Islam Is Not To Be Judged By The Activities Of Criminals

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Dear muslim brothers and sisters I understand how you must feel about news like the extremist bow and arrow shooter. It comes up every now and then with the usual media method of sensational journalism to stir up emotions in people who end up casting aspersions against Islam for the crimes of Muslims. Sometimes news like this makes some Muslims weakened and ashamed. This is practically occasioned by a paucity of knowledge about Islam. Islam is not a religion to be determined by the activities of mallam sule of sokoto, nor zubair of Edo. They may be doing an exact opposite of what their religion requires of them. Let us hold on to the rope of Allah. The truth is not dissolved by the number of people who do not know or accept it. We do know that these decisions people take are isolated from our religion and are as diametrically opposed to its tenents as the east is to the west. I will put up some Qur'anic verses here to reassure us that our religion is not represented by the actions of a few sick minds. Allah said in surah kafiroon when addressing the disbelieving Quraish people of Makkah whose efforts and campaign against Rosullulah(saw) was all in a bid to stop the preaching of one God, peace, justice for all, and abandon the traditions that made some of them bury their daughters. Yet it is clearly stated that to you is your religion and to me is mine The second picture clearly States in surah 60 that the Allah does not forbid Muslims from abstaining from the non Muslims who do not fight them nor drive them out of their homes or help others in driving them out of their homes. It is obvious that driving someone out of his home fighting him is an àct of oppression. If they are not oppressors, then Allah permits you to do your dealings with justice among them The third picture is from surah Bakarah and it States that there is no compulsion in religion. The last picture is from surah Kahf clearly states that the truth has been said, so whoever wills should believe and whoever wills can disbelieve. And that the wrong doers have been prepared for with hellfire. I want to inform you that many people who make these comments about Islam are not aware of these facts. It is our duty to put the truth out there so that intelligent people can form a more rational and just opinion about the things they read and hear about Islam. Islam is the religion that upholds peace. There are many verses in the Qur'an that portray this fact and many hadith's too. But as Muslims who know, let us hold fast and be steady in seeking Allah's guidance and protection from the torment of the grave and the last day. I encourage you to listen to more lectures on seerah and tafseer so you actually know what happened was. Learn about the treaty of hudaibiyyah so you are not surprised when people quote verses out of surah Taubah to confuse you. Do not be weakened. The campaign is founded on ignorance and nothing more. It is a fallacy to judge Islam by the activities of boko haram or bandits or a particular media personality or leader. The world knows Nigerians to be internet fraudsters by statistics. But does our constitution permit fraud and money laundering? It no longer matters how many Nigerians have been caught as fraudsters when talking about what our country upholds in its constitution with respect to internet fraud. Many black people in America have been seen with drugs and engaging in drive by shooting. But are you a drug addict or a killer right now because you are black? Allahuma LA taj alduniya Akbar amina Walamanaghorl ilmina Oh Allah! Do not let this duñiya become of Paramount concern to us, Nor the ultimate of our knowledge Assalamualaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuhu

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