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.
Many Americans Want to Know Why Muslims Aren’t Condemning ISIS
ABC News’ Laura Ingraham, Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Fox & Friends and other U.S. media commentators say that Muslims are silent and complicit in the barbarian crimes of ISIS. Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said that all Muslims are the same as ISIS, and implied that all Muslims should be met “with a bullet to the head”.
Why don’t we hear Muslims condemning the barbarian ISIS terrorists?
Turns out they are loudly condemning ISIS … but our press isn’t covering it.
Father Elias Mallon of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association explains:
“Why aren’t Muslims speaking out against these atrocities?” The answer is: Muslims have been speaking out in the strongest terms, condemning the crimes against humanity committed by ISIS (or, as it is increasingly called, IS) and others in the name of Islam.
Father Mallon is right …
he fail him; he neither lies to him, nor does he hold him in contempt. The
whole of a Muslim for another Muslim is inviolable: his blood, his
property, his honor.” – Prophet Mohammed (saaw)
A lamp provides light which allows us to see.
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
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
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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