How We Regard the Wars That We Wage, Our Enemies, and Ourselves
A year ago, in the wake of the protests across the Muslim world ostensibly sparked by the Internet trailer for the film Innocence of Muslims, Aya Bratrawy and Rachel Zoll, writing for the Associated Press, collaborated on the article “An Overview about the Prophet Muhammad and Why He is So Revered by Muslims.”
The writers posed and answered five basic questions: Who is the prophet Muhammad? What is the prophet Muhammad’s role in Islam? Why are depictions of the prophet seen as heretical by most Muslims? In what ways does the prophet’s life impact Muslims today? And what is an example of a hadith?
All of the answers that the authors provided were very straightforward and relatively concise without being patently simplistic.
When I read the article, I initially thought that such an explanation was probably long overdue for many American readers. I recalled President Bush’s seeming ignorance of…
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