Hello to all. I just had to shed some light on this topic as there is a lot of disillusions and misinformation coming from BOTH sides. I'll explain
First a little on Islam, second biggest religion in the world, 1.5 billion people with 20 000 converts in the US every year.
The actual religion of Islam is based only on the Qur'an, and authentic hadiths. It is a religion of peace, it seeks to create an individual
relationship with the Creator
A monotheistic religion for all of mankind, not just a group of people (ie Arabs). If you pick up a Qur'an, you may be surprised)
The only time violence is acceptable in Islam is as a defense against oppression. The battles during the Prophet Mohammad's time were against the
oppression of the tribes of Mecca that drove them out of their own homes and made living conditions harsh for the people whose lives were changed due
to Islam. And note, they began to retaliate only when it was revealed to the Prophet through the angel Gabriel. So, only defense against oppression,
is lawful, which should be for any human being. Humans should have the right to protect themselves, their land, their families etc.
Anyone who says any different is lying, or the truth or just plain misinformed and indoctrinated and definitely is a grave sin to declare war on
Islam is a very tolerant relgion and it is up to the individual human to choose whether to follow it or not. Forcing something agaisnt someone's will
is again a grave sin. Forcing someone to convert is also a sin. Here is a sura from the Quran that will make this clear:
109. In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy
Say [Prophet], 'Disbelievers: I do not worship what you worship, you do not worship what I worship, I will never worship what you worship, you will
never worship what I worship, you have your religion and I have mine.
This is sheer tolerance in the religion as illustrated in the Quran, which is the number one authority on Islam. So trying to take over American and
convert everyone and adopt the Sharia, lol, it is not part of the religion AT ALL. So even calling it radical Islam is a fallacy, I haven't have a
clue for another term though,
To move on, as a Muslim it is absolutely mandatory to follow the rules of the land in which you live, and if you dont like them, move if you have the
means. If the means are not available, a Muslim should pray for patience as this life is compared to the life of pasture in contrast to the afterlife.
Make sense? Here's proof:
Honour your pledges, you will be questioned about your pledges
Allah loves not the treacherous.
Ok, so I hope everyone is getting a clearer picture of the real Islam, rather than crazy people thinking they are going straight to Heaven by
committing suicide and killing innocent people. Once the religion is fully and truly grasped, one gains an undeniable world view. One that explains
the evil in this world and why it is (how else would we be tested? If everything would be perfect, than this life would be heaven, and it's obviously
not meant to be). One also understands to have patience, and be good to all people, be honest, and cheat no one, commit no murder etc. Therefore,
these Imams and Sheiks that say this crap about Jihad are basically insane. What Jihad really is, and read carefully, because I bet no one ever told
you this, it is an inner battle to strive in the straight path. And what is the straight path? Pick up a Qur'an and it will let you know. Please
people, just think twice, and take this information seriously, and use your own logic and reason to understand the human condition, not judging a
whole religion based on crazies scattered throughout the planet. If Islam is true, every man will have his hour, and undergo a reckoning of his life,
and be questioned, so these people who want to declare war on the innocent --- let's just say there will be justice. I hope I have shed some sort of