I suggest you to read the life of Mohammad in English or your mother language if the book exists.
You will be understand what is Mohammed offered/brought and what for?
My opinion Mohammad, at first, thought to recover Abraham's original religion. Because ancestors of Mohammad (Muhammed in Turkish and true pronouncing... U=tOUrism, a=cAnada, e=mExico) wre restores, saved the temple of Abraham and his son (by Hgara/Hacer) Ismael. Abraham and Ismael built a temple at the just near of the Well/spring which Hagar rested and drunk water there.
Current/Present name of the temple = Qabe in Mekke. The center of Islam and a holy location in Saudi Arabia. Hac/HolyTravel/HolyVisiting center of muslims.
DO NOT THINK MOHAMMAD WAS LEADER OF ARABS. THINK MOHAMMAD BUILT/FOUND A RELIGION AS INHERITANCE OF ABRAHAM'S RELIGION. THIS RELIGION DIFFERENT THAN JEWISH RELIGON BECAUSE, JEWISH LINE IS FROM ISHAK, JACOB (ISRAEL), MOHAMMAD'S LINE FROM ISMAEL. THINK THIS: ISLAM CONTINUES FROM MOSES.
If you think about above factors as unprejudiced; you will be able to undersand Muhammed and Qouran as more easly or less difficultly.
ISLAM'ic history and traditions, laws, rules, concepts are not the center of Islam. For example; KINGDOM is not originally Islamic, Qouran does not decsribe leadership of Islam as King. Originally, Qouran is very near to REPUBLIC!? That is a pradox for present islamic countries. Because, except Al Qadea, most of deep-islam jihad leaders and finansors are kings or sheyhs/sultans, amirs etc.
Only, saudi arabia origined jihad organisation is Al Qaeda defends Rebublic against Kingdom.
The USA, who claims democracy and freedom for the world, supports KINGDOM (dynasty/minority state) in Arabia, its enemy Al Qaeda supports REPUBLIC (public/majority state) in Arabia (istead of Kingdom). !?
If you support baddness/defatizm/exploitation/injustice in muslim lands and if you steal their oils resources, historical values, money, mine/minerals and labor efforts for example by using Aramco, Shell, texaco, exon etc. and weapon companies,
Also, if you do an attack against their religion/beliefs in addition to above evil actions
of course Al Qaede comes, strikes, cut your head!?...
Do not do wrong thing, do good things and demand/wait from muslims they do good responce/behavior against to you...
Think, what for Arabs do not think to cut heads of china/ajan people but they want to cut heads of americans or jews!? America is about 10000 kilometers away from IRAQ but America wants to get control in IRAQ, what for!? Of course, somebodies strike amracans for this.
If you want to kill/press somebodies in far, it is possible, somebodies will be able to come to -find- you and kill you or press your head.
Please remeber: Islam is in/comes from Qouran.
After reading the life of Prophet Muhammed. read English transtaltion of Qouran.
Without reading Qouran, do not have a final opinian about islam/muslims.
Muslims think: All people/nations of the World are equal, have equal value, ablsolutely. But a superiority/advancement/highvalue/regarding comes from Islamic performance.
Mohammad had said also qouran says, "science and scientists" are more value than ordinary muslim worshippers. So, anybody must not wait a regard more than a scientist who try to find sometings for servicing human life, civilizations, people (in order to make live more easy, with more healty etc.)
Islam is the first major religion in scale of restful/regarding to Science.
(Muhammed had said: "Even If the science is in China, bring/take it to here".)
Other anecvestor-words of muslims (specially Turkish muslim proverb):
"I would/might be slave of who teaches me one letter, for 40 years.)
Do not forget, Algebra and other mathematical developments and medical science was come to Europe, from Arabia and Turkistan! While Europe was orthodox, catolic; and Arabia and Turkistan were muslims.
(in 800-900 years after christ).
Toilets/WCs were not being used/found in Europe, also European people dont know bath (washing,bath rooms) before Turks come to Europe. Because Toilet cabins, rooms and washing/bath is forced in ıslam religion. Muslim must be cleaned before worshipping to Allah by Namaz. (5 times in one day.)
I think i could explain advantages and servicing of Islamic rules in present human live and civilizations.
Of course the teachings of Jesus, and rules of Moses have major contributions/helps to presnt human live and civilizations.
Please remember, muslims regards/respectful Jesus/Christ and Moses (and Abraham) significantly.
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