Maulana Wahiduddin Khan on Tackling Terrorism
Please note: Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is a Delhi-based Islamic scholar. He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is given in the Quran in these words: ‘Peace is the best’. (4:128)
Sufis have adopted this formula of Quran, which they call: Sulh-e-kul. It means ‘Peace with all’.
There is a verse in the Quran: ‘Don’t be extremist in your religion’. (4: 171)
A Quranic verse says that: ‘Whoever killed one single innocent human being should be looked upon as though he had killed all mankind (5:32),’
Terrorism is an international menace. Everyone condemns it but the question is: How to cope with terrorism? I would like to give the answer to this question in brief. First of all, we have to define what is terrorism. In Islam, only one kind of war is permissible, that is defensive war. This holds true only when the war becomes a necessity.