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We Need to Understand Islam… For Our Own Self Preservation

From The Translation of the Meanings by Muhammed Ibn Ismaiel Al-Bukhari, Sahih al-Bukari as translated by Muhammad M. Khan vol. 4, bk. 56, no. 2977. The prophet of Islam said, “I have been made victorious with terror.”

The words and deeds of the prophet…

These words have run red with blood for all of Islam. And so it remains today. The holy books of Islam instruct this at the core of their teaching. These are the words of Muhammad as he approached death. The words of the prophet do not change. This truth of Allah remains.

When Islam began there was no written recording of its history done at the time. The history of Islam was oral for about the first two hundred years. Are all of the events of the life of Muhammad accurate as we understand them? Do all Muslims universally accept and follow all hadiths? We cannot know what the lives of those actually involved at the inception of Islam were. All we can know what its writers left for us.

Islam is belief in the things recorded mostly in the eighth and ninth centuries. Those things are contained in the hadiths. The hadiths are the reports of the words and deeds of Muhammad. The hadiths are accepted as sacred history by hundreds of millions of Muslims. The faithful act upon those beliefs, as they understand them.


Those who teach Islam, those who communicate words of the holy books today, shape the actions of the faithful. The foundation of Islam today is the words and deeds of its founder. Islamic belief and its worldview are without question, the Quran and the hadiths. This is important for all people to understand because we are all affected by the actions of the believers. That we understand the basis of this theological belief structure is imperative for our physical safety; for our continued existence.