Top 3 Misconceptions About Islam
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Top 3 Misconceptions About Islam
Thanks to the false propaganda about Islam is the Western media, Islam is the most misunderstood religion in the world. If we made a list of the top 3 misconceptions about Islam, the list would look somewhat like this. 1- Why Are Most Muslims Fundamentalists & Terrorists? http://peacebk.blogspot.com/2011/08/why-are-most-of-muslims-fundamentalists.html 2- Jihad http://peacebk.blogspot.com/2011/07/jihad.html 3- Was Islam Spread by the Sword? http://peacebk.blogspot.com/2011/08/was-islam-spread-by-sword.html?
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Jihad

Jihad | Top 3 Misconceptions About Islam | Scoop.it

Jihad is the most misunderstood Islamic term. Jihad does NOT mean Holy War or any war fought by any Muslim. Jihad comes from the Arabic word 'Jahada' which means 'to strive, to struggle'. Islamic Jihad includes striving against one's own evil inclinations, striving to make the society better & even striving in the battlefield in self defense or against tyranny & oppression.

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Was Islam Spread By The Sword?

Was Islam Spread By The Sword? | Top 3 Misconceptions About Islam | Scoop.it

The best reply to the misconception that Islam was spread by the sword is given by the noted historian
De Lacy O’Leary in the book “Islam at the cross road” (Page 8): “History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myth that historians have ever repeated.”

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Why Are Most Of The Muslims Fundamentalists And Terrorists?

Why Are Most Of The Muslims Fundamentalists And Terrorists? | Top 3 Misconceptions About Islam | Scoop.it

This question is often hurled at Muslims, either directly or indirectly, during any discussion on religion or world affairs. Muslim stereotypes are perpetuated in every form of the media accompanied by gross misinformation about Islam and Muslims. In fact, such misinformation and false propaganda often leads to discrimination and acts of violence against Muslims. A case in point is the anti-Muslim campaign in the American media following the Oklahoma bomb blast, where the press was quick to declare a ‘Middle Eastern conspiracy’ behind the attack. The culprit was later identified as a soldier from the American Armed Forces.

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