Is Islam a Violent Religion by Nature? Essay

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Is Islam a Violent Religion by Nature?

Is Islam a Violent Religion by Nature?

Islam and the worship of Allah (god) began with Muhammad and his revelations that lasted
for 23 years of his life from (610 C.E.- 623 C.E.). In the Islamic religion it is believed
that he was the last prophet sent by Allah (god) and this made all his teachings into to
Law and are looked at as the will of God. These messages were given to him through the
archangel Gabriel, in a kind of continuation to the Jewish Torah and Christian Bible,
which the Qur'an shares some similarities or past "history" with them such as the belief
in Abraham and Jesus as a prophet, but in the eye's of Mohammad the Jews and Christians
had fallen astray from the real teaching of god.


His life and actions were very important to the creation of the religion. I would say that
his policies changed quite a bit under different situations of his career as a prophet. At
the begging he had a small following that consisted of mostly of middle class that was
upset with the injustices in society. They were expelled from Mecca and begin raiding
caravans under the pretense that they had been robed of their belongings when they were
expelled from Mecca. Mohammad tell them that their battle is holy and dieing doing the
will of Allah is respectable and will be rewarded in the after life. After the battle of
Badr in 624 c.e. the muslims having smaller forces but knowing that god is on their side
attack a larger group of meccanMuslim warriors become highly feared and began winning
battles even if out numbered. Qur'an (4:74) "Let those who fight in the path of God who
sell the life of this world for the other. Whoever fight in the path of God, whether he be
slain or victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward" This attracts more support for
Mohammad's movement not only from idealist who would fight under the protection of god and
the benefits of this in the afterlife but also from people that wanted to reap the
benefits of the pillaging that was going on gaining numbers in his movement.

Here Mohammad began changing his rules of tolerance to some that were justifying attacks
even in the sacred month. This is also were understanding the Qur'an begin to become very
contradictory and up to interpretation of the of the asbab al-nuzul (occasion of the
revelation) because the earlier verse are abrogated by the later ones. Today this is still
under question as to what is the proper interpretation of the sharia (Islamic law).
Currently there are five accepted schools of thought that try and get the meaning of the
religion/political system that is Islam and this is for only the Sunny Muslims. All of
this is also was all written thirteen-hundred years ago by people that lived nomadic lives
in the desert translating this modern life today is completely up to interpretations of
people and what you are trying to find when you are reading it's holy verses, "word of
god". "Man makes religion, religion dose not make man" Karl Marx. And in the wrong hands
with all these verse to quote and this modernizing to make from it people such as Osama
Bin Laden emerge in religions to kill the innocent and non-belivers in his version of
"gods plan" according to what he see in the Qur'an. Just as thisa has happened in many
other religions in the past that have less places to look for such pointless killing of
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