Islam is peace. So what makes people to misunderstand it? Today people misunderstand Islam and many are afraid of this religion. While Islam is well known to the rest of the world, the western society seems to have been mostly misinformed. But people are curious for more and sooner or later people are to get to the sources to know about Islam.
Today Islam is mostly conveyed to the Western Society based on certain people’s behavior who happen to be Muslims, who make only a fraction of the total Muslim population. Given that any bad activities done by any Muslims are especially emphasized by the news media and people form their opinions from that information, the fact is, Islam is not a person; it is a religion, which is full of wisdom and goodness. Islam is perfect, but not the Muslims, they are only human beings.
This website hopes to reflect on the positive light of Islam so that people are not afraid of this religion. Did you know that many Muslims do not know the vastness of this religion and they represent Islam accordingly? Did you know that many non-Muslims do not know that a typical orthodox Muslim believe in the Oneness of our Creator and Islam teaches monotheism and it is an Abrahamaic faith?
Islam is one of the three Monotheistic religions that exist today. Islam claims that it is the truth confirming the predictions previously made in the Scriptures of the other two Abrahamaic faiths - Judaism and Christianity, the prediction about coming of another messenger. Islam claims that this Messenger of God was Prophet Muhammad (Peace be up on him), and the Holy Quran is the book that God revealed to him for the entire mankind, not just for the Muslims. Islam also claims that this holy Scripture, the Quran, remained unchanged and uncorrupted for the past fourteen centuries! If indeed that is the case, then, regardless of how the Muslims behave, it is worth looking into. Sometimes the truth lies in a place where you least expect.
Islam, a 7th century religion that is known to be originated in the deserts of Arabia, claims to offer the way of life for today's 21st century-society with a Scripture without a single modification to its original form. A religion that claims to have such a Scripture and how that Scripture remained unchanged over time is worth knowing. It is a thought propably crosses many of our minds for to be explored how this unchanged book remained modern for years after years, for centuries after centuries shading away from all cultural practices that are based on misinterpretations of this religion of Islam. This Holy Quran is a sublime book that only pushes people to be a forward thinkers, it is designed to stay modern.
So, please don’t be fooled by the certain Muslims' behavior. You will be truly amazed if you could see the depth and the beauty of this religion. You will be shocked to find the justness in this religion.
So, Islam may or may not be what you think, but the depth of this religion is bound to take you farther, it is bound to take any of us farther.
To convey the true message of God to the people of all faiths
To clarify misconceptions that normally any non-Muslim would have about Islam.
To clarify misconceptions that any Muslim might have about Islam, but they do not even realize it.
To explain the simple version of Islam and to show how it handles the most complex issues of life.
To explain what the Quran really is, and whom it is from.
To explain that the Quran stands the tests of time with all the latest scientific discoveries that are only recently being discovered, such as, by NASA or medical science, or any other types of science.
To explain that Prophet Muhammad (SAWS), who was an unlettered Prophet, couldn't have written the Quran.
To explain Jihad to both the Muslims and non-Muslims.
To convey that Islam is not something to be afraid of, it is not what the violent justifiers if this religion is conveying.
To direct people to the proper sources when it comes to knowing Islam.
To convey that Islam is peace.
The Holy Quran is acknowledged by the Muslims as the direct words of God Almighty, unchanged, uncorrupted. A translation is the closest many of us can get to of the actual words of God, which is the Arabic Holy Quran.
Glimpses of the Hadiths:
Prophet Muhammad (SAWS)'s sayings are known as the Hadiths. They are the indirect words of God as Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) did not just speak and give instructions out of his own desire.Therefore, his sayings are taken very seriously by the Muslims.
We can find so many common grounds between religions. For example, many non-Muslims do not know that Islamic faith teaches about the Prophets and Messengers of God: Adam, Seth, Noah, Moses, David, Solomon, Jesus and the last and the final Messenger of God, Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) – may peace be upon all of them. Their stories takes us back into the pages of history all the way back to the first man, Adam, and as we travel through the history and reach the beginning of time, when the human race was first created, it is then we realize that the human race are not so different from each other after all.
Hope you will enjoy reading.
Mekkah, in present day Saudi Arabia, where it all began.
Kaaba in Mekkah, Saudi Arabia, surrounded by millions of Muslims gathered for Annual Hajj, the pilgrimage.
The Arabian Peninsula:
Once we get to know the 7th Century Mekkah in Arabian Peninsula, how life was like then and how Islam has been shaping the civilization from that time on, the time which was labeled as the time of Jahelia or ignorance, it is then we understand and appreciate this religion. Islam gave inheritance right to the women in 7th Century! Yet people think of this religion as backward! People carry on many of the Jaheli practices and misinform others about Islam.
A closer view of the pilgrimage around the Kaaba. Muslims turn towards Kaaba during their five daily prayers from around the globe. Originally the black building of Kaaba was a rectangular building that included that open space in the picture.
250 miles North of Mekkah is the city called Medina, where Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) migrated in the year 623 when the Quraish of Mekkah threatened to kill him. This immigration marked a milestone in Islamic History known as the Hijra when the Islamic calendar began.
Prophet (SAWS)'s Mosque in Medina, where you can see thousands of Muslims standing in lines for one of the five daily prayers - all facing towards Kaaba from Medina.