• Yes it is

    Most Muslims are good people who would never harm an innocent person. Some bad people give all Muslims a bad name just like how McVeigh gave all Christians a bad name when me bombed Oklahoma City though people were less judgmental of Christians after that event. Islam is peaceful. Anyone who harms and innocent person is not a true muslim.

  • Islam is the most peaceful

    Islam teaches one not to kill the innocent. It is forbidden to murder someone. It is in the Quran and the hadith. It is the most peaceful religion the world has ever seen. It is peaceful. It is very peaceful. It will always be peaceful. It is the best religion

  • Yes, Islaam Is Inherently Peaceful.

    Sure, Islaam may call for war against the disbelievers. But people fight for many things, and can you honestly tell me, under the assumption that God exists, that fighting for God is below fighting for land, oil, greed, and all the like? No, you can't.

    As far as terrorism goes? No, that is not Islaam, and that is clear to most Muslims. And to anyone who does some sincere studying of Islaam.

    Narrated By 'Abdullah : During some of the Ghazawat of the Prophet a woman was found killed. Allah's Apostle disapproved the killing of women and children. : Narrated By Ibn 'Umar : During some of the Ghazawat of Allah's Apostle a woman was found killed, so Allah's Apostle forbade the killing of women and children. : Ibn `Abbas says: The Messenger of Allah, when dispatching his troops, would tell them, ” ..Do not behave treacherously, nor misappropriate war-booty, nor mutilate [those whom you kill], nor kill children, nor the people in cloisters.” (Musnad Ahmad, Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

    Wait a minute, but isn't this exactly what groups like al-Qaeda do? Yes it is. Obviously going against the clear teachings of God and His messenger, no? If you're a Muslim and disagree, you're a deviant. If you're a non-Muslim and disagree, you're ignorant.

    History shows that non-Muslims lived under very peaceful rule during the early periods. By far it was better than being under Christian rule. Take the Jews for instance, they loved Islaamic rule over Christian.

    Islaam is peaceful to an extent. It's as peaceful, if not a bit more, than any other religion or state.

  • Yes they are!

    The Islamic group are very peaceful. Speak to any of your Islamic friends, they will tell you that they don't believe in any of the radicals in Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan. They have their beliefs as so do other religions. I agree that most of them get "over the top" when Muhammad is "offended". They just need to work on that and they will be just like any other religious group. Be it catholic or Jewish.

  • Yes!

    The Islam religion, by all means, is peaceful. Islam haters just say that stuff because of 9/11. But let me get this straight: That was a group of EXTREMIST Muslims, NOT regular Muslims. A total of 64 Muslim people were killed in 9/11, so they suffered, too. The whole point of the Islam faith is to inform people via the Koran about morals of life. Anyone who thinks that all Muslims are bad is just being a racist fool.

  • This should't be a debate.

    Islam in its practice is very peaceful. To say it is not is plain ignorant. The religion itself has seen quite the amount of flack in recent years but passion in its believers does not equal aggressive behavior. Their are those who follow Islam but branch off into more extreme branches of its religion. Just like how Catholicism is a form of Christianity.

  • Yes, Islam is a peaceful religion.

    When practiced the way it was intended to be practiced, Islam is a peaceful religion. Just like any other group, Islam has extremists, who twist the message to condone their violent behavior. Christianity has been twisted in the same manner by some extremists. Any religion is only as peaceful as it's members.

  • Yes.

    Islam is a set of practices and beliefs about helping others, doing well for oneself and their family, and promoting good things within a society. Islam, just like most religious practices, have been tarnished by individuals looking for an excuse to hurt other people and other groups. We can see this in most religion's histories including genocides, enslavement, and taking over a society for their 'own good'.

  • Anything can be peaceful

    Religions are based around groups of people and any religion can be practiced peacefully. There are many people who practice Islam who never do violence and who condemn violence. It is not fair to define a religion by the people who only do wrong. Given that logic we believe that Christians are no better than the Crusaders.

  • For you who says Islam is not peaceful in its doctrine.

    There are certain verses in the Quran, which convey injunctions similar to the following: ‘Kill them wherever you find them.’ (2:191)

    Referring to such verses, there are some who attempt to give the impression that Islam is a religion of war and violence. This is totally untrue. Such verses relate in a restricted sense, to those who have unilaterally attacked the Muslims. The above verse does not convey the general command of Islam.

    The truth of the matter is that the Quran was not revealed in the complete form in which it exists today. It was revealed from time to time, according to the circumstances, over a time span of 23 years. If this is divided into years of war and peace, the period of peace amounts to 20 years, while that of war amounts only to 3 years. The revelations during these 20 peaceful years were the peaceful teachings of Islam as are conveyed in the verses regarding the realization of God, worship, morality, justice, etc.

    This division of commands into different categories is a natural one and is found in all religious books. For instance, the Gita, the holy book of the Hindus, pertains to wisdom and moral values. Yet along with this is the exhortation of Krishna to Arjun, encouraging him to fight. (3:30) This does not mean that believers in the Gita should wage wars all the time. Gandhiji, after all, derived his philosophy of non-violence from the same Gita. The exhortation to wage war in the Gita applies only to exceptional cases where circumstances leave no choice. But for general day-to-day existence it gives the same peaceful commands as derived from it by Mahatma Gandhi.

