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Verse5-32

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  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    03/12/2019
    Summary: 

    Verse 5:33 specifies crucifixion, amputation and banishment as the punishments for 'causing corr

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    Last updated 19/01/2020.

    Sara Khan is the lead commissioner at the Commission for Countering Extremism.

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    The ordinance is in reference, as per the preceding verses, to the killing of Abel by his brother Cain. Verse 32, which begins “for that cause” (reason), meaning “for the reason Cain killed Abel,” is followed by the decree given to “the Children of Israel” (i.e., the Jews) who, according to Muslims, received an earlier set of scriptures. Effectively speaking, this is applied to Muslims who as the new chosen people should not kill other Muslims. The verse likewise sanctions killing as an act of vengeance against those who kill or cause disharmony in the umma. Based on the two verses that follow (33–34), what appears on the surface to be a peaceful message is in reality a warning:

    Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment; Except for those who repent before you apprehend them. And know that Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.—Sura 5, 33–34

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    16/09/2019
    Summary: 

    Crucifixion is one of the punishments specified by verse 5:33 for "causing mischief/corruption in the land". The 'crime' of 'causing mischief/corruption in the land' is one of the exceptions that Muslim spokesmen ALWAYS omit when misquoting verse 5:32 after jihad attacks. See below: 

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    The Quran has quite a bit to say about a number of groups. In this video, David Wood presents three Quran verses every Jew should know. The verses are:

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    Summary: 

    See Ibn Kathir’s interpretation of 5:32 at .

    I will present evidence that (1) the good part of 5:32 – the part that sounds like a prohibition against murdering any innocent human being – is taken from pre-Islamic sources, and will show (2) that the omitted parts of 5:32, when included, change the meaning dramatically, actually permitting killing of non-Muslims in a wide variety of circumstances.

    (1) The good part of verse 5:32 does derive from earlier sources.

    In context, the decree doesn’t apply universally to all peoples. The verse refers to the Israelites in Biblical history. The verses just preceding 5:32 discuss the story of Cain and Abel. It is almost certain that the good part of the verse 5:32 is actually of Jewish origin, long predating Mohammad and the Koran. This excerpt, discussing the decree’s origin, speaks for itself:

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