What It Really Mean To Be Called A Muslim, I and countless other muslims are being taught from our earliest years that our religion demands respects and care for Others. The Prophet Muhammed (Pbuh) Said None of you have faith until you love your neighbors as yourself.
This is what its called to be a muslim, Among the very names of GOD we hear, The Compassionate, The All Merciful. In all my life everyday i hear the greetings of Asalam Alaikum waramotulai wabarakatul ( Peace And Blessings of the lord be with you) This is what it means to be a muslim.
More than a thousand years ago. Muslim soldiers are ordered not to EVER touch or kill a child, a woman, an old person or destroy a tree, mosque, church or any Synagogue. This are the values we were taught while growing up and we were mandated to teach our children.
My friends i am outraged and grieved by the recent attacks and killings of Muslims, christians and Minorities communities. This is an offense against humanity. Our Christian brothers and sisters are part of our integrated past, present and future. The word muslim brings tolerance, peace and loving your neighbor as one. This terrorist coming in different spheres and names are all plain criminals and we would not be recognized by their barbaric decisions against innocent citizens. Islam is and would always be the religion of peace
The lives of the practitioners of other religions in the Muslim society was also given protective status. The Prophet said:
“Whoever kills a person who has a truce with the Muslims will never smell the fragrance of Paradise.” (Saheeh Muslim)
Since the upper hand was with the Muslims, the Prophet strictly warned against any maltreatment of people of other faiths. He said:
“Beware! Whoever is cruel and hard on a non-Muslim minority, or curtails their rights, or burdens them with more than they can bear, or takes anything from them against their free will; I (Prophet Muhammad) will complain against the person on the Day of Judgment.” (Abu Dawud)
To Each Their Own Religion
In another article, it states, “the Jews have their religion and the Muslims have theirs.” In this, it is clear that anything other than tolerance would not be tolerated, and that, although all were members of a society, each had their separate religion which could not be violated. Each was allowed to practice their beliefs freely without any hindrances, and no acts of provocation would be tolerated.
There are many other articles of this constitution which may be discussed, but emphasis will be placed on an article which states, “If any dispute or controversy likely to cause trouble should arise, it must be referred to God and His Messenger.” This clause maintained that all inhabitants of the state must recognize a higher level of authority, and in those matters which involved various tribes and religions, justice could not be meted out by individual leaders; rather it must be adjudicated by the leader of the state himself or his designated representatives. It was allowed, however, for individual tribes who were not Muslims, to refer to their own religious scriptures and their learned men in regards to their own personal affairs. They could though, if they opted, ask the Prophet to judge between them in their matters. God says in the Quran:
“…If they do come to you, either judge between them or decline to interfere…” (Quran 5:42)
The Qur’an says in Sura Kafirun 109 Verse 1-6
In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful
1. Say: O you disbelievers,
2. I worship not what you worship,
3. Nor do you worship Whom I worship,
4. Neither shall I worship what you worship,
5. Nor will you worship Whom I worship,
6. To you be your religion, and to me my religion
Which simply implies let your religion be yours and mine be mine.
There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the right path has become distinct from the wrong path. لاَ إِكْرَاهَ فِي الدِّينِ (There is no compulsion in religion), meaning, “Do not force anyone to become Muslim, for Islam is plain and clear, and its proofs and evidence are plain and clear.
Lets Join Hands Together And Fight This Criminality With The Laws Of The Land As One.
I AM A MUSLIM AND I PREACH PEACE AND TOLERANCE.