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    Why are they so ignorant to this fact...

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    Asalaamu Alaikum(Peace be with everyone),

    They(through ignorance and hatred and lies);

    - Call him a pedophile
    - Call him a murderer
    - Call him a pagan/jew/christian hater

    Why do they not acknowledge this then;

    - First to give women clear rights
    - First to give animals/slaves rights(with absolute encouragment as a good deed to free a slave, not only free it but provide for him/her so that they can take care of themselves)
    - This list goes on, but the main point I want to make...

    Why do they mention the likes of Malcolm X and Martin Luthor King, but never ever mention Muhammad(pbuh); as the first ever man to ban colorism.

    This is 1400 Years ago from a Divine book that is regarded as Law to it's mass of followers;

    "O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full Knowledge and is well-acquainted (with all things)." - [Quran 49: 13]

    This is 1400 years ago, from the mouth of a man who people again; followed just like it is the law;

    "O people! Your God is one and your forefather (Adam) is one. An Arab is not better than a non-Arab and a non-Arab is not better than an Arab, and a white person is not better than a black person and a black person is not better than a white person, except in piety. "

    Muhammad(pbuh) was the first ever man in history to tell the world that there is no difference between any son/daughter of Adam(pbuh), not even their skin colour, the only difference is how pious they are towards their Lord.

    So why not even a single mention of this phenominon in any text book or anything? I mean, it's not fairy tales or anything, these words surely came from somewhere and the people that followed it to the letter surely acted upon some powerful influence not to discriminate each other based on color.

    Some people really forget to appreciate don't they... Or they just don't know. 1400 years ago, racism in the masses was non-existent in the Arabi societies and as Islam spread wider, racism was further eradicated, however the rest of the world continued in their sinful acts of discrimination, not until the very last century was colorism finally acknowledged as a wrongful act and banned. Sorry, but a certain man(pbuh) was waaaay ahead of you, atleast give him SOME credit.

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    "The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped around this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only." - Thomas Carlyle

    "If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astonishing results are the three criteria of a human genius, who could dare compare any great man in history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws, and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples, dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and the souls." -Alphonse de LaMartaine

    "Today after a lapse of fourteen centuries, the life and teachings of MUHAMMAD (pbuh) have survived without the slightest loss, alteration or interpolation. They offer the same undying hope for treating mankind's many ills, which they did when he was alive. This is not a claim of Muhammad's (pbuh) followers but also the inescapable conclusion forced upon by a critical and unbiased history" - K. S. RAMAKRISHNA RAO
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    Re: Why are they so ignorant to this fact...

    its not ignorance am very sure of, its pure hatred as Allah said see the jews know the truth but they hate us because we follow the truth the christians are not any better, its pure hatred thats all...
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    Re: Why are they so ignorant to this fact...

    format_quote Originally Posted by ourdialogue02 View Post
    its not ignorance am very sure of, its pure hatred as Allah said see the jews know the truth but they hate us because we follow the truth the christians are not any better, its pure hatred thats all...
    Agree . . . . . .
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    A number of reasons; the top two are hatred and jealousy.

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    Re: Why are they so ignorant to this fact...

    format_quote Originally Posted by ourdialogue02 View Post
    its not ignorance am very sure of, its pure hatred as Allah said see the jews know the truth but they hate us because we follow the truth the christians are not any better, its pure hatred thats all...
    Do you think its rational to believe that Christians and Jews "know" the the truth in Islam but ignore it, and then hate you for following it? That makes little sense.
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    Re: Why are they so ignorant to this fact...

    format_quote Originally Posted by ICYUNVMe View Post
    Do you think its rational to believe that Christians and Jews "know" the the truth in Islam but ignore it, and then hate you for following it? That makes little sense.
    Asalaamu Alaikum(peace be with you),

    The only issue I have is that Christianity teaches that Muhammad(pbuh) was Evil/The Devil and the Quran is from the Devil. Like, I'll be sitting here arguing with a Christian giving irrifutable evidence of the Quran Miracles/And how the Prophet(pbuh) couldn't have been an imposter, and they revert to the "well he's the devil" arguement lol... Like, ok thanks for accepting that there is something special there, but the whole "devil" arguement really doesn't fit with the teachings of the Prophet(pbuh)/Quran. And then I get "some of it is the word of God but the Devil is just using that to grab your attention and make you think it is from God, the Devil is very smart".

    I just closed my browser then. And no, this isn't the view off one Christian, MANY of them believe this and I have no idea where they get it from. One of them said "My Priest told me and he knows more about Islam then you do".

