With their sustained campaign of murders and kidnappings, the members of Boko Haram conduct themselves in a manner that could barely be more alien to the Prophet Muhammad teachings.Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia's grand mufti, Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, declared Boko Haram was "set up to smear the image of Islam." The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the world's largest bloc of Muslim countries, told the Associated Press that violent extremists like Boko Haram "not only disavow their Islam, but their humanity."It's always dangerous to generalize about a faith observed by 1.6 billion people - there's a lot of room for interpretation between that many people - but it's clear that Boko Haram's atrocities go against the mainstream teachings of Islam.Let’s start with our own bodies to understand this phenomenon.We are composed of billions of unique cells but most certainly we can see that our bodies have several different organs, and all of them have to work together for us to live a normal life.You may be surprised to learn the subject of Divorce - is also mentioned and dealt with in very clear terms, to insure that it does not happen except with due consideration and proper representation and insurance of rights for both parties.Marriage in Islam is a beautiful way for two people to bring together their families, heritage and culture for the purpose of bringing more little Muslims into the world, in love, commitment and dedication to Allah, His Book, His prophet, peace be upon him, and surrender to Him in peace (Islam).
Even if the conditions for jihad are met, the Prophet Muhammad banned targeting non-combatants . In February, the group killed over 50 schoolboys, opening fire on a boarding school in northeastern Nigeria before burning it down.The official name of Boko Haram, the Nigerian group apparently responsible for the kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls, is Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad .That translates into English as "People Committed to the Propogation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad." The name is wholly inappropriate.Here are five reasons why Boko Haram's actions are fundamentally un-Islamic:1. In the local Hausa language, "Boko Haram" translates roughly as "Western education is forbidden." In 2012, the group began targeting government schools with home-made firebombs.Over the last two years, reports Amnesty International, attacks by armed groups have forced over 60 schools in northern Nigeria to close, with Boko Haram claiming responsibility for some of the attacks.Researching the matrimonial sites, out of 1000 Muslim women, only 30% of them over the age of 50 have listed Islam as their religion, the rest have called them spiritual but not religious, and add that religion is no bar to them.