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The distortion of the image of Islam P 1

The distortion of the image of Islam"

Part “1”

The material in this article is directed to none Arabic speaking people and to those who like to watch media manipulation of Islam, as being is not a religion of peace. As well as believing in what the media, falsely propagate and spread negative image of Islam.

Note: What we are talking about is not religion as faith, rather the actions of its followers.

The main objective of this material is an attempt to correct the image of Islam relying and quoting the Qur'an alone, to the majority of those who have no real knowledge or have fake information about the Qur’an base understanding of the subject with real authentic information once for all.

The three major Abrahamic religions came from one source. The true One God never changes His mind from one group or generation to another. The Ten Commandments in the Bible are mentioned also in the Qur’an Ch 6:151,152.

They are a set of biblical and Qur’anic principles relating to ethics and worship. The commandments include instructions to worship only one God, to honor one's parents, as well as prohibitions against idolatry, blasphemy, murder, adultery, theft, dishonesty, and coveting. Different religious groups follow different traditions of interpretation of their scripture. That includes Muslims too.

There are ardent American Christians who explicitly link Christianity to guns, who buy up weapons like there’s no tomorrow, but who nonetheless marvel at the warlike Saracens. In fact, the unbelievable vitriol with which conservative Christians have insisted on maligning not just radicals but an entire religion looks a lot like the kind of violence and intolerance of which they accuse Muslims of.

Dylan Roof killing nine people in the middle of a Bible study in Charleston, S.C. Before his rampage, he wrote a manifesto declaring his allegiance to the white supremacist cause and pointing to the Council of Conservative Citizens, which claims to adhere to “Christian beliefs and values,” as a major source of information and inspiration. By some accounts, Roof came from a church-going family and attended Christian summer camp. Did Roof kill his fellow Christians because he was deranged or because Christianity is violent?”

The answer is neither. Those are not exceptions, nor do they speak of violence inherent in Christianity. My point is that Christianity is not evil. And neither is Islam. Nor Judaism nor Hinduism or Buddhism. The tenets of any religion are different from the actions of its followers.

The first segment is about how radical Muslims distort the image of Islam thinking that they are doing what the Qur’an says.

       Breaking the Devine Orders in the Qur’an:  

The Qur’an says:

{ (153) } ( 153)

6: 153 "This is what He commands you to do, so that you may take heed’ this is My path, leading straight, so follow it, and do not follow other ways: they will lead you away from it–‘ This is what He commands you to do, so that you may refrain from wrongdoing"

{ (13) } ( 13)

42:13 "In matters of faith, He has laid down for you [people] the same commandments, that He gave Noah, which We have revealed to you [Muhammad] and which We enjoined on Abraham and Moses and Jesus: ‘Uphold the faith and do not divide into factions within it ‘what you [Prophet] call upon the idolaters to do is hard for them; God chooses whoever He pleases for Himself, and guides towards Himself those who turn to Him."

{ (31) (32) } ( 31 - 32)

3:31,32 "Turn to Him alone, all of you. Be mindful of Him; keep up the prayer; do not join those who ascribe partners to God, 32 those who divide their religion into sects, with each party rejoicing in their own."

Did some of the practicing Muslims follow this Devine orders and its prohibitions? " Uphold the faith and do not divide into factions within it." The answer is NO…! They divided their faith into groups and sects. This is a major part of the problem. Each group interpret part of the scripture according to their agenda, be it political, monetary, fame or control…etc. Ignoring the description in ch: 30:31, 32, which says if you divide your practices into sects or groups you will be among the disbelievers.

Acts committed by Muslim groups or Muslim individuals who use Islamic motivations or goals do more harm to Islam than good. Those terrorists have relied on their interpretations of the tenets of faith – in this case, found in the Qur’an. Such groups have cited the Qur’an to justify violence and killing.

Despite Islam’s central tenets of love and peace, traditionalists have always had a violent side because they relied on some traditions “Ahadith” hear sayings, that promote violence, that contradict Qur’anic tenets. The bloody history of the tradition has provided disturbing images and violent. This history and these false interpretation images have provided the raw material for theologically justifying the violence of contemporary Muslim groups.

Will meet again " God willing" with part 2 of "The distortion of the image of Islam"

Peace be with you all ....

This article is joint effort by Mohamed Sadek and Mohammed Dandan

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