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  The Concentrated Answers for the Most Popular Misconceptions about Islam

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Preface

All Praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, the [One Who] Sustains the

Heavens and Earths, Director of all that is created, who sent the Messengers (may

the peace and blessings of Allah be upon all of them) to rational beings, to guide

them and explain the religious laws to them with clear proofs. I praise Him for all of

His bounties. I ask Him to increase His Grace and Generosity. I bear witness that

there is none worthy of worship except Allah alone, who has no partner, the One, the

Generous, the Forgiving. I bear witness that our leader Muhammad is His servant

and Messenger, May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, the other

Prophets and Messengers, and the rest of the righteous.

It is known to many people that there are many suspicions raised about Islam,

including those developed by non-Muslims intentionally in order to distort the

image of Islam in front of others, some of which is caused by a misunderstanding of

the Islamic law, and the other are the result of the lack of knowledge of the Islamic

religion.

Most of the people today who hear these suspicions and slanders against Islam,

their source of receiving them is the non-Islamic media or persons who maybe antiIslam or the suspicions transferred to them by people who are not aware of Islam.

Thus, these erroneous informations transfer from person to person and from

group to group, which led to its dramatical spread in Western societies especially,

and the non-Muslims, in general.

It's of the fairness, that the person's judgment on others be taken of themselves, their

writings, their constitution or the approach that they put for themselves whether they

are religions, groups, institutions, associations, or even members. So it 's also fair to

judge the religion of Islam through its Holy Book (Qur'an ) and Sunnah of Prophet

Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him , through clarification and statements

of the followers of this religion themselves, not others.

Therefore, it was important to arrange and compile a book that depends on its

approach on Qur'an and the Sunnah - the commandments of Prophet Muhammad,

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peace and blessings be upon him - and collects the most common misconceptions on

Islam, then reply in an easy and concentrated manner without boring prolonging or

breach shortening. So the reader of this book can be able to judge fairly, and by

himself, on this religion and its followers by themselves, not others, and from their

book and teachings of their Prophet. Fairness is the ethics of decents, the owners of

the high intellect, the proper approach and common sense.

I did this book at the request of the administration of Islam port website. for

doing a book to respond to the most popular twenty misconceptions about Islam,

with short answers ,good selection of misconceptions, and with clear ,correct and

concise statements.

I've been collecting this book on the basis of the selection of the most common

and prevalent suspicions about Islam from several sources , books , and Internet

websites which focused on this matter before.

This book is a compendium of information and reconcile of these sources , so that

the answer to be clear , comprehensive and as short as possible.

Due to time constraints, and the need for the book to serve the advocacy work; it

was limited to twenty misconceptions only - a number that administration of the site

has requested me to do –. However, I had intended during the compiling of this

book to make it comprehensive and contain most of the suspicions raised about

Islam in future editions - God willing - so as the right seeker does not require to

navigates between literatures.

I ask God to accept this work purely for his sake and reward whoever contributed

in doing it, prepairing it,lead people to it, and publishing it , and forgive him and his

parents that He exalted listens and responds .

[size=19]Omar A. Al-Khalidy[/size]




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Table of Contents

Preface…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2

A- ISLAM AND EXTREMISM:

1- Islam Spread by Sword. ………………………………………………………..….…6

2- Most Muslims are Fundamentalists and Terrorists. ………….……8

3- Jihad is the "Holy War" against Non-Muslims. ……………………. 9

4- Kafir. ……………………………………………………………………………………….…. 9

B- ISLAM AND WOMEN:

1- Polygamy (A man can marry up to 4 wives). ………………………… 11

2- Veil (Head Cover). ………………………………………………….……………..…. 13

3- Female Inheritance. ………………………………………………………….………. 16

4- Female's Witness. ……………………………………….………………….…………. 18

5- Women Education. ……………………………………………….…………….…….. 19

C- ISLAMIC DOCTRINE:

1- Islam is for Arabs Only!. …………………………………………….……………22

2- Hereafter - Life After Death. ………………………………………………….. 23

3- Muslims Worship The Kaaba. ……………………………………………….. 26

4- Muslims Divided Into Sects. ………………………………………………..…. 27

5- Muslims Do Not Believe in Prophets. ………………………………….… 28

D- THE TEACHINGS OF ISLAM

1- Non- Muslims not Allowed in Makkah. …………………………......…….30

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2- Islam is not The Best Religion Because Many of The Muslims

Dishonest, Unreliable, and Involved in Activities Such as

Cheating, Bribing, Dealing in Drugs, etc. ……………………..…………32

3- Why is Alcohol Prohibited. …………………………………………………..….33

4- Why is Pork Prohibited. ………………………………………………….……….35

5- When a Muslim is Allowed to Marry A Maximum

of Four Wives, Why Did Prophet Muhammad

(PBUH) Marry Eleven Wives?. ………………………………………….……37

6- Why The Islamic Code of Punishment is Brutal? .…………………41

E- REFRENCES.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….….….44

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A- ISLAM AND EXTREMISM

1-Islam Spread by Sword.

Many non-Muslims when they think about Islam, they evoke the idea of

"Islam Is a Brutal Religion That Spread by Sword"!

This misconception can be easily removed by knowing that one of the most

important principles of Islam is Freedom of religion, The Qur'an says:

“There is no compulsion (or coercion) in the religion (Islam). The

right direction is distinctly clear from error". (2:256).

In addition to this, Islam teaches that a person's faith must be pure and sincere,

so it is certainly not something that can be forced on someone, The Qur'an says:

"Then whosoever wills, let him believe; and whosoever wills, let him

disbelieve" (18:29)

Mark Glenn a Christian Activist says in (Junk History):"Christians and

Muslims were not "converted by the sword" as is commonly taught and believed.

