Belief in the Oneness of God: Muslims believe that God is the creator of all things, and that God is all-powerful and all-knowing. God has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.
- 1 What does Islam mainly teach?
- 2 What are the 6 main beliefs of Islam?
- 3 What does the Quran teach us?
- 4 Who wrote the Quran?
- 5 Who is Allah in the Bible?
- 6 How does the Quran differ from the Bible?
- 7 What is the destiny of Islam?
- 8 What Allah says about Dunya?
- 9 What Allah says about Islam?
- 10 What life means in Islam?
- 11 Which is older Quran or Bible?
- 12 Can you show pictures of Muhammad?
- 13 Was Muhammad a real person?
- 14 Show this to anyone who believes the Quran teaches violence
- 15 Fact 1
- 16 Fact 2
- 17 Fact 3
- 18 What Islam really teaches about the Virgin Mary
- 19 Islam and the “Islamic State”: What Does the Quran Really Teach about Christianity?
- 20 Does the Koran Advocate Violence?
- 21 ABC News Answers Your Questions About Islam
- 22 Quran doesn’t tell people to fight any more than Gita, Bible, Torah. Why pick on Muslims
- 23 The Idea of Peace in the Qur’an
What does Islam mainly teach?
Islam teaches that Allah’s word was revealed to the prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel. Muslims believe several prophets were sent to teach Allah’s law. They respect some of the same prophets as Jews and Christians, including Abraham, Moses, Noah and Jesus. The Quran (or Koran) is the major holy text of Islam.
What are the 6 main beliefs of Islam?
Muslims have six main beliefs.
- Belief in Allah as the one and only God.
- Belief in angels.
- Belief in the holy books.
- Belief in the Prophets e.g. Adam, Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses), Dawud (David), Isa (Jesus).
- Belief in the Day of Judgement
- Belief in Predestination
What does the Quran teach us?
Here is what the Quranic verses teach us about behaving:
- Respect People Of All Faiths And Beliefs.
- We Must Not Be Proud.
- Do Not Eat And Drink In Excessive Amount.
- Keep Fighting And Striving For What You Wish To Achieve.
- Stay Away From Corruption.
- Honoring Guests.
- Speak Kindly When Speaking To The Needy.
Who wrote the Quran?
The Prophet Muhammad disseminated the Koran in a piecemeal and gradual manner from AD610 to 632, the year in which he passed away. The evidence indicates that he recited the text and scribes wrote down what they heard.
Who is Allah in the Bible?
Allah, Arabic Allāh ( “God” ), the one and only God in Islam. Etymologically, the name Allah is probably a contraction of the Arabic al-Ilāh, “the God.” The name’s origin can be traced to the earliest Semitic writings in which the word for god was il, el, or eloah, the latter two used in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).
How does the Quran differ from the Bible?
The Bible is for the Christians and the Jews while the Quran is for the Muslims. The Bible is a collection of writings from different authors while the Quran is a recitation from its one and only prophet, Muhammad. Both the Bible and the Quran are guides of its believers towards spirituality and moral righteousness.
What is the destiny of Islam?
Muslims believe that destiny is something that Allah has written for us and we should subject ourselves in all humility to accept whatever Allah has destined for us whether is beneficial or harmful to us.
What Allah says about Dunya?
Two Qur’anic ayat (verses) show that dunyā and ākhira are not considered as alternatives to each other per se: “Ordain for us the good in this world [al-dunyā] and in the hereafter [al-ākhira].” (Surah Al A’râf 7:156) ” You are my friend in this world [al-dunyā] and the next [al-ākhira].” (Surah Yusuf 12:101)
What Allah says about Islam?
As revealed in the verse, “ Allah loves those who fight in His Way in ranks like well-built walls,” (Qur’an, 61:4), Allah regards Muslims as a single nation or community. Under this command in the Qur’an, all Muslims have a duty to form an alliance when any harm befalls a Muslim anywhere in the world.
What life means in Islam?
Hence, Muslims perceive that meaningful life is to serve God’s purpose and living a life that is linked to an eternal life on one hand, and attaining existential meaning from worldly goals and moral virtues on the other.
Which is older Quran or Bible?
The Bible is older than the Quran. The Quran was written by Muhammad in the 500 ADs. The Bible consists of books written centuries before. All of them were compiled into the Bible at a later time but the books themselves existed before the Quran.
Can you show pictures of Muhammad?
For most Muslims it’s an absolute prohibition – Muhammad, or any of the other prophets of Islam, should not be pictured in any way. Pictures – as well as statues – are thought to encourage the worship of idols. This is uncontroversial in many parts of the Islamic world.
Was Muhammad a real person?
Muhammad was the founder of Islam and the proclaimer of the Qurʾān, Islam’s sacred scripture. He spent his entire life in what is now the country of Saudi Arabia, from his birth about 570 CE in Mecca to his death in 632 in Medina.
