If the Holy Prophet
(Muhammad: Seal of the Prophets).
MeanwhileQuraish, apprised of the approach of the Muslims, according to agreement evacuated the city in a body and, ascending the adjacent hills, watched for the coming of the pilgrims
The city of Mecca was temporarily under the control of the Holy Prophet
There is no compulsion in religion.(Surah al-Baqarah, 2:257).
The Holy Prophet
Also, the Holy Prophet
However, if a place of worship is used as a center for religious warfare and terrorist activities, then it can be destroyed. Whether it is an idolatrous temple or a Muslim mosque does not matter. The destruction of Masjid Zirar by the Holy Prophet
And among the hypocrites are those who have built a mosque in order to injure Islam and help disbelief and cause division among the believers, and to provide a place of hiding for those who have already waged war against Allah and His Messenger.(Surah at-Taubah, 9:108)
Because this mosque was used as a center for religious warfare and treason, “He
Such a case is an exception and would not be decided on a religious basis. It would be enforced as a state decision because the crimes committed are crimes against the state. The destruction of Masjid Zirar and Dhul Khulasah are examples of this. These same principles apply to the story of Hadrat Ibrahim as breaking idols as well: It may be noted here that the idols belonged to Abraham’s own family.