Atheists were burnt Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57
Mo instructed his followers to lie and to deceive their opponents in order to assassinate them. [Bukhari, 5.59.369]
This Muhammad of yours is a dwarf and fat. Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 40, Number 4731
Muslims cannot inherit from non-muslims. Sahih Muslim, Book 011, Number 3928
Muhammad agree to attack women and children. Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 256:
Muhammad delivered Qur'anic verses permitting the Muslims to fight the Meccans (see Qur'an 22:39–40
Life time house arrest for lewdness of women Qur'an 4:15
Allah will grab those who deny His guidance by the forelock and call the guards of hell. Qur'an 96:15
Meccan offered Mo a freedom to preach and in return he had to tolarate against other religions. But he refused it. Qur'an 68:8
People though Qur'an was mere a fables Qur'an 68:15
Allah/Mo burned the garden of those who don't pray in his name. Qur'an 68:17-19
Allah has thighs Qur'an 68:42
Does Muhammad ask for a fee? Qur'an 68:46
The prophet Yunus cursed those who mocked at him Qur'an 68:48-50
Mo became extreamly heavy when ayats came down Qur'an 73:5
Mo was pretty busy because of his various careers Qur'an 73:7
Mo had to be patient towards kuffar. No debate, no killing, that was before Jihad Qur'an 73:10
The Judgement Day which will turn children old. Qur'an 73:17
"Those whom Allah has favored," "those who earn Allah's anger," and "those who go astray" are Muslims, Jews, and Christians, respectively. Qur'an 1:6-7
Qur'an is for everyone. Quran 81:27
Allah promise that Mo would never forget Qur'an Qur'an 87:6
Shariah is claimed to be easy but actually not. Qur'an 87:8
Allah sweared. Does God need to swear? lol Qur'an 89:5
The earth is flat Qur'an 89:21
Allah comes with angels 89:22
Believers are slaves of Allah Qur'an 89:29, 50:8
Don't scold beggers. Looks like we must welcome fake and lazy beggers Qur'an 93:10
Atheists are lack of morality Qur'an 107:1-3
Actually Mo said that only for his own sake. He didn't tolarate toward pagans. Qur'an 109:6
Allah dealt with the owners of the elephant by sending swarms of "flying creatures". Why didn't he do so in the next times? Qur'an 105:5
Allah is the creator of evil. We must try to avoid Allah's evil creations. Qur'an 113:1-2
Mo was spelled by magic actually. Witchcraft is evil. Qur'an 113:4
Allah is claimed to be free from craving but actually not Qur'an 112:2
This ayat clearly state that 7 heavens are not 7 layers of the atmosphere. Qur'an 53:14
Angels are so small like butterflies Qur'an 53:16
Those who disbelieve in the afterlife give female names to angels. Qur'an 53:27
Qur'an should be put on a higher place. Qur'an 80:15
Doing merits at The Night of Power is equal to a thousand months. Qur'an 97:3
The moon follow the sun Qur'an 91:2
The earth is flat according to the Quran. Qur'an 91:6
Allah killed the tribe of Thamud because they killed his she-camel Qur'an 91:14
Those who persecute Muslims, without repenting, will burn in hell. (sounds unfair) Qur'an 85:15
Allah said Mecca is safe Qur'an 95:3
Allah created humans to be "of best stature" but then reduced them "to the lowest of the low". Except for "those who believe and do good works." But what about those who don't believe but do good works? Are they the "lowest of the low"? Qur'an 95:46
What is the Calamity? It is a day when dead people's bodies will be scattered like moths, consumed in a raging fire. Qur'an 101:4
Mo didn't memorize the Qur'an cuz it was Allah's duty. Qur'an 75:16
Allah can be seen Qur'an 75:23
Life is located in throat Qur'an 75:26
This verse only mentions sperm, not ovaries. Qur'an 75:37
Woe unto every slandering traducer, (for Healer) Qur'an 104:1
The sky is torn. How could it be? Qur'an 77:9
Mountains are like paperweights and the earth is like a paper lol. Qur'an 77:27
...Islam: Field Study Research
Professor Jonathan Pedrone
REL212: World Religions-Summer
September 4, 2011
Islam: Field Study Research
After interviewing a member of the Islamic faith, I came to the realization that there are very many misconceptions about the religion of Islam and that these misconceptions are very hurtful, disrespectful, and inhumane. In this paper, I will first discuss several misconceptions that I had about the Islamic faith. I will then analyze how my prior understanding about the religion was altered through interviewing a member of the Islamic faith. Next, I will discuss my beliefs on misconceptions about other people’s religion being common or not. Lastly, I will recommend steps that can be taken to minimize misconceptions people have about religions that are not their own.
