This book, first written right after the 9/11 attacks, explained with verses from the Qur’an, the practices of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and examples from Islamic history that Islam denounces terrorism. It explained that religion commands love, mercy and peace, that true religion can by no means countenance terrorism. However, terrorist attacks continued after 9/11, and spread to other countries.
Especially in recent years, radical groups are getting stronger with new recruits joining them from all around the world. This forces political, academic, and religious leaders to look for solutions to terrorism, to understand its causes and to work out the steps that should be taken. They now try to understand real Islam and determine ways to end terrorism with solutions from within the Islamic world.
The ideological struggle against terror has shown that radical interpretations, which consist of superstitions that were added to Islam later and justify terrorist actions, were behind many terrorist attacks. This expanded edition of the book includes the sources of terrorism that result from this bigoted view of religion and how it needs to be countered intellectually.