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Depends on perspective

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Submitted by Sabrur R Soenardi (Indonesia), Apr 25, 2004 at 05:28

I would like to say, we should discuss Islamic teachings in many perspectives, not only one perspective. There are so many aspects of the Quran and the Hadits: doctrines, norms, history, cultures, politics, etc. We can't take one and leave others. In some perspective, we may find Islam as the religion of war, but what is wrong with this fact when we study Islamic history in term of classic eras?
Our duty in this time is how to practise Islamic teaching by contemporary spirit; so we can take, from Islamic heritage, what is match with modern life, or we can leave it if it is not. Our duty now is how to interpret Islamic texts, wich based on Quran and Hadits, according to the need of modern man, not acclaim them as wrong.
You can say anything you think it is right. But, what is right in your mind is not always right in many other people's. You can do anything, but it shouldn't hurt other people's feeling and heart. There are so many Moslems in the world, and their conditions of their religiosity are different each others. In my country, Indonesia, there are so many kinds of Moslems: liberal, radical, fundamental, etc., but they see nothing with Islam and its history. They accept Islam as a cultural right, a cultural heritage, which has to be appreciated responsibly. Liberal and radical Moslem have similiarity based their argumentation on Quran and Hadits. Thanks.
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