Is the creation of Israel a defeat for Islam?Defeat is one of those words that really means a mortal blow has been struck (not downtrodden but defeated), although the word is used to describe the result of a game within a series of games or a battle within a war.
Muhammad exterminated Arabian Jews for refusing to accept Islam. He stole their wealth, sold their wives and children as slaves and made best Jewish girls his sex slaves. Quran spews hatred and violence against Jews.—Bill Roth
The question does not ask about a specific event—even though the indefinite article has been used indicating one of many defeats to come—but signifies that Islam, as a political ideology, has been defeated by Israeli sovereignty being established in Palestine. The additional information corroborates this view suggesting that the establishment of the nation Israel defeats Islamic objectives to obliterate Jews.
As has been noted in the many of the answers, the Quran tolerates Jews. What has not been noted is that this toleration is through Jizya, if they do not convert to Islam.
- Quran (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."
- Sahih Muslim (19:4294) - There are many places in the hadith where Muhammad tells his followers to demand the jizya of non-believers. Here he lays down the rule that it is to be extorted by force: "If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them"
On the other hand, I have have meet Muslims who have an inherent distrust of anybody. These have demonstrated to me that they are angry men who believe that they have the right to harm anybody for any perceived offence. I have even known of one man putting his sister in hospital because she sided with what was right rather than support him, even though he was being antagonistic and intent of executing violence upon another person.
On the internet there are numerous preachers who vow to kill all Jews and infidels in the name of Allah.
But to suggest that Israel’s existence as a sovereign nation is a defeat to Islam, is equivalent to saying the existence of six million people claiming to be Jews has wiped out over 1 billion people claiming to be followers of Muhammad and they are now either subjugated to a new order, or they are going to be obliterated forever.
If the events that are taking place in the world today are any indication, there will be a New World Order and for it to be pulled off, not only will political differences have to be settled, but also perceived religious differences among many of the cultures that exist. Islam is looking for the Madhi. Buddhists are expecting the Maitreya. The Jews are hoping for their Messiah. The Hindus will accept whoever comes as Kalki. Even the Taoists await their savior Li Hong. Christians believe in the Second of Coming of Lord Jesus Christ—which is also spoken of in the Quran, according to Yusuf Ali (A Study of the Quran):
Quran 43:61 And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgement): Therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow Me: this is the Straight Way.Now if Israel is looking for its Messiah, and Christians are looking to the return of Lord Jesus Christ, if what Yusuf Ali (A Study of the Quran) says is true, the Second Coming of Lord Jesus Christ will be the only time evil will be defeated and peace will exist on this Earth. Until such time evil will reign and there will be war, fighting, terrorism, massacres, rape, torture, cruelty and other heinous violations of individuals rights stemming from accusations of racism, sexism, fascism, elitism and so on.
This is understood to refer to the second coming of Jesus in the Last Days just before Resurrection, when he will destroy false doctrines that pass under his name, and prepare the way for the universal acceptance of Islam, the Gospel of Unity and Peace, the Straight Way to the Qur’an.
The evidence is that Israel existing as a nation is not a defeat of Islam but a precursor of things to come.
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