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This is from an email reply to the Question concerning a verse in Quran
Surah Al Anfal (chapter 8), ayah (verse) 12:

Bismillah Rahman Raheem
Salam alaykum,
Thank you for taking the time to write to us and for your interesting question about what Allah said to the angels in a dream.
You said they people were saying what is in Quran, "No reasonble person would misunderstand" - (uh huh)..

It truly is a shame as you said, for victims of such a horrific event to be further exposed to the idea that - Islam is all about terrorism.

This is the way of some opponents to religious and political ideas these days. If they can't find suitable answers or if they get caught in their own mistakes or lies, it is easy for them to just shift the attention and misdirect attention to something else, even if it is incorrect.

Before we go further, I call your attention to the expression, regarding the term "reasonable person". After you read this, you decide for yourself just exactly who is NOT a "reasonable person".
As far as the answer to your question, it is best to read the Quran in Arabic, because translations to English are very often misconstrued or misunderstood. Also be sure to read them in the context of the verses as well as ask scholars for their help in understanding, inshallah.
And above all - read the WHOLE VERSE - not just part of it.
Here is the ayah (verse) in Arabic [chapter 8, verse 12]:
إِذْ يُوحِى رَبُّكَ إِلَى الْمَلَـئِكَةِ أَنِّي مَعَكُمْ فَثَبِّتُواْ الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ سَأُلْقِى فِي قُلُوبِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ الرُّعْبَ فَاضْرِبُواْ فَوْقَ الأَعْنَـقِ وَاضْرِبُواْ مِنْهُمْ كُلَّ بَنَانٍ
And here it is in the context of the chapter starting with verse 11 and going to verse 14:

8:11. (Remember) when He covered you with a slumber as a security from Him, and He caused water (rain) to descend on you from the sky, to clean you thereby and to remove from you the Rijz (whispering or dirt) of Shaytan, and to strengthen your hearts, and make your feet firm thereby.
8:12. (Remember) when your Lord revealed to the angels, "Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so [you angels] strike them over their necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes.''
8:13. This is because they defied and disobeyed Allah and His Messenger. And whoever defies and disobeys Allah and His Messenger, then verily, Allah is severe in punishment.
8:14. This is (the torment), so taste it; and surely, for the disbelievers is the torment of the Fire.)

And now here is the translation of the tafsir (commentary) from:
http://www.qtafsir.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1562&Itemid=63


In the Sahih [authentic narrations], it is recorded that on the day of Badr, while he was in the bunker with Abu Bakr, the Messenger and Abu Bakr were invoking Allah. Suddenly, slumber overcame the Messenger and he woke up smiling and declared,

«أَبْشِرْ يَا أَبَابَكْرٍ هَذَا جِبْرِيلُ عَلَى ثَنَايَاهُ النَّقْع»

("Good news, O Abu Bakr! This is Jibril (Angel Gabriel) with dust on his shoulders.''
He left the shade while reciting Allah's statement,

﴿سَيُهْزَمُ الْجَمْعُ وَيُوَلُّونَ الدُّبُرَ ﴾

(Their multitude will be put to flight, and they will show their backs.) 54:45
Allah said next [in surah Al Anfal 8:12],
Quran An Fal 8 comments

﴿إِذْ يُوحِى رَبُّكَ إِلَى الْمَلَـئِكَةِ أَنِّي مَعَكُمْ فَثَبِّتُواْ الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ﴾

((Remember) when your Lord revealed to the angels, "Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed.'')
Quran An Fal 8 12
This is a hidden favor that Allah has made known to the believers, so that they thank Him and are grateful to Him for it. Allah, glorified, exalted, blessed and praised is He, revealed to the angels -- whom He sent to support His Prophet, His religion and the believing group -- to make the believers firmer.
Allah's statement,
Quran An Fal 8 commentary