    Fair enough if you want to believe someone Christians deem the word off as Important, but have you atleast double checked what they or any biased sources say with what the actual non-Biased historians, the greatest thinkers of the modern century have to say about Muhammad(pbuh)? And the answer which they'll never admit directly is No. I mean, fine if you want to Say Muhammad(pbuh) was not a Prophet, but why lie and say he was a bad person, he was a murderer, a pedophile etc. And worst, why not even mention what he did, the laws he laid down, the rights he gave, the love he showed to both fellow mankind and animals, how he made the biggest and most influencial positive revolution in the whole of history in the shortest period of time etc.?

    In a sense I can understand why the negative propoganda is spread like that as far as Christianity goes, atm the idea is that Muhammad(pbuh) was evil - Christians are happy with this idea, the moment the idea(truth) comes that Muhammad(pbuh) was quite the opposite (and you don't have to believe he was a prophet) but the moment the idea comes that he was of one of the best morale good Characters in history, your likely to start to ponder and to read the Quran and worst case scenario revert.
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    Re: Why are they so ignorant to this fact...

    format_quote Originally Posted by Perseveranze View Post
    Asalaamu Alaikum(peace be with you),

    The only issue I have is that Christianity teaches that Muhammad(pbuh) was Evil/The Devil and the Quran is from the Devil. Like
    No they don't, not at all. The Catholic church views both Islam and Judaism as fellow Abrahamic faiths.

    There may be some Christians who view Islam in contempt because of the many terror attacks carried out in the name of Allah, but that by no means is a majority opinion...at least here in the states...
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    format_quote Originally Posted by Perseveranze View Post
    The only issue I have is that Christianity teaches that Muhammad(pbuh) was Evil/The Devil and the Quran is from the Devil. Like, I'll be sitting here arguing with a Christian giving irrifutable evidence of the Quran Miracles/And how the Prophet(pbuh) couldn't have been an imposter, and they revert to the "well he's the devil" arguement lol... Like, ok thanks for accepting that there is something special there, but the whole "devil" arguement really doesn't fit with the teachings of the Prophet(pbuh)/Quran. And then I get "some of it is the word of God but the Devil is just using that to grab your attention and make you think it is from God, the Devil is very smart".
    It seems that many Christians use the following line of thinking: If Jesus brought the word of God to the masses, and the bible warns against false prophets, then anyone who goes against that, and any prophet who appears afterwards is a liar and a false prophet and the Devil uses his trickery to remove people from the "correct" path of following the teachings of Jesus.

    Should the positive aspects of Muhammad be taught? Sure, I guess it can't hurt. But the goal of any major religion is to maintain your flock and bring others into the fold. You won't be doing your own religion any favors by talking about the good aspects of another guy who is part of another religion.

    It is important to remember that these people are human (at least IMO), and humans have both good and bad in them. From a historical perspective, I'm sure that everyone, including the prophets exhibited these traits.

    But as to your original post, Muhammad is not a factor in Christianity or Judaism. Talking about him is just not that important. But outside of religious practice, the things that Muhammad did that were positive should certainly be mentioned.
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    Salam to all,

    I think all of us are ignorance and arrogance in some ways.
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    Re: Why are they so ignorant to this fact...

    format_quote Originally Posted by ICYUNVMe View Post
    It seems that many Christians use the following line of thinking: If Jesus brought the word of God to the masses, and the bible warns against false prophets, then anyone who goes against that, and any prophet who appears afterwards is a liar and a false prophet and the Devil uses his trickery to remove people from the "correct" path of following the teachings of Jesus.

    Should the positive aspects of Muhammad be taught? Sure, I guess it can't hurt. But the goal of any major religion is to maintain your flock and bring others into the fold. You won't be doing your own religion any favors by talking about the good aspects of another guy who is part of another religion.

    It is important to remember that these people are human (at least IMO), and humans have both good and bad in them. From a historical perspective, I'm sure that everyone, including the prophets exhibited these traits.

    But as to your original post, Muhammad is not a factor in Christianity or Judaism. Talking about him is just not that important. But outside of religious practice, the things that Muhammad did that were positive should certainly be mentioned.
    Asalaamu Alaikum (peace be with you),

    I don't mind if they don't want to speak of any positives of him(pbuh), but in my opinion they really shouldn't preach lies of him either. Like, it isn't the Muslims that are disapproving some of these lies, but Historians, Famous Peace makers, great intellectual thinkers - basically non-Biased non-Muslims who have really studied Muhammad(pbuh) and his life and have come to clear conclusions that he was a Good person, not a bad/evil person. I honestly thought that Christians believe Muhammad(pbuh) was the very oppositive of Good, rather he was bad; And most certainly you can't really mix good/bad together, it's really one or the other. And when you have all these high academic's accepting that he was Good, why do Christians ignore that and go for the complete opposite?

