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Aggression and Terrorism is Alien to Islam
Scholars of Islam agree in unison that aggression is alien to Islam. Any behaviour, deed and insinuation causing death, destruction or loss to innocent people is unlawful, condemnable hence punishable in Islam. The Quran, the most holy book of Islam which was revealed to Muhammad word-by-word 1400 years ago in Mecca and Medina, the two most holly places for Muslims across the globe, says, “There is no compulsion in religion…”
Islam Respects and Promotes Human Values
“human values” Â = Â Islamic values.
InÂ The Spirit of Islam, Justice Amir Ali points out that Islam respects, enhances and promotes human values, its institutions and good conduct. Anything that is disruptive and unsettling to human society resulting in the mindless death, destruction and loss of innocent lives is un-Islamic. A believer is not allowed to harm himself/herself at all under any circumstances. Therefore, the question of suicide bombing does not arise at all. The Quran says, “Do not kill yourselves, for truly God is merciful. And if anyone does that in rancour and injustice, soon shall We cast him in the Fire.” (4:29-30)
The Reality is, As Always, Quite Different:
Preventing Secular Fundamentalism and the Occupation of Muslim Land
On a tip from Mullah
[A Muslim cannot have any other
identity than that of Al-Islam. He is a
Muslim first and last. The Messenger
Muhammad (saw) taught us that the
Muslims are one community among
the whole of mankind, their land
is one, their war is one, their peace
is one, their honour is one and any
one of them can represent them all.
A Muslim cannot have any bond with
other Muslims other than that of Al-
Islam. Nationalism, tribalism, patriotism
etc.. are all shunned. Indeed the Prophet
06 A Muslim must reject interfaith .
[A very dangerous concept being pushed
among our children nowadays is that
of interfaith. To say that Islam is just
one of many faiths and all are believers
and all will go to paradise. This is a
direct attack against the basic tenet of
Islam which is that Islam is superior
to every other way of life and the only
religion acceptable to Allah.]
13 Muslims should set up Islamic emirates in the UK.
[Moreover we suggest it is time that
areas with large Muslim populations
might declare an emirate delineating
that Muslims within this area are
trying to live by the shari’ah as much
as possible, with their own courts and
community watch and schools and even
self sufficient trade. Likely areas for
these projects might be Dewsbury or
Bradford or Tower Hamlets to begin
with. In time we can envisage that the
whole of the Shari’ah might one day
be implemented starting with these
There are many narrations of the
Messenger Muhammad (saw) where he
said that “it is not allowed for a Muslim
to live among the non-Muslims, without
to distinguish his Deen (i.e. Islam).”
These measures will help to achieve this
(and so on)
But read this:
The terms extremist, moderate,
terrorist, radical etc… have no place
in Islam whatsoever. Rather a Muslim
is either practicing Islam or he is not.
These terms have been introduced into
the vocabulary by the British regime and
the media in order to isolate Muslims
who practice their deen and thereafter to
demonise them and eventually to bring
in laws to silence them hoping that the
other Muslims will not speak up in their
Hence we can see that when a Muslim
woman wants to cover her hair or even
her face with a niqab, she is considered
an extremist and oppressed. If a Muslim
wants to live by the shari’ah and wants
to have stoning for adultery and the
cutting of the hand of the thief like the
Messenger Muhammad (saw) had, then
he is called a fundamentalist.
If a Muslim believes in the concept of
having more than one wife he is an
oppressor. If he believes that Muslims
have a right to defend their life, honour
and property if it is attacked he is a
terrorist and so on…
There is no such thing as moderate or radical or extremist Islam.
02 The only Islam which is acceptable is the
one practiced and taught to us by the
Messenger Muhammad (saw). Indeed
Allah (SWT) says:
‘The only deen acceptable to Allah is
and the Messenger Muhammad (saw)
Whatever is not based upon my teaching
will be rejected’ 4
Very often those who promote such
terms on behalf of the government are
not practicing Islam themselves and
hence it serves their purpose to be seen
as the normal Muslim and everyone else
as the problem.
The word Islam in fact means
submission i.e. submission to the
commands of Allah and the Muslim is
therefore the one who submits. If he or
she does not submit then other terms
exist in the Shari’ah to describe them.
Such as aasi for the one who does not do
their obligations, faasiq for the one who
does the prohibitions continuously, faajir
for the one who openly disobeys Allah
and murtad for the one who has negated
his deen etc…
We must be proud of the symbols of
Islam such as the Hijab/Burqa/Niqab
and not allow the non-Muslims make us Â feel in any way apologetic.
Back toÂ Syed Javed Hussain:
According to the Quran, Muslims are only allowed to fight until it becomes absolutely necessary and even then, they are not allowed to fight in excess. The Quran makes its abundantly clear in Chapter 2 verse 190 where it says, “And fight in the way of God against those who fight you. But do not transgress the limits. Truly God does not love transgressors.” (2:190)
OIC Sets up Special Division on Human Rights
As stated in aÂ News story published on OIC site, on 19 April 2010, The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) announced it is setting up a special division that will deal with human rights.
Meeting with the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said ‘the organization was on the verge of creating a permanent and independent committee for human rights.’
The OIC consists of 57 countries spanning over four continents. This is the second-largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations. It was established in 1969 and provides a collective voice to the Muslim world.
Terrorists are Declared as Non-Muslims
There is no denying the fact that currently an acute minority exists among Muslims who are as much destructive to Islamic society as they are to other societies of the world. This extremist community is shunned by Muslims themselves as much as it is abhorred by any other peace loving people in the world. Allama Tahirul Qadri, Chief of Minhajul Quran and the most revered scholar of Islam in Pakistan and all other Islamic scholars across the board belonging to all denomination have declared theseÂ fanatics as non-Muslims.
Saiyid Amir Ali,Â The Spirit of Islam, Methuen, 1953.
Sachiko Murata,Â The Vision of Islam, Paragon House Publishers, 1995.