Muslims are group of people who follow Islam and believe in the oneness of Allah and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as the Last Messenger of Allah. But now the Muslims are declared as Terrorists. Once they were the Ruler of the World. But why? Why has it happened? Second question can be answered that why they are not ruler somehow due to the fact that they are not following the Islam. But how is it possible that all the Muslims become terrorists? Means if you visit some countries and ask about the Muslims then no one will say with full confidence that Muslims are not terrorists. And in some place Muslims are treated just like enemies of the society. Before discussing any other issue we should clear the concept of terrorism and know the value or importance of peace in society by Holy Quran and what the Quran teaches Muslims.
Terrorism is the use of violence to spread terror among people to achieve religious, political, economic and social aims. It means any one can be a terrorist to achieve their goals and not even a single religion allows that. All those activities that have created terror among people are considered a part of terrorism. But after 2000 the direction of terrorism has changed and this word is restricted to only Muslims. According to all the survey reports in following two decades maximum deaths by terrorism occurred in Muslim countries. Most effected countries are Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Palestine and Pakistan not America, UK, Canada, Russia or any other well developed country. There may be few incidents of terrorism in European countries and in all these incidents, Muslims was involved according to their media. One thing more, media has become front platform to send and receive information about any issue and it is right or not, this is not their concern and every one accept all the facts. On media of the world the Islamic terrorism is the common word to be used behind every happening. You have listened much news about the Islamic terrorism and such news are highlighted in every media. Let see some facts about Muslims and Islam generated by Anti Muslims community that were totally false but made a great contribution to spread ISLAMOPHOBIA.
According to Fox Business network, Jeb Bush, the second son of George Bush, claimed that
“The Biggest Threat Today Is Islamic Terrorism”
Now see the research report conducted by the UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA on murders in America since 9/11. According to their statement, Out of 190,000 murders in America only 37 deaths were linked to Islamic extremists. In Europe, ISLAMOPHOBIA is very common but it’s a surprising report of EUROPOL (Law Enforcement agency of EU) that the Islamists were responsible for just 0.7% of terror attacks in Europe between 2006 and 2013. On the other hand the attitude of European’s non-Muslims toward Muslims is totally disappointing, in 2016 only in Hungary almost 72% Non-Muslims dislike and hate the Muslims.
Some organizations like ISIS, Al-Qaeda are working on the name of Islam and declare themselves as JIHAIDI. But in reality, these groups are not working for ISLAM due to the fact that Islam not allows killing any innocent. Muslim countries have lost a lot due to the activities of these groups. Suppose these groups are on the path of Islam then why these are fighting against Muslims and killing the innocent people that are not permitted by Islam. Many Muslim scholars have given statement that these groups have no concern with Islam. But even then, without knowing the teachings and orders of Islam, people speak against it.
Now let see the words of HOLY QURAN for those, who want to work for Islam. ALLAH ALMAIGHTY says:
“Call them to the path of your Lord with wisdom and words of good advice; and reason with them in the best way possible .Your Lord surely knows who strays for His path, and He knows those who are guided the right way”.
(Surah Al – Nahl, verse 125)
“And be patient, [O Muhammad], and your patience is not but through Allah. And do not grieve over them and do not be in distress over what they conspire”.
(Surah Al- Nahl, verse 127)
Many verses of HOLY Quran and saying of Prophet MUHAMMAD (SAW) are about the advancement and stability of peace.
In Quran ALLAH Almighty says:
“If anyone slays a person unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land it would be as if he slew all people .And if anyone saves a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all people”.
(Chapter 5 verse 32)
At last it should be clear that why there is great difference between Islamic teachings and view of Islam in the world?
Due to many reasons it has happened. The spreading of news against Islam without knowing that is it in Islam or not, making connection of every terrorist attack with Muslims, making view about Islam on the bases of those activities of some group of Muslims which are not allowed even in Islam. And last but not least is the disliking of Islamic culture and dressing is some reasons of this big difference. The consequence is no one should make his view without studying the complete details about any issue.
Author: Zaryiab Hussain