Apostasy and Islam


” … Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error …” [2:256]

This is Islam’s unambiguous affirmation of freedom of faith, which also applies to changing of faith. The Qur’an illuminates before the humanity the two highways [90:10], one of which leads to salvation. Islam is an invitation to the highway toward salvation, but it is based on FREEDOM OF CHOICE.



2 Responses to “Apostasy and Islam”

  1. October 29, 2007 at 12:04 am

    It is true that Qur’an do not allow to punish apostates in this world. God is the only authority to judge the apostates’ situation hereinafter, however, philosophy of freedom of faith in the Qur’an is not as same as indicated in United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights(1948), since Article 18 of the Declaration openly violates the Qur’anic principle on apostasy:

    “Article 18- Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

    In this regard, according to my understanding, Qur’an, with a definite confident, is challenging to those who is thinking of to revert from Islam simply by not indicating any worldly punishment for this sin, similar to shirk. Apostasy is one of the three sins which Qur’an specifies CANNOT BE FORGIVEN under any circumstances: APOSTASY, MURDER and SHIRK.
    In sum, a Muslim, either born as a Muslim or accepts Islam later in her/his life simply CANNOT revert from Islam once he/she become a Muslim.

    Qur’an orders broad, but limited freedom of belief by excluding APOSTASY from this broad freedom without any doubt.

    Please do not be confused.

    APOSTASY is a wrongful path which ends at ETERNAL PUNISHMENT hereinafter same as SHIRK, without being left GOD’S MERCY AND FORGIVENESS ENDLESSLY. Please do not be confused and do not confuse others.

  2. October 29, 2007 at 12:11 am

    It is interesting that they keep disapproving my comments on that website:


    Perhaps, they are not sure whether they are doing and spreading the right thing, so they have zero tolerance towards opposite ideas.

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