I had many misconceptions about Islam before speaking with a member of the religion. The first was that Islam oppresses women. When I thought about women in Islam, I thought of the image of a woman wearing a veil, and other heavy, dark clothing, where no skin would be visible, even in the hot summer months. I thought about how women were forced to stay home, and were not allowed to drive vehicles. I also believed that the Muslim’s God, Allah, was not the same as the God in Christianity, and was a false god. I...
...IslamIslam is not only considered to be a spiritual connection to God, but it is a way of life; how one remembers God on day to day basis by not only praying five times a day but also by abiding to the rules and regulations that he has bestowed upon adherents for prevention of sin. The quote “If you want to be free of all affliction and suffering, hold fast to god, and turn wholly to him” is accredited to Abū Ḥāmid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazālī (c. 1058–1111), a highly significant Islamic Scholar during the “Islamic Golden Era”.
Abū Ḥāmid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazālī is recognised as a significant scholar throughout the Islamic faith, particularly to both Sunni and Sufi members. Firstly, his ability as a Fiqh scholar (Islamic jurisprudence) was great; through his study of Islamic Fiqh sciences, he was able to come up with various approaches, which significantly impacted upon Islam. From his ability as a Fiqh scholar, he was able to form judgements objectively.
Al Ghazali’s impact on the development of Islam can be seen in his accomplished synthesis of the areas of; theology, philosophy, law and mysticism. He has made significant contributions to each of these disciplines yet what is often referred to as his most significant contribution was his ability to bring out the best from all these disciplines and strands of Islam in a way that provided strength and maturity to...
...Islamism in Northern Africa and in the Middle East.
Islam was destined to become a world religion that created civilization worldwide (Barkati 2011) which succeeded as Islam is the world’s second largest religion after Christianity in the world today. Islam has many impacts and influences in many countries around the world especially in countries in northern Africa and in the Middle East (Diller 1994). Islamism has impact countries in Northern Africa and in the Middle East politically, economically, and culturally.
Factors such as geography, colonisation and population affected the impact of Islam in Northern Africa and in the Middle East greatly. But there were also other factors that were involved as the factors varied overtime as Islam became the dominant religion (HBC 2003). These factors sometimes intertwined with each other. Islam spread its political control rapidly through military defeat over the Middle East, Northern Africa and also in other places. From its birth in the Arabian Peninsula in the 17th century Islam spread through the world rapidly as this was a time where Muslim strength and unity were at their greatest as a result of the success of the Umayyad’s (The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia 2007). The European colonisation also had a major impact on the spread of Islamism as they had effects on the function of Islam in North Africa and in...
The life of Islam began around 610 in the town of Mecca in the country of Arabia by a middle-aged man named Muhammad. Through the years Islam has had its trials and errors. However, today Islam holds the faith of around 800 million followers.
Hot and dry deserts, steppes, and wastelands are the homelands of the Arabs, but they were able to overcome these harsh conditions. Arabs were very “proud of their family, language, skill, and way of life” (Chambers et al, 2010, p. 180). The Arabs were in a time of turmoil when Muhammad first appeared. Having political power the Byzantines, Persians, and Abyssinians constantly trying to conquer the Arabs was a political strain; religious turmoil wasn’t any less of an explosion.
Born between the years of 570 and 571 in the city of Mecca, Muhammad combined pagan, Christian, and Jewish ideas for the Arabian religion of Islam. The angel of Gabriel came to Muhammad in 610 telling him to preach the words of Allah, the Islamic god. Only a handful of relatives clung to his teachings at first. “Reflected in his native city, Muhammad accepted an invitation to expound his ideas in Medina” (Chambers et al, 2010, p. 180). This migration in 622 is called the hijra. The hijra marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar. Important to Muhammad’s career, the hijra allowed him to become the governor of Medina, but it also caused for his preachings to be more...
The Sasanid Empire and the Rise of Islam, 200–1200
I. The Sasanid Empire, 224–651
A. Politics and Society
1. The Sasanid kingdom was established in 224 and controlled the areas of Iran and Mesopotamia. The Sasanids confronted Arab pastoralists on their Euphrates border and the Byzantine Empire on the west. Relations with the Byzantines alternated between war and peaceful trading relationships. In times of peace, the Byzantine cities of Syria and the Arab nomads who guided caravans between the Sasanid and Byzantine Empires all flourished on trade. Arabs also benefited from the invention of the camel saddle, which allowed them to take control of the caravan trade.
