Islam 's Views On Islam Essay

1493 Words May 24th, 2016 null Page
Feisal Abdul Rauf, an activist and the author of Moving The Mountain, once stated, "Our enemy is not Islam. Islam is not the enemy of America; Americans are not the enemy of Islam. Our real enemy is extremism and radicalism" ("Islam").1 Throughout his speech, he addresses the religious discrimination against Islam and convinces the millions of Americans that they should not have animosity against Islam but bigotry and intolerance. Individual 's perspective on Islam and its believers has been pessimistic especially after the 9/11 terrorism. One reason why non-Muslims believe it is reasonable to identify Islam as an enemy is due to faulty thinking, or what they call it as misconception. Misconceptions of Islam such as the belief restricts a certain group of people 's rights, spreads the idea of terrorism along with unjustifiable marriage mislead the image of the religion. To begin with, one of the most well-known misconceptions of Islam is that its belief forces the believers to restrict women 's rights. The idea which Islamic beliefs, with its sacred scripture, inhibit the rights of women is inaccurate. Qur 'an, Islam 's sacred scripture, addresses, "It is He who created you from one soul and created from it its mate that he might dwell in security with her. And when he covers her, she carries a light burden and continues therein. And when it becomes heavy, they both invoke Allah, their Lord.." (Qur 'an, Al-A 'raf 7:189).2 Through the passage, Qur 'an highlights that it is…

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