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Must Watch: 1400 yrs of Islam history in a few minutes... - YouTube

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:13


Brigitte Gabriel lays out 1400 yrs of Islamic History and issues a strong warning to the Western World about Muslim deception.
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An Open Letter to my Muslim Friend.... Part 2

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:50

 


“I and the Father are one.”

(John 10:30 ESV)

 

Dear Muslim Friend,

I did have a digital copy of the Koran (I probably still do on my tablet)….but I read very little of it because all of my roads have always (and continually) led back to Christ.  As a Christian, I do believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah.  The Bible was written over a span of 1,500 years ….by almost 40 authors and these authors, we (the Christian faith) believe, were inspired by God.  Over this large span of 1,500 years, there is only one central theme which the bible reveals…that is Jesus.  The bible is very unique among all other sacred texts…and has never been disproven….or proven….but Christians are told to live by faith.

I realize you probably believe the bible has been corrupted.  You have read both Sacred Scriptures….and I truly respect you for that!  You have mentioned words that are not found in the bible….Trinity… Bible….Original Sin …. But that does not disprove that Jesus is God.  I ask you to show me historical evidence to back up the claim that the bible has been corrupted if you believe it is?

And you haven’t answered my earlier question…. Do you know for sure you will go to paradise when you die?  I am really interested in finding out your views of salvation…….

We do not have different versions of the Bible in the sense of having different Bibles….rather we have different English translations as well as various translations in other languages from the same basic set of Hebrew and Greek manuscripts.  Did you know that when the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947, there were Old Testament manuscripts that date to about a thousand years earlier… that is 150 BC which predates Muhammad?  Two copies of Isaiah discovered in Qumran Cave 1 proved to be word for word identical with our standard Hebrew Bible in more than 95 percent of the text.

I have quickly researched “begotten”   Please correct me if I am wrong….Muslims view Allah as being absolutely one…he was not begotten by anyone, nor did he beget anyone.   People… like myself who believe Jesus is the Son of

God are viewed as being deluded (Sura 9: 30) by saying Jesus was the Son of God implies that Allah had sexual relations with a female partner.  Yet the Christian bible does not imply or state any sexual union took place either….

You mention the word begotten many times so I would like to explain how Christians view this.  Begotten in the Greek word (monogenes) does not mean that Christ was procreated but rather means unique or one of a kind.   As a Christian….the belief is that Jesus is the Son of God in the sense that He uniquely has the same nature as the Father…a divine nature.  In the bible, whenever Jesus claimed to be the Son of God, His Jewish critics tried to stone Him.  They understood Him as claiming to be God….because He was and is….The Father/Son relationship existed before time began.

I also researched and found instances where people often argue there are some 200,000 variants or mistakes in the manuscript copies of the New Testament…and out of these 200,000 mistakes…more than 99 percent hold virtually no significance whatsoever.  Many of them involve a missing letter in one word or the absence of one insignificant word.

Thank you for sharing your ancestral stories with me.  I find that so fascinating!  Yet, it saddened me!  It also made me sad to find you are not sure of your salvation!  My salvation is secured in the One who died for me!  I like to tell non-Christians….that it was nothing I did to earn salvation….But only what Christ did for me!!  Bless you Muslim friend….. and I truly hope you have happiness and prosperity!  AND…I hope you find your paradise!!!

Peace,

Kathy

 

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

(John 1:14 ESV)

 

 

 

 

 

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Just saying

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:31

Boudica Bpi‏ @Boudicabpi

Just saying

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Who really opresses me?

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:15

I have stated I wear abaya in my last post. I wore it out of choice, I love my abaya and proud to wear it and be identified as a muslim… But some think I’m opressed.

I’ve been asked by why I wear abaya, why can’t I just wear my colorful clothes that I have. It’s simple on so many reasons and beneficial in ways you some don’t realise

I wear abaya for Allah because Allah told us wear what is modest. He asks us to do so, so that we do not get harrassed by men. I believe that you can’t achieve modesty in jeans and trousers and bright colors but that is my person opinion. I wouldn’t pray and stand in front of Allah in jeans so I dont believe I should stand in front of non mehrem in such a way. Unfortunately, men will look at women (not all but some) in such away that can lead to desire and wearing bright clothes will make people look faster than wearing toned down shades. We’re asked to cover not wrap our selves, Prophet Muhammed said there will be a day comes​ where people are clothed but naked! Skinny jeans and tight tops, Put a scarf on it does that really make it modest? Ask your self is that how Allah is pleased?

