by Abdul Malik Mujahid
Does ISIS represent Islam as lived by the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of God be upon him?
The following chart makes it clear that the terrorist group does not.
|Prophet Muhammad, Peace & Blessings||ISIS The Terrible Terror|
|said to be merciful to people so God is merciful to you||angers God by being merciless to humanity|
|banned killing prisoners||enjoys beheading prisoners|
|prohibited killing any civilians||kills civilians, including children|
|established law and order||seeks to destroy law and order|
|campaigned to end slavery||is reestablishing slavery|
|freed all of his slaves||enslaves people|
|prohibited rape engages in rape||engages in rape|
|established peace among warring tribes of Arabia and different religious groups||terrorizes and rejects peace among people|
|expressly forbade burning any creature alive||burns people alive|
|declared Muslims, pagans, and Jews of his state as one people with full freedoms||has no regard for people of other faiths like Christians and Yazidis|
|ordered Muslims to protect churches||destroys churches|
|abided by his treaties and agreements||breaks all treaties|
|Prohibited calling a Muslim a Kafir||calls everyone a Kafir who does not follow them|
Prophet Muhammad, God’s peace and blessings be upon him, is described in the Quran as a Mercy to all of the worlds. He came to establish peace, justice, law, and order. As the table above notes, ISIS is diametrically opposed to everything he taught and expected his followers to adhere to.
ISIS does not represent Islam or Muslims.