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Modernization in İslam is needed.

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Submitted by SULTAN (Turkey), Jul 26, 2005 at 16:50

To be a Muslim does not mean that we have to live and dress like 1000 years ago in Arabic lands.

The reason why Muslim countries are back in every way is the way they practice İslam. Because world and life is not stable and changing continously but they do not change. But our beliefs make us stay stable. We must try to understand what is the main message in Kuran.

One little example is not eating pork. Many muslims hate pigs. I am raising 3 pigs in Turkey in the village just for fun. And some people find this normal but some tell me that this is a sin. But in Kuran it doesnt say that live pig is a bad animal. İt says that it is not healthy to eat pig .This is only a symbol. İt means we must not eat animals like dog, cat mouse etc.

Also if people found the way to make pig a healthy meat to eat we can use our brain and we can eat it. This is no sin. There are many subjects like this. Like women covering their head and body. Today muslim women must understand it the way that this messege means women must not be too open among men .But this doesnt mean that they have to cover their heads and body in the middle of summer. İf she is very old for example to cover herself is stupid. No men will be tempted anyway. We must use our brains. We must not execute two poor teenager gays like in İran.

All the words in Kuran which first doesnt make sense or sounds dangerous are explanable if you think. I can understand %10 of muslims in the world can believe in the traditional way but the other %90 must be modern muslims to the contrary of todays ratios.

The real secret is to try to be a good person.Finally unless you misunderstand,I deeply believe in İslam.And I am no way atheist. I go to mosque to pray every friday.
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