Evra shared how he had been raised as a Catholic but he still admired Islam and its message. He said that he had said before that Islam was a beautiful religion which had made his father angry.
“Islam is a beautiful religion,” he said. “When my dad got to know, he was furious with me. My dad is Catholic but I still said it. For my convictions, I can go against my father, my mother and my friends,” he said…..more: thenews
Arabs are increasingly saying they are no longer religious, according to the largest and most in-depth survey undertaken of the Middle East and North Africa. The finding is one of a number on how Arabs feel about a wide range of issues, from women’s rights and migration to security and sexuality…more: bbc
This short 5 min video provides brief answers to what is Islam,what it stands for and what has been its contribution to civilization. . .
Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, this religion is vast, so enter its depth with gentleness.” Musnad Ahmad
عن أنس بن مالك قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: “إِنَّ هَذَا الدِّينَ مَتِينٌ فَأَوْغِلُوا فِيهِ بِرِفْقٍ” صحيح الجامع
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by worshiping in the mornings, the afternoons, and during the last hours of the nights.” (See Fath-ul-Bari/صحيح البخاري).
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ “ إِنَّ الدِّينَ يُسْرٌ، وَلَنْ يُشَادَّ الدِّينَ أَحَدٌ إِلاَّ غَلَبَهُ، فَسَدِّدُوا وَقَارِبُوا وَأَبْشِرُوا، وَاسْتَعِينُوا بِالْغَدْوَةِ وَالرَّوْحَةِ وَشَىْءٍ مِنَ الدُّلْجَةِ ”.
“Muslim missionaries or armies ever went to Malaysia or Indonesia. The people converted to Islam due to the high principles and impeccable character of the Muslim traders. At the moment, the worst advertisements for Islam are the countries with their selective Islam, especially where religion is used to deprive people of their rights. In fact, a society that obeys fundamentals of Islam has to be a liberal one.” more: arabnews
Not enough German high school students receive Islam religion lessons, according to a new study by the media info service Mediendienst Integration.
Around 54,000 students at 800 schools across the country currently receive Islam religion lessons, a significant increase on the 42,000 who attended such lessons two years ago, according to official statistics from Germany’s 16 state education ministries….more: dw.com
“At the end of my Ummah there will be people who will narrate to you things that neither you nor your forefathers ever heard. Beware of them and stay away from them.”.( Meaning of Hadith – Shaih Muslim)
Prophet Mohammad said, “Both in this world and in the Hereafter, I am the nearest of all the people to Jesus, the son of Mary. The prophets are paternal brothers; their mothers are different, but their religion is one.” (Bukhari)