Religion and Violence (Special Folder)

Although all religions are against violence, fingers are often pointed at religion as the main cause of violence and terrorism.

Religion is often regarded as a set of rules and regulations that govern one's relation with God and with fellow human beings. Some argue that humanity is good by nature and doesn't need "religion" that restricts freedoms.

 Although all religions are against violence and promote peace, fingers are often pointed at religion as the main cause of violence and terrorism. Extremists in all religions fail to fully grasp the true teachings of their religion, and try to apply their own version.


Islam lays a set of fundamental rights that are to be granted to a human being, without any discrimination as to race, religion, or sex. In this human context, Islam's message is unitary and comprehensive, giving the same concern to the affairs related to non-Muslims as it does to the affairs related to Muslims.

It also calls for special consideration to be accorded to non-Muslims as minorities living in Muslim countries concerning their safety, possessions, freedom of belief, and so on.


Read our special coverage on the role religion plays in limiting violence and assuring rights for all God's creation.


Does Religion Legitimize Violence?

Jesus, Violence and Islam

Peaceful Harmony… or Violent Intolerance?

It is Politics, Not Religion, that Teaches Hate

Why Does Evil Exist?

Does Islam Advocate Hatred?

The Bible, the Quran and Violence

Violence in the Quran

The True, Peaceful Face of Islam


Human Rights in Islam

Human Rights in Islam (Q&A)

Does Islam Promote Killing Innocent People?

Muslims Essential Criterion: "Human"

Preserving a Human Soul

Safeguarding Human Life in Islam

Rights of Citizens in an Islamic State

Human Rights in the Quran (Part 3)

Human Rights in Islam

Does Islam Oppress Women? My Friend Asks

Islamic Treatment of Non-Combatants

Freedom of Religion

Religious Tolerance in Muslim History

Religious Tolerance in Islam

Tolerance Between Islam and the Muslims

Quran: A Racist Book or a Global Message?

Islamic View of the Universe


How Islam Views Non-Muslims

Non-Muslims under Islamic State

Does Islam Punish Non-Muslims?

Muslim View of Jews and Christians

Fight My Non-Muslim Family and Friends?

Killing non-Muslims

Fighting Non-Muslims During Peace

Islam and Killing of Infidels

Did Islam Grow By Killing Non-Believers?

Muslims & Non-Muslims: An Inevitable Clash?

Destiny of Non-Muslims

Manners with Non-Muslims

How Is Islamic Law Applied to Non-Muslims?

Rights of Citizens in an Islamic State


Islamic Stance on Terrorism

A Time to Define Terrorism

Any Teachings to Justify Terror?

Islam and Terrorism

Supporting Terrorism?

Helping Fellow Students Understand that Islam is Not Terrorism

A Qur'anic Perspective on Terrorism


The Meaning of Jihad and Fighting in Islam

 "Jihad"… What Does it Mean?

Jihad, not... a "Holy" War!

Explaining verses about Jihad

New Christian Jihad

Monitoring Our Inner Jihad

The Different Meanings of Jihad

Jihad of the Average Muslim

Understanding Lesser and Greater Jihad

Jihad and Shari`ah in the Life of the Average Muslim

Jihad and Justice with Non-Muslims

Killing the “Other”…

Killing the “other” to please the “LORD”!

Understanding the Context of "Fighting" Verses

Fighting Verses in the Quran

Understanding the Context of "Fighting Hadiths"


Islamic Stance on Suicide Bombings

Striking Terror in the Hearts Through Suicides?

Commentary on "suicide" Bombers

Suicide: An Islamic Stand

Punishment for Suicide Bombing


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