Asalam-o-Alikum and greetings to all Muslim-academy subscribers! We know that you all enjoy informative articles on this blog, but today I am going to analyze a recent statement by a Jihadist. I don’t know whether you will agree with my views or not, but I will try my best to base my finding in light of realities and Islam. I am not a scholar, but a meek jurist so I am sorry if my draft hurts anyone else’s feelings. In this article, our discussion will be based upon a statement given by Jihadiya Salafiya’s representative naming Saqer. He stated “Islam is coming and there is no other choice.”
Assuming his words in bare manner; anyone can assume that he is threatening on the basis of power but on the other side you can also interpret the statement in a positive sense. In a positive aspect, this statement given by Saqer can be interpreted as a prediction that Muslims will inspire the world through good deeds and people will have no other choice. Many people can raise the question that as he is associated with an extremist group that is fighting against the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad; so how come we should take the statement in a positive sense? But I have interpreted his statement positively not due to his second statement as he states, “Because we think Islam will come and this is something that no one can prevent.” But yes, he has stated following his words that they would chase enemies of Islam in the world and in any corner of the world including Europe and United States. So, these are the words which can be taken as negative and threatening.
Before this interview, there was news by CIA that the United States is under threat of such attacks. So, these are the agencies that can well understand and interpret such information and statements, and we should only hope for the best. In next lines, I will throw light on this statement on the basis of Quran and Hadith.
According to the Islamic history, we can analyze that Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) started peaceful preaching of Islam from Makkah. He never tried to implement Islam on the necks of Quresh on the basis of power so how can we as Muhammad’s followers are allowed to do so? We as Muslims can never think of such a thing to implement Islam violently. Even a greater part of Muslim scholars have consensus that these extremists have no religion and they are just pretending to be the Islamic Jihadists. Even, the greatest jihad is to fight against “over inner being and over illicit” desires. One of the best Quranic verses is ““Let there be no compulsion in religion. Truth has been made clear from error. Whoever rejects false worship and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that never breaks. And Allah hears and knows all things.”
So, no Muslim can think of implementing Islam on the basis of power but on the basis of peaceful preaching. We should invite our fellows towards Islam but we have no right to threat them for adopting Islam.
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