Don’t be duped by charlatans

2015-07-08 06:01

RECENT news articles are showing the false nature of the Islamic State (Isis). For example, I read that Isis is “giving away female sex slaves to followers who master the Qur’an”.

This irrational method of encouragement exposes the unIslamic nature of Isis.

Sadly, many religious followers have been duped by charlatans into practices alien to their respective religions.

In these days of moral chaos, people should not follow blindly their religious leaders, they need to distinguish between the fake and genuine religious scholars.

Sermons should be critically analysed to see if they are from the divine scriptures or from the biased and self-serving interpretation of the religious preacher.

I am also concerned with how a small but dangerously misguided group of people are so easily willing to kill in the name of Islam.

Agreed, for various reasons many Muslims are unhappy with the foreign policies of some countries, and some are even unhappy with their own leaders in the Middle East, but this does not mean that they should express their anger through violent and destructive means.

Regrettably, somehow charismatic leaders have convinced them into this violent behaviour to solve their grievances.

In this regard, the Qur’an warns vehemently against following impostors who claim the cloak of holiness but who, in reality, cause corruption and sow mischief on Earth.


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