Islam is also anchored by a core of six beliefs:
To believe in One Unique God
To believe in the angels
To believe in the revealed books of God
To believe in all prophets of God -
To believe in the Day of Judgment -
Muhammad was known for his sincerity, generosity, and honesty even before he became a prophet. People gave him the title of Al-Amin (The Trustworthy). After he started receiving revelations from God through Angel Gabriel and starting preaching about Islam he faced many hardships. He dealt with all the hardships and continued to preach about the truth of Islam. When many people had accepted Islam he still lived a simple life proving he was a prophet of God.
Misconceptions about Islam
Racism/Nationalism: Many people think that Islam preaches racism or nationalism. However one can see from the Quran this is not true, as it states what means, "Oh mankind! We created you from a single soul, male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that you may come to know one another. Truly the most honored of you in Gods sight is the greatest of you in piety. God is All-Knowing, All-Aware." (49:13)
Women: Many people seem to think women are not treated fairly in Islam. In Islam women have always been allowed to own property and keep their own last name when married. Women are allowed to keep any money they earn, while men must spend the money they earn on their family first. Women also have a key role in Islam. Ayesha, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)s wife is known for her spreading religious knowledge in Islam.
Terrorism: There is a common notion that Islam supports terrorism, which is totally untrue. Islam strictly forbids the killing of an innocent human, comparing it to killing all of mankind, while Islam compares the saving of a human to saving all of mankind. The Quran also says (what means): "If they seek peace, then seek you peace. And trust in God for He is the One that hears and knows all things." (8:61)
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