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Terrorism and Militancy Are Against the Spirit of Islam – The Islamist Perpetrators of Terror Are Products of a Traditional Theology Which Is Not In Tune with Current Realities of Internationally Recognised Nation-States

By Arman Neyazi, New Age Islam

21 September 2021

Muslim World Should Declare Whether the Perpetrators of Terrorism Are Muslims or the Victims of Terrorism Are Muslims

Main Points:

1.    Muslims have always faced the cruel brunt of terrorism and militancy.

2.    Terrorism and militancy are not traits of Islamic essence, hence the terrorists and the militants are different from the Muslims, Allah acknowledges.

3.    A human being can brave any kind of travesty if his faith in Allah’s promises, graciousness and kindness are impeccable.

4.    Today’s Muslims have shown remarkable restraint and patience in the face of the most heinous of terror activities against them.

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Muslims have always faced the cruel brunt of terrorism and militancy. Muslims are killed in terrorist acts all over the world. Muslims face Islamophobia even in the most civilised (so-called) nations of the world. And at the end of it, it is they who are called terrorists. In this scenario, the Muslim world should declare whether the perpetrators of terrorism are Muslims or the victims of terrorism are Muslims. Both cannot be called Muslims. Because in the light of the Quranic verse, "Whosoever killed a person ... it shall be as if he had killed all mankind" - (Al-Ma'idah: 32)’. A true Muslim cannot kill a soul whereas the terrorists and the militants are brutally killings hundreds and hundreds of people including their brothers, in Islam. Further, the same dictum should apply to all the other communities whose religious brethren are killing innocents in the name of saving the democratic culture of their nations.

Allah Wipes Out Evil Forces

Human beings by nature show their prowess of facing all kinds of travesties that life could throw as a challenge. A human being can brave any kind of travesty if his faith in Allah’s promises, graciousness and kindness are impeccable.

Disappointment is a curse that makes life miserable. But it is a trait of a psychologically weak person. Having faith in Allah in even the direst of situations opens the door to the solution of every problem. Human beings since inception have been a witness to innumerable ups and downs and have also been a witness of Allah’s help but only in the face of faith in His Greatness and Generosity.

There are cases of prophets being rescued from the situations when they seemed to be in the jaws of death because of their faith in Allah’s great compassion and love for His people. Since the time of inception of the world, humanity is a witness of Allah’s help whenever and wherever it was needed. During the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), Allah, the Most Gracious sent help for His true believers in the most astonishing forms. Humankind has been blessed with the individual as well as team successes in the most incredible ways, far away from reality. It all has been under the belief that patience and labour are always rewarded by Allah, the Almighty. Today’s Muslims have shown remarkable restraint and patience in the face of the most heinous of terror activities against them.  Following Quranic verses is Muslims strength in the face of adversaries.

“Only those who are patient shall receive their rewards in full, without reckoning.”  (Quran, 39:10)

“And be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Sabirin.”  (Quran, 8:46)

“Those will be rewarded with the highest place (in Paradise) because of their patience. Therein they shall be met with greetings and the word of peace and respect.”  (Quran, 25:75)

Above mentioned Quranic Ayat asks the believers to be patient in every situation and wait for the judgement of Allah, the Most Merciful. The patient will be rewarded and the perpetrators will be punished.

Muslims - Both the Perpetrators and the Victims of Terrorism and Militancy

Muslims are facing terrorism, militancy and Islamophobic abuses around the world. Shockingly, Muslims are both the victim and Muslims are considered the perpetrators of terrorism as well, around the world. Terrorism and militancy are not traits of Islamic essence, hence the terrorists and the militants are different from the Muslims, Allah acknowledges.  When they have to shower their kindness on Muslims and exhibit their inclusive nature, they say, 'all Muslims are not terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims.’ Whenever there is a terror incident, Muslims all over the world are made culprit and their religion, Islam, is openly abused. Then it is called ‘freedom of speech. Neither are they condemned nor is their community asked to condemn such evil traits of abusing religion and making the whole community stand trial.

Amid all these ordeals, Muslims all over the world have exhibited their utmost power of patience and faith in Allah’s judgement and rewards. Muslims Islamic upbringing has taught them what Allah the Exalted says in the Holy Quran and the Holy Bible.

Quranic Verses Teach With Hardship Comes Ease

So, surely with hardship comes ease. - (Surah Ash-Sharh - 5)

“Only those who are patient shall receive their rewards in full, without reckoning.”  (Quran, 39:10)

“And be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Sabirin.”  (Quran, 8:46)

“Those will be rewarded with the highest place (in Paradise) because of their patience. Therein they shall be met with greetings and the word of peace and respect.”  (Quran, 25:75)

"I seek refuge with the Lord of daybreak, from the evil of what He has created, And from the evil of the dark night when it penetrates, And from the evil of the blowers (men or women) into knots, And from the evil of an envious one when he envies."- (Quran 113:1–5)

"Never will we be struck except by what Allah has decreed for us; He is our protector." And upon Allah let the believers rely."  - (At-Tauba, 51)

"I seek refuge with the Sustainer of men, the Sovereign of men, the God of men, from the evil of the whispering, elusive tempter who whispers in the hearts of men, from all [temptation to evil by] invisible forces as well as men." (An- Nass 114)

Bible Verses on the Punishment of Evil Forces

And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. - Revelation 20:10

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. - Romans 16:20

Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. - 1 John 3:8

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. - James 4:7

Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.  - Romans 5:18

This world is temporary. Nothing is permanent here. Hence, everything, the good or the bad, is temporary. Divinity always conquers the evil forces, therefore, the evil forces of terrorism and militancy will also be conquered. They will have to disappear from the world as they have appeared. Muslims of the world have the truest faith in Allah’s mercies and His judgement that is always in favour of the innocent victims.

The evil forces of whatever denomination will taste defeat. The Holy Quran and the Holy Bible repeatedly ask human beings to have faith that evil cannot stand guard for a long time in front of the believer’s power of patience and belief in Allah, the Most Gracious.

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/terrorism-militancy-islamist-terror/d/125406


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