Different religious beliefs
What would you do if you encountered a person with vastly different religious beliefs than your own? Create a presentation that will demonstrate what resources you would use, and what strategies and/or tips you would use to create or promote an atmosphere of tolerance. Include the following: What religious group did you choose? What are the basic tenets of that religious group? How do those religious tenets differ from your beliefs? What strategies did you use to address the differences between the different beliefs? Looking forward, how will your experience impact the way you work with individuals from different backgrounds?
The main issues of contention with Islam do not arise from its basic principles but with other practices of most or some Muslims in the name of religion. While most religions have been dynamic with time, many Muslims are still ye to accept the LGBTQ communities within them. In some countries, this even results in members of these communities to be sentenced to death.
Since Islam has no central governing body, specific policies on issues of concern to LGBTQ people can not be mentioned. Islamic individuals and organizations fall across a broad spectrum depending on ethnicity, age, family upbringing, and cultural influences, from accepting and inclusive to a degree of rejection that can be characterized by a variety of acts ranging from social sequestration to physical aggression. There is a growing movement in the United States to build inclusive societies for LGBTQ Muslims and their allies.
The prevalent concept of the position of a woman in Islam is that independence and equality are stripped of women. This is the product of either misunderstanding of Islam or the skewed propaganda of a prejudiced media and anti-Islamic ideology. The reality is just the contrary. It is not out of place here to discuss the role given to women before Islam in some of the so-called glorious civilizations.
In Islam, there is no gender inequality. And whoever performs righteous good deeds, male or female, and is a true believer in the Oneness of Allah, they will reach Heaven and not the least injustice will be done to them, except to the size of a Naqira (speck on the back of a date-stone). (Qur’an, 4:124) The head of the family is man. This is cited out of context by opponents of Islam. This role of man is to safeguard the institution of the family and reinforce it. It is man’s duty to provide all family members with food, shelter and other needs. Women, in both civil and criminal judicial acts, are equal to men.
One common misconception is that it is easy for Jihad to be Translated as “holy war.” In reality, Jihad translates as “striving in “God’s way. So a person who studies Islam, preaches Islam, It is jihad, or defending an Islamic country. It’s not someone who is who in the name of Islam, violence initiates violence. Currently, the literal“ Peace” is a translation of the word “Islam. “In part, this confusion results from the fact that so Non-Muslim Americans should not know that Islam is a way of doing stuff. Uh, life. Since Muslims do not actually see borders between each other. Their patriotism is all about nation-states, the way Americans do, Religion, rather than a specific nation.
- A true Muslim knows that the true meaning of Jihad is living a life of righteousness according to Allah’s will (HAKIM, 2001).
- Bringing death and destruction is not Allah’s will.
- Islam’s most intimate teaching is the teaching of peace as it is the meaning of its name.
- Most Muslims condemn Jihadists as they have led to the destruction of their origins.
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