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Al-Qarafi: A well renowned classic Muslim Scholar from the 13th Century CE: Al-Qarafi explains the meaning of “ treat them with Kindness)” Showing gentleness towards the weak, providing clothing to cover them, and soft speech. This must be done with affection and mercy, not by intimidation or degradation. Furthermore, tolerating the fact that there may be bothersome neighbors whom you could force to move, but you do not do so out of kindness towards them, not out of fear or financial reasons. Also, praying they receive guidance and join the ranks of those blessed with eternal reward, advising them in all worldly and spiritual matters, protecting their reputation if they are exposed to slander, and defending their property, families, rights, and concerns. Assisting them against oppression and getting them their rights”
Is Islam a violent religion (Jihad in Islam; A misunderstood concept)
JIHAD IN ISLAM (A
By: Emad Salih
WHAT DO MUSLIMS BELIEVE IN?
Do Muslims believe in a different God
whom they call Allah?
No, Allah is the Arabic name for God used
by all Arabs, Muslims, Christians and
Do Muslims worship Mohammed?
No, Mohammed is the Messenger
entrusted with God’s final revelation to
Do Muslims deny Jesus and other
No, the exact opposite is true. Muslims
believe in all the Prophets of God and
revere them. No Muslim is a Muslim if he
denies or disrespects any Prophet.
Do Muslims reject the Bible as a whole?
No, Muslims believe in the original Bible
revealed to Jesus but reject any possible
additions, omissions, revisions, and errors
MUSLIM'S CREED AS STATED THE
• “Say, [O believers], "We have believed in Allah and what has been
revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and
Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and his Descendants and what was
given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets
from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them,
and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.” ( Quran 2:136)
WHAT DOES THE WORD JIHAD
Definition: To strive and struggle in the way of God according to the way
prescribed by God.
Various types of Jihad:
1- Jihad-Nafs: To strive for the betterment of your own moral conduct and
2- Jihad-Shaytan: To struggle against Satan and resist his evil whispering.
3-Jihad-Adu: To struggle against and invading enemy and external threat
according to Islamic rules of combat.
WHAT JIHAD IS NOT
Killing innocent civilians and going to extremes in brutality is not Jihad.
Wrecking havoc and disturbing communal peace is not Jihad.
Random acts of violence aimed at terrorizing others is not Jihad.
Fighting against a regime or government that permits freedom of religion and
freedom of speech is not Jihad.
Violating Islamic rules of combat is not Jihad.
Terrorists should not be called Jihadists. Proper Jihad does not involve terrorism. Jihad
should not be used to describe terrorists.
ISLAM TEACHES RECIPROCATION OF
RESPECT, KINDNESS, AND PEACE?
“Allah does not forbid you respecting those who have not waged
war against you on account of your religion, and have not driven
you out of your homes, that you treat them with kindness and deal
with them justly; surely Allah loves those who are Just” Quran (60:8)
“But if your enemies incline towards peace, you should also incline
towards peace. And trust in God! For He is the one who hears and
knows all things.” (Quran8:61)
THE QURAN CALLS FOR FAIRNESS
“Among the followers of earlier revelation there are upright people,
who recite God's messages throughout the night, and prostrate
themselves before God. They believe in Allah and the Last Day, and
they enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and hasten to good
deeds. And those are among the righteous” (Quran 3:113)
“you will find the closest in love to Muslims those who say: ‘We are
Christians.’ That is because amongst them are priests and monks, and
because they are not arrogant” (Qur’an 5:82)
UNDER WHICH CIRCUMSTANCES IS
FIGHTING SANCTIONED IN ISLAM?
“Permission to fight is given to those who have been fought against, because they
were wronged and oppressed; and indeed, God is most able to give them victory;
(they are) those who have been unjustly expelled from their homes without right, for
no reason except that they say, "Our Lord is God.” (Quran 22:39-40)
2- Helping the weak and oppressed:
“And why should you not fight in the way of God and for the sake of those who are
weak, ill-treated, and oppressed? Men, Women, and Children, whose only cry is, "Oh
our Lord! Rescue us from this town whose people are tyrants, and provide for us from
you one who will protect us; and raise for us from you one who will help us!” (Quran
UNDER WHICH CIRCUMSTANCES IS
FIGHTING SANCTIONED IN ISLAM?
