It's not easy to explain an entire religion in a short amount of time, but we worked to do that in the video you see here.
Islam is extensive and complex, as are other religions. Its practices are governed by two forms of knowledge.
“We believe that God has created two types of guidance for humanity: a guidance from within which is human intellect -- and the guidance from without which is the role of the prophets,” said Imam Ibrahim Kazerooni of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.
We've created this series to explore the lives of Muslims in metro Detroit. Over several weeks and through a number of short videos, we'll profile several Muslim Americans and help to explain their religion.
Our intent here is to build bridges in the community by exploring the fear that exists among some non-Muslims. In the video clips we share, you'll meet metro Detroit neighbors who are nurses, lawyers and community leaders. There are parents and grandparents who believe they have been the target of hatred and violence because of their religious beliefs.