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Single Idea 6829

[catalogued under 29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 6. Islam]

Full Idea

There shall be no compulsion in religion.

Gist of Idea

There shall be no compulsion in religion


Mohammed (The Koran [c.622], Ch.2)

Book Reference

Mohammed: 'The Koran', ed/tr. Dawood,N.J. [Penguin 1968], p.352

A Reaction

This seems to contradict some of the more aggressive remarks in the Koran, such as Idea 6827. As I read it, the three non-compelling ideas that lead to true religion in the Koran are desire for paradise, fear of punishment, and worship of divine design.

Related Idea

Idea 6827 Make war on the unbelievers until Allah's religion reigns supreme [Mohammed]