Islam is a progressive religion

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Some people who say they are acting in the name of religion may misunderstand their religion or practice it wrongly. Islam as described in the Qur’an is a modern, enlightened, progressive religion. All forms of unnecessary acts of violence and unjust aggression are forbidden by Islam. The Qur’an orders people to be dignified, modest, trustworthy, kind, faithful, mature and responsive. On that account, duty of a believer is to apply these superior principles that Allah has decreed.

A Muslim educated in the fine moral teaching of the Qur’an, approaches everyone with the love that Islam expects. He shows respect for every idea. A Muslim lends beauty to the world and improves it. In societies composed of individuals such as this, there will be a higher civilization, a higher social morality, more joy, happiness, justice, security, abundance and blessings than in the most modern nations of the world today.

To state briefly, the religion of Islam and the moral teaching of the Qur’an are not the supporters of terrorism and the terrorists. Islam is a religion that came down to offer humanity a life filled with the peace and well-being in which God’s eternal mercy and compassion is manifested in the world.