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    Topics regarding Islam:

    1.Explanations of myths related to the religion.

    2. Descriptions of common symbolism in Islamic texts and religious practices.

    3. A rationale for the continued study of religions, belief systems, and Islam in particular.

    any extra sites and articles would also be helpful. Please make sure that it talks about these certain topic.

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    As you explore this complex topic, I notes and resources. If you require more data, please send as a new posting:

    First of all, as you explore myths about this religion, it seems like the media and post 9/11 fears seem to propel many of them. Some of these myths and false stereotypes include misconceptions include that Muslims oppress women, worship a moon-god, and that Islam promotes violence. One author further lists ten of them:

    As you further explore common symbols, you might look at how the star and crescent seem to denote the most prolific ones used to represent Islam. Research shows that "It features prominently on the flags of many countries in the Islamic world, notably Turkey and Pakistan. Surprisingly, the symbol is not Muslim in origin. Rather, it was a polytheistic icon adopted during the spread of Islam, and its use today is sometimes controversial in the Muslim world. The crescent and star are often said to be Islamic symbols, but historians say that they were the ...

    Solution Summary

    Islam facts and misconceptions are clarified using research.