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What Does Islam Say about Terrorism?

Islam, a religion of mercy, does not permit terrorism.  In the Quran, God has said:

 God does not forbid you from showing kindness and dealing justly with those who have not fought you about religion and have not driven you out of your homes.  God loves just dealers.  (Quran, 60:8)

The Prophet Muhammad  used to prohibit soldiers from killing women and children, and he would advise them: {...Do not betray, do not be excessive, do not kill a newborn child.}  And he also said: {Whoever has killed a person having a treaty with the Muslims shall not smell the fragrance of Paradise, though its fragrance is found for a span of forty years.}

Also, the Prophet Muhammad  has forbidden punishment with fire.

He once listed murder as the second of the major sins, and he even warned that on the Day of Judgment, {The first cases to be adjudicated between people on the Day of Judgment will be those of bloodshed.

Muslims are even encouraged to be kind to animals and are forbidden to hurt them.  Once the Prophet Muhammad  said: {A woman was punished because she imprisoned a cat until it died.  On account of this, she was doomed to Hell. While she imprisoned it, she did not give the cat food or drink, nor did she free it to eat the insects of the earth.}

He also said that a man gave a very thirsty dog a drink, so God forgave his sins for this action.  The Prophet  was asked, “Messenger of God, are we rewarded for kindness towards animals?”  He said: {There is a reward for kindness to every living animal or human.}

Additionally, while taking the life of an animal for food, Muslims are commanded to do so in a manner that causes the least amount of fright and suffering possible.  The Prophet Muhammad  said: {When you slaughter an animal, do so in the best way.  One should sharpen his knife to reduce the suffering of the animal.}

In light of these and other Islamic texts, the act of inciting terror in the hearts of defenseless civilians, the wholesale destruction of buildings and properties, the bombing and maiming of innocent men, women, and children are all forbidden and detestable acts according to Islam and the Muslims.  Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness, and the vast majority have nothing to do with the violent events some have associated with Muslims.  If an individual Muslim were to commit an act of terrorism, this person would be guilty of violating the laws of Islam.

Aug 11, 2008 3:11 PM
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salut amin ou es tu
August 23, 2008
the terrrisme in islam states are one of extremiste kind of creminals who want to make islam as the worst religion but they can't make it because after all that 30000 from usa enter islam in the year all that when after 11 september because after that scene they want to learn about islam is it like the média say? the choked answer is that islam is the eternel religion of peace and that it's the true religion mention in the COran and in the Hadith of the prophète mohammed , and if u want learn about the islamic wars in the past and how saladin enter jerusalem and how Mohammed enter Maka > read the coran u ll be choked and i know but am shure that u ll know many things who change your idea about this great and etrenel and true religion .
August 15, 2008
There's no evidence to support that, Avril. Besides, what about the murder on Theo van Gogh? What about London? what about Madrid? What about Bali?
August 14, 2008
I guess we find terrorism not only in muslim states so u r wrong,  i'm sorry to say this but it's the truth and we can't change it and about 11 september America killed the americain.
August 14, 2008
Fair enough, but can you explain why we see so much terrorism in muslim states and from people who call themselves muslim? I'd love to understand.
August 11, 2008
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