Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Is Islam to Blame for Violent Groups? | Animation

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.”

Nazir Khan

Dr. Nazir Khan MD FRCPC ​is the President of Yaqeen Canada and the Director of Research Strategy at Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. He is a Neuroradiologist and Assistant Professor at McMaster University. He has also served as an Imam for many years and has memorized the Qur’an and received traditional certification (​ijāzah​) in the study of the Qur’an, Ḥadith and Islamic theology (ʿ​aqīdah​) from various scholars across North America. He has taught Qur’anic studies classes, workshops, and seminars and is a consultant for the Manitoba Islamic Association Fiqh Committee. Dr. Khan completed his residency at the University of Manitoba and fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology at the University of Calgary. His expertise in both medical sciences and Islamic theology uniquely positions him to address challenging contemporary questions regarding faith, reason, and science.