In Islam, who is it NOT ok to kill? Let's take inventory. Please if I forget any that ARE ok to kill, feel free to add.
Let me open first and foremost by saying this: Islam did not come for 'killing people' nor did Islam get revealed for 23 years so that the whole religion is about 'punishments' What you are doing is focusing on about the 0.01% while ignoring everything else. Why is it you never ask about the message of mercy in islam. How to treat your parents. How to treat the elderly. How to help the poor? How to help the orphans? Just a few things to think of. How to have a healthy marriage? How to treat each other husband and wife? How to treat children, raise children?
Islam came to GUIDE people to the true and straight path. A complete way of life, bringing guidance from God in all matters of our lives. To be righteous, to do away with corruption and bring justice and peace to the whole earth. It came to guide people away from ignorance. It came to reaffirm that which was before what all the prophets and messengers of God came to mankind for. To do good, avoid evil, and to recognize and worship our creator, the one and only everlasting God. To not worship false deities, to not follow vain desires, to bring justice and ultimately peace to all mankind. United under God.
It's not okay to kill at any time, as you make it seem ‘randomly’. Except for injustice and in war. The third are hudud punishments/capital punishments and there is due process it does not just happen and then the next second someone gets killed.
29. O you who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves unjustly except it be a trade amongst you, by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves
(nor kill one another). Surely, Allah is Most Merciful to you.
As far as suicide bombings, this is an invented tactic of tamil tigers who are not Muslim. Where it started from with Muslims was in Palestine. Their psychological and physical condition is unique. In the sense that they've been occupied for generations and oppressed for generations. Powerless, no weapons to defend themselves. As such they resorted in desperation with this tactic. It's really something out of desperation and it has been justified in the same way wwii soldiers would blow themselves up with a grenade when surrounded by nazis to take them out and themselves as they knew they would die already.
Outside of Palestine it has happened with Muslims, however as of late it seems to happen wherever the US invades. Some have including the president karzai of Afghanistan claimed this is the work of private secuirty firms such as blackwater to instigate chaos to further their goal, the cia, etc... afterall the CIA invented car bombs.
There was even two incidents of foreign troops being caught planting bombs on a bridge dressed as arabs. Or one incident in particular where British soldiers dressed as arabs were setting up a car bomb. They were arrested by iraqi police. The British army broke them out and there was a brief mention of it in the news, a contreversey and then it was shoved under the rug.
God tells us to not kill ourselves. This pretty much sums it up. Suicide is not allowed in islam.
Blashphemers...cartoon makers etc.
Historically there were certain incidents of people who deliberately plotted to cause chaos in society, amongst Muslims and non Muslims. Just like this idiot who made 'innoscence of muslims' basically a gay porn... or Salman Rushdie who not only blasphemed against Islam but Christianity and Judaism and other faiths. Some very vile things. But again, Christians seem to not have a problem if marry is called a whore, or if Jesus is put in urine and blood.
If I recall there was a group of monks at a time when there was a caliph and these monks were spreading lies, rumors and vile things about Islam and Muslims. They were a small independent group. I would have to find the exact case, but in a nutshell, they were told to stop and told to repent several times. They were brought in the court of the caliph and talked to. There was more to the story but I cannot recollect it now. Ultimately most repented and stopped this as it was causing mischief. The few that didn't and persisted were executed. You have to look at it as a larger picture. They were instigating lies, and had evil intentions to cause mischief in the whole of society not only affecting muslims but non muslims as well. People were indeed alot more firm and strict in matters in the past.
Infidels...non Muslims in Muslim lands
Infidels is a christian term. There is no such word in Islam. The word kafir is used for disbelievers and it actually literally means 'those who cover up the truth'
Absolutely not. There is no justification of killing of non-muslims in muslim lands.
A muslim who would harm a Christian for being christian would be punished for this act. As is the case around one of the caliph's times... a governor's son pushed a christian man out of the way and hurt the man, the christian man complained to the caliph and the caliph ordered the muslim boy to be punished. He asked the Christian man to do the exact same to the Muslim man. The muslim did this because he said "i am muslim". Such arrogance. The Christians and Jews are told to complain to muslims for all their problems and calamities. They are under the protection of muslims.
The verses that refer to fighting and killing in the qur'an refer to actual battles. If you read the qur'an you will see that it says quite clearly. No where does it advocate random killing as non muslims seem to think.
The role of islam is to bring justice to all mankind and peace. It's not to randomly kill people.
Apostates...those who try to leave Islam
The ruling for apostasy came about when there was a group of disbelievers who plotted to undermine the moral of Muslims.
They secretly plotted to deliberately claim to join islam then overnight leave, then join, then leave, then join, then leave all one by one. The ruling came to put a stop to this and they of course stopped as they were cowardly people with only the intent of harming Islam.
