reply to post by HumanCondition
Look I know not one thing about you. But the issue here is two fold. First and foremost is Islam. Second is whether or not it is right to kill people
who are not harming you, nor battling you in anyway.
I will start with the second, and then move to the first. Is it morally right to kill people who have done you no harm? If you condemn the United
States government for killing innocent people, then you must in turn condemn anyone who would do the same, because it is the action itself which is
morally wrong. An act of terrorism is by its very nature the killing of innocent people, those who have done you no harm, civilians. Therefore, ALL
acts of terrorism must be condemned as morally wrong, no matter who committed them, whether that be a foreign government, or your brother. You cannot
simply oppose an action based on who is committing it, to do so is a serious lack of common sense.
In Islam, the only time you can war against another party is in self defense. If you notice in Islamic history, the only time the Holy Prophet (sawa)
warred against anyone was in defense of the rights of Muslim to practice Islam, or in defense of self, which at that time meant the Muslim Ummah under
the Holy Prophet (sawa). What the later Caliphate did must be discounted at this time, since it is only the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (sawa) which
matters for Islamic Law.
The Holy Quran is also in support of war being for purposes of self defense only. When there are ayah in the Quran which state "Kill them wherever you
find them" Etc. We must look to see when, where, and what were the circumstances surrounding these revelations. Also, we must look to other ayaat to
see who the "them" might be, one ayah does not rule out another, and one of the ayah in the Holy Quran speaks on it being a horrible act to commit
murder, which is defined as killing an innocent person.
When we look to the Sunnah of the Prophet (sawa) we see that never
once did the Holy Prophet (sawa) of Islam ever
kill an innocent
person. Ever. He (sawa) did take captives etc. but never did He (sawa) kill innocent people, even after the revelations that are considered by some to
be extreme. The ONLY people who were killed were people who were physically fighting. Which means that this still meant that the killing of innocent
people is considered forbidden in Islam, even during war time.
It is written in ahadith, that if someone commits murder in the west, and someone in the east is happy about it,(and vice versa) that person (who was
happy about it) is, on the day of judgement, made as a partner to the one who committed murder, because of his joy in the evil act.
We MUST as religious Muslims, follow our religion, even when we disagree with it. The root of Ibadah is Abd. Being a willing slave is part of worship,
this means following the laws Allah set forth for us, no matter the cost to self. Even if it means we are trampled under foot, the laws of Allah means
more than self.
We can understand those who commit acts of terrorism out of desperation, but never can we associate such acts to Islam, because it is in direct
opposition to the teachings of Islam itself. We cannot be happy with any evil no matter who commits it, even if we have the ability to understand why
it was committed. Our religion should mean more to us than our very lives. And only someone who truly loves Allah, and has full and complete knowledge
of their religion, can understand this.
The first ayah revealed in the Holy Quran was "Read, in the Name of your Lord" Imam Ali (as) who was raised in the house of the Prophet (sawa) said,
"Seek knowledge, even if it be from China" Gaining knowledge is one of the most important things in Islam.
Terrorism is not something to joke about, it is not something to 'pretend' to support, nor something to support period. It is an evil perpetrated, and
must be denounced as such!
edit on 21-6-2012 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)