Islam strictly discourages the use of violence to horrify people for a purpose which may be economic, political, social or religious. This type of wicked action of violence is termed as terrorism and in Quran it is clearly mentioned “Do not cause terrorism on the world.
Indeed Allah does not like it” (Al-Baqara,205). Islam emphasis upon symbiotic mutualism and peaceful co existence, living inside its boundaries and perspective. Quran says “Help one another in righteousness and piety, but not one another in sin and rancor” (Al-Maida,2). However the so called western scholars and Intellectuals are not only insisting to synonymies terrorism with Jihad but they are also trying to create ambiguity interpreting Jihad as only Holy war (Qital).
Every type of struggle and striving at any level for the supremacy of Islam is referred as Jihad while Qital (Holy war) is only one and the last stage of Jihad which is applied if the other eight options failed to achieve the desired goal.
The western media is leading this psychological propaganda war against Islam, and is depicting Muslims as terrorist, Jihad as terrorism and Islam as a religion of Terror. Though there is exigency of the Holy war in certain circumstances but it doesn’t mean a mere random killing of humanity and, brutality shown in destroying natural environment and resources. Rather Islamic international law defines the rules and procedures for its execution. Only the head of the state is the competent authority who can declare war against the enemy but even he has to consult with the commander of armed forces in this regard. Moreover Islam presents special reforms regarding war.
In Islam the belligerents are classified into combatant and non combatant categories so that their indiscriminate killing is prohibited. The humiliation of dead bodies and sexual abuse is forbidden. The killing of civilian population such as Women, children, aged people, patients and doctors and, the destruction of crops, buildings and gardens is not allowed. It has provision about the medical treatment of injured prisoners of war and asylum, if demanded. There are also obligations about to not attacke on enemy during night time when they are asleep and a clear message is conveyed to the enemy before attacking. There are also hard and fast rules about the initiation and termination of war. Although Geneva convention 1949 and additional protocol of 1977 is highly valued in delimiting rules of war yet a glance to reality reveals that all of these provisions are directly taken from the different sources of Islamic law.
If we look on the history of the suicide bombing then there are three general versions about its origin. According to first version suicide bombing was used by Japanese during 2nd world war, second version in Vietnam war and third version Tamil-Srilankan war and its first conviction in history appears in Biblical story of ‘‘Samson and Delilah’’ (probably 1100 B.C). None of these are linked with Islamic history and even nowadays most of the Islam loving scholars of the world and the Muslim through out the world think that the enemies of Muslims are using it for mileage of Islam. Simply Islam is a religion of peace and harmony and, has rules and regulation for the practice of every sort of phenomenon prevailing in the dynamics of world, and specific authorities have been assigned to perform specific task.
(Nov 14, 2012).