Show this to anyone who believes the Quran teaches violence
Three important facts reveal that there is nothing in the Quran that enables terrorism to take place. In the meantime, although Islamophobes and Isis continue to ignore these three realities, the Quran, the Prophet Muhammad, and Muslims all across the globe stand firm in their support for them.
It is required that you read the Quran in its entirety. There will be no “cafeteria Quran” here. “We trust in it, and the entire is from our Lord,” the Quran declares in verse 8. ISIS and anti-Islamic extremists, on the other hand, cherry pick. Preemptively, the Quran 3:8 describes persons who cherry pick as “perverse,” proclaiming, “.those in whose minds dwells perversity seek conflict and incorrect interpretation of.” Nevertheless, don’t several chapters of the Quran expressly command us to “kill them where ye find them?” As a result, we arrive to fact number two.
Islam is a pragmatic faith that recognizes the right to self-defense in specific limited circumstances. When? Allow the Quran to provide clarification. First and foremost, the Prophet Muhammad and his followers endured severe persecution in Mecca for about 13 years with patience. This included a three-year hunger boycott, which resulted in his wife Khadija’s death later that year. Muslims did not respond in kind. Following that, Muhammad dispatched some of his companions to seek safety in Abyssinia under the protection of a Christian king, and Muslims refused to fight back.
- Their journey took them over the desert for 240 kilometers, until they eventually arrived in the primarily Jewish city of Medina to seek protection from terrorist attacks.
- Instead, Prophet Muhammad collaborated with the Jews to draft the Constitution of Medina, which established a unified secular state.
- And now – at long last – the Quran speaks directly to warfare for the first time, allowing Muslims to defend themselves in battle.
- And the war wasn’t simply to protect Muslims from persecution – it was also to protect Christians, Jews, and people of all religions from persecution.
- The alternative is cherry picking, which is prohibited by the Quran as being perverse.
- In other words, even if an enemy combatant requests amnesty during a conflict, you must grant his request.
There is no such thing as “collateral damage,” “mutilation,” or “torture” in the Islamic religion. However, despite all of this, truth three deals a fatal blow to Daesh and Islamophobic ideology alike.
Islam is a pragmatic faith that recognizes the right to self-defense under specific tight circumstances. When? The Quran will give you the details. In the first instance, the Prophet Muhammad and his followers patiently endured severe persecution in Mecca for over 13 years before being killed. This included a three-year starving boycott, which resulted in his wife Khadija’s death later in the year after the boycott. There was no resistance from the Muslim world. Following that, Muhammad dispatched several of his friends to seek safety in Abyssinia under the protection of a Christian king, and Muslims continued to remain silent in the face of this threat.
- In order to flee terrorism, these immigrants traveled 240 kilometers over the desert before reaching Medina, which is home to a large Jewish population.
- The Constitution of Medina, drafted in collaboration with the Jews, established a unified secular kingdom under the leadership of Prophet Muhammad.
- For the first time, the Quran speaks directly about combat, allowing Muslims to defend themselves in the event of a battle.
- These clearly defined laws of self-defense serve as the foundation for all later verses that deal with combat.
- Muslims may also only engage in combat with active soldiers, according to Quran 2:193-194.
- The terms “collateral damage,” “mutilation,” and “torture” do not exist in Islam.
What Islam really teaches about the Virgin Mary
(Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) Cambridge, Massachusetts. I started this series as a result of my strong disagreement with Donald Trump’s desire to close our borders to all Muslims, as well as my displeasure with how others appear to support the proposal. His request for this is, in my opinion, incorrect, unrealistic, and also uninformed of the situation. As a result, I thought it would be appropriate to encourage my readers to take a stand against this hazardous ignorance and actual exclusion of persons from different faith traditions, in part by becoming better acquainted with one another’s beliefs.
This is the fourth of five posts that will be published before Christmas.
I appreciate the high level of interest shown in these pieces by readers, many of whom have contacted me directly by email and others who have seen them on theAmericasite.
) (I am also thankful to a reader who pointed out that the collection has an article geared at an Islamic theology of religions, Joseph Lumbard’s “The Quranic View of Sacred History and Other Religions,” which is a lovely piece that deserves to be read in its entirety.) As I have stated on numerous occasions, my point is not that we agree, but rather that those of us who are not Muslim educate ourselves on these issues, resist stereotypical portrayals of Muslims, and, ideally, engage in conversation with Muslim neighbors who are also interested in learning about the Bible.
While a community of readers of this caliber will not be able to push away headlines dominated by the Trumps and ISIS fans of the globe, we will be able to make a larger difference in the long term.
According to the extensive index, there are more than 50 allusions to Jesus in the Quran, and more than 15 references to Mary in the Quran.
As the editors point out, Mary is the only woman to be mentioned in the Quran; however, while the majority of such figures are prophets, there is disagreement about Mary’s status, with some claiming that she is among the prophets and others claiming that she is “an exceptionally pious woman with the highest spiritual rank among women” (763).
- A hadith (traditional saying) states that “the Prophet designates Mary as one of the four spiritually flawless women of the world,” and they go on to claim that Mary is one of four spiritually perfected women in the world.
