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in response to reader comment: Opportunistic and idealist Muslims

Submitted by Vijay (United Kingdom), Sep 20, 2007 at 18:07

>Submitted by Concerned Buddhist (Lithuania), Sep 20, 2007 at 02:24

>Conservative Muslims would be another broad category, their difference from opportunistic Muslims >consists in their being more serious with the sharia at personal level and not striving towards "benefits" >offered by the modern world.

Would you call Muslims having Visa card, housing mortgage, bank accounts conservative Muslim or oppurtunistic Muslims. I call them oppurtunistic since they are all involved in interest gving r taking. Would you call a Muslim going for a female lawyer or getting a female witness to keep himself out of jail oppurtunistic or conservative. I call them opportunistic since they are giving as much credence to female witness as to males. Many of the rich Muslims are involved in investments - say for example food industry which sell pork. Unless you are in some remote parts of Pakistan or Afghanistan with no contact with the modern world, you are an oppurtunistic muslim since you are tied in with world economy which operates on interest which is riba , a sin in Islam

>Could there be another kind of "idealist Muslims", namely those who reject following the example of >Muhammed as statesman, but instead choose to follow Muhammed as "holy man"? I would answer that maybe yes, there could be such people, however as for now, unfortunately, they are depressingly few.

Unless Muslims give up Prophet Mohammed as an ideal man or sharia or calipahate , they can never fit in modern world.


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