Islam and the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)

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A Worldwide Power, Based Simply on Faith Islam, when one hears this word, many images come up. The word Islam means many things to many different people. Islam is one of the world’s fastest growing religion, as well as the fastest growing in this country. To some the word Islam, means oppression, hatred and terrorism, the word Muhammad often conjures the same images and reactions. And yet to so many people in this world, 1.5 billion to be more exact, when someone says or hears Islam and they think of equality, justice, and peace. So how is it that these two images differ so greatly, to the point where they are opposites on one another? What would cause so many people in the western world to have such feelings of hostility and resentment towards the prophet Muahmmad (BPUH) and the religion of light that has been regarded by millions? To say that Islam is misunderstood in the western world would truly be an understatement. One truly wonders how a religion with 1.5 billion followers, roughly 25% of the world’s population, is so misunderstood. What was very important was to get a diverse group of people, I interviewed people varying in age, sex, race, education, and religion and yet a predominantly similar theme occurred when asked a series of questions. Many of the people that were interviewed knew little to none about prophet Muhammad (PBUH). When asked about if they had ever heard of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH), 9 out of 10 people believed he was the “God of the Muslims”, of that 9 out 10, 8 said that “he was like Jesus”, as to what aspects isn’t exactly clear when they were asked. Many of the people that were interviewed, were asked the question to name a person that he reminds you of, 3 out of 10 people answered that he reminded them of Moses and Abraham, when asked exactly to what regards, no clear answer was given. Some of people questioned had a
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