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Reform not possible in Islam.

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Submitted by Sep (Malaysia), Jan 18, 2010 at 19:19

Islam is a fixed religion, which means that Muslims (especially the conservative ones) will not accept Reformation of any form which contradicts Islam. In Islam - Men rules and Women follows. Non-Muslims have little say in the Government, and they have right only to their own affairs (like temples and social order). The Government MUST be accordance to Islamic standard. You may hear that Muslims proclaiming that Islam is not against Democracy because there was Discussion (I forgot what it was called) during the time of Prophet. FYI, in this discussion, it will be attended ONLY by Muslims and they are supposed to be advised by Islamic religious leaders (Muallahs) who could call for Jihad against Non-Muslims at any time. Muslims have given options to Non-Muslims - Convert to Islam or Pay Jizya. Jizya is a polite word for Protection Money. You need to PAY to allowed to live and continue your beliefs, and there could still be restriction such as no celebrations outside your house etc. Also, any changes which occurs in Muslim nations could easily be toppled by Muslim Muallahs in name of Allah. Examples - electing female (Muslim) leaders for Presidency in Pakistan (Benazir Bhutto) and Indonesia (Daughter of Sukarno). Both of these leaders were brought down by conservatives because they were WOMEN. Reformation is not possible because the people were taught not to change. Muslims are taught to follow everything Muhammad done and told. In Judaism and Christianity, the people had choice on how they want to live their lives and however they choose, it will be between them and God. In Islam, that choice do not exist. Muslims do not believe in Free Will and that they have to follow what Muhammad said like some herded animals. Reformation is not possible for these people.

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