    Here is a quote from Dr. Maurice Bucaille -

    The following is an example taken from the Universalis Encyclopedia (Encyclopedia
    Universalis) vol. 6. Under the heading Gospels (Evangiles) the author alludes to the
    differences between the latter and the Qur'an: “The evangelists (. . .) do not (. . .), as in the
    Qur'an, claim to transmit an autobiography that God miraculously dictated to the Prophet . .
    “In fact, the Qur'an has nothing to do with an autobiography: it is a preaching; a
    consultation of even the worst translation would have made that clear to the author. The
    statement we have quoted is as far from reality as if one were to define a Gospel as an
    account of an evangelist's life. The person responsible for this untruth about the Qur'an is a
    professor at the Jesuit Faculty of Theology, Lyon ! The fact that people utter such untruths
    helps to give a false impression of. the Qur'an and Islam.
    There is hope today however because religions are no longer as inward-looking as they
    were and many of them are seeking for mutual understanding. One must indeed be
    impressed by a knowledge of the fact that an attempt is being made on the highest level of
    the hierarchy by Roman Catholics to establish contact with Muslims; they are trying to fight
    incomprehension and are doing their utmost to change the inaccurate views on Islam that
    are so widely held.
    In the Introduction to this work, I mentioned the great change that has taken place in
    the last few years and I quoted a document produced by the Office for Non-Christian
    Affairs at the Vatican under the title Orientations for a Dialogue between Christians and Muslims
    (Orientations pour un dialogue entre chrétiens et musulmans). It is a very important
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    document in that it shows the new position adopted towards Islam. As we read in the third
    edition of this study (1970), this new position calls for 'a revision of our attitude towards it
    and a critical examination of our prejudices' . . .'We should first set about progressively
    changing the way our Christian brothers see it. This is the most important of all.' . . .We
    must clear away the 'out-dated image inherited from the past, or distorted by prejudice and
    slander' . . . , and 'recognize the past injustice towards the Muslims for which the West, with
    its Christian education, is to blame.'[46] The Vatican document is nearly 150 pages long. It
    therefore expands on the refutation of classic views held by Christians on Islam and sets out
    the reality.
    Under the title Emancipating ourselves from our worst prejudices (Nous libérer de nos
    préjugés les plus notables) the authors address the following suggestions to Christians: “Here
    also, we must surrender to a deep purification of our attitude. In particular, what is meant by
    this are certain 'set judgements' that are all too often and too lightly made about Islam. It is
    essential not to cultivate in the secret of our hearts views such as these, too easily or
    arbitrarily arrived at, and which the sincere Muslim finds confusing.”
    One extremely important view of this kind is the attitude which leads people to
    repeatedly use the term Allah' to mean the God of the Muslims, as if the Muslims believed in
    a God who was different from the God of the Christians. Al lâh means 'the Divinity' in
    Arabic: it is a single God, implying that a correct transcription can only render the exact
    meaning of the word with the help of the expression 'God'. For the Muslim, al lâh is none
    other than the God of Moses and Jesus.
    The document produced by the Office for Non-Christian Affairs at the Vatican stresses
    this fundamental point in the following terms:
    “It would seem pointless to maintain that Allâh is not really God, as do certain people in
    the West! The conciliar documents have put the above assertion in its proper place. There is
    no better way of illustrating Islamic faith in God than by quoting the following extracts from
    Lumen Gentium [47]. 'The Muslims profess the faith of Abraham and worship with us the
    sole merciful God, who is the future judge of men on the Day of Reckoning . . .'”
    One can therefore understand the Muslims' protest at the all too frequent custom in
    European languages of saying 'Allâh' instead of 'God' . . .Cultivated Muslims have praised D.
    Masson's French transition of the Qur'an for having 'at last' written 'Dieu' [48] instead of
    'Allah'.
    The Vatican document points out the following: “Allâh is the only word that Arabicspeaking
    Christians have for God.” Muslims and Christians worship a single God. The
    Vatican document then undertakes a critical examination of the other false judgements made
    on Islam.
    'Islamic fatalism' is a widely-spread prejudice; the document examines this and quoting
    the Qur'an for support, it puts in opposition to this the notion of the responsibility man has,
    who is to be judged by his actions. It shows that the concept of an Islamic legalism is false;
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    on the contrary, it opposes the sincerity of faith to this by quoting two phrases in the Qur'an
    that are highly misunderstood in the West:
    “There is no compulsion in religion” (Sura 2, verse 256) “(God) has not laid upon you in
    religion any hardship” (Sura 22, verse 78)
    The document opposes the widely-spread notion of 'Islam, religion of fear' to 'Islam,
    religion of love'-love of one's neighbor based on faith in God. It refutes the falsely spread
    notion that Muslim morality hardly exists and the other notion, shared by so many Jews and
    Christians, of Islamic fanaticism. It makes the following comment on this: “In fact, Islam
    was hardly any more fanatical during its history than the sacred bastions of Christianity
    whenever the Christian faith took on, as it were, a political value.” At this point, the authors
    quote expressions from the Qur'an that show how, in the West, the expression 'Holy
    War'[49] has been mistranslated; “in Arabic it is Al jihâd fî sabîl Allâh, the effort on God's
    road”, “the effort to spread Islam and defend it against its aggressors.” The Vatican
    document continues as follows: “The jihâd is not at all the Biblical kherem; it does not lead
    to extermination, but to the spreading of God's and man's rights to new lands.”- “The past
    violence of the jihâd generally followed the rules of war; at the time of the Crusades
    moreover, it was not always the Muslims that perpetrated the worst slaughters.”
    Finally, the document deals with the prejudice according to which “Islam is a hidebound
    religion which keeps its followers in a kind of superannuated Middle Ages, making them
    unfit to adapt to the technical conquests of the modern age.” It compares analogous
    situations observed in Christian countries and states the following: “we find, (. ..) in the
    traditional expansion of Muslim thought, a principle of possible evolution in civilian
    society.”
    I am certain that this defense of Islam by the Vatican will surprise many believers today,
    be they Muslims, Jews or Christians. It is a demonstration of sincerity and open-mindedness
    that is singularly in contrast with the attitudes inherited from the past. The number of people
    in the West who are aware of the new attitudes adopted by the highest authorities in the
    Catholic Church is however very small.
    Once one is aware of this fact, it comes as less of a surprise to learn of the actions that
    sealed this reconciliation: firstly, there was the official visit made by the President of the
    Office for Non-Christian Affairs at the Vatican to King Faisal of Saudi Arabia; then the
    official reception given by Pope Paul VI to the Grand Ulema of Saudi Arabia in the course
    of 1974. Henceforth, one understands more clearly the spiritual significance of the fact that
    His Grace Bishop Elchinger received the Grand Ulema at his cathedral in Strasbourg and
    invited them during their visit to pray in the choir. This they did before the altar, turned
    towards Makka.
    Thus the representatives of the Muslim and Christian worlds at their highest level, who
    share a faith in the same God and a mutual respect for their differences of opinion, have
    agreed to open a dialogue. This being so, it is surely quite natural for other aspects of each
    respective Revelation to be confronted.
    I'll re-quote -

