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Don't judge a religion by the actions of it's people

Don't judge a religion by the actions of it's people

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Don't judge a religion by the actions of it's people

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Don't judge a religion by the actions of it's people

Many people are fond of judging other people's religion without knowing anything about it. Sometimes it's due to the way the people of that religion behave. But it's wrong to judge a religion by the action of it's people alone. Islam is the most criticized religion in the world today and most people don't know anything about it. Let's delve into what Islam really teaches aside what Muslims practice.


When most people hear the word "Islam," they immediately think of terrorism, barbarism, women's oppression, and so forth. However, most individuals fail to investigate the religion to check if what people are doing is in line with what the religion genuinely teaches. Whatever faith you practice, humans will always be humans. There will always be some who are bad. The same is true of other religions.

The Roman conquest of Spain is one example. According to Muslims, Islam is a religion of peace, and it entails unconditional submission to the will of the Creator, known as Allah or God. As a result, a Muslim is someone who submits to Allah, the Creator. Now, before you pass judgment on Islam, you must first understand what Allah requires of Muslims.  

Islam is a monotheistic religion in which Allah urges everyone to worship Him alone, without ascribing partners to Him, as he describes himself in the Quran, chapter 112, where He calls Himself "only one."  

 

Muslims believe that Islam is the same religion that all of the prophets before them followed, which is the worship of the one true God. In the Qur'an, Allah lays out the requirements for becoming a Muslim, including believing in all of the previous prophets, including Muhammad. Whoever does not believe in even a single prophet of God is not regarded as a Muslim. As a result, Muslims believe that they worship the God of Abraham, Moses, Jacob, and all other prophets of the past.  

Allah condemns various things in the Qur'an, one of which is the murdering of innocent souls. In fact, it is stated that killing even a single soul is equivalent to killing all of the world's souls. Even killing animals without a solid reason is prohibited in Islam. Backbiting, slandering, gossiping, and defaming others are also prohibited. It is also prohibited to lie, deceive, steal, or in any way unjustly hurt people or animals. When you study Islam, you discover that the terms barbarism, terrorism, and oppression are all incorrect. 

 

People often believe that women in Islam are oppressed, but this is not true. In fact, the reverse is true. Islam grants women a plethora of rights, including:  

Right to Property Ownership: Women in Islam have the right to possess their own property. When a woman marries, she inherits all of her properties as well as a portion of her husband's. This right was just recently granted to women, yet it had already been granted to Muslim women over 1400 years before. Women are still not allowed to possess their own property in some regions today. 

Right to Divorce: In Islam, women have the right to divorce if they can no longer stay in a marriage or if they do not want to stay in a marriage. Although Allah dislikes divorce, if a woman finds out that her marriage is too harmful to her and she can't stay in it, or if she doesn't want to continue with the marriage for other serious reasons, she is allowed to seek divorce and it will be granted. In comparison to 1400 years ago, when Muslim women already possessed this privilege, this right was just recently granted to women. Divorce is still prohibited in some places or religions. 

Right to Keep One's Own Name: Women in Islam are allowed to keep their father's name after marriage. They don't have to change their names or take on their husband's surnames. Women are still forced to alter their names after marriage in many parts of the world, while in others, they have been granted the right to do so. Muslim women have had this right for over 1400 years.  

Hijab Wearing: Many people believe that women are forced to wear the hijab. However, this is not the case. Although wearing a hijab is required for Muslim women, especially in a Muslim society, it should not be forced upon them. However, the hijab does not always imply the head covering we are familiar with, as Allah instructed his prophet in Qur'an 24:31 to tell Muslim women to lower their gazes, that is, to refrain from flirting, and to protect their chastity or private parts and to draw their veil over their bosoms and cover their adornments except what must be seen naturally, such as the face, hands, and feet.

Some Muslim scholars argue that hair is not required to be covered. Hijab is a term that means "barrier." To put it another way, you want to construct a barrier between you and others so that people don't look at you with lust and mistake you for a sexual object. The veil does not have to be one of those head coverings. It may be something more light.

However, it must not be translucent, since this would defeat the purpose of using it as a covering, and it must be long enough to cover your bosom (as well as the chest and anything else surrounding it). In short, it is all about appearing decent.

The goal is to keep yourself hidden from the other gender's lusty gaze. It is now up to a Muslim woman and Allah to determine whether or not to wear the hijab (the veil that separates her from her male counterpart). She should be aware that she is disobeying her creator. It is not, however, intended to be forced upon women or to penalize them if they refuse to wear it. Though, for the time being, it is all I know about religion in terms of the hijab. There could be more that I'm not aware of.  

Women's Responsibilities in Society: Many people believe that Islam restricts women's roles in society and that they are only meant to serve their husbands, however, this is not the case. Women are permitted to play significant roles in society. Women played important roles in society throughout the prophet Muhammad's time. Some ladies were said to have even argued with Muhammad, the prophet, during his time on some matters. One of the women was the commander of an army. If you study the Qur'an, you will not find any passages in which women are claimed to play no significant part in society, except for Allah's command to Muslim men to treat them well.  

Right to Education: Women have the right to receive an education. Some people believe that women cannot be educated in Islam, but this is not the case. They are permitted to receive an education. In truth, a Muslim lady named Fatima bint Muhammad Al-Fihriya founded the world's first university in 859AD in Morocco. The university of alqarawiyyin. This is part of a major role played by a Muslim woman. 

Right To Be Not Be Beaten: Many people believe that beating one's wife is permissible in Islam, yet this is not the case. They backed up their allegation with Qur'an 4:34. But, according to Mufti Menk, the word "beat" does not actually imply "to hit" or "to beat." It is a term that translates as "lightly strike." The identical expression, he claims, was used to instruct Muslims to strike dry sand during dry ablution. In Islam, if there is no water available or the water provided is only sufficient for drinking, you are permitted to do dry ablution, which entails ablution with sand.

They must rest their palms on clean soil and touch their faces. If that verse meant genuinely striking wives, they would have been hitting the earth until their hands were red, because the same term was used for touching or laying the hands on the pure soil. That verse suggests that you should lightly touch her or strike her lightly to show her that you are furious with her.

During the time of the prophet Muhammad, he demonstrated how to beat. It should be known that this was a time where the beating of women, or wives, was a normal thing. He stated that the face should not be touched, that whatever you use to hit must not leave a mark, and that it should not be a particularly hard object. Something light, like the miswak. The word miswak refers to a toothbrush.

There is even a rule that says to use something as simple as a handkerchief. Women are not permitted to be beaten in Islam, contrary to popular belief. In Islam, women have much more rights, and I encourage people to learn more about the religion before passing judgment. Islam does not condone the beating of one's wife.  

Refusal Of Other Wives: Muslim women have the right to prevent their husbands from marrying other women if they have reached an agreement that the husband will not marry another woman before their marriage. If there is no agreement on this, and the husband wants to remarry after their marriage, the wife is allowed to divorce him on this basis if the husband insists on remarrying.  

It is not right that you should judge any religion without knowing anything about it. And it is not right that you should judge any religion based on the people who practice it because obviously, humans will always err and there will always be those who don't practice the religion the right way. Read the Quran, the main source of Islamic laws.

Muslims regard the Qur'an as Allah's direct words, which have remained unchanged since its revelation till now, as Allah stated in Qur'an chapter 15:9, "We have revealed the Qur'an, and We will preserve it. 

Before coming to any conclusions about any religion, study it. I'm open to any questions in the comment section or any comments.

 

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Mustapha Nasiru

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