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Clearing Misconceptions About Islam

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Submitted by B. Mustapha (Nigeria), Feb 27, 2006 at 07:16

Most people don't understand the real mission of Islam. That is why some described Islam as Cultism/Deceits/Violence/Terrorism etc. If you ask why, they ll say Muhammad orders to kill, then I will ask did Moses not order to kill? Why don't you describe Judaism as above?

If I compare some Islamic policies to some present world policies (such as the US policy) just for people to understand the real mission of Islam, some say why do I compare Muhammad (a religious leader) to Bush (a president).

But we Muslims consider Muhammad to be a president (political leader ) & a Prophet (spiritual leader) of the Muslims.

Therefore if I compare Muhammad to Bush, I am just Trying to show you Muhammad's beautiful political policies over that of the rest of the leaders. Wheras if I want to compare Muhammad's spiritual qualities, I will compare him with a very respected personality like Jesus who has nothing to do with this world (: My kingdom is not of this world).
Therefore in terms of leadership both spiritual & political consider the following equation:

Some people think since we have thousands of Religions in the World today & they are all the same therefore you can follow any one you like. Yes, one has right to follow the religion of his choice as Qur'an said "There is no compulsion in Religion" Q2:256. But mind you only one can take you to heaven. And according to Islam there is nothing like Judaism is for Moses, Christianity is for Jesus, Islam is for Muhammad etc. Islam considers only two religions, that is Islam & others.

The meaning of Islam is 'total submission to the Will of God' & that is why we consider Abraham, Isaac Jacob, Moses, Jesus... & Muhammad to be Muslims (those that submit themselves to the Will of God). Mind you if you accuse one of them of Cultism, Terrorism etc as if you are accusing them all, bcos all of them fought their contemporary wicked leaders.

If you say but they admitted every religion why did Moses not allow people to worship Pharoah, or did Abraham not allow people to worship Idols or did Jesus not allow people to worship Magic? They all called people to the worship of one true God & in the course of their call they were refered to as Cultist/Violent/Terrorist etc.

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