“People became Muslims as a result of the fact that Muslims came with the sword”

by Skip

Sheikh Suleiman Anwar Bengharsa, head of the Islamic Jurisprudence Center in Clarksburg, Maryland, gave a lecture in Toronto, Canada in 2010, in which he said that Muslims could only live in the land of the infidels under certain circumstances, one of which was to do da’wa. “When the caliphate is established, you need to pack your bags and go home,” he said. In the lecture on the jurisprudence of interaction with non-Muslims, which was delivered at the Abu Huraira Center in Toronto and posted on YouTube in August 2010, Bengharsa stressed that historically, Islam had been spread by the sword and said that the purpose of Jihad is to establish the law of Allah and that while you can’t force a person to believe in Allah, “you can force him to live by the shari’a.”

“There was a time when in this area that we call Turkey, there were no Muslims, there was no Islam, right? Then people came…

In Turkey, in particular, it was not a result of merchants coming with da’wa. It was the result of Jihad. Muslims came…
People became Muslims as a result of the fact that Muslims came with the sword and established shari’a and as the result of the establishment of shari’a, many people found that there is a need to become Muslims in order to avoid strife.”

Hmm, strife? If one considers seeing your body when you head is not co-located with it, then perhaps that is a definition of “strife” that I’ve not come across.

(H/T: Creeping Shariah)

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