Terrorism Is Condemned
It’s very common for many people to link Islam with suicide bombings, terrorism and acts of violence. Even though there are many other religious extremist organizations within different faiths, Islam is always in the limelight.
Not only does it lead to misconceptions being made, buts sparks hatred amongst those who are Muslims and those who are not.
Islam condemns terrorism and extremism in any form. Jihad as many people like to call it, means to ‘struggle’ or ‘strive’, not ‘holy war’ as many people (especially Islamophobes) claim.
The only reasons in which Islam permits fighting is in self-defense, and in the cause of God when Muslims stand in the face of oppression and injustice against them.
‘Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just.’ Quran: 60:8
As for suicide bombings, they are an act of grave unforgiving sin. As the Quran clearly states:
‘…nor kill (or destroy) yourselves: for verily Allah hath been to you Most Merciful. If any (one) does that in rancour and injustice,― soon shall We cast him into the Fire: and easy it is for Allah.’ Quran: 4:29-30