Misconceptions about Islam

Islam does not Produce an Uneducated Society

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Islam Today I 21 Dec. 2006

Contrary to the misconception that Islam produces an uneducated society, Islam lays utmost importance to education and obtaining of knowledge.

The importance of education in Islam can be seen from the prayer given in the following verse of the Quran:

“My Lord! Increase me in Knowledge.” (20:114)

The mission of the Prophet of Islam has been introduced in the Quran at more than one place as an Instructor of the Book and giver of wisdom. Here is a verse from the Quran:

Islam does not Teach Fanaticism

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Islam Today I 10 Feb. 2007

Contrary to common belief Islam does not teach fanaticism.

What is fanaticism? It is defined by Webster as “excessive and unreasonable enthusiasm or zeal.” Used in the religious context, it connotes “religious extremism.” Zealots may act under the banner of religion, but it must be borne in mind that their actions, are the very negation of the true religious spirit.