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MISCONCEPTIONS

Misconceptions about Islam

What do you REALLY know? Islam is one of the world’s largest religions yet it is also one of the most misunderstood. For various reasons – be they political, economic, biased media or fear of the “other” – mistruths and misconceptions have been spread about Islam. The...

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Islam is not a Religion of Extremism

Allah says: “…Whosoever kills an innocent human being, it shall be as if he has killed all mankind, and whosoever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind…” Qur’an 5:32   Islam… an extreme religion? “Islamic terrorists!”...

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Slavery

(part 1 of 2): A Review First, a knowledgeable Jew or Christian knows full-well that slavery is discussed in the Bible. The Jewish law has much to say about slaves and their treatment. This matter is not open to debate. It is a fact every rabbi and trained pastor is...

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What Does Islam Say about Terrorism?

Islam, a religion of mercy, does not permit terrorism. In the Quran, God has said: “God does not forbid you from showing kindness and dealing justly with those who have not fought you about religion and have not driven you out of your homes. God loves just dealers.”...

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Was Islam Spread by the Sword?

It is a common misconception with some non-Muslims that Islam would not have millions of adherents all over the world, if it had not been spread by the use of force. The following points will make it clear, that far from being spread by the sword, it was the inherent...

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An Introduction to Polygamy in Islam

Islam is criticized for allowing polygamy, for popular culture in the West views polygamy as relatively backward and impoverished. For many Christians, it is a license to promiscuity, and feminists consider it a violation of women’s rights and demeaning to women. A...

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Reasons Why Islam Permits Polygamy

All mandates of the religion of Islam are from God, the Wise, and thus one deduces that all things which are permitted are due to the fact that their benefit to the self and society outweighs their harms. When one analyzes the reasons and results of the allowance of...

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Polygamy in the World and the West

Polygamy in the global community is common, normal and accepted. According to the Ethnographic Atlas Codebook[1] derived from George P. Murdock’sEthnographic Atlas recorded the marital composition of 1231 societies, from 1960-1980. Of these societies, 186 societies...

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Polygamy in Judaism and Christianity

Polygamy is not a practice limited to the religion of Islam; rather, it is something well-known in the history of the People of the Book, the Jews and the Christians, as well. It is only in the later times that their religious men frowned upon it or forbade it...

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Who Practices Polygamy?

(part 1 of 2) Polygamy has been practiced by mankind for thousands of years. Many of the ancient Israelites were polygamous, some having hundreds of wives. King Solomon is said to have had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. His father, David had...

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Polygamy – An alternative way of life

What is it about the word polygamy? Just uttering it raises eyebrows, elicits snide remarks, or prompts crude jokes. Since the 19thcentury, when the concepts of orientalism and colonialism came to dominate Western thought, combining the words polygamy and Islam has...

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