To the muslim guy in here, can you please explain there verse that you can find in the quran.
"9:5 When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them. If they repent and take to prayer and render the alms levy, allow them to go their way. God is forgiving and merciful."
Or how about this one: 4:34
"Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance - [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand."
I have reader the whole chapter and i don't just pick ut these versers without looking at the whole pictures, but in these two versers i can't to get an answer.
Before I explain those verses in the Quran, I'll tell you that reading the Qu'ran casually to learn about Islam can get you confused.
I suggest a book like this--http://www.islamquery.com/documents/Treatise%20on%20Rights.pdf first.
Also talking to a scholar/Imam will help.
Verse 9:5 is quite a "popular" verse. I believe I addressed it a few times, earlier in this thread.
The crazy groups, would use verses like this to justify their violent tendencies--and they're lost, they're deceived by the devil.
This verse has a historical context to it... which was referring to enemy tribes attacking the Prophet and his followers even though they've established a series of a peace treaties. These tribes very breaking their treaty, and the verse was indicating that when the contract is up, to go ahead and defend yourselves from the evil. See the previous verse-->9:4 and the next two verses--> verse 9:7.
Now the question is, since these verses were related to a historical event 1400 years ago, how should Muslims today read them?
The answer is that-- the life of the arab Prophet Muhammad in the year 600 AD was a microcosm of the macrocosm of Creation moving towards his Creator.
Those physical battles/wars that the Prophet and his companions were facing, is a physical manifestation of what an individual would go through spiritually when they're trying trying to get closer to the Creator.
So verse 9:5 should be interpret internally-- when it says take out the polytheist-- it is saying take out the polytheist aspects within yourself (ego, things in your heart that takes you away from the Creator).
Verse 4:34- Some scholars say the strike is referring to a symbolic swing of a "toothbrush" -- http://quran.com/38/44
The Creator knows best.