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April 8, 2014 Misconception #5: The cultural practices of all Muslims are Islamic Misconception #5: The cultural practices of all Muslims are Islamic November 23, 2008   In this final, concluding piece on Misconceptions about Islam an...
April 8, 2014 Misconception #4: Muslims spread Islam by violence and Muslims do not tolerate other faiths The set of false beliefs that Islam is inherently violent, that Muhammad spread Islam by the sword and Muslims are intolerant of other faiths hurts Muslims deeply. This misconception is the root of hatred directed at Islam ...
April 8, 2014 Misconception #3: Islam Oppresses Women The stereotypical image of a Muslim woman portrayed in the media is that of a woman hidden behind a veil, voiceless, silent figure, and without any rights. Contrary to this stereotype, Muslims believe that women's right...
April 8, 2014 Misconception #2: Muhammad was the founder of Islam, and Muslims worship him Muhammad (peace be upon him - pbuh) was born in Mecca in the year 570 A.D. Since his father died before his birth and his mother shortly afterwards, he was raised by his uncle from the respected tribe of Quraysh. As he grew...
April 8, 2014 Misconception #1: A Muslims' God is different and Muslims reject Jesus. Muslims worship Allah, which is the Arabic word for God. Allah for Muslims is the greatest and most inclusive of the Names of God. It is an Arabic word of rich meanings, denoting the one and only deity, and ascribing no partner...