Being a born Muslim and not knowing the struggle of seeking and struggling for religion through the path of what is wrong or right is actually a privilege. We get a life time to learn about our own religion which is inherited and we work on that. Still a lot of us including do not know a tad and it’s an embarrassment.
Although many people are curious souls and want to know and learn about what others belief. They want to know what made them what they are , what inspires them religiously. But I find it weird when people and elders say that you should not learn about other religions . Why ? I believe that there is no harm in that . A lot of good things actually happen to you when you seek knowledge and trust me , If you go out in a library and read a Bible or Bhagavad Geeta , it will definitely not turn you against your religion 😀
1. You become a better person
The thing is quite small , but it makes a bigger difference. You feel better when you know that half of the myths are not true. A few days back , I read an article that was about the myths about Shia people. And I am embarrassed that half of them I thought was true. If only I wouldn’t have opened the link to seek about the truth my whole life would be a lie .
2. You know your worth
“Islam is a complete code of life”, we all know. Why? How? Not much. Learning about other religions and beliefs actually make you feel worthy and blessed. You compare your own to others’ and realize how much you are given , and without much struggle.
3. Better understanding
If you live in a place where you have friends belonging to other religions and beliefs you would want to understand their’s a little better. Why ? Just ask yourself , you sure would want them to know about yours and how it is not terrorism and killing innocent children , don’t you? Then maybe a little effort from you can only get your friends a little closer to you. Its kind of becomes necessary when you come from a place where even talking about other religion is haraam :/
4. It will NOT turn you into an atheist:
Asking questions, learning about others, even reading or understanding another holy book can never ever turn you into an atheist . No it won’t , no matter how much you argue nothing will turn you into an atheist or anything else unless you yourself are willing to.
by: Zehra A Ghaffar ( A self proclaimed writer)