• 3- Protection of freedom of religion:
“Those who have been evicted from their homes without right
except that they said, "Our Lord (is) Allah." And if it were not that
Allah checks the people, some of them by others, surely monasteries,
churches, synagogues, and mosques where Allah’s name is
mentioned much would have surely been demolished . And surely
Allah will help those who support his cause. Indeed, Allah is surely
All-Strong, All-Mighty” (Quran 40:22)
FORCED CONVERSION IS NOT AN
“Let there be no compulsion in religion” (Quran 2:256).
“To you is your religion, and to me is mine”(Quran 109:6).
“And say, "The truth is from your Lord, so whoever wills - let him
believe; and whoever wills - let him disbelieve” (Quran 18:29)
CRUELTY, BRUTALITY, AND TREACHERY
ARE PROHIBITED IN ISLAM
“Who does not show mercy to others will not be shown mercy by Allah” (Prophet
“And I (Allah) have not sent you but as mercy to all mankind” (Quran 48:29).
“Show mercy to those on earth and the One above the heavens will show mercy to
you” (Prophet Mohammed)
“Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and be kind to you parents, and to
relatives, orphans, the needy, neighbors near and far, your friend who is by your
side,……” (Quran 4:36)
“The one who is treacherous towards his neighbor is not a believer”, he repeated it
three times. (Prophet Mohammed)
EXTREMIST BEHAVIOR IS TOTALLY
AGAINST THE TEACHINGS OF ISLAM
“I warn you against going to extremes in religion” (Prophet Mohammed)
“I was sent with the gentle and moderate religion” (Prophet Mohammed)
“Do not kill women or children an aged person, the weak, the injured, or the sick. Do not kill
people in places of worship, do not behave cowardly…” (Prophet Mohamed)
Do not go to extremes, do not behave treacherously, mutilate the dead, or kill children”
ISLAM SET HUMANE RULES FOR COMBAT AT A
TIME WHEN NO RULES EXISTED ( COMPARE TO
MONGOL INVASIONS IN THE 13TH & 14TH
1.6 Million killed in Hara (Afghanistan)
1.7 Million killed in Nishapur (Iran)
Population of Persia from 2.5 Mil. to 250K
1-2 Million killed in Baghdad
Population of China from 120 Mil. to 60 Mil.
Ukraine Population dropped by one half
Hungary Population dropped by one half
Destroyed most cities in today’s Russia
Total death toll 40-70 Million
EXTREMIST SECT (THE KHAWARIJ)
• Who are the Khawarij (Literally: Those who went out/outcasts)?
-The first group to exhibit extremist tendencies and the first sect to emerge out of
Islam in the late 7th century.
-Developed extreme doctrines that set them apart from mainstream Islam and
-Have shed the blood of Muslims and non-Muslims generation after generation.
PROPHET PROPHESIZES AND CONDEMNS
“There will come towards the end of time a group of people, young men with
irrational thinking and lack of wisdom, they utter some of the most dazzling
speeches but they will leave Islam like an arrow leaves its prey”
Sahl Ibn Haneef said: "I heard the prophet say while pointing his hand towards
Iraq: "There will appear some people who will recite the Quran but it will not
go beyond their throats, and they will go out from the fold of Islam as an
arrow darts through the game's body"
PROPHET PROPHESIZES AND CONDEMNS
“There will be internal strife and fighting in this nation of mine. And there will
appear a certain group, their talk is sweet but their actions are awful, they recite the
Quran but it does not go past their throat. They are worst of mankind and the whole
“They think the Quran is on their side but, in fact, it is against them”
“Whenever a group of them rises it will be eradicated until the false messiah rises amongst
They are full of arrogance, some people are impressed by them, they depart from Islam just
like an arrow penetrates a prey”
“They call to the book of Allah but they have nothing to do with Allah”
“They will fight against the people of Islam”
PROPHET PROPHESIZES AND CONDEMNS
“What I dread the most on you is a man who reads the Quran and is enlightened by it
and becomes as asset of Islam and Muslims. He then disregards it and throws it
behind his back and misinterprets it. He then picks up his sword and attacks his own
neighbor and brands his neighbor with polytheism”
Huzaifah asks the Prophet: “Who is the real polytheist in this situation the assailant or
the victim” The Prophet replies “The assailant” (Prophet Mohammed)
A STUDY BY THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR THE
STUDY OF RADICALIZATION ICSR (NOVEMBER 2014)
ALL ALQAIDA MINDED GROUPS
• According to a report released in the US by Bipartisan Policy Center
Homeland Security Project: 85,000-106,000.
