Misconception about Islam #2

(2) Islam is obscurantist, primitive and uncivilized
            The second western misconceptions concerning Islam are “Islam is obscurantist, primitive and uncivilized”. The western believed that Islam prohibits Muslims to understand something by being obscurant and Islam is being old-fashioned and in the state of non- developing. The westerners believed that Islamic teaching restricts the Muslims to learn things outside the religion hence staying in the state of not following the current era. This misconception may occur due to the believed that from the time Islam was conveyed until nowadays, no development occurs due to Muslim still stuck on only learn things from Quran and Sunnah. Allah mentioned in surah Al-Hijr verse 10
“Verily, We Ourselves have sent down this Exhortation, and most surely We will be its Guardian”

This verse of the Holy Quran promises that its text has been safe-guarded in its original form by a divine plan for all times to come.
The misconceptions that stated Islam is uncivilized are based on false understanding about Islam. There are a lot of verses mentioned in Quran and hadith that Islam emphasize harmonic environment. As an example, the Quran stated that if two peoples arguing with each other there is indeed someone must be a person who can comfort them and avoid the arguing to become last longer. Furthermore, in one hadith from Abu Ayyub al-Anshari : Rasulullah S.A.W said :
“It is not right for a man to abandon his brother for more than three days". (Bukhari, Muslim).
It is clear that Islamic teaching encourage us to find the best way and be with each other in mutual consent. Moreover, Quran also reminded us to become more conscious on someone who can use any knowledge that they have in order to create a great mischief among their communities that can lead to separateness. As in surah Ali-Imran verse 78:
 “There is among them a section who distort the Book with their tongues: (as they read) you would think it is part of the Book; and they say, “”That is from Allah,” but it is not from Allah: it is they who tell a lie against Allah, and (well) they know it!

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