The correct way to form an opinion

There are two ways by which one could form an opinion about Islam: 

The first one is to form an opinion about Islam by studying its (authentic) sources (namely, the Qur’an and Sunnah). The second way is to form opinions off personal experiences that are either based on incomplete information or on anti-Islamic propaganda. The first method is not only based upon the correct principles of investigation but also on the values of justice and fairness, which the second method lacks.

Unfortunately, it appears that most people have adopted the second way to form our opinions. Consequently, Islam, which (according to its authentic sources) is a religion of mercy, appears to be peace-averse when seen through poor investigation and mal-intended, anti-Islamic propaganda.

English translation by Muaaz Gabbur

  1. Faiz Tariq left a comment on July 20, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Masha Allah, Barakallahu Feekum wa Jazakumullahu Khairan, Sadaqta ya Shaykh. Indeed people speak about that of which they have no knowledge, which is devastating. But the truth shall always prevail for it is based upon evidences no matter how hard they try to falsify.

  2. Iqbal Tariq left a comment on July 20, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Subhan Allah. Very well said indeed!!! People have this tendency of judging Islam on the basis of its followers. But the case should be reverse. Allah has given us a clear criteria in Islam and one should be judged according to that. Its absolutely unfortunate but true that most people have adopted the practice of forming opinions without even understanding what Islam is all about.

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