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Submitted by Hadia Toor (Pakistan), Oct 31, 2008 at 04:19

The words that their prophet used: "Kill all infidels, wherever ye may find them" remind muslims of their holy order of jihad. We are lucky as the majority of muslims are common folks - either no guts or too humane to carry out their holy orders. That's why the muslims, though saddened by the violent acts of their brethren Jihadis, are consoled that at least the holy orders are being carried out.

i qoute these words....for I am a Muslim and it was yes indeed a little hard for me to read all of these allegations.... Jihad means Struggle...and there are many ways of struggling... we all try to struggle for peace or atleast those who are sane do wish to promote the concept of peace and tolerance.

when we speak of jihad in islam, unfortunately some people do attach it with killings of non-muslims...which is a wrong concept and certainly not islamic. islamic jihad is the struggle to sprtead the word of peace and islam... simple preaching...for some religions only those who are highly religious, the duty of preaching is assigned but in islam all muslims have the duty to preach...remember by preaching i mena spreading the knowledge not forcing anyone to enter islam!

as far as the Prophet (PBUH) is concerned, he taught us tolerance. he taught us to tolerate and accept other religions not kill themm and we have no holy order of killing non-muslims. we accept their relifions and faiths. even in an islmaic country, non muslims have the permission to live according to their religions and follow the punishments assigned by their religion under their personal laws.

in the time of the Caliph Hazrat Umar non muslims were allowed to trade nad drink wine,but not come drunk in public as it effected the peace of the society.

tolerance is important. accept the religious beleives of others. LIVE AND LET LIVE...


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