Tolerance in Qur’an

Forgive and show indulgence to them!  (Qur’an, 2:109) Among various prolific misconceptions concerning the religion of Islam, one cannot miss the oft-quoted “Kill them wherever you find them,” characterization of religious intolerance in the Qur’an. This bloodthirsty depiction of Islam is far, far from the truth. Yet, with so much media attention shone on “Muslim…


Some Misappropriations of Quranic Verses

by David Dakake Islamic Research Institute Washington, D.C.   In this synopsis we shall discuss two verses that have received much “air time” in the post 9/11 media environment. [1] The first verse appears in chapter 5, verse 51 of the Quran and says, according to the most common English translations: O, you who believe…