Over the past few years, Islam has become very controversial in almost all parts of the world. This is because the said religion has been used by some people for their own political agendas. A lot of bombings, terrorism, and other forms of violence have been tied to the Muslims, which has made people from non-Islamic countries to fear them. Sad to say but there are even some people who are so scared that they do not want to have anything to do with Muslims.
In a certain show, Ben Shapiro says that a majority of muslims are radicals. Many people might agree to this, but the question is, is that statement really true? Or is it an inaccurate conclusion?
Let us have a look at the brighter side of the Muslim religion and have a better understanding of the Islamic faith.
The Muslim Religion
According to statistics, a fifth of the world’s population is practicing the Islamic faith, which means that billions of people across the globe are Muslims. Countries with the most numbers of Muslims include Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Nigeria, Africa, and other countries in the Middle East. There is also a lot of them who have migrated to the Western countries as well as Europe.
You are probably wondering what Islam really is and what their beliefs are. Well, first and foremost, this religion is not new. It started back in the seventh century. Researchers say that the Muslim religion started in Medina and Mecca.
Just like any other religion, Islam aims to unite people and promote peace and harmony. This is the way it should be. However, there are some Muslims who seem to have diverted their faith into something different – which made them do things that are hard to understand. On the other hand, there is still a lot of Muslims who religiously live with the true essence of the Islamic faith. And again, that is to do what is right and be forgiving.
For Christians, they believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, but for Muslims, they believe in Allah. They also believe in prophets and the messages that they left for the human race.
Citizens of the non-Islamic countries may look at Muslims a bit strange. The reason for this is that in some nations, especially the first world countries, the government and the church are two different entities. But in Muslim countries, their religion is above everything, and this is what rules their daily living.