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A Note On Islamic Culture

It is not uncommon to hear negative things about Islam from the non-Muslims. The media has portrayed a very hateful picture of the religion Islam and that is why, most people are against this religion. However, if you do research on Islam or if you talk to an Islamic scholar then you will realize how truthful, beautiful and sane this religion is. Islam means ‘peace’ and everything it contains is related to peace and serenity so it would be incorrect to say that it is an extreme religion.
Islamic culture is considered to be very backward and pathetic by the non-Muslims. They say that it contains lots of rules and limitations which do not motivate a person to live a happy and liberal life. However, the truth is that Islamic culture is the best culture in the world because every aspect of this culture contains things that are beneficial for the people. It does not contain any hateful or extreme rule that would destroy a person’s life.
Islamic culture gives the messages of peace, unity, equality and happiness. It contains a book called ‘Quran’ which as guidance on every aspect of life. When a Muslim follows Islamic culture he or she becomes distinguished from animals or become superior to them. Whatever Quran tells us to do have been proven beneficial scientifically. Quran is really a miracle which has amazing facts that were written hundreds of years ago and now scientists are proving them also true.
The history of Islamic Culture shows inspirational architecture, paintings, written pieces, musical verses and tapestry. There were various talented Muslims who depicted love of God in their creations. In Muslim countries, you will definitely find museums where Islamic culture and history is shown so that everyone can know how vast and beautiful this religion actually is.

Appreciating Islamic culture

Almost everywhere you go in the world today; people have a very wrong perception about the Islamic Culture. Many people think that this culture is all about violence and death. They think that it is a culture that teaches revenge and hatred. However, if anyone paid close attention to the true culture of Islam, they will learn that it actually teaches the exact opposite of these evils. It is a culture that teaches peace, love and brotherhood. It teaches forgiveness, reconciliation and unity. Unfortunately, many people are unbothered by this truth and they continue to maintain their wrong beliefs and this is why this culture is seen in a negative light by many people today.
A good number of evil minded people are taking the teachings of Islamic Culture and twisting them to suit their person selfish needs. This is why people around the world are continuously failing to understand that this culture is one of the most peaceful. For one to appreciate this culture, they have to begin by putting aside whatever stereotypes they have concerning the culture. Then they should take some time and find out from true Muslims about what their impressions of their culture are. Many true Muslims will actually express their sadness at the fact that across the whole world, Islam is misunderstood by many people.
Appreciating Islamic culture is a very vital part of human existence and this is one of the ways in which international peace can be attained. As long as people understand that the culture of Islam preaches positive and not negative things, then they can begin to stretch out a hand to reconcile with the Muslims. As long as people continue to wrongfully condemn this culture, the people from this culture will continue to feel like the rest of the world is not really listening to them but rather listening to the few misguided people who are doing evil acts in the name of Islam.