Christians and Jews were allowed to keep and practice their religion within those

areas where the Muslims had gained hegemony.

Also, Islam decided the approach to spread Islam and to invite people to it in

all places and all times in the Qur’anic verse:

invite (mankind, O Muhammad) to the Way of your Lord (i.e.

Islam) with wisdom (i.e. with the Devine Revelation and wisdom and

Quraa'n) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is

better" .(16:125)

It is a function of Islamic law to protect the privileged status of minorities, and

this is why non-Muslim places of worship have flourished all over the Islamic

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world. History provides many examples of Muslim tolerance towards other

faiths: when the caliph Omar entered Jerusalem in the year 634, Islam granted

freedom of worship to all religious communities in the city.

Proclaiming to the inhabitants that their lives, and property were safe, and that

their places of worship would never be taken from them, he asked the Christian

patriarch Sophronius to accompany him on a visit to all the holy places.

Islamic law also permits non-Muslim minorities to set up their own courts,

which implement family laws drawn up by the minorities themselves. The life

and property of all citizens in an Islamic state are considered sacred whether

the person is Muslim or not.

It should also be known that Muslims ruled Spain for roughly 800 years. The

non- Muslims there, were alive and flourishing. Additionally, Christians and

Jewish minorities have survived in the Muslim lands of the Middle East for

centuries. Countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, and

Jordan all have Christians and/or Jewish populations. If Islam taught that all

people are supposed to be killed or forced to become Muslims, how did all theses

non-Muslims survive for so long in the middle of the Islamic Empire!

It is also interesting to note that when the Mongols invaded and concurred

large portions of the Islamic Empire, instead of destroying the religion, they

adopted it! This is a unique occurrence in history – the conquerors adopting the

religion of the conquered! Since they were the victors, they certainly could not

have been forced to become Muslims! Ask any of the over one billion Muslims

alive in the world today weather they forced! The largest Muslim country in the

world today is Indonesia- and there were never any battles fought there! So

where was the sword? How could someone be forced to adhere to spiritually

rewarding and demanding religion like Islam?

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2- Most Muslims are Fundamentalists and Terrorists:

A fundamentalist is a person who follows and adheres to the fundamentals of

the doctrine or theory he is following. For a person to be a good doctor, he

should know, follow, and practice the fundamentals of medicine. In other words,

he should be a fundamentalist in the field of medicine. For a person to be a good

mathematician, he should know, follow and practice the fundamentals of

mathematics. He should be a fundamentalist in the field of mathematics. For a

person to be a good scientist, he should know, follow and practice the

fundamentals of science. He should be a fundamentalist in the field of science.

One cannot paint all fundamentalists with the same brush. One cannot

categorize all fundamentalists as either good or bad. Such a categorization of any

fundamentalist will depend upon the field or activity in which he is a

fundamentalist. A fundamentalist robber or thief causes harm to society and is

therefore undesirable. A fundamentalist doctor, on the other hand, benefits

society and earns much respect.

Islam has five meanings: surrender, submission, obedience, sincerity to Allah,

and peace. In fact, Islam is derived from the word ‘salaam’ which means peace. It

is a religion of peace whose fundamentals teach its followers to maintain and

promote peace throughout the world.

Therefore, Islam is the religion of mercy and tolerance, it calls for justice and

peace it also protect the freedom and dignity of mankind. The Quraa'n says:

"And We have sent you (O Muhammad) not but as a mercy for

the [Alamin] (mankind, Jinn and all that exsists.)" .(21:107).

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3- Jihad is the "Holy War" against Non-Muslims:

While Islam in general is misunderstood in the western world, perhaps no

other Islamic term evokes such strong reactions as the word" Jihad". The term

"Jihad" has been much abused.

The word Jihad comes from the root word "Jahada", which means to struggle.

So Jihad is an act of struggling.

There are many types of Jihad like:

Jihad of someone to his own soul: The prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings

be Upon Him) said: that the greatest jihad is to struggle with the evil suggestions

of one's own soul. Secondly, Jihad by word for leading people to the

righteousness, right guidance and good morals, Jihad by sword is Jihad of those

who oppress us, our community, and our country; to defend our religion, our

lives, and property.

This kind of Jihad -by sword- is against Muslims and NonMuslims it
 instinct in the human being and even in the animals.

4-Kafir:

"Kafir" is derived from the word "kufr", which means to conceal or to reject.

In Islamic terminology, "Kafir" means one who conceals or rejects the truth of

Islam and a person who rejects Islam is in English called a "non-Muslim". If a

non-Muslim considers being called a "non-Muslim" or "Kafir", which are one

and the same, an abuse, it is due to his misunderstanding about Islam. He or she

needs to reach out to proper sources of understanding Islam and Islamic

terminology, and not only will he not feel abused but appreciate Islam in the

proper perspective.

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A Muslim also has to do Kufr, not with Allah but with all that is worshipped

other than, or along with Allah.

"Whoever disbelieves in taghoot (yakfur bialtaghooti) and believes in

Allah alone, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that

will never break" .(2: 256).

So a Muslim also has to do Kufr, He has to be a Kafir of Taghoot. Taghoot

means all that is worshipped other than, or along with, Allah. If Kafir was an

insulting word Allah would not have used it for Muslims.

Also, I am a "Kafir" in your religion's terminology cause i reject your doctrine

and i don't mind but that doesn’t mean I will not treat you well or I want to kill

you since Allah exalted says in Qur'an:

" Allah doesn't forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who

fought not against you on account of religion nor drove you out of your

homes. Verily, Allah loves those who deal with equity". (60:8).


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