Islam against Violence
Islam has always been accused of nurturing and calling for violence and the murdering of its opponents and foes. This is totally against the nature of Islam and all the ideal morals and good deeds Islam calls its adherents to stick to and abide by. In this special folder, you will find some of the interesting articles and materials published by the Truth-Seeker website covering the issue of Islam and its stance regarding violence and aggression from different perspectives. If you want to learn more about this intriguing issue, just click the following links and read them carefully.
Allah the Almighty says in His Ever-Glorious Qur’an what may mean,
“Let there be no compulsion in religion. Truth has been made clear from error. Whoever rejects false worship and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that never breaks. And Allah hears and knows all things.”(Al-Baqarah 2:256)
“If it had been your Lord’s will, all of the people on Earth would have believed. Would you then compel the people so to have them believe?” (Yunus 10:99)
The article, Let There Be No Compulsion in Religion by Sami al-Majid is a very important one as it shows it is in no way does Islam preach forced conversions, rather, this is something forbidden by clear texts. The article is a clear elaboration on this.
This article tackles one of the biggest questions throughout history: Is religion a device to control human beings? The answer to this is given from an Islamic perspective.
This is part 2 of the article Religion: A device to control? Islam Answers. It tackles one of the biggest questions throughout history: Is religion a device to control human beings? The answer to this is given from an Islamic perspective.
This is part 1 of the article An Islamic View of Peaceful Coexistence by Dr. Jaafar Sheikh Idris in which he refutes the claims that Islam was spread by the sword.
This is part 2 of the article An Islamic View of Peaceful Coexistence by Dr. Jaafar Sheikh Idris in which he refutes the claims that Islam was spread by the sword. It reaffirms the fact that in Islam there is no compulsion in the matter of religion.
Dr. Ali Al-Halawani is Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Translation, Kulliyyah of Languages and Management (KLM), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was Assistant Professor and worked for a number of international universities in Malaysia and Egypt such as Al-Madinah Interanational Univerity, Shah Alam, Malaysia (Mediu) and Misr University for Science & Technology (MUST), Egypt; Former Editor-in-Chief of the Electronic Da`wah Committee (EDC), Kuwait; Former Deputy Chief Editor and Managing Editor of the Living Shari`ah Department, www.islamOnline.net; Member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS); and member of the World Association of Arab Translators & Linguists (Wata). He is a published writer, translator and researcher. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.