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The word Muslim and our dear Shahriar

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in response to reader comment: dhimmi no more, no need to be condescending. Definition of Muslim-

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Oct 8, 2007 at 07:16

Our dear Shahriar wrote:

You are right in that I am not an Arab. However, I am not a Pakistani either.

And are you aware that islam is the religion of the arabs only, at least this is what the Qur'an really says.

Muslims are far more culturally diverse than you may suspect. :)

Still it does not change the fact that islam is the religion of the arabs. And are you aware of the rule of your native language and its link to your culture (The Whorf-Sapir hypothesis)? which means that you have more in common with Hindus than you would have with the Arabs!

And I hope I do not sound like a proselytizer or Islamic revivalist (tablighee), because that was not my intent at all.

If you are not then why do you repeat the same nonsense that we hear from ignorant Paki/Tablighees?

You sound like a learned man, and I ain't no scholar, so I won't quibble with you. Anyway, here is a reference for the definition of Muslim that I provided: " Literally, the word means "one who submits to God)" " http://www.answers.com/topic/muslim ie: servants to the will of God.

No if you are to provide me with a reference learn to use Arabic language dictionaries and stop quoting these tendentious and really poor Pakistani web sites. Is this asking for too much? So here is your home work for today and it is: find the meaning of the following words in a dictionary:

1. Yislam

2. Yistaslim

You will be surprised

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