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Does Islam Allow Using Force To Spread Peace

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Zakir Naik

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Does Islam Allow Using ‘force’ To Spread Peace – Dr Zakir Naik

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What is the meaning of the word Islam? Islam comes from the root word salam, which means peace. It's also derived from the Arabic word film, which means to submit your will to Almighty God. Islam, in short means peace acquired by submitting a will to Almighty God.

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So if I translate, Islam was spread by the sword, it means beef was spent by the sword. It's contradictory.

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How can Peace be spared by the sword?

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And we know that every human being in the world would not want peace to prevail. Islam is a religion of peace. Its main aim and objective is to spread peace. But every human being in this world would not want peace to prevail. That's the reason every country in the world has a police force.

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This police force many a time uses force to maintain peace in that country.

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They don't use force to disrupt peace. If the anti social elements want to disrupt peace.

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The police of the various countries they use force to maintain peace in that country. Similarly, in Islam, Islam is against violence.

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It's against fighting. It's against using force except as a last resort to maintain peace.

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Similarly, Islam does give permission to use force to let justice and peace prevail in that land.