By Yahiya Emerick
Islam could be the so much misunderstood religion in historical past. such a lot people study little or not anything approximately Islam at school; actually, our wisdom of Muslims will be constrained to information studies at the center East and Louis Farrakhan. Surprise--the overwhelming majority of Muslims should not Arabs, the Muslim Allah is particularly a lot the "one God" Christians and Jews think in, a few of the clinical and scientific techniques we take without any consideration have been handed on by means of 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total Idiot's Guide(R) to figuring out Islam finds interesting proof approximately Islam; they settle for either the outdated and New Testaments as holy books and settle for Moses and Jesus as prophets.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 tips about Muslim tradition, genuine fees from the Qur'an, the Prophet Muhammad, and popular students, and solutions to questions relating to way of life from the Muslim viewpoint.
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I also explored some of the reasons for the cultural prejudice and bias that many Muslims feel as they attempt to make their homes and communities in lands that have been traditionally Judeo-Christian in their orientation. Now I will turn to the religion of Islam itself. What does this mysterious religion teach about God and our place in the universe? Does it have a well-defined cosmology as Judaism and Christianity do, with a definite purpose to the world? What are the codes of belief that Muslims live by?
Collecting interest on investments. ➤ Accusing a chaste woman falsely. ➤ Giving false testimony. ➤ Committing murder or suicide. ➤ Committing infanticide. ➤ Enslaving a free person. ➤ Engaging in slander and gossip. The virtuous deeds in Islam are ➤ Speaking the truth. ➤ Being kind to family. ➤ Honoring parents. ➤ Giving in charity. ➤ Feeding the poor. ➤ Fighting against injustice. ➤ Freeing slaves. ➤ Returning borrowed property. ➤ Studying and learning. ➤ Being kind to animals. How Does God Forgive?
Sin and Redemption I’ve talked a lot about following God’s way in your life, so what does it mean to surrender to God? For a Muslim, surrendering to God means to believe in Him, to follow a lifestyle that promotes harmony on Earth and among people, and to follow a personal code of morality that can lead to an ever higher understanding of God’s nature. God’s revelations have guided people throughout history in how to do this. The original Torah, Gospel, scrolls of Abraham, Psalms of David, and countless other religiously inspired texts detail how to achieve such a goal.