Terrorism has given Islam a bad name and made Muslims like myelf feel unwelcome to society thanks to the media, particularly in past few decades. Unfortunately and unjustly, Islam and Muslims are thought by most of the world population to be the root causes of this of terrorism all across the world.
There is no doubt that this is far from the truth. However, a considerable majority of the world's population still blames Islam and Muslims. This is mostly because of the “bad press” deliberately being created against Muslim by the world media.
The best way to reject this claim for a common person is to see what the actual teachings of Islam are. Is it really a religion that promotes violence and terrorism, or is the reality totally opposite to this misconception? A great way of observing and analyzing all this is to learn what the Holy Qur'an, the religious ...view middle of the document...
Listed below are a few verses that support the claim that Islam is a true religion of peace.
"O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest ye swerve, and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do." (Surah 4, Verse 135).
"God advocates justice, charity, and regarding the relatives. And He forbids evil, vice, and transgression. He enlightens you, that you may take heed." (Surah 16, Verse 90).
"And if ye do punish them, punish them no worse than they punished you: but if ye show patience, that is indeed the best (course) for those who are patient." (Surah 16, Verse 126).
These are just a few references from the Holy Qur'an. You may find many more of them that promote nothing else but peace and justice.
the peace-loving attitude of Muslims is not hidden if we look deep into history. It is an historical fact that is very well known from their actions when they were in control of different areas of the world where multiple religions were practiced:
Muslims ruled Spain for about eight centuries. No evidence is found that suggests Muslims used force or unnecessary means to oppress non-Muslims living there.
India is another place that was once ruled by Muslims for a period of over 1,000 years. About 80% of the population is made up of non-Muslims. If Muslims had used force to convert people from other religions, the stats would have been quite different.
Egypt had been under Muslim influence for 1,400 years. Yet there are about 14 million Coptic Christians found in that region. If Islam used the force, the situation would have been very different and their would have been more Muslims and less Coptic’s. Therefore we know that Islam was spread through peaceful means and continues to welcome its new Muslims peacefully