I don’t want to be harrassed and sexualised by men and I really dont want to be in competition with other women. No one really says it but yes some women compete against other women. I’m not in competition with anyone and I have a lot more in life to think of than what the next person thinks of how I’m dressed. Sociaty is dicating what to wear, what is beautiful and how we should look on a day to day basis. It is really sad that young girls are struggling with weight issues because society said slim is sexy, yes times are changing but it’s still far from ok. I wear what i wear because I don’t let others dicate my dress I dont want to have to worry day in and day out if I’m over weight or if something looks fat on me or of my make up is on trend. I don’t want to spend an hour in the mirror day in day getting ready. 1 hour a day can add up to be 15 days of your life wasted a year! That time in a mirror could have been 2 week holiday I could have had with family I could be with… Wasted! And for what doing what is socially expected? Hell no!
Once I was with family in a place that doesn’t like Muslims, I felt like it wasn’t safe to wear abaya so I wore my western clothes (with hijab), to fit in. I felt uncomfortable, unhappy, insecure and untrue to my self, just so I please other. People say I’m opressed when I wear black abaya but I feel free. I’m spoken to not at, I’m taken seriously​. My itentity and personality is from my heart and mind not my clothes. When I had to remove my abaya to please everyone else I felt so opressed and depressed, I lost my identity… My deen went down and my salah went with it all for other not for the sake of Allah.

My abaya says to the world, You can not dicate what I look like. I will not conform to what you want. I am muslim and I am honoured to be a Muslim and for others to identify​ me that way.

The world opresses me when im forced to remove my abaya. Allah liberates me when I cover for him!

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WTF is a Palestinian?

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 14:43

WTF is a Palestinian?

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Decorate my hijab

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:15

Muslim. Woman.

Oppressed; must-be.

Ignorant, for sure.

You slap those labels on me.

I let the words stick.

Decorate my hijab.

I can see your eyes follow me.

The distrust, mistrust.

The confusion that comes when you hear me speak.

(Yes, I do have a voice.)

Women should be allowed to wear what they want, you say.

(I agree.)

You say; so take that thing of your head.

I reply; “But I-“

Must be brainwashed.

Written in response to the daily prompt Label

(Some background: I am a Muslim woman who has chosen to wear the hijab out of my own accord and have done so for over seven or eight years.) No pressure from my parents, extended family etc. etc. I find it incredibly ironic that there are people who claim they believe a woman should have the freedom to dress as she wants, but also argue that women like me shouldn’t be allowed to wear a headscarf and then claim it is a way of protecting us from oppression…)

 

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Decorate my hijab

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:15

Muslim. Woman.

Oppressed; must-be.

Ignorant, for sure.

You slap those labels on me.

I let the words stick.

Decorate my hijab.

I can see your eyes follow me.

The distrust, mistrust.

The confusion that comes when you hear me speak.

(Yes, I do have a voice.)

Women should be allowed to wear what they want, you say.

(I agree.)

You say; so take that thing of your head.

I reply; “But I-“

Must be brainwashed.

Oppressed.

Written in response to the daily prompt Label

(Some background: I am a Muslim woman who has chosen to wear the hijab out of my own accord and have done so for over seven or eight years.) No pressure from my parents, extended family etc. etc. I find it incredibly ironic that there are people who claim they believe a woman should have the freedom to dress as she wants, but also argue that women like me shouldn’t be allowed to wear a headscarf and then claim it is a way of protecting us from oppression…)

 

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FUNERAL RITES AND REGULATIONS IN ISLAM.

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:11

BismilLaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

FUNERAL RITES AND REGULATIONS IN ISLAM.

 

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: “Always remember the destroyer of pleasures – Death.” The topic between your hands is a very important one, given that most certainly every human being will taste death, just as the prophets, kings, rich, poor, young, old, and nations of the past experienced. By the grace of Allah, Islam has provided a complete set of instructions for the dying individual, those who are present at the time of death, as well as those responsible for burying the deceased. These regulations and exhortations should be common knowledge among Muslims, since death often occurs when it is least expected. This Reminder attempts to provide the reader with a concise compilation of rules and regulations regarding funeral rites in accordance with authentic Islamic teachings.

