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Title: MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT ISLAM


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MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT ISLAM
  • Lim Jooi Soon
  • abdlim_at_gmail.com

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Cause of Misconceptions
  • Media
  • Islam Culture mix-up
  • Cultural differences
  • Fatwa by the non-experts
  • Muslims

3
Purpose of Removing Misconceptions
  • A dirty glass needs to be cleaned before pouring
    clean water into it

4
Methodology
  • Listen attentively
  • Understand the question
  • Keep calm
  • Rational, logical, objective
  • Scientific
  • Quote reference, data, ststistics etc
  • Never go against Quran and sunnah

5
GENERAL ISSUES Islam is difficult
  • 2278
  • 2185
  • 2286
  • Hadith Make things easy...
  • Fitrah
  • Very few dos and donts
  • Benefits humans
  • Analogy Child fire
  • Islam easiest, most rational, scientific

6
GENERAL ISSUES All religions are the same
  • Spelling
  • Invitation
  • 319
  • 448, 116
  • Concept of God in Islam, Christiniaty, Hindu etc
  • Tawheed, Rubbubiyyah, Al-Asma Was-sifat, Ibaadah
  • Islam also shows how to achieve Good
  • Islam Comprehensive

7
GENERAL ISSUES Muslim God Cruel
  • All born in state of fitrah
  • Piety not inherited Adam, Noah etc
  • Muslim by conviction NOT blind following
  • Shahadah can be nullified
  • 1715, 1099, 672
  • Born muslims and non-muslims
  • Opportunity and doing their best
  • Analogy marks depends on difficulty of test
  • 440
  • Heaven hell belong to God

8
GENERAL ISSUESSinners go to hell-fire
  • Yes
  • Concept of repentance
  • RSL (saw) repented 70X/ day
  • 3953-54, 448, 116, 2570
  • Never stops forgiving
  • Rewards punishment

9
GENERAL ISSUESGood kafir vs Bad muslim
  • Kafir
  • 5156
  • 1031-3
  • 448, 116
  • Analogy Kad Mesra Petronas

10
GENERAL ISSUESDoa not granted
  • Allah answers prayers
  • Allah is The best of all planners
  • Rich - wife
  • Sometimes our request is granted
  • Some requests granted later
  • Grants even when not requested
  • Grants in the Hereafter

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VIOLENCE
  • 9/11
  • Terrorist
  • Fundamentalist
  • Muslim countries love war
  • Islam spread by sword
  • Jihad
  • Suicide bomber

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VIOLENCE9/11
  • No proof to date
  • Official version vs evidence
  • Passenger list
  • Still building collapsed in fire
  • Building 7
  • Free fall - control demolition
  • Pentagon
  • Testimony of last survivor
  • Attack on Afghanistan
  • Who is terrorist?

13
VIOLENCEMuslim countries love war
  • True many wars lately include muslim country
  • Are they the aggressors or victims
  • Bosnia
  • Afghanistan
  • Attack on Iraq - nuclear weapon/ WMD
  • Palestine
  • WW1 WW2
  • Ireland vs United Kingdom
  • Analogy Robbers attack your house

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VIOLENCEFundamentalist
  • Media Oklahoma bomb
  • Fundamentalist - doctor, scientist, mathematician
  • Not all fundamentalists the same
  • Proud to be muslim
  • Fundamentalist - dictionary meaning
  • Every muslim should be fundamentalist
  • Islampeace

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VIOLENCEIslam spread by sword
  • Islampeace
  • Force is sometimes needed
  • Spain, India, Arab, Indonesia, Malaysia
  • Thomas Carlyle
  • 2256
  • 16125 (islamic sword)
  • 1934-1984 plain truth Islam 235 Christian 47
  • Fastest growing religion in America Europe

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VIOLENCEJihad
  • Jihad is not holy war
  • Holy war crusader war
  • Jihad means to strive
  • Jihad also means holy struggle

