Top 10 Erroneous Beliefs about Islam

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6. Jihad means war in the name of Allah


The real meaning of Jihad is struggle. However, when this is applied to Islam, it oftentimes refers to the struggle to fulfill the ways of Allah. There are different forms of Jihad. It may be a struggle against oneself, struggle by being vocal, struggle though action and struggle by the edge of the sword.


7.  Islam does not tolerate other religions


‘Death to the infidels’ is an oft-repeated phrase unfairly associated with Islam. This is not an accurate generalization and is a baseless interpretation of the Islamic Law. Islam is anchored on freedom and respect of other religions.


8.  Islam does not give rights to children

Islam Children

On the contrary, the Islamic Law protects and provides various rights to the children. Islamic Laws enunciate that children have the basic right to education, proper growth and existence.


9. There is no love lost between the Muslims and Jesus

Muslims and Jesus

This is far from the truth. If we closely study the doctrines and teachings of Islam, we will discover that Jesus is considered in Islam as one of the greatest Prophets of God. In fact, one cannot become a Muslim if he does not believe in the birth of Jesus by the Virgin Mary and the many miracles that were done by Jesus Christ.


10. All Muslims are turbaned Arabs

Multicultural Muslims

This is again a false notion as Arabs comprise a mere 15% of the total Muslim population. 69% of Muslims are from Eastern part of Asia with Africa taking second spot. Middle East only takes third spot.

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