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A religion of peace and followed by Muslims who follow the teachings of the Quran and worship one God (Allah in Arabic), and believe the prophet Muhammed (PBUH) is the last messenger of God.
"Islam is perfect but Muslims are not."
by Jasmine Arman July 03, 2014
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Islam means the religion of peace. A person following Islam will find that he or she is surrounded by noble teachings, the aim of which is to establish peace between man and Allah, the Creator of all;between man and man; and between man and the rest of Allah’s creation.How does such a religion deal with the issue of terrorism? And what does the word terrorist mean? Dictionaries will define a terrorist as one who systematically uses violence and intimidation to achieve political ends –or one who controls or forces others to do something by violence, fear or threats.All these definitions are covered by two words in the Holy Qur’an, the sacred book of Islam: Fitnah and Ikrâh.In the Holy Qur’an, God begins to deal with the issue of terrorism by teaching Muslims never to become terrorists in the first place.Two of the very first verses of our Holy Book say: ‘Al-Fitnatu ashad-du minal qatl’ –meaning that in the sight of Allah, ‘persecution, or making people constantly fear for their lives, is much worse than killing’. And also:‘Lâ ikrâha fid-dîn’–‘There shall be no compulsion in religion’, that is to say,that no one has the right to force others into complying with their demands or compelling others to follow their line of thinking.Allah reminds us that it is those who have abandoned Him and thrown away all good, and divested themselves of every shred of human decency, that are the ones who will eventually resort to terrorizing others,forcing them into complying with their demands.
Islam in life: One day he found a mother bird beating her wings on the ground in distress. He asked his companions: ‘Who has done this?’ They said: ‘We took her young ones out of her nest.’ The Holy Prophet (pbh) said: ‘Restore them to her. No mother must be tormented on account of her child.’On another occasion, he found one of his companions setting fire to an anthill. He immediately told them to put out the fire saying: ‘No one has the right to torment others with fire.’As Allah Almighty says in the Holy Qur’an that the true believers are: ‘those who suppress their anger and forgive people’, likewise, the Holy Messenger of Allah, Muhammad, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said: ‘Allah is Gentle and loves gentleness in all things. Make things easy and do not make them hard. And cheer people up and do not repel them.’It is clear that the true believers and all other good, honest people are always on the receiving end of terrorism, never on the delivering end. Whenever such tendencies appear in society by which the peace is being disturbed and people cannot live their lives without fear, Muslims are enjoined to counter them first of all by reasoning with those responsible for the disturbance. The Holy Qur’an says:Call unto the way of your Lord that is the way of justice and goodness with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in a way that is best. (Ch.16: v.126)
by Muslimahh October 27, 2013
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As a practicing Muslim, some of these definitions are really hurtful. Let's get a few things straight. First of all, it is against Sharia (Islamic law) to force others to convert to Islam, to kill someone because they do not follow Islam, or to commit suicide. In fact, most of the terrorists you hear of today are NOT Muslims, even if they may call themselves Muslims. Islam is actually a peaceful religion, based on the learnings of a man who married a non-Muslim. If what some people here said is true, he would have had to kill his own wife. And for the information of some ignorant people, the only reason blood was shed during the initial spread of Islam from Medina was because people attacked Muhammad and his followers. And if you say that Islam cannot be true because it is absurd, then I say look it up. It is no more absurd than Judaism or Buddhism, and certainly less absurd than Christianity. So, I hope that some people who read this will understand that Islam is NOT equal to terrorism, and is a religion that can be respected and has followers with feelings. And if you are too narrow minded to realize this, then, !أنصرف معك!
Jim: Islam sucks. All its followers are violent extremists.
me: Do you know anything about Islam? What makes you say that?
Jim: ...
by Muslimkid997 May 29, 2010
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islam does not mean "peace" islam means "submission"
The Arabic term 'islam means "submission" and itself comes from the term 'aslama, which means "to surrender, resign oneself." In Islam, the fundamental duty of each member is to submit to "Allah" (Arabic for "the God" which was Hubel the god that the family of Muhammad worshiped) and whatever Allah wants of them.
by shank monkey October 23, 2005
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Islam. One word represents it. Worship. We worship the all powerful Allah. We favor peace. Islam is also about showing peace, respect to everyone, even though that are not followers. It's our duty to make the world a better place, to distinguish right from wrong, to make an example, and above all, show love and being a slave to Allah. We give to those in need. We have rituals and routines. We are not terrorists.
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by Shadowedwisdom September 30, 2011
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the last religion from God to humankind
God sent many prophets since the begining of humanity to remind them of their true purpose which is to worship God & make earth a wonderful place to live
people kept on forgetting their teachings & editing their holy books that's why God sends a new prophet
when Isa (Jesus) peace be upon him was sent to the Jews they were supposed to convert to christianity because it's the most true religion by that time
after 6 centuries of editing the bible and changing in the true Christianity God sent his last prophet Muhammad with Islam
that's why we (the muslims) wish that all people become muslims cause it's the last religion and the only one not changed
we are not saying that Christianity is wrong
but Christianity today is totally different from what it was
we respect Jesus & his mother a lot but as humans
if a God has a son how can we say he's a God ??
a true God is the most powerfull and need no son or anything that make him resemble his creatures
that's our belief
but Islam never forced anyone to convert to it " NEVER"
please read about a topic from reliable sources before talking about it
Christianity had a violent history during crusades
can we say that your religion taught you that? ofcourse not !

you just can't judge all people or an entire belief based on some examples

by the way I don't & never met anyone who thinks that our purpose is to kill Americans !
that's so stupid !
reading about Islam will change many of your misunderstandings
by Miss Genius May 29, 2011
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The religion of Muslim people, who believe in the Koran and the prophet Mohammed. Most smart people can identify them as loving, caring, and generous people. Sadly, most people aren't smart and associate Muslims with extremist terrorist groups. Don't believe that! It's a lie.
Jewish and Christian guy: Hey Mohammed!
Muslim guy: What's up guys?
Stupid guy: Aren't you a terrorist? Stupid Islam.
Muslim: No
Jew and Christian: Pick up a Koran idiot. There's nothing violent in it. We can all coexist.
by bfgcxcrtgtf January 29, 2015
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