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Perfect Islamic Utopia

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Submitted by Ahmed F. Syed (United States), Jun 26, 2003 at 07:55

Hello and peace to all

First off i'd like to start by saying that the ideology that Islam is a terroristic or otherwise violent religion is wrong. Muslims aren't perfect, Allah/God didn't mean to make man perfect. But Islam, is very straight forward and is very, very presise.

As for world history, Islam has had is share of bad times and violent rulers. Look at the clashes between the Umayyids and Abbysids. So many muslims were killed, and for what you ask? The Umayyids regarded Abbysids as non-arabs and so the Abbysid movement was initiated. But why did the Umayyids Empire start to deteriorate? Their superb empire started to decay because on internal strife (e.g. tribal conflicts, moral degradation, incompetent rulers, and anti- non arab resentments)

This was many years after the beloved Prophet Muhammed's (pbuh) death. By this time muslim rulers had accepted many unmoral practices; in a sense they weren't the magestic Caliphs of prior times. This is what is happening to the so called "muslim" countries across the world, internal discord. They are no longer as great as they used to be during the time that Europe was in the Dark Ages. Now, it seems like every Muslim PM or Amir or King is caught up in some rivalry with another muslim nation. Look at Iraq and Iran, North African countries (esp. Libya), and Saudia Arabia has enough problems of its own. The fact is that these countries have gone to the point that they are no longer as great as their predecessors. Im sure you have heard about he great revival of sciences and arts during the Umayyid and Abbyisid periods. Yet, now where have they gone? Some of these nations are again going back and taking a good look at their past. Hopefully, they won't be afraid of putting a better Islamic gov't onto their lands. Current governments are run according to mullahs and sheiks have to say, but many of them introduce some of their own man made rules and that really destroys the concept of a good Islamic gov't. The best gov't u may ask? Democracy? Yes, BUT, even that won't help. In my opinion the gov't of the Ottoman Turks was the best in Muslim history, maybe in all of world history. They regarded everyone as equals and was truely democratic. This gov't was hardly shaken during internal strifes, until its demise by western nations that swept down and replaced it with divide and conquer rules. But the way they treated everyone as equals, had a strong economy, upheld good moral values and forbad anything that was moral currupting.

This is what we need, by the way, Islam doesn't recognize slavery as a good thing, the Beloved Prophet Muhammed's (pbuh) good friend Abu Baker, (pbuh), bought and freed slaves often. Also, when u said that Christians said that slavery was wrong five hundred years ago seems to confuse me. Slavery in America existed, and i know that America isn't religiously oriented but most Americans at the time where Protestant Christians. But that doesn't make all Christians bad, just the ones that actually did the action; this is true for all beings muslim, christian, jew, atheist, right wing, left wing, whatever. As a muslim, i wish to see a good Islamic Utopian society where everyone is treated fairly and just. God willing.
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