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Tolerance and non-violence


Last Modified:  24 Dec 2011 09:04  GMT

Islam is a religion of peace – peace to humanity and one and all. It is a religion to lead mankind from the depths of darkness and ignorance towards the path of light and knowledge. The literal meaning of Islam, derived from the Arabic word Salaam, means peace. The word “Islam” has another root derivation – Slim – which means surrender or submission. In short, Islam means peace acquired by humans by submitting their will to the Will of Allah.



Last Modified:  23 Dec 2011 09:11  GMT

The word “Islam” is derived from the Arabic root-word “Sa-La-Ma”, which means Peace. Peace to the whole humanity – is the proclamation of Islam. It fosters love and mercy in the hearts of every human. In the Islamic context, peace implies: 1. Peace with Allah 2. Peace with the community 3. Peace with Humanity as a whole (irrespective of religion). The other connotation of Islam, derived from Arabic root-word “Slim”, is “surrender”. In short, Islam means ...



Last Modified:  23 Dec 2011 06:36  GMT

The Qur'an is quite clear in how Muslims must regard Christians and Jews. The Qur'an states that Muslims, Christians, and Jews believe in the same God. That Christians and Jews can achieve salvation and have received a divine revelation that Muslims also believe in. Most importantly, the Qur'an also criticizes severely those people that believe that their own religion is the only path to salvation. In this regard, it is quite unusual among the main religions of the world. Few other religions can ...



Last Modified:  22 Dec 2011 07:02  GMT

In Islam peace is closely related to developing and improving the world. In fact the words are often used as synonyms for the same action, to make or bring peace. Those that make or bring piece are praised in Islam as bringing peace necessarily means fighting against things that are against God and sinful. An important part of a Muslim's personal development and improvement as a human being is achieving peace with oneself and with the world around us. Therefore, peacemaking in Islam are a part o ...



Last Modified:  22 Dec 2011 06:30  GMT

Peace is a central part of any form of Islam. In fact, the typical greeting between Muslims means “Peace be upon you”, where the word peace (Salaam) has the exact same root as the word Islam, which means to surrender oneself (to God.) In fact, it is also very similar to the Hebrew word for peace, Shalom. The prophet Muhammad and the Qur'an are quite clear about loving each other and a famous saying of the prophet defines a believer as one that loves his brother and wants for his brother the ...



Last Modified:  22 Dec 2011 06:27  GMT

For centuries Islam has been a faith that is especially good at adapting to its surroundings. From its beginnings it endured persecution but through the teachings of the Prophet it managed to become the way of life of most people in the Middle East. Later it stood at the opposite end, Islam was now the authority as the great Caliphates took over Northern Africa and reached the Iberian peninsula. Even then Islam managed to adapt itself to the beliefs of the people that lived in all of these regio ...



Last Modified:  22 Dec 2011 04:14  GMT

A common misconception about Islam is that it is intolerant of other religions and that Muslims are notorious for attacking people of other religions. This could not be more wrong. In many countries with a Muslim majority, like Egypt and Syria, Muslims have existed in harmony with Christians and Jews for hundreds of years. Most conflicts between religions are not due to religious teachings but to underlying political causes. Religious fanaticism and religious extremism also is to blame for these ...



Last Modified:  22 Dec 2011 06:30  GMT

The Qur'an teaches tolerance for other religions. There are two passages that are often cited to support religious tolerance in Islam. The first of these is Surah Al-Ma'idah, Ayah 48. It reads: If Allah so willed, he would have made you a single People, but his plan is to test each of you separately, in what He has given to each of you: so strive in all virtues as in you are in a race. The goal of all of you is to Allah. It is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which ye dispute ...



Last Modified:  03 Sep 2011 03:49  GMT

The Qur'an teaches tolerance for other religions. There are two passages that are often cited to support religious tolerance in Islam. The first of these is Surah Al-Ma'idah, Ayah 48. It reads: If Allah so willed, he would have made you a single People, but his plan is to test each of you separately, in what He has given to each of you: so strive in all virtues as in you are in a race. The goal of all of you is to Allah. It is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which ye dispute ...



Last Modified:  03 Sep 2011 03:46  GMT

The Qur'an is quite clear in how Muslims must regard Christians and Jews. The Qur'an states that Muslims, Christians, and Jews believe in the same God. That Christians and Jews can achieve salvation and have received a divine revelation that Muslims also believe in. Most importantly, the Qur'an also criticizes severely those people that believe that their own religion is the only path to salvation. In this regard, it is quite unusual among the main religions of the world. Few other religions can ...



Last Modified:  21 Aug 2011 12:47  GMT

Non-violence is a concept that is often confused. This is probably due to the dual meaning of the word. The meaning that is in common to both definitions of non-violence is a controversial concept that can easily confuse people.



Last Modified:  21 Aug 2011 12:46  GMT

A common misconception about Islam is that it is a violent religion. Due to the actions of Islamic extremists against innocent people many people in the West have developed the idea that these terrorists were acting according to the Islamic religion.




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