It is hypothesized that if the extremist factions of our society will keep misinterpreting Jihad in the name of terrorism then the aim and image of our religion Islam that promotes religious tolerance will be distorted. The following sources of the literature review support this hypothesis. It is being widely believed that terrorist actions are mostly done by the Muslim jihadist. People misinterpret jihad and terrorism. According to Islam In any case strict conditions prescribed for jihad are supposed to be observed and not transgressed.
One day its spokesmen call for a jihad (sacred war) against the West, evoking the deepest historic resentments. Another day, its leaders appeal for reconciliation with the West, emphasizing shared values. Its economic theorists reject capitalist greed in the name of social justice, yet they rise to the defense of private property. Its moralists pour scorn on Western consumer culture as debilitating to Islam, yet its strategists avidly seek to buy the West’s latest technologies in order to strengthen Islam. Faced with these apparent contradictions, many analysts in the West have decided that fundamentalism defies all generalization.
He argued that Islam is the exclusive religion which is not flexible to adopt another political idea. This situation is occurred due to Islam basic system which integrates religion principle to political system. For Muslims, Islam is not only a religion. Koran has a set of rules to guide Muslims in forming a good government. Most of Muslims believe that Koran is the righteous guide because it imposed by God (Allah) himself.
He wanted to restore religion back into politics, and thought the Shia lacked religious and cultural foundations, and weened away toward a modernized and fundamental society. Khomeini’s intent was to restore Iran, and remove the contamination brought by westernized influences. It also is not looking for the rights of all Iranian people, but those of Sunni or Islamic faith. When other revolutions included the majority of people, The Islamic Revolution excluded, and discriminates against the Shia (Nasr, 2007).
The very concept that I agree with regards Nicolaas’ article, is that he states Islam is diverse and accepting of others. Nicolaas says “In addition, Islam’s religious elite is defensive by default and often regard changes as a threat to the purity of the faith” . He clarifies that the only problem with the Muslim community is their fear of change within their religious beliefs and that is no harm to anyone or the West. As Lewis misunderstands, yet Nicolaas focuses on is that there are religious customs in which religion and legislative issues are contrastingly seen. Their dedication to their tradition was a barrier to their acceptance of the West’s freedom of speech.
It could also mean the fight against someone’s negative emotions as referred to in the Oxford Islamic Studies or it could mean the struggle against nonbelievers. For example,converting non believers for the improvement of Islamic society is something that embodies the word Jihad. In some books containing Islamic law and the Quran it could mean the armed struggle against the disbelievers. It also means submission to peace and total submission to god as referred to in the Oxford Islamic Studies. Today the word is used without religious relation and directly means the crusade to promote Islamic religion.
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.
Traditional Islamic teachings prohibit the use of suicide bombers as tactic during jihad. Modern suicide attack campaigns sidestep these laws by intertwining the terms suicide bombers and martyrs as a means of fulfilling their religious duties. The Islamic world, to include Iraq, feels oppressed by the ideas and norms of Western society which limits their progression as an Islamic society. Non-Muslims are threatening the Islamic way of life, justifying the Muslim community’s efforts to fulfill their religious obligation of Jihad. At face value, the religious text within the Qu’ran and other Islamic writings do not condone acts of self-annihilation to execute jihad.
However, to simplify the matter and realize them into human reality, we see that we have to take some things from the ways of democracy to pursue justice, consultation, respect for human rights, and stand against the tyranny of the arrogant rulers in advance this earth. Taking everything into consideration, we can say that, although the term “democracy” alludes to different interpretations, it is not so foreign to Islam; Islam doesn’t reject democracy as a political structure and as a concept of freedom (except its concept of sovereignty of one God.
The organization’s main concern is the return of original Islam in light of modern corruption, referring to itself as a “party of renaissance,” as opposed to a party of reformism. The Jama’at-i Islami was also strongly opposed to Sufism and focused on this-worldly religion. In short, Maududi and the Jama’at worked for an Islamic state and society “based on Islamic ideology, following Islamic policies, and actively striving towards an Islamic