Islam (translated from Arabic "obedience to God", "obedience to the will of God") is one of the world's religions. The adherents of this faith are called Muslims. There are communities of this religion in 120 countries of the world, more than 1.5 billion people believe in Islam. Islam is generally recognized as the state religion in 28 countries. The holy book for Muslims is the Koran. Like any other religion, Islam is trying to slander and attack. In connection with the recent intensification of terrorism, society often directly links Islam with aggressors and bandits. Consider the main myths about Islam.
Islam calls for war and terrorism. To understand more deeply the absurdity of this statement, let's plunge into the essence of faith. From the moment Muhammad began to divine and until his death, the Koran mentions about 30 battles, but in fact most of them were ordinary campaigns, albeit with weapons. Only 8 of them ended in battle. Less than 300 people died in these wars, other data mention about 1000. Muhammad himself did not kill anyone in his life, it is known about him that the prophet could wound a person in order to take him out of the battle. A case is described when Muhammad forgave a pagan murderer who attempted to kill him.
In Islam, war is considered a great sin, as it brings with it grief from murder. Muhammad himself called the war a deception. In the event of a conflict with Muslims, there are whole sets of military operations. For example, a true mujahid warrior has no right to harm civilians, especially women and children. Islam did not spread through wars. Jihad was declared to other countries only after the bans of Islam, executions of preachers and diplomats. For example, the jihad against Byzantium was declared after the execution by the Christian ruler of a Muslim diplomat in violation of all political norms.
Looking at world history, you can find that, for example, Europeans, predominantly preaching Christianity, are much more stained with blood. So, in the Middle Ages, the church, in fact, set fanatics against Muslims under the guise of "Crusades". According to the testimony of contemporaries, seizing cities, the crusaders usually completely plundered it, and the inhabitants were massacred. When the Islamic hero Salah ad-din took Jerusalem, he immediately pardoned all the inhabitants, washing the city with clean pink water. Such actions are inherent in true warriors of Islam.
Beautiful and noble relations between knights in the Middle Ages manifested themselves only in relation to their own kind. The life of ordinary people was worth nothing. The entire Middle Ages in Europe is drenched in the blood of innocent victims of internecine wars. With the onset of the era of colonialism, it was under the flag of the Christian Church that recalcitrant peoples were destroyed and enslaved. Scientists estimate that tens of millions of people were killed during the colonization of America and Australia. And how many unique tribes have disappeared from the face of the planet? In Russia, the tsars, conquering the Caucasus, the Urals and Siberia, destroyed numerous tribes, many of whom professed Islam. The world wars that have passed through the 20th century were not unleashed by Muslims.
Speaking about the inhumanity and bloodthirstiness of Muslims, let's remember the tragedies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A nuclear tornado that swept through the cities destroyed up to 150 thousand inhabitants, although there was no military necessity for this. Is it worth it after such bloody acts of Christian countries to declare Islam a militant religion?
Islam is extremely intolerant of other religions. Public opinion is formed with the help of the media, which maintains the impression that Muslims still dream of destroying their opponents by faith. However, let's turn to history again. The development of the Islamic caliphate and its advancement took place with the voluntary acceptance of Islam by the people. Once Syria and Egypt were Christian, in Iran there was Zoroastrianism. However, local residents, seeing the humane behavior and way of life of Muslims, themselves converted to this faith. Syrian Patriarch Timothy I writes that the Arabs not only do not oppose Christians, but also help priests and monasteries. It is interesting that communities of other believers still live among the Muslims. In Egypt, about 15% preach Christianity, there are similar communities in Syria, Iran, Lebanon and Iraq. Jews and pagans peacefully coexist next to the Muslims.
The Holy Qur'an teaches you to abide by treaties and keep your word with any person, even with other measures. Regarding Christians, the book generally says: “You will undoubtedly find that those who are closest in love to Muslims are those who say:“ We are Christians! ”(Quran. Sura 5“ Meal ”, ayat 85/82). said: “Whoever harms a Christian is my enemy.” It is said that the Prophet ordered the execution of a man who killed an infidel, violating a peace treaty.
The spread of Islam by fire and sword contradicts the very essence of religion, because the Koran says: "There is no violence in faith", it is believed that the adoption of Islam under violence is not counted. When the Muslim army captured Spain, women, resigned to their unenviable fate, were already ready for the massive violence inherent in all conquerors. But what was their surprise when the Mujahideen did not even look up at the beautiful ladies. Such an act led to the adoption of Islam by many residents, which was later knocked out and burned by the crusaders.
Another historical example suggests that in the 15th year of the Hijri, the caliph Umar ibn Khattab entered Jerusalem. By agreement with the local patriarch, Muslims took responsibility for the safety of the lives of Christians, their property, as well as graves and churches. You don't have to go far for examples, during the accession of the Horde to Russia, Orthodoxy was not expelled from the Russian lands. During this period, Russian culture flourished. Although in these times Catholics fiercely fought with the Orthodox, re-baptizing in their bosom.
