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What is Islam ?
The religion of Islam is the acceptance and obedience to the teachings of God which He revealed to His last prophet, Muhammad .
The word “Islam” has derived from the word meaning “peace” in Arabic. Islam is a religion divulged to mankind with the intention of presenting a peaceful life where the infinite solicitude and mercy of God explicits on earth. It's mandatory in Islam to live by the moral values and to believe in mercy, peace and love.
“O You who believe! Enter absolutely into peace (Islam). Do not follow in the footsteps of satan. He is an outright enemy to you.” (Holy Quran: 2, 208)
Islam vs Muslims / Atrocities
Islam vs Muslims / Atrocities
When Islam is a religion of peace then why does Muslims opt for atrocities ?
I guess, this question leaves everyone confused and many unanswered.
Well, the only way to find the answer to this is to read Quran and Hadith. There is a difference between Islam, Muslims and the atrocities.
I have already explained what Islam is, so now let me tell you who is Muslim and to become a Muslim what all conditions you need to fulfill and how you are suppose to live your life. Because it's imperative for Muslims as well as for Non-Muslims to know what this religion is all about and how it has been portrayed.
Just for more clarity I'll explain you with an example because I am sure whoever will read this article can relate to this example. Do you remember when we were in school and their use to be some misbehaved kids with a lot of disobedience towards parents and teachers?? Because of them entire class gets punished.... I was a back bencher in my school and because of me whole class got punished and of which I am really ashamed of. Today when some people display comportment under the name of Islam which is actually prohibited in Islam makes me realized that how my fellow classmates use to feel.
Let me tell you the basic practice and the pillars of Islam which every Muslim needs to follow.
1) Shahada (Kalimah) : Testifying to God's Oneness: The declaration "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His prophet."
2) Salat: Prayer. General Features of Islamic Prayer. ...
3) Zakat: Giving charity. Originally a free-will donation
4) Roza ( Fasting) : To understand the value of food.
5) Hajj (Pilgrimage) : Only if you are financially stable
Apart from this, there are certain general rules which every Muslim has to follow however so many of them has failed and because of that entire religion got humiliated.
I will list down couple of activity which is actually a sin in Islam but it has been practising all around the world by Muslims or I should say Muslim name with a bizarre religion.
1) Killing someone in the name of Islam, which is popular by the name Jihad. I will tell you what is Jihad and how it is to be done and when it is to be done and in what circumstances:
The word Jihad is mistranslated as “Holy War”. The Arabic equivalent of “Holy War” is harb-u-muqadasah.The word Jihad comes from the root word jahada, which means to struggle. At the individual level, jihad primarily refers to the inner struggle of being a person of virtue and submission to God in all aspects of life.At the collective level, jihad can take various forms, such as:
a. Intellectual Jihad, which comprises of the struggle to convey the message of God to humankind and to fight with social evils through knowledge and prudence. As the eminent Qur’an says:“Who is better in speech than one who calls (men) to Allah, works righteousness, and says, “I am of those who bow in Islam”? [Al-Qur’an 41:33]
b. Monetary Jihad, which comprises of financial measures, and spending from one’s means to improve the living conditions of the poor and the oppressed.
c. Physical Jihad, which involves self-defense, as well as retribution against tyranny and exploitation,
Some writers and speakers quote the Qur’anic verses out of context and try to blame Islam for promoting violence and terrorism. They take a “text” and use it outside its “context”.
It is just like someone searches through the Bible and picks the following words or sentences to prove that the Bible promotes violence:
“Take all the leader of these people, kill them.” (Numbers 25:7)
“Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.” (Numbers 31:17-18)
“Kill every male and every woman who is not a virgin.” (Judges 21:11)
No fair-minded person will accept such “out of context” presentation of the Biblical verses. Yet we see many Christian evangelists and missionaries do exactly the same to the Qur’an without any hesitation.
I am sure this would be an eye opener for some people who thinks Islam supports violence.
2) Suicide Bombing or to commit suicide is prohibited ( Haram ) in Islam. Now being a Muslim when I see someone conducting these kind of activities makes me really downcast mainly because they use to claim about the excellence in Islamic knowledge.
The Prophet said, "Whoever purposely throws himself from a mountain and kills himself, will be in the (Hell) Fire falling down into it and abiding therein perpetually forever; and whoever drinks poison and kills himself with it, he will be carrying his poison in his hand and drinking it in the (Hell) Fire wherein he will abide eternally forever; and whoever kills himself with an iron weapon, will be carrying that weapon in his hand and stabbing his abdomen with it in the (Hell) Fire wherein he will abide eternally forever."
3 ) Multi Marriages in Islam is always a controversial topic all over the globe. Well, not all Muslim men betray their wives and religion. As a matter of fact, there are conditions for multi marriages which is mandatory otherwise it's a very big sin to perform. Infact in the ayats, Muslims are not allowed to multi-marry any woman. This law is primarily for justly dealing with orphaned women. And, as you see in the ayats, Allah does not suggest or encourage us to marry more than one woman. Allah only shows this as a path for keeping rights of orphan women. If we are not sure that we won't be able to behave properly, we are not allowed to marry more than one woman.
However, today, some people have changed the meanings of ayats. They generalized the meanings of this ayats to make them fit to their desires. And yet they treat their wives as animals instead of protecting their rights and loving them with utmost care which is also a "Sunnah" rather than treating them as if they were just child manufacturing machines.
People's wrongdoings misapprehend Islamic laws.
Islam is peace is Islam...
Red & Blue, Good & Bad, Muslims vs Muslims
There is a huge difference between red color and blue color, there are lot of things which is universally good and universally bad and with the same intentions there are Muslims who follows Islam religion and believes in the concept of "Live and let live". If I am having a long beard and my wife is wearing a hijab but underneath we are hurting innocents, giving unnecessary trouble to our neighbors, not performing our salah's ( prayers ) , not giving enough charity , disrespecting our elders , wasting food, aggression towards oppressed, not loyal to your work and what not... Then you cannot be called as a true follower of Islam.
The servants of the All-merciful are those who walk in the earth modestly and who, when the ignorant address them, say, ‘Peace’. (Q 25:63)
Fight them, and God will chastise them at your hands and degrade them, and He will help you against them, and bring healing to the breasts of a people who believe. (Q 9:14)
Islam is primarily a religion of peace. Its name “Islam” comes from “silm” which means two things: one is “submitting to God” and the second is “peace”. Both meanings are inter-twinned.
Whenever Muslims meet one another, they use the greeting of peace which is mandatory by ISlam: “as-salamu ‘alaykum — peace be upon you”, and the other person responds by saying “‘alaykumus salam — upon you be peace.”
Religion has been devastated by none other than "We the Muslims " I really don't know how it happened and more importantly why this had happened, because if you've read Quran then how can you mortify this religion. As a matter of fact, while reading Quran you might cry also after realizing your sin and how simple and peaceful this religion is to practice.
I am a Muslim and I prefer humanity over any religion ,race, caste, sex, color, nationality and financial status. Just like me, there are so many people across the globe who are fighting to change the perception of people towards Islam because we get deeply humiliated anywhere we go. My intentions to write this article was to create awareness about the difference between Atrocities / Aggression and Peace / Help / Islam.
I hope after reading this you can differentiate between Muslims and someone claim to be a Muslim.