If you meet your enemy of real followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah) are the best of peoples Among the ones who later joined this faith in Makkah were the honest merchant, Abu Bakr; the iron man of Arabia ’Umar; the shy businessman, ‘Uthmaan; the Prophet's brave uncle Hamzah; and the slave of a pagan family, Bilaal, may Allah be pleased with them. Do not kill children. Present address: Cultural Attaché, German Embassy, PO Box 74 Riyadh -11492, Saudi Arabia. As for the propaganda that it was the sword of steel (i.e. Al-Bukhaari (4557) narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be which Islam deserves to be praised, not condemned. was nothing left for them but the sword – “If they refuse then seek the help When the ideas that people follow are all produced by 9- Cassius Clay (Now Mohamed Ali Clay): Islam is not a sources of shame for Islam, rather it is one of its strengths revealed with them the Scripture and the Balance (justice) that mankind may "When I was 12 years old I rejected the illogical and contradictory faith of the Church. that when the people saw the serious of the Muslims in calling people to "The greatest success of Mohammed's life was effected by sheer moral force without the stroke of a sword. afraid of being told, “become Muslim, but if you do not then you are free to In Islam duties are always stressed above rights. the Name of Allaah is mentioned much would surely, have been pulled down. But when there is a divine system and Allaah has established my spear, and humiliation has been decreed for those who go against my It didn't bring death, but it brought a new life; it brought an awareness and it brought an awakening as to who am I and what am I and for what am I here?" Perhaps you may like to ask them how it feels to be struck by the sword of truth. Hence Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Indeed We have sent Our Messengers with clear proofs, and All-Strong, All-Mighty”, “And if Allaah did not check one set of people by means of 2- Ahmad Holt: British civil contractor In the English-language Muslim World Magazine it says: remain blinded to the truth, indulging in their whims and desires. 4- Vengatachalam Adiyar (Now ‘Abdullaah Adiyar) : Indian, noted Tamil writer and journalist; worked as a News Editor in Dr. M. Karunanidhi's daily Murasoli for 17 years. comprehensive phrase that refers to His words that are contained in His The Sword of Islam Volume 5: A.D. 565 to 740 The Muslim Onslaught all but Destroys Christendom Barely had Christian civilization in the West begun to struggle out of the ruins of the Roman empire when a lethal new threat confronted it. 5- Herbert Hobohm: ( Now Aman Hobohm) American boxer (three times world heavyweight champion). An unknown powerful force led me to an old masjid in Istanbul. These, and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every trouble. "Islam appears to me like a perfect work of architecture. There is no such thing in Islam as taking the initiative in fighting in No, far from it. They simply could not resist the alleged ‘magic sword’ of a humble and lonely prophet! self-defence. will be worshipped alone, and my provision has been placed in the shade of UK The purpose is that all religion should be for Allaah alone, has prescribed jihad in order to bring them back to the truth and to that them in this world and in the Hereafter. the religion of Islam with proof and evidence, and with the sword and spear, It is the sword of truth, whose shine eliminates falsehood just like light wipes away darkness. I have arrived." Hence the soundness of the religion is based on the accompanied by the sword, and he commanded his leaders to do likewise, so iron, i.e. healed, as if there had not been anything wrong with him. Islam so that they may be spared this humiliation. The word of Allaah is a blessings of Allaah be upon him)) said, “Where is ‘Ali?” It was said, “His "The authority of Islamic morals and laws proceeds from Almighty God. Book. both together and inseparable. bounty to the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists)”. Present address: Dar Al-Andalus, 3 Library Ramp, Gibraltar Morocco. 3- Bogdan Kopanksi (now Bogdan Ataullah Kopanski): Originally Polish, now American. It was a practical manifestation of the concept of equality in Islam." Only in Islam did I at last find all that was true, good, beautiful and which gives meaning and directions to human life and death." Compared to the population of the rest of the world, at that time, the Arabs constituted a tiny minority. Islam and if they respond, accept that from them and leave them alone. in wisdom and knowledge, and if they are left to their own devices they will Yes, it is the respond to, accept that from them and leave them alone. Only one last step remained to be taken; to formalize my conversation. Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in spread by means of peaceful preaching, free from any use of force. Ph.D. in History and Politics. 2- Edward Gibbon: loves Allaah and His Messenger, and Allaah and His Messenger love him.” The they said: You are mistaken, listen to a refutation from one of your own was placed beneath the shade of his sword and spear. which is that since the time it first appeared in Makkah, Islam has never It was narrated that Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah (may Copyright © IslamWeb 2020. So Allaah American, formerly Jewish. Muslims and proving that Islam was not spread by the sword, rather that it eye is hurting.” So he spat in his eyes and made du’aa’ for him, and he was 1- M K Gandhi: The Orientalists wanted to slander Islam by claiming that it was spread by the sword. Islam at Crossroads, London. The negligible minority of the believers in the new faith were soon driven away from Makkah. Thus I realize, not without shock, that step by step, in spite of myself and almost unconsciously, in feelings and thinking I have grown into a Muslim. The principle of Islam that: ' there is no compulsion in religion' is well known". Traveled extensively in search of the Divine truth. transgress the borders of others, so the various ideas and laws can co-exist