- In Sura 66 (Forbidden), Mary is referred to as “the daughter of Imran, who retained her virginity,” which is a favorable reference to her.
- Mary “believed in all prior revelations,” according to Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, one of the most respected commentators on the text.
- For example, in Sura 5 (The Table Spread), we read, “The Messiah, son of Mary, was nothing more than a messenger—and messengers have gone before him.” His mother, on the other hand, was honest.
“Look at how We make the indications apparent to you, then look at how they are distorted.” The Prophet Mohammed is portrayed in the same way in Sura 3:144, according to the commentary: “Mohammed is nothing but a messenger; messengers have gone before him.” Mary is selected twice: once as the devout girl who lives in the Temple, and once as the mother of Jesus, according to the Bible.
Although Christian theology recognizes Christ as “completely human” and “fully divine,” the Quranic view of Jesus as “fully human” is congruent with certain passages from the New Testament, such as Luke 18:19 and Philippians 2;6-8, which emphasize Jesus’ humanity in connection to God.” Being “truthful” places Mary in the company of the prophets; she is the one who bears witness to “the truth of Jesus’ prophethood and message,” which positions her among the prophets.
In Sura 3 (The House of Imran), Mary is presented as the daughter of Imran and his wife, who prays, “I have called her Mary, and I seek shelter in Thee for her and her offspring from Satan the outcast,” and “I seek refuge for her in Thee and for her progeny from Satan the outcast,” respectively.
- This is how the Annunciation is presented in this version: In addition, recall the angels’ words, “O Mary, really God has chosen thee and cleansed thee, and has chosen thee above all other females from all throughout the globe.” Mary, Mary, Mary!
- As the devout girl who lives in the Temple, she is also chosen to be the mother of Jesus, a role she plays twice.
- “God creates everything He desires in this manner,” he explained.
- And He will instruct him in the Book, Wisdom, the Torah, and the Gospel, among other things.
- Finalement, Sura 19 (Maryam) begins with the treatment of Zachariah and John, moves on to Abraham and Moses later on, and in between (19:16-36) tells the tale of Mary and how she came to be the mother of Jesus once more.
- “I seek refuge from thee in the Compassionate,” she says.
However, once she has given birth to the child, Mary finds herself alone and destitute, and she screams out in words that refugees throughout the globe may be tempted to use today: “Would that I had died before this and was a thing forgotten, completely forgotten!” (19:23) The angel shows her the flowing water and date palm tree that the Lord has supplied for her, and she is saved by the grace of the Lord.
- When questioned by her chattering neighbors when she comes home with her newborn child (in this narrative, there is no Joseph and no Bethlehem), Mary decides to remain mute (as Zachariah was forced to do) and allows the kid to speak for itself: ‘Truly, I am a servant of God,’ he declared.
- He has blessed me wherever I may be, and he has imposed upon me the practice of prayer and almsgiving for as long as I live.
- And He has not turned me into a bossy, horrible creature.
- (19:30-33) The discussion on this account takes up the majority of numerous pages.
Even though some traditional commentators regard her as “expressing the ultimate win against the worldly ego,” she virtually desires to forget the world and be forgotten by it, others believe she is expressing “the ultimate victory against the worldly ego.” The fact that Jesus talks, even as a child, demonstrates his determination, as a newborn prophet, “to clear his mother’s name of any guilt or suspicion.” To put it another way, to be a prophet (even now) means to speak up on behalf of those who are marginalized, poor, and powerless.
When Muslim refugees were under the protection of the Christian Negus (king) of Abyssinia, Mary, Jesus, and other prophets came to their aid, they were able to spare their lives.
A delegation from Makkan had arrived and demanded that the refugees be handed over to the authorities for execution.
Upon hearing some verses from the Quran recited, “the Negus and the religious leaders of his court began to cry profusely and refused to hand over the Muslims, indicating that the religious teachings of the Quran were deeply related to those of the Christian faith,” according to one translation.
- Additionally, the commentary points out the Sura’s stylistic unity and harmony; it is one that you may find particularly interesting to listen to if you have never heard Quranic recitation before.
- Alternatively, you may prefer to proceed at a more leisurely pace with a version that includes a translation.
- More information about Mary, Jesus, and other biblical figures may be found in John Kaltner’sIshmael instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Qur’an for Bible Readers, which is available on Amazon (1999).
- A similar point was made by Father Miguel Angel Ayuso, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, in 2014, in which he emphasized the significant role played by Mary in Muslim-Christian dialogue.
- As Pope Francis stated when he declared the Year of Mercy to be the Jubilee of Mercy, Mary, who was chosen to be the Mother of the Son of God from the beginning, was prepared by the love of God to serve as the Ark of the Covenant between God and man from the beginning.
- Her song of praise, which she sang on the threshold of Elizabeth’s home, was devoted to God’s benevolence, which she said continues from “generation to generation” (Luke 1:50).
