Peace And Islamic Philosophy: Islam Is Often Misunderstood

An IS militant (letmesay.in)Like any other religion in this world, Islam is also based on the principles of peace and justice. But, the religion of Islam is often misunderstood.

The most common Arabic word that is used in almost all parts of the world by the followers of Islam is “Salaam,” which stands for “secured, pacified and submitted”. One interpretation of Salaam and Islam, which have common roots, is that this religion encourages an individual to pursue and attain personal peace by utterly submitting to Allah – the Almighty. (Let me make it clear that Allah is no different from God or Bhagwan). 

The Muslim greeting term ‘As-Salaamu alaykum’ means “peace to be upon you”. Muslim’s Holy Qur’an states that the ideal society is “Dar as-Salam,” which means “House of Peace” or the “Abode of Peace”. The ideal society is the one in which there is justice, peace, abundance, well-being, security and brotherhood. According to Prophet Mohammad, the ideal society is the one in which there is love, self-sacrifice, tolerance, compassion and mercy for other. 

I wonder, if Islam and the Holy Qur’an propagate of those virtuous principles, then why Islam is often misunderstood. Actually, our perceptions are based on what we see and believe. We see Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (self-proclaimed “caliph” of the Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant) and his men killing innocent people and raping minor/teenager girls. They take pride in posting videos of their brutalities on social media sites. They have been spreading terror in the name of Islam. How can they claim that they are Muslims when they themselves are not following the basic principles of Islam?

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his terror-spreading militia are calling them Islamic State (IS). Let me make an open suggestion to Al-Baghdadi and militia that they should rename their terror-spreading organization as Anti-Islamic State or Anti-IS. 
     

3/14/2016
Peace And Islamic Philosophy: Islam Is Often Misunderstood
An IS militant (letmesay.in)Like any other religion in this world, Islam is also based on the principles of peace and justice. But, the religion of Islam is often misunderstood.

The most common Arabic word that is used in almost all parts of the world by the followers of Islam is “Salaam,” which stands for “secured, pacified and submitted”. One interpretation of Salaam and Islam, which have common roots, is that this religion encourages an individual to pursue and attain personal peace by utterly submitting to Allah – the Almighty. (Let me make it clear that Allah is no different from God or Bhagwan). 

The Muslim greeting term ‘As-Salaamu alaykum’ means “peace to be upon you”. Muslim’s Holy Qur’an states that the ideal society is “Dar as-Salam,” which means “House of Peace” or the “Abode of Peace”. The ideal society is the one in which there is justice, peace, abundance, well-being, security and brotherhood. According to Prophet Mohammad, the ideal society is the one in which there is love, self-sacrifice, tolerance, compassion and mercy for other. 

I wonder, if Islam and the Holy Qur’an propagate of those virtuous principles, then why Islam is often misunderstood. Actually, our perceptions are based on what we see and believe. We see Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (self-proclaimed “caliph” of the Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant) and his men killing innocent people and raping minor/teenager girls. They take pride in posting videos of their brutalities on social media sites. They have been spreading terror in the name of Islam. How can they claim that they are Muslims when they themselves are not following the basic principles of Islam?

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his terror-spreading militia are calling them Islamic State (IS). Let me make an open suggestion to Al-Baghdadi and militia that they should rename their terror-spreading organization as Anti-Islamic State or Anti-IS.