What Do You Think About Muslims And Islam?


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Becca Brooke Profile
Becca Brooke answered
I think that the Islamic religion is misunderstood by most non-Muslims. The people who are unfamiliar with the faith often have misunderstandings about its teachings and practices. Some misconceptions include that Muslims worship a moon-god, that Islam is oppressive against women, or that Islam as a faith promotes violence in its fundamental teachings. But this is not true. Islam actually means "Peace", a definition far from what most Americans, as myself, think about this religion. I think that the "fundamentalists" are what the face of Islam these days are and I think that people need to realize that Islam is really a religion of Peace.
Gillian Smith Profile
Gillian Smith answered
The image that's being portrayed in the media isn't helping people understand either especially when the majority of people , for example here in UK tend to be tolerant of most other people. A lot of predjudice of other religions and different ethnic groups is often based on ignorance and or fear.

If children could be encouraged to get to know each other and learn about and respect each other the basis would hopefully be there for tolerance in later life. Undoubtedly we are affected by what the media portrays so it would be helpful for better relations if we heard something good about ordinary Muslims and what Islam was really all about and its peaceful image. It would be helpful to hear more about the equality of women too. Perhaps the media could concentrate on this for a change?
Mia Teeliumtrozzle Profile
I think Islam is wonderful and I very much enjoyed learning about it in school.I even did a project on it. I respect all religions and I know God is glad that there are so many faiths in His world.I do not understand why some people go around persecuting each other- it is absolutely ridiculous.I am a Christian and I have a very good friend who is a Muslim.
wendy othman Profile
wendy othman answered
I think Islam rocks. If everyone on earth behaves according to the laws in the Quran and set out by Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) everyone would feel satisfied in his life. If I follow the rules set by Islam, my life will be a lot easier. But I am human and I often do things I shouldn't, but I always try to improve myself. Islam definitely rocks.
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Anonymous commented
Oh look. Someone gave a thumbs down for this wonderful answer. SHAME ON YOU! Man i actually feel sorry for the disbelievers who will go to hell. Seriously.
Vatsal Asawa Profile
Vatsal Asawa answered
I think that Islam is a tight religion where there are so much restrictions and it more or less favours the man. The woman has to face many hardships remaining in Burkha and all but in it is a very good religion which has not spoilt his power and regulations.
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Samantha Peasling
women have a lot of rights in islam, in fact they might have more than men. also it is not compuilsory for women to wear burka, its not compulsory to cover your face
H H commented
I'm a so content happy cool muslim girl
i aint tellin monoh
No. You are the one's thinking that. Not us.
H H Profile
H H answered
I'm so delight to see all those answers from bros and sis' , May Allah reward them great Ajr , well done , i've nothing to add . But to say Islam is of peace , love and content .. So pleased Allah guided me to Islam
Aamir Riaz Profile
Aamir Riaz answered
I am amazed to see that how much Islam is misunderstood by the people of the world. The main objection on Islam is that this does not give freedom to women, but my thoughts are very much different in this context.

First of all, when you are about to comment upon any religion or a school of thought, you must study it through the authentic sources and then you should comment on any teachings or rules. Islam is the only religion which gives complete protection to women. According to Islam the woman is the responsibility of father, after the death of father she is the responsibility of brothers after marriage the responsibility of husband, if no husband she is the responsibility of the neighbors and if they are unable she is the responsibility of the state.

This may not be seen in the practical Muslim states but it does not mean that Islam has not protected women. You may point out the countries or states not doing so but it is not the fault of Islam. Should Islam been in the true practice and true spirits in any of the countries it would have been the best, more resourceful and peaceful country of the world.

This is the only threat non Muslims facing at this moment of time that is why we see a lot of propaganda about Islam
Ayeza Sumsam Profile
Ayeza Sumsam answered
Well, me being a Muslim, according to my very own perspective, Islam is a great religion which has to be honoured and much venerated by everyone existing on earth and Islam is a religion of peace.

Islam is that religion that teaches a man not to ill treat any other ranging from kings to animals, be kind to one's neighbours and assist them in their hour of need and desperation. It is Islam who had sanctified women with much liberty and privileges.

Islam holds immeasurable reverence and high regard of a woman in its eyes irrespective of the fact that whether the woman in a Muslim or a non-Muslim.

Islam has unquestionably given us humans a motto to exist on the face of the earth!!

To reach to a conclusion, in my own opinion, I think Islam is the world's most supreme and virtuous religion as it delivers the memorandum of peace and love to every nook and corner of the world. I am proud of myself of being a true Muslim.
christina Waters Profile
Islam is not a religion but a way of life that actually encompasses fairness, love, and a higher standard or quality of life. Muslims from different countries may make different choices to incorporate Islam, but the core principal is the same. That principal is monotheism -that there is only one God and Mohammed (pbuh) was his messenger.

