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in response to reader comment: Taj: Many things in Islam are by the (de)fault of Allah

Submitted by Taj (United States), Jun 2, 2008 at 05:00

Unlike Islam, Christianity has given up any pretensions to being a manual for all human activities.

I notice your inclination to give religions a position of anthromorphism. I would say Christianity did anything, but instead say Christians have given up considering Christianity a manual for human activities. I would agree that this is a contrast compared to Muslims, who have tended to hold their religion in greater consideration...and I do not find such tendencies (by any religious adherents) a problem per se

Islam despite 1400 years and 50 nations in existence there are no Islamic governments (were there ever?)

Yes there were, in my opinion - especially the governments of Muhammad and the first 4 Khalifah...

As to the person who poisoned him, Zainab al Harith, the prophet would have found it embarrassing to kill her after hearing her reason for poisoning.

Really? That's pretty presumptuous and yet still an example of him not punishing someone who tried to kill him...

Lastly, the citations of K.S. Lal are confined to practice of Muslims in India and is opinionated enough to reveal several inaccuracies regarding the defninition and intent of zakat and jizya...i suggest a more subjective source...same goes with Sirhindi's missive...

More to the point of fact, jizya was levied to be congruent to zakat, as levied only on males and traditionally the same amount as zakat...zakat is obligatory, not voluntary and is a pillar of islamic faith...historically the refusal to pay zakat brought about military retribution just after Muhammad died, reafirming it as an obligatory act to the Muslim world...to ascribe a percentage to zakat reveals a matter of contemporary interpretation, since the metric system wasn't around in the time of Muhammad...lol

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