Did Islam spread by the Sword ?
Islam appears to me like a perfect work of architecture. All its parts are harmoniously conceived to complement and support each other, nothing lacking, with the result of an absolute balance and solid composure. Everything in the teaching and postulates of Islam is in its proper place. (Islam at the Crossroads, p.5)
In the race for the propagation of religion, Islam has always won over Christianity, in spite of the latters sophisticated and well-organized missionary activities. This has been the case in the course of fourteen centuries. As a result, most of the Christian missionaries started depicting Islam as a regress ...more
Dara kar kisi se Allah to kehelwaya ja sakta hai lekin uske dil mein shradha paida nahi ki ja sakti.
Hajrat Naimuddin Chishti (Ajmer Sharif) se prabhawait hokar hajaro log muslim bane the lekin kya kabhi suna hai ki woh Talwar lekar chalte the.
Islam comes from the root word salaam, which means peace. It also means submitting ones will to Allah (swt). Thus Islam is a religion of peace, which is acquired by submitting ones will to the will of the Supreme Creator, Allah (swt).
2. Sometimes force has to be used to maintain peace.
Each and every human being in this world is not in favour of maintaining peace and harmony. There are many, who would disrupt it for their own vested interests. Sometimes force has to be used to maintain peace. It is precisely for this reason that we have the police who use force against criminals and anti-social elements to maintain peace in the country. Islam promotes peace. At the same time, Islam exhorts it followers to fight where there is oppression. The fight against oppression may, at times, require the use of force. In Islam force can only be used to promote peace and justice.
3. Opinion of historian De Lacy OLeary.
The best reply to the misconception that Islam w ...more