Interesting Things You May Not Know About Islam

There are many things which the media says about Islam but in fact, a majority of time spreads falsehood about Islam. Islam has always been a religion of peace and continues to be a religion of peace today. Many people have grown to belief that a person who makes a mistake and comes from the religion of Islam, all the people who practice the religion of Islam are like that too. I’d like to pose to the person who thinks this way a question. If someone in your family had committed a murder, should that person actions be viewed the same way, as everyone else in the family, because that person had committed a murder, everyone else in the family or in that lineage is a murderer as well? That would be absurd and unjust to think that way, wouldn’t it? So because a person makes a mistake or because the media says a person has done an act does not mean, it is tied to everyone else who follows that way of life or is apart of that family.

Islam is a way of life for the billions of people who practice it around the world. When you do encounter a Muslim, take sometime to actually ask some questions and get to know what Islam is really about or get to know the person who is a Muslim is all about. Islam has always taught ways to act and treat others. This way has been in the Quran and the ways of The Prophet Muhammad (Peace & Blessings Be Upon Him). I ask everyone who has read this to at least share this blog with whomever you can and raise awareness about Islam. The media can say whatever it wants but it cannot speak for the Muslims or anyone else.

At times we must educate others and show the right way of living to those who choose to believe every little thing without being informed what is right and what is wrong. It is not right for us to go out and burn flags or cause chaos as this image is what they want us to portray.

If I have made any mistakes in my blog, feel free to contact me and I will change it.

Islam has no colour, has no race. When we meet another Muslim, we greet them with the sayings of Assalam-u-alaikum (May peace be upon you) and the greeted replies back with Waalikumussalam (May Peace Be Upon You Too)

Muslims once ruled Spain from 711-1492. Every person living under Islamic rule, Shariah Law, lived together, worked together and traded together without any issues. That was with Christians and Jews. There was no such thing as interest because in Islam, interest is forbidden. Every person living under Shariah Law gave a percentage of their wealth to the less fortunate and that is only 2.5% of their entire year of earnings and still continue to do so today.

Islam is over 1400 years old but was practiced by all the messengers before Muhammad (Peace & Blessings Be Upon Him) that was worshiping One God.

We do not worship Muhammad Ibn Abdullah (Peace & Blessings Be Upon Him), who is the last and Final Messenger Of Allah. After him, there was no more. He is the seal of the Prophets. We do not worship the moon, the sun or the stars, as this is a pagan belief. In fact, the star and moon symbol is older than Islam itself.

Islam accepts people from all races. Only a little under 20% of Muslims are Arabs. The first black man to enter Islam his name was Bilaal Ibn Rabaah (May Allah Be Pleased With Him).

Bilaal Ibn Rabaah (May Allah Be Pleased With Him) was once a slave, whipped and tortured because he believed in One God. He was eventually freed by Abu Bakr Sidiqq (May Allah Be Pleased With Him), one of the closest friends and father in law of The Prophet Muhammad (Peace & Blessings Be Upon Him). Islam had actually abolished slavery in the times of The Prophet Muhammad (Peace & Blessings Be Upon Him).

Bilaal Ibn Rabaah was also the first man to give the call for Salat (5 obligatory daily prayers) which is one of the 5 pillars of Islam.

Islam does not oppress women. In fact, Islam has given rights to women before women in the Western World were even allowed to vote. Women are allowed to educate themselves. Women are able to spend their money wherever they like and that is without her husband permission. She is allowed to visit her parents. She is also allowed to drive.

It is not permissible in Islam for a woman to be forced to marry anyone. She has a right to say yes or no to whom she pleases.

Just as you protect your money by putting it into the bank or your wallet, women protect themselves from lustful gazes by wearing the hijab (clothing that covers them) or niqab (veil).

All the prophets that came before The Prophet Muhammad (Peace & Blessings Be Upon Him) all worshiped one God.

We do believe in Jesus but not as a God or as Son Of God. He is a Prophet in Islam and his name is Isa (Peace Be Upon Him) and it is pronounced E-sa. We also believe in his mother Mary. Her name is Mariam (Peace Be Upon Her)

Islam does not promote suicide bombings or killing of innocent people. Murder in islam is a big sin. Nor does a man get 72 virgins for a suicide bombing.

Muslims do not believe in reincarnation nor do we worship idols. When you die, you die, that is it. But in Islam, we do believe there is a life after next and we all will meet the Creator Of The Heavens And The Earth and we will be judged based on our actions and our time spent in the life we are living now.

Once a person accepts Islam all of their past sins are forgiven and they start in Islam with a fresh start.

We do not worship the so called black box. That so called black box was built by the Prophet Ibraheim (Peace Be Upon Him) and his son Ishmael (Peace Be Upon Him) and its name is the Kaaba. The Kabaa is the direction all the Muslims around the world pray towards.

In the Quran we have a Surah (Chapter) which we all can relate to as there many other Surahs we can relate to as well. The Surah which I am referring to about deals with jealousy, envy, temptations and patience. It is Surah Yusuf. Which chapter 12 in the Quran.

In the Quran Allah challenges mankind to create a book like the Quran, in the second chapter, Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow), Allah says: And if you are in doubt about what We have sent down upon Our Servant [Muhammad], then produce a surah the like thereof and call upon your witnesses other than Allah, if you should be truthful. Allah also says  “This is the Book about which there is no doubt”

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