‘Sorry for algebra’ and more #MuslimApologies

Sorry for algebra’ and more #MuslimApologies

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Hospitals, modern surgical instruments, cheques and carpets. What do these all have in common? They were all invented by Muslim scholars. In today’s Society, the Muslim population is looked upon from a negative perspective because all Muslims are categorized as being oppressive, against things such as Women equality and viewed as Terrorists. Why do we label the entire Muslim population as being terrorists if only a small fraction of this population are extremists? Over centuries ago, Muslim scholars began developing creations that are still in use today because the inventions are remarkable. The article talks about Muslims apologizing obviously in a sarcastic tone for the inventions and other things that they have created through using the trending hashtag #MuslimApologies on social media because they trying to prove the people who think that all Muslims are extremists wrong. The word ‘Islam’ means submission to God. It is an Arabic word and its root is ‘Salim’ which means peace. One may think that Muslims are inherently taught to be against all other religions and fight for Islam by putting other religions beneath, however it is clearly stated in the Holy Book, which Muslims use as their guide to life, that they are to treat other religions with respect and have relationships that entail love, and friendship with Non Muslims. The small population of Muslims that choose to be extremists and perform acts of terrorism are not following the teachings of Islam but rather contradicting them. In “implicit” religion, ones religion and way of life is looked at by just listening to the individual talk and watching what they do and on the other hand,“explicit” religion looks at ones religion through actually understanding the way one lives. If people understood the way Muslim People live and the wonderful things that their everyday lives hold such as praying five times a day they would not categorize all Muslims as extremists. People usually have an implicit view on all Muslims because of the acts of a few and this implicit view should be erased because it is ignoring what Islam is actually composed of. People criticize Islam but do not understand that it is a religion of peace and wishes well to all people. The individuals who choose to go one murderous rampages and do other violent actions against non-muslims and the female population are ones who do not show the true meaning and intent of Islam. Islam is a religion that over a billion of people follow and of that there are some who are going to give their heritage a bad name and reputation however we should not let them demolish the kind, tolerant positive acts and intentions Muslim people with their actions.

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2 thoughts on “‘Sorry for algebra’ and more #MuslimApologies

  1. I totally agree with you. According to my knowledge, no religion promotes terrorism. After the terrible event of September 11th, we have heard many people saying that Islam is nothing but a religion that promotes war and hatred. Obviously, we cannot judge any religion by just looking at those who claim to follow that religion. It is easy but unfair to point a finger at Muslims who have perpetrated violence against Christian, Jews and others, concluding that Islam preaches violence. Moreover it is also very easy to point a finger at Christians who have perpetrated violence against Muslims, Jew and others thus concluding that Christianity preaches destructiveness. Not all who claim to act in the name of a religion are true adherents to its teachings. Before claiming that all Muslims are terrorists, it is important to go back to the sources of Islam, such as The Holy Quran and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad: Hadith, to see what they have to say about peace and war.

  2. I totally agree with you. According to my knowledge, no religion promotes terrorism. After the terrible event of September 11th, we have heard many people saying that Islam is nothing but a religion that promotes war and hatred. Obviously, we cannot judge any religion by just looking at those who claim to follow that religion. It is easy but unfair to point a finger at Muslims who have perpetrated violence against Christian, Jews and others, concluding that Islam preaches violence. Moreover it is also very easy to point a finger at Christians who have perpetrated violence against Muslims, Jews and others thus concluding that Christianity preaches destructiveness. Not all who claim to act in the name of a religion are true adherents to its teachings. Before claiming that all Muslims are terrorists, it is important to go back to the sources of Islam, such as The Holy Quran and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad: Hadith, to see what they have to say about peace and war.

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