    Similarly, Jesus Christ said: “Do not think that I came to bring peace on Earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” (Matthew, Chapter 10)

    It would not be right to conclude that the religion preached by Christ was one of war and violence, for such utterances relate purely to particular occasions. So far as general life is concerned, Christ taught peaceful values, such as the building up of a good character, loving each other, helping the poor and needy, etc.

    The same is true of the Quran. When the Prophet of Islam emigrated from Makkah to Madinah, the idolatrous tribes were aggressive towards him. But the Prophet always averted their attacks by the exercise of patience and the strategy of avoidance. However on certain occasions no other options existed, save that of retaliation. Therefore, he had do battle on certain occasions. It was these circumstances, which occasioned those revelations relating to war. These commands, being specific to certain circumstances, had no general application. They were not meant to be valid for all time to come. That is why; the permanent status of the Prophet has been termed a ‘mercy for all mankind.’ (21:107)

  • Islam is not peaceful in its doctrine.

    Islam is not a religion of peace according to its holy book, the Koran. Of course, practicing Islam does not necessarily make a person violent, as there are plenty of people who are peaceful and practice this religion. However, the Koran advocates the murder of those who do not accept Islam. Any religion that advocates genocide and forced obedience is not a peaceful religion.

  • Seriously is this even a question

    Islam is all about intolerance. Terrorist are able to prove this by qouting over 35 koran verses that prove they are justified through the koran. It is true that most muslims are peaceful, but that doesnt mean that the theology is. Think about it! If I said this message everday on the streets, some guy would shoot me. Wake up america! Sharia law says to stone homosexuals. Sharia law undermines women! Sharia law supports the death of infidels(non muslims).
    Just read one verse I picked out while reading the koran:
    Quran 8:39 "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued".

  • Definitely Not Peaceful

    As an agnostic atheist I find that, like the Abrahamic religions, Islam's main teachings and ideas are far from peaceful. Yes, there are 'moderate' Muslims who do not follow the many violent and prejudiced instructions in the Koran, but that does not excuse the fact that the Koran is explicit in encouraging violence. One example would be 'Those that deny God's revelations shall be sternly punished; God is mighty and capable of revenge. (3:5). It's direct teachings like this that gives inspiration to jihadists and Islamists. The Koran and Hadith consistently establish grounds for intolerance and religious conflict.

  • Islam is not a religion of peace, unless you're a Muslim.

    Muslims say it teaches peace. But I've read the Koran and it teaches to kill the infidel. In many verses it commands to kill and harm the unbeliever. I've asked Muslims about these scriptures and their response is that they don't have the religious authority to explain the scriptures. All they know is its a peaceful religion. I had numerous discussions with them and I think it's messed up how Muslims who think it's peaceful deny the words that are written in there Koran. Either they are ignorant or just doing what the Koran teaches, to deceive everyone and get them when they least expect it.

  • Islam is not a religion of peace, unless you're a Muslim.

    Muslims say it teaches peace. But I've read the Koran and it teaches to kill the infidel. In many verses it commands to kill and harm the unbeliever. I've asked Muslims about these scriptures and their response is that they don't have the religious authority to explain the scriptures. All they know is its a peaceful religion. I had numerous discussions with them and I think it's messed up how Muslims who think it's peaceful deny the words that are written in there Koran. Either they are ignorant or just doing what the Koran teaches, to deceive everyone and get them when they least expect it.

  • If you are judging Islam by the Quran and Hadith, it definitely does NOT promote peace.

    Jihad is mentioned throughout all islamic texts including the Quran as an "external" struggle (slaying unbelievers). It is not for self-defense or in response to persecution, but for the cause of advancing the religion.

    Don't take my word for it... Just read. If you can find out the meanings of these words, which are important to understand when reading verses from the Quran or hadith in their full context, you will figure out how tolerant and peaceful Islam is: abrogation, taqqiya, dar al-harb, houri.

    All these terms were used in some way by the Prophet when he waged wars to spread islam.

  • Of course not.

    Islam is by nature a hateful religion. There is no doubt Muhammad,the holy prophet of Islam, was a violent, blood-thirsty murderer ( The Shari'a teaches that if you catch a thief, you must cut his/her hand off as a form of punishment. Sadly, even in the year 2013, Muslim countries continue to enforce this backwards law. Also, I have read the Koran and it says to kill the non-believers wherever you find them (2:191) and to punish the non-believers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies (22:19) . This form of barbaric torture and killing is something exclusive to the Koran, ladies and gentlemen.

  • Islam is not peaceful!

    You people are drinking the kool-aid if you think Islam is a religion of peace. Someone has to be right and its not the war God of Islam. If you people spent as much time learning about the bible as you did any other hobby or interest you may have, you would realize that it is a integrated message from outside our time domain. So don't worry if you don't get it right. Its just your soul youre speculating with.

  • Of course not

    Islam suggests that you should murder people for adultery, homosexuality, apostacy (becoming an infidel), blasphemy, theft, etc, as well as mutilating the genitals of unwilling children and forcefully marrying women through coercion. How on earth is this a peaceful ideology? Jihad is another reason, and the doctrine of eternal hellfire for infidels is also a huge indication of sadism within Islam.

  • No, But Neither Is It Violent

    Islam is not specifically peaceful nor specifically violent. It depends on the beliefs and practices of the Muslims in question. To say "Islam is peaceful" would be false since it suggests that all Muslims and all interpretations of the Quran are peaceful, but they're not. Neither are they all violent. Some are peaceful and some are not.

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