    "The number of people in the West who are aware of the new attitudes adopted by the highest authorities in the Catholic Church is however very small."

    Despite this being a few years ago, I still feel the great misconceptions Christianity have about Islam are still not cleared, I agree with the above statement that very few people are aware of the new attitudes Christians should have in regards to their understanding of Islam.

    Here are recently random, unprovoked opinions of a few Christians on my Utube chan -

    "islam is a lie of satan muhammad was not of God but he was a servant of the pagan moon god allah who is satan you are ignorant to follow this lie may God open your eyes and heart to the truth and may you have the courage to accept it."

    .... 1. Satan, 2. Pagan moon god, 3. Do they not teach what "Allah" means?

    "Your god is a pagan rock! He is not the God of Abraham Issac or Jacob. And I do not worship the same God you worship."

    ....Again with the same pagan rock belief and the denial of the fact that we do worship the same God, we just have different perceptions of God.

    "Allah is not my god, he is not the god of the Bible, you can keep your Allah, I will keep the Messiah, who was and who is and who is to come."

    ... Same God issue, this is what alot of Christians believe?

    "I see Satan has brainwashed you into believing that your Pagan moon god is actually the God of Abraham Issac and Jacob. Islam is the work of the Devil and Allah is Satan Muhammad was a false prophet. And Allah is not my god. "

    lol this same person later goes "I to get my information regarding Islam from the Qu'ran and the Hidith's and Sunnah of Muhammad" What?

