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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 key to understanding Islam and Muslims is to resist stereotypes and examine each situation according to Islamic teachings and authentic sources.

Are you interested to know more about Islam and Muslims? Please take a look at the questions and answers given below related to the misconceptions about Islam. If you want to know more, then you can ask a Muslim about Islam via email or telephone.

The word “Muslim” means the one who submits to the Will of God, declaring that “there is no one worthy of submission except the One God and Muhammad is the messenger of God.” Thus, all the prophets including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, Issac, Ishmael, Jacob, John the Baptist, Jesus and Muhammed (peace be upon them all) are considered Muslims. Why do we say this? A Muslim means what? One who submits to the will of God. All the Prophets & Messengers throughout their mission did what? Nothing but submitted to the will of God. Therefore by definition and by practice they were all Muslims. The Qur’an (the divine scripture of the Muslims) specifically mentions Prophet Abraham who lived long before Moses and Jesus saying that, “he was neither a Jew nor a Christian but a Muslim,” because he had submitted to the Will of God.

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