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Equating Islam with Violence is a wrong notion

Conflict is a major issue which affects the entire world. It seems to spread like a virus every day. Most people in the world want to end global conflicts and achieve peace, yet nobody knows how peace can be achieved. It’s really a big question on which the world leaders and institutions have devoted endless energy and money. Pandits, analysts, and scholars have proposed various solutions to achieve world peace with little success. Generally, the best solution for world peace is Islam. Islamic ideology originates from the notion of peace and the word ‘Islam’ shares the same root as the Arabic word for peace ‘Salaam.’ While some people equate Islam with violence, cruelty, corruption and terrorism, these Islamic verses advocate the exact opposite.

(Surah Al-Maidah, verse 32)

  That if anyone killed a person, not in retaliation of murder, or to spread corruption in the land – it would be as if he killed all mankind. True Muslim believers know that they cannot take part in violence, terrorism, and bloodshed. Islam teaches us not to steal, commit adultery and murder.

(Surah Al-Ma’idah, verse 33)

The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the hereafter. Islam established guidelines and laws for crime prevention.

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