Treatment of Enemies

2. Treatment of Enemies

ALLAH

 

Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors. And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have Turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith. And fight them on until there is no more Tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah. but if they cease, Let there be no hostility except to those who practice oppression. [Surah 2:190-193]

Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not. [Surah 2:216]

Let those fight in the cause of Allah Who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fighteth in the cause of Allah, whether he is slain or gets victory – Soon shall We give him a reward of great (value). Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah, and those who reject Faith fight in the cause of Evil: So fight ye against the friends of Satan. [Surah 4:74-75]

Then fight in Allah.s cause – Thou art held responsible only for thyself – and rouse the believers. It may be that Allah will restrain the fury of the Unbelievers; for Allah is the strongest in might and in punishment. [Surah 4:80]

But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward. [Surah 4:95]

“I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.” [Surah 8:12]

And fight with them on until there is no more persecution or oppression, and religion becomes Allah’s in its entirety. [Surah 8:39]

Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies. [Surah 8:59]

O Messenger. rouse the Believers to the fight. [Surah 8:65]

Those who believe, and emigrate to fight for the Faith, in the cause of Allah as well as those who give (them) asylum and aid, these are (all) in very truth the Believers: for them is the forgiveness of sins and a provision most generous. [Surah 8:74]

But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war). [Surah 9:5]

Fight them, and Allah will punish them by your hands, cover them with shame, help you (to victory) over them. [Surah 9:14]

Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book [Jews & Christians]. [Surah 9:29]

O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear Him. [Surah 9:123]

Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks. [Surah 47:44]

Say to the desert Arabs who lagged behind: “Ye shall be summoned (to fight) against a people given to vehement war: then shall ye fight, or they shall submit. Then if ye show obedience, Allah will grant you a goodly reward, but if ye turn back as ye did before, He will punish you with a grievous Penalty.” [Surah 48:16]

Truly Allah loves those who fight in His Cause in battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure. [Surah 61:4]

 

YAHWEH

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39But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.  43″You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? [Matthew 5:39-47]

27″But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. 30Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31Do to others as you would have them do to you. 32″If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them. 33And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ do that. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ lend to ‘sinners,’ expecting to be repaid in full. 35But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. [Luke 6:27-36]

There they crucified him, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” [Luke 23:33-34]

While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” [Acts 7:59-60]

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. [Romans 12:18]

If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. [Romans 12:20]

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. [Romans 12:21]

When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; 13when we are slandered, we answer kindly. [I Corinthians 4:12-13]

When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. [I Peter 2:23]

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. [I Peter 3:9]