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Myth #20: Muhammad Taught that the Qur’an Sanctions Violence

Does the Quran sanction violence?

As far as the allegation that the Qur’an sanctions violence, consider that the Qur’an repeatedly condemns those who create disorder and violence:

‘Eat and drink of what Allah has provided, and commit not iniquity in the earth, creating disorder.’ [1]

‘And they strive to create disorder in the earth, and Allah loves not those who create disorder.’ [2]

 ‘And create not disorder in the earth after it has been set in order…’ [3]

‘…create not disorder in the earth after it has been set in order. This is better for you, if you are believers.’ [4]

 The verses critics cite to show that Qur’an espouses violence are either mistranslated or they are partially quoted out of context to deceive the readers. Responses to such deceptions appear on other pages on this site and on other affiliated sites.

[1] Qur’an 2:61.
[2] Qur’an 5:65.
[3] Qur’an 7:57.
[4] Qur’an 7:86.

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