Therefore, understanding the true meaning of Islam and Quran is not easy for all Muslims. In conclusion, suicide bombing cannot be related to Islam. Islam does not preach violence for oppression. However, if Muslims commit it then they will commit it because of their own reasons and welling’s, and not because they are following Islam. The translation of Quran into different languages could also result in different interpretations leading to a probable violent understanding of the religion.
My research has led me to the conclusion that conflict between Muslim groups and the Western societies is purely political, but tinged with misinterpretations of the Quran by Islamic radicals. The false justifications these groups make about the Quran explicitly directing Muslims to attack anyone of a different religion is motivated by a few key instigators political ambitions and want for power. It is because of these few groups of radicals and their own misinterpretation of the Quran that lead Westerners to view Muslims with distrust and suspicion. There is a strong need to practice religious tolerance and identify that the problem lies within a few groups of disgruntled individuals. Islam is a religion that preaches peace among those that follow its guidance and tolerance for peoples of other religions.
...I am glad now that I know more about the religion to understand that there are good Muslims out there. It is the actions of a few Muslims that can spoil the majority 's perception of the Islamic religion. And unfortunately, that is what the current media portrays. After reading the open letter to the ISIS leader, I saw how vastly different the extremist views are from the mainstream Islamic views. Having grown up Christian and in a Christian school, we always believed that our faith is the true faith and that Islam had many differing views than what I believed.
Closeness to the Creator is the ultimate of all Muslims and with understanding and education all will see that this is the goal of all the Abraham faiths. All 3 believe that happiness comes from love for him. He asks only that we should “spend of our substances out of love for him alone.” Meaning moral duty enacted out of duty for him, “for god’s sake first.” Doing all things through the lord first and then showing and educating the people, the world and Muslims alike in the ways of the lord can reach peace in Denny’s opinion. There are struggles with-in Islam itself with the more radical liberation theology. They take their faith to the extreme and segregate their own.
So I decided why don't we learn together and the best way to do that is to read and discuss and get the understanding that we need. The Islamic Image of God. There is one thing I noticed when I started writing my essay in the research Muslims set themselves apart from anyone else. Muslims reject the Christian doctrine of the Trinity and divinity of Jesus, comparing it to polytheism. In Islam, God is beyond all comprehension or equal and does not resemble any of his creations in any way.
Islam has a set of rules, the Five Pillars of Islam, set forth to reach enlightenment, while Christians basically just sin, repent, and then are forgiven for their sins. Jesus’s words and teachings that were spoken were transcribed through others and put into their own words. For example, John, Matthew, and Abraham were three of many who took Jesus’s lessons, life, afterlife and teachings of God and put them on paper. Muhammad words were put onto paper exactly how he told them. Muhammad had a vision when Gabriel the angel came to him telling him that he should be a “prophet of Allah.” Muhammad continued to have these visions, in which he would blurt out “ethereal statements” which later composed the Koran.
The need for public sympathy and support is a crucial element of every terrorist group without regard to its ideology or political affiliation. However, in a society where religion has so great an influence as in the Arab and Muslim world, the teachings of Islamic groups are perceived by certain parts of society as the true principles of religion. The socio-cultural elements of their teachings are often combined with the secular tradition of hostility toward the West under American authority and toward its protection of Israel and the Jews, who are according to the Quran, “the worst enemies of the believers.”
Any Muslim, who wants to practice his/her religion and expresses the pious desire to live under the umbrella of Islam, is labeled a fundamentalist or extremist. However, are such beliefs and opinions about Islam really justified? A couple of things we all have to remember: Islam is not an Arab religion, it’s a religion of 1.2 billions of people worldwide. Not all of them are involved with terrorism. One of the many shortcomings that have arisen in the West is judging Islam by the conduct of a minority of its people.
Islam: A monotheistic religion characterized by the adoption of principles of submission to God; and believing in Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as the last messenger of God. Accordingly, my role in this life is to worship Allah (SWT). In Islam, people should express verbally and believe in the heart that there is no God but Allah (Tawheed), as well as to practice Islam as much as Muslims might be able. In the Quran, Allah (SWT) says, "And I have neither created the Jinn nor humans except to worship Me." Az Zâriyât (51:56).
The Qur'an, written in Arabic, is the Sacred Scripture of Islam, the perfection of all previous divine revelations, and is to be understood literally as the direct words of God. In this sense of scriptural literalism, all Muslims may be called "fundamentalists." However, when referring to the aggressive behaviors of a few, "militants" and "extremists" are better categories. Muslims believe in all prophets of the Bible. The Qur'an itself mentions the Torah and the Gospel as scriptures revealed by God to Moses and Jesus.