    "allah (not visible) proves light is not allah and Jahoveh Jesus the christ is not allah again. but light is visible. part of muslim prophet pagan father name was allah proves allah a pagan."

    eh.. I'll just stop there. The worst thing is, only 3 Christians ever said to me that they studied the Prophet(pbuh) and believe he is a Good man. Only problem...

    1st/2nd one - They said they were looking into reverting to Islam.
    3rd one - Said that "to be on the safe side, they are not going to follow any religion and just pray and believe in one God"...

    So yeah, maybe there are Christians out there that will say "I don't believe Muhammad(pbuh) is a prophet, but at the same time I do believe he was a Good man", but only a few.

    I can understand atleast why it is like this, you want to try and tell people Islam isn't true and you try and do that by bringing in the misconceptions about the core.

    Anyways this is just going off-topic, my complaint was why the west doesn't acknowledge Muhammad(pbuh) as the first man to do certain important things in history, such as denounce Racism. At the very least, atleast the Britannic encyclopedia have something positive -

    "....a mass of detail in the early sources show that he was an honest and upright man who had gained the respect and loyalty of others who were like-wise honest and upright men." - The Encyclopædia Britannica


    It's an improvement atleast.
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    Re: Why are they so ignorant to this fact...

    format_quote Originally Posted by Perseveranze View Post
    I honestly thought that Christians believe Muhammad(pbuh) was the very oppositive of Good, rather he was bad; And most certainly you can't really mix good/bad together, it's really one or the other. And when you have all these high academic's accepting that he was Good, why do Christians ignore that and go for the complete opposite?
    Please tell me whether by "why do Christians...." do you mean that as referring to all Christians, most Christians, some Christians, a few Christians, or what portion of Christianity do you perceive as believing that "Muhammad (pbuh) is the very opposite of good"?


    format_quote Originally Posted by Perseveranze View Post
    They(through ignorance and hatred and lies); - Call him a pedophile - Call him a murderer - Call him a pagan/jew/christian hater
    Who is the "they" you are referring to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perseveranze View Post
    "I honestly thought that Christians believe Muhammad(pbuh) was the very oppositive of Good, rather he was bad; And most certainly you can't really mix good/bad together, it's really one or the other. And when you have all these high academic's accepting that he was Good, why do Christians ignore that and go for the complete opposite?" unquote

    I am the ignorant one, ya, what type of Christians that judge others? Ya, I am the ignorant one, what type of Muslims that judge others? Please elaborate more.
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    Re: Why are they so ignorant to this fact...

    format_quote Originally Posted by Grace Seeker View Post
    Please tell me whether by "why do Christians...." do you mean that as referring to all Christians, most Christians, some Christians, a few Christians, or what portion of Christianity do you perceive as believing that "Muhammad (pbuh) is the very opposite of good"?


    Who is the "they" you are referring to?
    Asalaamu Alaikum(peace be with you),

    Not sure if you read my post fully, but I gave you direct examples, out of all the Christians I've spoken to (and there are many) only 3 have thought of Muhammad(pbuh) as a positive character, 2 of those were converting to Islam and 1 of those was going to become an agnostic.

    The lies that we (Christians) have heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only.
    [Thomas Carlyle]

    Of all the world's greatest men none has been so much maligned as Muhammad. It is easy to see how this has come about. For centuries Islam was the great enemy of Christendom, for Christendom was in direct contact with no other organized states comparable in power to the Muslims. [Montgomery Watt]

    I think it's most Christians that have a very negative view of Muhammad(pbuh) and it echoes throughout today's society through falsehood and propoganda. The vatican's message which I posted also reflect these misconceptions alot of Christians have, which havn't really be addressed.

    "Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached" - Pope Benedict XVI

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regensburg_lecture

    Although you may try and argue back saying how some Imam's do the same, truth is that's a very minority, an Imam is like a Priest. The Muslims however don't have 1 leader like Christians do, which is the Pope, so his words are very influencing in the beliefs Christians would have over things.

    And by "they" I mean the ignorant one's, whoever they may be.
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    Re: Why are they so ignorant to this fact...

    I blame it on ignorance. But ignorance leads to fear and fear is the first step of hatred.


    People do hate what they fear and do fear what they are ignorant of.

    Very little is taught about Muhammad(PBUH) in the Western world. Sadly the little that is taught is often in error. Many of us who are Reverts had virtually no knowledge of Muhammad(PBUH) until after we accepted Islam. One part of the problem is there are no accurate biographies that were not originally written in Arabic, and Arabic does not translate wellinto English. so the only way a person can verify any parts of the Life of Muhammad(PBUH) is to learn Arabic and/or become Muslim.
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    Re: Why are they so ignorant to this fact...