• Muslims around the world are 1.7 Billion.
• Their percentage out of the Muslim population is 0.005%.
• That equates to 1 individuals out of every 20,000.
• ISIS: 20,000-31,000 in Syria & Iraq (CIA estimate)
• ISIS: 32,000-57,000 outside
• ISIS: Population of occupied territory 8-10 million
• ISIS: Well-funded web and social media propaganda
WHO ARE ISIS/ISIL/DAESH/IS
Origin Jamaat Al_tawhid Aw-Al-Jihad-1999
Pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda-2004
Joined insurgent groups after US invasion of Iraq to form Mujahideen Shura Council
Proclaimed Islamic State In Iraq-2006
Joined Syrian Civil War-2011-named ISIS
Al-Qaeda cut ties with ISIS-Feb-2014
Declared worldwide Caliphate June 2014
Claimed territory in Libya and Nigeria-2014
Some activity in Egypt, Yemen, KSA, Tunisia
MUSLIM WORLD OFFICIAL STANCE
Muslim scholars declared them as heretics, and there terrorist attacks as un-Islamic,
Muslim scholars called on Muslims to denounce them and fight against them.
Muslim scholars called on its followers to break away from them and warned others
against joining them.
Muslim governments declared them as terrorist organization e.g. KSA, Jordan,
Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, UAE
Muslim countries joined fight against them
FACTS ABOUT RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE
AWAY FROM MEDIA DISTORTIONS
In the 'Encyclopedia of Wars' by Charles Phillips and Alan & Axelrod, there were
1763 wars listed overall, of which some have identified only 123 (7%) as having been
primarily religiously motivated.
Robert Pape compiled the first complete database of every documented suicide
bombing during 1980–2003. He argues that the news reports about suicide attacks
are profoundly misleading — "There is little connection between suicide terrorism
and Islamic fundamentalism, or any one of the world's religions". After studying 315
suicide attacks carried out over the last two decades, he concludes that suicide
bombers' actions stem fundamentally from political conflict, not religion
DOES RELIGION CALL FOR VIOLENCE
Tom O'Golo declares that religious fundamentalists that use violence to further their
cause contravene the root truth of all faiths.
“Whosoever kills an innocent human being, it shall be as if he has killed all mankind,
and whosoever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all
mankind” (Quran 5:32)
“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made
man in his own image” ( GENESIS 9:6)
“The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground. And now you
are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's
blood from your hand
MAJOR CONFLICTS OF THE PAST
CENTURY ARE NON-RELIGIOUS
World Wars1 & 2 in Europe (100 million deaths)
Communist regimes mass killings ( 85-100 Million deaths)
R.J. Rummel, a University of Hawaii scholar put the 20th century death toll
attributable to colonialism at 50 million
Chinese Civil Wars 1927-1950 ( 6 million deaths)
Russian Civil War 1917-1921 ( 5-9 Million deaths)
Holocaust 1941-1945 ( 6 Million deaths)
Rwandan Genocide in Africa ( 1 million killed in 4 months)
THE BIBLE CALLS FOR FAIRNESS
“He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both
alike an abomination to the Lord” (Proverbs 17:15)
“Judge not, that you not be judged. For with the judgment you pronounce
you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.
Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the
log that is in your own eye?” (Matthew 7:1)
HAS CHRISTIANITY ALSO BEEN MISUSED BY SOME
TO JUSTIFY KILLINGS, GENOCIDE, AND ATROCITIES?
THE INQUISITIONS (12TH -20TH CENTURY)
THE CRUSADES ( OVER A PERIOD OF 200 YEARS, 9 MILLION DEATHS)
EUROPEAN WARS OF RELIGION (5-15 MILLION DEATH OVER > 100 YEARS)
ANTI-SEMITISM ( MULTIPLE MASSACRES AND EXPULSIONS 11TH – 20TH CENTURY)
JUSTIFICATION OF SLAVERY AND KILLING OF NATIVES IN THE AMERICAS AND
AFRICA ( MORE THAN 150 MILLION DEATHS)