 

What to do for a dying and dead person

  1. Gently but firmly advise and prompt the dying person to say the Shahaadah – the declaration: Laa ilaaha illa-Allah, which means there is no true god except Allah. This prompting in Arabic is known as Talqeen. The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said: “Prompt your dying ones to say ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Allah.’ Whoever last words at the time of death was Laa ilaaha illa-Allah will enter Jannah (Paradise) one day, irrespective of what happens to him prior to that.” The talqeen is necessary only when the dying person is unable to utter the shahaadah.

 

Muslims are also encouraged to be present when non-Muslims are dying in order to present Islam to them. This permission is conditioned by the absence of any signs of shirk or acts of disobedience to Allah. The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) visited a Jewish youth who used to serve the Prophet (s.a.w) during his fatal illness. He (s.a.w) sat by his head and said to him: “Embrace Islam, embrace Islam.” He looked at his father as if to take his permission. His father said: “Obey Abu Al-Qaasim (i.e. Muhammad).” He took his advice and died immediately thereafter. The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “All praise be to Allah who has saved him from the Fire,” and commanded his companions to pray the funeral prayer over him. Allahu Akbar.

 

  1. It is recommended to supplicate and say good words aloud in the presence the one who is dying. These positive words make the process of dying easier, and recovery from illness more bearable. The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “If you are in the presence of a sick or dying person, you should say good things, for verily the Angels say ‘Aameen’ to whatever you say.”

 

The practice of reciting Surat Yasin in the presence of the dying person or dead person is based on weak prophetic reports, having no basis in the authentic Sunnah. Neither the Prophet (s.a.w) nor his companions did it, or recommended that it be done. Those who observe the practice of reciting Yasin over the dead do so in light of the hadith: “Yasin is the heart of the Qur’an. Whoever recites it seeking the pleasure of Allah and the Hereafter will receive Allah’s forgiveness. So recite it to your dead.” Concerning this hadith, Ad-Dar al-Qutni is reported to have said: “In the chain of narrators of this hadith there is confusion. Its text is obscure and is not correct.” Another practice which has no foundation in the practice of the Prophet (s.a.w) and his companions, is turning the body of one who is dying so that he or she faces the Qiblah (i.e. the Ka’bah in Makkah). Turning the body became a custom after the time of the Prophet’s companions, but was objected to by leading scholars of that time. To be continued in shaa Allah. May Allah keep guiding us from any deviation.

Categories: Islam

FUNERAL RITES AND REGULATIONS IN ISLAM.

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:11

BismilLaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

FUNERAL RITES AND REGULATIONS IN ISLAM.

 

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: “Always remember the destroyer of pleasures – Death.” The topic between your hands is a very important one, given that most certainly every human being will taste death, just as the prophets, kings, rich, poor, young, old, and nations of the past experienced. By the grace of Allah, Islam has provided a complete set of instructions for the dying individual, those who are present at the time of death, as well as those responsible for burying the deceased. These regulations and exhortations should be common knowledge among Muslims, since death often occurs when it is least expected. This Reminder attempts to provide the reader with a concise compilation of rules and regulations regarding funeral rites in accordance with authentic Islamic teachings.

 

What to do for a dying and dead person

  1. Gently but firmly advise and prompt the dying person to say the Shahaadah – the declaration: Laa ilaaha illa-Allah, which means there is no true god except Allah. This prompting in Arabic is known as Talqeen. The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said: “Prompt your dying ones to say ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Allah.’ Whoever last words at the time of death was Laa ilaaha illa-Allah will enter Jannah (Paradise) one day, irrespective of what happens to him prior to that.” The talqeen is necessary only when the dying person is unable to utter the shahaadah.

 

Muslims are also encouraged to be present when non-Muslims are dying in order to present Islam to them. This permission is conditioned by the absence of any signs of shirk or acts of disobedience to Allah. The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) visited a Jewish youth who used to serve the Prophet (s.a.w) during his fatal illness. He (s.a.w) sat by his head and said to him: “Embrace Islam, embrace Islam.” He looked at his father as if to take his permission. His father said: “Obey Abu Al-Qaasim (i.e. Muhammad).” He took his advice and died immediately thereafter. The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “All praise be to Allah who has saved him from the Fire,” and commanded his companions to pray the funeral prayer over him. Allahu Akbar.

 

  1. It is recommended to supplicate and say good words aloud in the presence the one who is dying. These positive words make the process of dying easier, and recovery from illness more bearable. The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “If you are in the presence of a sick or dying person, you should say good things, for verily the Angels say ‘Aameen’ to whatever you say.”

