The West tends to think of jihad as a call to outward or external activity, but in the Islamic mind, jihad is a call to all individuals to prepare their hearts and s... ... middle of paper ... ...t it perceives that the terrorism it wages against the West is an integral part of its religion. The West in general and the United States in particular cannot ignore it and should therefore unite their efforts in an attempt to find different means of countering this kind of Islamic terrorism. But, the main success or failure of these terrorist groups does not depend on their religious commentary or authority. It lies in their ability to gain legitimacy from the general public or from the greater part of it in each Muslim country, as well as in the Arab world in a whole. The need for public sympathy and support is a crucial element of every terrorist group without regard to its ideology or political affiliation.
· The political, military, and economic weaknesses of the world of Islam are due to having strayed from Islam and followed western, secular and materialistic ideologies and values. Both western liberal nationalism and Marxist socialism have failed, because they are antithetical to Islam. · Islam as found in the Qur'an and the Hadiths, and in the example of the early Islamic community/state provides the true alternative ideology for Muslims. · Muslims must re-establish God's rule, the sovereignty of God on earth by re-instituting Islamic Law, the blueprint for society for all time. · The new Islamic order does not reject science and technology.
The reformation of Islam by its religious authorities and will yield a more passive interpretation of Islam, therefor deterring Islamic extremism and producing a more diplomatic faith. Although Islam has made substantial progress, many would argue that Islam is incapable of change. Understanding Islam’s past is imperative to understanding its future. Since its inception, Islam has been a vio... ... middle of paper ... ...g a steady religion. The reforming of Islam will alter the philosophies The Taliban, AL Qaeda, and others who still devastate and injure under the dated teachings of the Koran and make the ferocity of the Muslim faith obsolete.
Terrorism what a complete disgrace, however people forget one thing that terrorism is not only found in Islam yet also continued in other religions and countries. But then why Islam? Is it because terrorism has been related to Islam just like peace is to war. The terrorist that claim they are Muslim with pride are oblivious, ignorant and it shows their lack of knowledge. The Holy Quran clearly states that: It does not behove a Prophet that he should have captives until he engages in regular fighting in the land.
That dominance has been taken over to manipulate and put unethical and negative ideas about Islam and Muslims. There is one crucial event that brought the media’s attention to Islam, and that’s 9/11. The one event, that no matter who you ask they will go back to, and when someone is asked about Islam, the first thing that comes to them is terrorism, violence, and o... ... middle of paper ... ... every new outlet wants to debate about. This is mainly because of the fact not everything the media says about Islam is true. To say the least, most things said in the media are not true, and that’s genuine.
It was during this period he produced many of his seminal writings on the establishment of a truly Islamic society. By drawing on early Islamic thinkers and on direct interpretation of the Qur’an, Qutb advocated violence in establishing an Islamic state. The thinking behind and the implications of these interpretations are discussed at length in this essay to demonstrate how they have informed the belief of many Islamic fundamentalists, especially with regard to the use of violence to achieve their aims. The latter part of the essay focuses on the legacy of Qutb’s ideas and how these have been manifest in various fundamentalist groups. However, because academic literature is often a few paces behind the present it has not been possible to explore some recent developmenst of Islam inspired violence in any detail, namely the emergence of fundamentalist groups within the Muslim diaspora of the West.
The gist of the argument is that the birth of secularism and the spread of its principles uplift and enshrine democracy, while the very fundamental nature of Islam, as a religion, undermines the democratic movements in Muslim countries all around the globe. Coming first to the article by Lewis, it can be seen that he tries to draw a line of distinction between Islam and liberal democracy. He shows his concern for the misuse of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...t has replaced the centuries old monarchal system of governance throughout the world. I do not mean to say that those who boast of having a democratic system in their countries should first look at their past, which is bleak all the way. The point is that the transformation of monarchy into th republic governance is only a recent phenomenon.
In both given articles, Lewis and Nicolaas argue about the enhancement of the Muslim fundamentalism with different perspectives; however, I believe that Lewis’ views may be quiet misleading to the actual perception. Bernard Lewis indicates that Muslim fundamentalism is conceived through the Muslim community’s oppression and dissatisfaction with the West’s political involvement as well as Islam being a source of aggression. In defiance of his opinion, the word ‘Islam’ comes from the word peace as well as the will of submission to God. The notion of aggression and violence that Bernard conceptualizes to be the headline of Islam does not have any supportive evidence within the rules of the Islamic religion, it no more than opposes Islam’s conviction.
In both given articles, “The Roots of Muslim Rage” by Bernard Lewis, and “The Roots of Muslim Rage Revisited” by Nicolaas J.E. van der Zee, argue about the enhancement of the Muslim fundamentalism with different perspectives; however, I believe that Lewis’ view may be quiet misleading to the actual perception. Lewis indicates that Muslim fundamentalism is conceived through the Muslim community’s oppression and dissatisfaction with the West’s political involvement, as well as “Islam is a source of aggression” . In defiance of Lewis’ opinion, the word ‘Islam’ comes from the word peace as well as the will of submission to God. The notion of aggression and violence that Lewis conceptualizes to be the headline of Islam does not have any supporting
The young came to prepare themselves for Jihad commanded by the majestic Allah’s order in the holy Koran.” There is a difference between what the Qur’an teaches and what these radical Muslim’s teach. They hijacked the religion and made it into something different to achieve their political goals. They influence a lot of Muslims who are ignorant and illiterate and use scare tactics into making then believe that the only way to be a good Muslim is to follow their ideology. Many Muslims however don’t agree with their ideology or goals and oppose their violence and often they are labeled as kuffar for that and that’s why many chose to not oppose them or try to stop them.