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SeekerOfKnowledge 06-03-2018 10:53 AM

Resources about Islam Faith?
 
Salam,

first I want to say that I am happy to see that there are so many peaceful discussions in this section of SF.

I am not a Muslim, and neither do I wish to convert. I wish to learn more, though, to get a better understanding.

Faithful people have my deepest respect, no matter what their religion is.

Are there any online resources available? To be able to spread peace (and to convince haters, that not every faithful Muslim is a terrorist or misogynist), I will need to know more about Islam faith.

Nephele 03-04-2018 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by SeekerOfKnowledge
Salam,

first I want to say that I am happy to see that there are so many peaceful discussions in this section of SF.

I am not a Muslim, and neither do I wish to convert. I wish to learn more, though, to get a better understanding.

Faithful people have my deepest respect, no matter what their religion is.

Are there any online resources available? To be able to spread peace (and to convince haters, that not every faithful Muslim is a terrorist or misogynist), I will need to know more about Islam faith.


Greetings, SeekerOfKnowledge.

I find that the best resource is the most direct and that's going out and meeting people and speaking with them directly and getting to know them. I have great respect for the Muslim people I have met and chatted with here in New York, and I'm fortunate that our city is home to such a diverse population so that one actually can meet others this way.

There was one incident in particular that will always remain in my memory. I was coming out of F.A.O. Schwarz (a fantastic toy store here in NYC that sadly has recently closed) and saw a homeless man sitting on the sidewalk.

Without thinking, I went over to a nearby food cart which happened to be halal (which is the Muslim equivalent of kosher) and the owner of the cart was just finishing his prayers (he was picking up his small carpet off the sidewalk). I told him I wanted something for the homeless man on the sidewalk. The halal cart owner smiled at me and told me not to worry he and already fed that man (who waved to him and smiled back).

The homeless man on the sidewalk wasn't even a fellow Muslim, but the halal cart owner nevertheless felt compelled to feed him because he was hungry and without the means to buy food. The cart owner saw only a fellow human being in need.

It's that act of kindness (and many more that I have witnessed from New York's Muslim population) that has made the greatest impression on me regarding the Muslim people.

SeekerOfKnowledge 03-04-2018 05:59 PM

Thank you, Nephele.

It is best, of course, to talk to people directly. Like the travel guide from our trip to Cairo last year. He told a lot about his life and his faith from a very personal perspective.

Such acts of kindness happen. I do not think they are limited to any religion.

Maybe I can ask our local pastor how to find out more. Not a joke. He was doing research on Islam and the Q'ran.

Thanks again.

LoGronn 12-04-2018 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Nephele
Greetings, SeekerOfKnowledge.

I find that the best resource is the most direct and that's going out and meeting people and speaking with them directly and getting to know them.


Excuse my racist, bigoted and hateful ideas but how is this the best option?

The only sources of Islam are the sacred texts of the religion, the Quran, the hadiths, tafsir and the siras.

SeekerOfKnowledge 12-04-2018 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by LoGronn
The only sources of Islam are the sacred texts of the religion, the Quran, the hadiths, tafsir and the siras.

As I have heard there are different versions of the Quran, like there are of the Bible?
Thank you very much for mentioning the hadiths, tafsir and siras.
I will try to find out more.
I just want to learn more about all the religions, so that I understand.
So that, maybe, I can build a bridge when encountering people in everyday life.
That is all.

LoGronn 12-04-2018 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by SeekerOfKnowledge
As I have heard there are different versions of the Quran, like there are of the Bible?
Thank you very much for mentioning the hadiths, tafsir and siras.
I will try to find out more.
I just want to learn more about all the religions, so that I understand.
So that, maybe, I can build a bridge when encountering people in everyday life.
That is all.


Well as you know, translations varies and just like every translated sacred text, the Quran also has many different translations. I myself dislike translations of any piece of work, so unless I know the original language of the piece I do not read, watch, listen to or play it, well at least that is what I have been doing recently. I read the translation of the Quran, the Protestant canon of the Bible and a few Catholic deuterocanonical books a few years ago when I was not following this rule.

But the Quran also had different versions in Old Arabic when it was first made into a book, (Muslims like to deny this fact by the way.)

Che Lazou 06-06-2018 11:38 PM

Resources about Islam Faith?
 
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Originally Posted by LoGronn
Well as you know, translations varies and just like every translated sacred text, the Quran also has many different translations. I myself dislike translations of any piece of work, so unless I know the original language of the piece I do not read, watch, listen to or play it, well at least that is what I have been doing recently. I read the translation of the Quran, the Protestant canon of the Bible and a few Catholic deuterocanonical books a few years ago when I was not following this rule.

But the Quran also had different versions in Old Arabic when it was first made into a book, (Muslims like to deny this fact by the way.)

Religion is advice, the meaning of slavery, the number four, unlucky or ignorance in Chinese yet at the same time enlightening of the underdeveloped, it must be asked for and has many meanings, the most efficient being one, yet numbers are digital and the Quran was originally set in analogue script; Haqqanoah; Thank you.


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