Is Islam to Blame for Violent Groups? | Animation

Nazir Khan

Dr. Nazir Khan is a Director of Research at Yaqeen Institute. He is a physician, volunteer imam, and consultant for the Manitoba Islamic Association's Fiqh (Religious Affairs) Committee. He has memorized the Qur’an and received traditional certification (ijazah) in the study of the Qur’an, Hadith and Islamic theology (aqeedah).

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History shows that violence does not come from any religious teachings. But if religion does not teach violence, where do violent groups come from?

This video explains how violent groups emerged and how they misuse religion to further their agendas.

Adapted from Dr. Nazir Khan’s paper “Forever on Trial – Islam and the Charge of Violence.”