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No, it's apostacy

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Submitted by Jason (United States), Nov 15, 2012 at 14:22

If it is not found in the Koran, it is not binding and has no place in Islamic practice. Keeping the sexes separate is a purely Arabic custom based on their cultural homosexuality. In a truly Islamic place of worship, all are able to worship together. This is especially important for the spiritual development of the family. Also, when Dad, Mom, and the kids all go to worship together, it acts as a brake on extremism. Just look at Christian practice. Worship has always been a family event. That is why Christianity was never subject to the level of extremism Islam is subject to today.

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