Muslims have been called to remember Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) message of non-violence.
The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy at the McLean Center Professor Karim Crow says for the first 15 years of his mission the prophet never advocated for violence or taught a military response to attacks on him or the persecution of his followers. He adds that Islam’s last Prophet was able to establish a state in Medina through non-violence.
Professor Crow was speaking as the Taliban militant group has once again seized control of Afghanistan. It has said that it will restore the so-called Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Under that rule between 1996 – 2001 the Taliban imposed an oppressive system on Afghan citizens under the guise of Islam. Later, groups with similar ideology emerged waging a bloodletting and terror campaign on the people of Syria and Iraq. These terror outfits are believed to have risen with the aid of the US and its allies in the Middle East.