“Understanding Islam” Please respond to the following questions:
- The Qurâ€™an plays a central role in Islam alongside the life and teachings of Muhammad. What is the Qurâ€™an? What is its role in the life of Muslims? According to Islam, what makes the book different from all other books of scripture (give 3 examples)?
- Islam and Muslims appear frequently in the American news media. Unfortunately, much of the coverage portrays the religion and its followers in a negative light. Choose one misunderstood Islamic issue/belief/practice often emphasized by the media. Then discuss how this issue is actually addressed/practiced in Islam. What steps could both Muslims and Westerners do to foster a better understanding of Islam in the West?