17
VIOLENCESuicide bomber
  • Suicide forbidden is Islam
  • 532
  • Vietnam, Iraq, Sri Lanka
  • Bali vs Palestine
  • Scholar opinion that all adults in Israel are
    trained army personnel
  • What is the cause?
  • Hadith regarding war
  • Judge Islam by source

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WOMEN
  • Polygamy
  • Hijab
  • Inheritance
  • Witness
  • Man one degree higher than woman (2228)
  • Wife beating
  • Leadership
  • Imam / saff

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WOMENPolygamy
  • Polygamy, polygeny, polyandry
  • Not introduced by Islam
  • Islam set a limit
  • Permissible - not compulsory
  • A solution - women more than men, wife paralysed,
    childless

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WOMENPolyandry vs polygeny
  • Western view of equality
  • Islamic view - equal but not the same
  • Physical differences
  • Men can marry 4, women cannot - why?
  • Mother/father known identity, menses, fitrah,
    STD, physical capacity
  • 4/4 - everybody will be related!
  • HIV - history - perished nation!

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WOMENHijab
  • Past history - women degraded
  • Islam uplifted status of women
  • 2430-31
  • 6 criteria
  • Include moral, behaviour and intention
  • 3359
  • Capital punishment for rapists
  • Current global status of women?
  • Rape statistics in the USA

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WOMENDivorce
  • Not true
  • Both agree - return mahar, court order
  • Talaq protects women

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WOMENWife-beating
  • Not as judge, do not execute punishment
  • Part of guiding process
  • Husband-wife relationship - rights
    responsibilities (434)
  • Conditional - nusyuz
  • Steps
  • Systematic problem-solving

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WOMENWitness
  • 2282 - business transaction
  • Murder - scholars views
  • Men - breadwinners
  • Tazil
  • Will (5106)
  • Talaq (652)
  • Accusing a woman unchaste (244)
  • Accusing spouse of adultery (245)
  • Aisyah - 2210 hadiths
  • Male witness not acceptable

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WOMENas leader
  • Quran does not mention
  • Hadith
  • Aisyah - Perang Jamal
  • Allah praise Putri Balqis
  • Prophets time vs today
  • Scholars opinions
  • E.g. Liberia

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WOMENas Imam / position during solat
  • Yes
  • Why woman cannot be Imam for men?
  • Distraction
  • Side-by-side
  • Achieve khusyu?

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WOMENMen one degree higher
  • 1715
  • Not power, but responsibilities

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WOMENInheritance
  • Men have financial responsibility towards the
    family
  • Women have no financial obligation
  • Gross vs nett
  • Example

29
MUHAMMAD(SAW)
  • Many wives
  • Pedophile
  • Married daughter-in-law
  • Can read

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MUHAMMAD (saw)Many wives
  • Total of how many wives?
  • Monogamy with Khadijah
  • Polygamy was a norm
  • Remained unmarried
  • Allahs commandment
  • 3350
  • 3352
  • 336
  • Social, political, moral, education,
    humanitarian, legality

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MUHAMMAD (saw)Pedophile
  • Previous culture vs present
  • Chinese culture - engaged at birth
  • Marriage to Aisyah - 6 years old, parents
    consent, strengthen siraturrahim
  • Never an issue during that time but full of
    praise
  • Permissible age for sexual relation

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MUHAMMAD (saw)Married daughter-in-law
  • Existing culture - adopted son considered as own
    son
  • Allahs commandment is intended to break the
    culture

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MUHAMMAD (saw)Can read
  • 961
  • 2948
  • Meanings of Iqra
  • Read
  • Recite
  • Proclaim

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Common Questions By Christian Missionaries
  • MUHAMMAD AND JESUS MENTIONED IN THE QURAN
  • Muhammad mentioned 5 times
  • Jesus mentioned 25 times
  • 1st Person VS 3rd Person
  • Mention of Moses
  • Satan VS Jesus
  • MUHAMMAD IS DEAD BUT JESUS STILL ALIVE
  • All Prophets are dead except Jesus
  • Why?
  • Only Jesus mistaken as God by followers
  • Will return in End Times to correct followers
  • Bible Matthew 721-23