2. The Iranian hinterland was ruled by a largely autonomous local aristocracy that did not, however, pose a threat to the stability of the Sasanid Empire.
3. The Silk Road brought new products to the Sasanid Empire, including a number of crops from India and China.
B. Religion and Empire
1. The Sasanid Empire made Zoroastrianism its official religion. The Byzantine Empire made Christianity its official religion. Both Zoroastrianism and Christianity were intolerant of other religions. State sponsorship of Zoroastrianism and Christianity set a precedent for the link that developed between the Islamic religion and the Islamic state.
2. The Byzantine and Sasanid Empires were characterized by state involvement in theological struggles....
Islam and Communism
The communist ideology is in direct opposition with any religion as it clearly opposes the practice of religion and the existence of God. Nevertheless, neither of those practiced religions has resisted communism more than the Islamic states have at the time when communism was flourishing in different countries around the world. The fact that most states with a majority of Muslim population (even though some may be declared as secular states) attach great significance to the Islamic-inspired law (sheriah) explains why Islamic states always combated communist regimes particularly because living by the sheriah means living by religion.
Denying the existence of God to a people who use God’s evaluation of right and wrong to lead their lives is equivalent to depriving them from any reason to live for. One Islamic argumentation about why certain things should be done is simply the fear of God. Hence, it cannot function if every spiritual explanation of human life is denied. From an Islamic point of view communism reduces the importance of humans to their physical capability for labor which is in opposition with the Islamic concentration on the spiritual life. A potential explanation about how Islamic teachings denounce the importance of human physicality is the requirement that women cover their body completely and men do so partially. By covering up one’s physique, the emphasis on the importance of the spiritual is enhanced....
The spread of Islam began when, around 613 CE, the Islamic prophet Muhammad began to share the revelation which God had, according to Muslims, started to give to him three years previously. During the rest of his life, the Muslim ummah was established in Arabia. The expansion of the Arab Empire in the years following Muhammad's death led to the creation of caliphates, occupying a vast geographical area and conversion to Islam was boosted by missionary activities particularly those of Sufis, who easily intermingled with local populace to propagate the religious teachings. These early caliphates, coupled with Muslim economics and trading and the later expansion of the Ottoman Empire, resulted in Islam's spread outwards from Mecca towards both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the creation of the Muslim world. Trading played an important role in the spread of Islam in several parts of the world, notably southeast Asia.
Muslim dynasties were soon established and subsequent empires such as those of the Abbasids, Fatimids, Almoravids, Seljukids, Ajuuraan, Adal and Warsangali in Somalia, Mughals in India and Safavids in Persia and Ottomans were among the largest and most powerful in the world. The people of the Islamic world created numerous sophisticated centers of culture and science with far-reaching mercantile networks, travelers, scientists, hunters, mathematicians, doctors and philosophers, all contributing to the Golden...
...Hinduism vs Islam
Hinduism and Islam are the third and second most popular religions in the world respectively. They differ in many respects - including idol worship, monotheism and their history.
Islam is a monotheistic Abrahamic religion that originated in the Middle East in the 7th century CE with Prophet Muhammad. Hinduism on the other hand is a polytheistic religious tradition that originated in the Indian subcontinent in the pre-classical era (1500–500 BCE) and does not have a specific founder.
Improve this chart | Hinduism | Islam |
Geographical predominance: | India, Nepal | Middle-East, South Asia, Central Asia, South-East Asia, Balkans, Turkey, North-Africa, The Horn of Africa, and Sub-Saharan desert etc. Fastly spreading over North America and Europe. |
Belief of God: | Several beliefs depending on school of thought: polytheism, monotheism, pantheism, etc. | God is the one True Creator. God has always existed, none existed before him and will exist forever. He transcends life and death. Surah Al Ikhlas (Chapter 112 in Al Quran) states this. |
Scriptures: | Vedas, Upanishad, Puranas, Gita. | The Quran and the Hadith. |
Means of salvation: | Reaching enlightenment by the Path of Knowledge, the Path of devotion, or the Path of Good Deeds. | Correct belief, Good deeds, Prayer, Dua, Repentance, Fasting, Jihad An-nafs...