Religious Extremism In Islam

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Remedies for religious extremism in Islam
After having discussed the causes, types and effects of extremism from an Islamic perspective, we will now look at the different tasks we can do as an individual and a society as a whole, to combat extremism that exists currently and to prevent such deviation that could arise in the future. In his report, ‘A Decade Lost: Rethinking Radicalisation and Extremism’, about the terrorism preventive measures being taken by the UK, Professor Arun Kundnani finishes off with steps that the government body could take to tackle extremism. As much as it is important to review the societal and economic conditions regulated by the government bodies, just as much importance should be given to every individual them
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A balanced approach as such is vital for a comprehensive treatment of the cancer that affects the Muslim society and the world in its entirety.
Before one tries to suggest a remedy for extremism, it is essential to ensure that they are taking a balanced, just and open minded approach. If no such self-examination is taken, it is very likely that the person falls into danger of being extremist themselves. Firstly, it is important to make sure no exaggeration is made when showcasing the extremist phenomenon. When it is blown out of proportion, it gives rise to unneeded alarm and terror from the public. It also distorts facts and so rulings against extremists become unjust. Secondly, it is very common to see an unjust condemning of religious extremism. There are two sides to extremism. But is often only the youth who are extra religious that get the criticism but not the youth who are lax in their religious commitments. This partiality is against the
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For example, the obligations are ranked into Fard, which takes precedence over the Wajib, which takes precedence over the Sunnah, which takes precedence over the mustahabb. And the prohibitions are ranked into the makruh tanzihan, which are actions merely undesirable, followed by the makruh tahriman, which are actions undesirable nearly to the level of forbiddance, followed by the mustahabihat, which are actions when committed cause him or her to fall into wrongdoing, followed by lastly, the haram al-sarih, which are the actions explicitly forbidden in the Quran and Sunnah. Muslim youth should also realize that not everyone has the ability to live the ideal Islamic life. One could have limitations and certain circumstances that prevent them from living this life and the youth should be tolerant of

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