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08-11-2015, 08:59 AM
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

There is no terrorism in Islam

Allah Almighty has ordained justice and humanity in the Islamic Way of life. Even in the battle field Allah ordained strict limits for the Muslim fighters.

Evidence from the Holy Quraan:

Allah said in verse 190 of surah Al-Baqarah, its English translation is:

(2:190) Fight in the way of Allah200 against those who fight against you but do not transgress,201 for Allah does not love transgressors.

200. The believers are asked to fight those who hindered their efforts in the cause of God, and acted with hostility towards them merely because they sought to fashion human life according to the revealed guidance of God. Earlier, when they were weak and scattered, the Muslims were asked merely to preach and be patient with the wrongful repression meted out to them by their opponents. However, now that a small city state had been established in Madina they were commanded for the first time to unsheathe their swords against those who had resorted to armed hostility against their movement of reform. It was some time after this injunction that the Battle of Badr took place, to be followed by several other battles.

201. The believers are told that material interests should not be the motivation for their fighting, that they should not take up arms against those who were not in opposition to the true faith, that they should not resort to unscrupulous methods or to the indiscriminate killing and pillage which characterized the wars of the pre-Islamic era, the Age of Ignorance. The excesses alluded to in this verse are acts such as taking up arms against women and children, the old and the injured, mutilation of the dead bodies of the enemy, uncalled-for devastation through the destruction of fields and livestock, and other similar acts of injustice and brutality. In the Hadith all these acts have been prohibited. The real intent of the verse is to stress that force should be used only when its use is unavoidable, and only to the extent that is absolutely necessary.

There are many other verses which remind the Muslims that during wars / battles they must fear Allah and keep the limits of justice and humanity.
(I have taken this translation and explanation from the Commentary of S. ABUL A’LA MAUDUDI.)

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