- This will serve as a source of consolation and strength for us as we approach the beginning of the Holy Year and begin to reap the benefits of divine compassion in our lives (Misericordiae Vultus).
- Francis X.
- is a Jesuit priest who lives in New York City.
Francis X. Clooney, S.J., is the Parkman Professor of Divinity at Harvard University and a scholar of Hinduism and Hindu-Christian studies. He is also a member of the Society of Jesus. Between 2007 and 2016, he was a contributing writer for America’s In All Things column.
Islam and the “Islamic State”: What Does the Quran Really Teach about Christianity?
Wikimedia Commons has a collection of images. Massachusetts’s capital city is Cambridge. It was because of my strong disagreement with Donald Trump’s call to close our borders to all Muslims, and my dismay at how others appear to support the idea, that I began working on this collection. My assessment is that his proposal is incorrect, unworkable, and in some cases, downright ignorant. As a result, I thought it would be appropriate to encourage my readers to take a stand against this dangerous ignorance and literal exclusion of people from other faith traditions, in part by becoming better acquainted with each other’s religions.
Before Christmas, there will be a total of five posts.
These posts have generated a great deal of interest among readers, many of whom have contacted me directly or read them on theAmericasite.
) (I am also grateful to a reader who pointed out that the volume contains an essay geared toward an Islamic theology of religions, Joseph Lumbard’s “The Quranic View of Sacred History and Other Religions,” which is a beautiful essay that deserves to be read in its entirety.) It is not my point that we agree on these issues, but rather that those of us who are not Muslim educate ourselves on these issues, resist stereotypes of Muslims, and be open to conversing with Muslim neighbors who are also interested in learning about the Bible, as I have stated previously.
A community of readers will not be able to push aside the headlines that are dominated by Trump and ISIS supporters, but we will be able to make a more significant difference in the long run.
More than 50 references to Jesus are found in the Quran, and more than 15 references to Mary are found in the Quran according to the extensive index.
As the editors point out, Mary is the only woman to be mentioned in the Quran; however, while the majority of such figures are prophets, there is disagreement about Mary’s status, with some claiming she is one of the prophets and others claiming she is “an exceptionally pious woman with the highest spiritual rank among women” (763).
- “The Prophet mentions Mary as one of the four spiritually accomplished women of the world,” they continue, citing a hadith (traditional saying).
- She was among those who were devoutly devoted when We poured Our Spirit into her and she affirmed the Words of her Lord and His Books (66:12).
- Certainly, some passages depart even further from Christian doctrine, but they do so without showing disdain for Mary and Jesus.
- For example, in Sura 5 (The Table Spread), we read, “The Messiah, son of Mary, was nothing more than a messenger—and messengers had gone before him.” His mother, on the other hand, was completely honest.
- Observe our ability to communicate clearly; but, observe how the indications have been twisted.
- As the devout girl who lives in the Temple, and as the mother of Jesus, Mary is selected on two separate occasions.
” Although Christian theology recognizes Christ as “completely human” and “fully divine,” the Quranic view of Jesus as “fully human” is congruent with specific scriptures from the New Testament, such as Luke 18:19 and Philippians 2;6-8, which emphasize Jesus’ humanity in connection to God.” Being “truthful” places Mary in the company of the prophets; she is the one who bears witness to “the truth of Jesus’ prophethood and message,” as the Bible says.
The daughter of Imran and his wife, Mary, is presented in Sura 3 (The House of Imran), in which she prays, “I have called her Mary, and I seek shelter in Thee from Satan the outcast for her and her descendants.” (3:36) The Lord then places Mary in the care of Zachariah, the father of John, who is a devout follower of the faith.
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Obey your Lord with fervent devotion; kneel and bow with those who prostrate” (3:42-43).
The heavenly message is expressed in this fashion a few verses later: “O Mary, indeed God offers thee happy news of a Word from Him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, who is highly revered in this world and the Hereafter, and who is one of those who have been brought near.” In both his childhood and adulthood, he will talk to people about God and will be counted among the righteous.
- In his words, “God creates anything He desires in this manner.” It takes only one word from Him to bring about a decree: “Be!” Moreover, He will instruct him in the Scriptures, in Wisdom, in the Torah, in the Gospel.
- Finalement, Sura 19 (Maryam) begins with the treatment of Zachariah and John, progresses to Abraham and Moses later on, and in between (19:16-36) tells the tale of Mary and how she came to be the mother of Jesus once more.
- (19:18) A messenger from the heavens informs her of the impending birth of a son.
- When questioned by her chattering neighbors when she comes home with her newborn child (in this narrative, there is no Joseph and no Bethlehem), Mary decides to keep silent (as Zachariah was forced to do) and allows the infant to speak for itself: ‘I am truly a servant of God,’ he declared.
- He has blessed me wherever I may be, and he has commanded me to pray and give alms as long as I live.
- And He hasn’t turned me into a bossy, horrible individual.
- (19:30-33) There are multiple pages dedicated to comments on this account, which takes up the vast majority of the pages.
