The lesser species: Muslims

Yet another terrorist plot was nipped in the bud when two packages were found and taken into custody at Britain and Dubai.

Its Yemen this time. Yes, a ‘supposedly’ Muslim state. I wonder why Muslims around the world are still sleeping, why don’t they understand how humiliating this is to them? Why don’t we stand up to these radicals and tell them this is not ‘Islamic’ what they are doing? Are they living in dark ages still? Do they not know what Islam stands for?

Islam has always stood for peace and tranquility. It is always for the welfare of human kind. Why have Muslims forgotten their values? What’s even worse, the fact that they always plan huge massacres, be it in Pakistan, America, India or any other place on earth. Alright, if ‘your Islam’ allows you to go to such extents (which it does not by the way) at least be human?

Radicals take the holy scripture as their ‘motivation‘ to carry out such horrendous acts, what they don’t know (or at least they pretend it doesn’t exist) is that the same holy scripture has laid down some rules and guidelines. When to fight, how to fight, most importantly why to fight and who should fight.

22:40 Permission to fight is given to those against whom war is made, because they have been wronged — and Allah indeed has power to help them.

22: 41 Those who have been driven out from their homes unjustly only because they said, ‘Our Lord is Allah’ — And if Allah did not repel some men by means of others, there would surely have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques, wherein the name of Allah is oft commemorated.

(Al-Hajj [22] verses 40-41)

How can the Holy Quraa’n be more clear about this subject. Islam is a modest religion. Even in the times of wars Muslims are reminded about the values of Islam.

2:191 And fight in the cause of Allah against those who fight against you, but do not transgress. Surely, Allah loves NOT the transgressors.

2:192 And kill them wherever you meet them and drive them out from where they have driven you out; for persecution is worse than killing. And fight them not in, and near, the Sacred Mosque until they fight you therein. But if they fight you, then fight them: such is the requital for the disbelievers.

2:193 But if they desist, then surely Allah is Most Forgiving, Merciful. (hence show mercy to them)

2:194 And fight them until there is no persecution, and religion is freely professed for Allah. But if they desist, then remember that no hostility is allowed except against the aggressors.

(Al-Baqarah [2] verses 191-194)

What is so confusing about that? Clearly no where does it suggests to slaughter innocent beings. On the contrary, it is only permitted for Muslims to fight only if they are restricted to practice their beliefs. This goes to show how much Islam is against bloodshed, violence and terrorism. If only those who call themselves to be true Muslims could understand

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About Hasan
A Muslim with a slightly different perspective. A student of history, theology and science.

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