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Can a non-Muslim be forcibly converted to become Muslim in Islam?

By Maulana Arshad Madani

Nowadays, there are rumors in social media and newspapers that Non- Muslims have been forcibly converted to become Muslim. The nuisance creators are making noise in this regard. But these nuisance creators do not see that whether anyone in India at this time has the power to forcibly convert Hindus to Muslim? And whether he/she will become muslim, if forcibly converted to do so. Because, to become a Muslim is basically believing in one God (Allah) from the heart and to consider Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to be a true messenger of Allah. A person does not become a Muslim just by reciting the word Tawheed (Kalema) with the tongue and praying namaz (salaat), unless he/she does believe in Tawheed and Prophethood by heart.

While it is clear that the word Tawheed can be uttered by force, but it cannot be observed from the heart by force.

According to the principle stated in the Holy Qur’an in Surah No. 16 / Verse No. 106 / If a Muslim is forced to utter words of disbelief while his heart is satisfied with Islam, he does not become a disbeliever. Similarly, if a non-Muslim is forced to utter the words of Islam, while he does not sincerely believe in the principles of Islam by heart, he will not become a Muslim.

But it is surprising to read few articles written by even educated people in this age on this topic, which gives impression that they are not aware of the conditions of the world and they are not aware of even a, b, c of Islam either.

Rather, I would be right to say that Islam did not give a Muslim the mindset to force non-Muslims to become Muslims, because if that were the case, then more than five million Hindus living in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries would have been converted to Islam. Even the communal minded people of India do not have complain with the Muslim countries that the Hindus who earn their livelihood there are forcibly converted to Islam because they are helpless.Then one has to think a hundred times about how Muslims in India will do to non-Muslims of India, what is not done to helpless non-Muslims in Muslim countries.

But unfortunately the communal minded and ignorant people of our country enjoy in doing the false propaganda against Muslims and Islam, as they do not find such enjoyment in anything else.

I don’t know Maulana Jahangir Sahib but I know Omar Gautam Sahib. He is a very noble man. He is an educated man. He has accepted Islam by understanding and reading Islamic teachings.

It is not expected from him even by one percent that he will do such a useless thing, which is not going to have any significant result.

Yes, if a person who has become a Muslim comes to fill the paperwork of conversion according to Indian law, he would have helped him, since he himself had gone through this stage. Also at that time there was no strictness in this matter.

At this point, I think it is appropriate to explain the basic teachings of Islam that are for non-Muslims living in an Islamic country, so that it may be useful for those who are burning in the fire of communal mindset with the aim to open their closed eyes, and to give knowledge to self-educated Muslims about their religion, who can be benefitted from this.

The world knows that the real teaching of Islam is that which has been given in the “Qur’an” or by the Messenger of Allah, Hazrat Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Thus, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) says following about non-Muslims who live in an Islamic country:

1. If an enemy attacks them in an Islamic government, then the Islamic government will fight from the side of non-Muslims.
2. Non-Muslims will not be expelled from their religion in any Islamic country. Words from the blessed tongue of the Messenger of Allah is ”لا یُفْتَنُوْا عَنْ دِیْنِہِمْ“.
3. The lives of non-Muslims shall be safe in an Islamic country.
4. The wealth of non-Muslims shall also be safe in the Islamic government
5. Their caravan, i.e. trade, shall also be remain safe
6. Their land shall also be remain safe
7. Everything that was already in their possession shall be remain as it is in their custody.
8. Their clergy “Rehban”, priests “Mahant” shall not be removed from their posts.
9. One tenth of their agriculture production shall not be taken.
10. They shall not be genocides by military.
11. No rights they already had shall be taken away
12. Those who are not present will be included in all these rules.
(Books for reference: See “Fatuh al-Baldan” by Bala Zari and “Kitab al-Kharaj” by Imam Abu Yusuf- )

When these Islamic teachings given by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are in an Islamic country, how can a non-Muslim be forcibly converted to Islam in a non-Islamic country? And how can he become a Muslim without accepting it from the heart?. That is why one of the wills made by Hazrat Umar (Radiallaho-taala-anho), the second caliph of the Messenger of Allah, near his death was that “The non-Muslim people who live in our country are under the responsibility of Allah (God) and the Prophet. Muslims should fight with their enemies on their behalf (Books for reference: See “Fatuh al-Baldan”).

