Jump to content
Islamic Forum
Lordchaos

Killing The Philistines

Recommended Posts

The Book of Genesis says God then spoke to Abraham in Canaan, saying: "To your offspring, I will give this land". Both Arabs and Jews claim to be the descendents of Abraham. So was it - in accordance to Islam - the right thing to do, to to commit genocide of the Philistines living there to make room for the descendents of Abraham? The "Christian" answer is of course Yes, but what does Islam say?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PropellerAds

The Phillistines aren't among the list of nations to be driven out of israel....

 

Perhaps this provides some insight:

"Philistine Oppression

 

After the victory over the Ammonites, Saul realized that he could no longer return to his former existence. He selected a standing army of three thousand men. His residence he divided between Michmash and Beth-El. A garrison of one thousand men he stationed in Gibeah, under the leadership of his son Jonathan.

 

For some time, the Philistines had been extending their rule over large parts of israel. The Jews were paying a yearly tax to the Philistines, who were represented in israel by a governor. This representative of the Philistine government did not allow the Jews to possess any armaments, for fear of a rebellion. Even farm implements that had to be sharpened had to be taken to the Philistine over Lords who, for a price, used to sharpen them. Not a sword was to be found in all israel. Only Saul and his son Jonathan, possessed this priceless weapon. Saul was determined to expel the Philistines from the Hebrew territory. "

 

(you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetchabad(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/library/article_cdo/aid/464038/jewish/War-with-the-Philistines.htm"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetchabad(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/library/article_cdo/...Philistines.htm[/url]

Edited by missjupiter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×