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Response...ISLAM'S 'RELIGION' STATUS

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Submitted by Aamir Ali Ansari (Pakistan), Aug 31, 2007 at 16:23

I am a regular visitor of this site and try to contribute positively in the discussions and comments...I would like to salute danielpipes.org for giving equal chance to both sides of the issues....

This is unfortunately true that West is giving second or no priority to their religion...Their religion is simply visiting churches and their worship places and donot practice their teachings in their real life. That is why we can see that family structure is beginning to collapse in western societies..Religion is just a formality or association..nothing more than that. Since there is decreased number of religous citizens they are finding difficult to gather forces to fight against muslims in their lands. In the name of culture and civilization there are only few who can prepare themselves to fight with Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran and sacrifice their lives.

The main difference between Muslims and non Muslims are their approaches..Muslims believe that every thing should be with in religious boundaries..even if they are living in western society they struggle hard to perform their basic practices..That is why they cannot dissolve in western societies infact they tend to maintain their seperate identity.

Banning Islam is not valid and not at all possible..Since west is having good terms with most of the middle east nations..doing business with muslims and having trade in most populous muslim countries..they are unable to go to that extreme.

When discussing islam there is so much stress on "Jihad" that every one is so affraid of a common muslim that the perception is that every bearded muslim is a terrorist..which I personally feel is disgusting and unacceptable..

For the fellows i want to clarify the basic requirement of being muslim that he should beleive in

1-Oneness of Allah swt (God)
2- Angels of Allah swt
4-Books of Allah swt (Including Bible which according to Quran is true (in its original form) but invalid after reveletion Quran)
3- Prophets of Allah ( Including Jesus...important we strongly beleive that Jesus was just a messenger of Allah)
4-Day of Judgement (When Allah will settle all disputes and will punish those who denied Allah or considered anyone having similar powers of Allah (Shirk))
5-Power of doing good or evil..and every thing that happened around us is in control of Allah...

All above teachings have nothing offensive against non muslims...infact when Jews and Christians are considered..their prophets are of utmost important to us..thats why we cannot humiliate the prophets the way Christians and Jews do..

This is surprising to see that non muslims are well aware of Islamic laws and Sharia...but the only problem is that they have their minds fixed on single concept that Islam is something unacceptable. West must change this attitude to avoid further disturbance in the world. West should also avoid clashes with muslims around the world..which is doing nothing but churning out more terrorists..

Submitting....

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