(Original post by blah3210)
They weren't contradictory. They apply in different situations.
According to the opinion of the interpretations that you favour.
To me, they are clearly contradictory.
I've looked into their justifications and found them to contradict the teachings of Islam as its preached by the scholars and practised by Muslims historically.
Which of their objectives and justifications cannot be supported by passages from the Quran or sunnah?
He'd probably feel more at home with whichever group was giving precedence to the inner mysticism than the outer, cherry-pickers who ignore explicit commands.
"Inner mysticism of Islam" Bwahahaha!
But they are obeying explicit commands.
5:33 is explicit that opponents of Islam can be crucified.
Several verses and hadith allow the use of female captives for sex.
"What Allah has made halal, no man can make haram".
Could you cite the verse that explicitly states that those who oppose Islam must not be harmed?
Or that female captives must not be used for sex?
You can't. Because they don't exist.