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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 Qur’an is the final revelation of Allah to all of mankind, which was spoken by Allah the Exalted Himself and conveyed through the Arch-Angel Gabriel in Arabic to the Prophet Muhammad, in sound, word and meaning. The Qur’an, (sometimes incorrectly spelled Koran), was then relayed to the Prophet’s companions, and they diligently memorized it verbatim and meticulously complied it into written form. The Qur’an has been continually recited by the companions of the Prophet and their successors until the present day. In short, the Qur’an is the revealed book of Divine scripture from Allah to all humanity for their guidance and salvation.

The Qur’an was revealed in a series of revelations to the Prophet Muhammad over a period of 23 years. The Qur’an was recited publicly in front of both the Muslim and non-Muslim communities during the life of the Prophet Muhammad, and thereafter. The entire Qur’an was also completely written down in the lifetime of the Prophet, and numerous companions of the Prophet memorized the entire Qur’an word-for-word as it was revealed. The Qur’an was always in the hands of the common believers: it was always thought to be God’s word; and, due to wide-spread memorization, it was perfectly preserved. Never was any part of it altered or decreed by any religious council. The teachings of the Qur’an comprise a universal scripture addressed to all of mankind and not to any particular tribe or ‘chosen people’.

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