- It indicates Jesus’ determination as a newborn prophet to “absolve his mother of all blame or suspicion” that he talks even as an infant.
- When Muslim refugees were under the protection of the Christian Negus (king) of Abyssinia, Mary, Jesus, and other prophets helped preserve their lives.
- There had been a visit from a Makkan delegation who asked that the refugees be handed over to the authorities for death.
Upon hearing certain verses from the Quran recited, “the Negus and the religious authorities of his court began to cry out in tears and refused to give over the Muslims, demonstrating that the theological teachings of the Quran were profoundly tied to those of the Christian faith.” If Scripture can motivate people in authority to protect rather than forsake individuals in desperate need, isn’t it reasonable to assume that they will do so regardless of their religious beliefs?
- Additionally, the commentary points out the Sura’s aesthetic unity and harmony; it is one that you may find particularly appealing to listen to if you have never heard Quranic recitation before.
- It is by no means a unique concept to draw attention to some of the Quranic texts that deal with Mary in this manner.
- Cardinal William Keeler put himself succinctly in 1996 when he stated that Mary may still be a great guardian and nurturer of Muslim and Christian harmony.
- Could it be that during this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Mary would assist refugees fleeing across restricted borders and open the hearts of gatekeepers who would otherwise close the door on persons who follow the teachings of the Quran?
- In perfect accord with her Son, she kept divine mercy a treasure in her heart as a family heirloom.
- We were all included in the prophetic words of the Virgin Mary, as were all of the other people who heard them.
- Towards the end of this series, I’ll elaborate on what the Study Quran may teach us about Jesus Christ, which is a tough subject that has already been raised in the preceding paragraphs.
- Clooney, S.J., is a Jesuit priest who works in the United States.
Francis X. Clooney, S.J., is the Parkman Professor of Divinity at Harvard University and a specialist of Hinduism and Hindu-Christian studies. He is married with two children. Between 2007 and 2016, he contributed to the magazine America’s In All Things.
Does the Koran Advocate Violence?
1st of October, 2010 – In the United States, there is a great deal of mistrust of Islam and Muslims as a religion. Anti-Muslim emotions remain strong, as seen by the dispute over the proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero and Pastor Terry Jones’ infamous ” International Burn a Koran Day ” on the 9-11 anniversary, to name a few recent instances. “20/20” hosts Diane Sawyer and Bill Weir question experts to explore the roots of violence in Islam and how Americans and Muslims interpret the Koran’s teachings on a special episode of the ABC News program.
- This is true for Christians and Muslims alike.
- The Bible contains several grave warnings for anyone who worship other gods or multiple gods at the same time, most of which are scattered throughout the Old Testament.
- “Blessed is he who seizes your infants and smashes them against the rocks,” according to Psalm 137, which is another harsh statement in the Bible against nonbelievers and their children.
- “Consider how many monks and nuns recite the Psalms every day all throughout the world,” he remarked.
- He made a point of the double standard that many people apply to the Koran.
- In one section of the text, it states that “there is no coercion in issues of religion.” Another verse in the Koran instructs Muslims to “attack those who do not believe in Allah.”
ABC News Answers Your Questions About Islam
on the 1st of October, 2010 A great deal of hostility toward Islam and the Muslim faith exists in the United States. Some recent examples of anti-Muslim tensions include the fight over a proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero, as well as Pastor Terry Jones’ controversial ” International Burn a Koran Day ” on the 9th anniversary of 9/11. On a special episode of ” 20/20,” Diane Sawyer and Bill Weir of ABC News question historians to trace the origins of violence in Islam and how Americans and Muslims interpret the Koran’s teachings, respectively.
- In all religious books, there are many parts that are out of date and would be deemed criminal if carried out today, but which are nevertheless debated as part of the religion.
- Christians who encounter such a person are instructed to “bring that man or woman to the gates of the city and stone him or her with stones until they die” according to Deuteronomy 17.
- Father Dan Madigan, a professor of theology at Georgetown University, pointed out that these texts are chanted every day in the Christian religion, and yet thousands of clergy members are at peace with their beliefs.
- Muslims are in the same boat as we are when it comes to dealing with their texts as they are.
“There is no coercion in issues of faith,” according to one section of the scriptures. Islam’s holy book, the Koran, instructs Muslims to “attack those who do not believe in Allah,” according to another verse.
Did Muhammad Demand for Infidels To Be Killed?
It was unanimously agreed upon by the academics that the Prophet Muhammad’s remarks became more aggressive later in life, around the time his people came under severe attack. According to Eliza Grizwald, the author of “The Tenth Parallel,” “He is under assault by his own people, and he transforms into a warrior and a statesman, as well as a religious leader, all at once.” Throughout Africa and Asia, she travels through the “torrid zone,” where Christianity and Islam frequently fight. Her journeys are chronicled in the book.
“In no way, shape, or form.
