By Yahiya Emerick
Islam could be the so much misunderstood religion in background. such a lot folks research little or not anything approximately Islam at school; in truth, our wisdom of Muslims should be limited to information stories at the center East and Louis Farrakhan. Surprise--the overwhelming majority of Muslims aren't Arabs, the Muslim Allah is particularly a lot the "one God" Christians and Jews think in, the various clinical and scientific strategies we take with no consideration have been handed on by means of Muslims, and the preferred myths approximately Muslims usually have little to do with the true ideals of Islam. the entire Idiot's Guide(R) to realizing Islam unearths attention-grabbing proof approximately Islam; they settle for either the previous and New Testaments as holy books and settle for Moses and Jesus as prophets. The ebook bargains pointers on Muslim tradition, real rates from the Qur'an, the Prophet Muhammad, and favourite students, and solutions to questions relating to way of life from the Muslim point of view.
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24 Our Compass Points Inward Why were we implanted with a moral compass? Isn’t rational intelligence enough to guide our free choices? That is the claim that some scientists have put forward Chapter 2 ➤ Food for the Soul in recent years. This theory, however, has failed in many respects. The mere application of reason alone as a means of solving the world’s problems may appear a valid procedure on paper, but as Islam points out, all of us have an inherent weakness. We all desire personal pleasure and the fulfillment of our animal urges.
What happens to me when I die? Is there a next life? ” —Leonardo da Vinci A person may reflect on the meaning of life for weeks, months, or years until finally becoming motivated to seek spiritual guidance. The person has become ready to look for God. Generally, a person will move toward what is familiar, and thus you can see people becoming fervent practitioners of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and so on. Islam teaches that as a sincere seeker tries to fully satisfy his or her spiritual hunger, the seeker will eventually move beyond those previously revealed (and compromised) religions and into the Islamic way of life that Allah revealed as His last religious “installment” to the world.
They are decent, brilliant, talented people with a great civilization and traditions of their own, including legal traditions. Americans know nothing about them. There are people in that part of the world with whom we are simply out of touch. S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, December 1999 15 Part 1 ➤ Introducing Islam many benefits of our current time. When your children meet Muslim children, they discover that Muslims are not very different from themselves. As mosques start to take their place alongside churches and synagogues in the landscape of the West, the opportunity to bridge one of the last great remaining cultural gaps becomes a possibility.