TWENTY MOST COMMON QUESTIONS
In order to convey the message of Islam, dialogue and debate becomeinevitable. The Glorious Qur’an says:
"Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord, with wisdom and beautiful preaching,and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious!" [Al-Qur’an16:125]LOGICAL REPLIES CAN CONVINCE THE MAJORITY
The twenty most common questions about Islam can be answered withreason and logic. A majority of non-Muslims can be convinced with these answers. If a Muslim memorizes or simply remembers these answers,
he will besuccessful, if not in convincing non-Muslims about the complete truth of Islam, thenat least in removing misconceptions about Islam and neutralizing the negativethinking about Islam and Muslims that the non-Muslims have. A very few non-Muslims may have counter arguments to these replies, for which further informationmay be required.
MISCONCEPTIONS DUE TO MEDIA
The common misconceptions about Islam arise in the minds of a majority of non-Muslims, because they are constantly being bombarded with misinformationabout Islam. International media is mainly controlled by the western world, whetherit is international satellite channels, radio stations, news papers, magazines orbooks. Recently the Internet has become a powerful medium of information. Thoughit is not controlled by anybody, one finds a large amount of virulent propagandaabout Islam on the Internet. Of course, Muslims too are utilizing this tool to portraythe right image of Islam and Muslims, but they are far behind as compared to thepropaganda against Islam. I hope the efforts by the Muslims will increase andcontinue to be pursued.
MISCONCEPTIONS CHANGE WITH TIME
The most common questions about Islam are different in different periodsand eras. This set of twenty most common questions is based on present times.Decades earlier, the set of questions was different and decades later too, the set of questions may change depending upon how Islam is projected by the media.