It is strikingly intriguing that violence can spawn from religious understanding. This blog will release that understanding to shed light on the relationships between terror and religion. I have chose the pseudonym “victoriousbyterror” because of the following hadīṯ, the famous words of the Prophet Muhammad:
“Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand.” Abu Huraira added: Allah’s Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them).”
Reference: Sahih Bukhari – Volume 52 (Fighting in the Cause of Allah (Jihaad)), Book 4, Hadith 220.
Why This Should Interest You
How curious is it, in the current world of terror, that the final and most important Prophet of the religion of Islam, claimed himself to be made victorious through terror and violence?
Does it not intrigue you that holy warriors – the mujahideen – claim to fight on the side of God, in awe of the life of the Prophet Muhammad?
How on Earth is it possible that violence can be mediated through religion? Is religion not supposed to be our moral guide, directing us away from human suffering?
The link between religion to violence is the key to understanding modern-day terrorism and the observed trends in terrorism. Religion even holds ground on tackling this phenomena.
To answer these questions and more we must look at many fascinating subject areas.
We will look Islamic theology, Islamic eschatology, Islamism, Jihadism, religious radicalisation, and religious terrorism. You could say that the beginning of this journey will be highly specialised, leaning towards a very specific but crucially important segment of terrorism.
I will discuss a range of topics, in no particular order, from symbolism to doctrinal accuracy to religious authority. From terminology to differing concepts and observations. Each component is identifiably important to countering terrorist efforts worldwide and radicalisation pathways leading to violence.
How does religion provide the nutrients for terrorism? How does religion fertilize the environment that leads to terroristic violence in otherwise safe streets? Does Islam have a causal relationship with terrorism?
I hope to answer these questions and much more in upcoming posts, articles, and essays.
I hope you enjoy it, and most of all, I hope it fills the gap of knowledge and answers some of those previously held questions about Islamic terrorism. I also hope it challenges you and dispels previously held myths or misconceptions.
And once I answer these questions, I will widen the bracket of discussion and dive deep into other religious forms of radicalisation and terrorism, as well as taking a peak at terrorism more generally. If you have any questions or queries, contact me, see the links to my Facebook page and Twitter at the top-right of this page.
This blog is not aimed at insulting, offending, or bashing Muslims, nor Islam. The purpose is to analyse Islam through the lens of Islamic terrorism and Islamic supremacy.
I hope this blog educates both Muslims and non-Muslims.
You have been warned.This is an educational blog. Take your offense elsewhere.