Acts of terrorism are not based on the Quran

A common misconception about Islam is that it is a violent religion. Due to the actions of Islamic extremists against innocent people many people in the West have developed the idea that these terrorists were acting according to the Islamic religion.

The truth is that these acts of terrorism were not based on the Qur’an but on anger and a desire for vengeance and violence. These actions have nothing in common with the teachings of the Qur’an or of the Prophet Muhammad. Compassion and mercy are a central tenet of Islam, and these two attributes are the first two attributed to God. In fact, they are mentioned at least 192 times in the Qur’an in reference to God’s mercy and compassion in comparison to only 15 mentions of God’s wrath. Terrorists and extremists can find very small portions of the Qur’an to justify their violent acts against people of other faiths all the while ignoring the vast majority of the Qur’an that preaches non-violence and tolerance for those of other religions. Many of those passages are then taken out of context and misused, giving the rest of the world a false view of Islam that has almost nothing in common with how actual Muslims conduct themselves. This is not specific or unique to Islam, Christianity has had this same problem for centuries. Particular passages of the Bible, taken out of context have been used to justify horrendous acts, such as slavery and the torture of those of other faiths.
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The Qur’an and Tolerance of Other Religions

The Qur’an teaches tolerance for other religions. There are two passages that are often cited to support religious tolerance in Islam. The first of these is Surah Al-Ma’idah, Ayah 48. It reads:

If Allah so willed, he would have made you a single People, but his plan is to test each of you separately, in what He has given to each of you: so strive in all virtues as in you are in a race. The goal of all of you is to Allah. It is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which ye dispute.

The second of these is Surah Al-Ankabut, Ayah 46. It reads:

And dispute not with the People of the Book, except with means better than mere disputation, unless I be with those of them who inflict wrong and injury, but say to them: “We believe in the revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you; Our God and your God is one; and it is to Him that we bow.”
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Islam And The Right Of Freedom Of Religion

A common misconception about Islam is that it is intolerant of other religions and that Muslims are notorious for attacking people of other religions. This could not be more wrong. In many countries with a Muslim majority, like Egypt and Syria, Muslims have existed in harmony with Christians and Jews for hundreds of years. Most conflicts between religions are not due to religious teachings but to underlying political causes. Religious fanaticism and religious extremism also is to blame for these kinds of conflicts and violence between people of different religions.
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Peace in Islam

In Islam peace is closely related to developing and improving the world. In fact the words are often used as synonyms for the same action, to make or bring peace. Those that make or bring piece are praised in Islam as bringing peace necessarily means fighting against things that are against God and sinful. An important part of a Muslim’s personal development and improvement as a human being is achieving peace with oneself and with the world around us. Therefore, peacemaking in Islam are a part of devotion to God and are rewarded by Him. Islam considers that the antithesis of peace has its first roots in the minds and ideas of men. Therefore, to bring about peace that is long lasting and effective, one must try to defeat the hatred and violence that are the result of Satan’s influence and temptation.

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Islam and Peace

Peace is a central part of any form of Islam. In fact, the typical greeting between Muslims means “Peace be upon you”, where the word peace (Salaam) has the exact same root as the word Islam, which means to surrender oneself (to God.) In fact, it is also very similar to the Hebrew word for peace, Shalom. The prophet Muhammad and the Qur’an are quite clear about loving each other and a famous saying of the prophet defines a believer as one that loves his brother and wants for his brother the same as for himself. In this case, most Muslims understand “brother” as any other human being, regardless of religion, race, or social status.

According to the Qur’an, all people on the world are descended from Adam. Strife and violence among people is caused by Satan, as he is the enemy of all human beings. The messengers from God, that is, the long line of prophets, delivered a message from God for humanity. A message that urged all people to return to a state of love and peace all united under the one true God. Therefore it is correct to say that the aim of Islam is for everyone on Earth to live at peace with one another, to promote a happy and harmonious society. This is exemplified best in the central tenet of one of the Prophet’s last sayings: “Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you.” The concept of compassion and mercy are a central part of Islam and are the two most important attributes of God (Rahman and Rahim, both from the same root.) So the Qur’an and the Hadith are replete with proverbs and verses exalting the importance of justice, giving each person what they are entitled to, to show one’s affection to others, to avoid coveting what others have, to place the needs of others above one’s own, to love one’s neighbor, and to treat others as one would treat oneself.

Islam considers that the last prophet, the prophet Muhammad, brought the message of God to the nations of the world. Unlike previous prophets that were charged with bringing the message to specific communities, Muhammad was addressing the world. Because of this, Islam considers national boundaries and identities as constructs of man. For Islam, all of humanity is a single family, a brotherhood united under God. That is why the main goal of Islam is bringing Islamic law to the whole Earth. Not as the sinister thing that many ignorant right-wingers talk about, but as a tool for breaking down the walls between nations, races, and classes. Islam emphasizes that the choice to become a Muslim is the right of each individual person and that it goes beyond nationality or social status. While patriotism and social position tend to be involuntary and decided for each person before their birth, Islam is a voluntary and conscious step each man takes towards the straight path to God and peace.

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Islam And Tolerance And Non-Violence

Islam is a religion of peace – peace to humanity and one and all. It is a religion to lead mankind from the depths of darkness and ignorance towards the path of light and knowledge. The literal meaning of Islam, derived from the Arabic word Salaam, means peace. The word “Islam” has another root derivation – Slim – which means surrender or submission. In short, Islam means peace acquired by humans by submitting their will to the Will of Allah.

Moreover, Islam not only fosters love between fellow Muslims; rather it is a merciful for all of humankind. The “peace” of Islam has got many dimensions: peace with Allah, peace with society and peace with all of mankind irrespective of caste, creed and religion. Islam guides people to the path of non-violence and tolerance and shows the path of righteousness and piety.
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The Peace Treaty of Hudaybiyyah

The Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah dreamt that he entered Makkah and did tawaf around the Ka’bah. His Companions in Madinah were delighted when he told them about it. They all revered Makkah and the Ka’bah and they yearned to do tawaf there.

The Muhajirun had even greater affection for Makkah. They had been born there and had grown up in the city. They loved it deeply but had been driven away from it. When the Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah told them of his dream, they started to prepare for the journey to Makkah. Hardly anyone wanted to stay behind.
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