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You are a good, moderate Muslim living in the land of the kafirs. One day you enter a busy shopping mall. As you are browsing around, suddenly the air is filled with thunderous explosions followed by booms of gunshots. For a moment you don't know what to make of all this. You would perhaps think it is some kind of sinful kafir celebration, or maybe the mall is celebrating its 20th year of operation.
Suddenly the sound of gunshots comes closer and you see hundreds of kafirs are scurrying for cover like the cockroaches they are – yelling and screaming in fear and terror. You see some of the kafirs get hit by bullets and fall on the floor with blood pouring out of their wounds. For some, heads are blown off, stomachs are torn open.
You wonder maybe a gun-trotting crazy kafir gone berserk again and you start running, to save yourself from being shot by the murderer on a rampage.
Then suddenly you hear the screams of “Allahu Akbar” as the murderers unleash their bullets.
You are a Muslim—moderate and pious—with the very basic knowledge of Islam, you have nothing to fear. These are good, moral Muslim soldiers of Allah, fulfilling Allah’s command of Jihad, their duty to Allah, for striking terror into the heart of the kafirs only.
But you are a Muslim. So, you have nothing to fear.
If you are carrying your ID carrying your Muslim name or you know the basic Islamic info, you must not risk certain death by trying to run.
So, what do you do?
Just stop right there and yell: "I'm a Muslim. I'm a Muslim."
As these pious Jihadis are determined only to kill the Kafirs and as determined to save the lives of fellow Muslim brothers, the Jihadi targeting his gun at you would scream:
"I don't know you are a Muslim. Show me your ID or answer my question and prove you are a Muslim."
If you are carrying an ID with your Muslim name printed on it, just throw it at the gun-trotting Jihad in front of you and your life is saved. If not, then prepare yourself to answer the following simple questions about Islam, Prophet Muhammad and the Quran:
Where was Muhammad born? Mecca
What year was he born? 570 AD
Who is the mother of all Muslims? Aisha.
How many chapters are there in the Quran? 114
What was the prophet’s mother’s name? asks the jihadist.
Oh Gosh! You know thousands of things about Islam, but have forgotten the name of Muhammad's mother. And your head is about to be sprayed with bullets.
SO – WHAT'S A MUSLIM TO DO?
A wrong answer means instant death.
You pretend not to hear the question and probably start yelling: “Allah Akbar. Allah Akbar.”
But that may not be good enough to convince the jihadi, as kafirs universally know Muslim yelling of “Allah Akbar”. But within split seconds, you have to utter something to persuade the Jihadi that you are really a Muslim.
You may immediately start reciting from the Quran, for example Surah Fatiha, that you recite in your every prayer.
Or may be, you yell at the Jihadi: "You are the noble soldier of Allah. You are Allah’s obedient servant." And then recite the following verses:
5:33 The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom;
8:12 When thy Lord inspired the angels, (saying): I am with you. So make those who believe stand firm. I will throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then smite the necks and smite of them each finger.
8:67 “It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise.” [Allah insisting that Muhammad kill all the prisoners, and should not keep any surrendered prisoners alive until He occupied entire Arabia.] These teachings will bring a smile to the jihadi's face and joy to his heart.
Well, that's it. You are ready to go free.
But be careful not to recite verses like 2:256, urging no compulsion in religion. This may cause you to loss your head immediately, because such verses have been abrogated by later blood-curdling verses, such as verse of the sword, 9:5.
It need not mentioning that the kafirs of the world may find clues from this essay about how to save their heads if caught up in the midst of a Jihad operation in the future.