Why can’t atheists, Jews, and Muslims get along?
Muslims hate Jews
Jews hate Muslims
Atheists hate Jews + Muslims (and basically all non-atheists)
Muslims have become the modern day scapegoat for all possible problems, an easy target, a well-hated group by many all across the world. Recently there has been a trend to follow the hateful ways of the atheists, in specifically hating Muslims. Initially I also followed the hateful ways of the atheists in hating Islam and Muslims, but upon investigating things independently on my own I decided to stop.
I have found based upon many of Muhammad’s teachings that it is quite easy to interpret Islam in a non-violent and non-terrorist way.
Muhammad himself had said:
“Verily my heart is veiled with melancholy and sadness for my followers and verily I ask pardon of God one hundred times daily.”
On violence Muhammad had said:
“The greatest enemies of God are those who have entered into Islam, and do acts of infidelity, and who without cause, shed the blood of man.”
“The shedding of blood will be the first matter about which judgment will be given on the Day of Resurrection.”
“He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down, but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger.”
“That man is nearest to God, who pardoneth, when he had in his power him who would have injured him.”
“Do not say, that if the people do good to us, we will do good to them and if the people oppress us, we will oppress them but determine that if people do you good, you will do good to them and if they oppress you, you will not oppress them.”
“Whoever hath been given gentleness, hath been given a good portion in this world and the next”
On non-Muslims Muhammad had said:
“It was said to the Rasul, ‘O Messenger of God Curse the infidels.’ Muhammad said, ‘I am not sent for this nor was I sent but as mercy to mankind.’”
“Feed the hungry and visit a sick person, and free the captive, if he be unjustly confined. Assist any person oppressed, whether Muslim or non-Muslim.”
“He who helpeth his fellow-creature in the hour of need, and he who helpeth the oppressed, him will God help in the Day of Travail.”
“It is unworthy of a Muslim to injure people’s reputation it is unworthy to curse anyone and it is unworthy to abuse anyone and it is unworthy of a Muslim to talk vainly.”
“It is not worthy of a speaker of truth to curse people.”
“A Muslim who mixeth with people and putteth up with their inconveniences, is better than one who doth not mix with them, and bear with patience.”
“I am no more than a man, when I order you anything respecting religion, receive it and when I order you anything about the affairs of the world, then I am nothing more than a man.”
The rest of Muhammad’s teachings are just centered around doing good deeds and seeking knowledge:
“Deal gently with the people, and be not harsh cheer them and condemn them not. Ye will meet with many ‘people of the Book’ who will question thee, ‘what is the key to Heaven?’ Reply to them ‘to testify to the truth of God, and to do good work’”
“Do you love your Creator? Love your fellow-beings first”
“They will enter the Garden of Bliss who have a true, pure, and merciful heart”
“Who is the most favored of God? He from whom the greatest good cometh to His creatures”
“Adhere to truth, for truth leads to good deeds and good deeds leads him who does them to Paradise”
“Ye will not enter Paradise until ye have faith, and ye will not have faith until ye love one another”
“What is faith? When a good deed pleases you and an evil deed grieves you, you are a believer”
“Kindness is a mark of faith and whoever hath not kindness hath not faith.”
“Do not consider any act of kindness insignificant, even meeting your brother with a cheerful face.”
“Women are the twin halves of men”
“God enjoins you to treat women well, for they are your mothers, daughters, aunts”
“Whoever doeth good to women, it will be a curtain to him from hell-fire.”
“To gladden the heart of the weary, to remove the suffering of the afflicted, hath its own reward. In the day of trouble, the memory of the action cometh like a rush of the torrent, and taketh our burden away”
“’What is Islam’ someone asked. Muhammad said, ‘Purity of speech and charity.’”
“Every good act is charity.”
“A man cannot be a Muslim till his heart and tongue are so”
“He who believeth in one God and the Hereafter, let him speak what is good or remain silent.”
“Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.”
“True modesty is the source of all virtues.”
“Seek for my satisfaction in that of the poor and needy.”
“If anyone pursues a path in search of knowledge God will thereby make easy for him a path to paradise”
“He who leaveth home in search of knowledge, walketh in the path of God.”
“The acquisition of knowledge is a duty incumbent on every Muslim, male and female.”
“Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.”
“God hath not created anything better than Reason, or anything more perfect, or more beautiful than Reason the benefits which God giveth are on its account and understanding is by it, and God’s wrath is caused by disregard of it.”
“A man’s true wealth here after is the good he does in this world to his fellow man.”
“’Who is the best man’ Muhammad replied, ‘He is the best man whose life is long and whose actions are good.’”
We can see that Muhammad’s teachings can very easily be interpreted in a non-violent and non-terrorist way.
Muhammad’s teachings are just centered around doing good deeds and seeking knowledge, not around fighting or violence. I know there are some Muslims who don’t follow Muhammad’s teachings just as there are Christians who don’t follow Jesus’s teachings. The majority of Muslims accept these as authentic teachings from Muhammad and most of them fit in-line with the Qur’an.
There are many Muslims who do not wish to impose Sharia law upon the world, or commit violent acts, or follow old laws. Just as how most modern day Jews and Christians don’t follow many things in the Old Testament, there are many modern Muslims who do not wish to follow old laws. Hopefully these kind of Muslims who wish to follow more of Muhammad’s teachings will spread around in modern times.
Muhammad’s form of Islam is not about fighting or violence or condemning others, it is about being just, true, merciful, doing good deeds, and seeking knowledge.
In the end good people will interpret things in good ways and evil people will interpret things in evil ways.
We do not have to follow the terrible hateful ways of the atheists and terrorists who spend their entire life hating others, spreading hatred and animosity where ever they are.
Instead let us remember that it is always better to try to enjoy this moment than to live in hatred and agony.