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Islam is a Peaceful Religion......

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Submitted by Zedine Laiq (India), Sep 17, 2006 at 07:30

First of all the followers of Quran cannot be terrorists because it is absolutely against the teaching of Quran to kill innocent people. The acts of terrorist are Satanic, so the terrorists are followers of Satan.

Terrorist does not have any Religion or country and as per the teaching of Islam a terrorist cannot be called a Muslim. Just by having a Muslim name a person cannot be called a Muslim. There are some black sheep's and wicked people in all the communities

There are around one Billion Muslims living in the world. The population of Muslims is next only to Christians, but there are more practicing Muslims then practicing Christians. Out of this huge population of Muslims in the world only a few hundred thousand people having Muslim names may be actual terrorists and it is the Western Propaganda and Media to blame, they are presenting wrong picture of Islam.

Islam Forbids Terrorism. Islam is the Most peaceful and True Religion in the world. Terrorist existed since Ages and some past Rulers and present rulers are also terrorist.

World History is proof of it. Chenghis Khan, Ramsey (Pharaohs)

Are only a few examples. So today also as the world population has increased so also The Terrorism has increased. Terrorists are not only having Muslim names but there are Many Terrorist having Hindu, Christian, Jews, Chinese and other names around the World. So this Disease is everywhere but unfortunately the disease is not treated. Rather it is being spread more and more by some political leaders worldwide. The only Difference is any one having Muslim name and he is involved in such activity the whole Medium is repeatedly after it, otherwise it disappear from the news fast. All Terrorists irrespective of having Muslim names or Hindu names or Christian names or Sikh names or Jewish names etc irrespective of names should be Given the same treatment. I HAVE WRITTEN NAMES, AS I BELIEVE A TERRORIST DOES NOT BELONG TO ANY RELIGION.

Political solution Is very important to Eradicate terrorism. But unfortunately in today's world some Powerful political leaders in some countries are creating more and more terrorist by their foolishness and for their personal Ambitions and gains. Furthermore war is not an objective of Islam nor is it the normal course of Muslims. It is only the last resort and is used under the most extraordinary circumstances.

When all other measures fail. This is the actual status of war in Islam. For instance the Quran says "And did not God check one set of people by means of Another, there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, And mosques in which the name of God is commemorated in abundant measure". Although realistic in its approach, Islam never tolerates aggression from its own side or From any other side, nor does it entertain aggressive wars or the initiation of aggressive wars. Muslims are commanded by God not to begin hostilities, or embark on any act of Aggression, or violate any rights of others.

Islam is the religion of Peace: Its meaning is Peace: One of God's name is Peace: The daily greetings of Muslims and Angels are Peace: Paradise is the house of Peace: The Adjective ‘Muslim' means Peaceful. Peace is the nature, the meaning, the emblem and The objective of Islam. Every being is entitled to enjoy the peace of Islam and the kindness of the Peaceful Muslims, regardless of Religious or Geographical or Racial Considerations so long as there are no aggression against Islam or Muslims. If the Non Muslims are peaceful with the Muslims or even indifferent to Islam, there can be no Ground or justification to declare war on them. There is no such thing as Religious war to force Islam on Non Muslims, because if Islam does not emerge from deep convictions, from within, it is not acceptable to God, nor can it help its professor. If there is any Religion or constitution to guarantee Peaceful freedom of Religion and forbid compulsion in religion, it is Islam, and Islam alone. To this point the Quran refers as Follows:

"Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: Whoever rejects Evil and believes in God has grasped the most trustworthy handhold, that never breaks. And God hears and knows all things"

Even in the propagation of Islam a Muslim is not only forbidden to employ force but is also commanded to use the most peaceful methods. To Mohammed the Prophet God says:

"Invite (all) to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching: and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: For your Lord knows best who has strayed from His Path and who receive guidance"

And dispute you not with the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) except with means better (than mere disputation), unless it be with those of them who inflict wrong

(and injury): But say: We believe in the Revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you: Our God and your God is One: and it is to Him we bow (in Islam)"

Questions are welcome.

Thanks,

Zedine Laiq

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