed anyone, but a Muslim is required to join the battle (if able) and at least make an attempt to kill (Qur'an (9:39))

Islam's teaching, in this regard, differs from that of other religions and certainly helps explain the violence:

Religion, for many, is often a major stabilizing force.  Islam, however, rather than offering tools to manage such anguish, dramatically promotes internal anxiety by keeping unobtainable any true degree of comfort that one has ultimately pleased Allah enough to avoid Islamic Hell. (FrontPage: Naming the Enemy)