An Affront to Islam


The devastating terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait by Islamic State-inspired groups in the sacred month of Ramadan exposed the doctrinal flaws in their so-called Islamic caliphate. The world is in dying need of absolute peace and justice for all mankind, and claiming to be God’s representative on earth while carrying out the massacre of innocent souls is an affront to the Islamic religion.

The worst thing is that the Quran from which ISIS has taken and perverted verses for criminal activities categorically states that killing of an innocent person is like the killing of the whole of mankind (Quran 5:33). What is more bizarre is that the prophet Muhammad was well-known to be among the most generous of all people, and he used to become even more generous in Ramadan. In the month of Ramadan, it becomes an ultimate resolution of Muslims to emulate the charitable deeds of the prophet to win the pleasure of God.

A true follower of Islam is required to refrain from hurting the feelings of anyone even with his tongue during this month much less resort to provocative violence. It would, therefore, be a huge mistake to attribute the atrocities of ISIS to the true Islamic teaching.

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Seidu Malik

Seidu Malik obtained his PhD in Pharmacy/Microbiology from the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia and worked in environmental microbiology as research associate for 2 years. Seidu was awarded the prestigious American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) postdoctoral fellowship for research work in molecular basis of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. From 2012 to 2014, he was at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a postdoctoral research associate where he worked on protein export systems in M. tuberculosis. Seidu is currently serving as a secretary pf Islamic Education for the RTP Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association.

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