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Misconceptions about Islam - Islam was spread by the sword

Misconceptions about Islam - Islam was spread by the sword

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This is a very common misconception and the truth is that Islam is against war. History shows that they will only embark on war if attacked and will only attack if the enemy is constantly harming their nation.The best reply to the misconception that Islam was spread by the sword is given by the noted historian De Lacy O’Leary in the book “Islam at the cross road” (Page 8): “History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myth that historians have ever repeated.”

The commandments of Islam

The commandments of Islam

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Islam aims to form a well-knit society,in which individuals show mutual mercy and love and exemplify the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah by ordering the to do certain things and to abstain from other things.Islam has guided man to every good and warned them of every evil.

Islam encourages people to enjoy life fully

Islam encourages people to enjoy life fully

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This life has been granted to us with all its wonders and beauty to be lived fully. Islam shows us that enjoying life is our right and we have to discover every beautiful hidden thing about it, as long as it is not against God’s orders.

Islam is the religion of infinite chances

Islam is the religion of infinite chances

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Humans are created imperfect and weak. Thus, we all do mistakes and commit sins. Islam teaches us that it is okay to sin, but it is not okay to insist on sinning. It encourages people to always ask for forgiveness from God, the Merciful, who is always near to those who want to redeem themselves. 

Islam views marriage as a sacred institution

Islam views marriage as a sacred institution

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God has created Adam and Eve and taught us that we are partners in life who need each other. Islam encourages people to get married when they are ready emotionally, mentally, and financially. Marriage in Islam is sacred that should be respected and honored by the partners’ love. 

Islam honors all parents

Islam honors all parents

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Respecting and caring for your parents is one of the main Islamic Ethics. Islam enjoins people to be dutiful and kind to their parents no matter what they do. Moreover, one of the forms of God’s worship is obeying our parents’ orders and refraining from what they ask us not to do. 

Islam teaches us that infants are God’s gift

Islam teaches us that infants are God’s gift

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Infants are granted to us to continually restore our faith in God’ miracles. Islam teaches people that infants are not only God’s gifts, but also a means to get closer to him. Showing mercy to infants and loving them is a step towards Jannah.

Islam encourages us to work hard

Islam encourages us to work hard

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Islam teaches us that a great part of worshiping God is working hard and benefiting mankind. There must be a balance in our lives between practicing our rituals and participating in developing our societies.

Islam respects non-Muslim rights

Islam respects non-Muslim rights

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Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), asks Muslims to treat people equally. There is no difference between a Muslim and non-Muslim in rights. Moreover, Islam enjoins Muslims to respect non-Muslims and cooperate with them to live a peaceful life. 

Islam enjoins telling the truth

Islam enjoins telling the truth

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Lying is one of the great sins in Islam. Islam forbids lying no matter how difficult the situation is. It enjoins the truth and teaches us that telling the truth is the key to all the doors of happiness. Moreover, those who are truthful towards God, the prophet (PBUH), and mankind are promised heaven.

Islam teaches us to respect the elderly

Islam teaches us to respect the elderly

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Helping the elderly is one the good deeds in Islam. You are asked to treat elderly with respect and understanding. God loves those who respect the elderly and care for the young.

Islam teaches us to show mercy to the orphans

Islam teaches us to show mercy to the orphans

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Islam calls for Mercy. It teaches people to feel for others no matter where they come from, what they have done, and what religion they follow. One of the Islamic Ethics is to show mercy to the orphans. 

Islam forbids talking about our sins openly

Islam forbids talking about our sins openly

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Islam  has  always  called  for “Satr”  which means  keeping  other  people’s  and  your sins  hidden.  It  teaches  us  to  deal  with  our sins secretly by asking God for forgiveness instead   of   talking   about   them   openly. 

Islam forbids the killing of innocents

Islam forbids the killing of innocents

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God the Almighty has given life to all of his creation be it a believer or an atheist. Therefore, slaying any soul because of his beliefs is considered a great sin and a violation to Islamic guidance. 

Islam prohibits exaggeration

Islam prohibits exaggeration

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Islam forbids exaggerated strictness in religion. To incorporate ease and tolerance in your actions is of great importance to Muslims. 

Islam restores our mind

Islam restores our mind

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Many of us would think that praying is only a way to show your obedience to God. To our surprise, when one is completely focused and humble during the prayer, his brain energy shall change. 

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