No terrorist committed to benefitting the Muslim people has reasoned out what they are doing nor considered the facts. If they did, they would use alternative means, as it is not a beneficial thing they do, hurting their own cause and people and holding back their progress. Sad.
Terrorists have forgotten what they are going for and become impractical, even creating the opposite of what they would truly want. They recruit naive people and then harm them, with no good result proven. I feel compassion for them, understanding that they are doing their very best within the limits of their knowledge - and hoping that they can learn more and eliminate their own suffering and the damage they do to their own people and to the world.
They can do nothing for Islam nor for Allah nor for themselves.
They must accept what is now so, what is unchangeable. They must stop their fruitless and damaging efforts. They must stop wasting resources and destroying resources. Instead they need to accept what is so and then do whatever they can to create apostivie result - and to stop harming the innocents that they recruit and send to their deaths. The innocents are convinced that that they will achieve happiness in heaven, when that is just not so - they are lied to or those who recruit them just are not thinking logically.
They should read the 600 page fatwah issued by the imam in London: Fatwah Issued Against Terrorists. "Attacks against innocent citizens are 'absolutely against the teachings of Islam and that Islam does not permit such acts on any excuse, reason or pretext'." "All these acts are grave violations of human rights and constitute kufr, disbelief, under Islamic law." Google "Muslims Against Terrorism".
When people feel powerless, much like a rebellious teenage or young thug, they create damage.
In this case, the believed effect on countries to gain any positive objective is nil.
ONLY DAMAGE, AND NO GOOD RESULTS OR HOPE FOR SUCH
It is poor and silly thinking to think that the end objective will be created from these tactics. However, it appears that there is shortsightedness when terrorists take joy in achieving any disruption, any harming, any terror. They have forgotten that this was supposed to be a means to an end. So they now mistake the means for the ends. They celebrate the destruction and think themselves clever, but they aren't, for it is not wise at all to create a net negative result, being totally incapable of creating the desired result.
Given that it is now more than six decades since Israel was established and the fact that Israel cannot be destroyed (at least not without destroying much of the bordering countries and/or citizens), it is fruitless to pursue this desire. It accomplishes nothing but hurting fellow humans and also fellow Muslims.
It is a moot point to make that Israel is unjust or that the granting of the lands to Israel was unjust, as it is now just a fact of life that must be accepted, if one is to produce any positive result.
The terrorists can and those who support such tactics, instead should learn to create the positive effects and to build as the Jews did or any other productive peoples who have prospered.
Islam never tolerates unprovoked aggression from its own side; Muslims are commanded in the Qur'an not to begin hostilities, embark on any act of aggression, violate the rights of others, or harm the innocent. Even hurting or destroying animals or trees is forbidden. War is waged only to defend the religious community against oppression and persecution, because the Qur'an says that "persecution is worse than slaughter" and "let there be no hostility except to those who practice oppression" (Qur'an 2:190-193). Therefore, if non-Muslims are peaceful or indifferent to Islam, there is no justified reason to declare war on them.
TERRORISM IS NOT ALLOWED BY THE KORAN
Excerpts are very clear as to when it is not appropirate to use violence, and that it is never appropriate to spread the religion by sword. Terrorism is clearly not authorized and is, in fact, against the teachings of the Koran.
The Qur'an describes those people who are permitted to fight:
"They are those who have been expelled from their homes
in defiance of right, for no cause except that they say,
'Our Lord is Allah.'
Did not Allah check one set of people by means of another,
there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches,
synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of God is commemorated
in abundant measure..."
Note that the verse specifically commands the protection of all houses of worship. Finally, the Qur'an also says, "Let there be no compulsion in religion" (2:256). Forcing someone at the point of a sword to choose death or Islam is an idea that is foreign to Islam in spirit and in historical practice. There is absolutely no question of waging a "holy war" to "spread the faith" and compel people to embrace Islam; that would be an unholy war and the people's forced conversions would not be sincere.
Question: What does the Qur'an say about terrorism?
