It was Islamic injunctions which first spurred the great advancements made during the Islamic Golden Age from the 8th to the 13th century. Many are quick to point out though, how today, Islamic nations seem to have fallen into Dark Age depths.
The lack of access to the words of the religions masters and founders enabled religious leaders to distort the teachings of these towering figures to reflect their own ideologies.
Finally, Islamic apologetics is a necessary aspect of the experience of being a human being. No matter what religion you come from, we are all commanded by the prophets before us to spread goodwill to our neighbors and strangers. That is the essence of being Muslim, that is the essence of being Christian, and that is most definitely the essence of being human.
ISIS needs success. And it needs it now.
There is no better candidate than Muhammad, no one in fact that comes even close, in terms of fulfilling Jesus's promise of the Spirit of Truth who would bring forth a new revelation from God.
The story began when Prophet Mohamed made his "Exodus" with his followers from the tyranny of his tribe, Quraish, in Mecca
More Trumped-Up Charges Against Muslims or Just Business-As-Usual in the Land of Populist Faithcraft?
Pick your epithet: Pope Francis may either be hypocritical 'wall builder', as one trumpeting jingo recently inferred, or else 'great bridge builder' as implied by an ancient Roman attribution.
Islamophobic politicians, activists and media paint the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as violent, cruel and cold-hearted. However, those who've studied the teachings of the Prophet come to realize that Muslims are often very poor representatives of their faith.
The visit of the Christians of Narjan to the city of Medina in 631 CE is perhaps the most important noted interfaith interaction between Christians and Prophet Muhammad.
Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine, named after the Tunisian city 'Tataouine,' is a harsh environment much like the ancient city of Mecca. Luke would look out in to the wilderness and ponder over his purpose much like the Prophet Muhammad did in the seventh century.
Muslims claim their religion teaches peace, harmony, love and goodness while the actions of some so-called adherents to the faith prove contrary. How can it be that on the one hand, the religion teaches good while some Muslims commit evil?