 

The practice of reciting Surat Yasin in the presence of the dying person or dead person is based on weak prophetic reports, having no basis in the authentic Sunnah. Neither the Prophet (s.a.w) nor his companions did it, or recommended that it be done. Those who observe the practice of reciting Yasin over the dead do so in light of the hadith: “Yasin is the heart of the Qur’an. Whoever recites it seeking the pleasure of Allah and the Hereafter will receive Allah’s forgiveness. So recite it to your dead.” Concerning this hadith, Ad-Dar al-Qutni is reported to have said: “In the chain of narrators of this hadith there is confusion. Its text is obscure and is not correct.” Another practice which has no foundation in the practice of the Prophet (s.a.w) and his companions, is turning the body of one who is dying so that he or she faces the Qiblah (i.e. the Ka’bah in Makkah). Turning the body became a custom after the time of the Prophet’s companions, but was objected to by leading scholars of that time. To be continued in shaa Allah. May Allah keep guiding us from any deviation.

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BuzzFeed: Internet Trolls Are Using Facebook To Target Myanmar’s Muslims

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:46

BuzzFeed: Internet Trolls Are Using Facebook To Target Myanmar’s Muslims. “Harry Myo Lin’s problems started with a photo on Facebook. The picture showed Harry, who is Muslim, posing with a female friend, who is Buddhist. Then somehow, an account belonging to a Buddhist nationalist group found it and reposted it with a caption that would put a target on Harry’s back.”

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BuzzFeed: Internet Trolls Are Using Facebook To Target Myanmar’s Muslims

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:46

BuzzFeed: Internet Trolls Are Using Facebook To Target Myanmar’s Muslims. “Harry Myo Lin’s problems started with a photo on Facebook. The picture showed Harry, who is Muslim, posing with a female friend, who is Buddhist. Then somehow, an account belonging to a Buddhist nationalist group found it and reposted it with a caption that would put a target on Harry’s back.”

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10 Things I love about Mama!

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:22
Mama when visited Al-Aqsa back in 1997. I hope it won’t be the last, inshaAllah 10. When she h
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10 Things I love about Mama!

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:22
Mama when visited Al-Aqsa back in 1997. I hope it won’t be the last, inshaAllah 10. When she h
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It's really very simple

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:05

Not sure why people have a hard time understanding this

(Source)

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It's really very simple

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:05

Not sure why people have a hard time understanding this

(Source)

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Shekau threatens African nations: Reiterates desire to establish Sharia.

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:56
Three days after Boko Haram released a video showing them killing three men allegedly working for the Nigerian government,  Leader Abubaker Shekau, has appeared in a new video threatening world leaders and disputing the Cameroonian government’s claim that it has defeated the terror group.   The 27-minute footage also showed Shekau thanking his followers. He displayed identity cards, arms, ammunition and other equipment purportedly seized from the Cameroonian Army.   He also ordered his fighters to remain steadfast, adding that the sect will not back down until Sharia is established in Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Mali.   Video Translation:    ”Let me speak briefly in Hausa language, Allah’s help towards us made us to continue fighting, our brothers too fought along Cameroon-Nigerian border. But you kept lying to the people that you have killed 60 of our people, that you succeeded in arresting 20 of our men. That you even rescued 5000 of your people.   ”Why all these lies? Paul Biya, why are you lying? Is this how to convince your masters, the white men who are pigs and children of monkies?   ”Lies! Lies every day, you better be careful, Paul Biya because you are not fighting Shekau but God. It would have been easy for you to fight Shekau not God. This thing is beyond your imagination even though you underrated our strength you cannot joke with the holy Quran, prophet’s hadith and the religion of Allah. No! No! No!   ”Buhari, I’m very much sure that you have learned your lessons by now. You have really learned your lessons but you can still continue if you like. Remember that nobody has ever done bad and gotten away with it.   ”By Allah, all your deception and lies to Nigerians that you are doing them good will not help you. Following the steps of America, Britain or practising democracy and educating children with Western education will equally not do you good.   ”I rather not wish you bad but let me urge you to seek Allah’s forgiveness and repentance. Accept the real teaching of the Islam by not only depending on fasting, salat, zakkat and Hajj.   ”It’s not my saying because religion is ideology which is based on practicing the Quran and its laws. I better not make too much talk. Niger Republic President Muhammadu Yusufu you are a liar. You can’t dare my students and if I rise against you it will be difficult for you to face me.   ”Just remember that as long as we are Muslims and we practice the injunction of the Holy Quran we will be powerful. This is not something you can play with. Stop saying Boko Haram people are jobless because your propaganda will not help you in the presence of Allah.”   This is my warning to you all. By the way, this message was meant for my brothers in Islam  to remind them to remain resilient and dedicated towards the struggle. I assured them that the struggle is not shaken or weakened in anyway.   All the explosions in Maiduguri are carried out by us and we will continue to detonate bombs. In fact, you will never have rest of mind until you accept the holy Quran.: Here is the video link: http://jihadology.net/2017/03/13/new-video-message-from-jamaat-ahl-al-sunnah-li-l-dawah-wa-l-jihads-abu-bakr-shekau-the-secret-of-the-hypocrites/
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Shekau threatens African nations: Reiterates desire to establish Sharia.

