Some have falsely concluded Muslims worship a moon god. This conclusion is based upon a falsehood that has been propagated by Dr. Robert A. Morey. A Christian apologist and pastor who has been very critical of Islam.
This falsehood like many others is based in complete ignorance. This can be ascertained from the fact that the Qur’an explicitly instructs believers NOT to prostrate to the sun or moon but rather the creator. The one who created the celestial bodies.
Qur’an 41:37 And of His signs are the night and day and the sun and moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostate to Allah , who created them, if it should be Him that you worship.
Arabic: ومن اياته الليل والنهار والشمس والقمر لا تسجدوا للشمس ولا للقمر واسجدوا لله الذي خلقهن ان كنتم اياه تعبدون
In Islam violence is not prohibited it is conditional. With the condition being that it is to be used against an aggressor or combatant. Which is someone who initiates fighting against a believer.
Qur’an 2:190 Fight in the way of Allah THOSE WHO FIGHT YOU but do not transgress limits. Indeed. Allah does not like transgressors.
Arabic:وَقَاتِلُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ الَّذِينَ يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ وَلَا تَعْتَدُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُعْتَدِينَ
Someone who initiates fighting against a believer puts him or her on the DEFENSE. The intent therefore, should always be to DEFEND ones-self or another. Which is the opposite of an unjust use of violence.
The Qur’an is not a textbook or manual but it does contain everything a believer needs in terms of his or her beliefs (iiman). Nothing is missing.
Qur’an 7:52 We have given them a scripture that is fully detailed, with knowledge, guidance, and mercy for the people who believe.
Arabic: وَلَقَدْ جِئْنَاهُم بِكِتَابٍ فَصَّلْنَاهُ عَلَىٰ عِلْمٍ هُدًى وَرَحْمَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ
Qur’an 6:115 The word of your Lord is complete, in truth and justice. Nothing shall abrogate His words. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.
Arabic: وَتَمَّتْ كَلِمَتُ رَبِّكَ صِدْقًا وَعَدْلًا لَّا مُبَدِّلَ لِكَلِمَاتِهِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ
Software engineer recently did a textual analysis of religious texts and found the Bible contains more references to killing and destruction than the Qur’an.
Mr. Anderson, the Engineer who conducted the analysis, states: “Killing and destruction are referenced slightly more often in the New Testament (2.8%) than in the Quran (2.1%), but the Old Testament clearly leads—more than twice that of the Quran—in mentions of destruction and killing (5.3%).”
It should be noted that violence in the Qur’an, contextually, is always in references to a just use of violence and said analysis did take this into account.