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Not every Muslim practice is related to Hindus or Hinduism...

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Submitted by M. Siddiqui (United States), Aug 24, 2009 at 01:42

Way to take things personally. When I read your post it actually made me laugh quite a bit. Do you honestly think every Muslim practice or belief is meant to be a way to put Hindus down? Because that is really a very self-absorbed way to think...

Firstly, it is not impure for Muslims to have dogs as pets. I know many, many Muslims who have dogs. The only restriction is to not allow dogs into the area where you pray. Which, if you think objectively, is quite a reasonable restriction.

Touching a woman does not make a man impure. It is a sunnah of the Prophet to exchange some form of affection with your wife everyday before leaving your house. It is also a sunnah to pray with your wife. And if you are attempting to compare women's rights in Hinduism to that in Islam...ever heard of Sati? A widowed Hindu woman is expected to burn herself along with her dead husband's corpse.

Where in the world did you hear about this "beard only" business? Most Muslim men I've met have both, but in either case what does this even have to do with anything at all? Many men, of other faiths, choose to have either a mustache or beard, both, or neither. It's really a personal choice and you can't really generalize all Muslim men by saying this.

Just because Hinduisn and Islam are different doesn't mean Muslims strive to be different from other groups of people. Have you never heard of the great amounts of similarities between Christianity, Islam and Judaism? Please, learn to look at things objectively.

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