In Islam, it teaches that there were many prophets sent from God such as Moses, Jesus Christ, Abraham, John etc. and Muhammad was the last prophet. In the Quaran, it also teaches that Christianity and Judaism were initially monotheistic ways of life as well.

It would also be fair to note that women and men are advised to heed to certain principles in manners of dress and speech, but they are in no way considered restrictions. They are actually choices.

Personally, I think it is sad that are so many people willing to form a biased opinion that Islam is full of terrorists and women with sheets on their heads. It takes away from the beauty of that culture and does nothing to draw attention to the depth and magnificence of what Islam is truly about.

Lastly, I would love to let you know that 'Allah' is simply Arabic for the English word God. So, when people say that Muslims worship Allah, In truth, all that worship and believe in God, Dieu, Dios, or Dio also believe and worship Allah.
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Anonymous commented
There is some idiot giving thumbs down for every good answer someone put about islam. Shame on them! Shame! They're blind! And cursed!
AA CC Profile
AA CC answered
Furthermore, many people of you think that Islam is a symbol of terrorism, but as I actually heard one of the women lecturing in a conference called "Peace in Islam" in front of men and women, she said: "What is Islam? We ask! But we find that Islam is peace! Because Islam is a word taken from Salam (Arabic word means Peace), it's not only a word but it's an act and it's a life that you live…so Peace in Islam as we're talking about Peace in Peace…" Allah says in his Book: "[10.25] And Allah invites to the abode of peace and guides whom He pleases into the right path." "[25.63] And the servants of the Beneficent God are they who walk on the earth in humbleness, and when the ignorant address them, they say: Peace." "[4.86] And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet with a better (greeting) than it or return it; surely Allah takes account of all things" "[16.97] Whoever does good whether male or female and he is a believer, We will most certainly make him live a happy life, and We will most certainly give them their reward for the best of what they did" "[17.53] And say to My servants (that) they speak that which is best; surely the Shaitan sows dissensions among them; surely the Shaitan is an open enemy to man" "[23.96] Repel evil by what is best; We know best what they describe"

Really what you see of terrorism are bunch of maniacs have nothing to do with Islam, they try to mislead you and plant that negative idea about Islam in your head. What you really see few 10s of evil people are terrorizing You! Yourself! And you don't see the other billions of peaceful people who call themselves Muslims. "[2.85] Yet you it is who slay your people and turn a party from among you out of their homes, backing each other up against them unlawfully and exceeding the limits; and if they should come to you, as captives you would ransom them-- while their very turning out was unlawful for you. Do you then believe in a part of the Book and disbelieve in the other? What then is the re ward of such among you as do this but disgrace in the life of this world, and on the day of resurrection they shall be sent back to the most grievous chastisement, and Allah is not at all heedless of what you do." "[25.68] And they who do not call upon another god with Allah and do not slay the soul, which Allah has forbidden except in the requirements of justice, and (who) do not commit fornication and he who does this shall find a requital of sin;"

Don't be looking at the appearance. Appearance can be deceiving most of the times.

Ruba D Qewar.
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AA CC Profile
AA CC answered
I would like to inform you that I am a Muslim, and I am proud to be a Muslim who believe that there is no God but only one Allah and Mohammad is the Prophet of Allah (Peace be upon Him). It is probably not pleasing news for many of you, but I would like to share with you what is going on with me after I became a Muslim so you may change your idea and mind about me, my religion and my brothers and sisters (The Muslims)

I certainly found the inner peace and happiness in my life since I became a Muslim. I became Muslim with a big welcome hugs and smiles from my sisters and brothers. I tell you, I never found any persons on earth kinder or nicer than the Muslims. They are very generous, honest, friendly, etc. The list of describing them goes on and on.

In addition, those Muslims respect other people and religions as far as you don't attack them or say anything bad about them. They have pride and honor and they won't let you step on it and you know this is their right to defense for themselves when they are abused "[29.46] And do not dispute with the followers of the Book except by what is best, except those of them who act unjustly, and say: We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you, and our God and your God is One, and to Him do we submit."

Many people of you think that Islam put the woman down, but in fact and from my experience, they give her all her rights and raise her up within the community. Woman has played and is still playing an important role in shaping the Islamic society. I have never seen a religion respect the woman and give all the right as Islam does. They even give her feminist mentality of feelings and passionate personality. "[2.223] Your wives are a tilth for you, so go into your tilth when you like, and do good beforehand for yourselves, and be careful (of your duty) to Allah, and know that you will meet Him, and give good news to the believers." "[2.231] And when you divorce women and they reach their prescribed time, then either retain them in good fellowship or set them free with liberality, and do not retain them for injury, so that you exceed the limits, and whoever does this, he indeed is unjust to his own soul; and do not take Allah's communications for a mockery, and remember the favor of Allah upon you, and that which He has revealed to you of the Book and the Wisdom, admonishing you thereby; and be careful (of your duty to) Allah, and know that Allah is the Knower of all things." "[4.4] And give women their dowries as a free gift, but if they of themselves be pleased to give up to you a portion of it, then eat it with enjoyment and with wholesome result." "[4.19] O you who believe! It is not lawful for you that you should take women as heritage against (their) will, and do not straiten them m order that you may take part of what you have given them, unless they are guilty of manifest indecency, and treat them kindly; then if you hate them, it may be that you dislike a thing while Allah has placed abundant good in it." And much more of the verses from the Koran.

