Islam Explained : Explore Islam In Few Hours .
October 18, 2007 1:30am CST
What is Islam ? Islam is not a new religion, but the same truth that God revealed through all His prophets to every people. For a fifth of the world's population, Islam is both a religion and a complete way of life. Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness, and the vast majority have nothing to do with the extremely grave events which have come to be associated with their faith. The Arabic word 'Islam' simply means 'submission', and derives from a word meaning 'peace'. In a religious context it means complete submission to the will of God.'Mohammedanism' is thus a misnomer because it suggests that Muslims worship Muhammad rather than God. 'Allah' is the Arabic name for God, which is used by Arab Muslims and Christians alike. Islam is not a new religion but the final culmination and fulfillment of the same basic truth that God revealed through all His prophets to every people. For a fifth of the world's population, Islam is not just a personal religion but a complete way of living. Based on its linguistic origin, the Arabic word 'Islam' means to achieve peace--peace with God, peace within oneself, and peace with the creations of God through submission to God and commitment to His guidance. The Rest Is Here : http://www.isb.org.uk/pages/islam_explained/pages/ie1.htm Please Notice That The Link Leads to Page Number one Of 21 pages , Don't Forget to navigate To The Other Pages . With regards
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21 Oct 07
Any religion is based on basic percepts and principals that are generally what is considered as 'good' during the time of the formation and evolution of that religion. Rigidity creates fanaticism. How the adherents perceive, construe, interpret the tenets of that religion is important. The Islamic world has unfortunately bred a set of leaders that have generally put their own good, their own agenda before the good, the need of the masses and humanity in general. The religion though one the youngest major religion in the world has put on brakes to further evolution with changing times and perceptions, ideas. This has won the religion the sobriquet of notoriety that is now unfortunately has. Violence is the last resort of the weak. The followers, the leaders of the religion feel threatened and are not competent enough to deal with the modern world, hence they resort to brute force rather than reason which could have won them and the religion accolades, admiration and maybe more followers. I am not a Christian, not a Jew, not a Muslim, not a Buddhist, I just a creature who is fortunate to share this wonderful Cosmos for a brief period of time.
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19 Oct 07
Thanks, Gordano, for posting this briefing. I am Christian, but out of curiousity (probably pricked by some outrageous allegations regarding Islam), have been going through the Quran. It is a very pleasant experience to discover that the prophet Mohammad did believe in the accounts of Christianity's Old Testament and the New Testament! One of the most shocking discovery is that, the prophet Mohammad believed in the sacred/virgin birth of Jesus! While some of the prophet's accounts of Biblical incidents come from a different perspective (as one would expect the accounts of historic events of historians from different nations); the prophet, nevertheless, does not discredit the incidents of Christianity's Old and New Testaments! Except, so far, of few incidents, the prophet Mohammad appears, to me, to be emphasizing Biblical accounts to his own people in language or terms they could or would easily assimilate. I have not found the Quran, thus far, to be saying anything that much different from what the Christians are told in the Bible or the Jews in their Torah. While I do not agree that the prophet Mohammad is the last testament prophet, I strongly do believe that the prophet Mohammad was indeed a prophet to his people.