Do you believe Islam is a violent religion?

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  1. DirtyBarack16 profile image59
    DirtyBarack16posted 12 years ago

    Do you believe Islam is a violent religion?

  2. lovelife08 profile image61
    lovelife08posted 12 years ago

    The truth is there are violent people all over the world, despite what religion they prefer.  All religions have violence (war) due to reasons such as disagreeing with another religions beliefs, etc.  That being said, not all people within the religions are violent.  It is just that every religion has violent people.

  3. DirtyBarack16 profile image59
    DirtyBarack16posted 12 years ago

    Consider this though:JUST A FEW VERSES

    The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers.  Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding.  Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.

    Quran (2:244) - "Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things."

    Quran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."  Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time.  From the Hadith, we know that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding caravans with this verse.

    Quran (3:56) - "As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help."

    Quran (3:151) - "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority".  This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be 'joining companions to Allah').

    Quran (4:74) - "Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward."  The martyrs of Islam are unlike the early Christians, led meekly to the slaughter.  These Muslims are killed in battle, as they attempt to inflict death and destruction for the cause of Allah.  Here is the theological basis for today's suicide bombers.

  4. Abdul Muqeet Khan profile image40
    Abdul Muqeet Khanposted 12 years ago

    hello friend the quotes u have written here are not  complete behind every quote tell me what Surat is it from which u have taken it on what demographics were it told what the time when when it was told dont go off beating the bush .its like saying that because he is a man he must have done the rape no sirs investigations don't go on this way . there are thousands of verses that condemns it also why dont they go through ur eyes ?

    here is a detail ans i hope it pacifies u … _verse.htm

  5. Shahid Bukhari profile image60
    Shahid Bukhariposted 12 years ago

    The problem with non-Muslim "Commentators" on Islam, and the Koran, is their being "choosy" ... they being "selective" in their "out of Context" Quoting of the Koran's Stated Word ...
    But above all, behaving, as if they are minor Prophets ... 

    Academically speaking ... If I were to quote the Torah or the Bible, for that matter any Religious Scripture ... I will first determine, the true "Perspective" of the Stated ... and such indeed is a difficult, and time consuming task ...

    Lets take your referred 2:244, you have "quoted, as usual: in isolation" ... But if you read the Koran you will note, the referred verse is preceded by verse 2:243 ...

    The Precedent verse, 243 ... asks the Israelite ... figuratively a thousand in number ... fleeing Egypt for fear of death, due Pharaoh's command that they be slain ...  comes the verse 2:244 ... Asking ... what you have quoted ... and "labelled, as the Muslims being asked by Mohammad's God to fight in the Cause of Allah" ... against the Jews and Christians etc..

    Let me teach you History ...
    But first The Truth ... There Is One God ... That
    ever since Adam, and then his Progeny ... Believers have been fighting ... meaning, "defending" their faith, hearth and kin,persecuted by the Non-Believers ... and Bani Israel know it more than the others ...

    The modern times problem is ... Theodore Herzl ... he was not a Prophet ... he is of the kind who led the Israelite to universal condemnation ...
    For there are also Believers among the Jews, who Believe ... and do not go about butchering the Philistines, or others on the basis of Racial Superiorities ... on the basis of Philosophical Theories, or Clerical Stories.

  6. rikabothra profile image61
    rikabothraposted 12 years ago

    I believe Violence and Religion can never go hand in hand. Religion is a belief that influences and shows people the right way to live life, hence, no religion would propogate or even suggest violence of any form. Violence has no religion, it is just an activity that certain people use to take out their frustrations. If they say they were driven to do so because of religion, then they do not know the meaning of religion in the first place.

  7. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 12 years ago

    YES DEFINITELY! Any religion that openly says it is OK to strap a bomb on and blow up another or kill and endanger the lives of others for their God is not a true religion and should not be permitted in society.

    1. Nigham AFZAL profile image82
      Nigham AFZALposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Complete your knowledge Sir, Give me a single name of book of Muslims that instructs Muslims like you said, tell me a single verse of Holy Koran, which gives guides like that, What you are talking about is called "Jehad", 'f have time read about it.

