“…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 Media Rule the Mind of the People ?”
This single verse refutes all false accusation and propagation against Islam and Muslims. Human lives are more valuable and more worthy than prayers. Even if one is going to perform the pilgrimage and if his wealth and life can save a soul than that is a greater priority than the anticipated pilgrimage. 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. The image of Islam is being tarnished by the ruling hands of the media and intelligencies which creates and spreads hatred and envy amongst the public. What we read and watch through news and social media moulds our idea of Islam as such, which is a misleading lie and a fabricated image of the philosophy of Islam.
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 the 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, lost their religion spirit and identity so they went astray. The same rules are for Muslims. As long as Muslims obey Allah’s commandments then they would have been guided to the true path. But if they don’t follow His command then, they will not get guidance from any source.
This verse addresses to all mankind. Those who will believe in God and obey His commandments will then in reality fear 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 ultimately 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 humans themselves, by adding and deducting many false texts which weren’t 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 each other by contributing actively to the survival and protection of others. Whosoever kills unrighteously is thus not merely committing 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.
Lastly, Islamic terrorism is a very misleading term. Yet it’s ironic that any terrorist attack occurs, it is immediately declared by media they are militant group, jihadist, islam and list goes on… why Muslim and Islam only ? Miscreant and culprit people are there in every community, they are inhuman, no matter what religion they hold, or which community they belong to. They have No humanity and No religion.
Though everyone knows the conspiracy behind. 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.”Call them whatever, but not human, A terrorist can be called as nothing but a terrorist”.