Misconceptions about Islam

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Now, freedom of religion remains a fundamental right in america. But, religious persecution and discrimination are rising at an alarming rate with Islamophobia taking a substantial toll on the Muslim community.

Islam, Judaism, and Christianity are commonly called the Abrahamic religions given that these religions all worship the god of Abraham. Given language differences, God is called by several names, yet they’re the same. Followers of the three faiths believe that there are prophets that God has sent to educate the people. It might surprise some people to learn that Muslims believe Jesus will return. Islamic texts state that Jesus will return on the Day of Judgment when he’ll destroy the anti-Christ.

In 2016, there were 3.3 million Muslims residing in the USA, or approximately 1 percent of the U.S. population. Moreover, Muslims are projected to become the second-largest religious group from the U.S. by 2040. What’s more, by 2050, Muslims are estimated to include 2.1 percent of the total U.S. population – about 8.1 million people.

Myth #1: Muslims Do Not Believe in Jesus

Myth #2: Many Muslims Are Arabs

Hint #3: Islam Oppresses Women

Myth # 4: Islam Promotes”Jihad” to Spread Islam from the Sword and Kill All Unbelievers

Myth # 5: Islamic Prayer Is Merely a Ritualized Performance With No Meaning

What a lot of folks don’t understand is that Jesus has a fundamental and an inimitable role to play in the Muslim religion. Muslims faithfully believe that Jesus was a prophet who had been given an outstanding message – the gospel (injil) to share with people. This message supported what was instructed in the Torah and foreseen at the coming of Prophet Muhammad. But while Muslims adopt the belief that Jesus was a servant, teacher, and devotee of God’s Word, they don’t accept as true that he was divine or the son of God.

The Quran references Jesus, or Isa, twenty five times. The Quran says that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary and is”high honored in this and the next world.” Islamic thoughts concerning Jesus contrasts from Christian classes, notwithstanding, but we also share numerous basic convictions: the virgin birth of Jesus to Mary, deep regard for the key of God, love for Jesus, and an ability to profit from his lifetime since we search for joy with God.

Muslims do revere Jesus as an important prophet, although Muslims don’t believe that Jesus is the son of God. This represents a significant gap between Christian and Muslim views of Jesus, yet Jesus remains an important figure in the Muslim religion.

There have been lots of issues and conflicts which have sadly existed between Christians and Muslims over the centuries and will continue to exist, as the close relationship and theological bonds have been abandoned under the pressures and priorities of modern politics.

In response to this dramatic increase in religious intolerance and, religious discrimination, associations like the National Alliance for Religious Tolerance have been established to attract people from various faith communities together to combat this alarming trend.

ONLive Streams’ mission is to help debunk the myths and truths surrounding the a variety of interfaith customs practiced by the major world religions in our regional communities. ONLive Streams’ religious tolerance initiative removes the need to attend an interfaith house of worship. ONLive Streams overcomes this barrier by offering a live-streaming solution so people from various faith communities can find an insider’s perspective into the world’s greatest religious institutions, practices, and customs.

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