First, it would be wise to understand what Islam is. The term, Islam, essentially means “Submission to God.” Their principles of their religion might seem abnormal to a person not of the culture. From my understanding, the average Christians faith is not so much different than the Islam’s Faith. Islam people seem to have an intimate relationship to the same God worshipped by Christians and Jews. “Peace is the essence of Islam,” quoted by the brother of the late King Hussein, Prince EL Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan. Prince Hassan who led the world conference on religion and peace had spent the maj...
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