Is Islam really founded by war or by sword? Notice a little…
Many believe that the propagation of Islam relies more on the sword and the war. As a proof of this, they try to highlight the wars that took place during the lifetime of the Prophet (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and subsequently the Muslim rulers. Let’s talk about some statistics –
The Tabuk War, which took place in the Rajab of the 8th Hijri, was the last war of the lifetime of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). During the lifetime of the Prophet (peace be upon him) there have been twenty-five ghazas or wars and battles. Moreover, minor wars and civilian expeditions (of which 3 were made; many more did not even create wars and conflicts).
Jihad during the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was established to establish justice and justice. The amount of bloodshed in these defensive wars and operations, which were sent under the direction of the Prophet (peace be upon him), has never been found in the history of the whole war.
It will sound incredible! The total number of casualties in these wars is not only more than one and a half to two thousand, but that figure includes the casualties on both sides. As a result, the atmosphere of peace and security that surrounds Jazeera-ul-Arab is no comparison. However, throughout the Jizirah-Arab killings, destruction, retaliation, civil wars and conflicts, the genre continued, and only because things were very ordinary and casual.
In addition, the moral teachings and compassionate instructions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in those wars made it a means of character improvement, guidance and welfare, rather than arousing the revenge and wrath of the Arabs. Whenever the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) sent an army, he would always be guided.
“I advise you to fear God and to behave well with the Muslims who are with you. You will fight in the name of Allah and fight those who disbelieve in Allah’s way. Do not kill any children, women, elderly people in Ashaka or khankahs, churches, monasteries, religious priests in the temples, bishops who have sacrificed themselves in the service of some religion. No tree will be cut down, no house will be destroyed ”
How quickly the success of this military activity has been achieved during the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH), it can be understood that in less than ten years, on an average, about 20 square miles of Jazeera-ul-Arab has come under Islam. Taking into account the casualties of Muslims, it can be seen that on average, half a person has died in martyrdom. In less than ten years, about one million square miles of territory has been embraced by Islam.
Comparing these wars and expeditions with the two world wars (the first of which began in 5 and ended in the second and ended in 5 in the beginning), the difference can be well understood. According to Encyclopডিয়াdia Britannica, the number of casualties in World War I was four million and in World War II the death toll was between three and three million to six million. But did these two world wars really bring any benefit to humanity and human society? Does the contribution of Islam to humanity have anything to do with it?
Jihad during the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was based on complete justice and justice which never before human history has ever conceived. Under whose influence people have entered Islam and enlightened their hearts with the light of Islam. If people had converted to Islam by the sword, how could the lasting influence of Islam have been removed in their hearts? This effect was evident in their hearts, that their nature was completely clear and fully developed in the light of the teachings of Islamic law.
History testifies that war broke out in the history of Islam, after the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) came to Madinah. And most of the people of Madinah had accepted Islam before coming to Madinah by the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). So with the use of a sword or weapon they became Muslims? And what did the few hundred people who became Muslims in Mecca and suffered from the cruel persecution of infidels endured?
The latter, openly asserting Rashidin, also fully asserts that they were never inadvertently involved in war, but for no good reason and only sought refuge in war. Islam has laid down various policies and conditions for war. Of these, I am discussing only one subject.
Rashidin has always applied openly to the principle of the Shari’ah, “If a man kills your father, son, brother or relative in the war, and continues to bleed for a long time, and you want to avenge him if they are ever defeated, he will still face it. If you say “La Ilah Allah”, then release him immediately. Even if you have full faith that he has fallen prey to Pranav and has not believed at all, remove the sword immediately. Even though he fears he will kill you another time, he will be free from danger. “
If Muslims had initiated people into Islam without weapons, then a Hindu would not have been seen in the world after six hundred years of Muslim rule. Leaving aside the past, why are people who are converting to Islam today, all over the world today, Muslims? What weapons or forces work on them? In fact, they are free and independent from everywhere.
Finally, all I want to say is that preaching against Islam has been and always will be. As a good Muslim we have a responsibility to know and obey Islam in the right way and in the best way possible. As well as introducing others only to the beauty of Islam. And at the end of the day, everyone has to give his account. May Allah accept all. Amen.