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Reader comment on item: [Finding Moderate Muslims:] Do you believe in modernity?
in response to reader comment: Typical Moderate Muslim

Submitted by Alia (United Kingdom), Dec 6, 2007 at 14:34

If you do not approve of the actions of the Prophet then why on earth are you a muslim? As soon as you start picking and choosing from any religion then it is no longer that religion - it is merely a set of ideas that you like and have chosen to adopt.

As for the term 'moderate muslim' , it is so patronising. I believe that i am a muslim who is a moderate PERSON but the idea of that we should all be 'good moderate muslims' suggests that Islam is flawed when followed properly. And I'm expected to agree with this idea or I'm some fanatic?

This brings me around to my first point: why on earth would any one with any sense follow a religion which they believed was inherently flawed? Surely if i thought it was flawed then I would be a fool for observing any act of worship prescribed by Islam? Any 'religion' that is flawed is clearly not from God and therefore a waste of my time as far as I'm concerned.

All i can say is that it either arrogance that has led you to believe that you know better than the man God has chosen to be his messenger or you simply don't believe in Islam ( as you cannot believe in Islam without believing in the Prophet (SAW)). Maybe there is a third option that i have missed? If you think of one, let me know?


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