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How Osama Deteriorated the Image of Islam

Osama Bin Laden, the synonym of terrorism has distorted the image of Islam. Only for this guy people associate Islam with terrorism. Osama repeatedly said that what he and his group Al-Qaeda do is for the sake of Islam. They are giving out totally wrong definition of Islam. They are creating chaos all around the world by killing people, vandalizing properties and so on. These are strongly forbidden in Islam as Islam has always discouraged chaos at any point of life.

Osama used Islam to shelter his wrong deeds. He repeatedly used the word Zihad to describe his works which is completely a misconception. Overtime he provoked terrorism all around the world in the name of Islam.

In the whole Quran terrorism, killing people and all these stuffs are absolutely prohibited and those who do such are supposed to get strong punishment. Osama killed people to fulfill his wish, not for the sake of Islam. He consistently insulted Islam by creating a fallacy about the most peaceful religion in the world. The Muslim scholars always leveled his actions as illegal. He did a shameless attempt to abuse the image of Islam by the destructive works against humanity.

Human Rights and Islam

Islam is considered to be the first religion in this earth to establish human right. Prior to this it people hardly had any concern regarding their rights. Human right was bought by the people who had power and money. Other people were treated as a commodity that were bought and sold in the market.

The poor people were treated as slaves regardless of gender. Once there were rules where female child were buried alive because they were treated as burden. There was chaos everywhere. Islam at first said that all human beings equal. It made the slavery illegal and showed the people of freedom.

In every aspect of life people were order to maintain equality and harmony among them. Each and every representative of Islam followed and encouraged others to do the same. Islam is the religion of peace and brotherhood. The Quran- the Religious book of Muslims has told- “Every Muslim is a brother of each other”.

The Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM) along with other Prophets has showed how to maintain human right. Islam has spread the message of human rights throughout the world and if Islam is practiced properly then human rights will appear at its desired form which is yet to be achieved.

The Judgment Day in Islam

In Islam the judgment day, also known as Qiyamah, refers to the final assessment of God over humanity. On that everyone will get reward and punishment for the works they have done in their life time. According to one’s deed they will either go to heaven or hell. Every Prophet of Islam warned people of that time to have faith in this judgment day because it is one of the important beliefs of Islam.

Besides Allah, no angel or prophet has the knowledge of the time of the Judgment day. However the holy book of Islam, the Holy Quran points out that certain event will take place before the time of Judgement Day. The last prophet of Islam, Prophet Muhammed, explained in details and the consequences of the judgment day knowing that it will come upon on this very humanity. The messenger of Islam has also talked about some major and minor signs prior to the final hour.

Major Signs:  The major signs of judgment day are the return of Jesus, Rising of the Sun from etc.

Minor Signs: Minor signs include drinking of alcohol, pervasiveness of ignorance and other signs like this. It is believed that on judgment day a new life will begin that will never end.

Are the Muslim really Terrorists

The current world is emphasizing at the propaganda that the Muslims are the terrorists and their religion Islam provokes terrorism. This misconception has been created because of some unfortunate incidents by a number of terrorist who admit themselves as Muslims. These people keep saying what they are doing these for the sake of Islam. They are creating a great misconception about the religion which always conveys the message of peace and brotherhood.

An entire group of religious followers should not be evaluated by the deeds of the some people who hardly know about that religion. We should consider the whole picture. There is saying- A book should not be judged merely by its cover, rather we should focus on the content. If we want to evaluate Muslims then we better analyze the Islam.

Muslims are supposed to represent peace around the world and they did in the past and also majority of them are doing this. But the people who choose the path of terrorism but ironically admit themselves as Muslim cannot be the part of it. Their works are always discouraged by Islam and they have no right to admit themselves as followers which means Muslims are not really terrorists.

Islam and Peace

Even though the modern world is portraying Islam as the religion of terrorism but ultimately Islam is the religion of peace and modesty. The meaning of the word Islam is peace and throughout the whole Quran- Muslims’ religious book this aspect is been reinforced.

The religious leader of Islam Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM) has always conveyed the message of fraternity and modesty among people. For example He has always encouraged people to forgive others even though they have caused a great bit of harm. Moreover in Islam revenge is strongly discouraged.
Some people may argue about the concept of Zihad which means fighting against the people who assault the core concept of Islam. Zihad is not only about getting a sword and killing people. It is both physical and psychological. Islam has always discouraged people to engage in fight and even if other people start doing this, they are told to settle the dispute in a peaceful manner.
In Holy Quran Allah has ordered the Muslim to follow the lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad (SM) and throughout the life time He has suggested people to follow the path of peace, harmony, brotherhood and modesty which will lead them to Heaven.

The Need for an Islamic Media

Media is considered to be the most influencing factor for a country. It is regarded as the most useful weapon for a particular group if they can make the best use of it. It is something which can be used to communicate with the mass people and instill a value or belief into.

There is immense need for an Islamic media for the Muslim countries because by this Muslim countries will be able to communicate their religion- Islam and wipe out all the misconceptions about it. Apart from this, by using the Islamic media the Muslim countries can counter the attack on them because worldwide there is been a propaganda that Islam promotes terrorism. If the Muslim countries can come up with a strong media then can communicate with the rest of the world in a more appropriate way.

Additionally, having a media always works as leverage for a group. If the Muslims can incorporate the value they believe with the media they will create a positive mindset about their culture. The need is also being elicited from current scenario of the Muslims. If the Muslims are capable of setting up an efficient media, then it will work for their best interest.

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