Means Apostasy :The renunciation or abandonment of a religious or political belief or principle.
Apostasy in Islam (Arabic: irtidad or ridda) is commonly defined as the rejection of Islam in word or deed by a person who has been a Muslim.
All five major schools of Islamic jurisprudence agree that a sane male apostate must be executed. A female apostate may be put to death, according to some schools, or imprisoned, according to others.
It is clear from the verses of the Quran that "the apostate is threatened with punishment in the next world only" however "in traditions, there is little echo of these punishments in the next world ... and instead, we have in many traditions a new element, the death penalty."
2: 217They ask thee concerning fighting in the Prohibited Month. Say: "Fighting therein is a grave (offence); but graver is it in the sight of Allah to prevent access to the path of Allah to deny Him to prevent access to the Sacred Mosque and drive out its members. Tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter. Nor will they cease fighting you until they turn you back from your faith if they can. And if any of you turn back from their faith [yartad] and die in unbelief[kafiroo] their works will bear no fruit in this life and in the Hereafter; they will be Companions of the Fire and will abide therein
2:256. "Let there be no compulsion in the religion: Surely the Right Path is clearly distinct from the crooked path."
3:72 "A section of the People of the Book say: "Believe in the morning what is revealed to the believers, but reject it [akfuroo] at the end of the day; perchance they may (themselves) Turn back... "
3:90-91 "But those who reject Faith [kafaroo] after they accepted it, and then go on adding to their defiance of Faith,- never will their repentance be accepted; for they are those who have (of set purpose) gone astray. As to those who reject Faith [kafaroo] , and die rejecting [kuffaroo] ,- never would be accepted from any such as much gold as the earth contains, though they should offer it for ransom. For such is (in store) a penalty grievous, and they will find no helpers."
4:48 "Those who blasphemed and back away from the ways of Allah and die as blasphemers, Allahshall not forgive them."
4: 89They [the Hypocrites]but wish that ye should reject faith [kafaroo] as they do and thus be on the same footing (as they): but take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (from what is forbidden). But if they turn renegadesseize them and slay them [wa-qtuloohum] wherever ye find them;and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.
4:137"Those who believe, then reject faith [kafaroo] , then believe (again) and (again) reject faith[kafaroo], and go on increasing in unbelief,- Allahwill not forgive them nor guide them on the way."
9:5 But when the forbidden months are past then fight and slay the paganswherever ye find them and seize them beleaguer them and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
16:106-109 "Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief [kfara],- except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith - but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty. This because they love the life of this world better than the Hereafter... Without doubt, in the Hereafter they will perish."
Shafi'is interpret verse 2:217 as adducing the main evidence for the death penalty in Qur'an.
*** In all the relevant Quranic verses quoted above, there is no mention of an EARTHLY RETRIBUTION against an APOSTATE but only in the AFTERLIFE.
There is no mention of a DEATH PENALTY either.
The Sharia' follows the SUNNA of Muhammad and NOT the Quran ***
Hadith: Collections of the sayings of Muhammad.
Hudud: Punishments for spiritual or religious crimes.
Irtidăd: Literally: "turning back". The act of apostasy -- leaving Islam for another religion or for a secular lifestyle.
Murtadd: Literally: "one who turns the back." An apostate.
Murtad Fitri: Literally: apostate - natural. A person born of a Muslim parent who later rejects Islam.
Murtad Milli: Literally: apostate - from the community. A person who converted to Islam and later rejected the religion.
Shari'a: (aka Shariah) Islamic law.
Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance."
Article 306 of the Mauritanian Constitution-
"If a Muslim is found guilty of the crime of apostasy, either through words or through actions, he will be asked to repent during a three day period. If he has not repented within this time limit, he will be sentenced to death as an apostate and his property will be seized by the Revenue office. Every Muslim who refuses to pray will be asked to comply with the obligation to pray within the prescribed time limit. If he persists in his refusal, he will be punished by death."
*** Muhammadan Islam is the ONLY'religious belief system'that mandates the murder of anyone who joins it but later changes one's mind and decides to leave it.
If it were such a gteat and 'peacful religion', why act with such depraved indifference towards the conscience of the individual? ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 6.298Narrated byAbu Huraira
Allah's Apostle said, "No child is born except on Al-Fitra (Islam) and then his parents make him Jewish, Christian or Magian, as an animal produces a perfect young animal: do you see any part of its body amputated?" Then he recited:
"The religion of pure Islamic Faith (Hanifa),(i.e. to worship none but Allah), The pure Allah's Islamic nature with which He (Allah) has created mankind. Let There be no change in Allah's religion (i.e. to join none in Allah's worship). That is the straight religion; but most of men know not..." (30.30)
Sunan of Abu-DawoodHadith 4487Narrated byUthman ibn Affan
AbuUmamah ibn Sahl said: We were with Uthman when he was besieged in the house. There was an entrance to the house. He who entered it heard the speech of those who were in the Bilat. Uthman then entered it. He came out to us, looking pale.
He said: They are threatening to kill me now.
We said: Allah will be sufficient for you against them, Commander of the Faithful!
He asked: Why kill me? I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say:
It is not lawful to kill a man who is a Muslim except for one of the three reasons:Kufr (disbelief) after accepting Islam, fornication after marriage, or wrongfully killing someone, for which he may be killed. I swear by Allah, I have not committed fornication before or after the coming of Islam, nor did I ever want another religion for me instead of my religion since Allah gave guidance to me, nor have I killed anyone. So for what reason do you want to kill me?
*** Most of theBedouin Arabswho had rallied out of fear to the banner of'Islam'underMuhammad, changed their mind after his death.
It took almost two years of bloody fighting under the firstKhalifa, Abu Bakrand under the generalship ofKhalid Ibn al Walid (The Sword of Allah)to subdue, subjugate and force those secessionists and apostates to return them
- once more - to the fold of PEACEFUL'Islam';at the point and edge of SWORDS.
Contrary to all the platitudes, disinformation, misinformation, lies and falsifications of the historical records conducted by the followers of Muhammad, his 'Islam' was born by the shedding of a SEA of blood in the Arabian Peninsula, followed by the shedding of an OCEANof blood of millions of subjugated and plundered peoples on three continents.
Muhammadan Muslim bloodshed by bombs, guns and swords continues to this day not only against 'Unbelievers' but also against other 'Muslims' ***