    The propaganda against Islam and prophet Muhammad SAW started to get in full crank during the crusades when the european christians needed to motivate and seek support from europeans to finance and send troops to palestine.
    Come to think of it, the history is being repeated today, when zionists and americans cranking out propaganda to tarnish the image of islam and muslims to send troops to Afghanistan and Iraq and to support Israel.

    I was watching history channel (and yes, we also get history channel in Indonesia) last night about science and islam.
    One of the main points why we dont hear much about the amazing contributions to science by muslims and Islamic world in the past was because when the europeans started to colonize the world, and came to invade muslim lands they needed to create propaganda that Islam contribution to science was too litle too distant past, in order to diminish and subjugate the morals of the muslims.
    Only now muslims are rediscovering the past great history of muslim contributions to science and technology.
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    Re: Why are they so ignorant to this fact...

    "Of all the world's greatest men none has been so much maligned as Muhammad. It is easy to see how this has come about. For centuries Islam was the great enemy of Christendom, for Christendom was in direct contact with no other organized states comparable in power to the Muslims. "[Montgomery Watt]

    I think these would be Western/Roman Christians. Many of the Eastern Christians such as the Copts, the Christians of Abysinnia, and other smaller sects persecuted by the Roman Christians were friendly to Muslims and got along well....in fact, many of them helped to translate the Greek knowledge into Arabic.

    Because there were Christian sects that did not believe Prophet Jesus(pbuh) was God, we Muslims were thought of as heretic Christians by some in the Roman Church---that Islam was one of the many Christian heresies.....or some such......

    Today Western Christians claim the Greek heritage as theirs---when actually they had disowned it during the dark ages of Christianity. Today the Pope claims that it is Christianity that is a religion based on reason and logic---Islam is not!!!.

    It is very hard to believe the various Christian delusions---but each to his own.....
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    Re: Why are they so ignorant to this fact...

    format_quote Originally Posted by Woodrow View Post
    Very little is taught about Muhammad(PBUH) in the Western world. Sadly the little that is taught is often in error. Many of us who are Reverts had virtually no knowledge of Muhammad(PBUH) until after we accepted Islam. One part of the problem is there are no accurate biographies that were not originally written in Arabic, and Arabic does not translate wellinto English. so the only way a person can verify any parts of the Life of Muhammad(PBUH) is to learn Arabic and/or become Muslim.
    Also, because the life of prophet Muhammad SAW is so full of events and details, full of nuances, and covered every subjects and issues of human life, it is not possible to find his biography in a small book that is still able to convey the full wisdoms of his life. Among the best Ive read is by Muhammad Said Ramadhan Al-Buti.

    For islamophobes and orientalists, they have to pick one or two events of his life which seem to look so extreme (against current western standards), cutting and editing it, making it out of context and presenting it as "evidence" to support their claims about prophet Muhammad SAW as mentioned in the OP.
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    Re: Why are they so ignorant to this fact...

    format_quote Originally Posted by naidamar View Post
    One of the main points why we dont hear much about the amazing contributions to science by muslims and Islamic world in the past was because when the europeans started to colonize the world, and came to invade muslim lands they needed to create propaganda that Islam contribution to science was too litle too distant past, in order to diminish and subjugate the morals of the muslims.
    Only now muslims are rediscovering the past great history of muslim contributions to science and technology.
    well, is very sad, why Muslims are so loose can be easily invaded, so what when wrong? Is there a Sovereignty, now..in all aspects?
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    Re: Why are they so ignorant to this fact...

    I want to get back to the original question and some of the OPs follow-up comments:


    format_quote Originally Posted by Perseveranze View Post
    Asalaamu Alaikum(Peace be with everyone),

    They(through ignorance and hatred and lies);

    - Call him a pedophile
    - Call him a murderer
    - Call him a pagan/jew/christian hater

    Why do they not acknowledge this then;

    - First to give women clear rights
    - First to give animals/slaves rights(with absolute encouragment as a good deed to free a slave, not only free it but provide for him/her so that they can take care of themselves)
    - This list goes on, but the main point I want to make...

    Why do they mention the likes of Malcolm X and Martin Luthor King, but never ever mention Muhammad(pbuh); as the first ever man to ban colorism.

    format_quote Originally Posted by Perseveranze View Post
    ... my complaint was why the west doesn't acknowledge Muhammad(pbuh) as the first man to do certain important things in history, such as denounce Racism.

