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What Muslims need to understand

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Submitted by Josh (United States), Oct 23, 2011 at 22:09

A lot of people belonging to diverse set of religions pray not five but hundreds of times in a day. They close their eyes, cross their hearts and say a few nice words of thanks and prayer. Most of the times they do not have to disrupt their work (let alone leave the work place). I think Hertz corporation was right in firing the people who are refusing to clock out for prayers. From a secular standpoint, praying a multiple number of times in the middle of the workday is inconvenient. Refusing to clock out for these prayers is completely objectionable.

Muslims should understand that spirituality does not demand that dogma be followed blindly. Any spiritual act that inconveniences others too much and too often cannot remain spiritual for too long.

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