Islam: Islam And The Misconceptions Of Islam

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With recent uproar of the influx of Muslims into western society, there has many misconceptions of what the Islamic faith is truly about. Moreover, it seems that the mere mention of the words; Islam, Muslim, or Qur’an can bring about emotional thoughts of fear and hatred. However, after taking the time to read the Qur’an and listening to class lectures I will put forth an effort to illustrating that it is not the Qur’an or the religion itself that is the root of this act. On the contrary, it is certain extreme group’s interpretation of these readings. I have found that the Qur’an appears to be a book that teaches peace, love, and forgiveness. However nowadays, the perception of Islam continues to be one of hate and terror so I will attempt …show more content…
Such as they each have just one God to worship in their own way, their own worship days, and their own prayer times. However, one of the biggest misconceptions that westerners have about the Islamic faith is that Christians want to believe that Muslims hold Muhammad as revered as they do Jesus. They believe Muslims worship Muhammad in the same manner as they worship Jesus, while I have found through the lectures and the selected readings of the Qur’an that Muhammad was only a messenger of Allah. He was only a prophet, one that was chosen to bring Allah’s word to the people. Muhammad was not to be celebrated as someone equal to Allah to dispute these western beliefs. Nevertheless, despite such a significant similarities between the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths, “You will find that the people most hostile towards the believers are the Jews and the polytheists. And you will find that the nearest in affection towards the believers are those who say, “We are Christians.” That is because among them are priests and monks, and they are not arrogant.” (Surah 5:82). I found that this a powerful verse which despite all the western beliefs that Muslims have no tolerance or like towards Christians. This verse clearly contradicts

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