I always do tell you, please don’t judge me by my headlines. Take it cool and simply read why I’m asking whether the Islamic God is blood thirsty or not.This is simply a question and I’m just here to malign Islam. I respect that religion a lot.
What is the world of Islam coming to? Why has Islam become so synonymous with hot-hotheadedness, destruction, pain, mayhem and divisiveness?
Is the God of Islam a violent, unforgiving, warmongering and bloodthirsty God? Is he a God that sanctions the senseless spilling of blood in the name of making Islam the only religion, or in the name of vengeance, honour killings, keeping the peace and all manner of things that just do not make sense anymore? The God of Islam is obviously not like that!
Islam means peace and the total submission to the will of Allah.
If it isn’t the so called Muslim Clerics or, twisted and hate-filled individuals inciting people to cause mayhem around the world over, then it is the Al-Shababs, Boko Harams, Ansar Dines, brainwashing young men into carrying out heinous acts in Africa, or the Al-Qaedas, the Talibans and the Hezbollahs carrying out suicide bombings, tribal and sect cleansings, hijackings, kidnappings, beheadings and all manner of gut-wrenching antisocial activities the world over.
How will the world be if Buddhists, Christians, Taoists, Hindus, Sikhs, Jainists, Pagans…all take to the streets to kill, plunder and organize terrorist activities each time something blasphemous is said about their respective leaders, beliefs and practices?
Allah through his Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) encourages all Muslims to be peaceful, tolerant and forgiving as seen in the following verses from the Qur’an…
“They should rather pardon and overlook. Would you not love Allah to forgive you? Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an, 24:22]
“….For that reason, believers are forgiving, compassionate and tolerant people who, control their rage and pardon other people.” [Qur’an, 3:134]
“…. But if you pardon and exonerate and forgive, Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an, 64: 14]
“The repayment of a bad action is one equivalent to it. But if someone pardons and puts things right, his reward is with Allah…” [Qur’an, 42:40].
So why are a few misguided individuals dragging the name of this wonderful religion into disrepute?
I have fond memories when I was in Junior High School. My school was located right in the heartland of the Zongo community where most Muslims live. I enjoyed every bit of schooling among Muslims and moving to the extent of reading Arabic. That is the beauty of Islam.
A sense of belongings and oneness was felt among my peers and one was more than happy.
So how come Islam isn’t like that in some other countries? Contrary to assertions, Islam is not a violent religion. The religions we profess or associate with have pasts and presents that we are proud of and it is important that we all make an effort to understand each other’s religious beliefs and not pick on one other.
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