Those Who Make Mischief in the Earth, Theirs Is the Curse – (Surah Ra’ad) Oct17

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Those Who Make Mischief in the Earth, Theirs Is the Curse – (Surah Ra’ad)

Islam objurgates terrorism! Terrorism is savage, ruthless and induces bloodshed. Islam on the other hand, is a religion delivering the message of peace and harmony. Islam does not signify on identifying the triggerman. If a person kills his innocent brother, without blinking an eye, he is sought as a disbeliever. Such a person, who does not hold fear of Allah in his heart, has no place in Islam. Therefore, Islam by no means favors terrorism. Terrorism is a sin that confutes Islam. It ruins the peace and prosperity of the world.

Unfortunately, today, Islam is mated with terrorism due to the acts of certain individuals who have taken up the responsibility of atrocious crimes. Often a communist organization, fanatic groups or radical factions of the community are culpable for such misdeeds.

Unfortunate events like the attack on win towers in New York, the bombings of Bali, Madridand Londonare presumed to be approved by Islam in the eyes of some people. The thoughts of such people are fueled by the constant vilification of Islam b the media, depicting believers as Jihadists or Islamists. It must be highlighted that those who portray Muslims as shedders of blood are erroneous; Islam is a religion that calls for affection, mercy and love.

Every attack made in the name of religion is actually against religion. These oppressors, by committing such heinous crimes divorce people from Islam and inculcate hatred among the righteous people. It provokes Muslim brothers to fight among themselves and shed each other’s blood.

We, as true believers, must remember that Islam has no vacancy for terrorism. Terrorism is strictly denounced in the divine religion. To clarify your view on Islam’s stance on terrorism, go through the teachings of Holy Quran and the exemplary life of Holy Prophet (S.A.W.).

Whether he is a believer or non-believer, Islam condemns taking a life of an innocent unjustly. Islam not only safeguards the lives of people, but their property, honor and wealth are equally respected. The Holy Quran states “…and seek not corruption in the earth; lo! Allah loveth not corrupter “(28:77)

Moreover, Islam also commands us to approach our Muslim brothers with kindness and mercy.  Even in times of wars, justice should be practiced, despite the fact that the other party is of the unbelievers. Allah mentions in the Holy Quran “Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for your faith, nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: For Allah loves those who are just” (60:8)

Hence in Islam, violation of any of the above teachings is tantamount to the most ignoble act. Islam does not allow terrorism. The abominable deeds o provoking fear of terror in hearts of innocents, making defenseless civilians the target of ruthless deaths, mass destruction of property, the bombing and maiming of innocent men, women, and children and slandering people’s honor are the most detestable acts in Islam. These people are Islamic pariah.

Once a person recites Kalma and enters the fold of Islam, he is prohibited to be a source of harm in any way to others. He is taught to live in and with peace and harmony. Thus, terrorism that repudiates the beliefs of Islam is not at all associated with it.

So why does people judge Muslims by what they hear from news? Are they unaware of the fact that 99% of Muslims is against terrorism? Yes, I agree that there are few people who are terrorists, but does that entitle every single Muslim as a terrorist?

It is high time for the world to realize that Islam is a religion that promotes peace between people and nations. Islam is a solution to terrorism; it is not a cause of terrorism. The Quran has been very explicit on this issue. Islam conveys a totally different message to what the terrorists are imparting in the entire world.