I myself am a muslim and find that many people have misconceptions about the religion and the what it stands for as well as the people who follow it.
I am very interested to find out what the general public believe about it.
I was a Christian before converting 7 years ago and I had been taught it was an awful religion for my whole life before finally embracing Islam. What are your opinions? All are free to answer with as much honesty/distaste as they want to - I want the truth not a watered down version. :P
Asked by Anonymous at 9:00 AM on Sep. 20, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
I think just like in every religion there are extremist. I really try not to let that cloud the fact that there are good people tied to Islam as well. I have read parts of the Koran and frankly it scares me a bit... it's a lot like the gloom and doom you see in the Old Testament of the Bible (which I don't buy into either). But, I really try to look at it with an open mind and take each follower I meet as an individual and not buy into the stereotype the world has projected onto the religion.
Answer by Morgain at 9:10 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by Zoeyis at 9:11 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by GoldenLinds at 9:12 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
It is a dangerous religion that is attempting world domination.
Answer by beeky at 9:15 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:17 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 9:19 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by SWasson at 9:22 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by MaryWolfe at 9:28 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by Amaranth361 at 9:55 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Another offshoot of a belief following the God of Abraham. Nothing scary or frightening about it. There's good and bad in all religions it's what you take from them that makes the difference. I think a lot of confusion regarding Islam comes from the word jihad which basically means to struggle in the way of God. It is a Muslims own personal struggle to keep God's word, etc. Christians have a similar concept they just call it "spiritual warfare". Of course the batty loons in any religion will take simple concepts like this and try to twist it in order to declare war on anyone who doesn't follow the same belief. Again, those people are a loud minority which in no way represent what the belief is truly about.
Personally I think Muslims do a better job of "judge not lest ye be judged" as they focus more on their own walk with God rather than worrying about other people's walk.
Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:27 AM on Sep. 20, 2010