Then when they read all that about “kill them wherever you find them” (Qur’an 2:191, 4:89, cf. 9:5), and “strike the necks” of the unbelievers (Qur’an 47:4), and that unbelievers are “the most vile of created beings” (Qur’an 98:6), and that Muslims should be “merciful to one another, ruthless to unbelievers” (Qur’an 48:29), and that Muslims should “strike terror in the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60), and beat women from whom they fear disobedience (Qur’an 4:34), and have enmity and hatred toward even family members who aren’t Muslim (Qur’an 60:4), well! Then they’re on the way to holiness.
The head of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs said on Friday that people should study Quran at every stage of their lives, Anadolu Agency reported .
“A place without Quran is a dark place. A heart that Quran does not enter is a dark heart. A house that Quran does not enter is a ramshackle building,” Turkey’s religious head, Ali Erbaş, said in the southeastern province of Mardin, following the morning prayers.
Children who do not study Quran would be close to the Satan and satanic people, Anadolu quoted Erbaş as saying.
Erbaş also said that children should be taught Islamic prayers when they are seven-year-old.