Terrorism, I Am A Muslim And I Am Against It

1461 WordsJul 9, 20186 Pages
“Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who (1) believes in GOD, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve” This is how Islam inculcates Muslims not to judge others, because obviously it’s the Lord who does that. Despite this verse and many other verses in Quran which promote for peace and love among humans, still people combine Islam with terror. I have seen many false allegations about Islam in the media. All that made me wonder, did I understand my religion wrong? What really interests me is whenever I look for the word terror on the internet; I find verses from…show more content…
Al-Qaeda terrorist activities appear in many Islamic and non-Islamic countries. In Iraq in 2007, Al-Qaeda led more than 4500 attacks, leaving almost 18000 civilians dead or wounded. Islam and Jihad Starting with the original word meaning of Islam in Arabic, which is Salam thus Peace, furthermore the word has four other meanings which are surrender, submit, obey and sincerity. Jihad on the other hand doesn’t mean “holy war”; its actual meaning is Struggle in Allah’s sake. Allah (God's name in Islam) has created earth and the whole universe. He´s kind and merciful, and also has the ultimate power regarding human's life. For a Muslim to exist is a blessing, that perceives as gift from Allah to the humankind, so therefore Allah alone decides when to take this bless away. Jihad in Islam has two different aspects. Firstly, it’s a struggle against our soul's desires. This means keeping one's soul away from taboos and sins. According to the prophet it's the most likable aspect. "The best jihad [struggle] is (by) the one who strives against his own self for Allah, the Mighty and Majestic". Secondly, it’s to defend the Islamic countries from any kind of danger; this aspect is often connected with terrorism. The importance of Jihad cannot be denied; in fact it’s on top ten of the religious
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