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:56
Three days after Boko Haram released a video showing them killing three men allegedly working for the Nigerian government,  Leader Abubaker Shekau, has appeared in a new video threatening world leaders and disputing the Cameroonian government’s claim that it has defeated the terror group.   The 27-minute footage also showed Shekau thanking his followers. He displayed identity cards, arms, ammunition and other equipment purportedly seized from the Cameroonian Army.   He also ordered his fighters to remain steadfast, adding that the sect will not back down until Sharia is established in Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Mali.   Video Translation:    ”Let me speak briefly in Hausa language, Allah’s help towards us made us to continue fighting, our brothers too fought along Cameroon-Nigerian border. But you kept lying to the people that you have killed 60 of our people, that you succeeded in arresting 20 of our men. That you even rescued 5000 of your people.   ”Why all these lies? Paul Biya, why are you lying? Is this how to convince your masters, the white men who are pigs and children of monkies?   ”Lies! Lies every day, you better be careful, Paul Biya because you are not fighting Shekau but God. It would have been easy for you to fight Shekau not God. This thing is beyond your imagination even though you underrated our strength you cannot joke with the holy Quran, prophet’s hadith and the religion of Allah. No! No! No!   ”Buhari, I’m very much sure that you have learned your lessons by now. You have really learned your lessons but you can still continue if you like. Remember that nobody has ever done bad and gotten away with it.   ”By Allah, all your deception and lies to Nigerians that you are doing them good will not help you. Following the steps of America, Britain or practising democracy and educating children with Western education will equally not do you good.   ”I rather not wish you bad but let me urge you to seek Allah’s forgiveness and repentance. Accept the real teaching of the Islam by not only depending on fasting, salat, zakkat and Hajj.   ”It’s not my saying because religion is ideology which is based on practicing the Quran and its laws. I better not make too much talk. Niger Republic President Muhammadu Yusufu you are a liar. You can’t dare my students and if I rise against you it will be difficult for you to face me.   ”Just remember that as long as we are Muslims and we practice the injunction of the Holy Quran we will be powerful. This is not something you can play with. Stop saying Boko Haram people are jobless because your propaganda will not help you in the presence of Allah.”   This is my warning to you all. By the way, this message was meant for my brothers in Islam  to remind them to remain resilient and dedicated towards the struggle. I assured them that the struggle is not shaken or weakened in anyway.   All the explosions in Maiduguri are carried out by us and we will continue to detonate bombs. In fact, you will never have rest of mind until you accept the holy Quran.: Here is the video link: http://jihadology.net/2017/03/13/new-video-message-from-jamaat-ahl-al-sunnah-li-l-dawah-wa-l-jihads-abu-bakr-shekau-the-secret-of-the-hypocrites/
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The Golden Calf. Why not a lion?

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:42

Enjoy!!

Hasidic

Robots and angels don’t err, they can live for a thousand years without making a single mistake. Human beings, however, sin and fail and make lots and lots of stupid decisions; individually and communally. The distinction between the individual people’s mistakes and those of a nation is quite obvious, just think about the Holocaust.

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The Golden Calf. Why not a lion?

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:42

Enjoy!!

Hasidic

Robots and angels don’t err, they can live for a thousand years without making a single mistake. Human beings, however, sin and fail and make lots and lots of stupid decisions; individually and communally. The distinction between the individual people’s mistakes and those of a nation is quite obvious, just think about the Holocaust.

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ISLAM- The Religion of Peace

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:18

Islam means peace. The word “Salam” means “Peace” is derived from the same Arabic three-letter root “S-L-M” as the word Islam.So the spirit of Islam is the spirit of peace. The first verse of the Qur’an breathes the spirit of peace. It reads:

“In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful”.

This verse is repeated in the Qur’an no less than 113 times. It shows the great importance Islam attaches to such values as Mercy and Compassion.

