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1. Islam arrived to bring peace to the chaotic pre-Islamic period in Mecca, where idolatry and immorality were the main characteristics embraced by the idol worshippers during that period. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) received the message of Allah (swt) through Angel Jibraeel at the cave of Hira in the mountain of Jabal an-Nour.
Angel Jibraeel commanded the Prophet to recite the the first lines of chapter 96 of the Holy Quran and this experience was narrated at Chapter 53, verses 4-9, which reads as follows:
“It is no less than inspiration sent down to him:
He was taught by one Mighty in Power,
Endued with Wisdom: for he appeared (in stately form);
While he was in the highest part of the horizon:
Then he approached and came closer,
And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer;”
2. The Prophet Muhammad did not use the sword to spread the message of Islam to the people of Mecca. But instead of accepting the revelation of the Holy Quran, the pre-Islamic Meccans, who refused to change their immoral lifestyle plotted to murder the Prophet and his companions. If there were wars related to the task placed on him by dear Allah (swt), it was for life-preservation. Those wars were for self-defense in the name of Islam.
3. Misquoted verses of the Holy Quran were taken out of context. Please be reminded that those verses were recorded during the battles between the Prophet and his companions and those who wanted them killed as a sign of protest that there is only one God and that is dear Allah (swt).
4. Anti-Islam groups will always find discrepancy against Islam hence it would be best if you will ask a true believer of Islam before you assume that what you read against Islam is the sole truth. Give Muslims the chance to tell you the truth.