In The Name Of Allah, The All-Hearer, The All-Knowing, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Assalamualaikum my dear Muslim brothers and sisters.
Nowadays the world is talking about the movie made by Geert Wilders, entitled FITNA. I'm sure by now all of you, or at least majority of you have heard about this movie. It portrays Islam as the religion of terrorist, quoting wrongly from the Holy Quran. It may not work on us, however, I'm sure those who don't know or understanding the stance of Islam in the matter of war and killing, could easily be mislead and misunderstood. The Muslims hold on to the Holy Quran more than their lives, thus an argument that comes from the Holy Quran itself could be very confusing for some, even if they know the truth and deny it wholeheartedly.
I see this as an obligation to me, as a student of Holy Quran and Deeds of the prophet (peace be upon him), to stand out and write this mail, as an oppose to the movie, and clear the confusion made by this enemy of Allah. I hope those who read this mail, not only Muslims, but also non-Muslims would understand well that Islam is not a religion that promotes killing.
In the movie, it constantly brings out the verses that ordered the Muslims to go out and spill the blood of the enemy of Allah. As they are the verses of the Holy Quran, they are, as true as any truth can be.
But I would like to say, even though the text is truly from Allah, the INTERPRETATION can always come from any mortal being, be it Muslim or not, therefore, subject to misunderstanding and misleading, as it is in the case of this movie.
This first should be understood well, before I continue this article. Remember, THE WORDS ARE INDEED THE WORDS OF ALLAH, BUT THE INTERPRETATION CAN COME AS THE TRUTH, OR EVEN NOT, FROM ANY MAN, BE IT MUSLIM OR NOT.
It is up for us, who possesses thinking skills and knowledge about the life of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) to sit back and differentiate which is the truth, and which is not.
Yes indeed, those verses talks about killing the non-believers. But do know, brothers and sisters, that Allah hates the starter of war. If you could see in details the battles and war that took place during the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him), then you would see NONE of the battles were started by the Prophet (peace be upon him). If we may look at it one by one :-
Now, we shall take a look at the three clans of Jews in Madinah that the Prophet (peace be upon him) battled with.