I write in response to the letter titled “Muslim in Samoa writes” published in your newspaper. Mr Qamar, let me point your attention to the personal internal conflicts and contradictions faced by many Muslims around the world.
We in Samoa do understand Islam’s message very well and there is no misunderstanding because that is why there are only a few that have been deceived. You claim to be an Imam and therefore you should know that what you are saying is in direct conflict with the Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him, and his teachings and doctrines.
You claim to advocate for peace, “We advocate and believe that Islam is a religion of peace, as the name suggests.” If you are an Imam, then your statement is your first direct challenge against your own prophet’s message. ISIS follows the teachings of Mohammad to the letter. Violent and irrational. There is no other example to follow in Islam than the example of Mohammad peace be upon him. Here is what the Quran says:
Quran 2: 191. And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah is worse than killing. And fight not with them at Al-Masjid-al-Haram (the sanctuary at Makkah), unless they (first) fight you there. But if they attack you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers. 192. But if they cease, then Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. 193. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah) and (all and every kind of) worship is for Allah (Alone). But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)
So your claim as being an advocate of peace suggests that you are a minority in Islamic doctrine or thinking but the reality remains that Islam is not a religion of peace. The Quran confirms that. The Bible on the other hand was violent also in its historical base but the difference is that the message of Jesus is about love. Mohammad? Conquer and submit the non believers by fear.
The Quran directly discourages friendship between believers and non-believers. Quran 3:28. Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Auliya (supporters, helpers, friends, etc.) instead of the believers, and whoever does that will never be helped by Allah in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them. And Allah warns you against Himself (His Punishment), and to Allah is the final return.
Bukhari Volume 3, Book 49, Number 857: Narrated Um Kulthum bint Uqba: That she heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar.”
In other words, lying is fine in Islam. These are respected sources of Islam and it encourages lying and deceit to achieve Allah’s course. So my question to you is, is what you are saying as a religion of peace a lie to deceive non believers, as the Quran directly disagrees with you? If you are an Imam, then you are either lying through your teeth to deceive non-believers or you don’t know prophet Mohammad’s violent message. If you had studied the history of Mohammad, then you would have noticed how violent his life was. Like his life, his death was just the same poisoned by a Jewish woman.
I challenge you to read trusted historical sources to get a better understanding of facts. Historical facts, regardless of source confirmed Jesus died on the cross and was crucified. The only book that said Jesus wasn’t crucified was the Quran, 600 years after the death of Christ. Any reasonable researcher would rather trust historical facts and sources than a book by an illiterate person.
Claiming to be an advocate for peace is admirable but Islamic doctrines demand lying for Allah and death to the infidel. The Quran confirmed that. So, Samoa fully understands Islam contrary to your claim. You cannot go any higher than the Quran, Hadiths, and Bukhari as Islamic sources.