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Start with the name of ALLAH who is Almighty and Great.


For half a century after the first verse was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (may God bless him and grant him peace), Islam underwent such an expansion as has seldom been seen. It spread from the Arabian Peninsula to the whole of the Middle East, North Africa and even Spain, drawing the attention of many in the West. In the words of the famous Islamic expert John L. Esposito, “What is most striking about the early expansion of Islam is its rapidity and success. Western scholars have marveled at it.” Over the next centuries, Islam reached all corners of the world, from Indonesia to Latin America. Today, Islam is accepted as the fastest growing religion, and its roughly one billion followers represent about one-fifth of the world’s population. Interest in Islam particularly increased after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001

Looking at today’s Islamic world today, we see a wide range of religious practices, depending on societies’ different customs and traditions, their cultural heritage, and world views. This has led some individuals researching or trying to understand Islam to form mistaken impressions. Those differences may symbolize only the traditional values of the society under examination, but Islam itself. The only way of arriving at an accurate opinion of Islam is to put aside these differences and turn to the Qur’an, where the essence of Islamic morality is set out, and to the actions of our Prophet (may God bless him and grant him peace).


Islam Forbids the Killing of Innocents

According to the Qur’an (5:32), it is a great sin to kill an innocent person, and anyone who does so will suffer great torment in the hereafter:


… If someone kills another person–unless it is in retaliation for someone else or for causing corruption in the earth–it is as if he had murdered all mankind. And if anyone gives life to another person, it is as if he had given life to all mankind. Our Messengers came to them with Clear Signs, but even after that, many of them committed outrages in the earth.”


This verse equals the killing of one innocent to slaughtering all of humanity! Another verse (25:68) expresses the importance that the faithful attach to life:


Those who do not appeal to any other deity besides God [alone]; nor kill any soul whom God has forbidden [them to] except with the right to do so; nor fornicate. Anyone who does so will incur a penalty.


In yet another verse (6:151), God issues the following commandment:


Say: “Come, and I will recite to you what your Lord has forbidden for you”: that you do not associate anything with Him; that you are good to your parents; that you do not kill your children because of poverty–We will provide for you and them; that you do not approach indecency – outward or inward; that you do not kill any person God has made inviolate – except with the right to do so. That is what He instructs you to do, so that hopefully, you will use your intellect.


I, hope this may clear the propaganda of anti Islamic elements that what Quran teach Muslims in favour to save the humanity.

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