I am presenting all these facts because the accusation against an educated and serious man like Omar Gautam is an untrue slander and has no reality.

We have the experience that the Muslims get caught are portrayed as rebels of the country and in addition they are highlighted as the masterminds of the rebellion against the country. And they are sentenced to life imprisonment, and to death penalty also, and they are honorably acquitted by the upper court. While in prison, the lives of these young men have been ruined.

We go to the courts again and again to say that reprimand orders should be issued against the investigators but it is avoided by saying that the “morale” of the police and government agencies will fall.

But the world says that it may be late but there is no place for injustice from Allah and there is no sound in the stick of Allah.

Because in all such cases the attempts are being made to defame Islam and out of ignorance it is falsely portrayed as the religion of terrorism, and all Muslims are being branded as a terrorist.

Therefore, I wanted to present the instructions given by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) that he has given about the non-Muslims living in the Islamic country, So that in view of this, you can judge the reality of the propaganda against Islam and the accusations leveled against educated Muslims in today’s situation of India. It is to know that the lives of a few Muslim youths can be ruined, but no valuable service to the country or humanity can be done by this way, whereas today the world needs these valuable services.

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The author  is President
Jamiat Ulema Hind

4 thoughts on “Can a non-Muslim be forcibly converted to become Muslim in Islam?

  1. It is not about what is written in Quran about conversion. It is mainly about what muslims are doing all over the world. It is a fact that muslims in Islamic countries forcefully convert non-muslims, they destroy religious places & no Islamic leader criticizes it. Good example is Buddhist idol was destroyed by Taliban in Afghanistan & no Islamic country criticized them. Hence, non-muslims hate muslims all over the world. People think muslims as threat to entire humanity.
    Tell me a single muslim country living peacefully.. all Islamic countries are full of violence against muslims itself. Instead of writing such article, better you get muslims on the path of peace.

    1. Secular Hindu aka lying Hindu gutter rat,

      Posting your usual anti-Muslim lies again and again. You ran away like the scared little Hindu b1tch boy that you are after I straightened you last time for openly lying and supporting terrorist attack on Muslims. You also lied about the Indian constitution claiming it didnt apply to Indian Muslims. You ran like a dog with its tail between its legs when I corrected you. Muslim countries are “not full of violence,” most are far more prosperious then RSS run Hindu sh1thole known as India. Thats why you smelly pagan monkey worshippers sell you kidneys and rent your mothers to get work visas to Muslim countries to clean our toilets. It’s because you bhikaris have no way to make a living in India. You dont even have the medicine or oxygen to save yourself from all the Covid you filthy bastards were spreading all over the country. Why are were Hindus begging for oxygen from Muslim countries? Beggars should show gratitude. Like a typical hindu, lying comes to you naturally. Muslim have been far more tolerant then any religious group, preserving the history of non-Muslims, which is why the majority of you cow worshipping morons are still Hindu. Hindus on the other hand are intolerant of even each other based on the inhuman caste system full of crazy nonsensical garbage. Islam brought civilization to you savages. You should be grateful.

      Hinduism is garbage, a disgusting anti-human brahmin cult full of hate and violence which is why everybody hates. Muslims made India great, Hindus turned it into a fascist sh1thole. Hindus are incapable of civilization, they have no logic, sense, civic culture etc which is why more then half of India still sh1ts in the open. You smelly freaks have spread deadly strains of covid because of your filthy Hindu religion. It was a big mistake that Muslims showed tolerance towards you criminals. India can never progress until Hinduism and its disgusting, violent and terrorist ideology is flushed down the toilet.

      Soon all you Hindu sanghi bhangis will be deported back to your Hindu sh1thole of India for permanent ghar wapsi. I’m really looking forward to the third Covid wave which will wipe out even more Hindu terrorists. Don’t ask for help from Muslims then, haram khor.

  2. Islam forbids forceful conversion, true. However, not all muslims use Islam as a guide for reckoning and spiritual upliftment. The politicisation of Muslim idealogy (not Islam) is the rrot cause of these sort of problems. Someone I consider a very informed muslim and a role model for Indian Muslims recently wrote a article which I will link here ; https://theprint.in/opinion/islams-crisis-doesnt-need-reformation-it-calls-for-relocation/539158/
    Also,
    https://theprint.in/national-interest/5-reasons-for-the-crisis-in-global-islam/534270/

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