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November 21, 2015 | Feature Article

Your Actions Do Not Represent Islam

Your Actions Do Not Represent Islam

O you the one who violates the sanctity of life with impunity and strikes fear in the hearts of people, how much more blood do you have to spill before you realize the error in your actions.

Not only does your despicable actions go against the basic tenets and principles of Islam, it also goes against the sound intellect which mankind has been blessed with by Allah.

You have basically reduced life on earth as well as your version of Islam to Killing, fighting, hostage taking and all actions that relate to insecurity and turmoil.

You have essentially substituted all the five pillars of Islam (i.e.Oneness of Allah, Prayers, Fasting, Alms giving and Hajj) with your distorted version of 'Jihad'.

You have defaced the lofty Islamic methodology of inviting to Allah which is "Invite (mankind, O Muhammad SAW) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Inspiration and the Quran) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided" (Quran 16:125 ) and you have replaced it with striking terror in the hearts of mankind.

Who would have been left to accept Islam if the onset of the call to Islam by our Noble Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W) was to kill the ancient polytheists who harmed him? They persecuted him and those who believed along with him but yet he bore all the persecution with patience and still invited them to Islam with wisdom. He was forced to flee his beloved home (Makkah) due to the persecution of the ancient polytheists. Perhaps you are ignorant of his encounter with the people Taif. He went to invite them to Islam but he was greeted with pelting stones until blood was all over him but yet he supplicated to Allah not to destroy them for there might arise Muslims among their descendants and today the entire population of Taif is Muslim. Do you see a totally direct opposite of the Prophetic methodology in what you do?

You embark on self destructive suicide missions which is against the basic teachings of Islam. Allah says "... And do not kill yourselves [or one another]. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful. (Quran 4;29). Not only that, you transgress the limits and boundaries set by Allah in killing innocent souls indiscriminately including women children which is explicitly against the teachings of Islam. If our Noble Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W) forbade the killing of women, children and the elderly even during times of wars, how much more killing innocent children, women and the elderly in their homes, stadiums, markets and even worship centers? You try to justify your evil actions as a vengeance to the actions of their Governments. Have you forgotten the basic principle of Islam which says "And no bearer of burdens shall bear another's burden, and if one heavily laden calls another to (bear) his load, nothing of it will be lifted even though he be near of kin...." (Quran 35:18)?

Worst of all, a majority of the victims of your actions are Muslims, the very people you claim to be fighting for and avenging the injustices done to them.You kill them whilst they are in sujood (prostration) in the mosques.

Your hands are soaked with the bloods of Muslim worshipers from Borno in Nigeria to Baghdad in Iraq. So who do you really work for and what is your motive? Certainly not Islam.

Thanks to Allah, most of your non-Muslim victims are first to even denounce your actions and say it has nothing to do with Islam. They see true Islam from the lofty manners of the majority of Muslims who they encounter and live side by side everyday.

So fear Allah and return upon sanity and abandon your destructive path. Use the wealth and resources at your disposal for the good of humanity and not destruction.

Dr. Issah Imoro
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Issah Imoro
Issah Imoro

The author has authored 14 publications on Modern Ghana.
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