Quranic Reflection

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“…whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely”. (Quran 5 : 32)

“How does the Media Rule the Mind of the People ?”

This single verse refutes all false accusation and propagation against Islam and Muslim. Human lives are more valuable and more worthy than prayers. Even if one is going to perform the pilgrimage, if any life is at risk so a Muslim is commanded to save humanity first. As Islam gives the utmost importance, honor and respect to the Human lives, considering it sacred and precious. One might think then how Islam became the religion of terrorism and why? As someone has rightly commented –There are two types of terrorists; one who has guns and the other who has a pen (media). It’s easy to eliminate who has gun but those who have pen can’t be eliminated due to influential support, further it’s so powerful that it can create waves of destruction against any issue but unfortunately it became more favourable in case of Islam. Eventually, what we read and watch through news and social media, spreading hatred and a negative image of Islam. There is ruling hands and conspiracy behind it.

All the Holy Scriptures were given by the Almighty Allah..like Torah, Zaboor, Injeel and finally Quran which was revealed from the same source. Allah addresses those people who were selected by Allah to convey His message to mankind for that the people before you were given the same religion i.e Islam (submission of desires to the will of Allah) Allah says that all the Prophets were Muslims (submitters to God). So Allah gives warnings in this verse that people before you abondoned the guidance and changed the rulings, their religion spirit and identity so they went astray. The same rules are for Muslim. As long as peope obey Allah’s commandments then you will be guided to the true path. But if they leave His order then you will not get guidance from any source.

This verse address to all mankind. Those who will belive in God and obey His commandments will then in reality fears and acknowledge God in the true sense. For example, If a second son receives the father’s letter which he actually writes for his elder son and instructs him to do good deeds it will ultimatel mean a source of guidance for him too. Though all the previous religious scriptures were from one God only, but later the Holy books had been altered heavily to suit man’s agenda and selfish needs, by adding and deducting many false texts which was not the word of God. Quran is the last of the heavenly revelations from God on this earth. Now, there will be no more corrections or reminders after this till the end. This is the last advice from the Creator. And for this the Quran challenges and provides proofs as well.

“And We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], the Book in truth, confirming that which preceded it of the Scripture and as a criterion over it. So judge between them by what Allah has revealed and do not follow their inclinations away from what has come to you of the truth. To each of you We prescribed a law and a method. Had Allah willed”. (Quran 5 : 48)

This means that the survival of human life depends on everyone respecting and honoring other by contributing actively to the survival and protection of others. Whosoever kills unrighteously is thus not merely committed wrong to one single person, but proves by his act that his heart is lacking respect for human life as well as sympathy for the human species as such. Such a person, therefore, is an enemy of all mankind. This quality would lead to the destruction of the entire human race. The person who helps to preserve the life of even one person, on the other hand, is the protector of the whole of humanity, for he possesses a quality which is essential to the survival of mankind. The Qur’an requires peaceful co-existence with others unless we are attacked. Even when attacked, the Qur’an tells us not to respond more harshly than the attack we are responding to, and even then to seek peace.

Islamic terrorism is a very misleading term. Yet it’s ironic that any terrorist attack occurs, immediately declared by media they are militant group, jihadist islam n list goes on..why Muslim and Islam only ? Miscreant and culprit people will only kill innocent people and harm the society, whoever they are, no matter whatever religion he holds, belongs to whichever community. They have No humanity and No religion. “Call them whatever, but not human, A terrorist can be called as nothing but a Terrorist”. Though everyone knows the conspiracy behind. One of the most significant justification against Terrorism can be given to the world; There are more than 50 countries ruled by Muslim rulers and comprised of billions of men and women practicing Islam, if they are terrorist or their religious encourages terrorism then this world would have become hell long time back. Lastly, we should take into consideration that one is either a Muslim or a terrorist. He cannot be two at a time. A terrorist is a terrorist whatever religion he claims to have which has nothing to do with Islam and Muslims.

 

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