During the Crusades, Muslims kept Christian churches in order and did not interfere with pilgrims, while their mosques were destroyed, turned into barns and filled with filth. As you can see, Islam is a religion of friendliness, according to Sharia law, with which they are so frightened, there is no difference between a Muslim, an unbeliever or an adherent of another faith. The punishment is the same for everyone.
Intolerance is characteristic of Christianity. You can remember the horrors of the Inquisition, St. Bartholomew's Night. In Christianity, there is even a prayer directed specifically against Muslims; adherents of Islam have nothing of the kind.
An Islamic woman is an absolutely downtrodden and powerless being. Any woman is frightened by the thought of the fate of those like them in Muslim countries. This topic is a favorite of many feminists who are passionately fighting for the fate of the enslaved women of the East. Parents are afraid to marry their daughters. It is believed that Muslim women are deprived of any rights, let alone freedom. However, more recently, they publicly fought for the right to be photographed for a passport wearing a headscarf, they are creating women's organizations.
It is believed that women are forced into marriage, however, and this is not true. This is not Indian cinema and women are actively choosing their husbands. The main requirement of Islam is that spouses should not be disgusting to each other. Many will be shocked by the fact that Muslim women are even looking for companions using a computer. Of course, religion does not allow them to "test their feelings by living in a civil marriage," but the Koran, unlike the Bible, allows divorce.
Many people think that Muslim wives do not study or work. However, study for Muslim women is not only allowed, but education for them is one of the requirements of Sharia. In the Islamic world, a woman, having a desire to work, gets this opportunity without any problems. Even Muhammad's wife had her own small business. Earning money is not an obligation, unlike free European women, and household chores are not clearly scheduled. Muhammad even encouraged men to do household chores. Religion allows men to support up to four wives, but nowadays it is rare to find men with three or more spouses. Outraged by this fact, they forget that Western morality has long come to terms with "free" love, numerous adventures, betrayals. Most Muslim women are quite content with their lot, and the tyranny of their husbands is just fiction.
Muslims are full of perverts. The first thing that comes to mind to the adherents of this myth is polygamy, they say, Muslim men are mired in debauchery. However, the true meaning of polygamy is to defend women's rights. But you can remember the same-sex marriage in Europe and America. Polygamy is generally present in other religions as well. The biblical king Solomon had 700 wives, just like David. In Judaism in general, polygamy is often mentioned. Yes, and Jesus never opposed this phenomenon. The ban on polygamy was introduced much later by the Christian church itself. St. Augustine believed that there is nothing wrong with polygamy, if it is allowed by law, Luther also allowed his followers to have multiple wives. What's so convenient about polygamy? The fact is that, alas, there are not enough normal men for women. And if in Russia there are 5 women for 1 man, then in Arab countries this figure is twice as high. Women, in search of family warmth, are forced to marry the first person they come across, which leads to unsuccessful marriages, broken lives. The other side is moral. A man is polygamous by himself. In a Muslim family, he does not need to look to the side, indulge in adultery, bringing the corresponding diseases into the house. The peoples who preach Islam are the cleanest, they rarely have betrayals and diseases associated with dangerous sexual intercourse. It happens that the wife is barren. In Western culture, this leads to a real family tragedy, in Islam, a man has no right to leave such a wife, but he can take a second one, who will give birth to his heirs. At the same time, the family does not collapse and the woman is not abandoned. The Muslim is charged with the maintenance of all wives and children. Personally, a man should spend money on himself in the last place and not to the detriment of the family, and there is complete equality between all wives. The law even establishes the standard of intimacy between husband and wife. Anal sex is expressly prohibited, and oral sex is in principle permitted as long as it does not violate social norms. Cheating, both male and female, is punishable. Talking about the early age of brides, we can recall the biblical example when Jesus' mother, Mary, was married to Joseph at the age of 12 or 14. At the same time, the husband himself was called an old man. So, as you can see, although the attitude towards women is peculiar, there is nothing dirty in it, on the contrary, Islamic laws all support ethical norms.
Islam is extremely cruel compared to other religions. The goal of Islam is to establish happiness and peace for all living things, faith itself is full of goodness, mercy and love. Relationships between people are prescribed only on the basis of respect. Muhammad said: "You can neither harm nor compensate for harm." True believers should not harm others. In relation to children, Muslims are credited with showing love, instilling a decent upbringing.
A woman, as mentioned above, is also shown respect. The Prophet provides 2 punishments for a woman who has committed a bad deed. Firstly, not sleeping with her for some time, punishing her morally, and, secondly, she can be slightly hit, but without causing pain. Islam condemns any manifestation of violence and cruelty, promising Hell to evil people. Even animals are shown mercy.