Ruba D Qewa.
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aisha omar answered
I think Islam is a very misunderstood religion. For example in Islam ,a woman is to cover her body and people look at this and say that she faces hardships, for example heat . But when she wears this men don't pay attention to her concealed body and so she is safe from rape. And Islam doesn't justify killing of innocent people, Muslim or non Muslim.
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christian jacob
christian jacob commented
But God create women too..they should cover thier self to prevent men to come to them...we are not animals we are human body have brain and soul and heart and faith...
Gillian Smith
Gillian Smith commented
Animals have brains and souls too for we are are living creatures. In societies were women don't cover themselves they feel free and equal.
Mia Profile
Mia answered
I am Christian but have got deep respect for all other faiths including Islam.I know a Muslim who is a very good person.
i aint tellin monoh Profile
I personally think we should leave the non-muslims alone and stop
educating them because if they insult our religion this much we
shouldn't even look at them.they are call us haters???? Look at all 
this! Look at how they treat our religion and us. It is not
disgusting??? They are cursed with a disease in their hearts that proves
their stupidity and ignorence. It even says so in the QUR'AAN. SO SHAME ON THEM!!! We are
here on the this world to worship ALLAH alone and nothing else. Our prophets are Muhammad, Abraham, Jesus, Moses and many others. So lets keep to
our prayers and worship ALLAH and be good people and respect everyone but not be
like them. And live in peace and when the day of Judgement comes, the
disbelievers will clearly see what they have disbelieved in. We are here
to worship ALLAH alone and please ALLAH not the idiots. So if they insult Islam, give them the finger and walk away beacause that's what they deserve.
jimmy Profile
jimmy answered
Their beliefs are basically very close to those of Christianty but their rules are much more strict. So there are similarities, but also differences.
AA CC Profile
AA CC answered
Islam has the highest morals and believes with all their means. Islam is all about declaring that there is no God but only one Allah and Mohammad is the Prophet of Allah. Islam tied and gathered the Justice that is in (Torah) and Judaism, and the Mercy and Love in the Bible, that will never meet unless in Islam. Justice and Mercy!

I would recommend you to go and search, you will find that all the books witness Islam. Study the religion of Islam before you judge! And be wise in what you say or think and do not humiliate yourself. Even if you don't believe in God, I would recommend you to rethink about what you believe and look who created the world. Read the scientific books that declares there is no God and you will see the witness in your eyes; that they didn't even prove till now what is the beginning of the creature (the Universe)

At the end, I would like to tell you that I respect you and love you because Allah ask me to do that, and whether you like me as a Muslim or not. I will still follow Allah's orders, and my eyes and aims would be for pleasing Allah not you.

Wa Al-Salamu Alaykom Wa Rahmatoo Allah wa Barakatoh.

NB. Even my greeting in Islam starts with Salam (Peace)

Ruba D Qewar.
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Silly Allah Profile
Silly Allah answered
Islam does not mean "peace," it means "submission."  Read the Quran and Hadith and you will find lots of violent, racist and sexist aspects to the religion.  These are facts.  I can quote you if you like:

"Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great."

There is, of course, a lot more.  Also, remember Mohammad's life, which included marrying a 6 year old and having sex with her by the time she turned 9!

It is important to understand that Mohammad acted like two different people in different parts of his life.  During his time in Mecca, he was actually kind and humble.  When he moved to Medina, after struggles with those who wouldn't follow his religion, he became angry and violent.  The holy books of Islam reflect both parts of this character, however Islamic leaders like to feed the media the Mecca part to keep the false impression of Islam being a peaceful religion.  Don't kid yourself.  It is not.
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It's Private Huh
It's Private Huh commented
This all false.. I don't believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Silly Allah
Silly Allah commented
Stay ignorant Friendly, that's ok. You run from the truth when the truth is ugly? Click the links above and read. The italicized verse is from Chapter 4 verse 34 (4:34).

Now here's something from the Hadith on Muhammad's pedophilia:

Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64
Narrated 'Aisha:
That the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).
H H commented
Islam rocks.^_^
being a Muslim is the best thing ever happened to me im my whole life
u should correct ur information buddy

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