The Word “Furqan” Defends Muslims Against Extremism

Islam is a restrictive religion in the eyes of those who think that modernization and the development in the technologies are hindered by Islamic teachings. This concept of the modern world has drawn misty clouds over righteous deeds and presented them as sins.

Surah e Furqan

As a result of which we have confused Muslim generation. They have lost the difference of the right and wrong as mention in surah e furqan:

“Blessed is He Who sent down the Discrimination upon His servant that he might be a Warner to the nations”.

The word furqan is an Arabic word that means Criterion or Standard. The instinct and nature of man is based on a balance between good and evil. When this balance is lost either man becomes a devil or he enters the blessings of Allah.

The meaning of this word is to distinguish between good and evil. Again Allah says in the in surah e furqan:

“And they who do not call upon another god with Allah and do not slay the soul, which Allah has forbidden except in the requirements of justice, and (who) do not commit fornication and he who does this shall find a requital of sin; The punishment shall be doubled to him on the day of resurrection, and he shall abide therein in a basement; Except him who repents and believes and does a good deed; so these are they of whom Allah changes the evil deeds to good ones; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.”

Fitra of mankind

According to Islam it is the fitra of a man that motivates his actions and defines his role on the course of life. The common needs of a man are food, shelter, and protection. The most important thing is success that everyone is looking for. Quite a number of people go under the influence of the method of attaining their goals by hook or crook means. The things provided to man are just to test him. So the people committing sinful acts are most of the times taking advantage of what they are provided with.

“Beautified for men is the love of things they desire: Women, Children, much of gold and silver (wealth), branded beautiful horses, cattle and well-tilled land. This is the pleasure of the present world’s life, but

Allah has the excellent return (Paradise).” [3:141]

In Quran at several places the desires of human beings is mentioned to be used in a productive way to make the world here after a prosperous one. As said in the Quran:

“Seeking the perishable goods of the worldly life. There are much more profits and booties with Allah.” [4:94]

While the ones who do not transgress make a useful, productive and positive use of the blessings of Allah. They perform the practical of balanced natural desires that are aroused in the Fitra of a man.

The use of the natural desires with an evil motive can be quite dangerous. About this Allah says in the Quran:

“These are the limits (set) by Allah, so do not approach them”


“These are the limits (set) by Allah, so do not approach them”


Extremists Calling Themselves as Muslims

Terrorism is a word used by the non Islamic forces to propagate Islamic culture as an extremist in the ideological, political and social means of the injunction in practical sense. They criticize the non state terrorism and jumble it up with the teachings of Islam. Islam in fact has nothing to do with these groups of people. Cultural demands are jumbled up in the teaching of Islam and the proponents of non Muslim forces who are using it for their own political benefits. They are provided with the powers we call “world powers” and are basically used to introduce Islam as terrorists so that they have a justification to subjugate and oppress them all over the world. The group of forces who are destroying the name of Islam are those who themselves are ignorant of the Islamic teachings. The resistive forces of Islam that are fighting back for their rights do not come under this head.

There has not only been an armed suppression but forums and virtual technologies and denominating effects of the economic powers are also being used to affect the minds of the Muslims youth. So that the Muslims are weak enough to even fight back these forces.

Way of guidance of Quran and the word Furqan

For the growth and development of faiths of the Muslims youth it is essential that we make them realize that  Quran, and the messenger comes first and then the human desires follow according to their faiths. Following Ayahs tell us about the exact meaning of Furqan:

  • “The day will come when we will raise from every community a witness from among them, and bring you as the witness of these people. We have revealed to you this book to provide explanations for everything, and guidance, and mercy, and good news for the submitters”. [16:89]
  • The messenger of GOD has set up a good example for those among you who seek GOD and the Last Day, and constantly think about GOD. [33:21]