Sacrifices on certain holidays should be as merciful as possible. This is what the scriptures say: “A certain woman was punished because of a cat. She kept her locked up until she died. So she entered Hell because of her. She did not feed or water her, and did not give she has the opportunity to eat earthly creatures. "(Bukhari and Muslim)" If any of the Muslims plant a tree, and then a person or an animal eats (its fruit), it will certainly be counted. " (Bukhari).
Only Tatars, Chechens and Arabs believe in Islam. Initially, the Almighty sent Muhammad to all nations. Faith is one, and Jesus, Moses, Buddha are the prophets of God. People have distorted pure faith, turning it into a set of religions and speculating on this topic. It cannot be argued that this belief is only of the Eastern peoples. So, Imam Muslim was a Negro, and Imam Hanbal was an Arab. Allah does not care who a person was born, his position in society. What's in his heart matters. The Prophet Muhammad said: "Indeed, Allah does not look at your flesh and appearance, but He looks at your hearts and deeds." Manifestations of nationalism can prevent people from entering Paradise. This is directly stated by Abu Daud: "The one who proclaims blind devotion to the tribe is not one of us."
Muslims are mostly uneducated people. For some reason, many people think that Muslims live, almost in the Middle Ages, and know nothing but their faith. However, history itself refutes this myth. Many outstanding scientists, ahead of their time, were precisely Muslims, for example, Avicenna. When Europe lived in cultural and scientific darkness, in the East they studied medicine, mathematics, astronomy with might and main. Islam encourages and praises intelligent, educated people. Although envy is a sin, it is not forbidden to envy a sage who transfers knowledge to others.
Muhammad said that the search for knowledge is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim woman. However, there are no differences by gender. Thus, in percentage terms, the number of women graduates of universities in Turkey exceeds the indicators of the USA and Japan. In Tunisia, where 98% of the population is Muslim, there are 5% more women than men. Muslim said: "For those who follow the path of knowledge, Allah will facilitate the road to Paradise."
Islam is the haven of Al Qaeda, bin Laden and drug dealers. People are constantly told that the Islamic world has declared jihad on the rest of the world and, with the help of Al Qaeda and Bin Laden, has plunged the world into fear. However, it is no secret that the US intelligence services are behind the September 11 events. The Cold War is over, and a new enemy has come in handy. To fight against which huge money is allocated, and under the banner of justice, the elite realizes their economic and political plans. China, for example, has stepped up pressure on Uighur Muslims by declaring them to be accomplices of terrorism. Bin Laden's records themselves are mostly fake, and it has long been known that Osama collaborated with American intelligence in the 1980s. As mentioned above, Islam is generally against the destruction of civilians.
As for the flow of drugs, the following facts will tell the truth. In 2001, after the introduction of the death penalty for growing opium poppy in accordance with the requirements of Islam by the Taliban, opium production decreased significantly. That spring, Colin Powell, US Secretary of State, hailed the Taliban's fight against drugs. The entire country, including the pro-American territories, produced up to 850 tons of drugs. In the first year of the occupation of the country by the Americans, this figure tripled! If in 2001 poppy was grown in only a few places, today it is practically in all provinces controlled by the United States. This led to falling drug prices and an increase in the number of drug addicts in Europe. In impoverished Somalia, drug production increased. Muslims, united, began to fight against drug traffickers and bandits, gradually restore order.However, right there, under the pretext of Al Qaeda found in the country, Ethiopia attacked the country along with the United States.
Civilians are intimidated by Islamic martyrs, knowing little about their true nature. They appear to be some kind of suicide bombers. However, Islam prohibits suicide, considering it a grave sin. And the murder of civilians, as it was said, is a grave offense. Shahid is a martyr who died in the name of his faith, fighting against enemies. However, it doesn't have to be a warrior. Shakhidka is a woman who died during childbirth, believers who died of diseases. In the same way, they are frightened by the mujahideen, who are presented as bandits and religious fanatics. A Mujahid is considered to be one who went to jihad in order to defend his faith. At the same time, they are prohibited from getting any trophies. Therefore, the true Mujahideen are God-fearing and decent people.
"Jihad" is a fight against infidels. In fact, the concept of "jihad" does not carry something terrible. This is a fight against unbelief. Notice, not against people, but against unbelief. Jihad in many ways envisages the struggle with one's self, with temptations. The believer should do godly deeds, read sermons, work for the good of others. Jihad is a fight against injustice, it is considered an honor to die for upholding the truth and good. At the same time, the armed form of struggle is by no means the main one, although here, too, the Koran establishes certain rules prohibiting, for example, the murder of women, children and the elderly.