By Yahiya Emerick
Islam could be the such a lot misunderstood religion in background. such a lot folks research little or not anything approximately Islam at school; in truth, our wisdom of Muslims might be limited to information reviews at the heart East and Louis Farrakhan. Surprise--the overwhelming majority of Muslims are usually not Arabs, the Muslim Allah is especially a lot the "one God" Christians and Jews think in, a few of the clinical and clinical concepts we take without any consideration have been handed on through Muslims, and the preferred myths approximately Muslims usually have little to do with the genuine ideals of Islam. the total Idiot's Guide(R) to realizing Islam unearths attention-grabbing evidence approximately Islam; they settle for either the outdated and New Testaments as holy books and settle for Moses and Jesus as prophets. The ebook deals pointers on Muslim tradition, genuine charges from the Qur'an, the Prophet Muhammad, and admired students, and solutions to questions concerning daily life from the Muslim viewpoint.
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Thus Shaytan seeks to pull us away from God. He does this by goading us into seeking ever greater physical pleasure and ignoring our fitrah, or inner inclination to seek our Creator. Stepping Up to the Plate When we discard the life-is-a-big-party attitude and begin to pay attention to our fitrah, we receive a flash of insight, a deep thought. Here is the chance to enter into the second level of our soul’s development, the Accusing Self. Now the big questions come flooding in: Why am I here? What’s it all for?
For 10 Chapter 1 ➤ Why Has Islam Become So Important? example, the conversion rate of African Americans to Islam has remained steady since the days of Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam. As the number of converts rises, so does the general acceptance of Islam in the African-American community as a viable life choice. America now sports over a million African American converts to Islam alone. Caucasian women who marry Muslim immigrants often convert to the faith, either before or after marriage, and it is estimated that there are over 200,000 such converts in North America today.
Eral speech of God as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. The word Qur’an means The Reading. Ask the Imam Never use the term Mohammedanism to refer to Islam. It is considered offensive to Muslims because it implies that Muslims worship Muhammad. Western academics, who coined this term, were merely following a familiar pattern: Christ worshipper = Christian, Buddha worshipper = Buddhist. But Islam does not teach the worship of Muhammad. Islam views him as a man who was given a mission to teach people about God.