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Does Islam accept terrorism?

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i want to know, what is terrorism islam accept it or not? 


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Does Islam accept terrorism?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Your Question: what is terrorism?

This is a question which many a muslim wants the World Powers to answer… What exactly is terrorism?

Terrorism is a derivative of the word ‘terror’ which means to put ‘extreme fear’ in someone or some people. Terrorism is often attributed as organized acts of terror to put extreme fear into a people.


Your Question: islam accept it or not? 

Islam absolutely does not allow any act of terrorism! Islam is a religion that does not allow the killing of civilians, unarmed people, women, children, or the aged, even in a state of war!!! Islam absolutely abhors the acts of terrorism and those who commit it.


What Islam does allow and command is that the Islamic State arm themselves with such superior forces and arms, that it would strike fear into the hearts of the enemies of Allah and Islam; so that they would not even think of attacking a muslim nation. This is very similar to what some of the World Powers (like the USA, Britain, France, etc.) do today, with their superior nuclear weapons and mighty armed forces; to put so much fear into their enemies, that no enemy nation would even dare to attack them.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 8 Surah Anfaal verse 60:And to encounter them (the enemies of Islam), provide whatever forces and trained ever-ready horses you can afford (in todays times it could be the latest arms that technology can produce); whereby you may strike terror into the enemies of Allah, and your enemies as well, and others besides them, whom you do not know, but whom Allah knows (the hypocrites).


But one must learn to differentiate between the acts of terrorism and the right of self-determination of a people whose lands have been occupied by force by their unjust enemies, or the rights of those who have been thrown out of their lands and homes, and forced to become refugees in foreign lands. In Islam, these people have the right to prepare an armed struggle against their unjust enemies, and against the forced occupation of their nation, lands and homes. This right has even been given to such people by the current world bodies like the United Nations.


In the New World Order proclaimed by the World Powers today, the arrogant nations have tried to deprive this basic right of the oppressed people, and have tried to unjustly label and disguise this basic right of the oppressed, as ‘terrorism’! This is absolutely unfair in the sight of Allah; and even in the laws of this world, as recognized by the United Nations.


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Your Brother in Islam,





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