The unbelievers Muhammad was alluding to have been dead for 1,300 years, according to moderate scholars, notwithstanding the claims of certain hardline Muslims who claim they are carrying out Muhammad’s orders to “kill the infidels.” As Dr.
According to him, “the passage immediately after it states, ‘If any of the unbelievers asks you for refuge, take them into your dwellings so that they may hear the message of God and then let them go on their way.'” In contrast, another Muslim scholar claims that out of the more than 6,000 passages in the Koran, 109 command Muslims to wage war against anyone who oppose their religion.
Extremists Emphasize Koranic Verses To Recruit New Members
A New York University professor and director of the college’s Moral Courage Project, Irshad Manji, explained that one of these passages, Chapter 5, Verse 32, explicitly states that if you kill a human being, it is equivalent to killing all mankind, with the exception that if you kill that human being as punishment for villainy in the land, it is equivalent to killing all mankind. She went on to say, “There is a loophole in the phrase that begins with the term ‘unless.’ It serves as an escape hatch, and many would-be terrorists take use of it in order to legitimize their violent jihadi campaigns.” Several accused Islamic terrorists have been interviewed and it has been revealed that many are either unaware of, or chose to disregard, the complete teachings of their own faith.
- In 2005, Barbara Walters met down with Jihad Jarrar, a Palestinian who had been imprisoned in Israel for 22 years following a failed suicide bombing attempt in the West Bank.
- He makes up for it by providing him with 72 virgins in heaven “In a 2005 interview with Barbara Walters, he stated that When Walters inquired as to the origin of the tradition of the 72 virgins, Jarrar answered as follows: “No, not at all.
- The notion stems from other writings that quote Muhammad, and there is a lot of disagreement about what he was trying to say.
- “The idea of 72 virgins is based on a misunderstanding of the original language, which was really 72 raisins.
- Hamid joined a terrorist organization led by Ayman Al-Zawahiri, the mastermind behind the September 11th attacks, while he was a youngster in Egypt.
- According to Hamid, best-selling books like as “The Way of the Muslim” are frequently used in place of the Koran while brainwashing fresh recruits in the military.
said that the recompense for murdering a disbeliever is half the blood money of a Muslim,” he remarked, referring to a verse from the Quran. “When you discount the lives of non-Muslims, you are contributing to the root of the problem, according to experts. Terrorism is the last destination.”
What Does Mainstream Islam Teach About Suicide?
A New York University professor and director of the college’s Moral Courage Project, Irshad Manji, explained that one of these passages, Chapter 5, Verse 32, explicitly states that if you kill a human being, it is equivalent to killing all mankind, with the exception that if you kill that human being as punishment for villainy in the land. Then she went on to say “A loophole exists in that phrase, which begins with the term “unless.” It serves as an escape hatch, and many would-be terrorists take use of it in order to legitimize their deadly jihadi activities.” Several purported Islamic terrorists have been interviewed and it has been revealed that many are either unaware of, or chose to disregard, the complete teachings of their own religion.
- The interview was place in 2005 with Jihad Jarrar, a Palestinian who had been imprisoned in Israel for 22 years following a failed suicide bombing attempt.
- He makes up for it by providing him with 72 virgins in heaven; “Barbara Walters interviewed him in 2005, and he shared his thoughts on the subject.
- It was only for the people in paradise that God made them.” Researchers have found no indication of a sexual recompense for pious martyrs in the Koran, contrary to popular belief.
- In the Koran, Manji claims, there is “no proof” that the commitment of 72 virgins is required.
- But, while I’m not sure whether it is the exact translation, I am aware that the concept of virgins is very controversial.” Scripture can be misconstrued in modern works as well.
- Tawfik Hamid pointed to one entitled “Minhaj-al Muslim,” which translates as “The Way of a Muslim.” At the age of 16, Hamid joined a terrorist organization led by Ayman Al-Zawahiri, the mastermind behind the September 11th attacks in New York City.
- In order to brainwash new recruits, best-selling books such as “The Way of the Muslim” are frequently used in place of the Koran, according to Hamid.
said that recompense for murdering a disbeliever equals half of the blood money of a Muslim guy.” “When you discount the lives of non-Muslims, you are contributing to the source of the issue, according to the Islamic tradition. Finally, we come to terrorism.”
Fear of America and Extremists in Islam
In reality, many in the Islamic world believe that the United States and other Western countries are attempting to eradicate them because of their religious views, rather than the other way around. “Historically, the face of the West has been that of warriors, missionaries, and today, it is that of Britney Spears,” Grizwald said of the public perception of the West. “The conceit is that the Christian West is on a mission to eradicate them from the face of the earth.” Muslims also have a skepticism about their own people in their own countries.
- Extremists, on the other hand, have used this to create a devilish recruitment loophole.
- Distinguished professor Irshad Manji of New York University stated that religion is utilized as an excuse or as a cover.
- Hamid, on the other hand, was of the opposite opinion, stating that religion is extremely relevant.
- “It is impossible to overlook the religious component in this situation.
- “At the end of the day, you’ll have to confront reality.”