But people often answer back Muslims angrily or yell out at us when we say ISLAM is the religion of Peace.They say, “How can Islam be a religion of peace when it urges the believers to fight the disbelievers so on and so forth.”

Now, here is a problem with Non-Muslims in understanding the word Peace. If we look the word up in the Dictionary, the meaning it conveys is:

‘Freedom from civil disturbance, harmony in personal relations, public order and security, a state or period of mutual concord between governments and a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity’

Based on the above definitions of Peace,Islam is indeed a religion of peace, but it is not a pacifist religion,and people seem to mix the two together.Whenever a Muslim says Islam is a religion of peace, non-Muslims assume we’re saying that Islam is pacifist religion, No!! Certainly not. What we are saying is that Islam is not here to cause you trouble or to bring violence upon you. It only ensures peace,tranquillity,stability in social,national and international level.

But sometimes in order to maintain peace force has to be used . Each and every human being in this world is not in favour of maintaining peace and harmony. There are many, who would disrupt it for their own vested interests.Warfare is always evil, but sometimes you have to fight in order to avoid the kind of persecution or to preserve decent values. So,sometimes force has to be used to maintain peace. It is precisely for this reason that we have the Police and Military who use force against criminals and anti-social elements to maintain peace in the country and protect our nation against foreign attacks. Islam promotes peace. At the same time, Islam exhorts it followers to fight where there is oppression. The fight against oppression may, at times, require the use of force.In Islam force can only be used to promote peace and justice.

Islam is not addicted to war, and jihad is not one of its “pillars,” or essential practices. Islam does allow the Muslims to physically fight,in a self-defence situation,to help the oppressed who cry out for help,in retaliation to the breach and violation of solemnly concluded covenants, pacts and treaties, disciplinary actions against those Muslims who aggress and start hostilities without any just cause, and continue obstinately on the path of aggression, and to maintain social harmony and peace Islam uses force.

In fact it would be completely illogical and UN-PEACEFUL if Islam had taught the opposite, if Islam had said don’t fight back at all while you are oppressed,or don’t help the oppressed who cry out for help, or don’t fight who destroy peace ,then that would be the true definition of going against peace, because whether one likes it or not, when one allows oppression and murder to freely walk, it will only increase, and by you remaining silent and doing nothing about it, you become complicit in it because you did nothing to stop it when you could have. If someone were to come to your house, and rape your family, would you stop by and do nothing about it? Of course not, so why any different when it comes to a person who is oppressing and killing you off your own land? There is no difference between the two, pacifists have no moral high ground, they simply have a very illogical ideology which itself is cruel, unjust, and against peace. If we lived in a pacifist world then that would mean all the Jews of Germany would be murdered by Hitler, and all the Bosnian Muslims would have been murdered by the Serbs, and on it goes.True mercy and justice is when you are allowed to fight back against tyranny and oppression, that is the definition of justice, to fight against evil and to completely crush it out and replace it with good and something better. This is what physical Jihad is for, to fight against tyranny and oppression and Islam being the religion of peace teaches so.The Divine religion of Islam is a religion of peace, mercy, tolerance, kindness and benevolence. It stands upright against all brutality, wanton violence, and viciousness in order to promote and protect justice and peace.

Few commandments which shows Islam indeed is a peaceful religion are:

It forbids mischief,immorality,bad conduct and oppression on earth [Quran 28:77 & 16:90],

It forbids Muslims to force people to accept Islam [Quran 2:256],

It forbids us to begin hostilities [Quran 2:190] and  cease the hostilities the moment enemy sues for peace [Quran 2:192-193],

It commands Muslims to stand for Justice and be just & fair. [Quran 4:58; 4:135; 5:8 ],

It says that the blood of the peaceful individual (one who is living under Muslim rule or who has been granted the protection of the Muslim state) is regarded as sacrosanct to such an extent that transgression against a single individual with no justification is regarded as equal to transgression against all of humanity.[Quran 5:32],

It also forbids us to fight those who don’t fight us on account of our faith nor turn us out from our homes and lands, instead it urges us to behave kindly with them [Quran 60:8-9]

And the list goes on.

Thus Islam is a religion of peace in the complete sense of the word. Every teaching of Islam is based on the principles of peace and justice. Any deviation from the model is a deviation from Islam and is due to misconceptions. We should, therefore, understand the ideology of peace given in Islam and base our actions upon this ideology so that peace will prevail in the world.

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