Islam: Is Islam A Religion Of Peace?

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Introduction
The message that is prevalent in this current culture is that Islam is a religion of peace. This is the predominant issue that is being researched in this paper. Is Islam a religion of peace or is it a religion of war? With a carful analysis of the history and doctrine of this ideology, an answer to this question can be clearly seen.
History
Islam is on the rise throughout the world. Noah Feldman writes, “By 1995 it was estimated that there were between 4.6 million and 5 million Muslims in the United States and Canada.” Islam has been one of the fastest growing religions in the world.
Muhammad al-Jahiliya was born in Mecca in 570 AD. His father was a part of the Quraysh tribe. His father died before Muhammad was born and his mother died when he was only six years old. Muhammad was raised by his grandfather and later by his uncle. Muhammad eventually met a wealthy woman that was fifteen
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As with many new religions, their standard is based on Christianity in some form or fashion. Because Muhammad’s early days in Mecca were surrounded by Christians and Jews, many of his earliest influences were from these faiths. Therefore, it is no mystery why Islam has its basis in Christian or Jewish thought. A few of Islam’s major doctrines will be described below. The Quran is the holy scripture that was given from Allah to Muhammad from December 22, 609 AD till his death in 632 AD. The word Quran or Koran Justo González says literally means “the recitation”. It is considered the greatest work of literature in the Arabic language. The chapters of the Quran are called suras, and the verses are called ayahs. The Quran was not compiled until after Muhammad’s death. Then it was put into the form it is today but lacks any organization or structure. The Quran includes divine messages revealed to Muhammad covering the entire period of history from Adam to

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