  8. profile image0
    darknight444posted 12 years ago

    1 the probleme with non beliver thy dont understand arabik and thy dont understand the holy coran and thy interprat it as thy wont

    even normal muslims and arabs who know the orignal language cant interprate it

    it s up to muslim scolars

    2 islam call for protection of muslims with fighting for god
    and fighting for god is a lot difrrente than what terorist do

    thise is what mohamed orders in war :

    never harm e woman an old man or e child

    never harm e tree

    never harm who drop down his weapon
    never enter on house and dont tansgress because god dont love it

    now there is no fighting for god only in palastine

    all nations must defende them selfs and muslims too

  9. noorin profile image70
    noorinposted 12 years ago

    The response to the verses while taking context, order of events in consideration:

    Quran (2:244) - Fight in God’s cause is in reference to several things including liberation of the oppressed, meaning the helpless men and women who are yearning and praying for freedom. Freedom from the oppression that Muslims were facing from the Meccan tribes and freedom of speech in doing Dawah i.e. spreading the word of Islam.

    If you read the islamic history, you will realize that Muslims were persecuted, humiliated, harassed and tortured to death for no other crime but choosing to believe in the one creater... Women and black people were the most abused believers -Look up 'Bilal' and 'Somia om Amar bin Yasser'.  This does NOT refer to fighting and killing innocents. As Quran says:

    Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors. (PICKTHAL Translation, Quran 2:190)

    Fighting is ordained for Muslims in order to defend themselves and their rights, as well as the rights of others. The obligation to physically defend one’s rights. It is sufficient to quote a verse from the Qur’an in this regard:

    Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward. How should ye not fight for the cause of Allah and (for the cause) of the feeble among men and of the women and the children who are crying: Our Lord! Bring us forth from out this town of which the people are oppressors! Oh, give us from thy presence some protecting friend! Oh, give us from Thy presence some defender! Those who believe do battle for the cause of Allah; and those who disbelieve do battle for the cause of idols. So fight the minions of the devil. Lo! the devil’s strategy is ever weak. (4:74 - 4:76)

    3:56, and 3:151 are talking about punishment in the afterlife for unbelievers. If you don’t believe in the Islamic account of Hell, not much to worry about, is there?

    Quran (4:74) IS MISTRANSLATED ... Don't know if u know Arabic but I do and the word 'Christians is not even mentioned in there ' :S Besides u can't take 74 without linking it to 76 -found above-

    Dr. Maher Hathout (Hathout, Jihad vs. Terrorism; US Multimedia Vera International, 2002, p.50) comments on verse 4:76 by saying:
    This verse is related to the two preceding verses ) where it was stated that those who fight for God’s cause would be rewarded whether they are victorious or slain. Fighting for God’s cause includes the liberation of the oppressed, meaning the helpless who are yearning for freedom. The believers fight for God’s cause, and the disbelievers fight for the sake of their idols. An idol may be taken conceptually. For example, evil or greed may figuratively be construed as idols.

  10. arksys profile image86
    arksysposted 12 years ago

    "The believer with the most complete faith, is the one with the best character and the best of them are those who treat their wives best."
    -Prophet Muhammad.

    "He who sleeps with his belly full, while his neighbour is hungry, is not one of us."
    -Prophet Muhammad.

    “Feed the hungry and visit a sick person, and free the captive, if he be unjustly confined. Assist any person oppressed, whether Muslim or non-Muslim.”
    -Prophet Muhammad.

    I do not in any way think Islam teaches violence.

  11. Mahmo profile image59
    Mahmoposted 11 years ago

    Yes it is a violent religion because Muslims had waged the First and the Second Word wars ,They also waged the war on Iraq on false grounds and invented and dropped the first atomic bomb in Japan .Muslims also invaded phalestine and killed its people and settled in their lands and continued in killing them .They also continued in invention of  weapons of mass destruction,poisonous gases and planes without pilot and sell them to other nations to fight each other.They also killed and still killing innocent people in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Burma.They are also planning for the beginning of the Third World War against Iran, and in  all these wars Muslims killed and still killing millions of people and destroyed uncountable resources.

    1. Nigham AFZAL profile image82
      Nigham AFZALposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think you were deciding to write America...and by mistake you wrote Islam...I am a Pakistani and here I can see no violence caused by Islam. Factors other than Islam are included...Next time read your comment thoroughly before submitting it...

  12. Nasir Syaran profile image64
    Nasir Syaranposted 10 years ago

    we can find violent in muslim people and also in people in another religion. I think it is better to ask how to reduce violence in muslim people and other religiion people than ask is islam a violent religion. Because "how to reduce" question can lead to find internal mechanism to make peace in Islam.


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