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May Allah forgive you!

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Submitted by Ibrahim Fares (Morocco), Nov 3, 2007 at 23:02

I can see that this article has invoked many persons, especially those who look at Islam with an-always-blaming look. Islam is terrorism, Islam is destruction, Islam is blablabla, let me tell you that all this prejudice has been said in the Koran 14 centuries before. Those who blew themselves in london and madrid are not muslims, cause if they were truly muslims they wouldn't have done so. And i believe that a man like Ousama Bin ladden who cannot even kill a fly, can never ever be responsible about the attacks of 11sept.

The first thing that one should know and clearly understand about Islam is what the word "Islam" itself means. The religion of Islam is not named after a person as in the case of Christianity which was named after Jesus Christ, Buddhism after Gotama Buddha, Confucianism after Confucius, and Marxism after Karl Marx. Nor was it named after a tribe like Judaism after the tribe of Judah and Hinduism after the Hindus. Islam is the true religion of "Allah" and as such, its name represents the central principle of Allah's "God's" religion; the total submission to the will of Allah "God". The Arabic word "Islam" means the submission or surrender of one's will to the only true god worthy of worship "Allah" and anyone who does so is termed a "Muslim", The word also implies "peace" which is the natural consequence of total submission to the will of Allah. Hence, it was not a new religion brought by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) I in Arabia in the seventh century, but only the true religion of Allah re-expressed in its final form.

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