(سَأُلْقِى فِي قُلُوبِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ الرُّعْبَ)
I (Allah) will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved.) means, `you -- angels -- support the believers, strengthen their (battle) front against their enemies, thus, implementing My command to you. I will cast fear, disgrace and humiliation over those who defied My command and denied My Messenger.
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Ar-Rabi` bin Anas said, "In the aftermath of Badr, the people recognized whomever the angels killed from those whom they killed, by the wounds over their necks, fingers and toes, because those parts had a mark as if they were branded by fire.''
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Al-`Awfi reported, that Ibn `Abbas said about the battle of Badr that Abu Jahl (the cousin and sworn enemy of prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him) said, "Do not kill them (the Muslims), but capture them so that you make known to them what they did, their ridiculing your religion and shunning Al-Lat and Al-`Uzza (two idols).'' (So) Allah than sent down to the angels,

﴿أَنِّي مَعَكُمْ فَثَبِّتُواْ الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ سَأُلْقِى فِي قُلُوبِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ الرُّعْبَ فَاضْرِبُواْ فَوْقَ الأَعْنَـقِ وَاضْرِبُواْ مِنْهُمْ كُلَّ بَنَانٍ﴾

(Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I [Allah] will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so [you Angels] strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes.)
This Ayah addresses the disbeliever, saying, taste this torment and punishment in this life and know that the torment of the Fire in the Hereafter is for the disbelievers
I am sure you can see for yourself - using their own words - "No reasonable person would interpret this to mean"... No reasonable person?
What "reasonable person" purposely leaves out the important parts verses, to give a whole different meaning and implication?
What "reasonable person" does not give the explanation that appears alongside these verses in many different translations?
What "reasonable person" goes all over the Internet spreading this twisted hatred and deceit?
What "reasonable person" GOES TO THE VICTIMS OF SUCH A HORRIFIC EVENT - AND SLAPS THEM WITH SUCH FALSE INFORMATION AGAINST ISLAM?
I offer to you, the people behind this promotion of evil and hatred against Muslims and Islam, by their own words - ARE NOT REASONABLE PERSONS!
Thank you again for your time and good question. Please pray for the people of Boston who are victims of these crazy people and pray for those who are trying to make it even worse for them - and all of us. May Allah guide them and us too, ameen.
Jazakallah khair was salam alaykum,
Yusuf Estes
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#5 yusuf 2013-04-24 06:09
Mr.Yusuf Estes has very well written.
#4 Mohammed Habibullah Sheikh 2013-04-21 20:03
The Prophet Mohammad (may Allah bless him and bestow peace and honour on him) during the first part of his life endured enormous extent of atrocities being perpetrated on him by the disbelievers. The level of brutality that was inflicted on him and the new Muslims were very severe indeed. And yet, at the end, when the Prophet conquered Macca, his place of birth, from which the disbelievers made to flee, to save his life from a murder plot, and settle in another town - Madina, he did not choose for revenge, instead he proclaimed general amnesty and opted for reconciliation. This is the true message of Isalm – peace and submission to the will of one God.
#3 sk 2013-04-21 04:54
this verse was for that time & place.
boston bombers were set up so the US can put the blame on another country in order to wage war against that country (iran).
#2 Adeeba Dhillon 2013-04-20 22:15
Dear Y Eestes,_Why not go into the field and offer the Book of God since it is a Mercy to Mankind and discuss clear cut differences through the Noble Book _(Al Quran)\\\' and distribute the word of God himself to his Human Creatures where there is no Compulsion in Religion and truth stands out for it self and falsehood is bound to Perish surely if a person is not educated would logically be blessed the Understanding of God as the Most Merciful and Oft Forgiving in all Mistakes not deliberately intended insha\\\'ALLAH Aameen ._I would love to be team to the Cause and go into the Mess where all these people are suffering with legal help from the Police and save some foolish Benefactors playing (DIRTY Brotherhood)
#1 Yusuf Estes 2013-04-20 07:06
BOSTON BOMBERS - Quran DOES NOT promote violence._This is because too many Muslims are playing like they are scholars and giving WRONG MEANINGS to Quran

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