Was Islam Spread by the Sword

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Zakir Naik

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And one of the most common allegation today that we have, or, again top of the list. The common misconception is that Islam was spread by the sword.

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Islam comes from the root word Salaam, which means

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peace. It comes to the word sin, which means peace, which means to submit your will to Almighty God. And if anyone who submits his will to Almighty God to acquire peace is called as a Muslim.

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Imagine,

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if you translate the statement, Islam was spread by the sword, it means peaceful spread by the sword.

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And Islam. As a general norm, it is against violence.

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But as a last resort,

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force can be used. And in every country of the world, every country of the world has a police and this police to if suppose the civilian or the citizens or anyone else, if they do not follow the law of the country, this police, it uses force to let peace prevail in the country. When every country has a police, and when they can use force, they can keep guns.

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And if Islam is against violence, it mainly promotes peace as a last resort, because some people do not want peace, and they want to disrupt the peace. to control these people. As a last resort, Islam gives permission for the use of force and violence as a last resort.

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The reply to this misconception that Islam was paired with the sword is given very well by a famous historian by the name of the ratio lady.

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He writes in his book, Islam at a crossroad on page number eight, and he says that

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history makes it clear

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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 a repeated

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delay to Lady writes in his book, it's time at the crossroad. 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 ever repeated.

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And we know that we Muslims,

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we lose pain for every 10 years. We did not force anyone to accept Islam at the bottom the sword. Later on, the Crusaders came and they wiped out the Muslim there was not a single Muslim who could openly give the as on

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the Muslims.

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We were the Lord of the Arab land for the past 1400 years. For a few years, the Britishers came for a few of the French game, but as a whole nother Muslims, what the Lord of the Arab land for the past 1400 years yet today, yet today, there are more than 14 million Arabs or Coptic Christians, Coptic Christians, Miss Christians since generation, these 14 million Coptic Christian Arabs,

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they are bearing witness, they are giving Shahada that Islam was not spared by the salt.

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The Muslims ruled India for about 1000 years.

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If they wanted, they could have forced every Indian to accept Islam as a part of the sod. Today, after 1000 years, we find in India that more than 80% of the Indians they are non Muslims, the 80% non Muslims Indian, they are bearing witness, they are giving Shahada that Islam was not spared by the sword.

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Which Muslim army

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which Muslim army went to Malaysia, Malaysia happens to be a country which has more than 50% Muslims, which Muslim army went to Indonesia,

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which is a country which has the maximum number of Muslims in the world. Which Muslim army went to the east coast of Africa, which Muslim army restored.

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Thomas Carlyle is the reply, again to the famous historian

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from Europe, and he says, we thought, first Africa thought, every new idea originates in the mind of man, in one man's head, it originates one man against the full world, one against everyone else, it will do little good that it picks up a sword and propagates it. First, you have to get your sword. He's referring to the sort of intellect as Allah says in the Quran in surah chapter number 16 was no 125 although Allah subhanaw taala bakeable hikma Walmart zittel has now why Jordan build at Essen in white all the way of the Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching, and argue with them and reason with them in the ways that

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