Misconceptions about Islam -Why does Islam allow a Man to have more than one wife?
Polygamy means a system of marriage whereby one person has more than one spouse. Polygamy can be of two types. One is polygamy where a man marries more than one woman, and the other is polyandry, where a woman marries more than one man. In Islam, limited polygamy is permitted; whereas polyandry is completely prohibited.The Qur’an is the only religious book, on the face of this earth, that contains the phrase ‘marry only one’. There is no other religious book that instructs men to have only one wife.The context of this phrase is the following verse from Surah Nisa of the Glorious Qur’an:"Marry women of your choice, two, or three, or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one."(Al-Qur’an 4:3)
Misconceptions about Islam - Islam was spread by the sword
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.”
Misconceptions about Islam - Muslims are terrorists
Islam prohibits all forms of terrorism, sabotage, and destruction, and demands the heaviest punishment on those who commit such vicious acts. Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness, and the vast majority have nothing to do with the violent events some have associated with Muslims. If an individual Muslim were to commit an act of terrorism, this person would be guilty of violating the laws of Islam.
Misconceptions about Islam - Muslims are Fundamentalists
This question is often hurled at Muslims, either directly or indirectly, during any discussion on religion or world affairs. Muslim stereotypes are perpetuated in every form of the media accompanied by gross misinformation about Islam and Muslims. 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. Thus every Muslim should be a fundamentalist i.e. he should follow the fundamentals of the Religion of Peace: Islam. He should be a terrorist only towards the antisocial elements in order to promote peace and justice in the society.
Misconceptions about Islam - Jihad
There is no matter if you are a Muslims or non Muslims you must be familiar with the term Jihad because its a hot topic on International media since from last one and a half decades.Jihad in Arabic does not mean “holy war.” It means “to strive, to apply oneself, to struggle, to persevere.” Jihad can be personal or it can be a community of persons struggling against oppression. In essence, it means to become closer to God in lifestyle and community. Jihad does not means killing any person or any non Muslim. but today International media is showing Jihad as killing innocent people. we often hear such words Jihadi terror, Islamic terrorism on media which as completely wrong terms. Jihad never means killing an innocent person. Islam never allows killing an innocent person.
Who is Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah, the Prophet of Islam?
Who is Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah, the Prophet of Islam? Do you think that Muslims consider him a God ? Or a son of God ?On the contrary, Muslims believe that the Prophet Muhammad is a human being, he is sent by God with a divine revelation, like the prophets before him: like Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Jesus.This video clip introduces the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, we hope that every seeker of truth reflect upon it with his heart and mind.
Competition in seeking worldly increase diverts you from the Hereafter.One of the most important social diseases is preoccupying oneself with seeking a worldly increase in a sense that one forgets about the Hereafter.The more the world is opened to people, the more they find causes of reproduction of different forms. The Holy Quran has dealt with this disease in a variety of ways, the most important of which is reminding with the consequences of blessings on the Day of Resurrection, where one is held accountable for what he has received from the blessings in this world; from where did he get it? What did he do with it?In this clip, there is a warning of this disease, and a reminder of how should a Muslim treat the graces of Allah, as well it highlights the nobleness of the Islamic morals: how Islam prohibited the ethics and deeds that would spoil the societies.
A woman’s inheritance
A woman’s inheritance is an issue raised by the enemies of Islam today, they try to picture Islam as unjust to women and their rights. But what if it turns out to be quite the opposite? The rights given to women by Islam, including financial rights such as inheritance, are unmatched in any other belief.