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‘Verse of the Sword’ in Quran Explained (Verse 9:5) – Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Many islamophobes try to falsely use the Qur’anic verse 9:5, also known as the verse of the sword, to prove that Islam is a violent religion. In this talk Muslim theologian Dr. Yasir Qadhi explains in the video below how mainstream Muslims have understood this particular verse in the past and today. The verse in …

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Have Muslim Extremists Paid Their Penalties for Killing Innocent Muslims as Ordained in the Qur’an?

There is no doubt that more Muslims are killed at the hands of Muslim extremists than non-Muslims. My question is, have Muslim extremist groups paid their penalties for killing Muslims? The Qur’an commands Muslims to pay kaffarah (expiation) for killing a Muslim by mistake even at times of war. I mean they couldn’t be killing them intentionally …

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Muslim Youth And Radicalization

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The following is a comment by Yasir Qadhi which was posted on the Saving Our Youth from the Disease of Radicalism article on MuslimMatters.org.  I thought it was quite brilliant and helpful.  I hope that the Muslim youth who consider radicalization carefully ponder over the following verses of the Quran: O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for …

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