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The biased and discrimination in United States have always been done
with the minority. Muslims have always been a minority in this country
throughout time. They have faced discrimination in society and especially from
the government and media. I believe that people running this country are Anti Islamic due to there view on things. Also this is a Zionist country, which is another reason that makes the media discriminate against the Muslimâ€™s, due to the conflict with Palestine and other Muslim countries. The media has always portrayed Islam in a negative way. The reason the media is biased when it comes to Islam because they hate the Islamic structure and the beliefs. The majority of media conglomerate ownership is of people who consider themselves as Zionists. They are the big owners and of course will want to get their views across in any way possible, even if that means to discriminate a certain group of people. One of the biggest reason this country is against Islam, is because of the Islamâ€™s Social System. It is very different then how this country wants you to live your life. Another reason which this conflict occurs is because due to the fact that you cannot
find further truth then the Quran compared to Bible or Torah or any other books. All three of them are books of GOD, and his message. Torah is known as the old testament, then cam e the Bible, new testament, and Quran is the final testament and has the final message which is a lot easier to follow, making Islam the fastest growing religion of United States and also the world. That is why Islam is hated by the western world and is always portrayed as a killer disease. Promoting Islam is all for violence and kill people and how the term â€œJIHADâ€ is so misused in todayâ€™s western society. Without knowing or having two bits of knowledge of Islam, that this religious revolves around PEACE.
The social system in Islam is geared towards the preservation of the human race. It is uniquely built around the concepts of responsibility. Unlike the capitalistic concept of 50% shared activity, Islam defines the specific duties of each person and holds him or her equally important in the progress of society. Social disease such as crime and violence, drugs and alcoholism, rape and sexual harassment, teenage pregnancy and homosexuality are the norms of the Western life. Islam provides a strong foundation for a high standard of morality and the values that support the society from friction and subversion. To practically achieve this goal, Islam directs the people towards establishing marital relations and prevents sexual activities outside it, therefore preserving family structure, the central building block of the Islamic community. By preserving the sanctity of the family, the Islamic system provides a strong foundation for a high standard of morality, and values that support the society from friction and subversion. Islam organizes the interaction of men and women in public and private life, establishes a dress code for both, encourages marriage at an early age and impose severe punishments for adultery, fornication and homosexuality. (2)
Furthermore, the social system stresses the importance of parent-child relation and regulates custody and monetary responsibility. It addresses the responsibility towards grand parents, uncles, aunts and cousins from both sides of the family. Islam stresses very strongly neighbors affairs and encourages providing for the needy. The Western culture view women as a sex objects used for the temptation and pleasure or to sell products. The Capitalistic machine forced women to abandon their families to make end's meet. Islam considers the woman a human being whose primary mission is to be a mother, an honorable goal; therefore, she is to be protected and honored. To achieve the social goal, many rules and regulations exist in the Islamic legal code. The Islamic life style normally prevents unnecessary mixture men and women that preserve the integrity of their relationship. Islam addresses both men and women regarding creed, worship, social, economical and political; but due to the difference between them some rules are exclusively for women while others are for men. Islam obliges the man to provide for his family, while the woman is responsible for the care of her husband and children. These social regulations preserve humanity and works with the socio-political structure for the betterment of whole. In all activities, men and women live their private and public life within specific rules based on the orders of the Creator, Allah. (2)
Western approach are the control over scarce resources, especially material sources such as land, money, control over women. However, the Middle Eastern/Islamic cultures call for the sustaining of the nonmaterial resources such as honor, prestige, pride, power, and valor. This old saying summarize this aspect of the culture: "A good name is worth more than money." Another thing is that Islamic life style is a lot more traditional then American life style. In Islamic social system you worry about shame, pride, prestige and honor. Especially unity of the family, not only immediate even extended, also considering the reintroduction of the ongoing relationship. They emphasis a lot on traditional/religious values such as tolerance and respect of elders, which is rarely seen in todayâ€™s American society. Some of these norms and social value might still apply today in Americaâ€™s society, however they are not the priority, but in Islamic way of living these are the priority. Therefore both lifestyle are exactly opposite of each other and both stand on the other side of the road. (2)
The difference between Quran and other two books send by GOD is that, Quran was reveled to the Prophet Muhammad from God through the Angel Gabriel. These revelations did not come to Muhammad all at once. They came throughout his lifetime starting from when he was about forty years old. Muhammad was an illiterate man and had no education of the world or of religion before his revelations. The Quran is the basis for everything a Muslim believes. In it, it shows how a Muslim must act in order to assure a place for himself in paradise. But, more importantly it is central because it has never been changed. Every verse is how it was fourteen hundred years ago, the day it was finished, till this day. The funny part is the things that were written in the Quran fourteen hundred years ago, our science just figured them out in this century. Quran itself gives you all the knowledge that you need to live as a human being. Which makes the western world worry because no other book gives you as much as knowledge and the truth then the Quran. The negative way they act toward Islam is out of jealousy and frustration because God made Quran the eternal truth not the Bible nor the Torah. Knowing there is nothing they can do about, so they start mocking the final testament, and make other rest of the world to go against it. Acquiring that conclusion they believe it should decrease the growth of Islam throughout the world. (3)
