In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, Most Merciful!
“You shall not kill any person,
for God has made life sacred!”
(Sura al-Isra 17:33)
On this blog I have written many times before as to how the Holy Qur’an forbids Muslims from killing another human being save in the course of justice (capital punishment ordered by a court). Once again I feel the need to write about this subject again and reference some MAJOR teaching in the Qur’an which forbid murder and which condone fighting in self-defense ONLY.
Sura al-Isra is the 17th chapter in the Qur’an and in this case I am sighting verse 33 which makes it clearer than clear that murder is wrong and a SIN. How much more plain can it be that murder is wrong and sinful? Life is sacred! The reason life is sacred is because God (Allah) has created all life and everything that Allah has created is sacred to the True Muslim, True Christian, True Jew, True Buddhist, and others!
Sadly today we see those who have hijacked Islam and who commit atrocities in Allah’s Name killing innocent people be it by terror attacks or suicide bombers (suicide is also a sin strongly condemned by the Qur’an). Taking ANY human life except in the course of justice (capital punishment by a court) if absolutely FORBIDDEN in the teachings of the Qur’an! It is for this very reason that those who commit acts of terrorism are clearly NOT True Muslims but are EVIL PEOPLE who are attempting to justify their own hatred and actions by using God’s Name (which in itself is yet another sin, frankly). Even in the course of justice capital punishment is discouraged by the Qur’an! As True Muslims we should use capital punishment as a last resort. Sadly, what we are seeing today being committed by evil people in the Name of Islam and Allah is just the OPPOSITE of what the Qur’an teaches and of what True Muslims believe! ANYONE can commit ANY ACT in the name of God by whatever name they call Him. BUT that does NOT make that person a True Muslim or a True anything else!!
Contrary to popular MIS-conception Islam does NOT teach violence, murder, or suicide! In FACT, the Qur’an forbids aggression! In the Quranic teachings fighting is ONLY permitted in SELF-DEFENSE. God (Allah) does NOT love the aggressor and the Qur’an makes this too absolutely clear in several Suras. Over and over again God repeats in the Qur’an that He does NOT love the aggressors and that we are NOT to be aggressors! ONLY is a True Muslim is attacked by an aggressor are we allowed to fight back in self-defense. Further, if the enemy offers peace we are commanded by Allah in the Qur’an to STOP fighting.
All aggressors have evil selfish goals and they will do anything to achieve those goals EVEN using the name of God to justify their horrors and sins! But, just because they use the name of Allah to commit their terror acts does NOT make them True Muslims. In fact, it doesn’t make them Muslims at all period! What it makes them is hypocrites and Allah detests the hypocrites more than any others. The fact is people who are aggressors and who engage in terror acts are EVIL people who have lost The Way and The Path. They are blindly following Iblis (Satan) and they don’t even know it. Satan will do anything to turn people away from the True Path of God. ANYTHING! Think about how many people the terrorists have turned away from God by their own actions already and how many more they will turn away from God by their continued actions. And you don’t think they aren’t going to be held accountable for their terror acts and turning away people from Allah on the Judgment Day? Think again!