About muslim Religion.

@missak (3311)
Spain
April 22, 2007 3:02pm CST
I want to learn about all religions and spiritual worldviews, muslim included. I know there is a lot of thoughts against it, and I suppose they can be misconceptions. Can someone tell me about the actual muslim religion? Does it teach about loving each other, living good and worship God, as others? what is the religious path for that according to muslims?
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@zahoor007 (273)
• India
25 Apr 07
hi friend can i know your name in our next discussion, first basic step in islam is to believe on one god, and we name him as allah, and wordhip him alone and ask help from him alone, and belive that phrophet mohammad pbuh is the messanger or servent of allah, when you will really belive on it, you will become a muslim
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
29 Apr 07
Thanks for your response. Are you muslim? what do you mean with my name? my name is missak.
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2 May 07
I must start by pointing out that I am not a Muslim, but have studied religion. You are 100% correct, when you say that there are a lot of misconceptions about Islam, especially in the current political climate. Islam is rooted in the same teachings as Judaism & Christianity, that is the Torah and Bible, and that Muslims believe in both Moses and Jesus, though see the latter as a prophet, not the Son of God. Prior to the European (mostly English) influence on the Middle East, Islam did not embrace sexism as it does (in parts) today. As with all religions, it preaches understanding and tolerance. Almost 1million Muslims from Pakistani origin live in the UK, and these people have integrated in our society, have worked hard and benefited our economy. Their children still show the sort of good manners that many Christians in England have abandoned. I congratulate you on wanting to know more about different religions, and your willingness to examine the common ground, as well as the differences. I wish you well in your education. All the best.
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
2 Jul 07
Thanks for this interesting points!
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@dfollin (12770)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Everyone has a right to believe the way they want to and voice their own opinion.But they do need to learn because of the verse I posted a few minutes age,John 14:6 that Jesus was not a prophet,but indeed the son of God.
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
27 Apr 07
Here is a page for starters on Islam, Of course the One True religion is the believers of their tradition... So not everyone will always agree with what is posted. I remember that Gabriel Angel Gave the Qu'ran to Mohammed, and This is how Islam was formed. The word Islam Itself refers to peace, and Islam is a very peaceful and modest religion, has strict dietary and dress codes, that are meant to protect them from the world around them, and not meant to supress as many have misconceptions of. There is Variations of Islam too. http://www.geocities.com/a_muminah/main.html One common Misconception I hear constantly is Islam and Alquida.. If I remember right their tradition has some Islam in it but their tradition is really called Waleed. - DNatureofDTrain
• Canada
4 Jul 07
I just read a small portion of this website and I am quite impressed. It appears to be well set up and explains the Muslim faith with bits from the Qur'an and words of the prophit Muhammad (peace be upon him). Just from what I read at this website, I can tell that I am more interested in learning about Islam. There's history about it that I really would like to learn. I recommend that anyone interested in learning about Islam (but afraid to talk to anyone about it) should visit this lovely little site. Thanks for sharing it with us DNature :)
• Janesville, Wisconsin
15 Jul 07
You're Welcome, Glad it is helping people learn more about Islam, Take care - DNatureofDTrain
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• United States
2 Jul 07
First let me tell you that I am not a Muslim but I am married to a Muslim and I am a Catholic. The Muslim faith is very beautiful. The Prophet Mohammad heard the voice of Allah (God) and he recited the verses of the Koran as inspired by Allah. The Muslim faith originally converted many women as Mohammad was very much in support of women's rights as in the Christian religion, it was so called "religious" men who suppressed the information about equality. The faith is very clear that a Muslim is to love all people, is not to force others to convert to Islam, is to avoid war, is to give generously to charity to help those less fortunate, is to show compassion, to live a exemplary life free of addictions, and to pray five times a day to Allah. A great book to read that provides a very unbias opinion on the religions of the monolithic God (Judiasm, Christianity, Islam) is by Karen Armstrong and is called "The History of God." If you are truly interested, I think you will find this book very enlightening.
@missak (3311)
• Spain
2 Jul 07
Thanks for this nice and interesting post! I'll look for this book, thanks for the recommendation also.
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• Canada
4 Jul 07
That book sounds like something I would be very interested in reading - I'll have to look for it in our liberary.
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@dfollin (12770)
• United States
2 Jul 07
There is no misconception,muslim's do not believe that Jesus Christ is our savior. "Jesus saith unto him,Iam the way,the truth, and the life;no man comethunto the Father,but by me." John 14:6 (KJV)
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• United States
15 Jul 07
i live in muslim country and i am a muslim. from my childhood i am observing in favour of and in against muslim through out the world. actually its a religion which is much talked about recently for some extremist who say they are muslim but they dont have any characteristic what a muslim must have. they are spreading their operation in the name of islam. as a muslim i know they are very destructive . in my country bangladesh top 6 extremist were hanged last fed months ago. i am saying about these crooked person because i observe that whenever a non-muslim from another country remind a muslim he/she remind a extremist. i know what quran says i know how religious muslim lead their life because i see them around me. prophet never said to harm people for sprading religion. i will just say plz read biography of prophet mohammad then u will realize what is islam. plz read if u want to know really...
@missak (3311)
• Spain
15 Jul 07
Thank you very much. I will read that but I want also to know what muslim people think/believe.
@Naseem00 (1998)
• Pakistan
7 Jul 07
Let me start by quoting from your post. "..I suppose they can be misconceptions." You are absolutely right there. Islam has been a religion for little less than 1500 years now. And the concept of Muslim suiside bombers killing people is not older than 15-20 years. So either the teachings of the religion were not followed for almost 1450 years or those who are doing it today are wrong. Islam teaches us to love and respect every creature, not just human beings. There are instructions like a Muslim should be kind to animals and take care of plants.
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@sweetie88 (4559)
• Pakistan
15 Jul 07
I am a Muslim and feel proud on me for it. Our belief is that God is one in this universe & HE has neither any offspring nor HE is offspring of anyone. Islam is able to be LOVE and that's why 1000s of people accept ISLAM when our Holy Prophet {P.B.U.H} began to spread this religion and when 1st Muslim reached sub-continent. Isliam teaches that everyone must worship to 1 God & must have respect for each & every Prophet of God. Islam likes simplicity and says that there must be no war. Try your best to live in peace!!!