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Islamist Terror Ideologues Have Thwarted the Enlightened Teachings of Holy Quran and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad Pbuh

By Arman Neyazi, New Age Islam

18 September 2021

Terrorists Have Deviated Both from the Established Humane Norms of the Social Ethics and From the Enlightened Righteous Path of Allah

Main Points:

1.    Spiritual Teaching of the Terrorists for Their Allegiance to the Ethics of Inclusiveness.

2.    Terrorists are nothing but deviated souls.

3.    The enlightened teachings of the Holy Quran and the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad Pbuh has been thwarted by them.

4.    Terrorists have been guilty of killing innocent people, razing places of worship and asking people to adhere to all that is not Islamic.

5.    Terrorists have been indoctrinated to act against the spirit of inclusiveness in a well-planned way by the well-versed influencers.

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Indoctrinated Souls

Terrorists are nothing but deviated souls. They have deviated both from the established humane norms of social ethics and from the enlightened righteous path of Allah and His Messenger Prophet Muhammad Pbuh. The enlightened teachings of the Muslim's scripture the Holy Quran and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad Pbuh have been thwarted by them. They have been guilty of all the social ethics established by Allah Almighty. They have been guilty of killing innocent people, razing places of worship and asking people to adhere to all that is not Islamic. Such horrific and brutal ideology cannot be imprinted on minds in a day. They have been trained in terrorist acts and wrong ideology after years of hard labour.

They have been indoctrinated to act against the spirit of inclusiveness in a well-planned way by the well-versed influencers. No one is a terrorist or a criminal by birth. Dreaded criminals are also trained in a way they do not know when they drifted away from normal life. Terrorists are the bigger criminals of society. So, they are trained to divulge in anti-religious activities teaching them in a way that puts them in a spot where they see and listen only to what is told and shown to them by their masters. Such people who take to terrorism are psychologically weak at heart and mind. They are identified and sent to places where they are brainwashed to submission. Blind faith and submission to an ideology make a man bereft of logic and reasoning. Such people lose the power of choice and decision. They are transformed into mechanical dolls from human beings. They stop seeing reasons and logic. Because when there is no reason or logic, there is no question in their minds.

A child by birth is prone to questioning. He learns because he questions. In religious institutions, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian or any other faith institution, students are required to listen and remember that what is taught to them. They are taught to follow the teacher’s diktat without any if and buts. This takes the beauty of life out of them. They are confined to the four walls of their respective religious institutions. I have visited some madrasas and met small kids there. They are transformed into dumb dolls. One will pity seeing them looking into spaces. Their faces are emotionless in front of their teachers. With time they get into such a submissive mode that they live like a machine. (I used to visit madrasas to teach computer and English on behalf of the New Age Islam Foundation). Children at this age are good at learning. There should be a mechanism readied by the respective governments to teach them social ethics that may guide them to being responsible citizens.

Brainwashed Terrorists

Terrorism exists and terrorists are brainwashed to kill and be killed is a well-established fact. Terrorism is making innocent lives pay for their brutality is also an undeniable fact. The whole of humanity is fighting against this menace. Innumerable lives and uncountable amounts of money has gone to dearth but there is no positive result. The world has exhausted all its possible resources to control terrorism but has, by all means, failed in its efforts. For the humane society, it is neither advisable to leave terrorism to die on its course because till then their acts of brutality will get the humane ethos out of the world order. Therefore, there has to be a method of getting rid of terrorism.  Terrorism is not a danger to any particular religion or nation but the entire civilized society. Hence, the entire world has to come forward and reverse the system of their ideological beliefs in a manner it has been enthused into them. They have been brainwashed by the wrong ideology so they will have to be taught the right ideology of their respective religions.

No religion advocates blind faith. They have been taught to follow the dictates of their masters blindly. They will have to be taught to use logic and reasoning behind everything they do, and everything they are taught. When they will learn to reason they will leave their deviated path and integrate into the milieu of society. The world has no dearth of spiritual and enlightened teachers who can help them teach since the beginning of their life. Immature minds have been used to create terrorists so immature minds will have to be blessed with the spiritual essence of life from the religious institutions they are taught.

Reasoning and Religion

The terrorists of every hue are in the need of religious sympathy because they are mentally ill and nothing more than living dead. Except a few who are on the hot seats of life, enjoying the power of kings and ministers all the brainwashed, roaming like zombies do not know what they are doing. These lowly placed terrorists should be taught true religion and its divine attributes of humanity. They should be brought to the divine knowledge of reasoning as all the major religions of the world teach.

Holy Quran on the Importance of Reasoning

“Do they not ponder over the word (of Allah)” (Qurān 23:68)

“Do they not ponder on The Qur’ān?" (Qur’ān 4:82)

Who hear advice and follow the best thereof. Such are those whom Allah guideth and such are men of understanding. (Az-Zumar: 18) — Pickthall

Then do they not give thought? There is in their companion (Muhammad) no madness. He is not but a clear warner - (Al A'raf: 184)

“The parable of those who reject faith is as if one were to shout Like a goat-herd, to things that listen to nothing but calls and cries: deaf, dumb and blind. They are void of wisdom.” (Qur’ān 2:171)

“For the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah, are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not.” (Qur’ān 8:22)

Bible on Reasoning

But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defines to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; 1 Peter 3:15

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, - Isaiah 1:18

“Put Me in remembrance, let us argue our case together; State your cause, that you may be proved right. - Isaiah 43:26

...their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, - Romans 2:14-15

Hindu Scriptures on Reasoning

But that which clings blindly to one idea as if it were all, without logic, truth or insight, that has its origin in Darkness. — Bhagavad Gita, 18:22

Truth is One, though the sages know it variously. — Rig Veda, 1.164.46

The serenity of thought, gentleness, silence, self-control, and purity of purpose—all these are declared as the austerity of the mind. — Bhagavad Gita, 17.16

Scholars on Reasoning

“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” ― Galileo Galilei

“Human reason can excuse any evil.” ― Veronica Roth, Divergent

“As I have said, you have no reason to trust me, and an excellent reason not to.” ― Robin McKinley, Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

“You may be to call up the entire encyclopaedia, but a brain with no heart and no reasoning  ... well, nothing is more meaningless.” ― Melissa de la Cruz, Masquerade

The feeling is the voice of the body; reasoning is the voice of the mind; conscience is the voice of the spirit. - Kenneth E. Hagin

 Reasoning with self is the teaching of Islam as well as other religions as is clear from the above-mentioned verses. All the religions call their followers to create a logical mind that could understand the reasoning of every step they take. This is because religions are a way of life and a life without reasoning cannot be a life to adore. Religions do not differ. We the followers of the religions differ when we use no reasoning and thus do not understand the soul of the religion, we follow.  Only logical thinking creates reasoning and intellect.

If the kids at religious institutions can be taught in supremacist ideology they can be taught in inclusive mannerism of society as well.

And Allah Knows the Best.

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Arman Neyazi is a columnist with NewAgeIslam.com.

URL:    https://www.newageislam.com/radical-islamism-jihad/enlightened-quran-hadith-prophet/d/125385


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