Quran doesn’t tell people to fight any more than Gita, Bible, Torah. Why pick on Muslims
In France, offensive caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad have been published, republished, and projected on government buildings, among other places. Prophet Muhammad continues to captivate the imagination, belief system, and fervent devotion of around 1.8 billion people throughout the world, despite the fact that he has been alive for 1,400 years. And it is assumed that those 1.8 billion people would not be upset by crude portrayals of the prophet since, according to official pronouncements, “freedom of expression” is being exercised.
- Is pornographic content protected by the right to freedom of expression?
- Protests around the Muslim world have erupted in response to Charlie Hebdo’s publication of caricatures of Prophet Muhammad, as well as the backing of those cartoons by French President Emmanuel Macron.
- “The cartoons encourage freedom of expression,” they argue.
- It’s utterly unneeded and unwarranted, and it should be stopped.
I am one of the Muslims who has spoken out in strong opposition to these drawings as well as Macron’s promotion of Islamophobic content on the internet. In addition, read:It is not only Macron’s policies, but also France’s notion of secularism, which has long been at odds with Islam.
The ‘crusade’ against Islam
In France, offensive caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad have been published, reproduced, even projected onto official buildings. Even after 1,400 years of existence, Prophet Muhammad continues to capture the imagination, belief system, and fervent devotion of around 1.8 billion people throughout the world. And it is assumed that those 1.8 billion people would not be outraged by crude portrayals of the prophet since, according to official pronouncements, “freedom of expression” is being protected.
- Pornographic content is protected under the First Amendment, but is it also free speech?
- Across the Muslim world, demonstrations have erupted in response to Charlie Hebdo’s publication of caricatures of Prophet Muhammad, as well as the endorsement of those caricatures by French President Emmanuel Macron.
- Abdoullakh Anzorov, an 18-year-old of Chechen descent, was tasked with beheading 47-year-old Samuel Paty, a teacher, according to the Prophet Muhammad’s words.
- Were you the one who helped him found Al-Qaeda?
- Was he one of the pilots on the planes that crashed on September 11th, 2001?
- Is it possible that he commandeered IC 814?
- So, what’s the point of insulting Muhammad?
- I am one of the Muslims who has come out in strong opposition to these cartoons as well as Macron’s promotion of Islamophobic content on social media.
But Macron thinks otherwise
In today’s globe, France is at the forefront of the debate about Islamic terrorism, owing to the country’s President, who, at the burial of Samuel Paty, declared that Islam was “in crisis all over the world.” Mr. Paty was decapitated by Anzorov for displaying to his students provocative caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad published by Charlie Hebdo, which was responsible for the terrorist acts that took place in France in 2015. Macron stated that France would continue to produce cartoons in order to defend its libertarian ideals in the future.
Honestly, if this isn’t bullying and purposefully agitating an entire community, I don’t know what else is.
No connection can be established between Islam and the beheading or the Muslim community as a whole.
It makes little difference to the haters that those passages are set inside a larger context. They aren’t going to take any of it. Also see: The assaults in France demonstrate Muslims’ self-inflicted anxiety. However, the Quran recognizes the right to freedom of expression.
Taking the verse out of context
There is one particular passage in particular that is frequently used in order to portray Islam as a violent faith. In the Holy Quran, Chapter 2, Verse 191, God commands us to kill them wherever we come across them and expel them from wherever they banished us. Oppression is, in fact, worse than murder in many ways. Do not engage in combat with them in the Masjid Al-Haram (Ka’aba) until they engage in combat with you there. If they fight you, kill them; this is the punishment for those who do not believe in Allah.” However, no one cares to realize, even when told, that this verse was revealed when Muslims on the Hajj pilgrimage were assaulted and slain by the Quraysh tribe, who had made a pact with the Prophet promising not to fight the pilgrims if they did not attack the pilgrims.
- As a result, the verses are conditional.
- In addition, the Quran was not written in a linear fashion.
- It’s a book filled with life lessons and values.
- And battle them until there is no more persecution and the religion is for God, but if they desist, then no action is permissible save against the transgressors, according to God’s words in Chapter 2 verse 193.
- In BG 2.33, it is written: ” .” If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].
- You may also be interested in:5 causes for the crisis in worldwide Islam.
From Gita to Bible to Torah
The Old Testament of the Bible, like the New Testament, commands Christians to go to war. Deuteronomy20:1-4: The Lord your God, who took you out of the land of Egypt, will be with you when you go out to fight against your enemies and you see horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, and you will not be terrified of them. And as you get closer to the combat, the priest will step forward and address the people, telling them, “Hear, O Israel, today you are moving closer to battle against your enemies: do not let your heart be troubled.”‘ Keep your heads up and your hearts calm because the Lord your God is with you, fighting for you against your adversaries and ensuring that you win the victory.” Alternatively, how does it differ from the words of the Torah that talk of extermination and pillage?
