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Raj Malhotra he's asking if Islam is a religion of peace, then how come it was spread by the sword?
The question was was, if Islam is a religion of peace, how come it was spared by the sword?
Islam comes from the root word Salaam, which means peace. It also means submitting your will to Allah Subhana Allah Almighty God. In short, Islam means peace acquired by submitting a will to Allah subhanaw taala. But as I mentioned earlier, that everyone in the world does not want peace to prevail in the world. There are certain anti social elements for their own benefits. They don't want peace to prevail, the robbers the criminal, if peace will prevail, they will go out of business towards their own benefit. There are certain human beings who don't want peace to prevail. So for certain types of people, force may have to be used, therefore we have police, etc. So Islam is for
peace. But sometimes you may have to use force
to put the anti social elements in the place. And the best answer to this question that Islam was spread by the sword is given by de Lacy O'Leary. He's a non Muslim historian of great repute in his book Islam at the crossroad on page number eight he says that history makes it clear that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping across the world forcing Islam at the point of the sword over conquered races is the most fantastic observed myth that historians have ever repeated. delays to Larry Page Number eight book Islam at the crossroad
I must no question that we Muslims.
We ruled Spain for about 800 years later on, the Crusaders came and they wiped out the Muslims. There was not
a Muslim who could openly give the as on the call for prayers.
We didn't use any force. You know, we Muslims. We ruled the Arab lands for about 1400 years. For a few years. The British just came for a few years the French came but overall, the Muslim were the Lordship of the Arab land for 400 years. Do you know today there are 14 million Arabs who are Coptic Christians. Coptic Christian means the Christians in generations
if the Muslim wanted, they could have converted every non Muslim at the point of the forbidden do it.
The 14 million Arabs or Coptic Christians are giving witness that is now Moses paid by the sword. You know India, India was ruled for hundreds of years by the Muslims.
We didn't use the sword when he was assault, a few people do the wrong thing. You can't catch up those people and blame the region for that. If you people don't follow the religion. You can't say that Christianity is bad because it lines up to 6 million Jews. If Hitler infiltrated 6 million Jews burned 6 million Jews, you can't blame Christianity for that there may be black sheeps in every community, but we Muslims, we ruled India for hundreds of years.
If we wanted, we could have forced a non Muslim to convert at the point of the sword. We didn't do it. The non Muslims of India Today, more than 80% they are giving Shahada they are giving witness you non Muslims present you are giving witness that Islam was inspired by the sword.
You're giving witness. We had the power. We didn't do it. Islam doesn't believe in that.
Today the country which has the maximum number of Muslims is Indonesia, which Muslim army went to Indonesia, which Muslim army went to Malaysia which has 55% population of Muslims. Which Muslim army went to the east coast of Africa, which Muslim army? We thought Thomas Carlyle gives the reply, Thomas Carlyle, he writes in his book, he wrote that he's a worship that you have to get the sod, literal goodwill to do, that he should spread with the sword. Every new opinion initially begins in the mind of one one man in the whole world, one man against all human beings. It is good that he picks up a sword and propagates it who is thought, even if he had the sword, we can use it, even if
he had the matrix or he can use it. Quran says in Surah Baqarah chapter two verse 256, like graphic design, there is no compulsion religion, truth stands out clear from error. And you want to grasp the hands of Allah subhana wa Taala and it takes even he has held the most strong hand hold that never breaks. Anyone who believes in Allah, Allah will take him from darkness to light and you want to believe in the evils of Satan one he will take him from lightness to dark.
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502 Allah Subhan Allah because Allah wa Maazel hasna wa the nobility in white all the way of the Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching and argue with them and reason with them in the is that our best news gracious those article that came in the plains with magazine. It was the reproduction of the Reader's Digest manager book 1986 it gives the statistics of the increase of the world religion between 1934 to 1984.
And the 50 years number one increase in major religion was Islam 235% to 35%. I am asking you which war took place between 1934 and 1984, which converted millions of non Muslims to Islam? Which What do you know today? The fastest growing religion in America is Islam
who is forcing the Americans to convert the point of the third the fastest growing religion in Europe is Islam who is forcing the point of the Quran gives the answer he no less than three different paces in sweat all by chapter number nine was number 23. And for itself chapter 61 was number nine. And for a Fatah chapter 14 verse 28. The growth Quran says what does the earth Rasulo Beluga What didn't lose hero Allah de Nicola Waka fabula shaida Macario boo shikun Allah says that Allah has sent His messenger with throat
and with guidance so that it will prevail over all the other ways of life. All the other ism Islam is designed to supersede our master them all overcome them all. Colet
enough is Allah as a witness. And I like to end this answer by giving the quotation of Adam Pearson. Now Adam Pearson said that people who fear that one day nuclear weaponry will fall in the hands of the Arabs. They fail to realize that the Islamic bomb has already been dropped. It felt the day Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was born.