The Best of Inside Islam Here on Earth

All this week Here on Earth is rebroadcasting some of the best of the Inside Islam radio series.

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Understanding Islam through the Prophet

Muhammad in Arabic

On the last Inside Islam Radio show, the topic was the Prophet Muhammad’s relevance to the world today. After spending some time in the Middle East this summer and then recently seeing again the film “The Message,” I realized  that people do not know that much about the Prophet Muhammad. One cannot truly understand Islam without knowing about the Prophet and his centrality in Islam.

Even though it has been almost 9 years since the September 11th attacks and the United States is now at war with two Muslim countries, many still do not understand Islam. However, part of this lack of understanding stems from what people know or think that they know about the Prophet Muhammad. Moreover, there is a tendency to base their knowledge of Islam and the Prophet on the violent actions of a few Muslims.  Continue reading