The Humans who inhabit this earth have different characteristics. In this article we will be looking into the differences between violent and calm people.
Especially in recent times, we are witnessing dilemmas between “so called “Islamic terrorist Organisations. One of the meanings of Islam is “peace”. If we put these two together, the result will be “Peaceful Terrorist Organisation” which is something even people with a small IQ would not believe.
Now let’s talk about our subject, why some people are violent and some are peaceful? Is religion the cause of their violence? Or is it an ideology? In reality it is a character. This characteristic signs are;
- They cannot tolerate other thoughts
- They like to destroy others thoughts
- They hate humans
- They are capable of fighting, savagery and murder
- They are disturbed
- They do not realise that they have mental problems,
These concepts I mentioned above were not written for someone who follows any religion or ideology. This is character and there is this kind of character in every religion and ideology.
For example, hooligans! For what belief or reason, they attack rival teams supporters? None……
Their characters are like that because of the above reasons. When they are attacking others they are not supported by any thoughts. They do not know what they are doing. Let`s have a look at what the situations are in religion and ideologies.
There are people who have the above characteristics in Christians, Jews and Muslims even if they classify themselves religious. There are also millions of people against this kind of character. Shortly I will make it clearer by explaining the verses from the Holy Koran.
Let`s talk about their ideologies;
There are thousands of people who adopt communist ideologies and it`s characteristics. For example PKK is communist and according to the communist ideology any terrorist act is legal. Stalin and Lenin slaughtered millions of people just because they were against communist ideology when they were in power. Furthermore Stalin even killed delegates who were clapping for him less than others during his speech. In reality the history of communism is full of savageness. In modern day China, use of Facebook and Twitter is forbidden to stop people rioting against communist system. People are getting killed if they riot against the system. Mao killed millions of people when he was in power.
When people hear about fascism they remember Hitler who also had the above characteristic. Even though he mentioned religion during some of his speeches, he had nothing to do with religion but used religion for his psychotic acts. By the way, even though Darwinism is feeding Communist and Fascist ideas, there are thousands of people against this savagery.
We should then accept the following statement;
NO RELIGION ORDERS SAVAGERY, PEOPLE USE RELIGION FOR THEIR SAVAGERY
People`s conduct does not affect religion. Islam orders love, tolerance and freedom of opinions. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) fought 2 months in his 23 years of prophecy. All these fights were based on defence. Let`s explore how Muslims should treat others who are from different religions and beliefs in the light of the verse of the Koran.
*No person should force others to live a religious life.
There is no compulsion in religion (Surah Al-Bakara 2/256)
*Muslims have no right to say anything except notifying the Koran`s orders to non-believers. There is a surah that talks about this issue from beginning to end, Surah Al-Kaafiroon;
Say “you disbelievers in Allah”!
“I worship not that which you worship,
“Nor will you worship that which I worship.
“And I shall not worship that which you are worshipping.
“Nor will you worship that which I worship.
“To you be your religion, and to me my religion (Islamic Monotheism).”
Surah Al-Kaafiroon (109/ 1-6)
*when a Muslim receives an insult from someone who belongs to a different religion or belief, the Muslim does not go down to their level and just reply back with mild words of gentleness.
And the slaves of the Most Beneficent (Allah) are those who walk on the earth in humility and sedateness, and when the foolish address them (with bad words) they reply back with mild words of gentleness. (Surah Al-Furkan 25/63)
Muslims would not insist on people who are not willing to listen.
Perfect wisdom (this Qur’an), but (the preaching of) warners benefit them not. So (O Muhammad) withdraw from them. (Surah Al-Kamar 54/5-6)
*a Muslim person “must” be fair and treat Non-believers, Christians or Jews as his friends as long as they are not fighting against him.
Allah does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion and did not drive you out of your homes. Verily, Allah loves those who deal with equity. (Sural AL-Mumtahinah 60-8)
*All the verses which are talking about killing in the Koran are associated with attack against Muslims. For someone to try to protect themselves is normal and called “Self-defence” in law. It is obvious that Muslims only fought for self-defence as the following verses says;
But if they incline to peace, you also incline to it, and trust in Allah. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower (Sural Al-Anfal 8/61)
But if they cease, then Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Sural Al-Baqarah 2/192)
If it was about war including attacking, it would not make any difference that the defender is asking for peace. Only if you are in defence you accept the peace if the attacker is asking for peace.
*Going to war is only for defence in the Koran, it starts when the other side attack and finish when the attacker stops it.
