“Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! Allah loves not aggressors.” Al-Qur’an 2:190
“And those who, when great wrong is done to them, defend themselves.” Al-Qur’an 42:39
Violence is a bad act and spread threat and other negative things that is prohibited in an Islamic society, the use of force to subdue others including killing. It may morally legitimate in front of many people views when killing of animals including birds for self protection or food obtaining food purposes. Even in the religions like Hinduism and Jainism and in the some sects of Buddhism animal killing prohibited too and in the eyes of law it is consider as a crime.
If we consider violence at the level of human it may divided into three categories
- Battle or War (in case of army committed violence against other army).
- War of liberation or freedom (type of violence that is organized by the civilians against operation or to replace one political system into another.
- Robbery, Murder or Vendetta (type of violence committed by the small group of people or individuals for personal revenge or to gain some purposes).
When we talk about Islam, the meaning of the religion is given as peace and Submission also. The present situation indeed creates the situation to ask the question, “violence in Islam?” a relevant one. In case of Islam violence is consider is an oxymoron; a meaningless phrase. It is due to the peaceful religion no doubt becomes the target of Anti-Islam forces, such as Christians, Zionists with all colors and shades, Fundamentalists, Russians, Hindu Fundamentalists and others too who consider their passion to the cherry-picked Quran verses to point out to convert the meaning of Islam into terrorism and violence not peace.
In Islam war was permitted by the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) only in the case after fifteen years to the purpose of peace against all of the aggression, When Anti-Islam forces trying to annihilate Islam, and then Prophet (s.a.w.w) gave permission to fight back.