At the time of Muhammad, the verses he spread to the people did not make any sense. It was later proved through the finding of scientific theory that what the Quran has said is most definitely correct. In looking at the human body we find that a baby is born through different cycles inside the womb of the mother. It is relevant to say that these different cycles can only be seen or witnessed through the use of new scientific technology and tools. And further on, it is reasonable to say that man had not even know about these different cycles until the invention of the modern day instruments. The Quran, however, knew of these cycles even before human starting looking into the humansâ€™ body. The Quran states that, â€œHe created you in the wombs of your mother, in stages, one after another, in three veils of darknessâ€(Quran 39:6). Modern science is proof that what the Quran says is correct in the sense of describing that humans must go through cycles inside the mother before being born. These cycles were only recently discovered through the use of the ultrasound. This is a proven fact and is accepted to be a reasonable idea. The Quran does not stop there though. It not only mentions that there are stages to go through, but actually goes on and speaks about these stages. The Quran says, â€œWe created man from an extract of clay, then made him as a drop in a place of settlement, firmly fixed. Then we made the drop into an alaqah, then we made the alaqah into a mudghahâ€(Quran 23:12-14). In the verse it is mentioned that the drop is put into a place of settlement and is firmly fixed. This is referring to the sac which encloses the developing embryo or more commonly know as the amniotic sac. To fully understand this verse, one must look at the meanings of the Arabic text used. The word â€œalaqahâ€ has three different meaning. It means leech, suspended thing, and blood clot. In comparing a leech to the early stages of an embryo we can see many similarities between the appearances. As we look at figure 1 we can see that a leechâ€™s head is in the bigger part of the body, which is similar to the embryo because the development of the brain is in the same exact place. The other meaning of â€œalaqahâ€ is suspended thing. In looking at the microscopic picture of an embryoâ€™s development we would see the embryo as a suspended object hanging in the center of the cell. The last meaning is blood clot. The embryo at itâ€™s begging stages has large amounts of blood and is practically a sac of blood before it goes into the development of itâ€™s bodily parts. In a book by David Le Vay called Human Anatomy and Physiology this process is mentioned similarly to what the Quran says. It speaks of the sac, which is the place of actual development inside the womb. It also talks about how the blood of the mother is the provider of the oxygen and nourishment, which helps us to conclude that the embryo is dependent of blood. There are many processes that occur inside the motherâ€™s womb before a baby is ready to come out. In a book entitled Incredible Voyage Sherwin B. Nuland talks about how the embryonic development is a constant pattern of gene inductions and changes in both behavior and form of the cells. He also says that certain cells serve their purpose for a few hour, or days, but then die off after they are done with their job. This is seen as a way of helping shape the growing embryo. In explaining the organ system Sherwin speaks of three layers. These layers are the ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm, and they are the basis for forming all major organ systems(p.53). So basically, there are only layers that, when finished, bring the unborn embryo to life. The three layers and the idea that cells are created and then replaced is mentioned in the Quran. It reads, â€œHe created you in the womb of your mothers, creation after creation, in a three-fold gloomâ€(Quran 39:6). The phrase, â€œcreation after creationâ€ could also indicate the idea that the embryo is not just born. It has to go through different processes of creation starting from the creation of the fetus to the ending of the finished embryo. This is also reasonable to think because an embryo does not have all its bodily functions and organs at the beginning of the pregnancy, but rather they are created throughout the nine months. (3), (4).
The Quran has mentions of another great scientific find in the area of the human brain. It says, â€œNo! if he does not stop, We will take him by the naseyah, a lying and sinful naseyah!â€(Quran 96:15-16). Naseyah is the Arabic word that refers to the front or prefrontal area of the brain. If a person were to look at the functions of the prefrontal area of the brain as stated by the Amen Clinics on the website, http://www.ohiohealth.com/services/womenshealth/maternity/doctors/hospitalstay/gettingready/index.htm, we would see that one of its functions is the influences the limbic system(paragraph 1). Comparing this information to other information about the limbic system, as stated by Sherwin B. Nuland, we would see that what Sherwin sayâ€™s is very similar to what the Quran has said about the brain. He says that the hypothalamus, which is part of the limbic system, is responsible for producing the reactions of anger, and sexual arousal(p). This helps us to see that, in reference to sinfulness, the Quran was correct because anger and sexual arousal are two of the biggest forms of sinning in the Islam religion. Lying was the other problem with the prefrontal area of the brain as referred to by the Quran. The Amen Clinics helps to also prove this to be true by saying that one of that one of the problems that occur within the prefrontal area of the brain are lying(paragraph 2).
