Islam: The Misunderstood Religion

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ISLAM: The Misunderstood Religion Islam is probably the most misunderstood and misinterpreted religion in the world. This misfortune can be traced back to the day of crusades when Islam was portrayed as a barbaric and pagan religion in the western society. Unfortunately, this misconception prevailed in the western society and hence Islam became to be associated with various misconceptions, false stories, and biased accounts that became part of scholarly articles and "authentic" histories. However, in spite of these misunderstandings, the majority of the people in the west believe whatever they hear around them without actually researching and studying the facts themselves. Muhammad (pbuh) was a normal human being who was given a responsibility to spread a simple divine message of truth, love and peace. The simple message of Islam was to worship One God (The God of Abraham, David, Moses and Jesus) and to speak the truth and fight injustice. Muhammad never claimed divinity nor did he introduce his own God. The God that Muhammad (pbuh) was the God that existed in the old scriptures of Torah, Psalms and the Bible. He spread the same fundamental message that Moses and Jesus and the prophets before them did. However, the negative image about Islam is widely prevalent throughout the world including Muslim youth. This paper will try and shed light on some major and important misconception and misunderstanding concerning Islam. Allah- God of Muslims: As mentioned before,
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