Browsing All posts tagged under »apostasy«

Petition Against the execution of Sudanese Christian woman

May 29, 2014

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Islam has always been for freedom of choice with respect to one’s faith. In the Qur’an in Chapter 2, verse 256, God orders, “Let there be no compulsion in religion” Although apostasy is a sin in Islam, never during the time of the Prophet Muhammad (s) was an apostate put to death simply for choosing […]

Freedom of Religion and Apostasy: the Islamic Perspective

May 15, 2014

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This is an excellent expose on Islam’s position versus apostates:

Egypt’s Grand Mufti comes out against the killing of apostates

July 26, 2007

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By OMAR SINAN, Associated Press Writer One of Egypt’s most senior Muslim clerics has raised controversy by saying there is no worldly retribution for Muslims who abandon their religion, prompting an outcry from conservatives insisting Islamic law requires such apostates be killed. The editorial in The Washington Post came from Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Ali Gomaa, […]