Common Misconceptions About Islam
Top 10 Myths About Islam
Islam is a widely-misundertood religion. Those who are unfamiliar with the faith often have misunderstandings about its teachings and practices. Common misconceptions include that Muslims worship a moon-god, that Islam is oppressive against women, or that Islam is a faith that promotes violence. Here we bust these myths and expose the true teachings of Islam.
Most Muslims are Arabs?
While Islam is often associated with the Arab world, fewer than 15% of Muslims are actually Arab. Here you can find additional statistics about the diverse Muslim population of the world, now numbering nearly one-fifth of humanity.
The Crescent Moon is a Symbol of Islam?
The Christians have the cross, the Jews have the star of David, and the Muslims have the crescent moon, right? What is the history behind the crescent moon symbol? What does it symbolize or mean? How and when did it become associated with the faith of Islam? Is it a valid symbol for the faith?