The most discussed religion in any age has been Islam and consequently the most discussed figure has been Prophet Muhammad(PBUH),the man whom Allah chosen to be His last messenger and completed His favour on humanity by revealing Quran.
Unfortunately, gross misunderstanding and ignorance exist with Islam, a revealed religion from God Almighty which is a reflection of nature based on human conscience. Opponents of Islam are presenting a narrative of Islam based on their personal bias and experience to misinform the public and thus make Islam appear as unfavourable in the eyes of people.
Good judgment demands that when someone seeks to understand a phenomenon, he or she often refers to an expert in the field. Unfortunately many people heavily rely on media personalities who because of their personal bias and prejudice are making Islam appear incompatible with modern way of life. We spend our time and energy to unravel the secrets of nature; however we fail miserably to use the same unbiased approach to comprehend the truth about Islam and thus have given rise to fear, intimidation and branding its followers ruthless and uncultured. Nothing can be further from the truth if you consider the fact that about 1400 years ago and in complete accord with human conscience of today and in line with current progressive thought that Islam categorically declared that “there should be no compulsion in religion” (Quran 2:257). Continue reading “Understanding Islam beyond its rituals”