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Many negative things are being said in the media about the religion of Al-Islam. Some of Islam's enemies has even accused the Prophet Muhammad (saaw) of being a terrorist. Others have taken Quranic verses out of context and misquote them, in order to justify an Islamic basis for terrorism. When you consider that Prophet Muhammad (saaw) taught the following regarding Muslim conduct during war, a great disparity can be seen between what he taught and the terrorism charge that Muslims and Al-Islam is being accused of today:

"Stop, O people, that I may give you ten rules for your guidance in the battlefield. Do not commit treachery or deviate from the right path. You must not mutilate dead bodies. Neither kill a child, nor a woman. nor an aged man. Bring no harm to the trees, nor burn them with fire, especially those which are fruitful. Slay not any of the enemy's flock, save for your food. You are likely to pass by people who have devoted their lives to monastic services; leave them alone."

This section contains articles that addresses Al-Islam and terrorism.

Is the Sunni Caliphate really restored in Iraq? - Sheikh Imran Hosein

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A lamp provides light which allows us to see.alt

We can walk in a particular direction, for example, when we have a light with which to see.

Without the lamp, and without the light which it provides, we live in darkness, and hence, cannot see.

Most of mankind are today living in darkness and hence, although they have eyes, they yet cannot see. They live in darkness because there is no light from Allah in their hearts

Read more: Is the Sunni Caliphate really restored in Iraq? - Sheikh Imran Hosein

Iraq's Sunni-Shi'a Unity

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Contrary to western media reports that depicts sectarian divide amongst Muslims in Iraq, there is unity in Iraq amongst Shi'as and Sunnis. The Zionist aim is to stir up Sunni Shi'a differences in Iraq and the Muslim world to weaken the Muslims so that Israel can dominate them easily without having any resistance due to Muslims in-fighting amongst themselves. They tried very hard to achieve this in Iraq but have failed. Now their only resort is to spread Sunni - Shi'a divide in their controlled media with stories depicting ISIS as Sunni and everyone against them as Shi'as. Although ISIS is far outside of Sunni Islam through their systematic violation of the tenets of Islam with their barbaric actions targeting Shi'as, Sunnis, Christians and innocents of all persuasions. The western media falsely portrays any opposition to ISIS as Shi'a although the opposition is also coming from Sunnis as well. Below are a few articles showing how Sunnis and Shi'as are joining together in Iraq against ISIS, who is a common enemy to all Muslims and everything that Islam stands for.
 

Iraqi Sunnis flock to recruiting centers to fight back ISIL

Iraqi men who volunteered to join the fight against a major offensive by ISIL in northern Iraq climb on an army truck outside a recruiting center in the capital Baghdad on June 13, 2014.
Iraqi men who volunteered to join the fight against a major offensive by ISIL in northern Iraq climb on an army truck outside a recruiting center in the capital Baghdad on June 13, 2014.

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The Crusades Then & Now

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Dr. Robert B. Ashmore Writes:

Around 1074 AD the old Roman Empire, known to modern historians as the Byzantine Empire, was reduced to little more than Greece. In desperation, the emperor in Constantinople sent word to the Christians of western Europe asking them to aid their brothers and sisters in the East. By the 2nd crusade the very same Byzantium emperor, who called for help from European Christians, allied himself with the Muslims against the crusades. What could have caused the Eastern Christians, who were beset by “barbarous Muslims”, to seek help from their civilized Christian brothers in Europe to suddenly change allegiance? Urban II gave the Crusaders two goals, both of which would remain central to the eastern Crusades for centuries. The first was to rescue the Christians of the East. The second goal was the liberation of Jerusalem and the other places made holy by the life of Christ.

But as history shows, the very Eastern Christians-- that according to goal 1 the crusades were meant to liberate -- actually turned against them and by the 2nd crusade, were on the side of the Muslims fighting against the crusades. Well what did the crusaders actually do to bring about such a drastic change in the hearts of those who asked them for help as well as to the people they came in contact with? After all helping to liberate their fellow Christians from barbarous Muslims was the main goal of the crusades and the reason for it getting started.  Here are just a few things pointing to why the Eastern Christians decided to side with the Muslims against the Crusades.


The Crusaders killed the women, also, and with their swords pierced tender children of whatever age and sex. The Jews, seeing that their Christian enemies were attacking them and their children, and that they were sparing no age, likewise fell upon one another, brother, children, wives, and sisters, and thus they perished at each other’s hands … preferring them to perish thus by their own hands rather than to be killed by the weapons of the uncircumcised.

“Franj” as they (the crusaders) were called in the East) distinguished themselves in the way they vanquished the Syrian city of Ma’arra in November, 1098. The chronicler Radulph of Caen wrote, “In Ma’arra our troops boiled pagan adults in cooking-pots; they impaled children on spits and devoured them grilled.”

Reaching Jerusalem in June, 1099, the Crusaders lay siege to the city. Successfully defeating its defenders, the Crusaders flooded into Jerusalem on July 15. “Men, women, and children were put to the sword until the streets were littered with corpses. Even Jewish inhabitants were killed.”

“The population of the holy city was put to the sword, and the Franj spent a week massacring Muslims.” Ibn al-Qalanisi adds, “The Jews had gathered in their synagogue and the Franj burned them alive.” Maalouf writes, [b]“Not even their coreligionists were spared. One of the first measures taken by the Franj was to expel from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre all the priests of Oriental rites. They arrested the priests who had been entrusted with custody of the Cross and tortured them to make them reveal the secret [of its whereabouts].

Please see the following video as well as the excellent work by Dr. Robert B. Ashmore in PDF format below for more about "The Crusades Then & Now"

 

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Tolerance In Islam

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In the eyes of history, religious toleration is the highest evidence of culture in a people. It was not until the Western nations broke away from their religious law that they became more tolerant, and it was only when the Muslims fell away from their religious law that they declined in tolerance and other evidences of the highest culture. Before the coming of Islam, tolerance had never been preached as an essential part of religion.

If Europe had known as much of Islam, as Muslims knew of Christendom, in those days, those mad, adventurous, occasionally chivalrous and heroic, but utterly fanatical outbreak known as the Crusades could not have taken place, for they were based on a complete misapprehension.

Innumerable monasteries, with a wealth of treasure of which the worth has been calculated at not less than a hundred millions sterling, enjoyed the benefit of the Holy Prophet's (Muhammad’s) Charter to the monks of Sinai and were religiously respected by the Muslims. The various sects of Christians were represented in the Council of the Empire by their patriarchs, on the provincial and district council by their bishops, in the village council by their priests, whose word was always taken without question on things which were the sole concern of their community.

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Terrorism is not a Muslim monopoly

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‘‘All Muslims may not be terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims.’’ This comment , frequently heard after the Mumbai bomb blasts implies that terrorism is a Muslim specialty, if not a monopoly. The facts are very different. 

    First, there is nothing new about terrorism. In 1881, anarchists killed the Russian Tsar Alexander II and 21 bystanders. In 1901, anarchists killed US President McKinley as well as King Humbert I of Italy. World War I started in 1914 when anarchists killed Archduke Ferdinand of Austria. These terrorist attacks were not Muslim. 

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