From a Muslim convert to all seekers of truth.
Almost never do non-Muslims study Islam until they have first exhausted the religions of their exposure. Only after they have grown dissatisfied with the religions familiar to them do they consider Islam. We perceive shortcomings in the religions of our exposure, and look elsewhere. And the ultimate “elsewhere” is Islam. Despite the fact that Muslims comprise one-fourth to one-fifth of the world’s population, non-Muslim media smears Islam with such horrible slanders that few non-Muslims view the religion in a positive light. Hence, it is normally the last religion seekers investigate.
Laurence Brown, MD is an ordained interfaith minister and the author of several books of comparative religion. His adventure novel The Eighth Scroll became Kindle bestseller in several categories on Amazon.