ISIL Knows Nothing of Islam’s Message of Peaceful Coexistence

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SHAFAQNA- Speaking to IQNA, Sheikh Zolfaqar Kashifulqita referred to a verse in Surah al-Anbiya of the Quran “And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds,” (21:107), and said spreading peaceful coexistence among human beings is among the objectives and messages of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH).

He added that Ahl-ul-Byat (AS) also strived for promotion of peaceful existence.

Sheikh Kashifulqita said when this major dimension of Islam is disregarded (by such terrorist groups like ISIL), then the religion is distorted and the true message of Islam does not reach others.

Islam has a simple and easy plan for life that encourages human beings to exercise kindness, he stated.

The cleric added that extremists’ understanding of Islam is not based on reality because the sources they have are distorted and deviated.

Takfiris seek to advance their own agenda in the name of Islam and justify their actions by pretending to be Muslim, he underlined.

Sheikh Kashifulqita said the best way to counter the extremists’ agenda is to introduce the true Islam to people around the world.

He also said the ISIL’s deceitful propaganda that attracts some youths by drawing a positive picture of the group should be countered and the youth should learn about the true nature of the Takfiri terrorist group.

The ISIL Takfiri group made swift advances in much of northern and western Iraq in 2014, after capturing large swaths of northern Syria.

The militants have committed heinous crimes in the areas they have captured.

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