ISLAM - THE MISUNDERSTOOD RELIGION

MOHAMAD, DATO' SERI DR. MAHATHIR (1996) ISLAM - THE MISUNDERSTOOD RELIGION. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 2 (1).

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Abstract

lslam is perhaps the most misunderstood religion in the world today and indeed throughout history. It is not only misunderstood by non-Muslims, but it is also misunderstood by Muslims themselves. How else cant here be so many Muslim sects with beliefs and teachings which are so different and contradictory? Some must be wrong, the result of not understanding or misunderstanding Islam. One of the missions of the Prophet of Islam was to bring peace and unity to the feuding tribes, the Jahiliah or the ignorant Arabs of the pre-lslamic days. This he succeeded in doing as narrated in several verses of the Quran. The messages of Allah were brought by one Prophet and recorded in one holy Quran. There is no other Quran, or versions of it, or editions which carry different texts. The holy Quran is not in the form of Gospels by Muslim saints or ulama. The holy Quran is just the record of the messages of Allah in the Arabic of the period. Translations of the Quran may be different in minor ways, but they are not accepted as the holy Quran. Only that in the original Arabic is accepted. So there can be no differing texts or Gospels or versions which can result in differences in the messages or teachings of Islam. Yet, clearly there are differences, serious differences, so serious that Muslims are divided sometimes into warring sects. Why is this so?

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ISLAM
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
Depositing User: MS NOR SUZIEYANA ABDUL MAJID
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 07:29
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2013 07:29
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/759

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