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What the Quran says about Religious Tolerance

From The Skeptic’s Annotated Quran


  • 2:6-7 “As for the Disbelievers, Whether thou warn them or thou warn them not it is all one for them; they believe not. Allah hath sealed their hearing and their hearts, and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be an awful doom.”
  • 2:286, 3:147 “Give us victory over the disbelieving folk.”
  • 3:28 “Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to believers.”
  • 3:32 “Allah loveth not the disbelievers.”
  • 3:56 “As for those who disbelieve I shall chastise them with a heavy chastisement in the world and the Hereafter; and they will have no helpers.”
  • 3:85 “Whoso seeketh as religion other than the Surrender (to Allah) it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the Hereafter.”


People from Indonesian Muslim hardline groups hold a banner and placards during a protest near the embassy of Myanmar in Jakarta May 3, 2013. Indonesian police tightened security around Myanmar's embassy in Jakarta, following the arrest of two men who are suspected of planning an attack on the embassy and during the protest in support of of Muslims in Myanmar. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION) - RTXZ8ME

  • 4:91 “Take them and kill them wherever ye find them. Against such We have given you clear warrant.”
  • 4:101 “The disbelievers are an open enemy to you.”
  • 4:144 “Choose not disbelievers for (your) friends in place of believers. Would ye give Allah a clear warrant against you?”
  • 5:51 “Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. … He among you who taketh them for friends is (one) of them.”
  • 8:39 “Fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah.”
  • 9:5 “Slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush.”
  • 9:29 “Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah.”


  • 9:73 “Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites! Be harsh with them. Their ultimate abode is hell, a hapless journey’s end.”
  • 9:113 “It is not for the Prophet, and those who believe, to pray for the forgiveness of idolaters even though they may be near of kin (to them) after it hath become clear that they are people of hell-fire.”
  • 9:123 “Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you.”
  • 22:15 “Whoso is wont to think (through envy) that Allah will not give him (Muhammad) victory in the world and the Hereafter (and is enraged at the thought of his victory), let him stretch a rope up to the roof (of his dwelling), and let him hang himself.”
  • 28:86 “Never be a helper to the disbelievers.”
  • 30:45 “He loveth not the disbelievers.”
  • 58:22 “Thou wilt not find folk who believe in Allah and the Last Day loving those who oppose Allah and His messenger, even though they be their fathers or their sons or their brethren.”
  • 60:1 “Choose not My enemy and your enemy for allies. Do ye give them friendship when they disbelieve?”
  • 60:13 “Be not friendly with a folk with whom Allah is wroth, (a folk) who have despaired of the Hereafter.”
  • 66:9 “Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey’s end.”


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