The other time something of this nature occurred was when after Muhammad (pbuh) left us, a group of people started arising, certain tribes that chose not to pay zakat, and started deliberately leaving portions of islam while still claiming to be muslim. Even certain tribes claiming they each had a 'prophet' and they plotted to take over the muslims and fighting ensued as they were told to desist and repent. To follow islam in its entirety and repent or be fought. It was the leaders that were executed in these battles. After fighting the people returned back to paying zakat and fulfilling their duties as muslims.
Allowing such a group of people to exist they would spread mischief in the ummah and ultimately mischief on the earth. All the effort would have been in vain as to what Muhammad (pbuh) came to reveal to all mankind.
Civilians...cause they pay taxes
In the west refusing to pay taxes you serve prison time.
Civillians who refuse to pay the jizya lose their rights as citizens under Muslims. The jizya only applies to able non muslims. It does not apply to children, women, or elderly. Even men who are poor they do not have to pay jizya. Basically able men who work only. If you are to live under Muslims you have to pay it. It is a miserly 2%. Compared to 40% that alot of us pay in the west it is a joke. Imagine yourself arrogantly refusing to give over 10$ while you make 500$?
There is one example of Khalid Bin Walid, who was a muslim general. When he had to leave a certain region, he paid back the jizya to the non muslims as he said I will be no longer able to protect you so I give you this back.
Those who arrogantly want to live in muslim lands and start fighting muslims to avoid paying jizya will be fought back and subverted until they do or leave.
On the other hand, muslims also pay zakat, which is charity so we don't see it truly as a tax. In either case all this income from muslims and non muslims is to serve the society. It is not to be consummed by leaders.
Soldiers...the only legit target prolly
In war only. And even in war, if they are captured alive, they are to be treated well and fed, taken care of, etc... and told what islam is, and it is their choice if they embrace islam or not.
Your Wives...if they cheat
The punishment of adultery is the same as in judaism and christianity. It is death. It applies to both parties. Men and women.
Islamophobes seem to think that all these punishments apply to women only. They apply equally to both genders.
Unlike in christianity where divorce is forbidden. Islam allows divorce. If a couple is not fit for each other they can divorce. Problem solved. The children are to be still taken care of by the father while not restricted to be with either mother or father, they are their parents and there is no 'custody battles' they belong to both parents except if one side is literally harming the child.
Your Children...if they shame the family
No. If you are refering to honor killings. There is no such thing in islam. It is in the bible, not in the qur'an.
Other Muslims...different factions
One may not kill any other Muslim as killing a muslim will send you to hell. However if a group arises, a sect arises, which claims lies and distorts Islam, while claiming it is islam yes they are to be fought until they desist, repent and return to Islam. There is only one islam. If they call it something else then they are no longer Muslims or following Islam. An example of that are the Druze. They took from each religion something but they are not muslims anymore. Claiming something not from islam as islam is like claiming you have more knowledge than God or more knowledge than the messengers and prophets of God. It is lying against them and perpetrating lies while claiming it is islam. It is misguidance upon the ummah.
Other Muslim women and children...human shields against the infidels
This is disgusting to even ask. Women and children are to be protected and safe guarded all the time. As God says men are the protecters of women. The same applies to children. This is the kind of idiocy the media spreads.
Those who refuse to convert...
Absolutely not. Wherever Muslims overthrew a government. The citizens were not forced to abandon their faith or embrace Islam. They continued to practice their faith.
To become muslim one has to know what islam is and be consciously accepting this in his heart. Anything else is therefore invalid. That is why we have the 'proclamation of faith'. Shahada. There is no god but God. And Muhammad is his messenger.
To be muslim means to be submit yourself to the will of God. You cannot be made to do this under compulsion but only in your heart. Hence the verse there is no compulsion in religion refering to becoming muslim.
Just as in Judaism and Christianity. Homosexuals are to be put to death once they are exposed or publicly advocating without repentance. They are an abomination to God going against their intended creation and a corruption upon society.
God destroyed Sodom and Gomorah for this.
Also lastly, in any of these cases where there is a capital punishment of death, the people are given a choice to repent and desist from their practices. If they however even advocate it in arrogance, they are to be put to death.
The crusades!!! The witch trials!!! Christians kill people too!!!
I am talking 2012 current Islamic law, so now you can stay on topic.
That which is from God remains the same. It is people who change it. Islam is the same as it was revealed. It is people who chose not to follow it but cannot change it. Christians don't know what to follow or not to follow they just follow their desires. Yesterday homosexuality was wrong, today its okay. Today beastiality is wrong, tomorrow
That's what happens when people follow man made laws and their own desires. Whichever the way the wind blows it goes.
Priests not being allowed to marry is not God's law. It is man made law, and look at the result. Children boys and girls are raped by priests.