    Well, one reason would be because he wasn't the first to denounce racism. Not saying that he didn't denounce racism at a time when it was still rampant. But he simply wasn't the first.

    For instance the following was written hundreds of years before Muhammad (pbuh) was even born:
    "There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." --the Apostle Paul in a letter to the church at Galatia (Galatians 3:28).

    And before that we have these comments: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right." --the Apostle Peter reflecting on what he learned from a vision with respect to how to receive and make room for non-Jews in his life (Acts 10:34).

    Now it may be that those who followed them in the practice of Christian teachings didn't adopt the same views which these folks had with regard to not looking at a person's race, but these views were expressed and taught long before Muhammad (pbuh). Further, those folks like Martin Luther King who were able to effect a real change with regard to the treatment of people of minority races by the majority referred back to these (and other) Christian teachings and not the teachings of Muhammad (pbuh) when they presented their message.


    Add to that the reality that even if one eliminates racism that cultural myopia still exists and the result is that Muhammad(pbuh), whose influence on western culture is more veiled than that of Jesus (pbuh), is not going to be as recognized for what he did. People may even be aware of Muhammad's (pbuh) influence in other places -- though your accusation of ignorance and that they aren't aware is probably accurate -- to the same degree that they are of other people's influences in their own culture, but they will still view their culture as of primary importance in their own reporting. As a result Muhammad's (pbuh) contributions will be discounted while those others who have provided greater influence to their own life will have their stature enhanced.

    Now, might I add, I actually see the same effect in your own posts. Muhammad (pbuh) is a great influence in your life. And that of course enhances your view of him. But when you report that you've only known three Christians to ever have something good to say about Muhammad (pbuh), it seems to me that your sampling pool must be incredibly small.

    I'm not saying that you won't find the ignorant, the fear mongers, and other sorts of evil thoughts projected toward Muhammad (pbuh) from Christians. You no doubt have and will continue to find them. But this is by far from universal. I'll bet up until 10-20 years ago, 80% of Christians in the west didn't even bother to think about Islam one way or another. Now, I can't prove it, and have no idea how one could research it. But as a Christian who lives in the west and remembers taking classes on world religions in the 1970s, I think I can safely say that I didn't hear the fear mongering then that you report hearing now. (And that was on the heels of some of the worst warfare between Israel and its neighbors.) Back then many of us in the USA were more concerned with Black Muslims than with Islam. And we recognized the teachings of Black Muslims like Elijah Muhammed and the Nation of Islam even as they were steeped in certain aspects of the Islamic faith to still be more about race than religion, so even then they really didn't inform our view of Islam. Thus it is only as a result of more current historical events that very many people that I know (and my sampling pool is admittedly limited as well) have even cared to think about Islam. Unfortunately most of what has brought it to their attention has been negative, and learning of it in that context has not been the best environment for Islam to be well received. But what I think you should find interesting, is that even in that environment, Islam has been largely understood to be positive impact on its adherents.

    Now, with regard to some of the characterizations of Muhammad (pbuh) that you don't appreciate. I don't think they will ever go away. He did things, things that will be judged and evaluated by people both who have adopted the same faith as he and those who will forever remain outside of it. Those different points of view will quite naturally have an impact on what they see. And some will see that Muhammad (pbuh) took a child as his wife and regardless of the culture of his day, he will be judged by the culture of the reviewer and be dubbed (at least by some) a pedophile. You may call that ignorance. If so, it isn't ignorance of events, but a decision to ignore the role of Muhammad's (pbuh) culture and to judge him by the reviewer's culture instead.

    And coming back to what seems to be your evaluation that Christians (and you seem to write as if you mean that to be universally true of Christians) as heaping lies about Muhammad (pbuh). You've turned to the internet to substantiate that view and quoted people who have indeed heaped lies about Muhammad. This proves only that some Christians do so, not most. Look at how many Christian authors you've turned to that talk about Muhammad (pbuh) or Islam being maligned. That in itself is evidence that there is another voice that does not promote such the negative view and actively seeks to counter it. Since you are going to the internet, how about this very site? What is the view of Muhammad (pbuh) that you find among Christians here? While none of us believe he was the perfect instrument of Allah (swt) (for if we did we would accept all of his teachings and be Muslims ourselves, not Christians), we don't deny the importance of his contribution to converting the Arab world from paganism to belief in the one true God we both worship.

