So much discussion has been made about the terrorism in the world! So there comes a question in everyone’s mind, what is the root cause of this all? Is this all due to the religion of Islam? Does Islam propagate such teachings and is there anything like terrorism actually working in Islamic teachings and history? Isn’t Islam is a religion of peace?
Absolutely! Islam is the religion of peace in every sense
There are 1.5 billion Muslims in the world. So the majority of the Muslims throughout the world are almost moderate and they practice basic teachings of Islam in their life regularly and they all are against such activities in which the innocents are being killed.
Even at the time of wars, Prophet Muhammad SAW instructed His followers in such a way that was a true reflection of the religion of Islam and that is proof that Islam is the religion of true peace. Islam is so humanly that even the crops of the enemies are asked to protect in the wars. This was one of the teachings of prophet Muhammad SAW.
The followers of Prophet SAW truly followed the teachings of prophet SAW in every sense, there is an address which the first Caliph Abu Bakr (Allah be pleased with him) gave to his army while sending her on the expedition to the Syrian borders is permeated with the noble spirit with which the war in Islam is permitted. He said: ” Stop, O people, that I may give you ten rules for your guidance in the battlefield. Do not commit treachery or deviate from the right path. You must not mutilate dead bodies. Neither kills a child, nor a woman. nor an aged man. Bring no harm to the trees, nor burn them with fire, especially those which are fruitful. Slay not any of the enemy’s flock. save for your food. You are likely to pass by people who have devoted their lives to monastic services; leave them alone”
Such was the teaching of Islam that is proof that Islamic teachings from day one are supportive of peace and against the actions that may prevail loss for the innocents. The Muslims who have surrendered to viciousness are persuaded by legislative issues, not religion.
“Jihad” has various implications. It tends to be meant “sacred war,” yet its essential significance is “battle,” and in the Koran, this alludes to the inward and outer exertion to be a decent Muslim.
No monotheistic religion is a religion of harmony—they know extensive times of harmony, yet they additionally know long times of war. The battle-ready history of Islam is all around reported.
Islam is a religion of amicability in the fullest sentiment of the word. The Qur’an calls its heading ‘the paths of peace’ (5:16). It also says “God abhors any disturbance of the peace” (Quran, 2:205)
Truth be told the root meaning of Islam is ‘Silm’ which itself implies harmony. So the soul of Islam is the soul of harmony. The main stanza of the Qur’an inhales the soul of harmony. It says: for the sake of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.
This mentioned verse is repeated in the Quran no less than 113 times. It shows the great importance Islam attaches to such values as Mercy and Compassion. One of God’s names, according to the Quran, is As-Salam, which means peace. Moreover, the Quran states that: “the Prophet Muhammad PBUH was sent to the world as a mercy to mankind. (Quran, 21:107)
Islam connects extraordinary significance to harmony. Truth be told, Islam can’t manage the cost of not to be in a condition of harmony since all that Islam focuses on—profound advancement, scholarly improvement, character building, social change, instructive exercises, or more all Missionary work — can be accomplished distinctly in a climate of harmony and agreement.
As per Islam, harmony isn’t just a nonappearance of war. Harmony opens ways to a wide range of changes that are available in some random circumstances. It is just in a serene circumstance that arranged exercises are conceivable. It is therefore that the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) went to incredible degrees to build up harmony in his time.
In this manner, Islam is a religion of harmony incomplete sense of the word. The education of Islam depends on the standards of harmony. Any deviation from the model is a deviation from Islam. We should, hence, comprehend the belief system of harmony given in Islam and base our activities upon this philosophy with the goal that harmony will win on the planet.
So to cut long story short, Islam is the religion of peace and the few famous quotes by the non-Muslims are a great proof for that, let us close our discussion with few of these lines.
“… since September 11th event, on many occasions I always come forth, with a defense of Islam. Islam likes any other major tradition. I think the very praising Allah means love, infinite love, compassion, like that. I understand Islam, they usually carry a rosary, all 99 beads, different name of Allah, all refer compassion or these positive things.” – Dalai Lama
“Islam brings hope and comfort to millions of people in my country, and to more than a billion people worldwide. Ramadan is also an occasion to remember that Islam gave birth to a rich civilization of learning that has benefited mankind.” – George W. Bush
“The legislation of the Quran will spread all over the world because it agrees with the mind, logic, and wisdom.” – Leo Tolstoy