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Being a decent person for a muslim is not enough, he must follow Islam as well.

Reader comment on item: [Moderate] Voices of Islam
in response to reader comment: "No person can be a muslim if he is not an examplary human being" ???

Submitted by Hamid Mahmood (Oman), Sep 30, 2007 at 16:54

Dear Klew,

Yes, one has to be a very nice human being to be a muslim. What I meant was that Muslim is one who submits his will to Allah. That means who obeys Allah. So once a person is muslim it is not possible that he will not be a down to earth a decent human being. if a muslim is not like that he is not a muslim. Geting birth in a muslim home does not make one a muslim. It is his acts which make him mulim.

Moreover, simply being a nice human being is not sufficient for a muslim. A muslim does not do many acts which in the western world are decent ways. Like prostitution is no bad for a lady, she is sex labour. Men and women living together and having children with out marriage, marriage in same sex, drinking, gambling, taking interset on investments, pornography, ladies wearing dresses which hardly covers their bodies etc etc. These acts are not practiced by a muslim. If he does, he gets out of the boundary of Islam may he be a decent person otherwise ( in western society).

May Allah show you the right path,

Hamid Mahmood


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