Mountains are one of the greatest mysteries to mankind. Due to their size they are very hard to study and have only recently been found to have importance to the earth. Mountains play an important role in the stabilization of the earth as described by El-Naggar, in his book called, Geological Concepts of Mountains in the Qurâ€™an (p.45). The Quran has explained this stabilization by saying, â€œHe(God) has set firm mountains in the earth so that it would no shake you.â€(Quran 16:15). Naggar also goes on to talk about the modern theory of Plate Tectonics which also hold the idea that mountains are the stabilizers of the earth. Plate Tectonics is the modern based theory of mountains and is the basis for all information about mountains in reference to earthquakes and volcanoes. (4)
Geology. "Have We not made the earth an expanse; and the mountains stakes?" (Quran 78:6-7) "And Allah has cast into the ground mountains standing firm so that it does not shake with you." (Quran 31:10) It has recently been discovered that mountains have roots that go into the earth's crust which is composed of seven tectonic plates. Their movement is the cause of earthquakes. It is thought that the roots and weight of the mountains play a vital role in stabilizing the earth's crust. (4)
Animal and Plant life. The sixteenth chapter of the Qur'an mentions the bee that leaves its home to gather as feminine, although it has generally been believed that the bees are soldiers and they answer to a King. The Qur'an also mentions the sexes of plants and the winds as a means of their fertilization. "We sent forth the winds that fecundate." (Quran 15:22) All recently discovered matters. (4)
Atomism. The Greek philosopher Democritus (460-361 BC) advanced the theory that matter was composed of tiny, indivisible particles called Atoms. Modern science has discovered that there is the Atom, but that Atom is divisible. The Qur'an states: "He is aware of an atom's weight in the heavens and on the earth, and even anything smaller than that . . ." (Quran 34:3) (4)
The Water Cycle. The Qur'an correctly describes the water cycle, and the origin of underground springs as being from rain water. Obvious you may think, but the Greek philosophers did not get it right, suggesting that underground springs were produced by sea spray collecting in caves which fed a great underground sea through the 'abyss'! In fact the water cycle was not accurately propounded until the 18th century. The Qur'an, however, states: "Hast though not seen that Allah sent water down from the sky and led it through sources into the ground?" (Quan.39:21). (4)
T. V. N. Persud, Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Manitoba, Canada commented: "Muhammed was a very ordinary man, he couldn't read, didn't know how to write, in fact he was an illiterate . . . we're talking about 1400 years ago you have some illiterate person making profound pronouncements and statements that are accurate of a scientific nature. I personally can't see how this could be a mere chance, there are too many accuracies . . . I have no difficulty in my mind reconciling that this is a divine inspiration or a revelation which led him to these statements." Let us not forget the words of Dr, Bucaille that these facts "appear as a challenge to explanation in human terms." And Professor Persud's statement that it cannot be coincidence, there are too many accuracies! The probability against Muhammad taking wild guesses and getting each fact right are indeed phenomenal! These scientists, renowned experts in their fields, like the Arabs who had mastered their language in the time of the Prophet, recognize the clear proof and miraculous nature of the Qur'an. (4)
If Quran takes over this country, it will ruin and change this countryâ€™s social system. Islam is all about everyone having equality, which makes it a SIN for anyone who give or take Interest. This countryâ€™s economically power is based on Interest. Alcohol, Pre-martial relationships, drugs and violence. The this country has made the term JIHAD into some thing its not, so an average person who has no knowledge about Islam, start hating this beautiful religion. The real meaning of Jihad is, struggle, something to be done for righteousness. Islam is all about peace, and it condemns any one who solves there problem or does any act of violence unless it is only for self defense, and there is no other way then to defend your self in a violent way (5). The biggest supporterâ€™s of Isreal is United States and England, since time they always have tried to portray Islam in the worst way they could. Also they made sure that none of the Islamic country have unity within themselves, and the fact is they donâ€™t. Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, and now Afghanistan have always been greatly influenced either by United States or England. The Saud family, who now run Saudi Arabia, was put in power with the help of United States. Saddam Hussein was helped put in power by United States. Mohammad Karzi the president of Afghanistan was put in power by United States. These people who are putting leaders in Islamic countries
are against Islam and itâ€™s belief that is why the media portrays Islam in the most negative way possible, because the government pretty much runs the Media.
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