According to Numbers 31:1-10, the LORD spoke to Moses, telling him to avenge the Israelite people over the Midianites, after which he would be reunited to his family.
“Let men be selected from among you for a campaign, and let them fall upon Midian to avenge the LORD’s vengeance on Midian.” “You shall send out a thousand men from each of Israel’s tribes to fight in the campaign.” … “The Israelites captured the Midianites’ women and children and seized as spoils all of their livestock, all of their herds, and all of their money.” And they set fire to all of the villages in which they had established themselves, as well as their encampments.” Without a doubt, sincere adherents of these religions will speak out against anyone who attempts to twist these lines out of context in order to portray their religion as being violent.
Only Muslims, however, are singled out for attack and their religious beliefs attacked.
And we will demonstrate democratically against these obnoxious drawings that serve only to push Islamophobia further.
Acts of terrorism cannot be used to excuse the publication of obscene cartoons as a symbol of liberty. The author is a political analyst and writer who focuses on the Middle East. The opinions expressed are those of the author.
The Idea of Peace in the Qur’an
A guest blog article by Dr. Juan Cole, Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the Southern Hemisphere 2016, is provided below. In today’s arguments over the origins of Muslim extremism and the nature of the faith, it is critical to return to the Muslim text, also known as the Qur’an, for guidance (sometimes spelled Koran). The Qur’an, like the Bible, has passages that are both pro-war and pro-peace, but those that are pro-peace have received little attention. Muslims believe that the Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad ibn Abdullah, a trader from Mecca on the west coast of Arabia, sometime between the years 610 and 632 of the Common Era.
- Muslims believe that each of God’s apostles has reiterated God’s oneness as well as the importance of having faith and living a virtuous life.
- Because it was written at a period of intense conflict between Byzantine and Iranian empires in the seventh century, peace (al-salam) was a major concern in the Qur’an’s writing.
- Hira, near Mecca.
- It concludes with the sentence “And peace it is till the breaking of morning.” This line associates the night of revelation, and hence the revelation itself, with the state of tranquility and calm.
- The revelation and reciting of scripture, according to Chapter 97, provides inner tranquility to the believer who practices them.
- The righteous, or those who follow the path of righteousness, will be taken to paradise, whilst the wicked will be sent to the torments of hell for all of eternity.
- The Qur’an states in verse 50:34 that the pious who are accepted to paradise are met by angels who say, “‘Enter in peace!'” “That is the day of eternity,” says the author.
- that the majority of those who will be resurrected will be Jews, Christians, and adherents of other faiths.
- Qur’an 56:25-26 guarantees believers that they will not hear any harsh discourse or mention of sin, but simply the words “Peace, peace,” and no other words of encouragement.
- According to the Book of Revelation, verses 54-56 state that after the Resurrection, “the residents in the garden on that day will rejoice in their affairs; they and their spouses will rest on couches in the shade.” They will be provided with fruit and whatever else they request.
- As highlighted by some commentators, this verse appears to illustrate a development, beginning with joy and relaxation and progressing to the celestial fruit and eventually to the greatest degree of paradise, where God himself desires peace and well-being on those who have been rescued.
The Qur’an’s verse 59:23 reveals that God’s name for peace is “He is God, other than whom there is no god, the King, the Holy, the Peace, the Defender, the Guardian, the Mighty, the Omnipotent, the Supreme,” which means “God who is above other gods.” Muslims believe that powerful local Arab devotees of pagan deities were harassing the early believers in Muhammad’s message during the period 613-622.
The Qur’an 25:63 praises “the servants of the All-Merciful who walk humbly upon the earth—and when the ignorant taunt them, they reply with ‘Peace!'” during this time period.
It is apparent that the Qur’an was applauding those believers in Mecca who chose to turn the other cheek in the face of insults and harassment from the pagans at the time.
Peace, on the other hand, remained an overarching objective in the Qur’an, even while the world was in turmoil.
In this passage, Muslim scholars have pointed out that murdering non-combatants, such as women and children, is expressly forbidden.
If the enemy petitioned for peace on reasonable conditions, the overture had to be accepted, according to the verse.
When the Muslims gained control of Mecca, there were no widespread retaliatory actions.
As a result, the ideal of peace permeates all of the religious themes found in the Qur’an.
The apex of the Muslim paradise is achieved via peace.
While these verses are concerned with spiritual aspirations, they do have consequences for the Qur’an’s perspective of right human behavior, which is discussed more below.
Those living in that perfect society greet one another with prayers for their serenity and well-being, and they do so with equal enthusiasm.
In order to legitimize violence, individuals who reference the Qur’an just partially or selectively do so by leaving out some of the most essential passages of the holy book.
Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History and the 2016 Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South at the John W.
He is the author or editor of more than ten books on the Middle East, and he is now conducting research for a prospective book project titled “The Idea of Peace in the Qur’an” at the Library of Congress.
Note from the editor: the first paragraph of this article had the word “Islamic radicalism,” which has been removed from the final version. In response to the author’s request, the title has been changed to “Muslim radicalism.”