    I think you are accepting the views of too few Christians as representing the whole. And pardon my correction, but you even show some of your own ignorance with regard to the Christian faith by which you judge us:

    format_quote Originally Posted by Perseveranze View Post
    Asalaamu Alaikum(peace be with you),

    I think it's most Christians that have a very negative view of Muhammad(pbuh) and it echoes throughout today's society through falsehood and propoganda. The vatican's message which I posted also reflect these misconceptions alot of Christians have, which havn't really be addressed.

    [/B]Although you may try and argue back saying how some Imam's do the same, truth is that's a very minority, an Imam is like a Priest. The Muslims however don't have 1 leader like Christians do, which is the Pope, so his words are very influencing in the beliefs Christians would have over things.
    The Pope is NOT the 1 leader for all Christians like you report here. He is the leader for the largest group of Christians, but there are many, many more for whom he is no more than a person of interest, and not a leader at all. Indeed, as a pastor I have a bishop who is over me, but it is not the Pope nor any Catholic bishop. I am not Catholic, I am United Methodist. Yes, his words have influence, but they don't carry authority outside of the Catholic Church. And some Imam's do indeed do the same -- that is they don't have authority, but they do have influence -- and not just within their own masjid, but beyond through the media of our day able to influence people all around he world.

    Now a quick search will lead me to all sorts of interesting statements that I am told are "supposed" to represent Islam. Here is just one sample:

    To our Mujahidin brothers greetings and prayers,

    It is mentioned in the Qur’an, and according to al-Sa’diy that if people don’t fight for each other, land will be lost. The infidels will prevent the Muslims from worshipping God, spreading his religion, and they will establish their apostate idols everywhere. Because God is kind, he has allowed Muslims to go to Jihad to fight for the sake of their happiness. He has made this available to them for reasons they do know and reasons they don’t know.

    Al-Tabaraniy in Al-Kabir stated “ The Prophet said that a group of people will be chosen on Earth to gain victory through God, and with the use of their weapon. They will continue to fight for God till judgment day. The groups’ greatest example is the Prophet of God .“

    The loser is the person that doesn’t throw an arrow into this great massacre. The Mujahidin are the front for the Islamic Nation and are fighting to maintain its faith, and drive away harm from it. They are more worthy of this nation and have more fear for its well-being. They are doing everything they can through themselves and their money for the sake of Islam and the Muslims.

    Imam Ahmad Ibn-Hanbal, may God rest his soul, said “Meeting the enemy is nothing, but fighting them is the best action. The ones that fight the enemy are the ones defending Islam and their women. They are comforted while the enemy is afraid.”

    (source: Advice for the People of Jihad)
    .
    Should I accept this view as being representative of Islam? Most Muslims I know would refute these points as not being central to Islam. And yet it is out there. On what shall I garner my view of what is and isn't true Islam?


    The internet provides us access to what we seek. On it I can seek for all in Islam that I might find violating my conscience and what I believe. I can seek for those biases that I have against Islam or Muhammad (pbuh) and have them confirmed. And, of course, you can do the same with regard to Christianity.

    If we follow that tact, I can almost guarantee that we will inform our negative views of one another without actually doing anything to dislodge our ignorace. Fortunately you have not done that. You may have started there, but you have gone the second and more important mile and sought other answers. You've asked why you have found these negative things. You have found them because they do exist. Not all Christians behave in Christian ways. Not all who call themselves Christian even practice Christian beliefs. Some indeed are simply ignorant and use religion as a buttress to their own unfettered prejuidices. But, please, don't rely on them to be representative of Christianity for you.

    In other cases the problem is greater. People like the Pope do represent a large portion of the Christian world (though remember not all of it) and have a great deal of influence. Unfortunately, even such people make mistakes. They can come to erroneous conclusions. Each one of us has done this in the past and no doubt will in the future. The Pope is not immune to such mistakes any more than the rest of us. Sadly, his mistakes may lead others down the wrong path as well. The good news is that in the case you cited, other Christias (including some Catholics) have responded to challenge and correct the Pope with regard to his views. So, don't even take his statements as the final word.

    If you continue to do the looking you have begun here, I am sure that you will find many more Christians that view Muhammad (despite the imperfections we would ascribe to him sharing in common with the rest of humanity) as a good, influential, perhaps even a great man.
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    Re: Why are they so ignorant to this fact...



    I think it is because many people never studied Islam properly. We live in busy times and some people feel they have no time to read books or listen to lectures about Islam. These people obtain information from the media, which presents it in a short simple format. I don't blame these people, I think they have been misled by the media.

    If they were to study everything about Islam, they would be able to make a informed decision about what they truly think of the religion.
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