Friday, 7 September 2012

What Is The Position Of Islam On Terrorism? Does Islam support Killings Of Non Muslim?


Unfortunately more and more often, Islam has been associated with terrorism and violence due to the actions of few extreme individuals who have taken it upon themselves to do the most heinous crimes in the name of islam.

Tragic events such as the attacks on the twin tower New York, Madrid and London bombing are assumed to be justified by Islam in the minds of some people. This idea has been fueled by many media channels which defam Islam by portraying these bombers as ''Islamists'' or ''Jihadists''.

The actions of a few fanatical individuals who happen to have muslim names or ascribe themselves to the muslim faith should not be a yardstick by which Islam is judged or by which all muslims are judged.

To understand Islam's stance on terrorism, I must refer you to the Holy Quran and Hadith which are explicit in the prohibition of any form of injustice including that of violence which seeks to instill fear, injury or death to civilians.

The Holy Quran turns out attention to the high value of human life, whether it is muslim or non-muslim and makes it absolutely forbidden to take An innocent life unjustly. The gravity of such a crime is equated, in the Holy Quran, with killing of the entire Humanity.
Q5:32 ''Because of that, we ordained for the children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption done in the land - it is as if he had plain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved the mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, even after that, throughout the land, were transgressors''

In conclusion, the messages of the Holy Quran is clear as we have seen, that the sanctity of human life is to be respected and any violation in that regards is paramount to the worst crime. I must tell you that the teaching of the Holy Quran and teachings of prophet Muhammad are totally different to what the terrorists are sadly imparting to humanity in the name of Islam.

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