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Is Islam Really a Peaceful Religion?


As I sat down to review the happenings in my country, Nigeria, one question kept creeping up in my subconscious...'Is Islam really a peaceful religion?'.Am sure this particular question has at one point or another crossed the minds of many Nigerians and the global community at large. Many Muslims believe that Islam is a religion of peace, but daily occurrence the world over keeps pointing in the opposite direction. The question of how peaceful the religion has been has eluded a good number of us.

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whonunuwho says

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    newnation 4 years ago

    But many of these religions really don't have verses directing or upholding such violence as the Quaran does. I guess maybe that's the reason why there are so many Islamic malitias

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    newnation 4 years ago

    Verses abound in the Qur’an which supports violence ranging from religious intolerance (Suras 9:5),domestic violence against women (Sura 4:34), amputation of criminals (Sura 5:38), harsh punishment for anyone that speaks against the prophet (Suras 3:


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Deidre Shelden (Ms Dee) says

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    KarlawithaK 4 years ago

    Christianity is based on the life of a man who was clearly anti-war, yet all five of the major religious wars involved some form of Christianity. If a religion is defined by its people, and how they practice, then I would say very few are peaceful.


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Rabiey says

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    KarlawithaK 4 years ago

    I'm pretty sure that the words "completely peaceful" can only be used safely for the religions of Buddhism and Hinduism. Your conversation proves that a religion can be "peaceful" in theory but in practice and interpretation of teachings, violent.

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    andrew savage 3 years ago

    Sounds like another enemy of the American constitution. Do you know if they retranslate the Quran like they do with the King James Bible?

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Richard Davis (lostdogrwd) says

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    newnation 4 years ago

    I have critically examined some parts of the quaran, and it seems to me that it is full support of a lot of things ranging from domestic violence, amputation, stoning to actual murder. I want you to give me explanations for these verses in the quaran


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