And fight in the Way of Allah those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allah likes not the transgressors. And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah is worse than killing. And fight not with them at Al-Masjid-al-Haram (the sanctuary at Makkah), unless they first fight you there. But if they attack you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers. But if they cease, then Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Sural Al-Baqarah 2/192)
*Allah orders the Muslims not to go too far and know the limit when they are fighting. There is no such law in any country`s law book.
And fight in the Way of Allah those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allah likes not the transgressors. (Sural Al-Baqarah 2/190)
*Allah only allows Muslims to fight when they are attacked
Permission to fight is given to those (i.e. believers against disbelievers), who are fighting them, (and) because they (believers) have been wronged, and surely, Allah is Able to give believers victory (Sural Al-Hajj 22/39)
*The Koran classifies killing one innocent person the same as killing all of mankind
Because of that we ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land – it would be as if he killed all mankind… (Surah Al-Maidah 5/32)
*In every opportunity Atheist friends mention about the verse which says “Kill the Mushrikun wherever you find them”. If you ask my opinion, it is the verse that shows the highest compassion and affection. Do you know why?
Before, let`s have a look at who the Mushrikun are;
The Mushrikun does not deny the existence of Allah. They accept Allah but do the opposite of what Allah says in the Koran. How? By lying in the name of Allah and accepting their scholars and leaders guidance not the guidance of the Koran. Actually The Mushrikun are called “dirt” in the Koran and unfortunately most people see them as Muslims and becomes atheist. The Mushrikun hates women. They criticize everybody because they do not follow Allah`s orders. They lie by saying that it is in the Koran and they are the first ones not to follow it. I think you already know of them. They put women down in every opportunity because they are the enemy of women. In the name of religion they restrict women`s freedom. Even more, the punishment of Recm (killing a person by throwing stones at them) is a tradition of the Mushrikun. The Mushrikun have no quality in life and are fools, but they are not aware of this.
After this short information let`s have look at the verse in the Koran.
Then when the Sacred Months (the Ist, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islamic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikun (see V.2:105) wherever you find them (Surah Al-Taubah 9/5)
The Atheist friends pick a single verse from the above on purpose. They ignore the previous and after verses. If it was a generalisation then it would apply for Kaafiroon not Mushrikun. As you can see from above, there is a freedom of thought in the Koran. But what is the real explanation?
Let`s examine the verse right from the beginning;
1. Freedom from (all) obligations (is declared) from Allah and His Messenger to those of the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah), with whom you made a treaty.
2. So travel freely (O Mushrikun) for four months (as you will) throughout the land, but know that you cannot escape (from the Punishment of) Allah, and Allah will disgrace the disbelievers.
3. And a declaration from Allah and His Messenger to mankind on the greatest day (the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah – the 12th month of Islamic calendar) that Allah is free from (all) obligations to the Mushrikun and so is His Messenger. So if you, Mushrikun, repent, it is better for you, but if you turn away, then know that you cannot escape (from the Punishment of) Allah. And give tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful torment to those who disbelieve.
4. except those of the Mushrikun with whom you have a treaty, and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor have supported anyone against you. So fulfil their treaty to them to the end of their term. Surely Allah loves Al- Mattaqun.
5. Then when the Sacred Months (the 1st, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islamic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikun wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
6. And if anyone of the Mushrikun (polytheists, idolaters, pagans, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) seeks your protection then grant him protection, so that he may hear the Word of Allah (the Qur’an), and then escort him to where he can be secure, that is because they are men who know not. (Surah Al-Taubah 9/1-6)
The 1st verse order is only for “except those of the Mushrikun with whom you have a treaty”. What was thetreaty? Nobody is going to attack and kill each other. In 4th verse Allah orders that Muslims should not touch those who obey the treaty. What about the one who fails obeying the treaty and kills Muslims with a surprise attack overnight. “Kill the Mushrikun wherever you find them” is only for those individuals and it should only apply when the Sacred Months have passed. People who watched the film called “the Message, Anthony Queen” will remember that one night the Mushrikun attacked and killed many Muslims even though they had a treaty. But just a second, Allah in the 5th verse says “But if they repent then leave their way free.”
If somebody kills your mother, father and brother and then asks for your forgiveness, you should take him safely wherever he wants to be. That is why it is one of the verses which shows the highest compassion and affection in the Koran. Not savagery ….!
To summarize the above;
In Islam, there is no savagery but love, compassion and affection for every belief and ideology. People commit savagery because of their psychotic acts not because their religion orders them to.