New Paradigm in Addressing Islamophobia: An Analytical Study Based on the Life of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
A vast number of studies have acknowledged the existence of
Islamophobia, but few have attempted to deconstruct the concept. This study
deconstructs Islamophobia into its constituent elements: hatred, hostility, and
racism against Islam and Muslims. The study seeks to shed light on some
methods applied by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in dealing with the roots of
hatred, racism, and stereotypes. This can lead members of society to practice
different forms of animosity between people based on religion, race, color, etc.
In this context, the study confirms the depth of the prophetic biography and its
ability to provide the modern world with systematic methods in dealing with its
growing problems and challenges. Based on this biography, the study proposes
solutions to the matter of Islamophobia, including the need for Muslims to
interact with the regional and international societies from a standpoint of
collaboration and engagement. This would be for the universal benefit of all
societies and humanity in general.