I seek refuge with Allah
from the Accursed Shaytan
In the Name of Allah Most
Gracious Most Merciful
All Praise is due to
Allah, Lord of the Worlds
And peace be upon the
greatest among the prophets and messengers
Our master and leader
And upon his righteous and
As-Salaam Alaykum Wa
Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuho!
The Peace, Mercy of God
and the Blessings of God be on you!
a verse from the Holy Qur’an (the Final Testament)
Bismillah Hir Rahman
In The Name of God, Most
Compassionate, Most Merciful
وَاللّهُ يَدْعُو إِلَى دَارِ السَّلاَمِ وَيَهْدِي مَن
يَشَاء إِلَى صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ
010.025 But Allah does call to the Home of Peace: He
doth guide whom He pleaseth to a way that is straight
Why is Islam associated with violence?
Current events filled with violence attributed to
History of the world remembers the threat of the
"enemy" with Crusades, Ottomans, conquest of Spain
[Bias] Islam must have spread with a sword and
not with knowledge
Islamic jurisprudence about violence
Definition of violence:
Physical force exerted for the purpose of violating,
damaging, or abusing: crimes of violence.
The act or an instance of violent action or
Intensity or severity, as in natural phenomena;
untamed force: the violence of a tornado.
Abusive or unjust exercise of power.
Abuse or injury to meaning, content, or intent: do
violence to a text.
Vehemence of feeling or expression; fervor.
takes the middle ground always - we do not shun force
but we stay away from force that destabilizes
middle of two extremes is a fine line - the seeratul
Example is of medicinal force to cure illness even
if medicine is alcohol based
Strict rules exist when implementing force: no women and
002.190 Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you,
but do not transgress limits; for Allah loves not
017.033 Nor take life - which Allah has made sacred -
except for just cause. And if anyone is slain
wrongfully, we have given his heir authority (to demand
qisas or to forgive): but let him not exceed
bounds in the matter of taking life; for he is helped
(by the Law).
When to stop
008.039 And fight them on until there is no more tumult or
oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah
altogether and everywhere; but if they cease, verily
Allah doth see all that they do.
Pre-emptive strikes is a no-no
5:28. "If thou dost stretch thy hand against me, to slay
me, it is not for me to stretch my hand against thee
to slay thee: for I do fear Allah, the cherisher of
- Mujtaba Khambatti,
July 27, 2006