The KORAN and the KAFIR
by A. Ghosh


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The KORAN and the KAFIR

Table of Contents
Preface
Foreword
Chapters:
Of Kafirs and Zimmis
The Koran on the Kafirs
The Koran's Promises
A Moslem's Conduct
The Koran's Warnings
The Koran on Loot or Spoil
The Koran and Moslem Women
The Koran on Food, Alms, etc.
Islam in Action I
Islam in Action II
Islam in Action III
Imperialism in the Garb of Iconoclasm
Slaughter and Slavery
Loot and Raid
Arson
Murder and Mayhem
Some Special Aspects of Islam
The Mullah and the Mosque
Islam at the Cross-Roads
A Word of Caution to the Kafir Hindu
A Short Life Sketch of Muhammed
Appendices:
Temple Destruction by Aurangzib
The Taj Mahal is Tejo Mahalaya
The Dead Hand of Islam 
A Glimpse of Pre-Islamic Arabia
Bibliography
Illustrations:
Emblems of Islam
Taj Mahal, A Shiva Temple
Bhai Mati Dass Being Sawd Alive
A Sikh Disciple Being Burnt Alive
Bhai Dyala Being Boiled Alive
Guru's Sons Being Bricked Up

 

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CHAPTER 14

LOOT AND RAID


Loot and raid in the context of Islam means attacking the kafirs' for a Moslem is not supposed to attack a fellow Moslem. The Arabic word for raid is 'ghazzua' and it also implies killing and enslaving the kafirs. This is the word from which is derived the very honorable term 'ghazi' meaning a warrior of Islam that has killed many kafirs.

The loot taken from the kafir is legal for a Moslem. The distribution of the loot or booty, which includes the men, women and children, is done according to well-defined regulations described in the Koran and the Hadis. The first fifth of the loot goes to the prophet or the caliph and in their absence to the mullah who is in charge. The balance four-fifths are shared by the rest of the fighters who took part in the raid.

In pre-Islamic Arabia, such raids were considered shameful acts. However, the prophet had explained to his followers that since he was the last prophet for all time to come, such raids had now been sanctioned by Allah. Thus the property taken from the kafirs now was quite in order.
 
 

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