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Thank you for your initial respect..

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Submitted by Ibrahimyu (United Kingdom), Oct 23, 2006 at 18:07

I agree so much when you said you respect Islam and not Muslims.

Though, I don't want to include all Muslims in this issue. There are a lot of good Muslims around. But majority of the Muslims in this world are somehow lost. And I am even not sure if I am keeping up with what I am supposed to do.

There is not even a single country on this planet, which practise Islamic Law perfectly. But rather bundled together with all the cultures. And sometimes, the cultures are evil and forbidden.

For example, today is Eid. And I met a couple of Malaysian brothers, who were wearing what they called their cultural dress for celebrating Islam. They think it is religious to wear that beautiful and expensive shinning dress. When they don't realise, the dress they are wearing is made from silk! Something completely forbidden for them to wear.

You don't judge a religion by its followers. But if you fancy judging a religion by its follower. Then judge it on its best follower. And the best follower of Islam is Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him).

The point I want to make is. If non-Muslims are oppressed in a Muslim state, then that Muslim state has wronged. Because during the early days of Muslims in Medina, the Jews lived around the city. The Muslims provided and traded with the Jews. And in return, the Jews protected the Muslims. Both formed a circle of survival. And both lived in peace. That's what a Muslim state should treat non-Muslims living with them.


You posted a question why Muslims fear and want to debate and so on..

The answer is, Muslims fear not! They know nothing in the Quran can be wrong. That's why they are out here to defend their religion. And who told you Muslims are allowed to debate? That's not what the Prophet taught. Thr Prophet taught Muslims to do Dawah (which I'll explain in a minute).

The Prophet never taught the Muslims to go out there and deabte. Debate hurt people's feelings at times. And this is not what a Muslim should be doing. Though, as you said, there are a lot of Muslims who don't follow correct Islam. But you can't blame the religion for what its people does.

Now, Dawah. You mentioned the fact why Muslims keep on spreading Islam. Why don't they guard what they believe and stay there. Well, because that's what Allah ordered for.

But actually, Allah didn't order Muslims to spread Islam. But to do Dawah. Which meaning Invitation to Islam. And Invitation will mean spreading the message of Islam. The job of all muslims is to spread the message (invite people to come into Islam).

On the Day of Judgement, Allah won't ask the Muslim who has he converted to Islam. But Allah will ask him, did you pass on the message?

And according to Surah Asr, Chapter 103 from Quran. Dawah (invitation to Islam) is one of the four minimum requirements for ensuring paradise.

You also questioned why are the Muslims are worried about a few comments. That's because it is mentioned in the Quran. If you see evil been done in a society, stop it if you can. Otherwise, you have also wronged.

And Muslims are out here trying to correct the lies and evil comments mentioned against Islam. This is defending one's relgion.

Just tell me, if there is a thief in your neighbourhood. Why should the police bother to stop the thief if the house of the police is perfectly safe?


And regarding the quote from the pope, I don't care! But why would you not agree he has wronged, when he himself appoligised?

And remember, the late Pope John Paul II had spent his lifetime trying to improve the relationship between Muslims and Christians. And I personally respect Pope John Paul II very much! He even came to the point on agreeing that Muslims and Christians worshipped the same God. May his soul rest in peace. May he be amongst the winners. Allah says that there will be Christians and Jews who would enter paradise. Allah is the All-Knowing, the All-Just. He knows the best.


Peace be with you.

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