5 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Being a decent person for a muslim is not enough, he must follow Islam as well.

Reader comment on item: [Moderate] Voices of Islam
in response to reader comment: "No person can be a muslim if he is not an examplary human being" ???

Submitted by Hamid Mahmood (Oman), Sep 30, 2007 at 16:54

Dear Klew,

Yes, one has to be a very nice human being to be a muslim. What I meant was that Muslim is one who submits his will to Allah. That means who obeys Allah. So once a person is muslim it is not possible that he will not be a down to earth a decent human being. if a muslim is not like that he is not a muslim. Geting birth in a muslim home does not make one a muslim. It is his acts which make him mulim.

Moreover, simply being a nice human being is not sufficient for a muslim. A muslim does not do many acts which in the western world are decent ways. Like prostitution is no bad for a lady, she is sex labour. Men and women living together and having children with out marriage, marriage in same sex, drinking, gambling, taking interset on investments, pornography, ladies wearing dresses which hardly covers their bodies etc etc. These acts are not practiced by a muslim. If he does, he gets out of the boundary of Islam may he be a decent person otherwise ( in western society).

May Allah show you the right path,

Hamid Mahmood

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Being a decent person for a muslim is not enough, he must follow Islam as well. by Hamid Mahmood

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)