Is Islam The Religion Of Terrorism?
Thesis statement: In fact, Islam is the religion of love and peace and the concept of Jihad is far from terrorism. I. Islam is the religion of love and peace.
A. Allah is the source of love and peace.
C. Mohammad the prophet.
II. The concept of Jihad.
A. Types of Jihad.
B. Why and when to use Jihad.
C. Where and how to use Jihad.
IS ISLAM THE RELIGION OF TERRORISM?
Since the events of 11/9/2001 paste the charge of terrorism to the Islamic religion although there is neither an academic nor an international legal consensus regarding the definition of the term “Terrorism”, but it is commonly known as the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. Therefore it impact on the life of Muslims, especially those living in western countries. Perhaps Islam is really a religion of terrorism because of the concept of Jihad where most of people define it as a war or struggle against unbelievers. In fact, Islam is the religion of love and peace and the concept of Jihad is far from terrorism. According to the holy Quran Allah is the source of love and peace; Allah is the source of mercy and goodness, based on that the actual Muslim cannot be a terrorist, On the contrary, the Muslim person competes with his counterparts in treating others well and spreading peace. The holy Quran is the constitution of Muslims and it calls Muslims clearly to prefer peace to war whenever their enemy tends to it “And if they incline to peace, then incline to it [also] and rely upon Allah. Indeed, it is He who is the Hearing, the Knowing” (Quran 8:61). Mohammad the prophet of Islam is the leader and all Muslims have to follow him and copy what he used to do in his life, Mohammad was very peaceful person even before the Islam, He was an example of mercy visiting Jewish neighbor while he is ill,...
... Does Islam Promote Terrorism?
There may be some Muslims who are terrorists, but not all Muslims are terrorist and Islam as a religion does not promote terrorism and defines as a religion of peace. Islam means submission to god. Islam is a religion of peace and does not talk of doing violence at all. As many westerners have the misconception that all Muslims are terrorists, and are involved in the killing of innocent people. I will prove that all Muslims are not terrorists and if at all the culprits are Muslim; they have twisted the teachings of Islam. The dictionary meaning of terrorism is the unlawful or threatened use of violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies, governments, often for ideological or political reasons. On the other hand, the name Islam is derived from the word ‘salaam’ which means peace. It is a religion of peace whose fundamentals teaches its followers to maintain and promote peace throughout the world. So does Islam promote terrorism? I will prove that Islam does not promote terrorism with the knowledge and writings of Dr. Zakir Naik from his book Islam and Terrorism....
Ryan M. Faught
Arkansas Tech University
Terrorism has been a major topic of research for many years. We’ve learned a lot about terrorism and terrorist groups, but there are still major questions to be answered. What exactly is a terrorist? What causes ordinary people to become terrorists? What attracts people to terrorism? How do terrorist groups in the Middle East recruit and radicalize people from all over the world? In this paper I will discuss these questions and more according to the knowledge I’ve gained from reading these five research papers.
Terrorism is the use, or threat, of action which is violent, damaging or disrupting and is intended to influence the government or intimidate the public and is for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause (De Zulueta, 2006). This or any definition of terrorism is still subjective depending on the “terrorist” and the situation. For instance, most Americans don’t consider the founding fathers as terrorists, but freedom fighters. In the same way, radical Muslims may look at al Qaeda as freedom fighters, although most of the world would view them as terrorists. The deciding factor that separates freedom fighters from terrorists appears to be the intentional murder of innocent people. Terrorist groups, such as al Qaeda are well known for such murders. Rather than merely fighting for freedom, they wish to create a...
...Research Challenges and Benefits
ENG115148GA036-1132-001: English Composition
Dr. Bess- Montgomery
February 8, 2013
Research Challenges and Benefits
While reading a newspaper or magazine I sometimes think “is this true, it can’t be” or “what will happen next?”, either there is not enough information for me or the story sounds so incredulous that there has to more to it that the writer did not cover in his or her story. However, I continue to read and maybe look elsewhere for the information to completely satisfy my curiosity.
When I have to research anything, my first step is to turn to “Google”. Once I have completed my search on google, I may move on to a different website that may or may not be provided by google, that specializes in whatever it is that I am researching. Sometimes, I find that the biggest challenge for me in doing research is finding too much information. The information then becomes an issue of what and what not to use. Some tips I use and would suggest to others would be to write down exactly what you need or looking for before you begin your search in order to stay focus.
Title of Paper
Begin your paper with the introduction. The active voice, rather than passive voice, should be used in your writing.
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...Name: Jennifer Thomas
Professor’s Name: Dr. Peter Youmans
Class: RS 130 “Intro to Comparative Religion”
Date: October, 19 2012
I grew up in a household that believed in Christianity and we went to church every Sunday. That church was my foundation, my love and honestly, it was all I knew. At that time, in my community anything other than Christianity just wasn’t accepted and I often wondered why. Although I thoroughly love Christianity, I still wanted to explore our other worldly religions. In doing this paper, I realized that this was the perfect opportunity to do just that. In my research, I realized that there is such a vast majority and trying to choose just one was going to be difficult but I prevailed. The one religion that I think is snarled upon, especially in this area and after 9/11 incident, Shia Islam. I wanted to gain a different perspective and a positive one at that. Overwhelmed with all the information I was collecting, I had to narrow it down. The following is what I felt was the highlights and the most important aspects of the Shia Islamreligion.
I want to start off with a short summary of what I have learned. Islam is the proper name of a religion; it is not pronounced, Izlam, with a “z”sound. The first syllable is pronounced like the end of the word, “bliss.” The Arabic word “Islam” means submission in...
The ReligionIslam |
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...Elements of Religion
April 17, 2013
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Rev. Ronald Daye
Week Three Questions 1-5
1. What is the significance of the so –called “we passages” in the second part of Acts?
The most significance features of Acts are the parts of it that were written in the first-person. These are the so called "we passages." On the face of them, the author seems to be claiming to have been a part of the story. In other words, the author of Acts appears to be claiming to have been at times a companion of Paul.
2. In what ways does the designation “disputed or undisputed”, affect how one reads the New Testament letters? Does “authenticity” affect the importance power of these texts as “scripture” in the Christian faith? Does the designation affect the role of certain texts as historical evidence in the historian’ task?
Some ways disputed or undisputed how someone reads the New Testament letters are they cannot be proven to us, you have to only believe. The authenticity affect of the scriptures makes you wonder did someone really write the letters and could they be true to what has been written by the authors of the letters. Yes, the designation can affect the roles of texts from historian’s point of view.
3. How do scholars proceed with reconstructing the conversational exchange between Paul and the churches in Corinth? What is the role of Chloe’s people? How do letters play a part? How do we know (what is the evidence for these letters and their...