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Rules of engagement in war of ideas against Jihadists

(A) The Holy Quran refuting the Qurayshi war of ideas


Part one: Roots of war of ideas In Muslim World

 Chapter 2: The Holy Quran as the Book of war of ideas

This title needs a fat book to explain this subject, but this chapter gives a brief account to focus on the Holy Quran as a Book of war of ideas in the time of the Prophet Mohamed only without analyzing the Quranic verses. The Quran has recorded this war of ideas in debating the idol worshippers of Quraysh, and in reforming believers around the Prophet Mohamed as well.

The Quran contradicts the Qurayshi and the Wahhabi Saudi Sunna and the fanatic Shiites.

The Quran was a successful Book of war of ideas against Quraysh in the time of the Prophet Mohamed and it is now a successful Book of war of ideas against Wahhabism and fanatic Shiites. To make its discourse fit all humans any time, the Quran mentioned the name of Quraysh only one time, but in discoursing them and other Arab tribes using descriptions like: disbelievers, idol worshippers, hypocrites, and transgressors, criminals and believers, righteous and Muslims. So, the Holy Quran is still the successful Book of war of ideas in reform and in dismantling the fanatic discourse.

(A) The Holy Quran refuting the Qurayshi war of ideas

Quraysh motives in rejecting the Quran

1-Islam in its faith threatened the homogony of the tribe of Quraysh. In that time they controlled the Holy Mosque and pilgrimage and used to keep under their custody samples of the sacred statues of the famous idols of Arab tribes. Quraysh kept them as hostages to ensure the safety of its trade caravans between Yemen and Syria. Those Arab tribes used to fight each other for any reason or without any reason just as a bloody exercise of their daily life, but they keep the safety of the Qurayshi Eastern trade because Quraysh honored their idols by keeping them inside the Holy sacred Mosque in Mecca. For this reason Quraysh violated (Mellat Ebrahim) or the religion of Islam, by idolizing and worshipping tombs and sacred statues for the vanity of this life. The Quran was revealed to Mohamed to reform the faith of humans and the Qurayshi tribe in particular. To obey the Islamic faith, Quraysh ought to abandon those idols and to purify the Holy Sacred Mosque from their sacred tombs and statues. It means Quraysh had to give up its Eastern trade. It means to sacrifice its wealth and its influence and its homogony in the Arabian Peninsula.

2-Islam in its high values threatened the homogony of the tribe of Quraysh as this tribe used to claim itself as the chosen people from the linage of Abraham to preside other Arabic tribes contradicting the high values of Islam as the religion of freedom, justice and peace.

Quran reflects these aspects of Qurayshi mentality in debating them.

Quraysh claimed itself the chosen people

1- They thought themselves the best people because they made facilities for the pilgrims. Quran refuted them saying:

( 009.019:What! do you make (one who undertakes) the giving of drink to the pilgrims and the guarding of the Sacred Mosque like him who believes in Allah and the latter day and strives hard in Allah's way? They are not equal with Allah; and Allah does not guide the unjust people. 009.020Those who believed and fled (their homes), and strove hard in Allah's way with their property and their souls, are much higher in rank with Allah; and those are they who are the achievers (of their objects. 009.021 Their Lord gives them good news of mercy from Himself and (His) good pleasure and gardens, wherein lasting blessings shall be theirs; 009.022 Abiding therein for ever; surely Allah has a Mighty reward with Him. )

2-T hey thought themselves the best people because they made a façade prayers without real righteousness. Quran refuted them saying:

( 002.177It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards the East and the West,( in prayers ), but righteousness is this that one should believe in Allah and the last day and the angels and the Book and the prophets, and give away wealth out of love for Him to the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and the beggars and for (the emancipation of) the captives, and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate; and the performers of their promise when they make a promise, and the patient in distress and affliction and in time of conflicts-- these are they who are true (to themselves) and these are they who guard (against evil).).

3- As they believed themselves the chosen people they invented specific rituals in pilgrimage to make themselves distinguished from other people. Quran refuted them saying:

( 002.189  They ask you concerning the new moon. Say: They are times appointed for (the benefit of) men, and (for) the pilgrimage; and it is not righteousness that you should enter the houses at their backs, but righteousness is this that one should guard (against evil); and go into the houses by their doors and be careful (of your duty) to Allah, that you may be successful. 002.199 Then hasten on from the Place from which the people hasten on and ask the forgiveness of Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. )

 4- They used their façade prayers to justify their transgression and their disbelief in Quran. Quran refuted them saying:

( 008.031  And when Our verses are recited to them, they say: We have heard ; if we pleased we could say the like of it; this is nothing but the stories of the ancients. 008.032 And when they said: O Allah! if this is the truth from Thee, then rain upon us stones from heaven or inflict on us a painful punishment. 008.033 But Allah was not going to chastise them while you were among them, nor is Allah going to chastise them while yet they ask for forgiveness. 008.034 And what (excuse) have they that Allah should not chastise them while they hinder (men) from the Sacred Mosque and they are not (fit to be) guardians of it; its guardians are only those who guard (against evil), but most of them do not know. 008.035 And their prayer before the House is nothing but whistling and clapping of hands ;(nonsense) taste then the chastisement, for you disbelieved. 008.036  Surely those who disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder (people) from the way of Allah; so they shall spend it, then it shall be to them an intense regret, then they shall be overcome; and those who disbelieve shall be driven together to hell. )

5- After the Prophet Mohamed and his followers had immigrated to al Madfina, Quraysh hindered them from pilgrimage. Quraysh thought it had the right to do it as the chosen people. Quran has refuted them confirming that this sacred Holy house of Allah is for all the humans equally:

( 022.025  Surely (as for) those who disbelieve, and hinder (men) from Allah's way and from the Sacred Mosque which We have made equally for all men, (for) the dweller therein and (for) the visitor, and whoever shall incline therein to wrong unjustly, We will make him taste of a painful chastisement. 022.026 And when We assigned to Ibrahim the place of the House, saying: Do not associate with Me aught, and purify My House for those who make the circuit and stand to pray and bow and prostrate themselves. 022.027 And proclaim among men the Pilgrimage: they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, coming from every remote path.).

Quraysh rejected Quran to keep its international trade and its hegemony. Quran refuted them saying:

( 028.057   And they say: If we follow the guidance with you, we shall be carried off from our country. What ! have We not settled them in a safe, sacred territory to which fruits of every kind shall be drawn?-- a sustenance from Us; but most of them do not know. )So, they knew the Quran is guidance from Allah, but they rejected it to keep their way of life.

 As they rejected the Quran for their economical motives, Allah reminded them when they face the death, the final destination of this life when no one can escape it, and no one can be saved:

( 056.081Do you then hold this Message in contempt? 056.082 And have ye made it your livelihood that ye should declare it false? 056.083 Why is it not then that when it (soul) comes up to the throat, 056.084 And you at that time look on--056.085 And We are nearer to it than you, but you do not see-- 056.086 Then why is it not-- if you are not held under authority-- 056.087
That you send it (not) back-- if you are truthful? )

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