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Introduction

Before we proceed, the purpose of this website is not to promote Islam but to create awareness and clear misconception about Islam and Muslim. Thus sustaining harmony with all section of people in the society.

Problems Faced by Muslims

While people believe that Islamophobia is not real, Muslims have been experiencing considerable change in the behaviour of people due to provoked negativity. False reports and rumours spread as propaganda against Muslims by news and social media is an important reason for this.

People feel uncomfortable to be around Muslims. While travelling they prefer not to be seated next to Muslims and look at them suspiciously. When going through security Muslims have to go through extra levels of checking. Landlords are hesitant to rent their houses to Muslims. In fact, realtors seriously believe that promoting their property as ‘Vegetarian-­‐only’ will add to the market value. Muslims students feel like outcast when few in number or cast aside by fellow students.

We understand that there are many people who are against discrimination and intolerance. This message is for those people too who might change their opinion influenced by the negativity around them and also for those already influenced by it.

The reasons why the problem exists

One of the major reasons forthis hurtful prejudice is, blindly believing what the media shows. Stories and rumours are cooked up to manipulate people for political and monetary gains. Lack of knowledge has lead to misbelief that Muslims are violent and oppressive as portrayed by themedia and in movies. Prejudice also created because of a few misguided who call themselves Muslims and do evil acts of crime and terror against humanity in the name of religion .

Some people become a part of spreading hatred by believing what they see or read or hear, without proof or checking the facts, and sharing it with others.Few Muslims sometimes share stories provoking hatred in the society. They should refrain from doing so.

It is sad that Islam is falsely associated with terrorism; while the religion’s true essence is peace.

“If anyone murders an innocent person, it will be as if he has murdered the whole of humanity. And if anyone saves a person it will be as if he has saved the whole of humanity.” Quran 5:32

‘Jihad’ is misconstrued as Islam promoting terrorism, inversely it stands for the struggle towards one’s awful conscience in this materialistic world. In other ways Jihad referred to struggle with oneself to lead a better life, to stay away from un-wise activities and to do the right thing such as being good with elders & parents, charity, caring about others etc.

What’s the practical solution

We live in a country that is known for being one of the most secular in the world; a home to people of all religion and beliefs, languages and cultures;united despite the diversity. But how true is this today? There is no denying the religious conflicts. We had to learn the hard way that unity is fragile.

The whole concept of intolerance is misconstructed. Who are we to tolerate anyone? This country is as much a home to me as it is to anyone else; regardless of the caste and creed .

Within the comforts of our homes and our place of worship, we can be what we choose to be; Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists etc. But when we close our doorsbehind us and
Step out, we should focus on being good, law-­‐abiding citizens living in harmony working to make this world a better place.

It is only possible when you are open-­‐minded. We should educate ourselves and our families about the different religions and traditions and be accepting that their role in this country is as important as yours.

The next time you come across a piece of misleading information about Muslims, before jumping into conclusions, reach out to us. Know what a true practising Muslim is. Know what the Qur’an has to say about peace, humanity, other religions, etc.

Do not let ignorance cloud your judgement. Gaining knowledge about Islam will not interfere with your identity and religion. We are here to help create awareness and educate those who are misinformed. Visit our website we will help you with all your queries.

Muslims should also be more welcoming of other communitiesin their occupational and educational institutions without limitations. And also welcome them if they are curious to find out what a Madrasa or Masjid is, or what Qur’an or Namaz or Ramadan isWe. should learn about their traditions and beliefs too.

Clear your doubts

Let us work together to create religious harmony in our nation by not only practising our own religion but also learning to respect other religions. Pledging to never misuse the religion to create disharmony in our society. Religious Harmony is the basis for peace and prosperity in our multi-­‐ religious and multi-­‐cultural India.

Most of the time people assume that Muslims are conservative, with dominant men and oppressed women, they confuse the concept of Jihad with terrorism, Hijab and rules of Talaq are incorrect. For instance, the concept of instant Triple Talaq is alien to Qur’an. It actually is done in a course of 3 months in hopes to mend relationships and in any case, it is not unjust to women.

Likewise Hijab means wearing an outer garment that prevents exposing to others. Face can be open and they can choose any design and colours like any other dress. Few women cover their face, and it is their personal choice.

Clear all your doubts by visiting our website. We are here to help you with your queries, so you can know your Muslim brothers and fellow citizens better.

There is an atmosphere of hatred and intolerance in the world today. We should do our part to restore peace and harmony and make strong the foundation of humanity and brotherhood.This campaign to create awareness and stop biases and prejudices against the religion by passing true message through our website.

What Quran Says?

Islam aims at peace of society and strengthening communal harmony, it has fostered this relationship and has declared that all human being from the single male and female. Allah, the Most High, says, “O mankind! Indeed We have created you from male and female.” (surah al-hujurat ayat:13).

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Show mercy towards all on this Earth, the one who is above the Heavens will bestow mercy on you” (Sahih Bukhari). Indeed, the Qur’an describes Prophet Muhammad as “a source of mercy to all creation” (21:108)

“*Worship God and associate nothing with Him, and treat with excellence your parents, and relatives, orphans, the needy, the near neighbor, the further neighbor, the companion at your side, the traveler, and the slaves*” (4:36).

Prophet (pbih) stated, “Beware! Whoever is cruel and hard on a non-Muslim minority, curtails their rights, burdens them with more than they can bear, or takes anything from them against their free will; I (Prophet Muhammad) will complain against the person on the Day of Judgment.” (Sahih Abu Dawud).

Conclusion:

As we find ourselves living in a global village, where all must collaborate and cooperate for the common good of humanity. The Prophet Muhammad said, “All creatures are one family dependent upon God. Whoever treats the creation of God the best, is loved by God the most” (al-Bayhaqi). 14