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Reader comment on item: Islamic Economics: What Does It Mean?
in response to reader comment: Boycott all Muslim Businesses , Shops , Airlines and Companies.

Submitted by Mustafa (United States), Sep 17, 2008 at 14:05

I have read the article and was able to read most of the comments, I am truly sorry to say the concepts you all hold about us Muslims are wrong. Following are some of the arguments I want to discuss regarding the topic.

I hope that all who read this is literate and rational and don't jump to conclusions like

Submitted by Tara (India), Oct 2, 2007 at 14:38

No Money to Muslims = No Terrorist Training = No Bloodshed

Well, First of all let me tell you about the article, it states that Islamic Economics is merely just a newly made branch in economics but I can prove this point false. Our Holy book the Quran has been there for more than 1400 years and I carry the concept of Islamic Economics fundamentals (Eg. Ribba (Interest) free financial trading and transparencies of contracts.... etc.) Yes the development of this subject was started a lot later then this. I would really appreciate if this article could be reinstated with this correction. And the reason why our Muslim countries are facing such Inflation is we did not follow our system but tried to adopt your system.

Secondly I am utterly discussed on the thinking of the Non Muslims that all Muslims are terrorist. Well firstly let me tell you the Arabic Meaning of the word Islam is "peace". Neither our book nor our customs and religion tells us to kill (or harm) any non Muslim unless until he says or do anything against our religion. We are not the terrorist but simply a nation which has been put into account of all that is happening in the name of terrorism. I belong to a Muslim family and believe me, not in my family or people I know supports this senseless terrorism (which is directed towards the innocents). This is basically a false accusation that Muslims are behind this act of insanity. It is clearly said in the Quran that...

We (Muslims) practice our religion while you (non-Muslims) practice yours (Explanation of a verse of the Quran)..... we will not Interfere in your Religion but we will preach you towards our religion peacefully as it is our duty to do so.... but if we find a person (Muslim or non-Muslim) doing Blasphemy, we would certainly not tolerate it.

Well, before I tell you more about any Islamic principle I would Like to clarify the real definition of Terrorism..... "An act lead to harm innocent people, to create anarchy and chaos". Don't you think what is done in Iraq, Afghanistan, Burma, Chechnya, Kashmir, Pakistan (Northern), etc. is a form terrorism from your side? They (Your Army) are killing all our Men, Raping and Killing our women. I have solid examples for this as well, if you don't believe me pls. Google the words "Dr. Afia" and you will come to know what the U.S. army is doing with us. Then after all of this if some one retaliates in the form of suicidal bombing, he is called the TERRORIST.

I am not blaming you or any other person for this mislead view but the media which has even made many Muslims believe that the reason we (Muslims) are facing this downfall is our religion, but you Know even after all this false accusation, act of aggression from your side and many more injustice from the west.

"I AM PROUDLY SAYING THAT I AM A MUSLIM".

It is just like you crucified Jesus Christ (Hazrat Essa A.S) and you are doing the same again. Killing Innocent and helpless people (Muslims).

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