Do Muslims worship Muhammad?
No. Muslims do not worship Muhammad
(Pbuh) or any other prophets. Muslims believe
in all prophets including Adam, Noah,
Abraham, David, Solomon, Moses and Jesus.
Muslims believe that Muhammad (Pbuh) was
the last of the prophets.They believe that God
alone is to be worshiped, not any human being.
Does Islam promote violence and terrorism?
No. Islam is a religion of peace and submission
and stresses on the sanctity of human life. A
verse in the Qur’an says, [Chapter 5, verse 32],
that "anyone who saves one life, it is as if he has
saved the whole of mankind and anyone who has
killed another person (except in lieu of murder
or mischief on earth) it is as if he has killed the
whole of mankind." Islam condemns all the
violence which happened in the Crusades, in
Spain, inWW II, or by acts of people like the
Rev. Jim Jones, David Koresh, Dr. Baruch
Goldstein, or the atrocities committed in Bosnia
by the Christian Serbs.
Anyone who is doing violence is not practicing
his religion at that time. However, sometimes
violence is a human response of oppressed
people as it happens in Palestine. Although this is
wrong, they think of this as a way to get
attention.There is a lot of terrorism and violence
in areas where there is no Muslim presence. For
example, in Ireland, South Africa, Latin
America, and Sri Lanka.
Sometimes the violence is due to a struggle
between those who have with those who do not
have, or between those who are oppressed with
those who are oppressors.We need to find out
why people become terrorists. Unfortunately, the
Palestinians who are doing violence are called
terrorists, but not the armed Israeli settlers when
they do the same sometimes even against their
own people. As it turned out to be in theOklahoma City bombing, sometimes Muslims
are prematurely blamed even if the terrorism is
committed by non-Muslims. Sometimes those
who want Peace and those who oppose Peace can
be of the same religion.