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Why Islaam is an Authoritarian Religion?

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Asked by hemant mehta, 11 Apr '12 01:17 pm
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Forcing people to believe in a religion or to adopt its forms of belief is completely contrary to the essence and spirit of Islaam. That is because according to Islaam, true faith is only possible with free will and freedom of conscience.

In the contemporary world, there are people who envisage or support authoritarianism in the name of Islaam. However this is a great misconception. Islaam is a religion which provides and guarantees freedom of ideas, thought and life. It has issued commands to prevent and forbid tension, disputes, slander and even negative thinking among people. In the same way that it is determinedly opposed to terrorism and all acts of violence, it has also forbidden even the slightest ideological pressure to be put on them:

There is no compulsion in religion. True guidance has become clearly distinct from error.
(Surat al-Baqarah: 256)

So remind them! You are only a reminder. You are not in control of them.
(Surat al-Ghashiyya: 21-22)

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Answered by lilliput, 11 Apr '12 01:17 pm

 
  
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Answered by anil garg, 06 May '12 10:05 pm

 
  
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