Muslims claim that their faith promotes justice, peace, and freedom. Critics of the faith (and some Muslims themselves) cite verses from the Qur'an that seem to promote violent, armed warfare. How can these different images be reconciled?
Answer: The entire Qur'an, taken as a complete text, gives a message of hope, faith, and peace to a faith community of one billion people. The overwhelming message is that peace is to be found through faith in God, and justice among fellow human beings.
At the time the Qur'an was revealed (7th century A.D.), there was no United Nations or Amnesty International to keep the peace or expose injustice. Inter-tribal violence and vengeance was commonplace. As a matter of survival, one must have been willing to defend against aggression from all sides. Nevertheless, the Qur'an repeatedly urges forgiveness and restraint, and warns believers not to "transgress" or become "oppressors." Some examples:
If anyone slays a person
- unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land -
it would be as if he slew all people.
And if anyone saves a life,
it would be as if he saved the life of all people.
“No Muslim is allowed to go out and force people to become Muslim."
"Indeed, Hendi says, the Qur’an goes one step further in chapter 8, verse 61, “But if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in Allah.”
muhammad on peace
terrorists are stuck in being macho, and not achieving their goals and there is no possiblity and harming your own peopl eto vs helping.
Many mistakenly believe that Islam does not tolerate the existence of other religions present in the world.
“To you be your religion, to me be mine.”
When one looks into the life of the Prophet, one may draw on many examples to portray the high level of tolerance shown to people of other faiths.
The first article of the constitution was that all the inhabitants of Medina, the Muslims as well as those who had entered the pact from the Jews, Christian, and idolaters, were “one nation to the exclusion of all others.” All were considered members and citizens of Medina society regardless of religion, race, or ancestry. People of other faiths were protected from harm as much as the Muslims, as is stated in another article, “To the Jews who follow us belong help and equity. He shall not be harmed nor his enemies be aided.”
“Whoever kills a person who has a truce with the Muslims will never smell the fragrance of Paradise.” (Saheeh Muslim)
“Beware! Whoever is cruel and hard on a non-Muslim minority, or curtails their rights, or burdens them with more than they can bear, or takes anything from them against their free will; I (Prophet Muhammad) will complain against the person on the Day of Judgment.” (Abu Dawud)
To Each Their Own Religion
In another article, it states, “the Jews have their religion and the Muslims have theirs.” In this, it is clear that anything other than tolerance would not be tolerated, and that, although all were members of a society, each had their separate religion which could not be violated. Each was allowed to practice their beliefs freely without any hindrances, and no acts of provocation would be tolerated.
Here we see that Prophet allowed each religion to judge in their own matters according to their own scriptures, as long as it did not stand in opposition to articles of the constitution, a pact which took into account the greater benefit of the peaceful co-existence of the society.
“This is a message from Muhammad ibn Abdullah, as a covenant to those who adopt Christianity, near and far, we are with them. Verily I, the servants, the helpers, and my followers defend them, because Christians are my citizens; and by God! I hold out against anything that displeases them. No compulsion is to be on them. Neither are their judges to be removed from their jobs nor their monks from their monasteries. No one is to destroy a house of their religion, to damage it, or to carry anything from it to the Muslims’ houses. Should anyone take any of these, he would spoil God’s covenant and disobey His Prophet. Verily, they are my allies and have my secure charter against all that they hate. No one is to force them to travel or to oblige them to fight. The Muslims are to fight for them. If a female Christian is married to a Muslim, it is not to take place without her approval. She is not to be prevented from visiting her church to pray. Their churches are declared to be protected. They are neither to be prevented from repairing them nor the sacredness of their covenants. No one of the nation (Muslims) is to disobey the covenant till the Last Day (end of the world).”[
Islam recognizes that there are a plurality of religions on this earth, and gives the right to individuals to choose the path which they believe to be true. Religion is not to be, and was never, forced upon an individual against their own will, and these examples from the life of the Prophet are an epitome of the verse of the Quran which promotes religious tolerance and sets the guideline for the Muslims’ interaction with people of other faiths. God says:
“…There is no compulsion in religion…” (Quran 2:256)
The Qur'an asserts that every community is sent its prophets, and that all of these prophets share the same essential message. Some are mentioned by name in the Qur'an, many of whom are figures found in the Hebrew Scriptures, including Adam, Job, David, Elijah, Jonah, Jacob, Joseph, Lot and Moses, among others. The New Testament figures including Jesus, Mary, John the Baptist, and John the Baptist's father, Zechariah, are often mentioned too. One of the Qur'an's chapters is titled Mary. Finally, certain pre-Islamic Arabian prophets appear too.
