Qur’an 22: 40, mentioned how Allah urge Muslim to Protect Church, synagogue and Mosques

Did you know that Islam has never urge Muslim to destroy Churches and synagogue?.

Yes, contrary to the believe by many non-muslim, that Islam is religion or war.

And some radical Muslim who go about causing trouble, here come verse of the Holy Qur’an in chapter 22 urge everyone include Muslim to Protect Church, synagogue and Mosques.

The verse of the Qur’an in Arabic read:

{ ٱلَّذِينَ أُخۡرِجُواْ مِن دِيَٰرِهِم بِغَيۡرِ حَقٍّ إِلَّآ أَن يَقُولُواْ رَبُّنَا ٱللَّهُۗ وَلَوۡلَا دَفۡعُ ٱللَّهِ ٱلنَّاسَ بَعۡضَهُم بِبَعۡضٖ لَّهُدِّمَتۡ صَوَٰمِعُ وَبِيَعٞ وَصَلَوَٰتٞ وَمَسَٰجِدُ يُذۡكَرُ فِيهَا ٱسۡمُ ٱللَّهِ كَثِيرٗاۗ وَلَيَنصُرَنَّ ٱللَّهُ مَن يَنصُرُهُۥٓۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَقَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ }
[Surah Al-Ḥajj: 40]

Here come the first translation by Sheikh Mufti Taqi Usmani.

Mufti Taqi Usmani:
(They are) the ones who were expelled from their homes without any just reason, except that they say “Our Lord is Allah.” Had Allah not been repelling some people by means of some others, the monasteries, the churches, the synagogues and the mosques where Allah’s name is abundantly recited would have been demolished. Allah will definitely help those who help Him (by defending the religion prescribed by Him.) Surely Allah is Powerful, Mighty.

Incase you want read in Arabic and you don’t understand Arabic, here is the English.

The English Transliteration:


Allatheena okhrijoo min diyarihimbighayri haqqin illa an yaqooloo rabbuna Allahuwalawla dafAAu Allahi annasa baAAdahumbibaAAdin lahuddimat sawamiAAu wabiyaAAun wasalawatunwamasajidu yuthkaru feeha ismu Allahikatheeran walayansuranna Allahu man yansuruhuinna Allaha laqawiyyun AAazeez

Another translation by Dr. Mustafa Khattab read:

Dr. Mustafa Khattab:
˹They are˺ those who have been expelled from their homes for no reason other than proclaiming: “Our Lord is Allah.” Had Allah not repelled ˹the aggression of˺ some people by means of others, destruction would have surely claimed monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques in which Allah’s Name is often mentioned. Allah will certainly help those who stand up for Him. Allah is truly All-Powerful, Almighty.

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This from Qur’an, happy Friday to our Muslim brother and sister.

Let love lead….

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