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  • WHO IS THE LAST PROPHET?
  • True Jesus coming in End Times
  • Last Prophet not by Appearance but by Birth
  • Analogy 2 sons
  • 2nd coming of Jesus as follower of Muhammad
  • ALLAH SAYS WE IN THE QURAN
  • Allah refers Himself as Ana ( I ) and Nahnu
    (We)
  • Two kinds of Plural in Arabic
  • Plural of Quantity
  • Plural of Respect
  • Queen Elizabeth

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  • JESUS HAS NO FATHER
  • Article of Faith
  • 359 (Jesus Adam)
  • Bible Hebrews 71-3 (Melchisedec)
  • Cloning
  • QURAN COPIED FROM THE BIBLE
  • Not a single verse of Quran same with Arabic
    Bible!
  • Style of Language
  • Contradictions, Scientific errors in Bible not in
    Quran
  • Modern Science, Prophecies, Historical facts in
    Quran
  • Analogy Genius copy from fool
  • Cause of Similarities Same Source
  • Mark 1229 copied from Deuteronomy 64
  • Bible copied from Hindu Scripture

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  • QURAN WRITTEN BY SATAN
  • Author of Quran 482, 452
  • Verily Satan is an Enemy to you 356
  • You should not worship Satan 3660
  • Satans promises are nothing but deception
    2529
  • When you do read the Quran, seek Gods
    protection from Satan the accursed 1698
  • Not a single verse in Quran teaches Evil

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COMMON QUESTIONS BY HINDUS
  • MUSLIMS WORSHIP KAABAH
  • Unity in Islam
  • 1st House of Worship
  • Earlier Qiblat Jerusalem 2225, 250
  • Stepping Kaabah
  • Stepping picture of Kaabah
  • Kaabah removed to KLCC
  • Worship Kaabah Hellfire

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MUSLIM SLAUGTERING CRUEL
  • Pre-Conditions Sharp knife, away from other
    animals
  • Calm the animal
  • Slaughter swiftly
  • Blood vessels severed without damaging spinal
    cord
  • Maximum blood drained
  • Animal kicking struggling
  • Disconnecting blood flow to brain nerves
    responsible for pain
  • Meat remains fresh for longer time

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RAMA, KRISHNA, BUDDHA ARE PROPHETS OF ALLAH
  • 3524, 137
  • 1636 Serve God and eschew Evil
  • Cannot say for sure Yes or No
  • If they were Prophets Time bound Their People
    only
  • Muhammad our Prophet 3428, 21107
  • Muhammad Final Prophet 3340

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EATING NON VEGETARIAN
  • Permitted by God 165
  • Pointed Teeth
  • Digestion System
  • Vegetation too have lives
  • Killing less senses being
  • Lives killed to feed one person
  • Universal Religion Desert, Eskimos
  • Vegetarian too can be good Muslim

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  • Linggam In Kaabah
  • Eating Non-Vegetarian
  • Muslim Slaughtering Cruel
  • Idol Worship Only For Concentration
  • Rama, Krsna, Buddha Prophets of Allah?
  • Hinduism the Oldest Religion (Sanathana Dharma)

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CONTRADICTIONS IN THE QURAN
  • 1 day 1,000 or 50,000 years?
  • Man created from water, sperm or clay?
  • Heavan earth created in 6 days or 8 days?

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1 DAY 1,000 OR 50,000 YEARS?
  • 2247
  • 325
  • 704
  • Time in Human Concept not the same with God
  • Different Context
  • Yaum Day or Period or epoch
  • Analogy Journey to 3 Destinations

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MAN CREATED FROM WATER, SPERM OR CLAY?
  • 2554
  • 762
  • 62
  • Contradistinction
  • Analogy Making Coffee
  • Water Sugar Coffee

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HEAVAN EARTH CREATED IN 6 DAYS OR 8 DAYS?
  • 754, 103, 117, 2559
  • 419-12
  • 4111 begins with Thumma (Moreover /
    simultaneously)
  • Analogy Construction of Building Fence
  • Yaum Day, Period, Epoch

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