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Understanding Islam

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I consider myself a friend of all the worlds’ major religions, including Islam.  In addition to the evening news, my understanding of Islam has been mediated by the following: 264 more words

Basirah

The Story of Adam – Part 3 – The Descent

The Story of Adam – Part 3 – The Descent

 Islam rejects the Christian concept of original sin and the notion that all humans are born sinners due to the actions of Adam. 912 more words

Understanding Islam

The Story of Adam – Part 2 – The Creation of Eve and the Role of Satan

The Story of Adam – Part 2 – The Creation of Eve and the Role of Satan

Adam opened his eyes and looked into the beautiful face of a woman gazing down at him. 984 more words

Understanding Islam

The Story of Adam – Part 1 – The First Man

The Story of Adam – Part 1 – The First Man

Islam provides us with the astonishing details of the creation of Adam. Both Christian and Jewish traditions are remarkably similar yet importantly different to the Quran. 1,030 more words

Understanding Islam

Who causes the worst Misrepresentation of Islam?

Many Muslims complain that the TTP, ISIL, Boko Haram and Al Qaeda cause the biggest misrepresentation of Islam – and they become highly active in denouncing them, demonstrating against them, or holding conferences and lectures intellectually criticising them and openly advocating Muslims to disassociate themselves from them. 3,144 more words

Revival Thought (Al Nahda)

TED Studies on Islam Part 1: Religion, history and culture-Faith versus tradition in Islam

FROM THE ESSAY INTRODUCING THE TED STUDIES SERIES ON UNDERSTANDING ISLAM FROM WILEY 

“TED offers a space in which voices similar to these religious and political leaders of the Muslim World can take center stage in order to better understand internal Muslim debate with the realization that there is no such thing as a monolithic Muslim culture or “psyche.” To see 1.5 billion Muslims as constituting a single, undifferentiated, monolithic community is highly problematic, as they come from a diverse range of geographical, social, economic and political settings, each informing their worldview. 90 more words

Islamophobia