i want to see you for who you really are

Q: I am planning a trip to the middle east and would like to learn more about Islam.  My main objective is to learn the facts about Islam and not what is perpetuated in the media.  Do you have suggestions for good resources or someone I could correspond with to learn more?


Time: Saturday April 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm

A: Our audiance members are welcome to share their ideas.

As for myself, treat others as you would like to be treated. This would reduce half your anxiety. Middle Easterners, Africans, etc are humans like others. They share the similar likes and dislikes:  emotions like all, love their children,  love family, dislike rudeness, share similar passions, foods, etc. Yes, from the outside it all may look different.  Bottom-line, each of us are not as different in our basic needs. We all wanted to be treated with appreciation, love and respect.

Let us know how your trip went. Wishing you a great as well as an enlightened journey.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

One response to “i want to see you for who you really are

  1. Cordoban Cowboy

    I concur with what the Imam said, and I would add that if it is Islam you want to learn about, original sources are just as important as getting to know Muslims and what they believe and how they practice. Mainly the Qur’an, the sayings, actions and life of the prophet Mohammed(pbuh) and the influential scholars have shaped the understanding and practice of the religion throughout time.

    I don’t know how deep your study will go, but original texts are important.