it was the Qur'anic references to Mary and the birth of Jesus that convinced the Christian king of nearby Axum (present day Ethiopia) to grant asylum to Muslim refugees fleeing Meccan persecution.
his wife's cousin, Waraqa, a Christian ascetic who first observed that Muhammad's experiences of revelation resembled Moses' encounters with the Divine. This parallel reassured Muhammad at a time when he feared he might be possessed.
The Qur'an refers to Christians and Jews as "People of the Book" and calls on Muslims to respect them. In more than one Qur'anic passage, Christian and Jewish believers are specifically mentioned as having God's favor
Be they Muslims, Jews, Christians, or Sabaeans,
Those who believe in God and the Last Day
And who do well
Have their reward with their Lord.
They have nothing to fear,
And they will not sorrow. (Qur'an: 2:62 and 5:69)
They say (to the Muslims): "Become Jews or become Christians and find the right way." Answer them: "No. We follow the way of Abraham the upright, who was not an idolater." Say: "We believe in God and what has been sent down to us, and what was given to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and Jacob's sons, and that which was given to Moses and Christ, and to (all) the (other) prophets by their Lord. We make no distinction among them, and we submit to God." (2:135-136)
Muhammad remained respectful of both faiths. A few years before he died, when his leadership of the Arabs was generally accepted, a delegation of sixty Christians with scholars and judges among them arrived in Medina from the southern capitol of Najran. In a kind of interfaith council rare in those days, Muslims and Christians, joined by Medina's Jewish rabbis, sat together discussing and arguing the meaning of their beliefs. This occurred at a time when, not far to the north, Christians and Persians had been engaged for decades in massively destructive religious wars. According to Muslim chroniclers, when the council in Medina ended, the Najran Christians mounted their camels and rode peacefully back home.
Muhammad once came upon a group of Muslims arguing about which religion had primacy over all others. This was the occasion for one of the Qur'an's most often quoted revelations: "If God had so willed, He would have made all of you one community, but he has not done so, in order that he may test you according to what he has given you; so compete in goodness. To God shall you all return, and He will tell you the truth about what you have been disputing."
How do Muslims view other religions?
The Qur'an describes Christians and Jews as members of the family of Abraham (one of the prophets) and Muslims respect these religions because they believe that they all worship the same God.
Muslims do not believe that Jesus was the Son of God, but that he was one of God's prophets, just like Muhammad.
Muslims believe in many of the stories about Jesus that the Christians believe in.
For example, they believe in the virgin birth and that Jesus will come again.
In fact, Jesus is regarded within Islam as a special prophet. His name is in the Qur'an 25 times - more times than Muhammad's.
Muslims believe that the Qur'an is God's most recent words and is his final message.
Guide to Islam
According to Islam, while Muhammad is not to be worshiped, he is certainly to be emulated.
a tendency to equate “jihad” with terrorism. But, jihad was the opposite of terrorism and it was required to wipe out terrorism, he pointed out.
Morality was the basic tenet of all religions and the Koran was no different, he said.
Anyone talking about the Koran may have an agenda, may be biased, and may be deliberately distorting the contents.
the Koran itself tells the believer how to handle its own contradictions. It says if a revelation contradicts one that came before it, the new one overwrites the earlier one. This is the principle known as "abrogation."
Sura 5:[5:20] Recall that Moses said to his people (the Jews), “O my people, remember GOD’s blessings upon you: He appointed prophets from among you, made you kings, and granted you what He never granted any other people.
[5:21] “O my people, enter the holy land (Israel) that GOD has decreed for you, and do not rebel, lest you become losers.”